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AI’s Influence On Financial Markets and Productivity with Max Osbon

from Kerry Lutz's Financial Survival Network

Kerry and Max Osbon discussed various topics related to investment opportunities and market trends. They emphasized the importance of understanding the individual behind the company and their background, as well as the significance of AI in evaluating market conditions and identifying healthy market conditions. They also discussed the challenges of interacting with government regulations and the impact of previous experiences on a founder’s approach to business. The conversation also touched on the institutionalization of call selling and the potential risks it poses to the market, as well as the reliability of expert opinions and the need for trustworthy sources of information. They delved into the challenges and opportunities in the energy sector, with Lutz expressing skepticism about renewables and emphasizing the need for more energy, while Osbon explored the potential of natural gas as a cleaner and more efficient fossil fuel solution.

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Resource Market Opportunities Have Never Been Better with Rick Rule

from Kerry Lutz's Financial Survival Network

In a detailed discussion, Kerry and Rick Rule explored a variety of investment strategies and market opportunities. Rule shared his extensive experience with the uranium and oil markets, underscoring the need for patience and conviction. They also examined prospects in platinum and palladium, with Rule emphasizing the influence of market trends and social factors on these investments.

The conversation shifted to the natural gas market, where they discussed oversupply, historical usage, environmental impacts, and future demand. Rule cited companies like Devon and EQT and criticized Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau’s stance on natural gas sales.

The silver market also featured prominently, with Rule reflecting on past silver bull markets and the role of generalist investors. They delved into short selling and market dynamics, referencing the GameStop short squeeze to illustrate key points. Rule argued for the potential success of precious metals and mining stocks amid challenges in treasury securities and inflation, predicting a significant increase in U.S. market demand.

Lastly, Rule provided a preview of his upcoming events, highlighting the value of his virtual boot camp and annual conference. He emphasized the focus on private placements, due diligence, and the quality of speakers, along with a gold-plated money-back guarantee for attendees.

Sign up to Rick’s Boca Raton Florida Conference this July 7-11 HERE.

Sign up to Rick’s June 19, 2024 – Due Your Diligence (Virtual) event HERE.

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Inflation Explained: PPI, CPI, and What They Mean for Rates with Ted Thatcher

from Kerry Lutz's Financial Survival Network

Kerry and Ted Thatcher discussed the recent PPI and CPI numbers and their significance in relation to inflation and potential rate cuts. They explored Jerome Powell’s perspective and the political incentives for rate reductions, emphasizing the influence of financial markets on Fed decisions. The discussion also touched on the growing disparity between Wall Street and Main Street, expressing apprehension about the impact on average Americans. Additionally, they explored the evolving nature of CPI measurement and its implications for understanding inflation, and the potential effects of political influences on economic policies. The conversation concluded with a reflection on the need for vigilance and caution in financial decision-making, given the complex interplay of economic, political, and market forces.

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Are Rate Cuts the Cure for Economic Challenges? with Eddy Gifford

from Kerry Lutz's Financial Survival Network

Kerry and Eddy Gifford discussed the potential implications of inflation decreasing and the implementation of rate cuts. They also emphasized the importance of portfolio diversification, including commodities and cryptocurrencies, to achieve uncorrelated returns and mitigate risk. Eddy provided insights into measuring risk and the need for exits in place during market downturns to safeguard assets. The conversation ended with Eddy suggesting ways to connect with him for further discussions and Kerry providing his contact information, highlighting the importance of staying informed during uncertain times.

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The Silver Sands of Time: How the Metal is Changing the Energy Landscape with David Morgan

from Kerry Lutz's Financial Survival Network

Kerry and David Morgan discussed the recent performance of gold and silver, with both metals experiencing significant rallies. They projected potential trading ranges for silver between $29 and $31 and gold between $2,200 and $2,400. The speakers also discussed the dynamics of the silver market, highlighting the substantial demand from industries like photovoltaics and projecting a billion ounce market for the next 10 years. They expressed shared concerns about the environmental impact and efficiency of energy production, emphasizing the need for alternative sustainable solutions and greater awareness and exploration of alternative sustainable energy options to address the challenges associated with energy and sustainability.

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Decoding the Jobs Report: Insights for Investors with David Wright

from Kerry Lutz's Financial Survival Network

Kerry Lutz and David Wright discussed various topics related to the economy and investment strategies. They expressed skepticism about the accuracy of the recent jobs report and its potential impact on interest rates. They also explored investment options such as precious metals and discussed concerns about meme stocks and abusive short selling. David Wright emphasized the preference for dividend-oriented investments for retired clients and expressed apprehension about the economic landscape. The conversation ended with discussions about where to find David Wright’s services and a friendly exchange of appreciation between the speakers.

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The Future of AirBnB Investments with Brian Boyd

from Kerry Lutz's Financial Survival Network

In this meeting, Kerry interviews Brian Boyd about the potential of real estate investing and Airbnb opportunities. Boyd emphasizes the possibility of replacing a nine-to-five income through real estate investments and provides examples of how properties can generate substantial income, particularly in locations like Nashville and Gatlinburg. They discuss Airbnb investment strategies and rental arbitrage, emphasizing the importance of avoiding overbuying and focusing on smaller properties that can generate consistent income. Boyd provides a comprehensive overview of real estate market growth, focusing on areas such as Montana, the western U.S., Tennessee, Texas, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, California, New York, and Michigan. They also touch on the impact of COVID-19 on market saturation and regulatory changes.

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De-Globalization and its Impact On China with Wolf Richter

from Kerry Lutz's Financial Survival Network

Kerry and Wolf Richter discussed various topics related to the evolving landscape of different industries. They analyzed the challenges faced by office buildings in major cities due to remote work and the potential for repurposing suburban office buildings into residential developments. They also explored the impact of de-globalization on intellectual property concerns and the challenges faced by manufacturers operating in China. Additionally, they discussed the resilience of electric vehicle sales and the evolving landscape of the automotive industry. Furthermore, the speakers emphasized the potential benefits for utilities from the increasing adoption of EVs and the role of battery installations in managing electricity demand and supply. They also expressed concerns about the energy consumption of AI data centers and the implications for the electrical grid. Overall, the discussion highlighted the complex and far-reaching implications of technological advancements and societal changes on various sectors of the economy.

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It’s a Giant S*** Sandwich and We’re Going to Be Living On It with John Rubino

from Kerry Lutz's Financial Survival Network

Kerry and John Rubino discussed various indicators pointing towards an economic slowdown, attributing it to factors like higher interest rates and government interventions through liquidity injections. They also touched upon the upcoming election and its potential influence on the economic narrative. The speakers expressed differing views on whether the current trend in the gold and silver market represents a temporary correction or a continuation of the bull market. The conversation also explored the multifaceted impact of current events on the political landscape, emphasizing the challenges faced by the Biden administration, such as inflation, border control issues, and escalating international conflicts. They highlighted the emergence of a paradigm shift towards government intervention and the implications for future political strategies. Additionally, the speakers engaged in a speculative conversation about the potential imprisonment of Trump, considering the implications and motivations behind such a scenario. Finally, they discussed the escalating tensions in Ukraine, expressing deep concern about the potential for World War III and analyzing the involvement of NATO and the US.

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Gwen Preston Joins West Red Lake Gold’s Top Tier Team as VP – Investor Relations

from Kerry Lutz's Financial Survival Network

We sat down with Gwen Preston, newly named VP of Investor Relations at West Red Lake Gold Mines (🇺🇸WRLGF — 🇨🇦WRLG), for a sponsor update. Formerly known as the Resource Maven, Gwen shared her decision to transition from a decade-long leading resource newsletter publisher to her recent appointment to the WRLG management team. After a visit to the Madsen mine, her reservations about the company quickly turned to extreme optimism . She witnessed firsthand CEO Shane Williams’s highly capable team and their efforts to correct and profit from Madsen’s past owner’s miscalculations.

The key is WLRG’s focus on the “golden runway” of production by mid-2025. 2024 will lay the ground work for the mid-2025 mine restart.

In a recent oversubscribed offering, WRLG raised C$33 million and now has the financial wherewithal to implement its plan. In addition, Gwen shared a big surprise, they found thousands of gold ounces hidden in the mill’s nooks and crannies, due to prior management’s practices. While the restart is priority one, WRLG continues its drill program and recent results have only reaffirmed their initial purchase decision. If drill results continue their trend, Madsen will be producing for many years ahead.

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Mission Creep: How the Police State Acclimates Us to Being Modern-Day Slaves

by John W. Whitehead and Nisha Whitehead
The Rutherford Institute

“In a fully developed bureaucracy there is nobody left with whom one can argue, to whom one can present grievances, on whom the pressures of power can be exerted. Bureaucracy is the form of government in which everybody is deprived of political freedom, of the power to act; for the rule by Nobody is not no-rule, and where all are equally powerless, we have a tyranny without a tyrant.” – Hannah Arendt, On Violence

Like the proverbial boiling frogs, the government has been gradually acclimating us to the specter of a police state for years now: Militarized police. Riot squads. Camouflage gear. Black uniforms. Armored vehicles. Mass arrests. Pepper spray. Tear gas. Batons. Strip searches. Surveillance cameras. Kevlar vests. Drones. Lethal weapons. Less-than-lethal weapons unleashed with deadly force. Rubber bullets. Water cannons. Stun grenades. Arrests of journalists. Crowd control tactics. Intimidation tactics. Brutality.

This is how you prepare a populace to accept a police state willingly, even gratefully.

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A Most Dangerous Assumption: Mining the Future to Spend More Today

by Charles Hugh Smith
Of Two Minds

What the cheerleaders are actually claiming is the process of adding zeroes to “money” is limitless, but there are limits on the utility of devaluing currency, too.

How prosperous would the world be if we hadn’t collectively borrowed and spent $315 trillion—-333% of global GDP? We all know the answer–not very prosperous at all, for production, consumption and profits would all be mere fractions of their current totals if we could not borrow money and could only spend cash on hand. Global Debt Hit $315 Trillion In Q1 2024.

All this money that’s been spent/invested has effectively been mined / extracted from future resources, labor and capital. The basic idea is that the interest that must be paid on this debt will be paid out of earnings generated by the productive use of resources, labor and capital in the future. Once the debt matures and the principle must be returned to the lender / bond purchaser, this principle must also be mined / extracted from assets available in the future.

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The End of Empire Rapidly Approaches

The US is insolvent and quickly speeding toward bankruptcy. The exponential rise in US government interest payments is but one sign of the decay. There’s no exit from this trajectory.

by Dr. Chris Martenson
Chris Martenson’s Peak Prosperity

The US is insolvent and quickly speeding toward bankruptcy. The astonishing, near-vertical rise in US government interest payments is an example of the exponential function “in the last five minutes” as we say here at Peak Prosperity.

This is based on my stadium-filling-with-water example which I cover again because from time to time everybody needs a refresher on this all-important topic including me.

On Twitter, somebody was shocked by data showing that over the past 6 years the world has consumed 75% of the amount it had consumed over the entire 20th century, and went on to suggest we had an overconsumption problem:

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Thailand Joins China in Driving Gold Bull Market

by Jan Nieuwenhuijs
GoldSeek

Shedding its long-standing price sensitivity to the price of gold, Thailand is currently a gold buyer driving the price up, just like China. Present changes in the global gold market, in which pricing power is shifting East, could be a precursor to a transformation in the international monetary order. Possibly, trade in the East will settle through a system connecting local CBDCs, while any remaining imbalances are transferred in gold.

Introduction

Up until 2021, many countries in Asia were gold price sensitive for nearly a century: they bought when the gold price was steady or declining but swiftly turned into sellers when the price increased. During this period the price of gold was set in the West and the East dampened volatility, best demonstrated in my article “The West–East Ebb and Flood of Gold Revisited.”

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Influence vs Cycles

by Martin Armstrong
Armstrong Economics

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong, I don’t mean to be disrespectful, but it certainly seems obvious just how many governments are using Socrates. The head of Serbia has come out and said we could be in World War III in three months. Orban came out and said NATO was “getting closer to war” every week, and he refused to participate in the alliance’s long-term plan to aid Ukraine, which Budapest has called a “crazy mission.

My question is, do you think Socrates influenced the time for this?

Continue Reading at ArmstrongEconomics.com…

U.S. Plunges Into Death Trap

by Brian Maher
Daily Reckoning

The United States government debt runs presently to $34.8 trillion — and gallops by the second, by the minute, by the hour, by the day.

Dr. Paul Krugman believes he holds the solution. He believes it would bring an overall stability to the predicament.

In the good doctor’s telling:

Congress need merely nick deficits 2.1% each year for the following 30 years.

The Congressional Budget Office projects that the United States debt-to-GDP will scale an economy-sapping 166% by 2054.

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Our Drunken Sailors Bought Lots of Stuff at Retailers, Including Vehicles, but at Prices That Fell from the Pandemic Spike

by Wolf Richter
Wolf Street

Inflation-adjusted consumer spending & GDP will reflect that strength.

There are two crucial things that go into retail sales: Seasonal adjustments and inflation/deflation in goods, which is what retailers sell.

Turns out, our Drunken Sailors, as we’ve come to call them facetiously and lovingly, are out there buying new and used vehicles (unit sales jumped in May) and all kinds of other stuff, and they’re splurging online, but they’re paying less because prices of many goods are coming off their pandemic spike. Today’s retail sales will boost inflation-adjusted consumer-spending and GDP. So we’ll walk through it.

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Retirement Nightmare! Hordes of Retired Americans May Need to Go Back to Work Just to Survive.

by Michael Snyder
The Economic Collapse Blog

The Social Security program was instituted to help elderly Americans thrive during their retirement years. Unfortunately, millions upon millions of retired Americans are finding that their monthly Social Security payments are simply not enough as the cost of living spirals out of control. One recent survey found that a whopping 85 percent of U.S. adults now consider inflation to be one of the most important political issues that we are facing, and seniors are being hit particularly hard. In fact, a different survey that was just conducted by the Motley Fool discovered that 44 percent of retired Americans are thinking of going back to work because they need more money to survive…

A growing number of retired Americans are considering returning to work as they continue to battle chronic inflation, according to a new survey published by the Motley Fool.

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The Woke Movement is Actually Corporate Enslavement – The Culture War is a Fight to Stop It

by Brandon Smith
Alt Market

I was recently watching a video by some of my favorite movie commentators in which they were lamenting the apparent death of the movie theater business. They cited a long list of recent blockbuster bombs with some confusion as to why so many films were failing. In particular, they had predicted the film ‘Furiosa’ (a feminist bait and switch movie designed to replace the more popular male Mad Max character) would do relatively well. Yet, the movie bit the dust in epic fashion. They were bewildered as to why this occurred.

They posited numerous social and economic theories trying to explain why so many big budget bonanzas were losing money. They of course suggested that the covid event might have pushed people to adjust to streaming services as the better option. They noted that theaters can be more frustrating because of loud customers. They tried to apply some economic theories to the situation (these theories were overly simplistic and painful, but these guys aren’t economists so I gave them a pass).

However, when the concept of the culture war was briefly broached, they dismissed it immediately.

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NYPD Chief of Patrol: Dealing with Migrant Crime ‘Difficult’ – ‘It’s New for Us’

by Ian Hanchett
Breitbart.com

On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” NYPD Chief of Patrol John Chell stated that dealing with crime committed by migrants is “difficult, because we don’t know who you are.” And “It’s new for us.”

Co-host Lawrence Jones asked, “How difficult has it been when you’re having to police communities now where you don’t know their records? You have no clue where they came from. Although the majority of them are law-abiding citizens, that small factor that [is] on mopeds, causing problems for you, how hard is it?”

Chell answered, “It’s new for us. We’ve taken — the city’s taken in over 200,000 migrants in the last two years. And a lot of them are here for the American Dream. But a small portion [is] here to commit crimes against our city, robberies, chain snatchers, shooting two of our cops three weeks ago.

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Trump Said Tariffs Would Reduce the Trade Deficit. Instead, It Grew.

In 2017, the last full year before Trump’s tariffs were imposed, America’s overall trade deficit was $517 billion. By 2023, it had grown to $785 billion.

by Eric Boehm
Reason.com

During former President Donald Trump’s term in office, he promised that higher tariffs on American imports would reduce the country’s large trade deficit.

At the time, many economists disputed that notion. Tariffs might marginally reduce the import side of the trade ledger, but they also reduce economic output (and therefore exports), so the net effect on the trade deficit was likely to be minuscule, they warned.

No matter. In 2017, the White House’s official Trade Policy Agenda highlighted how America’s manufacturing trade deficit had grown from $317 billion in 2000 to $648 billion in 2016. That was evidence, the document claimed, that greater levels of trade had triggered “a period of slowed GDP growth, weak employment growth, and sharp net loss of manufacturing employment in the United States.”

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Juneteenth: A Time to Remind Democrats of Their History of Slavery, Jim Crow, and the Disaster of the Great Society

by Monica Showalter
American Thinker

Juneteenth, celebrating the freedom of the enslaved people in the aftermath of the Civil War is a truly wonderful holiday. It’s something that should be celebrated, and nominally, it is, but not in the focused way its founders in Texas did.

In fact, many people aren’t keen on it, mainly for the way in which it is celebrated these days, with 1960s black nationalist red-green-black-yellow colors, DEI lectures, mass lootings, riots, victimology, and collective guilt trips.

But it’s actually about freedom. Freedom is to be celebrated, especially freedom from slavery. And more than 400,000 men in arms from the north took part in bringing that freedom, so it is their holiday, too. It’s the Republican Party’s holiday, given that the party was actually founded to end slavery.

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The West is Already in a Financial War Against China

from King World News

The West is already in a financial war against China. Take a look…

CHINA’S NEW ECONOMIC FIGURES SHOW CONTINUED WEAKNESS

June 19 (King World News) – Gerald Celente: In May, China’s manufacturing momentum slowed but retail sales jumped more than 50 percent for the month due to a splurge over the May festival week. The property crisis showed no signs of recovery despite Beijing’s recent attempts to revive it.

After rising 6.7 percent in April, factory output grew by 5.6 percent in May, falling short of analysts’ expectation of a 6-percent gain in a Reuters poll.

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Washington Weaponized Domestic Law and Its “Rules-Based-Order”

by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts
PaulCraigRoberts.org

Merrick Garland, Biden’s specialist in using law as a weapon against Donald Trump and his supporters, recently described in the Washington Post, a CIA asset, his critics as conspiracy theorists who are undermining trust in the Department of Justice (sic).

Many Americans have a different view. Garland, claiming “executive privilege,” covers up the Justice (sic) Department’s refusal to indict Joe Biden for the same offense for which Trump has been indicted by preventing the release of special counsel Hur’s interview of Joe Biden. Hur found that Biden knowingly possessed national security documents for which he had no permission, and that he was guilty of mishandling national security documents by leaving them in the trunk of his car and spread among a variety of non-secure locations. However, Hur concluded that Biden shouldn’t be indicted because of his “diminished mental facilities.” As I previously asked, how then is Biden qualified to be president of the United States and have his finger on the nuclear button? The Justice (sic) Department doesn’t say.

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The Stage is Being Set for the Biggest War in Human History

by Michael Snyder
End of the American Dream

Most people don’t realize this, but all of our lives are about to change. We are moving into a time of global war, and the death and destruction that we will witness will be off the charts. World War I was supposed to be “the war to end all wars”, and it resulted in approximately 20 million deaths. It was a truly nightmarish conflict, and those living at the time thought that we would never see anything like it again. But then World War II erupted, and it resulted in approximately 75 million deaths. Sadly, global leaders seem to have forgotten the lessons of World War II, because now the stage is being set for the biggest war in human history so far. During World War III, billions of people could die. Unfortunately, it appears that there will be no turning back now.

It is my personal opinion that the war in the Middle East will be the first conflict to rise to an apocalyptic level.

Continue Reading at EndOfTheAmericanDream.com…