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Gold got crushed this week in what can only be described as a capitulation.  Cascading selling took on a life of its own as the yellow metal knifed through mul

Gold got crushed this week in what can only be described as a capitulation. Cascading selling took on a life of its own as the yellow metal knifed through mul

I haven’t been remarking much lately about the several months of worsening economic reports that clearly indicate how the economy is stumbling again this year

I haven’t been remarking much lately about the several months of worsening economic reports that clearly indicate how the economy is stumbling again this year

It’s time for an update on commodity prices.    As I have written before, consumers understandably like to see prices for commodities decline, the more the merr

It’s time for an update on commodity prices. As I have written before, consumers understandably like to see prices for commodities decline, the more the merr

The end of the coming week - the end of September - brings a Harvest Moon when we shall reap what has been sown.    And there is at least some danger that the sil

The end of the coming week - the end of September - brings a Harvest Moon when we shall reap what has been sown. And there is at least some danger that the sil

As another week comes to a close, we continue to wrestle with a market that…

As another week comes to a close, we continue to wrestle with a market that…

Common-sense causes include severe weather and droughts than reduce crop yields, rising demand from the increasingly wealthy global middle class and money printing, which devalues the purchasing power of income. --  It turns out that food moves in virtual lockstep with the one master commodity in an industrialized global economy: oil. Here is a chart of a basket of basic foodstuffs and Brent Crude Oil:

Common-sense causes include severe weather and droughts than reduce crop yields, rising demand from the increasingly wealthy global middle class and money printing, which devalues the purchasing power of income. -- It turns out that food moves in virtual lockstep with the one master commodity in an industrialized global economy: oil. Here is a chart of a basket of basic foodstuffs and Brent Crude Oil:

With the US stock markets near major multi-year highs, traders are naturally very optimistic.  Predictions abound for a continuing advance to new all-time high

With the US stock markets near major multi-year highs, traders are naturally very optimistic. Predictions abound for a continuing advance to new all-time high

Gold has suffered a tough slog lately, unable to advance despite central banks aggressively inflating their money supplies all over the world.  Seeing gold stu

Gold has suffered a tough slog lately, unable to advance despite central banks aggressively inflating their money supplies all over the world. Seeing gold stu

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