Will The Debt Ceiling Reprice The Financial Markets?

There’s a mechanism in the U.S. Government’s accounting known as the debt ceiling, that was designed as a check and balance on the amount of money the government can borrow. Essentially a cap was put in place so that there’s a limit to how much they can spend, which would be great except for one small problem. You see, every time they reach the debt ceiling, rather than cutting spending, […]

Trump Places More Sanctions On Largest U.S. Creditors

Typically most successful businesses value their best customers and go out of their way to keep them happy. Unfortunately governments and politicians don’t always follow that same strategy, and yesterday in addition to escalating the war in Afghanistan, President Trump placed sanctions on 2 of the biggest U.S. creditors in China and Russia. The United States already holds $20 trillion of publicly stated debt, not to mention what is likely […]

Is This A Good Time To Invest In Real Estate?

Today’s financial markets sure don’t make it easy on real estate investors. With the Federal Reserve inflating and collapsing bubbles with its monetary policy, deciding whether to buy or sell a home is trickier than ever. Yet with that said, there are some conclusions that can be drawn about the market that could make or save people a lot of money. With real estate levels in many parts of the […]

Federal Reserve Officials Uncertain on Timing of Next Rate Increase

Today the Federal Reserve released the minutes from its last meeting, and as usual the Fed didn’t normalize interest rates and unwind its balance sheet. Which at this point 8 years later is really about the only thing of relevance they could actually say. Personally I’m a bit skeptical about how genuinely the Fed is really looking out for the interests of the people rather than those of the banks. […]

How To Decide If Bitcoin Is A Bubble

One of the biggest stories in the financial markets in 2017 has been the skyrocketing price of crypto currency Bitcoin. Beginning the year right around the $1,000 mark, Bitcoin soared to $3000 earlier this year before pulling back. Now in the past few weeks bitcoin has gone from $1900 on July 16 to over $4300 per coin this morning, August 14, 2017. This is a stunning rise and level of […]

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan Warns Of Bond Bubble

Last week former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, a.k.a. “The Maestro” warned of a massive bubble in the bond market. Makes you wonder if we are nearing the point where the insanity ends, when even a former Federal Reserve Chairman is acknowledging that years of 0% interest rates have set the dollar up for a day of reckoning. Greenspan is a curious figure in financial history to be sure. Back […]