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THE Blockbuster new part of that Phase One China Deal

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(Excerpted from the October 12 issue) On most issues concerning the man I occasionally refer to as "The Orange Wonder," matters and policies are looked at by both Trump sycophants and those with T.D.S. (Trump Derangement Syndrome) with a pre-existing bias based on their already-opinionated views of the 45th President.…

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Ecuador’s Turmoil — and Moreno’s Unpardonable Sin

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(From the first regular issue for October) Having over the last several years distinguished myself among my peers as a "first mover" of sorts where the story of Ecuador's nascent mining industry is concerned, it likewise falls to me to cut through the emotions and politics to explain as best…

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It’s “Gut Check Time” over China…and for Trump

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Commentary -- October 4, 2019 These days the only interest the Establishment media and the Democrat Party have over China is whether or not Donald Trump will push them to "investigate" Joe Biden ("Orange Man bad!!" "Impeach 45!!") Yet while the Democrat Party renders itself ever more a clown show…

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China on a Cliff’s Edge

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(Cover story of the Aug. 12, 2019 Issue) As I describe further along in the issue going out to Members this coming week, the time has clearly come due to the events of just the last 10 days or so to go to a considerably more defensive portfolio posture. Part…

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Here’s what’s Different about this Unfolding Correction

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(Compilation -- posted Monday afternoon, August 5, 2019) In one sense, this new correction for stocks since new highs were reached a mere two weeks ago is not that remarkable yet. Through Monday afternoon, the S&P 500 was down but 6% from those highs. Bulls and other "buy the dippers"…

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“The World Turned Upside Down”

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(From the July 29, 2019 issue) Markets seem both oblivious to and unprepared for a MAJOR change that's looming in the world: the end of "Globalization" as we have known it for three-quarters of a century. As I write in the cover story of this new issue, though Donald Trump…

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Wall Street opens 2nd Half with new S&P record…But will it prove fleeting?

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Commentary of July 2, 2019 During Monday's trading day, stocks surged to a new record on the S&P 500 on what to Yours truly seems like an overly optimistic assessment of that Trump-Xi get-together at the G-20. Since Monday's open, however, stocks have curbed their enthusiasm a bit...yields continue to…

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The Vicious Circle of Factors that Could Impact the U.S. Dollar…and more

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As one part of its initial response to the latest tariffs imposed/threatened by President Trump, China has itself threatened it could retaliate by "dumping" its stash of U.S. Treasury debt (it owns about 5% of the total debt outstanding.) This, of course, gives rise to a new wave of warnings…

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The Modern Monetary Theory “Debate”

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(From the April 15, 2019 Issue) -- I put "Debate" in quotes above since what you are hearing on this suddenly-HOT issue is, for the most part, just another scripted and canned one delivered to us by the Establishment and its two kept political parties. As I explain, there could…

A year in the life of Fed Chair Jerome Powell

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(Posted Feb. 6, 2019) -- With all the attention on the president's State of the Union address last night and myriad other matters, you can be forgiven for forgetting that yesterday marked the one-year anniversary at his present post of Fed Chairman Jerome Powell. Here's a look back at an…

My take on the SolGold – Cornerstone intrigues

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Posted February 1, 2019 -- In the attachment below, I explain the beginning(?) of a hostile attempt yesterday on the part of SolGold, plc to make an offer to buy out shareholders of Cornerstone Capital Resources. As most of you already know, the ongoing exploration at the Cascabel Project in…

The Fed’s “UNCLE!” Move–and what it means for your portfolio

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(Posted January 31, 2019) -- I explained following the market close yesterday (Wednesday) why the surprising move in even more of a dovish direction than anyone expected is not ALL good news. Download the file below. (NOTE: Simultaneously, I am issuing several added portfolio changes to our members.)

Is the “Powell Pop” a One-off? Or start of something bigger?

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(Posted Friday evening - Jan. 4, 2019) The stock market surged today to its highest level yet in the (take your pick) Counter-trend rally 2.  SUCKER's rally or 3.  Beginning of a new leg up for the market. And just for laughs, the rally at day's end stopped DEAD ON…

China is the Number One Worry as we enter 2019

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(Posted Jan. 3, 2019) -- Even before the breaking BOMBSHELL news from Apple, my cover story for the year's very first issue for Members had to do with China. With the Federal Reserve having started the process of walking back its hawkish stance of 2018, this puts China in the…

Fed Post-Mortem; Thoughts on a “Going to the Mattresses Portfolio”

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(Thursday morning, Dec. 20, 2018) --   As I said on YESTERDAY'S MARKET CLOSE wrapping up a Fed statement (and Jay Powell presser) that clearly did NOT put the markets in a Christmas spirit, it's not as if the Fed chair didn't deliver what he thought was a fairly "dovish" rate hike. Indeed, Powell went to some…

Knowing whether to zig, zag or punt; prepping for 2019

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(Mailed Dec. 12, 2018) --      Now that I am settling back in at home after an overwhelming latest trip to Ecuador (stay tuned for MUCH more on that!) I'll be catching up on a lot over the balance of a rapidly-shrinking 2018.      First and foremost, we need to get…

The Odd Couple perks up; end of the line for the Fed coming?

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Yesterday (Thursday the 15th) I sent out some thoughts to our broader audience on the most important development in the markets of the recent past: Jerome Powell just blinked. While -- as I point out both in my written comments and on yesterday's podcast -- we can't quite yet get…

C.R.E. Preview — My conversation with Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr.

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I'm privileged in this discussion here to visit with Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr. who, over the better part of four decades beginning during the Nixon Administration, was a Senior U.S. diplomat involved in every single agreement concerning nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament issues. In great part due to this career he…

Comments on another volatile week — Friday, Nov. 2, 2018

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In this podcast from today on the KE Report, Chris discusses the added market volatility (this week, chiefly to the upside) as stocks have surged back following the most recent sharp correction. As the week ended, markets were buffeted, though, by a tag team of the two biggest issues on…