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U.S. Treasury Taking Steps to Avoid Debt Ceiling

As U.S. debt has soared past the $22 trillion level, the ongoing problem is once again catching some attention. It was recently reported that the Treasury Department is taking some extraordinary measures to avoid violating the debt ceiling as it could have significant effects. Reuters reported that Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin sent a letter to House Speak Nancy Pelosi on Monday saying he was suspending investment in the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund and that a “debt issuance suspension period” would commence on Monday... Continue Reading

Time for Some Back and Fill?

As we have stated for some time now, gold could be at the early stages of a multi-year protracted bull market. In recent action, gold has eclipsed its previous swing highs and has covered some serious ground in a short period of time. Although we believe that further upside-and lots of it-is likely to be seen in gold in the coming weeks and months, no one has “missed the boat” as of yet, and now is as good a time as any to start adding... Continue Reading

Is Gold on the Verge?

Gold has been quietly moving higher for some time now, and the yellow metal could be gearing up for a significant upside breakout. Numerous issues have helped propel the metal higher in recent weeks, including but not limited to geopolitical tensions, worries over the debt ceiling, a dovish Fed and potential topping action in equity markets. In a recent article from Kitco.com, Dennis Gartman, author of The Gartman Letter, suggested that gold is about to finally breakout. He was quoted as saying “Gold is about... Continue Reading

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Remember that Debt Ceiling Thing?

The nation’s spending limit is quickly coming up, due to expire on the 15th of March. The debt ceiling is a hotly debated topic, and unless Congress acts to expand the debt limit, things could potentially get quite crazy. Back in 2011, the debate over the debt ceiling helped fuel a rally in gold that took the yellow metal to all-time-highs. Standard & Poor’s downgraded the U.S. credit rating that year, sending shockwaves through global markets and putting into question the country’s status as the... Continue Reading

There’s Still the Debt…

The rally in stocks and the dollar seen over the last six weeks since the U.S. Presidential election has been the center of financial media focus. Given the amount of ground these markets have covered in a relatively short period of time, you might be asking yourself just how much more room stocks and the greenback have to run to the upside. Although no one can say for sure, the answer is probably a lot. The rally may very well continue into the first several... Continue Reading