The dollar is at a 3 year low while gold is up 7% in the last 30 days. Bitcoin is off about 25% from its record high. 2018 is off to a crazy start but it seems that this may be a fantastic year for gold. Granted the stock market keeps hitting new highs but think of it this way…What’s the best way to position yourself in terms of risk to reward? The clear winner is GOLD!! Gold is still 20% below where it was 5 year ago! Hell gold is about 32% off from its all time high back in 2012! Silver needs to nearly triple to get to its all time high in 2011. And if you invest in the gold and silver miners you make a multiple of what the metals do! I think 2018 is the breakout year for gold and silver! I will keep you updated with the latest. Let’s profit from the inevitable.
Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, has rescinded the Cole memo and now has his own memo that will indeed go after the states that have legalized marijuana. One of the few good things Obama did as president was that he actually let states nullify federal laws against marijuana. Now here comes the republicans, these guys who think their some small government types who say they love the free market, they’re full of it! Both parties love their own form of Big Government and I’m sick of this madness from these party clowns!
Fed Chairwoman, Janet Yellen, has raised interest rates for the last time under her tenure. This is the 5th time interest rates have been raised under Yellen. For that matter, this is the 5th time interest rates have been raised since the financial crisis began in 2008! So we’ve had near 0% interest rates for 10 years and the fed thinks it’s getting tight when interest rates are at 1.5%!? This is crazy! We still negative interest rates when you figure in the inflation rate! We’re not in some miraculous recovery like most in the media believe.
The Bitcoin futures market is now open! What does this mean for Bitcoin now that people have the ability to short it? If you look at a chart of Bitcoin it literally goes straight up! How long will this bitcoin bull market continue? In a two week period, Bitcoin went from $8,000 per coin to $16,000! There’s definitely a lot of similarities between Bitcoin and the tulip bulb mania from the 1600s. People literally were trading their houses for a single tulip bulb! What, you say this time is different? From what I have seen from history, this time is never different.
More sexual allegations have come out and the latest person to fall and be fired is the long time “Today” co-host, Matt Lauer. Every day it seems like there’s someone else! Also, Janet Yellen fears a boom and bust if we don’t stay ahead of inflation by keeping up with interest rates. This is more evidence that my theory on Janet Yellen is correct. And Bitcoin has recently went over $10,000 per coin and now even the FED is thinking about making its own cryptocurrency! Lots to get to on today’s show!