What's Happening Wednesdays with Andrew Hoffman:

Today's must listen Audioblog, "name whatever's impossible..."

Unexpected Yuan devaluation - and Precious Metals/Bitcoin surge

Trump vs. the world, and America

Fraudulent OPEC deal on verge of collapse

Trumpflation meme dying

PMs approaching 200 DMAs

Upcoming catalysts - Yellen next week, Dutch elections, debt ceiling, etc.
2.5% 10 year yield - Nuff said!

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Johnny Depp has made over $750 million during his storied career and yet now he's broke. But as any good American would do, he's suing his financial advisors. They've countered sued claiming that they've been warning him for years that his profligate spending would put him land him in the poorhouse. Looks like they were correct. While we're not shedding any tears for Johnny or Argentina, his tale of woe is instructive to all of us who have been living beyond our means for too long. It's an avoidable fate if you listen to Danielle and change your life accordingly.

Direct download: Danielle_Park_07.Feb.17.mp3
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Mark Shaw came on the show the day his book was released in January of this year. His book reexamined the long forgotten suspicious death of journalist and star Dorothy Kilgallen. There were gaping holes in the investigation and she was likely murdered. Most interestingly, she was working on the JFK assassination and was writing a book that threatened to blow the lid off. She had twice interviewed Jack Ruby and apparently had the goods. Her manuscript was never found and neither were any notes. Now, the Manhattan District Attorney is reopening the case, so perhaps justice will finally be served.  

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Nick Santiago saw the Trump victory long ago. He was short the markets on election night and couldn't quite unwind his position quickly enough. He sees the dollar going down a bit more but then regaining strength and going ever higher, larger due to the weakness of the Euro. Gold and silver will be going higher as well. Business conditions in the US will be improving due to Trump policies as well. Stock markets will continue to climbs as well. Let's see some much needed tax relief to complete the package. 

Direct download: Nick_Santiago_07.Feb.17.mp3
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As Jordan expected, the Trump economic doctrine appears to be leading to higher interest rates and higher inflation. Therefore, you need to adjust your portfolio in anticipation of this outcome. Out with the bonds and fixed income investments. Real estate investing could get a real shot in the arm from the scaling back of Dodd-Frank. Other sectors of the economy could also get needed stimulus as well. Just understand what Trumponomics means for your investment portfolio. A weakening dollar is a real likelihood. 

Direct download: Jordan_Goodman_06.Feb.17.mp3
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Gregor Gregersen is the Founder and CEO of Silver Bullion Pte Ltd and its subsidiary, the Safe House SG Pte Ltd. From Germany, he's lived all over Europe and US. He gets how the Western world has become dependent on money printing to fund otherwise unsustainable debts. It led him to seek permanent refuge in Singapore and to start Silver Bullion.

Gregor and his team ensure that all legal, jurisdictional, counter-party, insurance, authentication and physical security issues are addressed to provide bullion owners the world safest place to store silver and gold. That's his commitment to his clients and he's constantly striving to improve service and accountability. 

 

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We've been working together with First Mining Finance since they started their acquisition plan. We never had any doubt that they were going to build a great company. Now President Patrick Donnelly brings us up to date on the latest developments. After acquiring 8 companies and 12 projects in less than a year, FFM isn't resting on its laurels. They've been doing some drilling at several sites and the initial results are quite encouraging. The idea is to show the potential to interested parties who will then take the ball and run with it. Pickle Crow was a working mine for 3 decades and still has plenty of gold as well as a mill. It's a great project for a mining company looking to get off the ground. Drilling is taking place elsewhere as well. And of course the company is always on the look out for promising acquisitions. While the stock price is well above its 52 week low, its also well below its 52 week high, which could mean that at around 81 cents Canadian, this is a great entry point for the next price run up. We'll have to see what the market has in store, but everything that President Trump is doing bodes well for precious metals. 

Direct download: Patrick_Donnelly_03.Feb.17.mp3
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From recent FSN member feedback I realize that I've fallen into bad habits. I guess I'm not letting my guests speak enough. I've made a New Year's Resolution to cure this bad behavior. Seriously, I appreciate the criticism, we intended and am always looking to improve the show and my skills. If there's a guest you want me to invite on the show or anything we can do better, please let me know.

Next, we're getting workaholic government. Most of us would settle for government that just works, but with Trump in the Whitehouse, his group of executives are known for their outstanding work ethic. Most of them anyway. Let's see if their private sector skills can transfer over to the public sector. 

Finally, Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, seems extremely well qualified and completely unobjectionable. Leave it to the Dems to screw it all up. Do they really think they're gaining votes in the much needed rust belt by trying to obstruct his cabinet and his judge pick? Au contraire, this is going to destroy the party and insure that they won't get elected dog catcher. While they're at it, why not make anti-white anti-semite Keith Ellison party leader? Sounds like a great strategy for victory. 

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Stock markets hit new highs and pull back. Dollar hit new 14 year highs and pulled back. Precious metals all went up smartly and it looks to continue for a while. Copper is up big. Bitcoin up down up. Energy down slightly but Uranium hit bottom two months and looks to be starting a new bull market. Interesting times ahead.

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Wayne Allyn Root is ecstatic. The liberals are in full meltdown mode. They don't understand Trump and they can't deal with him. They bring a pistol to the fight and Trump brings an anti-tank missile. No wonder they don't have a chance. Wayne's new show is going gang-busters in Vegas, soon to be spreading across the country. He was behind DJT from the beginning and it's paying off Bigly! He's half hoping that California breaks off from the union along with New York, Massachusetts, Illinois, Connecticut and a few other liberal states, we'd have heaven on earth. But don't count on it happening too soon, the libs would quickly run out of other people's money. And after all we are One Nation Under God!

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6 in 10 Americans don't have $5000 in savings. Nearly six in 10 Americans don't have enough savings to cover a $500 or $1,000 unplanned expense, according to a new report from Bankrate. Only 41% of adults reported having enough in their savings account to cover a surprise bill of this magnitude. A little more than 20% said they would put it on a credit card, the report said, while 20% would cut their spending and 11% would turn to friends and family for financial assistance.


"This is a persistent American problem of how you should handle your finances and spending," said Jill Cornfield, retirement analyst for Bankrate. But at least the number has improved. Last year, only 37% of Americans reported having enough savings to cover an expense of $500 or more.

Millennials were the most financially prepared to handle monetary headwinds with 47% of those aged 18-29 saying they could dip into savings to cover an unplanned expense, a substantial increase from 33% in 2014. Personal finance experts tend to stress the importance of having an emergency fund to cover unanticipated expenses to avoid long-term financial damage.


"If you aren't set up to tap cash for something, it can derail you financially if you put it on credit card," said Cornfield. "The original expense can bloom because of interest." Almost half of the 1,003 adults surveyed reported they or a family member faced a major financial expenditure in the past year. "If you are human, have a pet, kids, a house or a place to live, something is going to happen that will cost you money," said Cornfield.

Direct download: Anthony_Saccaro_01.Feb.17.mp3
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What's Happening Wednesdays with Andrew Hoffman:

The Terrifying, post-inauguration environment
End of the "strong dollar standard"
Imminent FrExit, GrExit
Collapsing economy, "saved" by fraudulent ADP report this morning
Today's must hear Audioblog, "All out trade and currency wars, and a shocking new world order!"

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Hard to believe that Trump has been in office just 10 days. It's a whole new world. But what about his Treasury Secretary Mnuchin. He's Skull & Bones, Goldman through and through. His father was a Goldman director. Talk about someone from the belly of the beast. According to Bix he even ran the market rigging operation for the Vampire Squid. So why did Trump pick him? He had to know what the deal was. Was it just a matter of keeping your friends close and your enemies closer? Or is there more? Obviously you can't upset the entire monetary apple cart from day one, or then you'll really have pure chaos. Rather, things have to be done in stages. We're obviously in the first stage now. Trump is consolidating power. Once he's firmly in command his plan, whatever it maybe will start to unfold. Then we'll know if he's a good guy, or a not so good guy. Can't wait to find out. 

Direct download: Bix_Weir_31.Jan.17.mp3
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Noah Kerner and Jennifer Barrett have come up with an ingenious app that helps Millennials save by rounding up their purchases and also kicking in a few bucks extra for affiliated merchants. A wise millennial can save $750 or more per annum in an ETF portfolio, which over time will really add up. I was so impressed by their innovativeness that I signed up myself, even though I'm a baby boomer. Hey, you can never save enough, right? 

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Christopher Lochhead is co-author of Harper Collins’ best seller: Play Bigger: How Pirates, Dreamers, and Innovators Create and Dominate Markets and the co-host of the new Legends and Losers podcast. He also coaches CEOs and exec teams in category design and marketing from time to time. We discuss what the recent tech winners have in common and why entrepreneurism has taken a hit in the US recently, but why it's coming back now. 

 

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Dow Hits 20,000 for the first time The Dow Jones Industrial Average last Wednesday hit the psychologically significant threshold of 20,000 in intraday trade, representing a milestone for the blue-chip gauge and highlighting a relatively speedy path higher for the stock market in the wake of Donald Trump’s election win in November.

The Dow DJIA, +0.49% is up about 9% since Trump’s Nov. 8 election victory, the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.47% has gained nearly 7%, while the Nasdaq Composite IndexCOMP, +0.65% has advanced roughly 8% during that period.

The equity rally is supported by expectations that Trump will unleash a raft of pro-business policies, including a rollback of regulations, tax cuts and fiscal spending. It remains to be seen if the Dow will close at 20,000. The gains for the Dow on Wednesday came after Trump signed executive orders on Tuesday to move forward with the construction of controversial infrastructure projects, Keystone XL and the Dakota Access pipelines, which offered a boost to stocks as it supported expectations that a ramp up in infrastructure spending—a boon for economic growth—would be one of the centerpieces of his administration.

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Are we becoming the disunited States of Trump? The liberals are having a major meltdown around the globe. First the UK went down, then the US, next will be France  and then who knows what's next. 

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Consumers and Corporate America have taken substantial notice of the pro-growth President Elects Donald Trump moves to enhance jobs and stimulate corporate spending which has been nonexistent the last 6 years.  Corporate America has spent 2.5 trillion on share buy backs and not invested in their model.  Consumers are feeling good as the political scene is creating the appearance to stimulate the economy by way of deregulation for all businesses, tax reform and infrastructure spending could be a tripled headed trifecta for the US economy.  If any of these initiatives get bogged down in Congress look for profit taking as the market is searching for additional reasons to go higher.  The velocity of money in the economy will be increasing in 2017. 

Direct download: Jeffrey_Small_30.Jan.17.mp3
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It's been just 9 days but Trump is firmly in the driver's seat. Love him or hate him, he's running the show. He's our first workaholic 'n chief since LBJ. No one can keep up with him. And he's chosen to surround himself with people just like himself. Rex Tilerson, Steve Mnuchin, Mad Dog Mathis, etc. If you don't think Washington can get things done, you're in for a surprise. It's a new day in America. Whether they can pay off the debt is another story, they aren't miracle workers after all. 

Direct download: John_Rubino_30.Jan.17.mp3
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David Sidoo is CEO, President and Director of Advantage Lithium. This junior is well situated to become a major Lithium Producer. They've just done a major capital raise and are thus well situated. They've got extremely promising projects in Nevada and Argentina. On the demand side, we're at the beginning of a major boom in electric cars that's shows all the signs of a major new trend. Right now EV's are just specialty vehicles, but every major car company from GM, Ford, BMW, Mercedes, etc., is getting in on the action. Therefore, Lithium demand is set to go exponential. Prices have increased dramatically and that has led to a scramble to find more resources. David is totally committed to building a world class company, just like he's done in the past, and he's well on his way to doing so again! 

Direct download: David_Sidoo_27.Jan.17.mp3
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Trump made a campaign promise to improve job opportunities for the US worker. He has to address this head on. If BMW were building cars in their home country and shipping them to US, this wouldn’t be an issue; but when they are moving the jobs 20 miles south of the border just because of cheaper labor and shipping cars here, it clearly is a decision made to circumvent the process and doesn’t benefit US workers
Maybe the way BMW should look at it is: US labor costs add 20% to the product, but by building in US, we save a 35% Border Tax, it’s a net 15% savings. Toyota vs Ford: both have US plants, but import parts from other countries.

Direct download: Michael_Eastham_26.Jan.17.mp3
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Woody sees many opportunities opening up in the new Trump reality. Where others can't bear to accept it, Woody has embraced the new paradigm. The market will be correcting shortly. Commodities will be the new leaders, including gold and silver. Wall Street has no inkling what's in store for them, just like they never saw Trump coming. However, Woody and I were the outliers, we knew that Trump was the one!

Direct download: Woody_OBrien_26.Jan.17.mp3
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Danielle Park observes that when Obama entered the Whitehouse markets were hitting lows and so was the economy. With Trump's entrance, it's the exact opposite. She believes that cycles rule and that even if Trump is able to implement all of his policies and they go as planned, it will be impossible to beat the cycle. It's like trying to turn the proverbial aircraft carrier, it takes time. And the current occupant gets the blame regardless of who caused the mess. Let's all sit back and see what happens next. 

Direct download: Danielle_Park_25.Jan.17.mp3
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It's amazing what a little debt will. (Or a lot!) A trillion here a trillion and pretty soon you're talking global insolvency. The US, China, Japan and the EU are printing money and spreading the wealth around in an effort to avoid recession or worse. Some central banks are even buying stocks. Will the Fed start doing this as well? Time will tell? 

Direct download: John_Rubino_25.Jan.17.mp3
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What Happening Wednesdays With Andrew Hoffman:

Thermonuclear currency wars;
An imminently dovish Fed;
The infathomability of rising interest rates;
The insurmountable hurdles to Trump-Flation;
The coming debt ceiling debacle;
Draconian government.

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