Rising Debt, Soft Dollar; Gold the Only Protection for Investors

By Friday, December 19, 2014

Protection for InvestorsWe’re only into the second month of the U.S. government’s current fiscal year and we’ve already racked up a budget of $179 billion. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Fiscal Service, December 10, 2014.)

When the government incurs a budget deficit, it has to borrow money to pay for its expenses. Over the past few years, due to increased spen… Read More

Beauty Company ULTA Signaling Strong Upcoming Earnings Season?

By Friday, December 19, 2014

Strong Upcoming Earnings SeasonWhatever the news that causes the equity market to gyrate, I’m reminded that the most important news for investors is what underlying businesses say about their operations. Amidst all the turmoil and shocks that can affect the broader market, a good, underlying business that has the liquidity will always get recognized by the inv… Read More

How to Profit from Russia’s Financial Chaos

By Friday, December 19, 2014

Russia Financial ChaosRussian President Vladimir Putin is holding the world in what I describe as an economic hostage situation.

From the annexation of Crimea from Ukraine and his continued support of rebel separatists in that region to his defiance of political rights and a thumbs-down approach to the United States and Europe, Putin is creating a politi… Read More

Stock Market Prediction 2015: Strong U.S. Economy, Weak Global Economy

By Thursday, December 18, 2014

Stock Market Predictions for 2015

My Five Stock Market Predictions for 2015

Catalysts for Growth in Place for Solid 2015

Admittedly, stock market forecasts can mostly be flimsy attempts to predict what irrational investors do in uncertain times. That doesn’t prevent most pundits from being overly optimistic.

At the end of 2013, I predicted that the U.S. stock mar… Read More

Currency Fluctuations and Troubled Global Economy to Drive Gold Higher

By Thursday, December 18, 2014

Gold Investors’ Insurance in 2015There are too many analysts who are concerned about deflation, a period during which the price of general goods declines. Because of this, analysts are not too keen on gold. They say the yellow metal is only good for one’s portfolio when there’s inflation. When prices are declining, it’s not really worth anything. I beg to diffe… Read More

Michael Lombardi's Column

Rising Debt, Soft Dollar; Gold the Only Protection for Investors

By Friday, December 19, 2014

We’re only into the second month of the U.S. government’s current fiscal year and we’ve already racked up a budget of $179 billion. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Fiscal Service, December 10, 2014.)

When the government incurs a budget defi… Read More

Silver Prices to Outperform Gold in 2015

By Wednesday, December 17, 2014

I know it’s a bold prediction: silver prices are going to surprise investors and provide them with better returns than gold bullion. I say this because both the fundamental and the technical pictures for silver continue to improve.

Dema… Read More

U.S. Banks Start Charging Clients for Large Cash Balances

By Monday, December 15, 2014

You may remember an article I wrote in June of this year (we got lots of comments on it) about my Dad receiving a letter in the mail telling him that if the cash portion of his stock brokerage balance fell below $125,000, he would be charged a year… Read More