It happened. Bitcoin, which only ever goes up, is near $7000, down over 60% from its high of nearly $20,000. If you've been listening to this show, there should be no surprise. It was inevitable. The DJIA lost 666 last Friday. Another inevitability, but predictions of this bull market's death have been greatly exaggerated, for now. 

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Mark believes that fundamentals do not justify the massive gains in US stocks in recent years (rise of over 300% in the S&P 500 since 2009).

Does the U.S. have a perfect 'Goldilocks economy' or a vulnerable 'Food stamp economy'? Are we in a ultra low interest rate, liquidity driven "everything bubble"? Is margin debt one of the factors driving speculation in stocks and a stock market bubble?

Is there 'irrational exuberance' and overly bullish sentiment as seen in the recent headline 'Stock market never goes down anymore'?
Very important to keep up ongoing education in world of fake news bombardment.  Also important to own hard assets including physical gold and cold hard cash outside our digital financial and banking system.

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Mickey Fulp reports that January kept 2017's torrid stock market pace! Major US stock markets kept going up with the DJIA up nearly 6%. Emerging markets were flat. TSX down 1.6% and TSX-V 1.5%. Bitcoin the always volatile digital currency it was down 29% for the month. Gold 3.3% and Silver up 2.4% for the month. Pt up 6% and Pd down 3% with narrowing of the premium of Pd to Pt. Copper down a just 1.6%. Energy rallied, WTI up  8%, Brent up 3.3%. Natgas jumped 9.6% on cold winter weather to $3.19. Uranium sunk 9%. Currencies saw the Greenback weaken 3.5% and the Euro rose 3.4%. Rate on the 10 year T Bond jumped to  2.72. Till next month!

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There are times in life that are extremely difficult and one often doesn't know where to turn for help. Dr. John Huber is writing a book to help those people out. It's easy to lose site of what's happening and you wind up forgetting that there's an industry of people dedicating to helping you get your life back on track. Look to friends for referrals, check websites for reviews and consult your health insurance company's directory of service providers. Then see if the person you wind up choosing is the right one. If not, repeat the process and life will get better. 

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Wayne Allyn Root joined us for an interesting discussion of the President's first State of the Union Address. He believes that the Dems have totally lost it. What they have is Trump Derangement Syndrome on steroids. They are no longer able to look objectively at anything. The country is doing better and yet they're livid. Who's side are they on anyway? They're fighting the battle after they've lost the war. They're similar to those Japanese soldiers who were abandoned on small islands, only to find out 20 years later that the war was over. What will it take to make the Democratic Party great again? 

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David Erfle is following his dream by publishing JuniorMinerJunky.com. He didn't start out being a mining stock analyst, rather it was something he fell into. Last year he was up 145%. He believes that this year is going to be even better. The metals markets are looking up and so are interest rates and business lending. Historically, these have been good indicators for the future price of gold. Regardless, David will still be working away looking for those undervalued gems that are ready to take off. 

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Barring a Black Swan event Angela Sloan wouldn't be surprised if the Dow doesn't hit 30,000 this year. She doesn't believe that the tax plan is "baked in" yet and a lot of investors with money on the sidelines are starting to jump in. Americans overall are very optimistic and and that the emotion will keep the market pumping as well as the economic numbers. A "correction" would give us all an even better buying opportunity.

A Black Swan event such as North Korea hitting a "target" with a missile or the powder keg in the middle east blowing a fuse could cause some volatility depending on how President Trump handles the situation. If he "pushes back" to win it will have little impact, but if the President hesitates you will see volatility. President Trump isn't  the type to "hesitate." He will push back to WIN!

If O'Bamacare is "fixed", the Wall is built and Trump can carry out his other goals this market will continue to soar. Angela is EXCITED!!
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For 30 years Angela Sloan, CEO and founder of Sloan Financial Group, has dedicated herself to helping her clients secure their financial affairs. Unfortunately at a young age, she was swindled out of her life savings by her “trusted” advisor. This misfortune motivated Angela to make it her life’s work to keep bad things from happening to good people.

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We come to a point in every boom where you know it's time to exit the merry-go-round. That's when people start saying this time is different. Looks like we're getting there now. Euphoria seems to be breaking out all over the place. But it can't and won't last. This time is going to be much much worse!

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Max Porterfield is CEO President and Director of show sponsor Callinex Mines (CNX-TSX.V). He's got over ten years of experience in natural resources and financial markets. From what we're seeing, higher prices, higher interest rates, signs are pointing to a major bull market in commodities. The price of Zinc has nearly double to $1.60 per pound, which is great news for Callinex. Add to that the increasing resource estimates of their Nash Creek Project and things are really looking up. Max believes that when we look back at this period in time, it will prove to have been a major investor opportunity. 

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Governor Andy Cuomo has stated his intention to sue the federal government because the tax bill is unfair to high income New Yorkers and other high tax states. It's a losing argument and fails to address these high tax states' abusive, exploitative tax, regulatory and governmental inefficiencies. These states need to look no further than themselves to discover the nature of the problem they face. 

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John believes that when taking rising personal debt into consideration, the economy barely grew in Q4 of 2017. The savings rate has plunged to near record levels under Trump. The tax cut is also inflationary, interests rates are heading up and the Fed claims to be shrinking its balance sheet. And the dollar is sinking like a stone. If true, there could be major economic trouble ahead. 

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Michael Stumo was impressed by Trump's performance at Davos. He was also favorably disposed towards Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross's statements about US trade policy. And then right afterwards, tariffs were increased on Chinese solar panels and Korean washing machines. It appears that we finally have a president who is walking the walk on trade. 

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As our good friend Jason Hartman says, "It's an amazing time to be alive!" The Blockchain is where it's at, but not necessarily in the way you might think. There are applications yet to be written that will revolutionize the way we work, invest, shop, etc. But there's much work to be done and not enough Blockchain developers out there to do it. But our lives are about to really change in a most dramatic fashion. Check out the coverage on the North American Bitcoin Conference. 

Next we discussed Q Anon, the supposed insider who's been keeping much of the blogosphere up till all hours of the night. Do a search on YouTube and find out about it. If it's true, the deep state is about to take a major hit, with people we all know and hate spending long periods of their lives in prison. And Pizzagate is alive and well. 

Finally, will it be curtains for Comrade deBlasio? There's a witness who's claiming he bribed the Comrade. He's so stupid he probably took the money and did a selfie. Let's cross our fingers. If he goes then Andy Cuomo might also be headed for the chopping block. 

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Matt Nye joined us again. His organization the Republicans Liberty Caucus is going strong. While he doesn’t believe the tax plan was perfect, he’s seeing many positive effects. And the average American hasn’t even seen his first higher paycheck. And no doubt there’s going to be a lot more before it’s over. And look forward to another tax cut after the midterms. 

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In ten years we've gone full circle. After the crash we were witnessing a deflationary tide come in. What a difference a decade makes. Commodities prices are up. Oil is up. Precious metals are up. And perhaps most importantly interest rates are heading higher. The recently passed tax reform bill is also inflationary. You need to look for alternatives. Secured real estate funds a good alternative. At least until the rates that banks are paying start increasing as well. Let's see when that will happen. 

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It's no exaggeration to say that everything is going on the blockchain. Any ledger which keeps track of ownership rights and title and extremely well suited for migration to the blockchain. The stock market may be the ultimate killer app. Every day there are many busted stock trades that cannot be completed. In addition, there are many companies who's largest shareholder is state abandoned property funds. Billions of dollars in unclaimed securities, dividends, interest payments and more are sitting there. The blockchain is the ultimate equalizer for small shareholders who often get lost in the shuffle. 

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2018 Will Be Another Double-Digit Year for the Stock Market. But...


2017 was a banner year for the stock market. The Dow gained over 25 percent, the S&P 500 added about 20 percent, and the Nasdaq nearly 30 percent.1 Looking ahead, David is forecasting another double-digit year for the markets in 2018, but there’s a catch: that double-digit number could come in the form of more gains or big losses. It's still too early to tell. 

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Millennials prefer a socialist, communist or fascist nation. But Tudor Dixon CEO of Lumen Student News is trying to do something about it by providing unbiased news to America’s middle and high school students.

A recent poll by YouGov finds 58% of millennials would prefer to live in “a socialist, communist or fascist nation rather than a capitalistic one,” the Washington Times reports, with a staggering 44% preferring socialism. “This troubling turn highlights widespread historical illiteracy in American society regarding socialism and the systemic failure of our education system to teach students about the genocide, destruction and misery caused by communism since the Bolshevik Revolution one hundred years ago,” Marion Smith, Executive Director of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, said in a statement. Only two years ago, the same group found 36% of millennials have a positive opinion of socialism - so the trend is troubling, to say the least.

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Rob Walch started out podcasting in 2004. The field was wide open. He quickly learned that it's all about the content. Invest the time to make a great show and the world will beat a path to your doorstep. And it's been working out that way ever since. He's written two books on the subject that have become bestsellers. While there's a lot of people out there plying the trade, Rob believes that the opportunity to excel is greater than ever. It just takes the right mix of getting the technology right and total commitment to excellent content. Successful podcasting is never an accident of fate, it's the result of hard work and effort. 

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Michael Eastham paints a very upbeat positive picture, but you always need to be aware of the inherent risks in the market. This time isn't going to be different. 

U.S. jobless claims fall to 45-year low
- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week to the lowest level in 45 years, but the decline likely overstated the health of the labor market as data for several states were estimated.

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 41,000 to a seasonally adjusted 220,000 for the week ended Jan. 13, the lowest level since February 1973, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims for the prior week were unrevised.

Economists polled by Reuters had forecast claims falling to 250,000 in the latest week. Claims had increased over the previous four weeks, with economists blaming difficulties adjusting the data for seasonal fluctuations around moving holidays and unseasonably cold weather.

The Labor Department said claims for California, Arkansas, Kentucky, Maine, Hawaii, Virginia and Wyoming were estimated. Government offices were closed on Monday for the Martin Luther King holiday.

It also said claims-taking procedures continued to be disrupted in the Virgin Islands months after they were battered by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, while claims processing in Puerto Rico was still not back to normal.

Last week marked the 150th straight week that claims remained below the 300,000 threshold, which is associated with a strong labor market. That is the longest such stretch since 1970, when the labor market was much smaller.

The labor market is near full employment, with the jobless rate at a 17-year low of 4.1 percent.

Last week, the four-week moving average of initial claims, considered a better measure of labor market trends as it irons out week-to-week volatility, fell 6,250 to 244,500. The claims data covered the survey week for January’s nonfarm payrolls.

The four-week average of claims rose 8,500 between the December and January survey periods, suggesting some moderation in the pace of job growth. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 148,000 in December after surging by 252,000 in November.

Job growth is slowing as the labor market nears full employment. There has been an increase in companies reporting difficulties finding qualified workers. There are about 5.9 million job openings in the country.

In its Beige Book report of anecdotal information on business activity collected from contacts nationwide, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday that “most districts cited on-going labor market tightness and challenges finding qualified workers across skills and sectors.”

Thursday’s claims report also showed the number of people receiving benefits after an initial week of aid increased 76,000 to 1.95 million in the week ended Jan. 6. The four-week moving average of the so-called continuing claims gained 4,000 to 1.92 million.

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Ferraris, Lamborghinis and McLarens, if you're looking to invest in Exotic Supercars the Blockchain just might be the place to go. Charles Kilborn is tokenizing exotic car investing. You'll be able to get your piece by simply purchasing a crypto-coin and keeping it safely stored in your wallet. Then after 5 years you'll be able to vote on whether to keep the cars a while longer or sell them off, hopefully at a profit. 

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We're in the everything bubble, enjoy the ride! It feels new to the newbies but for the rest of us it's the same old, same old. We should have learned our lesson already, but we haven't. Younger generations come around and have no sense of history or bubbles. It's interesting and fun and frustrating. 

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Dr. Cliff Gross is leading up a team to develop AR (Augmented Reality) glasses available to all. Unlike the Google Glasses released several years ago, these spectacles will greatly enhance a user's visual experience and ability to interact. And they look pretty darned good too. A number of links to crypto-tokens will make the experience a commercial success as well. The company Lucyd has a large patent portfolio combined with a number of PHD's working non-stop to make it happen. 

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While attending the North American Bitcoin Conference, we learned that for every developer there are 14 job openings. Now wonder a newly minted Blockchain programmer is pulling down a cool $160k per annum. That's why Jason King jumped in with both feet. He's seeking to massively grow the number of qualified developers. And best of all, student loans are plentiful. This is actually an area where student loans make great economic sense. And veterans are ideally situated to take advantage of the opportunity. Expect a mass influx into the space. 

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The Blockchain has the potential to change the world. Cool Cousins Travel is seeking to use Blockchain technology to make world travel much more enriching and rewarding. Specialized guides around the world are working with travelers to help guide them through numerous localities, providing them with lists of places to go to as well as places to avoid. These Cousins should prove an irresistible aid to wannabe world travelers. 

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