Mortgage rates are going up. Could this be spurring sales? Buyers could be buying now to avoid higher rates, it's happened before. But the rest of the economy doesn't look so great does it? Hiring and wages are trending higher, but can you believe the numbers? Perhaps it's time to go back to bartender school, but they're automating bartenders and truckdrivers out of business. So what's no-skilled/low-skilled worker to do? And what's with that Chinese goldminer buying shares around the globe?

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Athens is coming closer to running out of cash by the day, and a default is looming on the horizon. Other EU countries appear to be trying to help Greece, but no one really wants to get their hands dirty. 

 

Greece’s spiraling downfall should be a wake-up call for other countries facing a debt crisis, starting with the United States. We watched our government bailout big banks and major corporations such as General Motors during and after the 2008 crisis. Is Greece the next one up for help? Is there a plan in place?

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Mark Everson is running for President of the United States. He believes that Americans deserve constructive solutions to the challenges facing our country.

 

When did you last believe the country was on the right track? Politicians continue to lie and get away with untruthful explanations. Each party offers painless solutions which protect special interests and reward millionaire lobbyists.

 

What if we undertake bold tax reform and free the vast majority of Americans from the burden of filing a tax return with the IRS? Wouldn’t that be better than the mess we have now and also grow our economy in the process?

 

 

 

 

 

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What can they do to save this mess Wednesdays with Andrew Hoffman:

Greece!

-today's aritcle, "can Greece be contained?"

 

collapsing mining industry

 

collapsing commodities

 

collapsing collapses

 

the EMOTION that has crept into my writing as efforts to manipulate markets/media have become epic!

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Keith Neumeyer has created two billion dollar mining companies, First Quantum and First Majestic. Now in the depths of the mining depression he's looking to start another, First Mining Finance. Keith believes that the sector has to recover at some point because of the growth picture in other parts of the world. Presently there's no shortage of opportunities and the key is sticking to the discipline and making sound investments in good jurisdictions with good ore quality. Then it's just a matter of sitting back and waiting and letting the market prove Keith right yet again. 

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According to independent analyst Steve Rocco gold and silver mining is all about the return on energy invested. And he's got the charts to back it up. That's why in the long run the US and the world economies are headed for low growth and the precious metals can't help but go up. Ore grades and the difficulties involved with extraction as well as energy prices are headed up and so is demand, which means higher prices. Most producers are currently selling at a loss, so what other outcome can there be? 

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Kip is an entrepreneur's entrepreneur. Throughout his lengthy career he's suffered a number of bouts of entrepreneur burnout. The best way to avoid is to plan for it in advance. Understand that it's inevitable and then if you plan for it, you can avoid it. Plan those trips and family getaways and you'll never suffer the effects for too long. Most important keep finding new challenges and you'll never get too burned out. 

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The Regulatory Explosion has gone into hyperdrive. If the US Regulatory System was a country it would be the 10th largest economy. Regulatory democracy has changed the relationship between the people and the government. Regulations have the effect of law but are not passed by legislative bodies and there's no accountability. Obamacare is typical of the regulatory state where we only find out what's in until after it's been passed. What's the solution? Perhaps it's as Charles Murray suggests, we need the people to rise up get very wealthy underwrite civil disobedience. 

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Mark O'Byne executive director sees the warning by Ian Spreadbury ( A Fidelity Bond Fundd manager who oversees £4 billion of clients’ money ) as a tuning point.

Spreadbury told Telegraph Money “Systemic risk is in the system and as an investor you have to be aware of that.”

He believes that the record debt that has been ballooning since the crisis of ’08 due to interest rates being forced down to near zero by central banks. This debt, particularly where mortgages are concerned, would likely become unsustainable if, and when, rates rise to realistic levels.

“We have rock-bottom rates and QE is still going on – this is all experimental policy and means we are in uncharted territory.” 

For now though around the globe complacency rules!

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Donald Trump is really running for President, Rachel Dolezal-a white woman running the Spokane chapter of the NAACP, you know that things are completely out of control. The insanity has set in and there's no turning back now. Joe Messinia of TheRealSide.com joined for a look at the absurdity. And we're all losing perspective as Western Civilization continues its disintegration. 

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Marin Katusa now has his own website KatusaResearch.com where he shares his thoughts and research about the resource sector. Marin has been extremely successful investor. We discussed where we are in the cycle and what an investor needs to do to pick the winners in this depressed sector. The last time Marin and I spoke, he called the coming downturn. He thinks it's going to continue for a while but there's hope. As long as able managers such as Keith Neumeyer stick around, there's potential for large gains ahead. 

 

 

 

 

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Dogs don't sweat, they pant. Governor Romney put his dog on top of his car to cool it off. The economy must be improving if Trump is willing to make the financial disclosures required to run for president. Trump's idea of buying 2200 miles of the Great Wall of China and bring to the Southern Border is a stunning idea. And Trump is helping the economy by buying American hair pieces. 

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Jason K. Roberts is still bullish on the Florida Real Estate Market. Among the major reasons is that the market is not reliant on the job market. Many of the FL home buyers are retireees and therefore not looking for employment. Therefore, the buying season doesn't revolve around the school year like other states. Jason also talks about why many people fail in real estate investing. The reasons may surprise you. 

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Where's It Going Wednesday With Andrew Hoffman:

1.  Greece imminent default/grexit, and ramifications

 

2.  Fed meeting irrelevance, as markets (commodities, currencies, bonds) starting to swamp their manipulations (even European stocks)

                -only "last to go" markets like Dow and gold/silver still left to lose

 

3.  Collapsing mining industry, per article yesterday

 

4.  Unprecedented stock bubbles the world round, with worst economy of our lifetimes

 

5.  CRB index on verge of breaking 2008 spike bottom lows!

 

Look out Below!

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No one can say it’s a boring primary season for the 2016 presidential election.  With Jeb entering the race this week, and Trump probably entering with a $9 Billion net worth, will we see one of the most exciting and unusual nominating processes in history?  Will it be the most expensive too?  

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Michelle Seiler-Tucker believes that Donald Trump possesses many of the qualities necessary to help bring the country back from the serious decline that it's been experiencing for the past decade. His skills as a leader and master negotiator are sorely needed. But is he for real? We won't know the answer to that question until the election season unwinds a bit further, but one thing for certain, it's going to be much more interesting. 

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Carol Margolis, a well-traveled consultant, businesswoman and international speaker who has collected countless pearls of travel wisdom over many years. She is sharing her pearls of wisdom learned over many millions of miles to create such a support system for fellow traveling public to help them discover the joy that travel can bring. I credit Carol with cluing me into the Global Entry Program which has saved me dozens of hours waiting on the TSA line at the airport. Carol knows how to travel effortlessly and with the highest degree of comfort and she shows you how to do the same. She's one savvy traveler. 

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No matter what country you're in, when a debt mania takes place, all reason heads for the exit. We've seen it in the US, Canada, China and countless other places. We're now headed for the end game, witness Greece. Perhaps this means that a refocusing on true value is coming soon. Those investments and technologies that truly improve life will become the focal point of the next boom, rather than just frivolous consumerism. Let's hope that we've learned something from the past booms and busts. 

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Jerry Perelman has been a pilot for four decades. He got his license at age 20. He's as passionate today as he was then. Today he has a network of private aircraft that can fly you anyplace in the world on many different types of aircraft. Safety always comes first and Jerry only works with aircraft owners who have regular crews in place. If you're going somewhere and want to splurge, give Jerry a call. 

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Dr. George wrote, "The recent New York Times opinion piece penned by Paul Krugman exemplifies what the problem is with political discourse in our country. Under the guise of pointing out the effects of a polarized political environment that uses intellectual dishonesty by those who disagree with their point of view. He exposes himself to be like the very same people that he mocks and belittles.

The “policy success” of ObamCare that he paints flies in the face of reality, and anyone who is not a practicing physician cannot truly understand how policy affects the practice of medicine and the delivery of healthcare.  Patients are finding out what practicing physicians have known all along – that having health insurance does not equal access to quality healthcare. From the beginning the proponents of The Affordable Care Act used the argument that having health insurance equaled access to healthcare. However, the existence of The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) passed by Congress in 1986 guaranteed that anyone who needed emergency medical care whether they were a US citizen or not would receive it despite their ability to pay."

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John writes that "Gold bugs around the world got a shock a few weeks ago when a tiny Canadian start-up called BitGold bought venerable GoldMoney, the second biggest (after BullionVault) precious metals storage firm.

Now come the questions. Is this a case of a flashy tech company using its temporarily-inflated stock to buy real assets, a kind of AOL/Time Warner deal which goes sour when the new tech turns out to be a bubble? Or are these the young visionaries who finally solve the puzzle that eluded their elders? 

First, a little digression: Back in the late 1990s while writing mostly about the excesses of the dot-com bubble, I was looking for a more optimistic theme. After interviewing GoldMoney’s James Turk for a couple of magazine articles, I fixated on his and others’ attempts to use the Internet to turn gold back into a functioning currency. This was a libertarian fantasy made real, allowing people to keep their spare cash in sound money while bypassing the increasingly dysfunctional, predatory banks with their hidden fees and stupid rules."

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Get ready for the next crisis, it's going to be far worse than 2008. Get out of debt. Money in the bank may not be there when you need it. A core holding in precious metals is a must. Invest in alternative energy for your home, it will pay a huge return. Be careful of your investments in Wall Street, they may not be there when you most need them. Most of all, be prepared!

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Diane Daniels helps overwhelmed seniors navigate their way through the Medicare Maze. While much is written, there's really very little help available to seniors to actually help them figure out how to best utilize the program. 

 

Add to that the fact that a small group of doctors accounted for a large chunk of Medicare payments once again. Medicare paid at least 3,900 individual health-care providers at least $1 million in 2013, according to a Bloomberg analysis of data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

 

Overall, the agency said it released data on $90 billion in payments to 950,000 individual providers and organizations. On average, doctors were reimbursed about $74,000, though five received more than $10 million. Why are these payments so high? Diane tries to provide answers. 

 

 

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Major Obamacare Premium Increases Set For 2016. The reason? Higher than expected care costs from customers gained under ObamaCare's expansion and the rising costs of prescription drugs.

 

Healthcare Expert Paul Ketchel, who runs MDSave, which is the nation's largest online healthcare marketplace. Prior to creating MDSave, Paul worked as a senior aide to Senator Frist, focusing on healthcare reform.

 

Direct download: Paul_Ketchel_10.Jun.15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:41am EST
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What In The World Is Going On With Andrew Hoffman:

The entire world is incentivized to ignore reality. Can kicking has now become an art form. The Greeks have defaulted and the entire world gives a collective yawn. Will Greece really pay everything they owe later in the month along with everything they owe later in the month? A measely $300 million and they can't come up with it, get real! No bail is coming. The German's refuse to give it and the Greeks refuse to take it. Will the collapse occur in June or in September or even later? Who knows? 

The Co-CEO's of Deutsche Bank both resigned and European QE has been increased by 10% and yields are going way up. What's the reason, something is going on behind the scenes and we're all going to find out at some point in the near future. The question is what? Something will break the system. 

Everything is ass-backwards. The worst economic environment of our lifetimes. Social unrest and the breaking off of large segments of the world economy. The only thing that's buffering it is manipulated markets. But have faith, the Dow is going up!

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