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Why the Euro and Dollar Could Reach Parity Soon

By Thursday, May 21, 2015

ECBOn Tuesday, May 19, the euro fell almost one percent against the U.S. dollar. This was mainly due to a top-ranking executive at the European Central Bank (ECB) signaling that the central bank will increase the pace of its bond buying. (Source: Financial Times, May 19, 2015.)The ECB has embarked on quantitative easing (purchasing bonds) since March of this year. It plans to increase its bonds purchases in May. Read More

Three Statistics That Say No Economic Growth Yet

By Friday, January 23, 2015

ECB Money PrintingLook at any newspaper or watch any financial news channel and you will hear someone saying the U.S. economy is growing. To prove their point, they will refer to gross domestic product (GDP) figures and unemployment data.Yes, the GDP numbers and the unemployment picture do look better, but our economy is still in very big trouble.. Read More

Gold Market Setting Up to Reward Investors

By Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Gold Market Setting Up to Reward InvestorsI’ve been singing the same song to my readers all year: look at dips in the price of gold bullion as an opportunity to buy more of the metal.When gold fell below $1,150-an-ounce in early November and so many analysts came out with the prediction of $1,100 or $1,000-an-ounce gold, I was writing about what a bargain gold stocks had become. (See “Prices of Gold /Silver Companies to Double. Read More

The Nine-Month Check-Up

By Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Nine-Month Check-UpWith nine months behind us this year, today we look at how two popular forms of investment have done in 2014 and where I think they are headed for the remainder of the year.Starting with stocks, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed yesterday up 2.8% for the year. Given the risk of the stock market, 2.8% is no big gain. I wrote at the beginning of 2014 that the. Read More

The Only Sector I See with a Ten-to-One Return Potential

By Friday, June 27, 2014

Shattering the Myth Behind Interest Rates and GoldWe are hearing more and more about interest rates getting ready to rise. The Federal Reserve itself has said it expects the federal funds rate to increase to 1.5% by the end of next year and to 2.25% by the end of 2016.Before the Fed came out with its forecast, I was writing about how the Fed will have no choice but to raise interest rates because inflation is. Read More

Negative Interest Rates: They’re Here

By Friday, June 6, 2014

What Happens When You Toy with Nature's Boom & Bust CyclesIn 2012, I predicted that if the Federal Reserve couldn’t get the economy growing again, it would take interest rates into the negative zone.Well, yesterday, the European Central Bank (ECB), the second-biggest central bank in the world, trumped the Fed and became the first major central bank to offer depositors negative interest rates.What does “negative interest rates” mean?Each night, major banks in the eurozone collectively deposit USD$1.0. Read More

Next Stop for the Paper Money Printing Press…

By Friday, May 23, 2014

Eurozone's Economic Troubles Far From OverWhen we asked our readers what they enjoy reading the most on Profit Confidential, less than 10% of them said they like to read about the eurozone. We understand it’s not a topic of interest with the majority of our readers, but I can’t stress enough that what’s happening in the eurozone right now is very critical to the U.S. economy.American-based companies have massive operations in the eurozone. Read More

Should You Be Buying More Gold Ahead of the ECB’s Printing Decision?

By Monday, April 14, 2014

The European Central Bank Presents Another Reason to Be Bullish on GoldFrom our recent reader survey, I see our readers are not that concerned about what happens in the eurozone. But there’s a phenomenon occurring there that I believe every investor who is interested in gold bullion should be aware of.Let me explain…It’s a known fact that when central banks print more of their paper money, it’s usually bullish for the yellow metal. We saw this after 2009, when. Read More

The Race That Will Not End Well

By Friday, November 22, 2013

central bank Central banks around the global economy are involved in a race that will not end well. Of course, I’m talking about the race to the bottom of currency devaluation, which is being achieved through the printing of more and more paper money backed by nothing.Almost weekly, I hear news about different central banks in the global economy cranking up the speed of their printing presses; they are fixated on. Read More

Warning: Stock Market Margin (Borrowing) Reaches All-Time High

By Wednesday, November 13, 2013

key stock indicesI’ve been writing in these pages how more and more time-proven stock market indicators are starting to scream “Danger!” for the stock market.Investors are getting too bullish on stocks (an omen of lower stock prices ahead), as seen in the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII) Investor Sentiment Survey. It shows 48% of investors were bullish towards key stock indices on November 7. Going back to just June of. Read More

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From: Michael Lombardi, MBA
Subject: Golden Opportunity for Stock Market Investors

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