Market Mad House

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. Friedrich Nietzsche


Market Insanity

Investments to Dump in 2017

Gold, gold futures and gold-based ETFs. The precious metal went on a roller-coaster ride in 2016 rising to a high of $1,366.54 an ounce on July 7, but falling to a low of $1,128.90 on December 20, 2016. That is likely to be reported in 2017 with many investors taking big losses. Sinking currency prices in India and China are likely to drive gold prices by reducing the buying power of gold investors in major markets.

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The Death Spiral

America’s Debt Crisis Could Be Worse than That in Greece

Now for a truly frightening fact they are not telling you: The U.S. government itself is currently underwriting a large portion of that debt. Manuel estimated that around $4.6 trillion, or a little over 25%, of the national debt is in the form of intergovernmental holdings; that is, it is owed by one government agency to another.

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