The State of the U.S. Economy

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The State of the U.S. Economy The United State economy is weak, yet the Federal Reserve continues to tout a “solid” economic recovery story while threatening to raise interest rates. Reality will eventually catch up with the Fed and those believing the media’s recitations of U.S. economic recovery narrative. Podcast Summary: Intro: 0:00-6:58 The Disconnect Read More →

Predictions for 2015 – Real Estate and the Economy

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Real Estate Predictions for 2015. Economic Predictions for 2015. Gold and Silver Predictions for 2015. The economy will not boost home sales, rather government stimulus and programs may do the trick. Interest rates will remain low as the Fed engages in “Quantitative Patience” and talks about raising rates only. Gold and silver demand will out Read More →

The False Housing Recovery of 2014

The False Housing Recovery. Housing Outlook for 2015. The False Housing Recovery of 2013 continued in 2014. After a few years of false starts, the housing market remains stalled. Existing Home Sales Down 3% in 2014. Housing Recovery? What Housing Recovery? The definition of recovery is a temporary period between sickness and wellness. The housing Read More →

Will The Fed Ever Raise Interest Rates?

Will the Fed Raise Interest Rates? The Fed has been talking about ending QE and raising interest rates since 2009. Can the economy withstand an interest rate hike? How To Buy Gold. Fractional American Gold Eagles in 1/10, 1/4 and 1/2 oz Sizes for Smaller Budgets. How to Buy Silver. 2014 American Silver Eagles Still Read More →

A Black Swan Emerges Covered in Cheap Oil

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Low Oil Prices and Russia. Crumbling Oil Prices May Be the Black Swan That Exposes The Fake Economy Driven By Artificially Low Interest Rates. Is a 2008 style sub prime mortgage bust/financial crisis covered in cheap oil redux coming? Is the shale oil bust the black snowflake that sets off the avalanche? How To Buy Read More →

The Fed Grades its own Tests, Issues Its Own Report Card

How To Buy Gold How to Buy Silver Podcast Summary: 0:00 – 7:05 Introduction The Fed Is Grading Its Own Tests/Issuing its Own Report Card 7:05-8:50 The Fed will make up their own narrative to match what they want their policy to be. Discussion of how the GDP was driven higher by military spending and Read More →

Gen Z To The Housing Recovery Rescue!

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Gen Z Attitudes Towards Home Ownership Some economic recovery addicts look at a half empty glass and say it’s full. Here comes Gen Z to save the housing “recovery” ! How To Buy Gold How to Buy Silver In March we asked who will buy the homes to sustain the housing recovery– we concluded it Read More →


QE4 The Fed Reintroduces More QE Into The Narrative How To Buy Gold How to Buy Silver Podcast Summary: Introduction: 0:00-5:07 St. Louis Fed President James Bullard Does a 180 on His Economic Outlook and Fed Policy 5:07-12:00 The market takes the Feds comments at face value and doesn’t second guess the Fed. Fed President Read More →

Homes Priced In Ounces of Gold

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How many ounces of gold does it take to buy the average priced house in the United States? Homes Priced in Gold For most of 1980, a home selling at the average sales prices could have been bought for about 125-150 ounces of gold. In 2001, it took over 800 ounces to buy a similar Read More →

Homes Priced In Ounces of Silver

Chart showing the number of ounces of silver required to buy the average home from 1963-2014

How many ounces of silver does it take to buy the averaged priced home in the United States? Homes Priced in Silver In late 1979 early 1980, a home selling at the average sales prices could have been bought for about 2,500 ounces of silver. In 2003, it took over 52,000 ounces of silver to Read More →