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Let’s look at some charts together, shall we? The first I want to show you is from our economic database, and it shows when recessions have taken place. The graph is very simple, because it’s a binary representation. We are either not having a recession (y value=0) or we are (y value=1). So when the line zips to the top of the chart, it’s recession-time.(more…)
Gold stocks are not yet unique within the wider macro, but that does not preclude a move to 40 by GDX
 Interesting, however, that on the day this was written (pre-market, 11/16) gold stocks came out of the gate positive while much of the rest of the macro is going the other way (including the commodity producers that the Au miners so often get lumped in with). It’s just an inkling, but interesting. Here is a visual per this X post.
Allow me to make this simple yet irrefutably true observation: any time Forbes (or Fortune, for that matter) sprays its young entrepreneur jism all over its cover, you should flee, screaming, in the opposite direction. This has been proved by the charlatans Adam Neumann, Elizabeth Holmes, Samuel Bankman-Fried, and this lesser-known chap………(more…)