Only Four Years Left on the Ten-Year Deleveraging Cycle
Jim is pleased to welcome back A. Gary Shilling PhD, President of A. Gary Shilling & Co., an economic consulting firm and a registered investment advisor. Gary and Jim cover an array of topics, including manufacturing, banking, education, housing, technology, debt and inflation.
After posting another new high last week, stocks were taking a breather during Monday’s session. The primary catalyst came out of China.
There is a fairly regular pattern to how the market behaves during what is called the "four-year election cycle." Currently, the pattern suggests a market peak in April, followed by a bottom in late August, before a strong year-end rally.
US Banks Not Exposed to Russia
Gold price trading in London kept bullion prices in a 2-day range between $1330 and $1340 per ounce Thursday morning, while Ukraine's Crimea crisis continued to dominate headlines ahead of tomorrow's much-awaited US jobs data. Trading some 1.5% below Monday's new 4-month
Japan Is Vulnerable – There Is No Safe Haven to Hide
Jim welcomes back Axel Merk, Founder and Portfolio Manager at Merk Investments LLC. Axel sees the biggest threat to the markets as a “successful” monetary policy that leads to growth, but also higher interest rates. He contends the US economy and government cannot afford...