Bold captains are required for rough seas. On the surface the two could not appear more different. Churchill was an amazing orator and Trump is an amazing tweeter. Churchill was a drinker and took afternoon naps. Trump is a teetotaler and hardly sleeps at all. They were both prepared to take advice from experts and advisors around them, however they always acted on their gut. In the end, both of them were always proven to be right. Both have been continually derided as being wrong and wreckless, however they were always right in the long run. And they each have their failings, as do all men. Does the man make the time or does the time make the man? Their life experiences and what they learned prepared them to be the right men for their time. And time will tell. 

Direct download: Nick_Adams_22.Apr.20.mp3
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Craig Hemke and I have been warning you for many years that we would one day arrive at this point and here we are. $6 trillion in stimulus, oil trading at negative prices, people locked down in their homes and the global economy in shambles. 2008-09 was a dry run for what we are facing today. Gold stocks like Newmont and Barrack may be the only stocks with increased earnings. Perhaps mining companies should be buying energy futures as this is a major cost center for mining. There’s lots more here that you need to listen carefully to. 

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Pretty much everything is falling apart. You’ve got oil in negative numbers, never happened before. You’ve got a large part of the planet still on lockdown and you’ve got central banks printing money like nobody’s business. Hopefully, there is an end in site, but how much longer can things go on before there’s a complete implosion. Danielle and I discuss what’s coming down the road and for many of us, it ain’t pretty. Be prepared and become debt-free. There are big changes coming to the economy and to all of our lives. Now’s the time to prepare. 

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Danielle DiMartino Booth is truly a global thought leader on monetary policy, economics and finance. Her book FED UP: An Insider’s Take on Why the Federal Reserve is Bad for America provides an insider's perspective of the potential damage an overreaching, out of control Fed can do. We discussed the economic ramifications of what will be left in the wake of the Covid 19 pandemic. 15% unemployment is the tip of the iceberg. The situation is bleak and the Fed is doing everything wrong, as is the government. The stimulus dollars aren't finding their way to the people most in need. Are we past the point of solutions? What can we the people do about it? Interesting, troubling issues. 

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The price of oil hit negative numbers, a first. If you go to your local gas station will they pay you to fill your tank up. The first wave of major retail bankruptcies has started. Neiman Marcus (a/k/a needless mark-up) is expected to file shortly. The first of many. And commercial real estate is in the dumps. With bankruptcies and the shut down, no one is renting office space and companies will no doubt reduce their need after the lockdown is over. We're heading into uncharted waters now. 

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Just when you thought it was safe to leverage up the hilts, the crash comes along. Now you need different strategies and techniques to survive and thrive in the months and years ahead. Everyone who still has any assets needs to completely relearn the keys to investing. That's what Jason and I intend to do. Please join us this Wednesday, April 22, 2022 at 5pm eastern/2pm pacific time. Just click here...

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We don't have good data. We need to be doing random testing to get an exact idea of the extent of the pandemic. Dr. Huber believes that it's going to be researched more than Polio. Was the fear justified or not? A normal quarantine is when someone who is infected is isolated. Healthy people are not placed in quarantine, which is exactly what our government has done. When people are told they can go out, they're going out big, for their sanity. They'll shop brick and mortar and there will be a big bump. People are going to hit the road, bigly. 

Direct download: Dr._John_Huber_17.Apr.20.mp3
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Our good friend Aaron Clarey a/k/a Captain Capitalism joined us. Unlike most small business people, he won't be applying for any stimulus checks. That's because the recent crash created a bumper crop of new clients for his A-hole Consulting. Because so many millennials have no solid role models and have no other place to turn to, Aaron has become a surrogate parent figure. They hardly remember 200-09 since they were so young, so now they're trying to figure what to do next. Perhaps there's hope. 

Direct download: Aaron_Clarey_16.Apr.20.mp3
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John Feneck is now an unabashed gold bull. After gold’s recent move, breaking the $1700 pyschological resistance point, there’s good reason. He’s been involved in the sector for decades. He’s an authority on ETF’s and fully comprehends the current composition of the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX). He believes that a metals portfolio must be balanced between majors, such as Newmont and juniors. They both offer amazing profit potential. Besides the monetary story, QE to Infinity or Death  - whichever comes first, there’s an incredible energy play as well. With energy prices at generational lows, the cost of digging an ounce of gold or silver out of the ground has plummeted. Mines are shut down all over the world, awaiting the passing of the Coronavirus. The story has never been more compelling than now. 

 

John began his career in 1992 as an equity analyst on the Merrill Lynch global allocation fund (MALOX). From 1993-2019, John was a senior executive for Mutual Fund and ETF providers, spending most of his career at Merrill Lynch Funds (now Blackrock) and JP Morgan Chase Funds. He was ranked #1 in both gross and net sales once at Merrill Lynch and three times at JP Morgan Chase (out of 40 senior executives.) John has conducted over 250 seminars and has been part of an investment roundtable at 4 global events. He has also been a contributor to Live Gold Prices | Gold News And Analysis | Mining News | KITCO .

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Modern Monetary Theory has won out, AOC should be thrilled. The theory basically purports that we can have it all and don't worry about hyperinflation or currency collapses, can't happen here. And that's why gold and silver miners are going to take off to the moon. With $1700+ gold, it's just a matter of time till the juniors get rediscovered and capital gets redeployed. Keep your eye on the GDX. 

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According to noted mortgage specialist Debbie Bloyd, real estate closings are still taking place and while it's very difficult to shop for a home, especially if it's owner-occupied, there are some people who have to move and find a new place. Obviously, how much longer the lockdown continues will have a major bearing on the market. Debbie warns all to be careful about applying for a mortgage payment deferral. You need to know repayment terms and while it shouldn't negatively affect your credit score, you need to check to be absolutely certain. There's other traps that we go into in depth. Take a listen. 

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The country has been in lockdown for nearly 1 month. Has it helped, well of course the politicians think so, they've seen their power increase and they get to make pronouncements not based upon any law or reason. How much longer will it go on? At the first sign of a lessening of the lock-down, people will leave their homes en-masse and that will be the end of it. 

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On Nick's radar today:

1. Earnings season has begun with earnings from JPM, JNJ, and WFC. Earnings season will continue for the next 4 to 5 weeks. Nick doesn't think the numbers will matter much due to the recent shutdown. Tomorrow we get more financial stocks reporting such as Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Charles Schwab, Citibank, PNC, U.S. bancorp & United health. Earnings season is very cloudy and very bad. JPM is backing off and Nick believes it’s a potential buy within the next week and believes it could it hit $110. He’s looking for an additional pullback. JPM is the leader of the pack. Goldman’s earnings are due out tomorrow and it's looking good on the chart. Could pop to $205. 

2. Oil is trading lower again this morning. It will be important to watch the pattern this week for a possible setup. It’s been week since the OPEC cut and crude has been down. It has not given a buy signal yet. When it does Nick will be on the long side. Interesting pattern with small risk and large potential gain. Look for it to hit $30 and then $36. 

3. Gold is in an uptrend, but it is extended at this stage. Nick thinks it needs to pull back at his point of the game.  For today silver is up 4%. It’s chart is looking very strong and has increased gradually. The real test is $17.50 to $18.00. Then it’s on to $20 and then the mid $20’s. 

Member Inquiry

1. Hershey (HSY): I'm going to put 6% of my portfolio in HSY, if the price drops to $120. Nick believes that $130 could be a good entry point. 

2. Stanley Black & Decker (SWK): I'm going to put 4% of my portfolio in SWK, if the price drops to $100. Nick likes it at that level and would place a stop at $80. 

SWK chart is on the screen now. Here's Nick's analysis of the stock. This chart explains the natural ebb and flow of how equities move higher. Here is a recent chart of SWK. Notice how the stock rallied up from the March 23rd bottom, then it stalled and retraced from March 26th to April 1st under it's 20-day moving average. It then started to move higher into the $120.00 level on April 9th. 

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Great news! According to Joshua Jensen a/k/a JJ the CPA, the stimulus is starting to arrive. It's amazing to think the US Government can give away hundreds of billions in such a short period of time, but they're actually doing it. Let's hope it provides a lifeline to small businesses across the country. JJ give the latest updates on all the various stimulus programs being doled out now and how you can get your piece of it. Don't be too proud or humble, even if you think you don't need it, apply for it and if things turn out great, you can always give it back. Lot's of great actionable intelligence here. 

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JP Morgan has stopped making business loans and they’ve tightened up their mortgage lending standards to at least a 700 credit score and 20 percent down. No doubt other banks will follow. It’s reminescent of the their move last year when they completely pulled out of the repo market overnight. Gold coincidentally rose $22 per ounce while we were speaking. Not a bad move for a monday. 

Direct download: John_Rubino_13.Apr.20.mp3
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John Feneck is now an unabashed gold bull. There’s good reason, with gold’s recent break past the $1700 resistance point. He’s been in the sector for decades. He’s an authority on ETF’s and fully comprehends the current composition of the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX). He believes that a metals portfolio must be balanced between majors, such as Newmont and juniors. They both offer amazing profit potential. Besides the monetary story, QE to Infinity or Death  - whichever comes first, there’s an incredible energy play as well. With energy prices at generational lows, the cost of digging an ounce of gold or silver out of the ground has plummeted. Mines are shut down all over the world, awaiting the passing of the Coronavirus. The story has never been more compelling than now. 

John began his career in 1992 as an equity analyst on the Merrill Lynch global allocation fund (MALOX). From 1993-2019, John was a senior executive for Mutual Fund and ETF providers, spending most of his career at Merrill Lynch Funds (now Blackrock) and JP Morgan Chase Funds. He was ranked #1 in both gross and net sales once at Merrill Lynch and three times at JP Morgan Chase (out of 40 senior executives.) John has conducted over 250 seminars and has been part of an investment roundtable at 4 global events. He has also been a contributor to Live Gold Prices | Gold News And Analysis | Mining News | KITCO .

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RC Peck says yes. While we can't know the future, we certainly can expect cycles to repeat themselves with regularity and RC is helping to educate people so they don't see their portfolios get whip-sawed, which is what always happens during market disruptions. It happens over and over again, you zig when you should zag and zag when you should zig. RC's system could be the cure. 

Direct download: RC_Peck_09.Apr.20.mp3
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Jim Welsh says get ready for the market retest. Stocks have been heading higher. It’s not unusual to a substantial rally after a market crash. We’ll see how long it takes to get America back to work. What will people do after the pandemic ends? It will take longer for life to get back to normal than expected. Q1 and Q2 will show awful numbers, but the market has probably factored that in. It will also depend upon treatment options and their effectiveness. 

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Globalism, Leftism and the mainstream media are truly headed down the tubes. Amazing what a pandemic will do. We're no longer fixated on transgender athletes and who should be able to use what restroom. It's on to important business. The MSM's latest fake Trump news borders on the absurd. It seems that Trump and his family trusts own shares in a mutual fund that owns shares in a big pharma company that makes Hydroxychloroquin (a drug showing promising results in treating Covid 19). From that twisted bit of logic, Trump has been pushing the drug because he will profit from it. His actual indirect interest in the company is between $99 to $15,000: hardly a potential windfall. Maybe his interest is because the drug actually appears to be helpful in treating the Coronavirus. Who would have ever believed that? 

Will Joe Biden make it to the virtual Democrat convention? Steve believes that it's virtually impossible to kick Biden off the ticket at this late date. I'm betting that a bathtub accident takes him out. What do you think? 

Direct download: Steve_Turley_08.Apr.20.mp3
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Gary Wagner and I speak for a while, but to sum it all up, gold is going much much higher. Keep watching it as it goes up and up, or maybe even buy some while you're at it. And don't forget silver because it's going up too!

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Global markets have rebounded from the massive crash that took place over the past weeks. Is it a genuine recovery or just a major SnapBack rally? Danielle, reviewing market history, believes it’s latter and not the former. We’ve seen these rebound rallies many times before and they generally peter out after around a 50 percent retracement. Let’s see if this one really is different. Perhaps with the imminent of the coronavirus pandemic, things will go back to some semblance of normal, but don’t count on it. 

Direct download: Danielle_Park_07.Apr.20.mp3
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In Colorado the Cannabis Industry big business and has been determined to be essential. It’s a massive part of the economy and one of the top drivers of tax revenue. A significant part of the population is engaged in health and wellness directly tied to the industry. In 10 years, medical and recreational cannabis have become essential to the state’s economic well-being.  What is vital and what’s not? It’s a fluid situation. Things will be changing in the coming month. Be ready!

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Argentina defaults on its debt for a change. Housing market implodes. While many of us working at home haven’t felt the full brunt of the quarantine, those who have to go to a physical job there’s risk involved. Housing isn’t the epicenter of the collapse this time, it’s more collateral damage. Houses are not a substitute for savings. Second homes will become a luxury that few can afford. Most people are used to bubble market prices and that’s about to change. And Airbnb hosts are in real trouble, no one is traveling or going on vacation. No one wants to go into a stranger’s house right now. 

Direct download: John_Rubino_06.Apr.20.mp3
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The private sector has stepped up to the plate. New tests, vaccines and drugs are being tested and approved very quickly. There’s been some success with Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine. Many private companies are working night and day to find treatments and vaccines. Many companies are stepping up to the plate to provide needed supplies and protective products to the public. Often the government is slowing it down or denying access to drugs in life or death situations. How are countries with Medicare for All systems working, not well in Spain and Italy. California hasn’t seen its cases explode yet. Probably because of its spread out nature and lack of mass transit. 

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Individuals need to be very wary of ETFs. We’re just getting a taste over what will be happening during the next decade. What started out as wonderful convenient way to invest in the market has turned into something completely different. Avi believes they should only be used as trading vehicles, not to be held long term. And when it comes to the leveraged ETFs forget about it. They’re designed to go to zero. Avi is also very bullish on silver and gold, for obvious reasons. Oil will remain in the duldrums but expect a snap-back rally. Lots more here for investors of any level of sophistication. 

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