Tag Archives: U.S. Dollar

On Today’s Menu: Market Thoughts Straight From the Experts

Juggling the recent debt crisis in Dubai, reports of a growing asset bubble, the latest unemployment data, and last Thursday’s turkey leftovers can present a formidable task for even the most seasoned of investors.  During times like these, why not sit back, loosen up the belt, and digest an admittedly ‘lite’ version of market commentary?  Jeffrey Saut, Chief Investment Strategist […]

Giddy-up! Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway Climb Aboard Coal Bandwagon

Berkshire Hathaway’s recent acquisition of rail operator Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp has generated a tremendous amount of dialogue within the investment community.  For one, the deal involves Warren Buffet, Berkshire’s iconic CEO and legendary value investor.  The 79 year-old sage, whose succession plan remains one of the most tightly bound secrets in the industry, invited the rail operator to […]

Gold Hits New High, U.S.$ Approaches New Low, Nouriel Roubini Rants, Geithner and Lamont Looking Similiar, Saudi Central Bank Denies Replacement $

Gold breaks out to a new high up 2.4%, Silver up 4.36%, the equity markets are up over 1.5%, and the U.S.$ is down another .66%. The inflation trade is alive and well. I would like to begin with a quick comment on Nouriel. I have reprinted the essence of his most recent comments for your perusal: Nouriel Roubini appears […]

U.S. Debt-Ceiling Fight Looms, UN Demands New Global Currency, China Trade War

I’m not hearing much about this story in the news yet but I suspect the debt-ceiling will become center stage in the weeks ahead. At risk is the fate of the US$ trend. In the unlikely event that congress somehow puts its proverbial foot down and refuses to increase the debt ceiling then no doubt this would stem the slide […]

Obama on the Recession, Fed’s Beige Book, Treasury Auction Results

President Obama says US may be seeing beginning of end of recession -DJ Sure, and the emperor was wearing clothes… ECONX Summary of Fed’s Beige Book Reports suggest that economic activity continued to be weak going into the summer, but most Districts indicated that the pace of decline has moderated since the last report or that activity has begun to […]

Japan Shifting Away From the US Dollar, Option Adjust-rate Mortgages Delinquencies, Russia Threatens to Seize ArcelorMittal’s Mines

RCM Comment: I am loath to bore you with the same story over and over but the story’s far reaching ramifications demand that we cover this story like the wet blanket it represents. You see, there is a fire raging in the U.S.. Our government is burning paper (US$s) at an alarming clip as it spends aggressively to avoid the […]