$100,000 Is Enough for a Great Retirement In These 10 Countries

Lorimer Wilson October 20, 2020 79 Views …We’ve looked at a wide range of data and found…[countries] with the most affordable food, health care, rents and more [around the world] and here…are 10 places where you could retire on less than $100,000 ranked in [alphabetical]…order. Colombia A couple could retire in Medellin, the nation’s second-largest city, for just $2,000 a month. Colombia’s pensionado retirement visa requires proof of monthly income of at least three times the minimum salary in Colombia, which is currently around $750 a month. A spouse can be included in your visa as a dependent. You can apply for the visa online, or through a Colombian embassy or consulate in the U.S. The visa will need to be renewed each year for the first five years and then you’re eligible for a resident visa, which can be renewed every five years. Costa Rica A couple could retire in Puerto Viejo for only $2,025 a month. The country offers affordable health care and food, and rents can range from as little as $300 to $1,300 per month, depending on the amount of space and the location. You’ll need a monthly income of at least $1,000 to qualify for Costa Rica’s pensionado program for retirees. You’ll need to portion out some of your income for health care but medical costs are about a one-third to a one-fifth of what you’d pay in the U.S., depending on the treatment you require. Ecuador A couple living in a three-bedroom luxury apartment in the city of Cuenco with a weekly maid and health care through Ecuador’s system could retire for $1,700 a month. Expats need to obtain a temporary residency visa to be allowed to reside in the country for longer than 90 days and it is valid for up to two years. After your first 21 months, you can apply for permanent residency. Permanent visas have no expiration date, but you’ll be allowed to leave the country for a total of only 180 days during your first two years of residency. To qualify for the pensioner’s visa, you’ll need to provide proof of permanent income of at least $800 a month, with an additional $100 for each dependent you bring along with you. Egypt A single person will spend an average of about $750 a month on monthly expenses with rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Cairo costing around $240/month. A stay of a month or more requires a temporary residence visa which will allow you to reside in the country for one, three or five years. You’ll enter Egypt on a tourist visa, then report to a police station to apply for your temporary residence permit. To qualify, you’ll need to provide documentation such as a valid passport and proof of financial means of residency. Malaysia A couple can rent a high-rise apartment with three to five bedrooms and a beautiful ocean view for around $750 to $1,000 a month in Penang, an island just off the coast. Malaysia’s retirement visa offers 10-year residency to expats who are 50 or older and automatically renews after the first 10 years are up. To qualify you’ll need to deposit $34,883 into a bank in Malaysia, or provide proof of a monthly income of at least $2,350 from Social Security or investments. Mexico A couple could retire for as little as $2,240 a month living along the coast with towns farther from the coastline costing a couple could retire for about $1,890 a month including a maid, a car and private health insurance. You’ll have to spend up to $50/mo. for electricity and even more if you require constant air conditioning to cope with the heat. A basic visa will allow you to stay 180 days in the country as a tourist. To establish residency you’ll need a temporary visa permit which can allow you to live in Mexico up to four years. To qualify, you’ll need to show proof of employment or a pension (such as Social Security) providing you with at least $1,620 a month for a period of six months. After the four years are up, you’ll need to apply for permanent residency. Applicants must demonstrate proof of income of $2,700 per month. Morocco Rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Casablanca, the largest city in Morocco, can go for around $450 a month with housing being less expensive in less populated cities, like Rabat. A single person living in Morocco can get by on less than $1,000 a month. Any foreigner residing in Morocco for longer than 30 days needs to apply for a residency card, to be renewed each year. After three years, you can apply for a residency permit that’s valid for up to 10 years. Panama A couple could retire in Panama for between $1,765 to $2,890 a month. Living in Pedasi or other smaller towns would cost a single person $1,391 to $2,209 per month. Panama’s pensionado program simply requires that you provide proof of a guaranteed income of at least $1,000 per month for life. A couple with a combined income of $1,000 also can qualify for this program. If you don’t meet the minimum income requirement but earn at least $750 a month, you can purchase real estate in the country for at least $100,000, and still qualify for the retirement visa. It not only provides permanent residency, but it also gets expats discounts of up to 50% off a wide variety of services, including medical care, travel, entertainment and restaurant meals. Peru A retiree in Arequipa, where rent for a one-bedroom apartment averages about $250 a month could get by with less than $2,000 a month although rent is more costly in the capital city of Lima. To apply for a Rentista Visa you will need proof of income of at least $1,000 a month, with an additional $500 for each dependent. You won’t be allowed to work in the country, or leave Peru for more than six months each year. After three years you can obtain a permanent visa which lets you reside in the country indefinitely; you’ll need to renew it every five years. Portugal Living in a suburban area outside Porto or Lisbon would cost around $2,200 a month but you could manage on just $1,700 a month in a smaller city. You’ll need to visit a consular office in Portugal to apply for a residence permit in the country. For the first five years, you’ll be living under a temporary residence permit, but after that you can apply for a permanent one. When you apply for a long-term stay visa, Portugal’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs stipulates that you must have a minimum monthly income of at least 635 euros, (about $750 as of mid-October 2020), to demonstrate that you have the means to live in the country. Editor’s Note:  The original article by Seral Louis has been edited ([ ]) and abridged (…) above for the sake of clarity and brevity to ensure a fast and easy read.  The author’s views and conclusions are unaltered and no personal comments have been included to maintain the integrity of the original article.  Furthermore, the views, conclusions and any recommendations offered in this article are not to be construed as an endorsement of such by the editor. Also note that this complete paragraph must be included in any re-posting to avoid copyright infringement. munKNEE should be in everybody’s inbox and MONEY in everybody’s wallet! 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These Bullion Coins Are Allowed In An IRA Investment

Many people know IRA investing is a wise way to plan and save for the future but what you may not know is that you’re able to use certain bullion coins as part of your Individual Retirement Account portfolio so use the bullion coin info [presented in this article]…as a quick guide to some of the bullion coin options that are available to…give you some new ideas [on how] to expand and help your IRA investment portfolio. …The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rules…require that the bullion coins you use in your IRA investment portfolio must have a minimum fineness (a minimum amount of proportional bullion content in the coin) as follows: Gold coins: .995 or finer Silver coins: .999 or finer Platinum coins: .9995 or finer Palladium coins: .9995 or finer …[The above] means that: the old 90% silver coins — like silver dimes, silver quarters, silver half-dollars, and silver dollars — [that you may] have in change jars or in your coin collection are not going to fit the bill… [nor] are coins, like the 1909-S VDB cent…because they’re classified as collectible coins [and] collectible coins can’t be used in an IRA. [In addition,] certain 3rd-party-graded (slabbed) bullion coins also will not be allowed in the plan because they, too, are generally considered collectible coins. Proof bullion coins are also typically excluded…because they tend to cost significantly more than the bullion value of the metal within. Bullion coins certified only for the purpose of authenticating their fineness — not for grading — are allowed. …[Below] are the most common U.S. bullion coins allowable in an IRA: American Gold Eagle coins American Silver Eagle coins American Gold Buffalo coins American Platinum Eagle coins …Certain foreign bullion coins are also allowable in an IRA: Canadian Maple Leaf silver coins Canadian Maple Leaf gold coins Canadian Maple Leaf platinum coins Canadian Maple Leaf palladium coins Mexican Libertad silver coins… Editor’s Note:  The original article from coins.thefuntimesguide.com has been edited ([ ]) and abridged (…) above for the sake of clarity and brevity to ensure a fast and easy read.  The author’s views and conclusions are unaltered and no personal comments have been included to maintain the integrity of the original article.  Furthermore, the views, conclusions and any recommendations offered in this article are not to be construed as an endorsement of such by the editor. Also note that this complete paragraph must be included in any re-posting to avoid copyright infringement. Related Articles From the munKNEE Vault: 1. Americans: Which Gold/Silver Bullion Assets are Permitted in Your IRA? Some physical gold, silver, platinum and palladium bullion assets, in addition to traditional paper assets, can be part of your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) or Roth account and they can be bought and sold with no tax consequence until you move money out of the account. [This short articles reveals just what bullion assets can, and cannot, be included.] Words: 573 2. Which Gold/Silver Bullion Assets are Permitted in Your IRA & Roth 401(k)? – $4K Views Some physical gold, silver, platinum and palladium bullion assets, in addition to traditional paper assets, can be part of your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) or Roth account and they can be bought and sold with no tax consequence until you move money out of the account. [This short article reveals just which bullion assets can, and cannot, be included.] Words: 573 3. Contribute Gold & Silver to Your IRA – Here’s Why & How To Do So Too much debt, too little income, expenses too high, cost of living increasing every year, and retirement income increases (if any) not keeping pace with increasing cost of living? Then do something about it! Here’s how. munKNEE should be in everybody’s inbox and MONEY in everybody’s wallet! If you want more articles like the one above sign up in the top right hand corner of this page and receive our FREE bi-weekly newsletter (see sample here).  munKNEE.com – ” The internet’s most unique site for financial articles! Here’s why“ Why spend time surfing the internet looking for informative and well-written articles on the health of the economies of the U.S., Canada and Europe; the development and implications of the world’s financial crisis and the various investment opportunities that present themselves related to commodities (gold and silver in particular) and the stock market when we do it for you. We assess hundreds of articles every day, identify the best and then post edited excerpts of them to provide you with a fast and easy read. Scroll to very bottom of page & add your comments on this article. We want to share what you have to say!  munKNEE.com has joined eResearch.com to provide you with individual company research articles and specific stock recommendations in addition to munKNEE’s more general informative articles on the economy, the markets, and gold, silver and cannabis investing. Check out eResearch. If you like what you see then…

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Modern Meat Inc: Traditional Meat Industry Disruptor

Modern Meat Inc. (CSE:MEAT; CUSIP Number:60765L) is an award-winning Canadian plant-based meat company disrupting the food industry by providing soy-, gluten-, nut-, and GMO-free alternatives to traditional meat products. It started trading on the Canadian Stock Exchange on June 30. 2020 at C$2.09 and is already at C$3.19 for a gain of up 53% in less than four months. Written by Lorimer Wilson, managing Editor of munKNEE.com – Your KEY To Making Money! Its Growth To Date Recognizing a gap in the market for nutritious and satisfying meat alternatives that were soy-, gluten-, nut-, and GMO-free the company quickly became the fastest growing alternative-meat company in Canada. With that, the company began to consistently sell out of its products in spite of maximum production so it has bought of a new production facility in British Columbia which is expected to more than quadruple its manufacturing capabilities. This will allow the company to follow through on its intention of expanding into the U.S., one of the leading countries in the vegan movement, in the near future. Currently, the U.S vegan population is 3% of the country’s total population (i.e. approximately 10 million people) and the trend is increasing each year. The global vegan food market value is estimated to reach around US$24.3 billion by 2026 and will grow at CAGR above 9.1% over the forecast time frame. Its Future Plans To meet the above mentioned market trend, and to fill the gap for nutritious (their patty product contains 14 grams of plant protein per 100-gram patty and only 6 grams of fat compared to approximately 20 grams of fat in a regular beef burger) and satisfying meat alternatives the company has implemented an aggressive sales and distribution plan to continue to roll out its core products throughout Canada and into the U.S. in 2021 with the aim of introducing one new product each quarter to food service and retailers. Its Financials Modern Meat Inc. reported revenue of C$0.02 million and a net loss of C$0.19 for its most recent quarter. Its Stock Performance As mentioned in the introduction Modern Meat started trading on the CSE (Canadian Stock Exchange) on June 30, 2020, at C$2.09 and is already at C$3.19 for a gain of 53% in less than four months. This article is the fourth in a series of seven articles on the burgeoning plant-based food industry: Laird Superfood, Better Plant Sciences and The Very Good Food Company.

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The Very Good Food Company Is Butchering Beans, Not Animals

The Very Good Food Company Inc. (CSE:VERY.CA; OTC:VRYYF), based in Canada (Victora, B.C.), is an emerging plant-based technology company focused on developing, producing, and distributing plant-based meat alternatives and describes itself as a company that is “butchering beans, not animals.” Very Good Food Company (i.e. VGFC) went public in June of 2020 at C$0.25/share and is currently trading around C$1.70. Written by Lorimer Wilson, Managing Editor of munKNEE.com – Your KEY To Making Money! The Marketplace According to Barclays, the alternative food industry is expected to reach $140 billion over the next decade, which would account for 10% of the global meat industry and, according toBIS Research, the plant-based food and beverage alternatives market is expected to reach $80.43 billion by 2024, with a CAGR of 13.82% from 2019 to 2024. While the plant-based protein industry has received high levels of attention due to consistency of products, lower production costs, and benefits in environmental sustainability it has, however, struggles due to undesirable flavors and sub-par nutritional values Its Origins VGFC started off as a small shop serving its local community in 2016, opened the first plant-based butchery in 2017 called the “Very Good Butchers” and has since been growing rapidly. Its Sales Model VGFC generates revenues through 200+ retailer and restaurant customers, an eCommerce store (see here) with 700+ active subscribers for its monthly subscription plan, and a wholesale program with 100+ active customers. Its business is currently concentrated in Western Canada but has plans to expand  its retail presence to Central/Eastern Canada later this year, into the U.S. early next year and into Europe and Asia after that. To meet the expected demand they are scaling up production capabilities with the opening of a second processing facility in B.C. which should be operational by the end of 2020 and the rental of a strategically located California production facility. Its Latest 2020 Financials – Q2 Revenue: C$1.1 million (an increase of 395% year over year) Gross Profit Margin: 42% (outperforming the gross margin of competitor and industry giant Beyond Meat’s 30% Net Loss: C$(1.65 million) Net Loss/Share: C$(0.03) Cash Balance: C$3,508,826 Management Commentary Said CEO Mitchell Scott: “We were extremely pleased with our financial performance this quarter, with revenue growth and gross margins both producing industry leading results. With a very healthy balance sheet and quickly growing demand for our products, we are in a position of strength as we charge forward with our international expansion. Over the coming quarters, investors can expect to see significant progress on our next phase of growth, as we transition to becoming a much larger company with global ambitions.” Stock Performance As mentioned in the opening paragraph, Very Good Food Company went public in June of 2020 at C$0.25/share and is currently trading around C$1.73. Editor’s Note: Some of the information used in the above article was sourced from an article by Jay Yi. The views, conclusions and any recommendations offered in the article are not to be construed as an endorsement of such by the editor. Also note that this complete paragraph must be included in any re-posting to avoid copyright infringement. munKNEE should be in everybody’s inbox and MONEY in everybody’s wallet! If you want more articles like the one above sign up in the top right hand corner of this page and receive our FREE bi-weekly newsletter (see sample here).  munKNEE.com – ” The internet’s most unique site for financial articles! Here’s why“ Why spend time surfing the internet looking for informative and well-written articles on the health of the economies of the U.S., Canada and Europe; the development and implications of the world’s financial crisis and the various investment opportunities that present themselves related to commodities (gold and silver in particular) and the stock market when we do it for you. We assess hundreds of articles every day, identify the best and then post edited excerpts of them to provide you with a fast and easy read. Scroll to very bottom of page & add your comments on this article. We want to share what you have to say!  munKNEE.com has joined eResearch.com to provide you with individual company research articles and specific stock recommendations in addition to munKNEE’s more general informative articles on the economy, the markets, and gold, silver and cannabis investing. Check out eResearch. If you like what you see then…

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Should Presidential Elections Impact Your Investment Decisions?

The 2020 U.S. Presidential election is now less than 30 days away, and….the countdown has renewed fears amongst investors as to the election’s potential impact on financial markets… A quick look at the data provides some interesting insights…[as to] what we can expect. Is a Republican or Democrat President Better for the Market? Many people think a Republican winning the election is best for markets since they would theoretically be more “business-friendly” but…historically, this has only been true for the election year, whereas Democrats appear to post better returns during their first year in office… One potential explanation is that markets get excited when Republicans are elected, but if nothing dramatically changes that excitement fades. The opposite could be said about a Democrat being elected. Markets appear to be more cautious directly following their election, but grow increasingly enthusiastic when nothing dramatically changes. Party of President Elected Election Year First Year Republican Elected 12.4% 3.9% Democrat Elected 7.0% 18.7% It’s also interesting that Democrats have generally posted better-annualized returns during their terms in an office going all the way back to 1945. The strongest annualized return for a single sitting President…belongs to Republican Gerald Ford with his two years stretching 1975 to 1976 (only counting full calendar years). The full data can be found below. Party of President Average Annualized Return Democrat is President 14.3% Republican is President 9.0% President Annualized Return Truman 15.7% Eisenhower 14.9% Kennedy 7.6% Johnson 12.2% Nixon -3.4% Ford 30.3% Carter 11.6% Reagan 14.2% HW Bush 15.7% Clinton 17.2% GW Bush -2.9% Obama 14.4% Trump 12% *S&P 500 Total Return – Calendar Years of Presidency Conclusion What does this all mean?…[Well,] regardless of which party wins, returns tend to be positive in both the election year and first year in office….[so] it’s okay to care about politics, but we believe it’s best to not let presidential elections influence your investment decisions. Editor’s Note:  The original article by Brendan Erne has been edited ([ ]) and abridged (…) above for the sake of clarity and brevity to ensure a fast and easy read.  The author’s views and conclusions are unaltered and no personal comments have been included to maintain the integrity of the original article.  Furthermore, the views, conclusions and any recommendations offered in this article are not to be construed as an endorsement of such by the editor. Also note that this complete paragraph must be included in any re-posting to avoid copyright infringement. munKNEE should be in everybody’s inbox and MONEY in everybody’s wallet! If you want more articles like the one above sign up in the top right hand corner of this page and receive our FREE bi-weekly newsletter (see sample here).  munKNEE.com – ” The internet’s most unique site for financial articles! Here’s why“ Why spend time surfing the internet looking for informative and well-written articles on the health of the economies of the U.S., Canada and Europe; the development and implications of the world’s financial crisis and the various investment opportunities that present themselves related to commodities (gold and silver in particular) and the stock market when we do it for you. We assess hundreds of articles every day, identify the best and then post edited excerpts of them to provide you with a fast and easy read. Scroll to very bottom of page & add your comments on this article. We want to share what you have to say!  munKNEE.com has joined eResearch.com to provide you with individual company research articles and specific stock recommendations in addition to munKNEE’s more general informative articles on the economy, the markets, and gold, silver and cannabis investing. Check out eResearch. If you like what you see then…

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U.S. Dollar Will Collapse When This Upcoming Event Happens (+91K Views)

Automatically receive the internet’s most informative articles bi-weekly via our free bi-weekly Market Intelligence Report newsletter (sample here). Register in the top right hand corner of this page. …If we want to better understand the answer to the elusive question of “When will the fiat US dollar collapse?”, we have to watch the petrodollar system and the factors affecting it….This is critically important, because once the dollar loses this coveted status…the destruction of the dollar is going to wipe out the wealth of a lot people, and that will cause political and social consequences that will likely be worse than the financial consequences. @A Financial Site For Sore Eyes & Inquisitive Minds Prepared by Lorimer Wilson, editor of munKNEE.com – Your KEY To Making Money! [This article of edited excerpts* from the original article by Nick Giambruno  provides you with a 21% FASTER – and EASIER – read.] The three points to understand here are: You absolutely must be internationalized before the U.S. dollar loses its status as the premier reserve currency. Internationalization is your ultimate insurance policy. The U.S. dollar’s status as the premier reserve currency is tied to the petrodollar system. The sustainability of the petrodollar system is linked to Middle East geopolitics….@Economic Developments The Rise & Fall of Bretton Woods Being victorious in WWII and possessing the overwhelmingly largest gold reserves in the world (around 20,000 tonnes) allowed the U.S. to reconstruct the global monetary system with the dollar at its center  in what was known as the Bretton Woods international monetary system. Simply put, the Bretton Woods system was an arrangement whereby a country’s currency was tied to the U.S. dollar through a fixed exchange rate, and the U.S. dollar itself was tied to gold at a fixed exchange rate. Countries accumulated dollars in their reserves to engage in international trade or to exchange them with the U.S. government at the official rate for gold ($35 an ounce). By the late 1960s, exuberant spending from welfare and warfare, combined with the Federal Reserve monetizing the deficits, drastically increased the number of dollars in circulation in relation to the gold backing it and, naturally, this caused countries to accelerate their exchange of dollars for gold at the official price. The result was a serious drain in the U.S. gold supply (20,000 tonnes at the end of WWII to around 8,100 tonnes in 1971, a figure supposedly held constant to this day) so, on August 15, 1971, Nixon officially ended convertibility of the dollar for gold to halt the gold outflow. The U.S. defaulting on its promise to back the dollar with gold ended the Bretton Woods system. The central justification that the gold–backed dollar had provided as to why countries held the dollar in their reserves and used it as a medium of international trade was now gone. With the dollar no longer convertible into gold, demand for dollars by foreign nations was sure to fall and with it, its purchasing power. The Advent of the Petrodollar OPEC passed numerous resolutions after the end of Bretton Woods, stating the need to retain the real value of its earnings (including discussions about accepting gold for oil), which resulted in the cartel significantly increasing the nominal dollar price of oil in the wake of August 15, 1971. If the dollar was to sustain its status as the world’s reserve currency, a new arrangement would have to be constructed to give foreign countries a compelling reason to hold and use dollars and Nixon and Kissinger succeeded in retaining the dollar’s premier status by bridging the gap between the failed Bretton Woods system and the emerging petrodollar system. Between the years of 1972 to 1974 the U.S. government completed a series of agreements with Saudi Arabia to create the petrodollar system. Saudi Arabia was chosen because of its vast petroleum reserves, its dominant influence in OPEC, and the (correct) perception that the Saudi royal family was corruptible. In essence, the petrodollar system was an agreement that, in exchange for the U.S. guaranteeing the survival of the House of Saud regime by providing a total commitment to its political and security support, Saudi Arabia would: Use its dominant influence in OPEC to ensure that all oil transactions would be conducted only in U.S. dollars. Invest a large amount of its dollars from oil revenue in US Treasury securities and use the interest payments from those securities to pay U.S. companies to modernize the infrastructure of Saudi Arabia. Guarantee the price of oil within limits acceptable to the U.S. and act to prevent another oil embargo by other OPEC members. The Importance of the Petrodollar System The need to use dollars to transact in oil, the world’s most traded and most strategic commodity, provides a very compelling reason for foreign countries to keep dollars in their reserves. For example, if Italy wants to buy oil from Kuwait, it has to first purchase U.S. dollars on the foreign exchange market to pay for the oil, thus creating an artificial market for U.S. dollars that would not have otherwise naturally existed. This demand is artificial, since the U.S. dollar is just a middleman in a transaction that has nothing to do with a U.S. product or service. It ultimately translates into: increased purchasing power and a deeper, more liquid market for the U.S. dollar and Treasuries…and the unique privilege of the U.S. not having to use foreign currency but rather using its own currency, which it can print, to purchase its imports, including oil. The benefits of the petrodollar system to the U.S. dollar are indeed difficult to overstate. The Weakening of the Petrodollar System The geopolitical sands of the Middle East have been rapidly shifting as evidenced by: The faltering strategic regional position of Saudi Arabia, the rise of Iran which is notably not part of the petrodollar system, failed U.S. interventions, and the emergence of the BRICS countries providing potential future alternative economic/security arrangements and all affect the sustainability of the petrodollar system. The relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia is deteriorating. The Saudis are furious at what they perceive to be the U.S. not holding up its part of the petrodollar deal. They believe that, as part of the U.S. commitment to keep the region safe for the monarchy, the U.S. should have attacked their regional rivals, Syria and Iran, by now. This would suggest that they may feel that they are no longer obliged to uphold their part of the deal, namely selling their oil only in U.S. dollars. The Saudis have even gone so far as to suggest a “major shift” is underway in their relations with the U.S.. To date, though, they have yet to match actions to their words, which suggests it may just be a temper tantrum or a bluff. In any case, it is truly unprecedented language and merits further watching. A turning point may really be reached when you start hearing U.S. officials expounding on the need to transform the monarchy in Saudi Arabia into a “democracy” but don’t count on that happening as long as their oil is flowing only for US dollars. Conclusion It was evident long before Nixon closed the gold window and ended the Bretton Woods system on August 15, 1971, that a paradigm shift in the global monetary system was inevitable. Likewise today, a paradigm shift in the global monetary system also seems inevitable. By considering Ron Paul’s words, “We will know that day is approaching when oil-producing countries demand gold, or its equivalent, for their oil rather than dollars or euros” we will know when the dollar collapse is imminent. (*The author’s views and conclusions are unaltered and no personal comments have been included to maintain the integrity of the original article. Furthermore, the views, conclusions and any recommendations offered in this article are not to be construed as an endorsement of such by the editor.) Scroll to very bottom of page & add your comments on this article. We want to share what you have to say! If you enjoyed reading the above article please hit the “Like” button, and if you’d like to be notified of future articles, hit that “Follow” link.

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Silver Could Drop to $7 and Oil To $20 in Coming Recession! Here’s Why (+8K Views)

Automatically receive the internet’s most informative articles bi-weekly via our free bi-weekly Market Intelligence Report newsletter (sample here). Register in the top right hand corner of this page. …Investing in this metal is pure speculation with very little fundamental support… If the economy collapses silver prices will crash along with every other commodity… …There is no reason for investors to believe precious metals like silver are any different, or somehow immune from the factors currently crushing the prices of oil and the other commodities. Right now we have crested the boom cycle and commodity prices are entering a long term bear market. On top of this, the economy of China is slowing and U.S GDP growth figures are constantly being revised downward. This does not bode well for silver, because demand for commodities depends on economic growth and if growth falters silver will fail. There is no glamour here, only cold hard facts. Most of the talk about silver centers on its usage as an investment vehicle, but investment is only a small portion of what drives the price of the metal. Silver is primarily an industrial and consumer discretionary ingredient, in fact over 70% of the metals usage is for economic output. This means only a tiny fraction of silver production goes toward investment, and most of this is metal is held by the silver ETFs and brazenly manipulated…@A Financial Site For Sore Eyes & Inquisitive Minds Silver is primarily used in industrial applications, especially electronics… because it has the highest electric conductivity, thermal conductivity and contact resistance of any metal. To date no other substance can replicate the properties of silver cost efficiently and there is little risk of obsolescence at current prices. However, while silver’s role in industry is unassailable it does not have this same strength in its other usages… Silver’s usage: A tiny fraction used for investment Solar energy is a bullish factor There are bullish factors for silver. The growing importance of solar energy (photovoltaic technology) provides an opportunity for growth in the metals industrial use. Silver demand in the energy industry has made up for much of the economic value it lost during decline of the traditional photograph technology it was once used in. Photovoltaic technology has been growing steadily in the U.S, especially after the government committed to over-investing in the late 2000’s in the sector after the 2007 financial crisis…[which,] coincidentally, mark the height of the silver price bubble we saw around that same time. While this seems like a clear case of supply and demand determining prices, looking deeper into the situation reveals problems with this conclusion. A tale of two bubbles Silver has had two major rallies in modern history both of…[which] were speculative bubbles with little (usually coincidental) correlation to the metals actual economic demand. Anatomy of irrational exuberance: Investors expected $100 silver The first modern silver bubble occurred in the early 80’s as the Hunt brothers, two Texas billionaires, attempted to corner the silver market. They did this by buying massive amounts of the metal on the commodity markets with leverage. At the height of this attempt, these two men were able to control the 1/3rd of the entries worlds supply of silver, driving the price up the metal up 712% in a week. The second silver bubble occurred in 2011 and was commonly assumed to be caused by supply shortages and increasing photovoltaic demand. This wasn’t the case. Photovoltaic requires an ultra pure silver (.9999) which is not used as bullion and doesn’t factor into the supply/demand situation for the common .999 and sterling physical. Backwardation and an unprepared bullion industry compounded the myth of a supply shortage… Just as stocks tend to move with each other in the equity markets. (think NASDAQ vs S&P 500) commodity prices do the same. However, while stocks can trade for a long periods of time based on speculation and future earnings the price of commodities is determined by one thing above all else; economic demand. When economic demand does not justify price a commodity will slowly sink back down to its cost of production. This is what recently happened to oil, and this is what will continue happening to silver. For this reason, any premium significantly above silver’s cost of production (that cannot be justified economic demand) should be seen as a bubble because it will not last.  Stop clicking around! #Follow the munKNEE instead  Economic outlook and investor expectations The current and future economic outlook for commodities is not good…despite the supposedly strong U.S economy. If, and [indeed] when the U.S economy goes into recession commodity prices will fall to levels we would have previously found unimaginable. This could be $20/bbl oil and $7/ozt silver… Editor’s Note:  The original article, by “Gold Bug”  has been edited ([ ]) and abridged (…) above for the sake of clarity and brevity to ensure a fast and easy read.  The author’s views and conclusions are unaltered and no personal comments have been included to maintain the integrity of the original article.  Furthermore, the views, conclusions and any recommendations offered in this article are not to be construed as an endorsement of such by the editor. Also note that this complete paragraph must be included in any re-posting to avoid copyright infringement. A Few Last Words:  Click the “Like” button at the top of the page if you found this article a worthwhile read as this will help us build a bigger audience. 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Better Plant Sciences Inc. Capitalizing On Major Growth In Plant-Based Foods

Better Plant Sciences Inc. (VEGGF) changed its name from Yield Growth Corp. on August 18th to reflect its strategic focus on developing and acquiring plant-based food and beverage formulas, health supplements, therapeutic formulas, and skincare formulas to take full advantage of the dramatic growth in such products. Written by Lorimer Wilson, Managing Editor of munKNEE.com – Your KEY To Making Money! Indeed, according to BIS Research, the plant-based food and beverage alternatives market is expected to reach $80.43 billion by 2024, with a CAGR of 13.82% from 2019 to 2024. according to Meticulous Research, the plant-based food market is expected to reach $74 billion by 2027 and the plant-based beverage market to $20 billion by 2023 with both growing at a CAGR of 12% from this year. according to Statista, the skincare segment is estimated to increase to $189 billion by 2025 and, according to eResearch, the global vegan cosmetics market is projected to reach $20.8 billion by 2025, progressing at a CAGR of 6.3%. To take full advantage of that growth, and to address concerns about the potential negative side effects of chemicals and animal-based ingredients in cosmetics and other products on individuals and the environment, Better Plant Sciences has: 200+ proprietary wellness formulas at various stages of commercialization, 50 products registered with Health Canada and 20+ products available for sale through e-commerce or brick and mortar retail stores. Says company CEO Penny White: “Leveraging the expertise we have gained developing our extensive catalogue of proprietary plant-based product formulations, we believe we are well-positioned to capitalize on this opportunity in the marketplace.” Operational Highlights On June 25th, the company received Health Canada cosmetic notification numbers for 23 of its proprietary plant-based products, including its plant-based eye creams, face & eye cleansers, face & body mists, nail cuticle oils, deodorants, shaving creams, beard oils, and roll-ons. On July 22nd, the company’s subsidiary, Urban Juve, announced the launch of an e-commerce website to improve online sales and announced that eight of its products were available for sale on Amazon.ca and advised that it would soon be launching on Amazon.com. These actions are seen as key components of the Company’s strategic plan to invest in, and grow, direct-to-consumer sales. On August 18th, the company acquired 300 JUSU branded plant-based assets from JUSU Bar Inc., JUSU Life Inc. and JUSU Cbd Inc. for C$2.25 million which included all related inventory, packaging, raw ingredients, and intellectual property as well as the e-commerce sites where the products are sold, the customer lists and all intangible assets relating to the chain of juice bars operated in British Columbia and Alberta under the name JUSU.  On October 6th, the company announced that Amazon.com had approved the listing for its Hand Sanitizer Gel which is manufactured by its subsidiary, Urban Juve and the product will be available later this month. will be live on Amazon.com later this month. Q2/2020 Financial Highlights The company reported that: it had revenue of C$0.16M vs. C$1.1 million in the prior year’s comparable quarter as a result of a one-time licensing transaction of C$1 million. it had a net loss of C$2.5 million versus C$4.2 million in the prior year’s comparable quarter. Stock Performance In spite of the impressive potential for companies such as Better Plant Sciences, its stock is currently trading at $0.058 per share, a 60% decrease this year, and a 70% decrease in the past twelve months. The above article is the second (read the first here) in a series of 7 articles on the plant-based food category. Later articles will report on the latest news of Beyond Meat Inc. (BYND); Else Nutrition Holdings Inc. (BABYF); Modern Meat Holdings Inc. (CSE: MEAT); Burcon NutraScience Corp. (BUROF) and The Very Good Food Company Inc. (CSE: VERY)(VRYYF). Editor’s Note: Some of the information used in the above article was sourced from an article by Jay Yi. The views, conclusions and any recommendations offered in this article are not to be construed as an endorsement of such by the editor. Also note that this complete paragraph must be included in any re-posting to avoid copyright infringement. munKNEE should be in everybody’s inbox and MONEY in everybody’s wallet! 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These 4 Companies Are Capitalizing On the Work-From-Home Practice

…[According to] new research from International Data Corporation (IDC), the work-from-home practice has almost tripled since the coronavirus outbreak… (from 14% to 45%)…[and] many organizations predict that work-from-home employees will remain a large part of the disparate workforce even after the pandemic. [This is expected to help the following 4 stocks realize significant earnings growth and resultant major gains in their stock prices.] …Demand for PCs, internet with strong connectivity, video conferring apps, laptops, tablets, and other peripherals will only grow in such a situation…. Zoom Video Communications, Inc. …Zoom uses AI to schedule video meetings and for a host of other things such as organizing attendee details and transcripting details. The company’s expected earnings growth rate for the current year is more than 100%…[and has] a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). Lenovo Group Ltd.  Lenovo is dedicated to building PCs and mobile internet devices… The company’s expected earnings growth rate for the current year is 37.6%…[and] has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). Salesforce.com, Inc. Salesforce acquired Bonobo AI, a firm using automated analysis of customer phone calls, texts, and chats to deliver actionable insights…[which] fits perfectly with Salesforce Einstein, the company’s AI-powered software that uses data to identify previously unseen business patterns, deliver the hottest sales leads, predict which marketing copy will perform best, and generally optimize how businesses operate and convert. The company’s expected earnings growth rate for the current year is 25.1%…[and] carries a Zacks Rank #1. Blackbaud, Inc.  Blackbaud is a leading cloud software company working for social causes. The company combines technology and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. The company’s expected earnings growth rate for the current year is 24.6%…[and] has a Zacks Rank #2. Editor’s Note: The information in the above article was sourced from an article by Ritujay Ghosh. The views, conclusions and any recommendations offered in the article are not to be construed as an endorsement of such by the editor. Also note that this complete paragraph must be included in any re-posting to avoid copyright infringement. munKNEE should be in everybody’s inbox and MONEY in everybody’s wallet! If you want more articles like the one above sign up in the top right hand corner of this page and receive our FREE bi-weekly newsletter (see sample here).  munKNEE.com – ” The internet’s most unique site for financial articles! Here’s why“ Why spend time surfing the internet looking for informative and well-written articles on the health of the economies of the U.S., Canada and Europe; the development and implications of the world’s financial crisis and the various investment opportunities that present themselves related to commodities (gold and silver in particular) and the stock market when we do it for you. We assess hundreds of articles every day, identify the best and then post edited excerpts of them to provide you with a fast and easy read. Scroll to very bottom of page & add your comments on this article. We want to share what you have to say!  munKNEE.com has joined eResearch.com to provide you with individual company research articles and specific stock recommendations in addition to munKNEE’s more general informative articles on the economy, the markets, and gold, silver and cannabis investing. Check out eResearch. If you like what you see then…

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Only These 9 Pure-Play Pot Stocks Are Up YTD

Only 9 of the 25 stocks in the munKNEE.com Pure-Play Pot Stock Portfolio are UP this year as of the end of September. This article identifies those 9 stocks and their percentage increases over the past 9 months. A companion article will follow highlighting the remaining 15 stocks that are DOWN YTD, and their percentage decreases. By Lorimer Wilson, managing editor of munKNEE.com – Your KEY to Making Money! The Pure-Play Pot Stock Portfolio consists of the 25 companies that derive 100% of their revenue from the sale of cannabis or cannabis consumption products and consistently trade for at least US$1/share to reflect the true health of the marijuana industry in the U.S. and Canada. The 9 winners YTD are as follows, in descending order: TerrAscend (TRSSF) +97.3% Jushi (JUSHF) +76.8% Rubicon (ROMJF) +75.9%  Trulieve (TCNNF) +56.3% Planet 13 (PLNHF) +45.4% Columbia (CCHWF) +38.2% Ayr (AYRSF) +33.8% Green Thumb (GTBIF) +32.9% Curaleaf (CURLF) +15.2% Interestingly, 8 of the 9 top performers YTD in the munKNEE.com Pure-Play Pot Stock Portfolio are in the American Multi-State Operators (MSOs) Category and only one, Rubicon, is in the Vertically Integrated (Seed-to-Sale) Category of Canadian Licensed Producers (LPs) supporting the fact that the MSO category is UP 7.9% YTD compared to the LP category which is DOWN 54.5% YTD. The fact that the above 9 stocks are up YTD suggests that the companies are well managed, well-financed, and executing their respective business plans in such a manner as to have the confidence of serious marijuana stock investors and, as such, they deserve your attention. Please leave any views or questions you have in the Comments section below. Thank you. munKNEE should be in everybody’s inbox and MONEY in everybody’s wallet! If you want more articles like the one above sign up in the top right hand corner of this page and receive our FREE bi-weekly newsletter (see sample here).  munKNEE.com – ” The internet’s most unique site for financial articles! Here’s why“ Why spend time surfing the internet looking for informative and well-written articles on the health of the economies of the U.S., Canada and Europe; the development and implications of the world’s financial crisis and the various investment opportunities that present themselves related to commodities (gold and silver in particular) and the stock market when we do it for you. We assess hundreds of articles every day, identify the best and then post edited excerpts of them to provide you with a fast and easy read. Scroll to very bottom of page & add your comments on this article. We want to share what you have to say!  munKNEE.com has joined eResearch.com to provide you with individual company research articles and specific stock recommendations in addition to munKNEE’s more general informative articles on the economy, the markets, and gold, silver and cannabis investing. Check out eResearch. If you like what you see then…

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Track Performance Of 15 PM Royalty & Streaming Stocks With This Index

Precious metals royalty and streaming companies represent a very interesting sub-industry of the precious metals mining industry. They provide some leverage to the growing metals prices, similar to the typical mining companies; Their incomes are derived from royalty and streaming agreements [whereby] the streaming company provides an upfront payment to acquire the right to future deliveries of a predefined percentage of metal production of a mining operation. They [also pay] some ongoing payments that are usually well below the market price of the metal. They can be set as: a fixed sum (e.g., $300/toz gold) or as a percentage (e.g., 20% of the prevailing gold price), or a combination of both (e.g., the lower of a) $300/toz gold and b) 20% of the prevailing gold price). The royalties usually apply to a small fraction of the mining project production (usually 1-3%), and they are not connected with ongoing payments. They can have various forms, but the most common is a small percentage of the net smelter return (“NSR”). The NSR is calculated as revenues from the sale of the mined products minus transportation and refining costs. To track the overall performance of the whole sub-industry, I created a capitalization-weighted index (the Precious Metals Royalty and Streaming Index) consisting of 15 companies..[as well as] an equal-weighted version of the index. Both indices include the same companies and are calculated back to January 2019 [see below]. Source: own processing …September was not good for the precious metals royalty and streaming industry, as 12 out of the 15 followed companies recorded negative share price performance [see below]. Source: own processing …The month of September was poor on news. No major deals were closed, only Royal Gold and Maverix Metals announced some mid-sized deals. The situation should change in October, as the Q3 earnings season will start and also some of the royalty & streaming companies should report their results. …Some of the companies will probably release their Q3 results before the end of October. Moreover, Osisko has already announced the spin-out of its mining assets but, just like in September, the gold and silver prices should set the direction. [Currently,] the gold, and especially silver, charts look better than one month ago, which means that there is a good chance for October to be more positive for the precious metals royalty and streaming companies than September was. Editor’s Note:  The original article by Peter Arendas has been edited ([ ]) and abridged (…) above for the sake of clarity and brevity to ensure a fast and easy read.  The author’s views and conclusions are unaltered and no personal comments have been included to maintain the integrity of the original article.  Furthermore, the views, conclusions and any recommendations offered in this article are not to be construed as an endorsement of such by the editor. Also note that this complete paragraph must be included in any re-posting to avoid copyright infringement. munKNEE should be in everybody’s inbox and MONEY in everybody’s wallet! If you want more articles like the one above sign up in the top right hand corner of this page and receive our FREE bi-weekly newsletter (see sample here).  munKNEE.com – ” The internet’s most unique site for financial articles! Here’s why“ Why spend time surfing the internet looking for informative and well-written articles on the health of the economies of the U.S., Canada and Europe; the development and implications of the world’s financial crisis and the various investment opportunities that present themselves related to commodities (gold and silver in particular) and the stock market when we do it for you. We assess hundreds of articles every day, identify the best and then post edited excerpts of them to provide you with a fast and easy read. Scroll to very bottom of page & add your comments on this article. We want to share what you have to say!  munKNEE.com has joined eResearch.com to provide you with individual company research articles and specific stock recommendations in addition to munKNEE’s more general informative articles on the economy, the markets, and gold, silver and cannabis investing. Check out eResearch. If you like what you see then…

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Average Annual Returns During 4-Yr. Presidential Cycle

Lorimer Wilson September 28, 2020 130 Views …Politicians try to juice up the economy during election years to improve their chances of re-election…but after the election is over and the next election is far away, they reverse the course and restrict the fiscal and monetary stimuli. Thus, major elections produce economic booms and busts, as politicians try to create an artificial boom before every election and take advantage of voters’ short-sightedness. The chart below shows the average annual returns of gold, silver, the general stock market (S&P 500) and gold equity indices (XAU and HUI)… As can be seen, there is hardly any clear pattern… Scroll to very bottom of page & add your comments on this article. We want to share what you have to say! Editor’s Note:  The original article by Sunshine Profits has been edited ([ ]) and abridged (…) above for the sake of clarity and brevity to ensure a fast and easy read.  The author’s views and conclusions are unaltered and no personal comments have been included to maintain the integrity of the original article.  Furthermore, the views, conclusions and any recommendations offered in this article are not to be construed as an endorsement of such by the editor. Also note that this complete paragraph must be included in any re-posting to avoid copyright infringement. munKNEE should be in everybody’s inbox and MONEY in everybody’s wallet! If you want more articles like the one above sign up in the top right hand corner of this page and receive our FREE bi-weekly newsletter (see sample here).  munKNEE.com – ” The internet’s most unique site for financial articles! Here’s why“ Why spend time surfing the internet looking for informative and well-written articles on the health of the economies of the U.S., Canada and Europe; the development and implications of the world’s financial crisis and the various investment opportunities that present themselves related to commodities (gold and silver in particular) and the stock market when we do it for you. We assess hundreds of articles every day, identify the best and then post edited excerpts of them to provide you with a fast and easy read.

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These 39 States Don’t Have Enough Money To Pay Their Bills

The 11th annual Financial State of the States report, a nationwide analysis of the most recent state government financial information – completed prior to the coronavirus pandemic – has just been released and it found that 39 states did not have enough money to pay all of their bills. (Since then, COVID-19 and the accompanying government-imposed economic shutdowns, have further exacerbated financial problems at the state level.) …Ironically, 49 states require balanced budgets by law and, as the report explains, “This means that to balance the budget … elected officials have not included the true costs of the government in their budget calculations and have pushed costs onto future taxpayers.” The vast majority of state debt comes from unfunded retirement benefit obligations… The Financial State of the States report ranks [see below] the states by their fiscal health based on taxpayer burden. This is the amount of money each taxpayer in the state would have to pay if the state were to pay off all of its accumulated debt. (Conversely, how much each taxpayer would receive if the budget surplus was divvied up among taxpayers.) The five biggest sinkhole states are: 50. New Jersey (-$57,900) 49. Illinois ($52,000) 48. Connecticut ($50,700) 47. Hawaii ($31,700) 46. Massachusetts ($30,100) The five healthiest “sunshine states” are: 1. Alaska ($77,400) 2. North Dakota ($37,700) 3. Wyoming ($19,600) 4. Utah ($5,500) 5. Tennessee ($3,400) The only other states able to pay all of their bills are South Dakota, Nebraska, Idaho, Oregon, Iowa, and Minnesota. Here are all 50 states ranked from financially healthiest to sickest. 1. Alaska2. North Dakota3. Wyoming4. Utah5. Tennessee6. South Dakota7. Nebraska8. Idaho9. Oregon10. Iowa11. Minnesota12. Oklahoma13. Virginia14. Indiana15. North Carolina16. Florida17. Arkansas18. Arizona19. Montana20. Colorado21. Nevada22. Georgia23. Wisconsin24. New Hampshire25. Missouri26. Ohio27. Washington28. Kansas29. West Virginia30. Maine31. New Mexico32. Alabama33. Mississippi34. Texas35. South Carolina36. Rhode Island37. Maryland38. Pennsylvania39. Michigan40. Louisiana41. New York42. Vermont43. California44. Kentucky45. Delaware46. Massachusetts47. Hawaii48. Connecticut49. Illinois50. New Jersey Scroll to very bottom of page & add your comments on this article. We want to share what you have to say! Editor’s Note:  The original article by Peter Schiff has been edited ([ ]) and abridged (…) above for the sake of clarity and brevity to ensure a fast and easy read.  The author’s views and conclusions are unaltered and no personal comments have been included to maintain the integrity of the original article.  Furthermore, the views, conclusions and any recommendations offered in this article are not to be construed as an endorsement of such by the editor. Also note that this complete paragraph must be included in any re-posting to avoid copyright infringement. munKNEE should be in everybody’s inbox and MONEY in everybody’s wallet! If you want more articles like the one above sign up in the top right hand corner of this page and receive our FREE bi-weekly newsletter (see sample here).  munKNEE.com – ” The internet’s most unique site for financial articles! Here’s why“ Why spend time surfing the internet looking for informative and well-written articles on the health of the economies of the U.S., Canada and Europe; the development and implications of the world’s financial crisis and the various investment opportunities that present themselves related to commodities (gold and silver in particular) and the stock market when we do it for you. We assess hundreds of articles every day, identify the best and then post edited excerpts of them to provide you with a fast and easy read.

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Inflation – Defined Correctly – Shows the “True” Picture

To hear Federal Reserve officials, politicians and mainstream financial media pundits tell it there is no inflation… but inflation defined correctly is rampant. In fact, it is at all-time record levels. Strictly speaking, inflation is an increasing money supply, and by that measure, it has set records for five straight months. Last month, year-over-year growth in the the “true” or Rothbard-Salerno money supply (as measured by TMS) came in at 37.56%. That was up 36.92% from July’s record rate. In comparison, the August 2019 increase in the money supply was a paltry 1.86%. As measured by M2, the money supply grew by 23.23% in August, nearly the same rate as July’s record of 23.29%. [See the comparison between TMS and M2 in the graph below.] The “true” or Rothbard-Salerno money supply measure (TMS)—is the metric developed by economists Murray Rothbard and Joseph Salerno, and is designed to provide a better measure of money supply fluctuations than M2. This measure of the money supply differs from M2 in that it includes Treasury deposits at the Fed (and excludes short-time deposits, traveler’s checks, and retail money funds). Money supply growth has never been higher. The only period that came close was the stagflationary period of the 1970s….As Ryan McMaken explained in an article on the Mises Wire, this massive growth in the money supply comes in the wake of unprecedented quantitative easing, central bank asset purchases, and various stimulus packages….While this record inflationary binge by the Fed has not manifested in significant price inflation as measured by CPI – yet – it has shown up in asset prices – particularly equities. There is no other reason to see record stock market valuations in the midst of a massive economic contraction. …The mainstream insists there is no inflation because it has shifted the definition…[to just] one symptom of actual inflation [but], in a nutshell, increases in the price level are not inflation. They are caused by inflation… The common definition used today is nothing more than government propaganda….so it can pretend that it doesn’t cause it. Were the government to accept the real definition of inflation as an expansion of the supply of money then you would know exactly who’s to blame – the Fed – but if the government can fool people into believing that an effect of inflation is inflation, well then they can blame it on whoever is raising the prices. Even if the inflationary policies never lead to rampant price inflation, they still have negative effects on the economy long term. They blow up asset bubbles that eventually pop, taking the broader economy down with them. Despite what the pundits tell us, there is inflation – lots of it – and it will not likely end well for Main Street America. Scroll to very bottom of page & add your comments on this article. We want to share what you have to say! Editor’s Note:  The original article by Peter Schiff has been edited ([ ]) and abridged (…) above for the sake of clarity and brevity to ensure a fast and easy read.  The author’s views and conclusions are unaltered and no personal comments have been included to maintain the integrity of the original article.  Furthermore, the views, conclusions and any recommendations offered in this article are not to be construed as an endorsement of such by the editor. Also note that this complete paragraph must be included in any re-posting to avoid copyright infringement. munKNEE should be in everybody’s inbox and MONEY in everybody’s wallet! If you want more articles like the one above sign up in the top right hand corner of this page and receive our FREE bi-weekly newsletter (see sample here).  munKNEE.com – ” The internet’s most unique site for financial articles! Here’s why“ Why spend time surfing the internet looking for informative and well-written articles on the health of the economies of the U.S., Canada and Europe; the development and implications of the world’s financial crisis and the various investment opportunities that present themselves related to commodities (gold and silver in particular) and the stock market when we do it for you. We assess hundreds of articles every day, identify the best and then post edited excerpts of them to provide you with a fast and easy read.

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Latest (8th) Cannabis Company Bankruptcy (+2K Views)

Automatically receive the internet’s most informative articles bi-weekly via our free bi-weekly Market Intelligence Report newsletter (sample here). Register in the top right hand corner of this page. Cash is king in high growth, cash-burning industries like cannabis and those without it won’t be around for long. This article: identifies 8 companies that have already filed for bankruptcy, provides a table showing liquidity by company so you can see how many years of cash are left for each and provides details of convertible debentures coming due in the next few months which will necessitate new re-financing or bankruptcy by the affected cannabis companies. The First Of Many Bankruptcies Now that financing has dried up for all but a handful of large LPs in Canada, we think bankruptcies will become more prevalent in the future. Against the backdrop of a troubled cannabis market, a number of other marijuana firms have received creditor protection this year. Included on the list are names such as: Wayland Group Corp. (OTCQB:MRRCF) in December Invictus MD Strategies (TSXV:GENE.H) in February, CannTrust Holdings in March, James E. Wagner Cultivation (TSXV:JWCA.H) in April, Green Growth Brands (CSE:GGB,OTC Pink:GGBXF) in May and Beleave (CSE:BE) said Friday (June 5) that it plans to apply for an order for creditor protection from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA). Pyxus International (OTC: PYXSQ) has seen its shares suspended from trading and delisted from the New York Stock Exchange as of today as a result of the company seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Lift & Co. Corp. (LIFT) announced today that it has made a voluntary assignment for the benefit of its creditors under section 49 of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (Canada) and that all of its directors and officers have resigned. This follows the failure to reach an agreement with the holders of the Corporation’s secured convertible debentures. Months Of Cash Left* – By Company Source: Sedar, Grizzle Estimates *Using 9/30/2019 Balance sheet and capital raises through November 20th Many Convertible Bonds Coming Due Exacerbating the cash flow problems with many of the above companies is the fact that many have convertible debentures, issued in 2018 on two year terms, that are about to come due. Convertible bonds, notes or debentures are a form of debt that gives the holder of the debt instrument a regular interest payment (called a “coupon”), either for a fixed amount of time, or until the stock trades above a target price that triggers a conversion event. This is the preferred outcome. In a bear market like we have at the current time, however, the conversion of the share price is far less likely within the prescribed time period and, therefore, the company will have to roll over the debt into a new financing, which could happen via straight equity or a new round of convertibles (and rolling over into a new round of convertibles or equity would result in a super dilution event) or standard bank financing (the ultimate objective). To highlight how dire the current situation is, go here for a list of several issuers that are currently in precarious situations as a result of their current debt load and their likely inability to pay off the debt under current cash reserves. Recommended Course of Action The bankruptcy announcements serve as a stern warning to investors. If the current market condition for cannabis stocks persists into 2020, we think financial risks will cause more firms to collapse and, therefore, it is extremely important to: avoid players with weak balance sheets and avoid assuming that cash flow could improve drastically in the near future. Only firms with a visible path to profitability and self-funding should be considered. Scroll to very bottom of page & add your comments on this article. We want to share what you have to say!  munKNEE.com has joined eResearch.com to provide you with individual company research articles and specific stock recommendations in addition to munKNEE’s more general informative articles on the economy, the markets, and gold, silver and cannabis investing. Check out eResearch. If you like what you see then…

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Gold Likely To Enter A Bubble Sometime After 2024 – Here’s Why

…The internet fueled the 1990s Dot.com bubble; blockchain technology stoked Bitcoin; the electric vehicle revolution triggered the recent bubble in Tesla; and next, I believe, a global currency crisis could trigger a bubble in gold that sends prices to unthinkable levels. Governments around the world have made it clear they will continue to print money [and, as a result,] they eventually will have no choice but to default and restructure their debt. A new monetary system (likely digital) will emerge, and I believe this will be the driving force behind the bubble in gold. Velocity of Money Inflation and supply shortages will only get worse. In the latter phase of the monetary crisis, the velocity of money will increase sharply. Instead of hoarding currency, people will spend their dollars quickly – fearing widespread shortages and higher prices. Physical Bullion Coins Finding quality bullion products could become difficult partly because of resource shortages but more likely because of a demand shock (i.e where a rapid influx in demand overwhelms supply for months or even years)…[and] we are seeing some of this now. I prefer government minted coins over bars or rounds. Why? They are recognizable and harder to counterfeit. There will likely be numerous fake coins and bars circulating near the end of the bubble – you will want to have something dealers and individuals recognize and trust. When to Sell Timing the exact top of a bubble is difficult. Towards the end, prices will often double in a month or less. People who have never bought gold or silver will be panicking to get some (fear of missing out). You will overhear conversations in the grocery store about a mining stock or a new “gold-backed” cryptocurrency [and] that is when you know we are getting close… How to Prepare I prefer a long-term accumulation strategy – trying to trade volatile markets is a recipe for disaster. Sure, you may have a good trade here or there, but eventually, you are going to get stung. I have developed a gold cycle indicator [see below] that helps me sleep better at night… Conclusion I believe a global currency crisis could trigger a bubble in gold sometime after 2024 that sends prices to unthinkable levels so you have time to prepare… Scroll to very bottom of page & add your comments on this article. We want to share what you have to say! Editor’s Note:  The original article by AG Thorson has been edited ([ ]) and abridged (…) above for the sake of clarity and brevity to ensure a fast and easy read.  The author’s views and conclusions are unaltered and no personal comments have been included to maintain the integrity of the original article.  Furthermore, the views, conclusions and any recommendations offered in this article are not to be construed as an endorsement of such by the editor. Also note that this complete paragraph must be included in any re-posting to avoid copyright infringement. munKNEE should be in everybody’s inbox and MONEY in everybody’s wallet! If you want more articles like the one above sign up in the top right hand corner of this page and receive our FREE bi-weekly newsletter (see sample here).  munKNEE.com – ” The internet’s most unique site for financial articles! Here’s why“

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It’s the Economy Stupid, NOT the Stock Market!

…The Great Depression of the 1930s was bad, but what we are facing now is worse….Questions of how much worse and how long it will last are difficult to answer. [Any] predictions about the type and strength of potential recovery could be premature [but this article is going to make an attempt to do just that. Read on!] Then ...If a similar percentage drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average like what happened in the stock market crash of October,1929, happened today the Dow would drop from the current 29,000 to 2,900 wiping out a nearly 30-year period of higher and higher stock price gains…Back then it took the stock market (DJIA) 25 years to regain its all-time price peak from August 1929 and, in inflation-adjusted terms, the stock market did not regain and exceed its previous all-time high until May 1959 – thirty years after the crash. Now The almost casual attitude towards selloffs in the stock market that exists in this century is the result of assuming that the market will right itself and go right back up in short order or, if things are serious enough, the Federal Reserve Cavalry will ride to the rescue – every time. The expectation that the Fed will always bail out the banks and the financial markets has muted the word ‘caution’ when it comes to investing. Some people seem to fancy themselves as smart investors because they bought stocks this past spring and are now feeling the euphoria from the effects of the Fed’s injection of the money drug into their financial veins. We seem to have forgotten how difficult it was to extricate ourselves from a similar mess little more than a decade ago. The financial markets may have recovered more quickly this time but the economic backdrop is more characteristic of a patient that is “terminally ill but resting (un)comfortably”. The Fed is very aware of how precarious the situation is. They have pulled out all the stops in their quest to “bring back inflation”. They are fighting an uphill battle…Inflation created by the Fed is losing its intended effect. It’s resulting effects on the economy are similar to those of drug addiction. Over time, each subsequent fix yields less and less of the desired results… As The Depression Of The 21st Century unfolds, here are some charts of various economic indicators that bear watching: the Capacity Utilization Rate, the relationship of gold’s price to the monetary base, Continued Jobless Claims, Housing Starts, Durable Goods Orders, 5 Year Forward Inflation Expectation, Historical Inflation Rate by Year, U.S. Crude Oil Reserves and Demand in luxury goods markets. CONCLUSION The upshot of all this is that the effects of inflation are growing more muted over time. More and more stimulus has less and less impact. Also, the demand for money is increasing. People need money – not more credit. Inflating the prices of financial assets might make it look like things are getting better, but the reality of it all is that while financial asset prices recover and go to new highs, the economy never regains its full health. The relative difference between stocks at all-time highs and the current state of the economy is growing larger. Some might think that higher stock prices are an indication of expectations for the eventual full recovery of the economy; but that is not the pattern of the economic cycle this century. For the past twenty years, and longer according to some of the charts provided in the original article, economic activity is stagnating and weakening. Each bout with financial catastrophe leaves the economy weaker overall, and it never fully recovers. It just continues to muddle along. Wall Street, the banks, and some investors seem to do well enough; but the comfort and overall good feelings associated with a rising stock market seem disproportionate to the disappointing level of well-being and optimism emanating from the general public and small businesses. At this time, the economy is a better indicator than stocks and bonds (house prices, too) of our financial health. We are currently in poor financial health and before we can get better, we will experience a healing crisis of immense proportion. Editor’s Note:  The original article by Kelsey Williams has been edited ([ ]) and abridged (…) above for the sake of clarity and brevity to ensure a fast and easy read.  The author’s views and conclusions are unaltered and no personal comments have been included to maintain the integrity of the original article.  Furthermore, the views, conclusions and any recommendations offered in this article are not to be construed as an endorsement of such by the editor. Also note that this complete paragraph must be included in any re-posting to avoid copyright infringement. A Few Last Words:  Click the “Like” button at the top of the page if you found this article a worthwhile read as this will help us build a bigger audience. Comment below if you want to share your opinion or perspective with other readers and possibly exchange views with them. Register to receive our free Market Intelligence Report newsletter (sample here) in the top right hand corner of this page. Join us on Facebook to be automatically advised of the latest articles posted and to comment on any of them.

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Coming Greater Gold Ownership by Pension Funds Will Have Major Impact On Price

Today, institutional participation…in the gold market is minimal but, with interest rates near zero globally, we’re seeing signs that this is changing rapidly – and one you want to make sure you’re in front of. The latest such news:…the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund, has announced it will allocate 5% of its (+$750M) assets to gold…and it’s the first major pension fund this year to publicly announce it has entered the gold market. That’s roughly 2.5% of ALL the new gold brought into circulation last year for investment – from one fund. A couple things make this very interesting… This fund is only one of eight similar public pensions in that state alone so there’s a great deal of cash from these kinds of entities that could look at entering the gold market. This fund is a very traditional “money” manager so for them to enter the gold market signals a major shift. Pension funds are typically among the most conservative, long-term oriented investors, and don’t jump in and out of positions so this public move from a large mainstream fund is likely to spur other institutional investors to consider making an allocation to gold, too. This is a trend we expect will pick up steam, particularly in a ZIRP (Zero Interest Rate Policy) world. One of the most supportive conditions for gold is a negative “real” interest rate (10-year Treasury rate minus the CPI). When real rates are zero or negative, like they are now, gold has historically performed very well. The Fed and other central bankers have essentially signaled that they don’t plan to change this policy anytime soon. The compelling angle to all this is that most pension funds currently have zero direct exposure to gold. Estimates vary, but we’ve seen percentages from less than 1% to as high as 2%. That 2% figure looks like this. In other words, the vast majority of pension funds have not yet bought  any  gold. We’re not implying that they all will, but clearly a lot more could – and likely will. On a global basis, pension funds currently have assets…exceeding $46 trillion (second bar from left), which completely dwarfs the gold industry (middle gold bar). Even the total value of all known above-ground gold (at $1900) is puny compared to the amount of…capital the wide array of institutional investors have at their disposal. It appears clear that institutional investors are now starting to enter the gold market. This is a new trend in motion, one that could easily last years. It’s a catalyst in and of itself, and one you want to make sure you’re in front of. Scroll to very bottom of page & add your comments on this article. We want to share what you have to say! Editor’s Note:  The original article by Jeff Clark has been edited ([ ]) and abridged (…) above for the sake of clarity and brevity to ensure a fast and easy read.  The author’s views and conclusions are unaltered and no personal comments have been included to maintain the integrity of the original article.  Furthermore, the views, conclusions and any recommendations offered in this article are not to be construed as an endorsement of such by the editor. Also note that this complete paragraph must be included in any re-posting to avoid copyright infringement. Related Articles from the munKNEE Vault: 1. Pension Funds: Why $5,000 Gold May Be Too Low! (+2K Views) You already know the basic reasons for owning gold — currency protection, inflation hedge, store of value, calamity insurance — many of which are becoming clichés even in mainstream articles. Throw in the supply and demand imbalance, and you’ve got the basic arguments for why one should hold gold for the foreseeable future. There is another driver of the price, however, that escapes many gold watchers and certainly the mainstream media and I’m convinced that once this sleeping giant wakes, it could ignite the gold market like nothing we’ve ever seen. [Let me explain.] Words: 788 2. Most Pension Fund Managers Shy Away From Gold – Guess Why (+2K Views) As the unbacked Federal Reserve Note continues to be abused and devalued, it becomes clearer every day that pension funds should increase their precious metals holdings.  munKNEE should be in everybody’s inbox and MONEY in everybody’s wallet! If you want more articles like the one above sign up in the top right hand corner of this page and receive our FREE bi-weekly newsletter (see sample here).  munKNEE.com – ” The internet’s most unique site for financial articles! Here’s why“

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Today’s Gold Price Is An Absolute Bargain – Here’s Why

The significant trend change in gold that started 20 years ago is a total condemnation of the central banks and their failed experiments in creating an unlimited supply of money that has ZERO value – a clear indicator that we are now seeing the end of the fiat money system…  …The fall of fiat money started in earnest in 1971 when Nixon closed the gold window…[and has been exacerbated by the exponential] growth in global debt since then {see table below]. This final stage of the fiat money system was first evidenced by gold turning up at the beginning of this century. Increase In Debt …U.S. debt has, on average, doubled every 8 years since Reagan rose to power in 1981…When Trump was elected president in November 2016, I forecast that after the first 4 years the debt would be $28t and 8 years after Trump’s victory, the debt would double from $20t to $40t…Currently the debt is $26.750t and an increase by $1.25t to at least $28t by the time the new president enters office in January 2021 seems very likely to fulfill my forecast. As the graph above shows, tax revenue has increased 6x since 1981 whilst the debt has gone up 31x so…[the U.S.] has been running a real budget deficit virtually every year since 1930 and can only increase taxes at a fraction of the rate of the deficit growth. How can anyone believe that the U.S. economy, with the real deficit going up every year for 90 years, has a chance of survival. Decrease In Currency Values Since 1971 all currencies have lost 97-99% of their value…and, as the table below shows, most currencies have lost more than 80% since the beginning of 2000. The petrodollar and a strong military has so far prevented the dollar from total destruction…[but] a 98% loss of value since 1971 is as near annihilation as you can get, and the dollar has now started its final journey to ZERO. It has only got 2% to go, measured form 1971 but we must remember that the 2% means a 100% fall from now… The demise of the petrodollar could also be accelerated by massive improvements in battery technology [such as] the revolutionary Quantum Glass Battery, invented by the Nobel Prize winner, John Goodenough…[that] is capable of storing considerable more energy than the lithium-ion battery and can be charged in a fraction of the time…As the Quantum Glass Battery comes into production it will…put an end to piston engines as well as the petrodollar. It will also fatally wound the oil industry. In the U.S. for example, 70% of all oil consumed is used for transportation. Increase In Price Of Gold The 98% decline in currencies since 1971 and +80% decline since 2000 are measured, in real terms, by gold… The U.S. government can try to fool the people with the so-called strong dollar policy but gold stands as the guardian of the truth and reveals governments’ deceitful actions… Gold at $1,970 today is clearly an absolute bargain. Scroll to very bottom of page & add your comments on this article. We want to share what you have to say! Editor’s Note:  The original article by Egon von Greyerz has been edited ([ ]) and abridged (…) above for the sake of clarity and brevity to ensure a fast and easy read.  The author’s views and conclusions are unaltered and no personal comments have been included to maintain the integrity of the original article.  Furthermore, the views, conclusions and any recommendations offered in this article are not to be construed as an endorsement of such by the editor. Also note that this complete paragraph must be included in any re-posting to avoid copyright infringement. munKNEE should be in everybody’s inbox and MONEY in everybody’s wallet! If you want more articles like the one above sign up in the top right hand corner of this page and receive our FREE bi-weekly newsletter (see sample here).  munKNEE.com – ” The internet’s most unique site for financial articles! Here’s why“

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5 Places to Retire and Rent for Less Than $500 Per Month (+21K Views)

One way to approach your search for the ideal overseas retirement haven is to focus on choices where housing is cheap. [Below I present five such places for your consideration.] Words: 1040 It’s important to note that, for these bargain rents, you won’t be getting a palatial or luxurious abode. I’m limiting my picks to places where you could rent something modest and cozy but reasonably outfitted from a North American’s perspective. Here are five places where you could rent for as little as $500 per month. Leon, Nicaragua Nicaragua has suffered serious bad press as a result of its troubled past and current president. Those unfortunate realities aside, this beautiful land of lakes and volcanoes has a great deal to offer the would-be retiree, including a new program of special benefits for resident retirees. There is also a growing and welcoming community of expats from around the world, top-notch health care in Managua thanks to the international-standard Vivan Pellas Hospital Metropolitano, and bargain-priced rentals. Leon is the second of this country’s two colonial cities, and generally less developed and recognized than its sister city, Granada. In many ways, Leon is preferable. It’s a university town with museums and theater that sits less than a half-hour from the coast. Because it’s been largely ignored until recently, it’s also a more affordable place to rent than higher-profile Granada. You could rent a two- or three-bedroom colonial house here for as little as $500 or $600 per month. The downside to Leon is the climate. Mornings and evenings can be pleasant, but midday temperatures are often brutal. Medellin, Colombia If hot weather bothers you, consider the mountain city of Medellin instead. This pretty city built almost entirely of red brick boasts a spring-like climate year-round. Like Leon, Medellin is an emerging retirement haven, meaning the existing expat community is small but growing and the costs of living and of renting are temptingly low. One friend is renting a small studio in a non-central neighborhood for the equivalent of $210 per month. You can rent a two-bedroom apartment in a new building at a central address for $700 or $800 per month. Las Tablas, Panama My top recommendation for a beachfront retirement where the cost of renting is low enough to accommodate almost anyone’s budget is Las Tablas, a city on the Pacific coast of Panama’s Azuero Peninsula. Panama has first-class and affordable medical care and facilities, a pensionado program of special benefits for foreign retirees, and well-established expat communities. The city also has a developed infrastructure, many user-friendly options for establishing foreign residency, and can be a tax-haven for those wishing to minimize their taxes. Not all of Panama qualifies as bargain-priced. As this country has become increasingly favored by retirees and investors, the costs of both living and of real estate have been rising, particularly in discovered areas such as Panama City but Panama offers a number of appealing lifestyle possibilities beyond its capital city, including Las Tablas. The downside to Las Tablas is its distance from Panama City. It’s about a four-hour drive away. However, the cost of living can be half that of Panama City and you can rent a small house within walking distance of the beach for $300 or $400 per month. Chiang Mai, Thailand I know of a single American man who lives in Chiang Mai on $200 a month, with half that going for rent. He gets around on a bicycle and eats at low-cost noodle stalls or for free when a temple offers lunch. He makes a sport of spending as little as possible. I also know a Thai American woman who bought an apartment in a small town 15 kilometers from Chiang Mai. She manages on $600 a month from Social Security and, as she is Thai and over 60, she enjoys free government health care. It wouldn’t cost you very much more to live and rent in Chiang Mai. House and apartment rentals in Chiang Mai can vary dramatically, from perhaps $150 per month for a small home and garden in the country to $400 or $500 monthly for a larger, newer place in town. Languedoc-Roussillon, France If you’re willing to look beyond Paris, the southwest of this country can be highly affordable. Cessenon-sur-Orb, in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southwestern France, is colorful, eclectic, and very open to retirees. The village dates from prehistoric times, but the feel is medieval, with the church dominating the center and the tower of Le Donjon looking down from above. Here in this quintessentially French country corner, you’ll find many expats of several nationalities. They’ve sought out this unsung region because it offers everything you need for a comfortable life, yet boasts a small, charming, typically French village atmosphere, with centuries of history and lots to do and see. As a result, this town is growing and attracting both more French people and expats. Perhaps the most appealing part is that the cost of renting in this picture-postcard corner of France can be modest, certainly relative to Continental Europe in general. A monthly rental of 400 to 600 euro is realistic. [For those interested in retiring closer to home please read this article 0n the “Top 10 Places to Retire and Live in Mexico”.] Scroll to very bottom of page & add your comments on this article. 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19 Silver “Analysts” Now Forecast Anywhere From $5 To $1,200 Is Coming (+3K Views)

Automatically receive the internet’s most informative articles bi-weekly via our free bi-weekly Market Intelligence Report newsletter (sample here). Register in the top right hand corner of this page. Some analysts are forecasting as high as $1,200/ozt. – but a few are suggesting that silver could go considerably lower in price – as low as $5/ozt.. Below are their projections and rationale. Written by: Lorimer Wilson, Managing Editor of munKNEE.com 1.  Silver Headed Below $10 Kelsey Williams: “Silver, primarily an industrial commodity, is going to come under extreme pressure because of the slowdown in economic activity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and is likely headed straight for familiar territory below $10 per ounce, where it could stay for several year.  Indeed, it might even go below $5 per troy ounce, though, and last for decades if the economy were to enter a depression (not recession).” Continue reading... 2. Silver Could Drop to $7 In Coming Recession! Here’s Why  Gold Bug: “The economy of China is slowing and U.S GDP growth figures are constantly being revised downward and this does not bode well for silver, because demand for commodities depends on economic growth and if growth falters silver could fall to as low as $7/ozt., a level we would have previously found unimaginable.” Continue reading… 3. Bull Run In Silver Could Take It Above $160/ozt – Here’s Why Nick Giambruno: “Once the dollar starts to lose its value in earnest…people will panic into precious metals just like they did in the ’70s and ’80s, and much of that money will make its way into the tiny silver market (roughly 1/10th the size of the gold market). This will cause the price to spike above $160 a troy ounce. It’s a predictable pattern. Bottom line, the stars are aligned for a silver price spike for the record books and now is the perfect time to get in.” Continue reading… 4. Silver Prices: How High Will They Go? $100? $300? $500? Gary Christenson: “Silver prices for the next decade are dependent upon many unknowns but a ‘more of the same’ financial world suggests silver prices will rise toward $100 in the next 5 – 7 years. A more aggressive chart interpretation shows prices for silver rallying toward $200 – $300 per troy ounce. Indeed, if the powers-that-be create or can’t stop hyper-inflation of the dollar, $500 silver will look inexpensive by the end of the decade.”  Continue reading… 5. Silver Breakout To $22.50-$24.00 Coming In Next 2-4 Months – Then Quickly To +$85/ozt! Chris Vermeulen: “We believe silver will soon…move up to well above $85 per troy ounce.  Ultimately, we estimate it will likely top somewhere between $90 and $550.” Continue reading… 6. The Case For $25 Silver – Possibly $68 Silver – Or Even $90 Silver – In the Next Few Years Lorimer Wilson: “Every time the gold:silver ratio has reached at least 82:1, it has led to major rallies in the silver market. For example, in mid-2003 the gold:silver ratio peaked at 82:1 and over the next 5 years, silver went up 320%; at the end of 2008 the gold:silver ratio again peaked above 82:1 and, over the next 2 years, silver went up 453% and in early 2016 the gold:silver ratio again topped 82:1 and, over the next year, silver went up 52%.” Today the gold:silver ratio is at 95:1 so it is reasonable to expect a major rally in the price of silver. Continue reading… 7. A Minimum Target of $675 for Silver Is NOT Wishful Thinking! Here’s Why Hubert Moolman: “The 70s pattern is very similar to the pattern that currently exists. Therefore, I do not think it is wishful thinking that silver will reach the target of $675 as a minimum.” Continue reading… 8. My Prediction For Silver 5 Years Out Is $100-$200 Mike Maloney: “Investment demand for silver bullion has risen sharply and, with the silver market being so tiny, it doesn’t take much investment to have an out-sized impact on its price. Silver is dramatically undervalued and represents a very compelling investment opportunity. My prediction for silver 5 years out is $100-$200.” Source  9. The Price Of Silver Could Hit US$130/ozt. – Possibly $1,000 Keith Neumeyer: “Silver is an extremely critical metal – a strategic metal – and the investment community will figure it out eventually” and, when they do, he believes the white metal could reach the US$130 level and, if gold were to hit $10,000, he could see silver at $1,000. Source 10. Silver Price Forecast: $169 by 2025 Jason Hamlin: “The silver bull has awakened and when silver finally breaks out, the move tends to be very explosive! I think we could see silver climb to $169…by the end of 2025.″ Source  11. Our 5 Year Silver Forecast Is $70-$95/ozt. Gov Capital: “Based on our custom algorithm we predict that silver will range between $70 and $95 in 5 years time.” Source 12. Upside For Silver Is Fantastic – Here’s Why Dumb Money: “History does serve as a guide for what’s normal and, based on the simple historical average, the price of silver should be about $62 per troy ounce. 13. Silver Could See An All-Time Price Above $50 Eric Fry: “When this ballgame ends…silver will be topping $35 an ounce and an extra-inning affair would not surprise me, lifting…the silver price to a new all-time high above $50.” Source 14. $50 to $100 Coming In Next 12 Months Mark O’Byrne: “It is important investors focus on gold and silver’s value as hedging and safe haven assets rather than their nominal price highs in dollars.” That being said he believes silver could rise to between $50 and $100. Source 15. Gold Will Go Ballistic When the USD Goes “Zimbabwe” Goldrunner: “My fractal analysis chart work on Silver clearly points to Silver going up to $800 to $1,200/ozt a bit later than 2025.“ 16. $35 Coming In 2021 and $50 In the Medium-Term Bank of America sees “$35 per oz. feasible next year, but highlights that the white metal could rally to $50 per oz. in the medium-term.” Source 17. $50 Is A Very Realistic Target Tom Fitzpatrick believes “a move back once more towards the $50 area is a very realistic target for Silver– and not necessarily something that will take years to materialize.” Source 18. Jim Willie: $50 in a couple of months “Expect very little consolidation in a quick march to the $35 mark, then to $50 in….a few months, not a couple of years.” Source 19. Lawrence Williams: $35 “While I still think $50 silver is perhaps just about out of sight, the metal can certainly move up to perhaps $35 or more given the current momentum.” Source Scroll to very bottom of page & add your comments on this article. We want to share what you have to say! Related Article from the munKNEE Vault: $3K to $20K Gold Coming? These 35 Pundits Think So! 10 years ago every “analyst” and his brother was hyping the future price of gold and I kept track of their guesses. None – not one – of their forecasts “panned” out (pun intended) but many are back at it again suggesting that we are ‘soon’ going to see gold going as high as $20,000. About Lorimer Wilson Lorimer Wilson is an economic & financial commentator who has written numerous articles on economics, finance, precious metals, and rare earth metals. He is the Editor of munKNEE.com a site that provides a selection of the internet’s best finance articles in an edited, reformatted and abridged format to ensure a fast and easy read.  munKNEE.com has joined eResearch.com to provide you with individual company research articles and specific stock recommendations in addition to munKNEE’s more general informative articles on the economy, the markets, and gold, silver and cannabis investing. Check out eResearch. If you like what you see then…

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Gold & Silver Warrants: What are They? Why Own Them? How are They Bought & Sold? (+14K Views)

Automatically receive the internet’s most informative articles bi-weekly via our free bi-weekly Market Intelligence Report newsletter (sample here). Register in the top right hand corner of this page. With all the interest in physical gold, silver and other commodities these days, and the large/mid-cap companies who mine the metals and the juniors who are exploring for them, it begs the question: “Why is no one writing about the merits of investing in the long-term warrants associated with a few of those companies?” Merits? Absolutely! Here is a primer on virtually all that you need to know about warrants and how to invest in them for major profits. @A Financial Site For Sore Eyes & Inquisitive Minds By Lorimer Wilson, editor of munKNEE.com (Your Key to Making Money!). It is unfortunate that almost all Americans and most Canadians (investors, brokers, financial advisors/planners and financial writers alike) are either unaware of, or not very familiar with, warrants but this article will change all that.@Investment Insights Investors’ ignorance (that is such a harsh word but you know what I mean) about warrants is probably due to the fact that: they are listed almost exclusively on the Canadian stock exchanges; the SEC has put some limitations on trading in them for Americans; they seem complicated because of their differing time durations; they require some specific knowledge as to how to go about buying and selling them and they are limited in number. That being said, it is “oh so easy” if you know what you are doing and, again, this article will explain everything in detail. What are Warrants? A warrant is a security giving the holder the right, but not the obligation to acquire the underlying security at a predetermined (i.e. exercise) price and for a specified period of time (i.e. term or duration). For the difference between warrants, options and LEAPS read this article.) @Follow the munKNEE How to Trade Warrants Buying and selling warrants can be very confusing if you are not aware of the unique information required to do so and understand just how to go about it. Below you will find all the information you need to know on the subject: 1. Buying Warrants a) TSX/TSXV SymbolsWarrants trade exactly like the underlying common stock and, as such, they are assigned a symbol. Since most warrants are associated with Canadian companies it is easy for Canadian investors to execute orders using their Canadian symbol but less so for Americans. b) CUSIP NumbersFor American investors the best and most accurate way to trade in warrants is to use the security’s CUSIP number which stands for the Committee on Uniform Security Information Procedures. The American Bankers Association established this format of unique codes for all North American stocks, bonds, puts, calls, warrants, etc. as assigned by Standard and Poor’s. The CUSIP number consists of a combination of 9 characters, both letters and numbers, which act as a sort of DNA for the security uniquely identifying the company or issuer and the type of security. The first 6 characters identify the issuer and are assigned in alphabetical order; the 7th and 8th characters, which can be alphabetical or numerical, identify the type of issue; the last digit is used as a check digit. c) Pink Sheet SymbolsStocks and warrants that trade on the Pink Sheets fall into one of two categories: companies that don’t meet the listing requirements of the New York, American or Nasdaq stock exchanges or companies — usually foreign — that are unwilling to jump through the regulatory, legal, and accounting filings that accompany listing on the major exchanges. That is the case with most of the commodity-related companies with warrants. They are Canadian based and see no reason to create a duplicitous legal and accounting department just to be traded on the NYSE. They have already met all those legal, regulatory, and accounting requirements in their own country and feel that the burden is on YOU to read their home country filings and consist of a 5-alpha symbol ending in ‘F’ for Foreign for warrants that fall into this category. 2. Selling Warrants Some investors erroneously believe that you have to hold warrants until the expiration date but that is the worst thing you can do because when warrants expire they will do so without any monetary value i.e. they are worthless. Instead, investors must treat warrants as they would stocks and either sell then when the warrants have met their price objective or well before they expire. 3. Exercising Warrants a) LeverageThe leverage of a warrant – the extent of the advantage or disadvantage of buying the warrant at its current price relative to the current price of the associated stock given the exercise price of the warrant – is a doable calculation but is better left up to those in the business to provide. b) When the Exercise Price is AchievedIt is important to note that if your warrants are “in the money”, i.e. the common stock is trading above the exercise price of the warrants, and the warrants are approaching the expiration date, you must take some action because, unlike call options where the value of the expired option is placed automatically into your brokerage account, that is not the case with warrants. When warrants expire they expire worth absolutely nothing! From an American perspective you have only one viable option and that is to sell your position before the expiration date (and to do so 6 to 12 months before the expiry date is highly recommended because the value of a warrant often drops drastically during its final months of life) because, according to U.S. law, Americans cannot exercise a Canadian warrant unless its associated shares have been registered with the SEC because, should they exercise a warrant, they would be receiving a newly issued share which would be illegal. From a Canadian perspective you have the option of either exercising the warrants (i.e. converting them into actual stock in the associated company according to the terms of the warrant) once they are “in the money” or selling them outright at any time before they expire. c) When an Early Buy-Back Offer is MadeShould a company make an offer for your warrants via an early buy-back offer you have the choice of either accepting the offer or selling your warrants outright unless the company had a specific early call feature (which you should have been aware of at the time of purchase) in which case you would be legally obliged to sell. d) When There Is a Stock Exchange ArrangementIn a stock exchange arrangement, the warrants will continue on as warrants of the acquiring company with the same expiration date and with the exercise terms adjusted to reflect the terms of the stock exchange in the merger. The owner of said warrants will want to assess the prospects of the new owner to assess the upside potential of their ‘new’ warrants and if the assessment is not positive to sell out before others come to the same conclusion. 4. Interacting With Brokerage Firms a) Canadian Brokers As there are symbols for all Canadian warrants Canadians will find the placing of orders very easy to execute and, as such, convenient to use online brokerage firms if so inclined. Be that as it may, please make note in the last paragraph in this section how ‘exactly’ to go about placing your order with a broker. b) Non-Canadian Brokers The situation is not as straight forward for those individuals using non-Canadian brokerage houses because many online brokers are not set up with the symbols for the warrants you might wish to trade. As such, it will be necessary to deal with a broker directly and have him/her enter the order for you. Because a broker needs the correct symbol for placing the order the most important thing you can do is give the broker the actual CUSIP number for the warrant you wish to purchase and, where possible its Pink Sheet symbol, to avoid any confusion on the part of your broker. 5. Communicating with Non-Canadian Brokers Your broker may need to be educated on how to exercise an order. As such, never ‘ask’ your broker if they will execute your order for warrants but, instead, ‘tell’ them exactly what you want them to do. If you just ‘ask’ many brokers will say they don’t trade in Canadian warrants so they can’t execute your order. However, if you ‘tell’ them exactly what you want them to do on your behalf most will be more than happy to comply – and below are exactly what instructions you should give them. 6. Placing an Order to Buy or Sell Warrants, like many small cap stocks, often have very thin markets (i.e. demand) and, as such, usually have a big spread between the bid (the price at which you are willing to make a purchase) and ask (the price at which you are willing to sell) price. As such, it is imperative that you place only “limit orders” when buying or selling warrants associated with Canadian commodity-related stocks. When American investors go online and see that a warrant of interest is trading with a U.S. symbol placing an order should be problem free. However, if it has a Pink Sheet symbol the price for the most recent bid or ask price should not be used as a basis for establishing a new bid or ask price because that price will just be the last trade in the U.S. and therefore may be days, weeks or even months old compared to the bid and ask prices on the more active Canadian exchanges. In such situations you should visit here for the up-to-the-minute bid and ask prices, as quoted in Canadian dollars. You can also go here where you can access comparative charting capabilities for both the warrant and the associated stock, recent news on the company, its latest financials, 30 day price history and access to the most recent research on the company. You will also need to go to a currency conversion site to get the current U.S. dollar to Canadian dollar exchange rate because you will be buying the warrants priced in Canadian dollars. There are two kinds of orders that can be placed when attempting to buy or sell a security: Market Orders: A market order does not have a set price and is therefore executed immediately at the current ‘market’ price. Markets, especially OTC markets, can be highly volatile, and the price of execution may differ dramatically from the price at time of order entry. Those who use market orders are more concerned about the speed of the execution as opposed to the price. Limit Orders: A limit order has a set price and may only be executed at the set price; however, a limit order may never get executed because the market may move away from the set price. Those who use limit orders risk not having an order executed. a) To place an order to buy, for example, 5,000 warrants of ABC Mining Company with a CUSIP number of 123456789 and you want to limit the price you pay to $1.43 Canadian then give your broker these specific instructions: “I want to buy 5,000 ABC Mining Company warrants, CUSIP number – 123456789 – at a ‘limit price’ of $1.43 in Canadian dollars”. Add the words “which will be good until cancelled” if you are entering a stink bid or if you are trying to buy a very thinly traded warrant. Ask your broker to confirm the order by reading the order back to you and it’s done. It is as simple as that! b) To place an order to sell 3,500 warrants of ABC Mining Company with a CUSIP number of 123456789, for example, and you don’t want to part with your warrants for less than, say, $1.69 Canadian then instruct your broker as follows: “I want to sell 3,500 ABC Mining Company warrants, CUSIP number – 123456789 – at an ‘ask price’ of ‘no less than’ $1.69 in Canadian dollars” and again add the words “which will be good until cancelled” or “until the close of business today” if you want the opportunity to reassess your ask price at the end of the day. Ask your broker to confirm the order by reading back your instructions to you and it is done. Again, it is as simple as that! Why Bother Investing in Warrants On average, warrants are usually priced about 60% less on average than their associated stocks and, therefore, you are in an ideal position to leverage your dollars very effectively. There’s your answer as why you should consider investing in warrants as opposed to their associated stock. Investing in warrants gives you the opportunity to earn more dollars (in percentage terms) with considerably fewer dollars at risk. Conclusion It warrants (pun intended!) becoming more knowledgeable as to the which, when, where, why and how aspects of buying/selling warrants – and now you are!  munKNEE.com has joined eResearch.com to provide you with individual company research articles and specific stock recommendations in addition to munKNEE’s more general informative articles on the economy, the markets, and gold, silver and cannabis investing. Check out eResearch. If you like what you see then…

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Gold: $3,000 – $5,000 Possible By 2022; Here’s Why (+10K Views)

Automatically receive the internet’s most informative articles bi-weekly via our free bi-weekly Market Intelligence Report newsletter (sample here). Register in the top right hand corner of this page. The internet is filled with predictions for the price of gold, from $500 to $50,000 per ounce.  It depends on your world view. I suggest three simple scenarios. The original article, as written by Gary Christenson (DeviantInvestor.com), is presented below by the editorial team of  munKNEE.com (Your Key to Making Money!) in a slightly edited ([ ]) and abridged (…) format to provide you with a fast and easy read. Scenario One – status quo: The next five years could look much like the last 20 – 40 years.  Politicians spend too much money, debt expands exponentially, central banks monetize debt and desperately inflate and reflate bubbles to maintain their power and continue the transfer of wealth from the many to the few.  This is “status quo” or “more of the same” and indicates that gold prices will rise substantially, but not in a hyperinflation. Scenario Two – deflationary crash: Deflationary forces overwhelm the financial system and central bankers and politicians can’t or won’t reverse those deflationary forces.  In that scenario most paper assets crash while the purchasing power of gold increases far more.  Central bankers will do almost anything to avoid this scenario. Scenario Three – deflation and hyperinflation: Deflationary forces temporarily crash the financial system (signs are visible in 2016-Q1), and eventually central bankers and governments inflate currencies, possibly to hyperinflationary levels in their heavy-handed reaction.  In this scenario gold prices will go into the stratosphere – perhaps $5,000 or $50,000+ per ounce.  The ultimate gold price in a hyperinflationary scenario is unpredictable since hyperinflationary forces feed upon themselves and destroy purchasing power unpredictably.  Gold reached nearly 100 trillion Weimar Marks per ounce in 1923.  Gold, if currently priced in 1945 (pre-devaluation) Argentina pesos would be over 10,000 trillion 1945 pesos.  Hyperinflation is an ugly, destructive, and unpredictable process, even for a reserve currency. In Scenario One – more of the same – we can reasonably expect: Politicians and central bankers will manage the crisis of 2016-2017 as they have most other crises (such as 1987, 1998, 2000, 2008) by increasing spending, addressing an excess debt problem with even more debt, and pumping more “funny money” into the global financial system. Official US national debt increases more rapidly than its typical 9% per year compounded rate.  (perhaps 10 – 12% per year) Dollars, euros, yen and other currencies devalue against each other and against real assets.  (currency wars) Stock markets collapse further, and then, buoyed by central bank “printing” and currency devaluations, will rise. Depressed commodity prices will move much higher as currency devaluations are aggressively pursued by central banks. People and investors eventually realize that currencies are devaluing and they must avoid over-valued bonds, negative interest rates, crashing stock markets, and paper promises to preserve their savings.  Gold prices will rally much higher based on increased investor demand in a supply constrained market. Given the above “status quo” scenario, the VALUATON model I described in my book, “Gold Value and Gold Prices From 1971 – 2021” is relevant.  The model is based on three variables, the official US national debt, the price of crude oil, and the S&P 500 Index.  I used prices smoothed with moving averages since 1971 to define the basic trend of gold prices.  The correlation of the calculated gold (using smoothed prices) with the actual smoothed annual prices was about 0.98 since 1971. This valuation model works well within a broad range of economic conditions, including stock and bond bull markets, bear markets, crude oil bubbles and crashes, various forms of quantitative easing, Democratic and Republican Presidents, wars, and occasional peace. Using “status quo” assumptions for future increases in official national debt and crude oil, and a collapsing S&P 500 Index, I created the following graph of “calculated gold” for the next several years. This is a model based on reasonable assumptions but there is no guarantee those assumptions will be fulfilled.  Strange and unexpected events have unfolded in the past decade.  Examples: In 2007 few expected the S&P 500 to fall below 700. Who expected seven years of essentially zero interest rates in the U.S. after the 2008 crisis? Three years ago who would have predicted that in excess of $7 Trillion in sovereign debt in 2016 would yield “negative interest?” Who in 2013 would have predicted sub-$30 crude oil? My Point is: Strange and unpredictable events occur in a central banker controlled world dominated by overwhelming debt. Secondary and tertiary consequences of stupidity, wars, QE, ZIRP, and negative interest rates are difficult to predict. A deflationary collapse and hyperinflation are perhaps as likely as the four strange and unexpected examples above. Gold prices in a deflationary collapse or hyperinflationary blow-off are difficult to imagine. The more likely expectation, in my opinion, is a continuation of the “status quo” financial conditions we have experienced since 1971. The model suggests that a reasonable “status quo” valuation for gold in 2021 is around $3,000.  Prices will fall below and occasionally spike much higher than the valuation so a gold price of $5,000 in 2020 – 2022 is plausible.  The above is not a prediction!  It is based on the observation that central banks devalue their currencies, governments spend to excess, and those actions affect the prices for crude oil, stocks, commodities, and gold… CONCLUSIONS How crazy will it get?  The future price of gold is very much dependent upon the reactions of governments and central banks regarding the current deflationary forces.  Status quo response:  $3,000 – $5,000 per ounce is quite possible at some time in 2020 – 2022, if not sooner. Deflationary crash response:  Gold will substantially increase in purchasing power, but its price in dollars, euros, yen, etc. is difficult to estimate, depending upon the economic damage that occurs. Hyperinflationary response:  The price of gold will be unbelievably high. “Follow the munKNEE” on Facebook or via our FREE bi-weekly Market Intelligence Report newsletter (see sample here , sign up in top right hand corner) Related Articles from the munKNEE Vault: Silver: $100/ozt. Reasonable By 2020 – 2022 Or Sooner The global financial system is increasingly unstable and fragile, even more so than in 2008. The important question these days is: How will governments, central banks and financial systems respond to the ongoing crisis? Future prices for silver are dependent upon the answer to that question. I suggest three possible scenarios. 2. Gold & Silver To Plummet By End of March – Then Go Parabolic! Gold & silver will plummet to $725ozt. & $12ozt., respectively, by the end of March, 2016, and then go absolutely parabolic in price by the end of 2016/early 2017. Below are the specific details, with charts, to help you reap substantial financial rewards should you wish to avail yourself of my analyses. 3. Gold Will Reach $2,500/ozt In the Near Future – and $10,000 Thereafter After two years of declines, many investors sold their gold holdings and vowed never to invest in gold again. However, in the fall of 1976, gold began an ascent that saw it rise 750%, peaking at $850 a troy ounce three years and four months later. After a 3-year correction, the same opportunity to buy low exists today, just as it did in 1976.

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Gold & Silver Poised To Move UP As Much As 240% Over Next 12+ Months – Here’s Why (+13K Views)

Automatically receive the internet’s most informative articles bi-weekly via our free bi-weekly Market Intelligence Report newsletter (sample here). Register in the top right hand corner of this page. Historically, when the Gold vs. Silver ratio reaches an extreme level, and precious metals begin to rally, a reversion within the ratio takes place, which represents a revaluation process for silver prices compared to gold prices.  This typically means that the prices of Silver will accelerate to the upside as the price of gold moves higher – resulting in a decrease in the ratio level and we expect that, for every drop of 5.0 points in the gold/silver ratio, the price of Silver should increase by 6.5% to 7.5% to the price of Gold. …I believe a reversion process has already begun…[and that it] is about to explode as a dramatic revaluation event unfolds over the next 12+ months.  This process will become more evident to…as the price of Gold continues to rally towards the +$1,750/ozt. level and as the price of Silver explodes higher in larger and larger advances. … Our previous analysis suggested Gold will attempt a move to levels above $1,650 to $1,700 on the next breakout move higher [and] this…move will expose the price reversion event…[and] the expected Silver price advantage for all traders going forward.@Gold&Silver Gold/Silver Ratio – Silver Price vs Ratio Level We put together this reference table to assist all traders in understanding just how important this move could be to them.  This reference table shows the current Gold/Silver price levels (in GREY) as the ratio levels change from 88 to lower levels. If the price of Gold were to stay at the same $1,426/ozt. level while Silver rallied to prompt an 82 or 77 ratio level, then the price of silver would move from the current price of $16.19/ozt. to $17.39 or $18.52 in order to reflect this decreased ratio level.  That represents a 7.5% to 14.3% price increase. If the price of Gold advances to $1,650 or $1,750/ozt. while the ratio level drops to the 82 or 77 ratio level (because Silver advances fast[er] than Gold), then the price of Silver would move from the current price of $16.19/ozt. to $20.12 to $22.73.  That move represents a 24.2% to 40.3% price increase in Silver when Gold increased only 15.7% to 22.7%. If the price of Silver advances even faster than our “what if” scenario, above, and Gold continues to advance as we expect, then the increased price reversion process taking place in Silver as a process of this revaluation event could result in a 70% to 110% fast[er] price advance in Silver than the price advance that takes place in Gold. We believe the next upside price leg in Silver will target $19.50 to $22.75/ozt.  This target range supports the highlighted area on our Ratio table (below).  In other words, we believe the ratio level will attempt to quickly move toward the 70 to 77 level as Gold prices rally over the next few months.  This would push silver up into the $22.50 to $25/ozt. price level very quickly. If Gold were to rally above $1,950/ozt. on an extended upside price advance before August or September, then we believe the reversion process would become extremely hyperactive in nature and the price of Silver could push well above $29~34 per [troy] ounce – may be even higher… If Gold were to move up above $1,750/ozt. ( (which is our expected target for the next leg higher) and the Gold/Silver ratio was to drop below the 55 level then the expected target price for Silver would be somewhere between $30 and $40/ozt. – more than 100% higher than the current price of Silver – and it could go well above $50/ozt. over the long run. If you think $50/ozt. is unimaginable or unrealistic, we’ve just shown you why it is possible these levels could be reached before the end of 2019 or in 2020. If you have not grasped the reality of what is likely to unfold over the next 6 to 12+ months in the global markets and that precious metals are the setup of the decade, then pay attention to the fact that gold and silver are poised for moves ranging from 40% to 240% over the next 12+ months depending on the scale and scope of this move… Related Articles from the munKNEE Vault: 1. The Case For $25 Silver – Possibly $68 Silver – Or Even $90 Silver – In the Next Few Years Every time the gold:silver ratio has reached a level of around 82, it has led to extraordinary rallies in the silver market. 2. Silver Will Soon Move Suddenly & Shockingly Higher – Here’s Why (+6K Views) I am convinced that silver will soon explode in price in a manner of unprecedented proportions, both in terms of previous silver rallies and relative to all other commodities. By unprecedented, I mean that the price of silver will move suddenly and shockingly higher in a manner never witnessed previously, including the great price run ups in 1980 and 2011. The highest prior price level of $50 will quickly be exceeded. 3. Silver Prices: How High Will They Go? $100? $300? $500? (+37K Views) Silver prices have risen exponentially for the past 90 years as the dollar has been consistently devalued. Expect continued silver price rises. 4. Silver Breakout To $22.50-$24.00 Coming In Next 2-4 Months – Then Quickly To +$85/ozt! One of the most incredible trade setups you’ll ever see in Silver is just weeks or months from initiating the next upside price leg and we are alerting you now to be prepared. 5. Silver:Monetary Base Ratio Shows Silver To Be the Bargain of the Century! Buying silver now is like buying silver back in 2003 when it was under $5 per troy ounce. It’s the bargain of the century! 6. Silver is Now Even More Precious Than Gold! Do You Own Any? (Almost 6K Views) Silver is now rarer than gold and will be for all of eternity. From this point forth we work from current silver production alone and, from this point forth, demand will outstrip production without exception. Can you imagine what that means for the future price of this, indeed, precious metal? Forget about the popular expression: ‘Got gold?’ The much more important – and potentially more profitable – question to ask these days is, ‘Got silver? 7. UPDATE – Gold:Silver Ratio Suggests Much Higher Future Price for Silver (+21K Views) Silver is currently greatly undervalued relative to its average long-term historical relationship with gold and, as such, it is realistic to expect that silver will eventually escalate dramatically in price. How much? This article applies the historical gold:silver ratios to come up with a range of prices based on specific price levels for gold being reached. 8. Breakout in Silver Looks Convincing With Lots Of Upside Potential This market looks gorgeous, and has lots of upside potential in 2019. 9. Silver Has An Explosive Feeling Almost every one of the precious metals has some sort of explosive feeling and that is especially so with the price of silver. Let me explain why that is the case. 10. Silver: A BIG Move Near? Silver has been in a descending triangle over the past 8 years but looks to be nearing completion. This suggests a large move in Silver is near. 11. Silver Could Hit $150 A Troy Ounce – Here’s Why (+3K Views) A collapse of the U.S. dollar is inevitable. The U.S. Dollar Index has been bouncing off of four-year lows for the past several weeks but this cannot last much longer with a global trade war and U.S. equity correction looming….The U.S. dollar and fiat currencies are in trouble, hinting that gold and silver prices could again go screaming higher…[as] the two still generally trade inverse to each other and, while gold is perhaps the safest way to hedge against a falling dollar, the most profitable option is silver. 12.  Silver Prices Are Way Too Low Any Way You Look At It The graphs below show that silver prices are too low based on five decades of history and via comparisons to national debt, the S&P 500 Index and gold. Expect silver prices to rise far higher in coming years as the over-leveraged financial system resets and rebalances. 13. This Opportunity Is Being Handed to You On A Silver Platter! Talk about having an opportunity handed to you on a silver platter! Whether it’s buying shares of SLV or purchasing physical bullion, there really isn’t much of a downside at this point. If you haven’t staked your claim, now’s a good time to do it. 14. 10 Compelling Reasons To Add Physical Silver To Your Portfolio (Almost 3K Views) It’s natural and even prudent for an investor to wonder if a particular asset is a good investment or not and that’s especially true for silver, since it’s such a small market and doesn’t carry the same gravitas as gold. At this point in history, however, there are 10 compelling reasons to add physical silver to your portfolio. 15. What You Need to Know Before Investing in Silver (Almost 3K Views) I believe there is more opportunity in the silver market over the next two years relative to gold and, as such I’m now advocating accumulating a large overweight position in silver relative to gold because, over the long-term, there is such a great demand vs. supply situation developing….Before investing in silver, however, there are a number very important things that you must understand about the silver market. Let me explain. Words: 899 16. Analysis: Silver Prices Too Low – Could Rise Above $30 in 2019 – Here’s Why It is time to assess risk versus reward and buy silver with currency units recycled from other assets. 17. Silver Will Be the Single Best Investment This Decade – Here’s Why (+4K Views) The fiat currency experiment will end badly in a currency crisis. The wealthiest people will be those who bought silver today and were smart enough to research and pick the best silver mining stocks. 18. Silver Is A “Must Own” – Here’s Why (+3K Views) Silver has often rebounded nearly 100% within 12-15 months after bad and long bear markets. History says Silver is ripe for a similar move over the next 12 to 18 months. 19. $500 Silver Seems Absurd But Consider The Possibility (+2K Views!) Crafting such a bold title could become hazardous to my reputation since I am a conservative person. However, before you dust off the straight-jacket and have me committed, please take a few moments and consider the possibility. 20. The Case For $5,000 Silver – Yes, $5,000 Silver (+5K Views) If the price of silver were based directly on the real physical silver market, silver’s price should be at $5,000 an ounce. I’m not saying the price of silver will reach $5,000 an ounce; I’m just saying that the actual PHYSICAL silver spot price is not only extremely undervalued, but that it is an illusion compared to the real value of an ounce of physical silver, since it is totally disconnected from reality. [Let me explain further.] 21. Anticipating $200-$400 Silver Is Ridiculous – But What If…? (+2K Views) $200 or $400 silver is outrageous when we think in terms of today’s dollars, euros, and yen but what if… 22. Silver: $100/ozt. Reasonable By 2020 – 2022 Or Sooner (+2K Views) The global financial system is increasingly unstable and fragile, even more so than in 2008. The important question these days is: How will governments, central banks and financial systems respond to the ongoing crisis? Future prices for silver are dependent upon the answer to that question. I suggest three possible scenarios. 23. Don’t Ignore Silver; Its Time has Come! (+3K Views) Gold and silver generally move in sync with each other and tend to move in the same direction. The relationship is such that there’s even an indicator that measures it – the gold/silver ratio. Many investors use the ratio to spot extremes in the pricing of either precious metal, and to spot trends, whether up or down. The ratio currently sits at approx. 80:1 and suggests that silver has some catching up to do. 24. A Minimum Target of $675 for Silver Is NOT Wishful Thinking! Here’s Why (+2K Views) The 70s pattern for silver is very similar to the pattern that currently exists. Therefore, I do not think it is wishful thinking that silver will reach the target of $675 as a minimum. Now, you have an opportunity to go back in time to 1978, without a “time-machine,” and make a similar but bigger gain. 25. Now’s the Time To Trade In Your Gold For Silver – Here’s Why (+2K Views) If you’re a speculator in precious metals, now may be a good time to consider trading in some gold for silver. Here’s why. 26. Silver Will See Much Greater % Price Appreciation Than Gold – Here’s Why (+3K Views) The price of silver is going to go much, much higher – much higher – over the next decade relative to gold. Below are 5 solid reasons why I believe that is the case. 27. Once Silver Finds Bottom It Should Rebound By 350% – Here’s Why (Almost 4K Views) Spectacular bull markets in silver are not a fantasy and are not anomalies. In the last 35 years, silver has had a perfect record of strong bull markets after a bear market. A 350% gain is what can be expected once silver finds a bottom. Here’s why. 28. Start Stacking Silver and You’ll Be Rich In 5 Years! Here’s Why (+2K Views) The supply of silver went down in 2015 due to lower scrap supply and I believe silver production from mines will not rise significantly in 2016 so supply will be subdued going forward. Demand however will keep going up. [IMO if you start] stacking silver you’ll be rich in exactly 5 years. 29. Fractal Analysis Suggests Silver Price Explosion Like In 2004 Quite Possible Again The current silver bottoming process, albeit longer, is very similar to that of 2001 to 2003. Back then that base set up a bull rally that continued until 2011. The USD is making its last attempts to go higher before experiencing a major decline and when that decline starts (which is likely to be soon), the silver price will take off in a big way. 30. Silver Price Is A Coiled Spring – Continue Accumulating More Silver Investments Silver appears to be in the very late stages of its Head-and-Shoulders bottom and, with the price still not far off the Right Shoulder lows, we are at a very good point to continue accumulating silver investments. 31. Silver Trend Is Inevitable In Its Outcome – Here’s Why Supply and demand trends are clearly poised to continue tightening the silver market and when the next crisis hits the silver price will be significantly impacted by this trend. It may not happen this year, but the 20,000-foot view of this market says a crunch is on the way. It’s supply/demand 101. Editor’s Note:  The above excerpts from the original article by Chris Vermeulen have been edited ([ ]) and abridged (…) for the sake of clarity and brevity.  The author’s views and conclusions are unaltered and no personal comments have been included to maintain the integrity of the original article.  Furthermore, the views, conclusions and any recommendations offered in this article are not to be construed as an endorsement of such by the editor. Also note that this complete paragraph must be included in any re-posting to avoid copyright infringement. Want more such articles? “Follow the munKNEE” on Facebook, on Twitter or via our FREE bi-weekly Market Intelligence Report newsletter (see sample here, sign up in top right hand corner of page). Get engaged: Have your say regarding the above article in the Comment section at the bottom of the page. Articles Wanted: Original articles & links to other informative articles that deserve a wider read. 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What Would USD Collapse Mean for the World? (+21K Views)

Automatically receive the internet’s most informative articles bi-weekly via our free bi-weekly Market Intelligence Report newsletter (sample here). Register in the top right hand corner of this page. I came to the conclusion several years ago that it was just a matter of time before the world realized that the relative functionality of the U.S. dollar was about to go belly up – to collapse. Prepared by Lorimer Wilson, editor of munKNEE.com – Your KEY To Making Money! [Editor’s Note: This version* of the original article by Chris Laird has been edited ([ ]), restructured and abridged (…) by 71% for a FASTER – and easier – read.] [Below is an explanation as to why I have come to the above conclusion and what I think it would mean for the well-being of the world.] Were the USD to actually collapse…the entire structure of the world economy would collapse for a period of time…[and] go through cataclysms politically during that period. That usually leads to massive wars, starvation and mass homelessness around the world. What Would Happen in a USD Collapse? 1. The U.S. and Western economies would all face insolvency simultaneously... 2. The entire Western industrial/consumer/credit economy would fall apart so fast it would make your head spin. The supply chain would stop and stores would empty quickly. 3. The USD would fall over 50% in one week’s time and then temporarily stabilize before its final last gasp… 4. Worldwide currency panic would set in paralyzing what’s left of the world economy which means the ‘emerging markets’ would stop dead too. 5. China would have a revolution, or go into military mode, which would be even worse. 6. A one-world currency would be demanded – and implemented. 7. Asia would fare horribly…If Western consumerism goes away, then the entire foundation of the Asia macro economy would instantly crash and stop cold… Conclusion It would be a dark time worldwide… (*The author’s views and conclusions are unaltered and no personal comments have been included to maintain the integrity of the original article. Furthermore, the views, conclusions and any recommendations offered in this article are not to be construed as an endorsement of such by the editor.) Scroll to very bottom of page & add your comments on this article. We want to share what you have to say! If you enjoyed reading the above article please hit the “Like” button, and if you’d like to be notified of future articles, hit that “Follow” link. Related Articles From the munKNEE Vault: 1. Currency Collapse Coming: Go Get Gold NOW! Nobody knows when the final crisis will occur, but like so many times throughout human history we are marching down a narrow path to the final catastrophe of our fiat currency system. [Let me explain why.] 2. The U.S. Dollar Will Collapse When This Upcoming Event Happens If we want to better understand the answer to the elusive question of “When will the fiat US dollar collapse?”, we have to watch the petrodollar system and the factors affecting it. 3. Here’s How (and Why) the Collapse of the U.S. Dollar Could Unfold Imagine if the Fed and the Big Banks are actually planning on the US Dollar to tank! If that is, indeed, the case, here is how I imagine such a coup would unfold. 4. The U.S. Should Relinquish Reserve Status for its Dollar – Here’s Why Conspiracy theory notwithstanding, claims that the reserve status of the U.S. dollar unfairly benefits the U.S. are no longer true. On the contrary, it has become a burden, both for America and the world. [Let me explain.] 5. The Developing Disaster Facing the US Dollar & the World When the supply of something is increased sharply relative to demand, the value of that commodity will decline. If the supply continues to increase rapidly and indefinitely, then that item will become worth less and less, with the potential to finally become nearly worthless. This is the Developing Disaster facing the US Dollar and the world. This is the factor that could become the single most important criterion in investment allocation decisions and possibly even for individual financial survival. 6. Video: What Could Happen in the First 12 Hours of a US Dollar Collapse This is the scenario nobody thinks is possible but really, at the end of the day, it’s not like the U.S. can print money and live on debt forever – right? so when something cannot go on forever what happens when it stops? 7. What’s Happened – and Will Continue to Happen – to the Value of the U.S. Dollar Technically the U.S. left the gold standard in 1971 but, in reality, we abandoned it in 1913 with the creation of the Fed…setting the stage for the collapse of the dollar. [Given that this is] the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Federal Reserve, it seems only fitting that we should present a brief history of the U.S. dollar debasement since then. 8. The U.S. Dollar: Too Big to Fail? Those in the U.S. power structure know what the plan is if the U.S. dollar should fail. They are not admitting publically that there is even the remotest chance that it could happen but, rest assured, there is a plan. There is always a plan. To paraphrase Franklin Roosevelt, nothing happens by chance in government, so don’t be caught up in such a ‘surprise’ event – whatever it may be and whenever it occurs. 9. The U.S. Dollar Is Toast! Gold Could Rally By 50% As the dollar strengthens gold weakens & as the dollar falls, gold rises – .and it is my firm belief that the dollar is toast. If the dollar falls to the same magnitude which it has in previous interest rate cycles, we could see gold rally by 50%. 10. Exodus From U.S. Dollar Has Begun – Got Gold? Before the U.S. dollar became the world’s reserve currency that honor was held by Britain, then France, the Netherlands, Spain & Portugal and the U.S. dollar is no less susceptible to succumbing to the same change. In fact, many nations have been actively turning their back on the dollar over the past decade. 11. What the Heck is Going on With the Dollar and “Fear”? People are once again fleeing into gold, silver. They’re dumping the dollar and stocks, and they’re betting big on volatility and fear. The irony is, though, that there is no fear according to the “fear index” that speaks of “complacency”. This utter disregard for reality by stock and bond investors, who now no longer feel the need to be compensated for the risks they’re taking, except at the very riskiest end of the scale, is one of the greatest accomplishments of central banks, and at the same time one of the greatest risks out there. 12. Implications of Declining Dollar Will Be Major Western central banks, by debasing their currencies, have produced little more than financial ammunition for speculation on a grand scale. We saw the effect of a flood of this accumulation into the dollar over the last 18 months, and we are about to see the opposite effect as it ebbs away. What will the implications be? For all the latest – and best – financial articles sign up (in the top right corner) for your free bi-weekly Market Intelligence Report newsletter (see sample here) or visit our Facebook page.

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Physical Gold vs. Gold Stocks: Which Perform Best In A Recession? (+20K Views)

Automatically receive the internet’s most informative articles bi-weekly via our free bi-weekly Market Intelligence Report newsletter (sample here). Register in the top right hand corner of this page. …IF the bull market in stocks and bonds is to end, the implications will be dire because, historically, the Fed has always intervened to prop the market by lowering interest rates. Fed moves impact the broader market equities and impact resource equities alike so let’s take a look at the effect of a general market correction on our resource portfolio… The original article has been edited here for length (…) and clarity ([ ]) by munKNEE.com – a Site For Sore Eyes & Inquisitive Minds – to provide a fast & easy read. How Does Physical Gold Do In A Recession? One way to get bear market insurance is to buy physical gold. In bear markets, gold tends to perform better than stocks…because investors see gold as a safe haven…@Investment Insights In the table below, you can see how gold tends to perform against the S&P 500 during the most extreme corrections since 1976. Put differently, the chart below shows how gold performs during recessions (shown in red bars). The black line is the price per one ounce of gold. The data shows that gold will perform better than the S&P 500 if or when there is a recession in the future. There is a misconception that gold cannot do well in an interest rising environment. The fact is that in a rising interest rate environment, gold can – and has – increased in price. In the following chart, we overlay gold price action over the last 50 years and highlight times of rising interest rates in blue. You can see how gold performs in periods of interest rate increases by the U.S. Federal Reserve. The chart below breaks the misconception that rising rates are bad for gold, and gold can perform well in an environment of rising interest rates. The questions you should be asking yourself is this: “Will the U.S Fed continue on the path of higher interest rates with a recently spooked stock market, or will they keep the easy money policy alive?” I will argue that gold will do well in both scenarios but that is a very complicated argument that I will explain in a future essay. Now let’s turn the focus on gold equities. How Do Gold Mining Stocks Do In A Recession? Another way to hedge your exposure to the overall market is by turning to gold mining stocks. Traditional diversification theory suggests that you invest in a sector by investing in the leading industry ETF. In this case, it suggests that you should invest in the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF, GDX… We think there are better ways to invest in the gold sector for the informed and active investor than putting your capital into gold ETFs…[because,] when a recession hits, gold stocks can get hit hard as shown below in a chart of the GDX vs the S&P 500 during the 2008-09 crash. Gold stocks are extremely cyclical in nature. They can have explosive recoveries unlike their broad market equity counterparts after a steep and sharp correction as seen during the recovery from the 2008 low in the chart below… Going back to the dot-com bubble reveals a similar trend. Between March and October of 2002, the S&P declined by 31%. On the other hand, gold stocks like Goldcorp, Kinross, and Randgold were all up over 20% as you can see in the chart below. Below is a table which shows the performance of individual gold stocks during the past 2 crises. The recovery period is the time taken to approximately regain the pre-crisis levels in the S&P 500. It’s clear from the table above that gold equities are very cyclical. Whatever gold stock you own or plan on owning make sure that the company is run by experienced invested management and that the projects can survive a decline in the gold price. Even though I am very bullish on gold and gold equities, in the long run, we’ve seen that anything and everything will happen in the global markets. U.S. interest rates can: rise, stay where they are or even decrease and even the unthinkable-negative interest rates could happen under President Trump. Each option has incredible ripple effects on the global economy which will affect the gold spot price and even gold equities. Final Thoughts When overall stock market corrections happen, they don’t leave any stocks behind. Contrary to popular belief, gold stocks are not spared while physical gold has proven to perform well in corrections. Prudent investors will look for any market drop to add to existing gold stock positions at bargain prices. Greed will always lure frantic buyers for fear of missing out (FOMO), but panic selling presents buyers with excellent opportunities for entry into your favorite gold stock. Depending on whether gold is for your own portfolio or not, you need to ask yourself a few questions on your personal tolerance for risk and style of investing… Where am I putting my own money? I believe the precious metals sector has massive upside from today’s levels and that gold and gold stocks play a pivotal role in any investor’s portfolio… Scroll to very bottom of page & add your comments on this article. We want to share what you have to say! 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Silver Bulls: Visualizing the Price of Silver

Lorimer Wilson September 4, 2020 993 Views Today’s infographic comes to us from New Pacific Metals and it takes a look at the bull markets in silver prices and the future of silver. (Click on image to enlarge) Editor’s Note:  The original article by Nicholas LePan has been edited ([ ]) and abridged (…) above for the sake of clarity and brevity to ensure a fast and easy read.  The author’s views and conclusions are unaltered and no personal comments have been included to maintain the integrity of the original article.  Furthermore, the views, conclusions and any recommendations offered in this article are not to be construed as an endorsement of such by the editor. Also note that this complete paragraph must be included in any re-posting to avoid copyright infringement. A Few Last Words:  Click the “Like” button at the top of the page if you found this article a worthwhile read as this will help us build a bigger audience. Comment below if you want to share your opinion or perspective with other readers and possibly exchange views with them. Register to receive our free Market Intelligence Report newsletter (sample here) in the top right hand corner of this page. Join us on Facebook to be automatically advised of the latest articles posted and to comment on any of them.  munKNEE.com has joined eResearch.com to provide you with individual company research articles and specific stock recommendations in addition to munKNEE’s more general informative articles on the economy, the markets, and gold, silver and cannabis investing. Check out eResearch. If you like what you see then…

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Precious Metals Royalty and Streaming Companies: A Comparative Analysis

What are precious metals royalty and streaming companies? How do they work? What are their advantages? What are their names? How have they performed compared to each other? How have they performed compared to that of gold, silver, and the mining segment as a whole? The following are excerpts from an excellent article by Peter Arendas that has been slightly edited ([ ]) and abridged (…) where necessary to ensure a fast and easy read. “Precious metals royalty and streaming companies represent a very interesting sub-industry of the precious metals mining industry. They provide some leverage to the growing metals prices, similar to the typical mining companies; however, they are less risky in comparison to them. Their incomes are derived from royalty and streaming agreements. Under a metal streaming agreement, the streaming company provides an upfront payment to acquire the right to future deliveries of a predefined percentage of metal production of a mining operation. They pay ongoing payments that are usually well below the market price of the metal. They can be set as a fixed sum (e.g., $300/toz gold) or as a percentage (e.g., 20% of the prevailing gold price), or a combination of both (e.g., the lower of a) $300/toz gold and b) 20% of the prevailing gold price). The royalties usually apply to a small fraction of the mining project production (usually 1-3%), and they are not connected with ongoing payments. They can have various forms, but the most common is a small percentage of the net smelter return (“NSR”). The NSR is calculated as revenues from the sale of the mined products minus transportation and refining costs. To better track the overall performance of the whole sub-industry, I created a capitalization-weighted index (the Precious Metals Royalty and Streaming Index) consisting of 13 companies as shown below… Source: own processing After an impressive July, the precious metals royalty & streaming sector did much worse in the month of August…. Source: own processing [Below is a graph showing how the performance of the index compares with that of gold, silver and some mining company indices:] Source: own processing The gold price remained almost flat in August. The share price of SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD) declined by 0.32%. On the other hand, silver did much better and the iShares Silver Trust ETF (SLV) grew by 15.81%. The precious metals mining industry remained almost flat. The share price of the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) declined by 1.56% and the share price of the VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ) declined by 0.41%. The precious metals royalty and streaming sector recorded negative returns. The Precious Metals R&S Index declined by 3.36%. The Precious Metals R&S Equally Weighted Index declined only by 0.5%, as Franco-Nevada’s 5.89% share price decline had a lower weight. … All the important players, except for Sandstorm Gold (SAND), released their quarterly results in August” continue reading…. For an enlightening insight into the operations of the above mentioned royalty and streaming companies during their last quarters please refer to Peter Arendas’ original article “Precious Metals Royalty And Streaming Companies: The August Report” as it appeared on September 7 on SeekingAlpha.com. Editor’s Note:  The author’s views and conclusions are unaltered and no personal comments have been included to maintain the integrity of the original article.  Furthermore, the views, conclusions and any recommendations offered in this article are not to be construed as an endorsement of such by the editor. Also note that this complete paragraph must be included in any re-posting to avoid copyright infringement. A Few Last Words:  Click the “Like” button at the top of the page if you found this article a worthwhile read as this will help us build a bigger audience. Comment below if you want to share your opinion or perspective with other readers and possibly exchange views with them. Register to receive our free Market Intelligence Report newsletter (sample here) in the top right hand corner of this page. Join us on Facebook to be automatically advised of the latest articles posted and to comment on any of them.  munKNEE.com has joined eResearch.com to provide you with individual company research articles and specific stock recommendations in addition to munKNEE’s more general informative articles on the economy, the markets, and gold, silver and cannabis investing. Check out eResearch. If you like what you see then…

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eResearch: These Sectors Are “in season’ this September

…Utilizing the market’s historical seasonality trends can provide a useful framework for assessing and then altering the mix of one’s stock portfolio…[and the following two market sectors are “in season’ this September]. Seasonality Seasonality refers to particular time-frames when stocks/sectors/indexes are subjected to, and influenced by, recurring tendencies that produce patterns that are apparent in the investment valuation process. Seasonality Trends Chart The seasonality trends chart is an ever-changing 14-year average of the indexes and sub-indexes that we track…[and the] chart below has been updated as of May 2020. It shows the periods of seasonal strength for 28 market segments. Each bar indicates a buy and a sell date based upon the optimal holding period for each market sector/index. TABLE 1: Seasonality Trends Chart Source: Compiled by eResearch, May 2020 Seasonal Trends for the Market Segments in September The following table shows which indexes and sectors are “in season” during the month of September: the two dates in green under FROM are this month’s additions (Consumer Staples and Natural Gas sectors), and the eight in red under UNTIL are this month’s expiries (the Russell 2000, the U.S. Dollar Index, Energy, Real Estate, Bio-techs, Gas Utilities, Retail, and Gold)… TABLE 1: Current Seasonal Positive Strengths for the Market Segments Source: Equity Clock and eResearch Conclusion [Given the above, it warrants a close look at stocks in the Consumer Staples and Natural Gas sectors this September to take advantage of such historic seasonality trends.] Editor’s Note:  The original article by Bob Weir has been edited ([ ]) and abridged (…) above for the sake of clarity and brevity to ensure a fast and easy read.  The author’s views and conclusions are unaltered and no personal comments have been included to maintain the integrity of the original article.  Furthermore, the views, conclusions and any recommendations offered in this article are not to be construed as an endorsement of such by the editor. Also note that this complete paragraph must be included in any re-posting to avoid copyright infringement. A Few Last Words:  Click the “Like” button at the top of the page if you found this article a worthwhile read as this will help us build a bigger audience. Comment below if you want to share your opinion or perspective with other readers and possibly exchange views with them. Register to receive our free Market Intelligence Report newsletter (sample here) in the top right hand corner of this page. Join us on Facebook to be automatically advised of the latest articles posted and to comment on any of them.  munKNEE.com has joined eResearch.com to provide you with individual company research articles and specific stock recommendations in addition to munKNEE’s more general informative articles on the economy, the markets, and gold, silver and cannabis investing. Check out eResearch. If you like what you see then…

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The P/E Ratio: Its Strengths and Limitations (+35K Views)

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