US Dollar Turning Up…While Everything Else Turns Down

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Repeat after me: “They are still all the same markets!” There’s the US Dollar – and then there’s everything else.  And the dollar, just days after QE2 was announced, turned up in sharp fashion.  Some final nail in the coffin that was! It appears this is STILL the only chart we need to watch. (Source: […]

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Gold, the beloved investment pick that is still being heralded as a one-way trade to the moon, is getting some $1500 love from traders.  Bloomberg reports: Investors are accumulating enough bullion to fill Switzerland’s vaults twice over as gold’s most- accurate forecasters say the longest rally in at least nine decades has further to go […]

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At least in the near term, investors may be wise to be a little wary of gold. Reason #71: Abu Dhabi has opened a gold bar vending machine!  From Bloomberg: Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Palace hotel opened a vending machine that dispenses gold bars, making the United Arab Emirates the first country outside Germany to install […]

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Last night our Sacramento based Casey Research “Phyle” met to discuss the current investing landscape – which quite frankly appears to be littered with mostly landmines right now! (A couple of months back, our group talked about the scary potential for retirement plan confiscation, how to wire money to Central America, and other offbeat personal […]

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Asset prices are continuing to decouple, slowly but surely, it appears.  Today, equities and energy were up big – while the rest of the commodity sectors had a bad case of “The Mondays”: Why is this potentially significant?  Because markets have been moving more or less in tandem for 5 or 6 years now – […]

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Gold is one of the lone green spots on the screen today, as the markets get clobbered across the board.  You could cite the latest sovereign debt downgrade, but in reality, this is not exactly breaking news by any means.  Any trader with a few working brain cells saw this writing on the wall. In […]

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This clip from The Colbert Report is absolutely hysterical, as Stephen Colbert introduces somewhat contrarian investment portfolio recommendations from “Prescott Financial”. Enjoy! The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Prescott Financial Sells Gold, Women & Sheep www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor Economy

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The world’s major central banks are expected to reduce sales and lending of their gold bullion reserves this year, MarketWatch reports. Because central banks hold a significant portion of above-ground gold in the world – over 15% of it, the article reports – reduced selling by the banks could weigh on gold supplies. If you […]

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Brett

Hi, I’m Brett Owens – and I’m a financial junkie. My “problem” started incollege, when I got a little dose of the stock market – man, was I hooked…in no time, I was reading the Wall Street Journal religously.

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