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July 4, 1998

Stocks continued sideways last week as the ongoing, multi-week distribution phase of the equities mania continued apace with enlightened pros dumping shares on the benighted masses who constitute the buying segment of the market.

July 2, 1998

We spent the last week in Europe discussing some of the analysis and conclusions of our first edition of The Gold Book Annual with several central banks in Europe as well as some producers, dealers, and the World Gold Council management in Geneva.

July 1, 1998

The Yen Fundamentals

June 29, 1998

An article appearing in the Wall Street Journal last week heralded the return of the speculative mania, stating that "exuberance is back." The article made reference to last week's surge of several broad market indices as they shook off the be

June 25, 1998

Having grown accustomed to steadily rising rates of inflation over the better part of 20 years, Americans have been inculcated with the belief that inflationary trends pose the only threat to economic stability.

June 24, 1998

Thrilling upside behavior. .

The dollar has been in a three-year bull market. It has moved massively against the yen and the exchange rates of many of the world's emerging economies. Lastly, the Asian economies it has rallied against have now entered serious recessions.

June 23, 1998

The internet has established itself as the truly rising star of human communication that people have dreamed of since spoken and written words were first exchanged.

June 21, 1998

The preternatural strength of U.S. stocks these days comes down to one disquieting fact: most investors don't know what else to do with their surplus cash.

June 20, 1998

The Dow and the Chicago Bulls exit with a flourish

June 18, 1998

With the continual drop in the price of gold the question as to WHO IS BUYING ALL THE GOLD has to be raised yet again, I would like you to consider the following hypothesis:

June 17, 1998

A banker asked a Native American for collateral for a loan of $500, and the Native American said he had no idea what collateral was. Asked if he had any property, the Native American said, "No, only 20 horses." The banker accepted the horses as collateral.

June 16, 1998

The interest being paid on the national debt is about a billion dollars per working day. It is being paid, ultimately, to the bankers, because the bankers are the source of our money.

June 8, 1998

Late last year the Swiss government made the startling announcement that it may sell more than half of its gold reserves.

June 6, 1998

Interesting developments have occurred in the leading global stock market indices since we made our last market comments.

The venerable Winston Churchill once observed, "The farther back one looks, the further in the future one may see." On the other hand a sage saw of Wall Street asserts "History repeats, and history doesn't repeat… with equal frequency.

June 4, 1998

In a way, China led the devaluation parade, having cut the yuan 70% against the dollar in 1994 after five previous devaluations in the last 13 years.

June 1, 1998

Bank credit is the single most important element behind the economic stability—or instability—of nearly every country in the world under the control of a central bank. This truism is more true here in America than in any other country.

We have previously noted that money has a political, as well as economic, significance. In a letter to "Colonel" House, Franklin Roosevelt acknowledged that certain financial powers have owned the United States government since the days of Andrew Jackson.

How large can a bubble grow before it bursts? Farther than you think. And there need not be a fatal pinprick that makes it burst. And when it bursts, the crash that ensues can be deeper and more discontinuous than you could ever imagine.

May 30, 1998

Orders for Computers, Communications Equipment, and Semiconductors

May 29, 1998

It does not occur anywhere near frequently enough, but when it does, the objective seeker of truth is potentially richly rewarded. It banishes boredom, it chases conformity, and it stimulates serious reflection.

May 28, 1998

I am fascinated by our fixation on the story of the ill-fated Titanic. Movie box office records and book sales are indicators that death by an iceberg of the greatest unsinkable ship has struck a deep chord within our individual and collective psyche.

May 27, 1998

As a newbie gold bug, I have been reading the articles and essays by the contributors to Gold-Eagle. I have had some questions rise in my mind and would like to run them by the analysts.

The NASDAQ market index fared just as poorly, falling nearly 27 points to close at 1778. Our volume and momentum indicators also continued to fall, providing further confirmation for our ongoing bearish scenario.

May 26, 1998

It has been remarked that the elevator business has its ups and downs, and the same could be said (if you were totally devoid of any self-respect) of the airline business. It's a difficult business in which to consistently make a profit.

May 25, 1998

Gold is not used as money today, and there seems to be no very strong movement to return it to that status. Ditto for silver. That isn't surprising. The power to create modern fiat money is awesome, and easily capable of influencing public opinion.

May 19, 1998

We commented last week on the renewed turmoil in Asian markets, and that turmoil shows no sign of abating anytime soon.

May 16, 1998

Silver bulls everywhere should take a moment and nod an appreciation of thanks for a great favor rendered towards Warren Buffett, the fabled investment genius, for his recent foray into the silver market.

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