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Showing posts with label junk bonds. Show all posts
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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Investors moving from Junk to gold

For those who live and breathe in the investing world, they know that the bond markets are much bigger than the stock markets.  And while a decline or even collapse in equities is a bad thing, it doesn't hold a candle to the economic destruction that can come from the same results in the bond market.

For many years following the 2008 credit crisis, and subsequent move by the Fed to zero interest rates, bonds have been a primary safe haven for banks, investors, and even sovereign governments, especially to foreigners looking to eek out a return in a wildly speculative market climate.  And with the search for yield at all costs helping to create a derivative 'weapon of mass economic destruction', the question few in the financial community have asked is, what would we do when the unwinding of bonds and derivatives comes?

Well, it appears one of the answers to this is the rush into gold, and as the unwinding of junk bonds begins in earnest, many are seeing the precious metal a viable safe haven for what is coming next.

As Bloomberg reports, the withdrawals from equity and credit funds highlighted the lack of faith in the rally that helped stocks briefly erase their annual losses last month. Equity traders have remained on the sidelines, with volume down in recent weeks as investors sought safer assets such as gold. 
The S&P 500 just suffered its biggest two-week retreat since February as signs of slowing growth in the world’s largest economy mounted. Worldwide stock ETFs lost $12.6 billion in the four days through May 5, wiping out more than six weeks of inflows, as the MSCI All-Country World Index capped its worst week in three months. 
“The market is becoming more cautious and using ETFs to allocate tactically. We’ll probably continue to see more flows into gold and less into equities.” 
The $5.3 billion pulled from State Street’s SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust represented more than 40 percent of the total withdrawals recorded in the first days of the month, according to data compiled by Bloomberg tracking funds of more than $100 million. Underscoring the flight from risk assets, BlackRock Inc.’s iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF also saw outflows as traders yanked $2.3 billion from it. 
Instead, they poured more than $1 billion in the SPDR Gold Shares and almost $540 million in the iShares TIPS ETF, which tracks inflation-protected Treasury notes. - Zerohedge

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Saudi Arabia gains a strong victory as 18 month battle to kill U.S. fracking fells big opponent

Geo-politics is a messy business, and quite often much more complex than domestic politics.  Because when one nation decides to implement a policy that has global ramifications, more often than not innocents can get killed in the crossfire, and the actual goals of the government citing the conflict may exist far beyond those announced publicly.
When the leading head of the OPEC cartel decided to start an energy war by lowering the price of oil to levels not seen since the 1980’s, it started a chain reaction that would come to include Russia, the United States, Turkey, Canada, Mexico, and even Iran.  In fact, one could argue that Saudi’s oil gambit was the catalyst for forcing the U.S. to settle their decade’s long dispute with Iran as a means to put pressure on the Saudi’s to come back to Washington’s hegemony.
And despite the fact that Saudi Arabia was cutting their own throats in lowering oil prices, on Feb. 25 it appears they have finally taken a major piece from the board as the largest U.S. fracking company in the Bakken region of North Dakota announced they were halting production.
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Monday, December 14, 2015

Got Karatbars? As the next financial crisis appears on horizon, remember this... central banks traded gold as money in 2008

Dateline December 14, 2015.  Two new financial indicators are rocking the markets just two days away from the Fed's biggest policy decision in a number of years.  First, oil prices fell to below $35 a barrel with natural gas prices falling to their lowest since 2002.  And secondly, the bond markets are starting to crack, with liquidity problems in the junk bond market eerily forecasting the 2010 crisis that led to the start of Quantitative Easing.

As you can see from the above chart, the last time oil prices were this low and liquidity problems occurred we were in the middle of the Great Recession.

Yet with all the talk over the past few years about the dollar, the Yuan, and about ongoing currency wars, one thing seems to have fallen off the radar, and that was the fact that following the 2008 October crisis, central banks began transacting not in the dollar or in their primary currencies, but instead they traded in gold.

The one real form of money.
Alan Greenspan, the venerable former Federal Reserve chairman, speaking to the U.S. Congress in 1999, said, "Gold still represents the ultimate form of payment in the world. Fiat money, in extremis, is accepted by nobody. Gold is always accepted." 
In 2002, in a speech given before the Economic Club of New York, Mr. Greenspan also said, “As recently as a decade ago central bankers, having witnessed more than a half-century of chronic inflation, appeared to confirm that a fiat currency was inherently subject to excess.” He confirmed what Aristotle stated 2,500 years ago when he said, “In effect, there is nothing inherently wrong with fiat money, provided we get perfect authority and god-like intelligence for kings.” - Goldbroker
During the 2008 crisis several transactions of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) involved gold. What is significant in this is that gold is being used in international settlements again after so many decades of being sidelined in the monetary system. Gold’s old emergency usefulness has resurfaced, albeit behind closed door sat the BIS in Basel. The transactions themselves confirm that gold is being used in this manner, which is a dynamic confirmation of gold's return to the monetary system.
And perhaps it is not ironic that following the 2008 crisis, Russia, China, India, and a few other nations we now know as the BRICS began purchasing physical gold in record numbers, and have systematically moved most of the world's gold from the West over to the East.  And they have done so following the same intentions that the BIS used in their realization that fiat currencies, including the dollar, cannot function outside of a stable and controlled financial system, and are worthless in a real monetary crisis.

As we come to the end of 2015, and enter into a year where market indicators like oil, bonds, equities, and currencies are screaming that we have entered into a new recession, what potential magic tricks do the central banks have since interest rates are already at zero, and Quantitative Easing has surpassed the point of diminishing returns (see the fact we are all in a deflationary environment)?  The answer is that there is nothing left but hyper-inflation for the banks to attempt, and this, along with doing nothing short of a Jubilee reset, will stop the inevitable from happening.

So if the answer for any monetary crisis is the use of gold, and a return to a gold based monetary system as was done by the central banks themselves following the 2008 collapse, how can we as individuals protect ourselves in both the short and long terms from a complete loss of wealth, and to be on the ground floor of what the world will transition to next?  Because if you don't get your protection now, policies are being put in place where you may never be able to.

India’s Failing Gold Monetization Scheme: Seizure Imminent?
“A finance ministry official said if banks fail to win over temples, the government could intervene directly as it is looking for a big boost to the scheme to keep both imports and the current account deficit under control.” - Mises
With this in mind, there is a way to accumulate gold and protect your wealth outside the realms of banks and governments... and it is with a company called Karatbars

Buying gold through Karatbars is one of the easiest things on the net.  In fact, the business model of Karatbars is to sell gold in affordable quantities, such as 1, 2.5, and 5 gram increments, and allow customers to get into the metal without having to shell out $1200+ for a single ounce coin.

And as added perks to signing up with Karatbars, as a customer or affiliate, Karatbars is working on a new e-wallet system that functions just like an offshore bank account, and is outside the authority of the banking system.  From there, you can take your fiat currency in any denomination... dollars, euros, yen, etc... and purchase physical gold which can either be delivered directly to you, or stored for free at one of Karatbar's vaults.

Additionally, any gold that you buy can easily be sold back to Karatbars, or any metals dealer, and if with Karatbars it is then exchanged for currency that is uploaded to you through a pre-loaded debit Mastercard which is connected directly to your e-wallet.  And as we know, MasterCard is recognized in nearly every country around the world, and usable in any currency that accepts it.

But perhaps the best feature with Karatbars is their affiliate program, where you can earn money off commissions from getting others to sign up and become a customer or affiliate.  Not only do you receive commissions from their purchasing of physical gold, but you also earn commissions from anyone who buys a commission package, with that money going directly into your debit MasterCard when you have enough units to cycle.

Imagine the ability to earn the money in which to buy your gold savings simply by purchasing a commission affiliate package one time, and then getting others to sign up and do the same thing.

How many businesses or entrepreneurs can build an infinite business with spending less than $400 of their own money?  And there is never a mandatory requirement to buy beyond what you desire, on your own schedule.  And there is nothing to lose, because you're using money (paper dollars) to buy gold (physical money) and in the end you don't lose a thing.

The global financial system, along with dozens of respected economists, are telling us that now is the time for the end of our current form of money, and the beginning of the transition into a new monetary system that is expected to be backed by gold.  And with banks, governments, and even Harvard professors mandating that central banks have no choice but to eliminate cash from usage by the people to stave off collapse, will you wait until it is too late to make a decision on how you will protect your wealth, and be able to function within the coming new monetary system?

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