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Predicting business trends is dangerous, particularly on the Internet and particularly when you put a time frame on it. So although it doesn’t come as a surprise to us, even we wouldn’t have put such a bearish call on the recent jobs numbers that came out for December last week. Sure, we knew the numbers […]

We’ve said it before, and we’ll keep saying it as long as there are people who need the benefit of gold in their savings portfolios and retirement accounts: Gold is historically one of the best hedges against inflation and currency mishaps. Gold serves as an insurance policy against the crashes and collapses that the world […]

The year ends on a high note for equities after a year (years, actually) of being bolstered by Federal Reserve giveaways, a.k.a. Quantitative Easing. This unprecedented level of market interference by the Fed is supposedly being stepped down, or “tapered”, beginning next month as the market tries to figure out what a new normal might […]

Although we start this week’s Market Update on a down note, stick with us. For on this holiday season, it ends cheery… With the market accepting the latest “official” figures on GDP and unemployment at face value, with most shrugging off last week’s news from the Federal Reserve that it intends to begin tapering Quantitative […]

With each passing day, there is more and more speculation in the markets that China is accumulating and holding more gold than they’re letting on. China reports official reserves to the International Monetary Fund, but the nation is far from transparent on the real extent of their reserves. With just some simple math and extrapolation, […]