Mickey and I went over all the major markets for the year. DJIA +25.1%. Emerging markets +34.3%. Dollar -10%. Euro +14.3%. 10Yr down 2%. Bitcoin +1395%. Gold up 13%, Silver +6.5%, Pt +3%, Pd +55.5% and Cu +30.4%. WTI + 12%, Brent +18%, Henry Hub -23%, U308 + 16%. An incredible year with most markets up substantially except the USD and NatGas. Let's see if we can get a repeat performance for 2018.  



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Andrew Zatlin joined us for a look back at 2017 and a look ahead to 2018. Amazing things are unfolding throughout the economy. The tax cuts are going to be a big help and will eventually result in higher incomes and increased employment. Trump may have just pulled off the impossible. Look for steady respectable stock market growth in 2018 and steadily higher growth rates thereafter. 

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We've been interviewing Eric Hadik since 2014. Since that time, he has made numerous masterful calls about the precious metals markets. Since early in the year, he was calling for a major rally in the 4th quarter. We were anxiously awaiting its arrival and for a while we started doubting it would come until 2018. And sure enough the last two weeks of the month have confirmed it. Today gold broke through the $1300 level. Eric thinks it will keep going till it hits an intermediate top in February. We talk about the US Dollar, Oil and Stocks as well. And what's ahead for 2018.  

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Ivan and I did a recap of President Trump’s first year’s foreign. Overall things look pretty positive. While there have been interventions they haven’t been extensive. Ivan doesn’t foresee military confrontations with either North Korea or Iran. Rather there’s a policy of containment and allowing them to self-destruct as what’s happening in Venezuela. Of course things could change very quickly so stay tuned.  

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When we first started speaking with Martin Armstrong the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at a paltry 16000. Today it's approaching 25000 and has never looked back. While his timing of the advance hasn't been completely accurate, his call on the direction has been one of the few correct ones. And according to Martin, it's not close to being done. Look for it to head to 39000 or even higher. The reason is simple, the rest of the world is an even bigger mess than the US. And there's more good news, the Trump tax cuts will unleash the US economy bigly! Companies that haven't been competitive in decades will all of sudden find themselves as world class competitors. Europe and Asia are in a tizzy over it. The results will soon be felt. 

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Gerard Lameiro was one of the few who called the election for Trump (along with us of course) long before it actually happened. He made 37 predictions, many of which have also come to pass. And now he believes that the tax bill is a tipping point. We both agree that there will be another one far more helpful for Americans than this less than perfect bill. But, it's all happening according to plan. Which is why Gerard's new book More Great News for America is sure to be a hit. 

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Short sellers need dopamine too. Bubbles are dopamine triggers, in fact some of the best known to man available without a prescription. We're just wired to engage in behavior that spurs dopamine production. We can't help ourselves which is why we keep getting sucked into bubbles and why you're just naturally a Bubbler. 

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Dr. Elaina George writes, "The passage of the Republican tax reform bill with the removal of the mandate is a win for the American patient and doctor.

Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act there has been a steady unraveling of the American healthcare system. There has been a loss of access to healthcare for those who live in rural areas and those who are underserved in cities; the middle and working class have been priced out by high insurance premiums and the exponential rise in out of pocket costs; there has been a devastating loss of independent physicians (now accounting for only 30% of practicing physicians); and has been a steady rise in the consolidation of corporate hospital systems and medical insurance companies. Each change has caused a decrease in choice with a resultant rise in cost leading to the all too familiar ‘too big to fail’ phenomenon.

The removal of the mandate allows those who cannot afford to purchase a product or those who have purchased a product that they don’t need or want to be free to find healthcare coverage that will work for them.

The best part about the law is a change in a direction that respects the individual. If you like the ACA you can keep it, but if you don’t like it you will no longer be penalized. This one change will allow consumer driven healthcare to thrive and encourage the market create products that will benefit the patient.

The argument that the ACA has increased access has been disingenuous. After the passage it became obvious that the promises made were never going to be kept."

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At long last the tax bill has become law. What does it mean for the you and the country? Well as long as you're not a high income earner in a high tax state, you're looking pretty good. It should help spur corporate formations and breed a new class of entrepreneurs. Perhaps it's just the push that the Millennials needed to start a new business. If you want more people to start businesses, rewarding them through the tax code isn't a bad thing. Of course they'll be tons of unintended consequences and lots of creative finance. But overall the net result should be positive. 

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Nick Santiago is one of the sharpest technical guys out there. He's extremely upbeat about the just-passed tax bill and its effect on the economy and the stock market. He firmly believes that it will make a bigly difference. While there's certainly a lot of naysayers out there, Nick is convinced that it will be a boom to business and jobs. And that's all we really need. 

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Twelve-term Congressman and three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul (http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org) is the father of the modern Liberty movement, which by many accounts was launched ten years ago with a spontaneous mock Boston Tea Party in 2007. His 2008 and 2012 presidential runs energized a new generation and put Liberty on the map.

In his latest book, "The Revolution at Ten Years", Dr. Paul looks ahead at the future of the movement he helped launch. He tackles central planning, the military empire, cultural Marxism, the surveillance state, the deep state and more.

The Revolution at Ten Years (Paperback 2017)

The mainstream media obsessively focuses on the "big battles" between the political left and right, particularly in Washington. We become more polarized as a nation, but the differences between the Republican and Democratic parties are for the most part superficial.
Both parties are pro-war and anti-civil liberties. Both support the surveillance state and Big Brother. Both endorse the warfare/welfare machine that enriches the well-connected and impoverishes the rest. Both continue the lie that bombing more people overseas will keep us more safe at home.

Liberty is on the march like never before and armies of opposition cannot stop this idea whose time has come. The movement continues to grow even with the various political sideshows that vie for people's attention. This movement is not Democrat versus Republican. It is authoritarian versus pro-liberty. How can we continue to work toward Liberty and against the authoritarianism that creeps in from every crack? Read Dr. Paul's how-to guide for the next ten years of the movement

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What's going of with trade in the US? The deficit, especially with China, keeps going up and up. Will Trump be able to stem the tide? Eventually, these deficits will become a major problem and lead to further economic decline. But maybe Trump will really fix it. Right? 

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It's no secret that Ned Schmidt isn't a fan of Bitcoin and crypto currencies. He believes that when push comes to shove, and it will, investors will flock back to precious metals. It was only a few years ago when investors were all in on $50 silver, it was a new era, never to go down again. And look what happened then. Past is often prologue. The final chapter has yet to be written. And right now there's a lot happening in ag commodities that most people are unaware of. China is going into ethanol Bigly. And they're going to buy their corn from somewhere. Guess what that will do to corn prices? And there's lots more where  that came from . 

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Jeffrey Small has just authored a #1 Amazon bestseller. He says, "We’re in a time when we need good financial information and excellent financial advice. We’re not getting it, and that’s a huge problem. Life expectancy is longer, medical costs are rising, Social Security is tenuous, and markets are rocky. The information that enters our homes, whether it is through the mail, the TV, or the internet, is dubious at best. The smiling investment guy in the suit offering to help may not be any better. This book was written so opportunities won’t be lost behind everything else you’re bombarded with concerning your finances — and so you can put your interests first. It will clear up a lot of misconceptions, stop the leaks, and provide a clear view and best path to viable options."

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Alex Stansczyk is managing director of Physical Gold Fund. With his background, you might expect a certain antipathy towards crypto currencies, however, you'd be wrong. While Alex doesn't see them as a substitute for gold, largely due to the issue of physicality, he believes that they could be a very important contributor to the global economic system. That is if the government will really leave them alone. And that's the questions. While other prohibitions have been less than stellar successes, none of the banned items ever posed and existential threat to the powers that be. The right to issue a currency is the key to their power. Will they ever willing give it up? 

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Doug Noland has made a career out of studying bubbles. There are so many of them now, but why worry? All monetary and credit policy always happens for the better, right? Well maybe not and maybe this time won't be different, at least Doug doesn't think so, and neither do we. 

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John believes that so-called tax reform isn't going to help much. It will result in more bonuses and stock buy-backs. It's being for out of debt and this can't be a good thing. The jury is still out on this top, but we'll know more soon. Raising debt levels is never the cure to a debt bubble. 

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Jason joined us. Make sure you check out his upcoming conference. Dr. Ron Paul and host of other important speakers will be present. Click here to check it out. Jason believes that crypto currencies are a flash in the pan and losses are sure to result. However, Jason is very bullish on real estate investing. The new law will dis-incentivize home ownership and will be a slight boost to the rental market. The tax bill will have other consequences that we discuss in detail. 



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Charles Nenner is an expert on cycles. And he had some interesting things to say about the current economic cycles taking place. He sees the great bull run coming to an end shortly. Volatility will be picking making the VIX index a great place to be. The Euro will hit 122 and then eventually decline to parity with the US Dollar. Gold is promising to be a great buy, Charles says it will go into highly bullish territory sometime during mid 2018. He also is foreseeing a bullish case for bonds. No one knows exactly why cycles work the way they do, only that they appear to be highly predictive. Will this time really be different? 

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Legendary investor Frank Holmes joined us today. AS head of US Global Investors, you can always count on Frank to be ahead of the trend. His latest venture Hive Blockchain Technologies is no exception. It's on the cutting edge of the blockchain, mining a host of crypto-currencies from it's low cost center in Iceland. There they get cut rate electricity, among the cheapest rates in the world, along with extremely low cooling costs to keep the mining rigs from overheating. It's an ideal climate for mining and the company is expecting huge returns. The prodigies running partner Genesis built an amazing company without resorting to debt and now it's on to the next phase. It could be the best way to play Cryptos without having to figure out which one will rise fastest. Especially since they'll soon be mining Bitcoin. And they get a premium for their virgin coins, since there's no worry about their origins. All in all, seems like our sponsor Hive (TSX.V HIVE, OTC PRELF) is in the right place at the right time. 

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Looking at Bitcoin, remember that if we have learned anything since the crash, the elites will not go quietly into the dark. They're going to fight it with everything they have, including criminalization, super high taxes and criminal sanctions. Are you ready to go to prison for possession of Bitcoin with intent to distribute? I know I'm not. 

Part 2 of the MSM meltdown and the NFL continues. Every time you look it just keeps getting worse for the media and the NFL. Trump's enemies just won't admit what's really going on here. Rather they blame it the concussion revelations and Joe Sixpack's desire to spend more time with his family. Who are we kidding here? Only themselves. 

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All bubbles work exactly the same way. There's always a rationalization why this time is different. So far in history, this time has never been different. Will it be now? The odds are against it, but you never know. That's why if you're sitting on huge paper profits it's a good time to consider making them real. Not all, but perhaps a meaningful amount. Remember all those dot com/dot bomb billionaires. They can now be found in some of the trendiest restaurants, waiting tables. 

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New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winning newspaper columnist Ellis Henican has covered President Trump from his boy-developer days in New York City to the present day. Henican's latest book "Trumpitude: The Secret Confessions of Donald's Brain" is a cheat sheet to the inside of the president's brain. It reveals what Donald Trump is really thinking, whether he knows it or not. It is packed with his own advice on how to be more Trumpian.

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Gregor will be launching Physical Crypto Storage through his company, Silver Bullion. Just as the company has secured physical precious metals for customers over the years, it will also be storing cryptocurrencies in a physical format in its Singapore Vault.

They will be encrypting the private keys of cryptocurrencies and laser etching the encrypted key on a physical card for storage. Take a look at explanatory video and whitepaper for download here => https://www.thesafehouse.sg/physical-crypto-storage.

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The latest COT (Commitment of Traders) Report shows the Commercial Shorts lightening and switching to long. And it shows the Speculators giving up their longs. This could be good news for precious metals in the coming months. While the economic news appears to be positive, there's a lot of dark clouds and black swans circling. Terrorism, North Korea, etc., etc. Time to be looking at a Plan B. 

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