In Memoriam, 2017

Authored by Robert Gore via StraightLineLogic.com, You don’t fight for your country, you fight for your government. The Golden Pinnacle, by Robert Gore On Memorial Day, America remembers and honors those who died while serving in the military. It is altogether fitting and proper to ask: for what did they die? Do the rationales offered […]

Biden Bashes "Distracted" Democrats For Ignoring Working-Class Concerns

After declaring to a bunch of SALT Conference attendees last month that Hillary “was never a great candidate,” former Vice President Joe Biden criticized the Democratic Party's campaign strategy for winning over working class voters, saying that too many were distracted by the Trump campaign's negativity, the Hill reported.   “Because of the negative campaign […]

"The Technology Is Getting Real" – Laser Weapons Edge Closer To Battlefield Use

Three months after China unveiled "Silent Hunter" – its vehicle-slicing laser weapon, Stars & Stripes reports that US military forces are testing their own array of hi-tech weaponry.    The Silent Hunter laser is powerful enough to cut through light vehicle armor at up to a kilometer away, making you wonder if China already has […]

Euro Slides After Greece Hints At Default

EURUSD is sliding in early Asian trading after Greece’s government is reportedly planning to forego its next bailout payment (of around EUR7bn) if no debt relief is offered by creditors (thus leaving it likely to default on its next round of repayments). Bloomberg reports, Greece’s government preparing to possibly go without next bailout payment if […]

Inside The Republicans' 'Black-And-Blue' Bill

Authored by Eric Peters via EricPetersAutos.com, Naturally, the solution to the problem of police abusing their authority is to hold them less accountable when they do exactly that. Leave it to “law and order” Republicans such as Texas Sen. John Cornyn and Rep. Ted Poe to evolve such logic. They have put forth the Black […]

Russia Expects China To Help Resolve Syrian Crisis, "Restore The Country"

Last summer, when the Syrian conflict was near its peak under the Obama administration, China unexpectedly warned it was ready to enter the proxy war when in a stunning announcement, Xinhua reported that Beijing was prepared to side with Syria – and Russia – and against the US-led alliance, and that Xi and Assad had […]

Currencies, and some ‘out there’ thoughts on inflation, stocks, gold and miners

NFTRH’s ‘Currencies’ segment (one among a report filled with critical insight across all major market segments and many of the stocks therein) went off its usual brief message and riffed into some macro discussion on inflation’s post-2011 path. Excerpted from the May 28th edition of Notes From the Rabbit Hole… Uncle Buck’s index is weak […]

Remembering A Still Falling Hero: Small Business

Authored by Mark St.Cyr, On this holiday weekend known here in the U.S. as Memorial Day, I would like to make a slight turn in the narrative that many give little to no attention too, yet, is one of the most important underlying principles or fundamentals which helped shape, lift, mold, sustain, and create one […]

How much gold would buy you a home in Toronto?

by Jeanette Rodrigues Toronto homes aren’t that expensive, if you pay in gold. Douglas Porter, chief economist at the Bank of Montreal, mined data showing that when expressed in terms of gold, house prices in Canada’s red-hot real estate market are far from record highs. An average home in Toronto today costs just over 540 ounces […]

James Mattis: War With North Korea Would Be "Catastrophic"

Defense Secretary James Mattis appeared on “Face the Nation” with John Dickerson on Sunday and repeated his warning that an armed conflict with North Korea would be “catastrophic” for US allies in the region, and that it "would be probably the worst kind of fighting" because of the North's proximity to the South Korean capital, […]

Paris Mayor Condemns Black Feminist Festival Which Bans White People

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo on Sunday condemned a vivid example of reverse racism, when she called for a black feminist festival in the French capital to be banned, saying it was “prohibited to white people.” The first edition of the Nyansapo Festival, due to run from July 28 to 30 at a cultural center in […]

Millions Of Americans Just Got An Artificial Boost To Their Credit Score

Back in August 2014, we first reported that in what appeared a suspicious attempt to boost the pool of eligible, credit-worthy mortgage and auto recipients, Fair Isaac, the company behind the crucial FICO score that determines every consumer’s credit rating, “will stop including in its FICO credit-score calculations any record of a consumer failing to […]

Sperry: How Team Obama Tried To Hack The Election

Authored by Paul Sperry, op-ed via NYPost.com, New revelations have surfaced that the Obama administration abused intelligence during the election by launching a massive domestic spy campaign that included snooping on Trump officials. The irony is mind-boggling: Targeting political opposition is long a technique of police states like Russia, which Team Obama has loudly condemned […]

Who's Really To Blame For America's Accelerating Home Prices?

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com, Fed Chairs Ben Bernanke and Janet Yellen re-blew the Alan Greenspan initiated housing bubble. However, the trend towards higher and higher home prices started well before that dynamic trio made a mess of everything. The following picture shows the true origin of escalating home prices. Median Home Prices 1963-Present […]

Economists Puzzled By Unexpected Plunge In Saudi Foreign Reserves

The stabilization of oil prices in the $50-60/bbl range was meant to have one particular, material impact on Saudi finances: it was expected to stem the accelerating bleeding of Saudi Arabian reserves. However, according to the latest data from Saudi Arabia’s central bank, aka the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority, that has not happened and net […]

Ignore OPEC, It's China That Dictates Oil Prices

Authored by Nick Cunningham via OilPrice.com, The OPEC deal will lead to an ongoing tightening of the crude oil market, putting a floor beneath crude prices in the $50s per barrel in the second half of 2017, according to Helima Croft of RBC Capital Markets. She said that prices should ultimately “grind higher into the […]