Gold bugs have done a lot of crying, rending of clothing, and gnashing of teeth in recent weeks as gold as swooned. It’s worse this morning as golds price sinks even a little below the levels on these charts. At the same time there’s been lots of gloating and cheering among mainstream media types who hold the yellow metal in low regard.
In his usual colorful style, CNBC commentator Rick Santelli joins Jim on the Financial Sense Newshour to clear up the confusion on a number of hot-button issues. First, he explains why austerity—without applying all the necessary ingredients, like reform—hasn't worked in Europe or elsewhere.
In this special interview with Oxford’s Oliver Inderwildi airing Thursday, Jim and his guest discuss the numerous dynamics of oil and economic growth—what Jim defines as the Petro Business Cycle—and how this relates to riots in Syria, whether non-conventional sources of oil can solve our energy needs, and a number of other factors.
Seems like hardly a week goes by now, without at least one international think tank or commentator talking about lofty-looking Canadian realty prices and the over-exposure of Canadian banks and taxpayers via the CMHC underwriting of high leverage loans.
The Wise Sages of Ancient days used to say, “The fate of a Liar, is that nobody believes him, - even when he’s speaking the truth!” Such is the predicament of Japan’s propaganda artists, including the Prime Minister, the Finance minister, and central bank chief, who are all trying to cover-up their boldest scheme yet, to crush the value of the Japanese yen, against the currencies of its major trading partners.
In this recent hard-hitting interview with Financial Sense Newshour, successful entrepreneur and twice presidential candidate Steve Forbes likens Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke to a blind astronomer, says quantitative easings, or “QE’s”, should be called “Titanics,” while also warning listeners of impending wealth taxes now used in France and elsewhere.
After a brief consolidation in March and April, industrial stocks and the transports are headed back towards their highs or higher. 3M Co, Union Pacific, Honeywell Intl, Boeing Co, Deere & Co, GATX Corp, CSX Corp, Kansas City Southern, Alaska Air, Norfolk Southern, and many other mid- and small-cap companies within the sector are touching all-time highs or breaking out.