Archives for May 2013

Is This the Time to Buy Real Estate in Portugal?

The time to buy is when everyone else is selling. That holds true not only for stocks but also for commodities like Gold and Real Estate. Another truism is to buy when you least feel like buying. Right now an extremely out of favor asset is real … [Read more...]

The IRS’s Job Is To Violate Our Liberties

“What do you expect when you target the President?” This is what an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agent allegedly said to the head of a conservative organization that was being audited after calling for the impeachment of then-President Clinton. … [Read more...]

Update on the Real Estate Market

The key to profitable investing is to "Buy when everyone is selling and sell when everyone is buying".  If that is true real estate may be just turning the corner. Currently, the real estate market is experiencing a rebound in many states around the … [Read more...]

What is Basel III and Will it Help Avert Another Banking Crisis?

The Third Basel Accord (i.e. Basel III) is a voluntary global regulatory standard on banks requiring adequate capital and providing stress testing and market liquidity guidelines. Members of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision agreed on the … [Read more...]

Will Wednesday’s Fed Minutes Spark Sell-Off?

Since the S&P 500 made an intraday low of 1,536 on April 18, the widely-followed stock index has tacked on 130 points and the markets have migrated back to full-bore risk-on mode. Wednesday Winddown? Two key events this Wednesday could give … [Read more...]

The New Cold War: The “Putinization” of Uranium Part 2

Yesterday we began looking at the factors involved in Uranium production and how Vladimir Putin is using those factors to his advantage. Today we will continue to look at uranium and how it will affect world energy production for years to come. In an … [Read more...]

The New Cold War: The “Putinization” of Uranium

Although we don't like to admit it,  Uranium is a big part of the energy picture with roughly 16 of the world's electricity coming from nuclear power. In the U.S. it is almost the same at 19%, with 37% coming from coal, 30% from Natural Gas, 7% from … [Read more...]

Buy Gold and Silver NOW

By Jeff Clark, Senior Precious Metals Analyst You've undoubtedly read about the dramatic increase in demand for gold and silver bullion products since the big correction. Supply has gotten tight, premiums are rising, and inventory is hard to come … [Read more...]

If Cyprus Is the Bellwether, Canada Is the Red Flag

Why is Canada making Cyprus-style preparations? By Jeff Thomas, International Man An intriguing article titled "Canada Includes Depositor Haircut Bail-In Provision for Systemically Important Banks in 2013 Budget" was recently published in SD … [Read more...]

Bits and Pieces from Casey Research

Porter and Marin on the Future of Oil Prices Porter Stansberry vs. Marin Katusa: Who Won the Bet? By Marin Katusa, Chief Energy Investment Strategist On May 1, 2012, Porter Stansberry and I made a bet. Porter predicted that oil would go below … [Read more...]