See No Evil…Speak No Evil

By Alasdair Macleod – Re-Blogged From http://www.Silver-Phoenix500.com

The Jackson Hole speeches of Janet Yellen and Mario Draghi last week were notable for the omission of any comment about the burning issues of the day: where do the Fed and the ECB respectively think America and the Eurozone are in the central bank induced credit cycle, and therefore, what are the Fed and the ECB going to do with interest rates? And why is it still appropriate for the ECB to be injecting raw money into the Eurozone banks to the tune of $60bn per month, if the great financial crisis is over?

Instead, they stuck firmly to their topics, the Jackson Hole theme for 2017 being Fostering a dynamic global economy. Both central bankers told us how good they have been at controlling events since the last financial crisis. Ms Yellen majored on regulation, bolstering her earlier-expressed belief that financial crises are now unlikely to happen again, because American banks are properly regulated and capitalised.

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History Is About To Repeat Itself Again…And It Might Get Ugly

By Shannara Johnson – Re-Blogged From http://www.Gold-Eagle.com

Grant Williams believes that the 76 million retiring Baby Boomers will trigger a major pension crisis. He should know, because he’s been studying financial history and telltale crisis patterns for nearly two decades.

“With that potentially bad situation we could face,” the seasoned asset manager and co-founder of Real Vision TV said in a recent Metal Masters interview, “holding physical metal, somewhere safe, somewhere outside the banking system, is just a sensible precaution to take.”

His outlook has changed drastically since he started his first job trading Japanese markets in 1986: “What I walked into at that time was one of the greatest bull market bubbles the world had ever seen, in the Japanese equity market and real estate market.”

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Buffett Sees Market Crash Coming

By Mark O’Byrne – Re-Blogged From http://www.Gold-Eagle.com

The Sage of Omaha’s adage is “it’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.”

But for Warren Buffett the current environment doesn’t appear to be offering up any wonderful companies at fair valuations. The situation is so bad that the cash stockpile of Berkshire Hathaway has more than doubled in the last four years, from under $40 billion to $100bn.The infamous investor is famed for his investment approach of pouncing on companies when they run

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Bond Bear Bubbleheads

By Brady Willet – Re-Blogged From http://www.Silver-Phoenix500.com

Conventional wisdom holds that with central banks’ beginning to throw their experimental policies into reverse the strings holding the asset price boom together are slowly being cut.  No disagreement here. But while the divergence between the fundamentals and asset prices suggests things like equities are in/near bubble territory, the bond market is not so much a ‘bubble’ as simply a rigged game. Some would disagree…

Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan recently offered his opinion about market ‘bubbles’ (or the very subject matter he spent his tenure at the Fed proclaiming could never be identified):

“By any measure, real long-term interest rates are much too low and therefore unsustainable. When they move higher they are likely to move reasonably fast. We are experiencing a bubble, not in stock prices but in bond prices. This is not discounted in the marketplace.”  Bloomberg

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Another Financial Elite Goes On Record About The Bubble

By Graham Summers – Re-Blogged From http://www.Gold-Eagle.com

Last week former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan warned that the bond market was a gigantic bubble waiting to burst.

This week, another financial elite, Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan, has said the same thing.

I do think that bond prices are high,” the chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co. said Tuesday in an interview on CNBC. “I’m not going to call it a bubble, but I wouldn’t personally be buying 10-year sovereign debt anywhere around the world.”

Source: Bloomberg

This would be an ASTONISHING admission from ANY bank CEO. But coming from the CEO of JP Morgan, the single largest bank in the United States, it is truly incredible.

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We’re In The Final Phase Of Another Market Bubble

Re-Blogged From http://www.Silver-Phoenix500.com

Over the past two decades we’ve seen two major bubbles develop: the internet bubble, which burst in March 2000, followed by the real estate and mortgage bubble, which burst in 2007.

Now, we’re entering a stock market bubble in a manner we haven’t seen before, said Jim Puplava, founder of Financial Sense, in a recent podcast, Anatomy of a Bubble.

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Are US Equities In A Bubble?

By Rudi Fronk and Jim Anthony –  Re-Blogged From http://www.Silver-Phoenix500.com

As we have noted, there is a very important difference between a bull market and a bubble. Valuations are certainly one means of distinguishing them. In retrospect, we can recognize previous historic bubbles such as 1929 and 2000. When basic ratios such as Price-to-Sales and Tobins’ Q have reached the levels that marked these bubbles, as they have, we can make a reasonable inference that another bubble has formed.

But there are other measures besides valuation. The most characteristic indicator of a bubble vs. a bull market is that bubbles ignore risk. Bubbles don’t discount risk, they don’t sniff out the next recession, they ignore or even fight the Fed, they don’t fall when earnings do and they do not herd into the long end of the Treasury curve for safety.

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