I just got back from Singapore and man what an experience that was! I really felt like I was in the novel 1984. Cameras are watching you everywhere, every little thing is regulated! A car that costs $30,000 in the U.S. costs $130,000 in Singapore! The government censors everything and there’s really no such thing as freedom of speech. I was almost fined $500 in Singapore! It’s not the Libertarian state many believe.
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Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, has rescinded the Cole memo and now has his own memo that will indeed go after the states that have legalized marijuana.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.