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It's a holiday weekend. You know what that means...

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What's a holiday weekend at TFMR without a visit with our old friend, The Golden Jackass himself, Jim Willie.

Over the course of this call, we primarily update a few of the recurring themes we've been following for the past few years, namely...

  • Ongoing de-dollarization
  • The impact of the OBOR project
  • How the petrodollar and "trade-deficit dollar" support The Great Ponzi...
  • which all leads us to...
  • Why The Fed is permanently on a course of IQEF -- Infinite QE Forever

Please be sure to carve out some time for this audio over the weekend. It's only about 45 minutes so it's on point and focused. You'll be glad you gave it a listen.

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lakedweller2
Apr 22, 2019 - 10:39am

Presidential Candidates

Beefing up their platforms to take on President Dimon.

lakedweller2
Apr 22, 2019 - 10:32am

Another Week

And only markets for insiders.

Sound Money MinnowBoggs
Apr 22, 2019 - 9:37am

Boggs thank you

That was a message I needed to hear also Boggs. I am grateful that you posted it. Will pass it on to my wife. I needed it more than she does. Being a Christian doesn't mean we stop the fight for faith. It begins with our own heart each day. Don't worry, fight for faith. I love that message.

Apr 22, 2019 - 9:36am
canary
Apr 22, 2019 - 9:19am

Chuck Butler (Daily Pfennig)

If the U.S. economy is in good shape, why have retailers already shuttered more stores than they did in all of 2018? Not only that, we are also on pace to absolutely shatter the all-time record for store closures in a single year by more than 50 percent.

Yes, Internet commerce is growing, but the Internet has been around for several decades now. It isn’t as if this threat just suddenly materialized.

As Internet commerce continues to slowly expand, we would expect to see a steady drip of brick and mortar stores close, but instead what we are witnessing is an avalanche. If the U.S. economy really was “booming”, this wouldn’t be happening. But if the U.S. economy was heading into a recession, this is precisely what we would expect to see.

Last year, U.S. retailers closed 5,864 stores.

That was a rather depressing number, but here we are in April 2019 and we have already surpassed it. The following comes from CNN…

This year, US retailers have announced that 5,994 stores will close. That number already exceeds last year’s total of 5,864 closure announcements, according to a recent report from Coresight Research.

Once again, you can’t blame this on Internet commerce. Foot traffic was rising for quite a while, but now what we are seeing is perfectly consistent with an economic slowdown.

Sadly, this could be just the beginning. In fact, one expert quoted by CNBC expects total store closures in the U.S. to hit 12,000 by the end of 2019…

“I expect store closures to accelerate in 2019, hitting some 12,000 by year end,” Deborah Weinswig, founder and CEO of Coresight, said.

If that happens, we will shatter the old yearly record by about 4,000.

We are in the early innings of America’s “retail apocalypse”, and it is going to get much, much worse.”

Silverhog
Apr 22, 2019 - 7:24am

Huh?

Wow, dollar is up and the metals are up? Strange start to this week.

Ronnie 666
Apr 22, 2019 - 4:12am
J Siefert
Apr 22, 2019 - 1:53am

Trump Parachuted into the....

...Wheelhouse of the Titanic
Quote by Rob Kirby :-)

Rob Kirby - The Fall of LTCM & How Bear Stearns Became The Fall Guy In 2008 Financial Crisis

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mike97
Apr 21, 2019 - 10:27pm

Gold , Silver and the Miners looking good- COTS great

They have bottomed and now is the time to go all in - especially in Silver. I am adding to Silvercrest, First Majestic and MAG Silver tomorrow.

Apr 21, 2019 - 7:55pm

An Easter Story

A man and his wife and mother-in-law decided to visit the holy land for Easter and see the famous site where Jesus was resurrected. But the mother-in-law passed away in her sleep the morning of Good Friday.

Later that morning, the bereaved wife and her husband met with an undertaker to discuss returning her body the US.

The undertaker said, "I'll cost 5K USD to ship her body back to your home for burial, or, we can bury here here in the holy land for just $150 USD.

The husband sighed, then without further hesitation said, "We'll ship her back to Kansas."

"But," said the undertaker, "why would you spend all that money? I'm sure she would be pleased to be buried here. And it will save you nearly 5K."

"Look" said the husband, "2000 years ago a guy died here, was buried here, and then rose from the dead three days later."

"I just can't take that chance,"

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