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Oil is plunging again, this time in the wake of OPEC's inability to limit its members' production. The US dollar, meanwhile, is up on the divergence between Fed tightening and ECB/BoJ/BoC easing.
Everybody who's owned gold and silver mining shares through a couple of cycles has their favorite story of the stock that took off and ran away. There was Glamis Gold, which rose from $1 to $40 in the space of a few years before selling...
The bull market that wouldn't end finally has. In a brutal day that just kept getting worse, US stocks followed Asia and Europe into the deflationary vortex.
After nearly three decades of stagnation, Japan in 2013 went all-in, ordering its central bank, the Bank of Japan, to buy pretty much every bond on the market with newly-created yen. The BoJ's balance sheet -- a rough proxy for the amount...
The whole "market economy" thing is turning out to be a little trickier than China's dictators expected. To set up the story: After the 2008 crash the country borrowed about $15 trillion (an amount that dwarfs the US Fed's quantitative...
Sprott Asset Management’s Rick Rule is one of the smartest guys in the resource investing world — and one of the most reasonable — which has made his interviews of the past few years a little disconcerting. Along with the obligatory...
When talk turns to what might derail today's debt-driven "recovery," the big names and easy stories get most of the attention: China with its soaring debt, volatile equities and heavy-handed intervention; Japan with its stratospheric debt...
Fear and greed are both getting a serious workout lately, but Monday will be even more fun than usual because of two big stories that hit over the weekend. First, Greece decided to put the draconian demands of its European creditors to a...
History teaches that long trends end only when everyone is finally convinced that they’ll keep going. Maybe no trend in modern times has been as convincing as interest rates. The yield on long-term Treasury bonds, for instance, has been...
China, India and Russia are accumulating a lot of gold, but they’re virtually alone. Traditional money managers, for a variety of reasons, view the metal as neither a viable investment (because it doesn’t pay interest) nor a substitute for...
Throughout history the ruling class has always sought to own gold and silver because they represent purity and longevity.

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