PennTrade – A U.S. Broker For Canadian Shares & Warrants

February 7, 2017 By: Dudley Pierce Baker http://CommonStockWarrants.com     I am glad to bring to your attention that PennTrade is now available for trading in the Canadian shares and stock warrants. If you are a U.S. Citizen and interested in trading the Canadian shares and/or stock warrants this news will be of great interest to you. It has long been an issue for U.S. Citizens on how to trade the Canadian securities using the Canadian symbols for shares and warrants. I had a long chat today with John Worrell who assures me that PennTrade is good to go and ready to execute our trades. You can get all of the information necessary to open an account, to commissions, etc on their website. PennTrade is now the online trading division of Paulson Investment Company, LLC. Founded in 1970 in Portland, Oregon, Paulson Investment Company earned national distinction as a premier boutique investment bank in the small to mid-cap market, leading 175 public and private offerings and raising over $1.2 billion in financing. Tell them Dudley sent you…. In full disclose here, there are a couple of other firms providing similar services:       Interactive Brokers – this is my personal brokerage firm at the present time. Fidelity Brokers – I have been told that if you have an account at Fidelity and quality to upgrade to their International StockTrading you can trade the Canadian securities.     More choices of brokerage firms is always a good issue so no longer … Continue reading

Trump and a New Gold-Backed Dollar

Trump and a New Gold-Backed Dollar By Nick Giambruno On August 15, 1971, President Nixon killed the last remnants of the gold standard. Since then, the dollar has been a pure fiat currency, allowing the Fed to print as many dollars as it pleases. Removing the US dollar’s last link to gold eliminated the main motivation for foreign countries to store large dollar reserves and to use the dollar for international trade. At this point, demand for dollars was set to fall… along with the dollar’s purchasing power. So the US government concocted a new arrangement to give foreign countries another compelling reason to hold and use the dollar. The new arrangement, called the petrodollar system, preserved the dollar’s special status as the world’s reserve currency. In short, the US government made a series of agreements with Saudi Arabia between 1972 and 1974, which created the petrodollar. The Saudis would use their dominant position in OPEC to ensure that all oil transactions would only happen in US dollars. And the US would guarantee the House of Saud’s survival. It worked… for a while. The petrodollar filled the void after the US severed the dollar’s last link to gold as the main prop to the dollar’s status as the world’ premier reserve currency. So far, the petrodollar has lasted over 40 years. However, the glue is losing its stick. I think we’re on the cusp of another paradigm shift in the international financial system, a change at least as fundamental as what … Continue reading

CAN NEW PRESIDENT MAKE THINGS BETTER FOR THE PEOPLE?

Where is this economic boom that Former President Obama and his administration had taken so much credit for? The Obama Administration, with the assistance of the Federal Reserve and Company, deliberately kept the U.S. economy from creating any growth at all.  The money that flowed from the Federal Reserve, over the last 8 years, had a direct pipeline that flowed only into Wall Street Investment Banks. The American people were sold this false bill of sale that “Quantitative Easing” was going to make lending money to “Main Street America” easier to access. They promised that there would be a boost in hiring which would, in turn, increase aggregate demand and thereby reflect a newly stimulated economic growth! This QE effectively down-sized the middle class into minority status.  The largest growth has occurred within the low-income category.  Despite the stock market reaching near all-time highs and real estate bubbling over once again, there are now 45 million Americans on food stamps.  This number is at an all-time high.  People are feeling poorer today than ever, and with sky rocketing real-estate prices those who do not own a home cannot afford to buy anymore! This massive disconnect is expanding exponentially. The velocity of money is the number of times that currency is turned over to purchase domestically- produced goods and services.  One can see, as in the chart below, that the velocity of money has been steadily decreasing.  There are less transactions occurring by individuals in our economy.  One can see that … Continue reading

Investors Are Pouring Into Gold

By: Luzi-Ann Javier February 2, 2017, 10:17 AM CST February 2, 2017, 2:17 PM CST The Federal Reserve has emboldened gold bulls. Prices and trading volumes surged Thursday on call options giving holders the right to buy bullion at higher prices. On Wednesday, investors poured $413 million into SPDR Gold Shares, the largest ETF backed by the metal, recouping almost half of the money that exited last month. The Fed, which kept interest rates steady this week after a two-day meeting, gave little clue on when it might next tighten monetary as officials grapple with the uncertainty created by a new presidential administration. Policy makers in December telegraphed three rate hikes for 2017. Gold prices have rebounded about 6 percent this year, helped by a weaker dollar and demand for the metal as a haven, after posting the worst quarterly loss since 2013. “There is no imminent concern of a Fed rate hike, and that gleams the green light on for the metals to move higher,” David Meger, a director of metals trading at High Ridge Futures in Chicago, said in a telephone interview. “The weakening dollar and the lack of concern of a Fed interest-rate hike, and slightly higher inflationary numbers in the market, all support the precious metals.” Gold futures for April delivery advanced 0.9 percent to settle at $1,219.40 an ounce at 1:41 p.m. on the Comex in New York, after touching $1,227.50, the highest for a most-active contract since Nov. 17. Call options giving holders the … Continue reading

How every commodity performed in 2016

Visual Capitalist | Jan. 8, 2017, 2:50 PM Iron ore and zinc were the best performing commodities on the face of the planet in 2016. Iron finished up 81%, its first calendar gain in four years. Meanwhile, zinc shot up 65.7% on the year as major zinc mines shut down, and supply stockpiles dwindled. Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist 2016 Commodity Performance It was an up and down year for commodities, but things ultimately finished in the black. The S&P Goldman Sachs Commodity Index (GSCI) climbed 10.1% on the year – it was just enough to edge out the S&P 500, which ended 2016 with a 9.5% return. WINNERS IN 2016 The biggest winners on the year were base metals and the oil and gas sector. Here’s how base metals did: Base Metal Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2016 Iron Ore 37.0% -6.2% 6.3% 31.1% 81.0% Zinc 20.0% 13.1% -3.2% 26.1% 65.7% Nickel -3.1% 13.9% 11.9% -5.0% 17.3% Aluminum 3.8% 7.2% 1.4% 4.0% 17.3% Copper 0.1% 3.9% -0.5% 13.1% 17.1% Iron ore and zinc were the best performing commodities on the face of the planet in 2016. Iron finished up 81%, its first calendar gain in four years. Meanwhile, zinc shot up 65.7% on the year as major zinc mines shut down, and supply stockpiles dwindled. Oil and gas also posted a major comeback in 2016: Energy Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2016 Natural gas -17.0% 53.3% -2.7% 28.0% 58.5% Oil (Brent) 0.6% 35.1% -1.2% 13.6% 52.4% Oil (WTI) -3.2% 37.3% -2.1% 11.4% … Continue reading

How To Buy Shares and Stock Warrants On Canadian Companies

How To Buy Shares and Stock Warrants On Canadian Companies January 31, 2017 By Dudley Pierce Baker http://CommonStockWarrants.com Most of the readers here are interested in the resource sector which includes the junior mining companies as well as oil and gas companies. My opinion is that we will see a very positive tone for the next few years for gold, silver and copper and look for substantially higher prices with many great opportunities for investors. Since most of these resource companies are Canadian companies the issue for some investors is ‘how to buy the Canadian shares or perhaps the stock warrants on Canadian companies?” Also, I frequently receive emails asking if the traditional brokerage firms will trade the warrants? Allow me to clarify this situation for all investors: Canadian Citizens You are probably asking what is the big deal? Canadians can easily purchase the shares and stock warrants trading on Canadian companies through their brokers, no problems here. U.S. Citizens Most of the Canadian shares and about 60% of the stock warrants trading on the Canadian companies have been assigned U.S. symbols which facilitates the trading in the U.S. Most Canadian companies frankly do not really care if their stock warrants trade and it is up to a U.S. market maker to establish a market (not the company) and assign a symbol for trading. The stock warrants on the Canadian companies are not and will not be registered in the United States, however, this is not a problem. Investors are … Continue reading

Deutsche Bank – The Meltdown Crisis

Posted Sep 29, 2016 by Martin Armstrong Ten of the large hedge funds are withdrawing from Deutsche Bank. What must be understood here is that Deutsche Bank is the main clearing house for trades in Europe. The problem the hedge funds have is where do they move for clearing? Short-term, they can move to New York or London. With over $60 trillion derivative book at the Deutsche Bank, the government is totally incapable of even understanding how to deal with this crisis. We are looking at a major crisis in confidence. Merkel is simply out of her mind to adhere to this insane policy of a bail-in. How can hedge funds stay with clearing at Deutsche Bank when she takes this position that would set off a catastrophic global meltdown. It still appears that Merkel will have to blink. Once people realize this is the real crisis, then the German debt market should turn down rather hard. The pressure is clearly building based upon how my own phone is melting down. This illustration based upon IMF data, illustrates the global contagion. I “BELIEVE” that Merkel will be compelled to blink. We may see an announcement this weekend at the latest where she must address this issue. The implications of a global contagion go far beyond Germany. Investors in Deutsche Bank are obviously looking to Merkel and whether or not she will step up to the plate here. DB shares have plummeted more than 50 percent this year. The prospect of bailing … Continue reading

Five Ways to “Crash Proof” Your Portfolio Right Now

Five Ways to “Crash Proof” Your Portfolio Right Now By Justin Spittler The U.S. economy is running out of breath. As you probably know, the U.S. economy has been “recovering” since 2009. The current recovery, now seven years old, is one of the longest in U.S. history. It’s also one of the weakest. Since 2009, the U.S. economy has grown at just 2.1% per year, making this the slowest recovery since World War II. Last quarter, the economy grew at just 1.1%. We won’t know how the economy did during this quarter until late October. But we don’t expect good news, and that’s because signs of a stalling economy are everywhere. • They’re in the job market. The U.S. economy created 29,000 fewer jobs last month than economists expected. • They’re in corporate earnings. Profits for companies in the S&P 500 have been falling since 2014. • They’re even in the price of oil. Right now, U.S. demand for gasoline is weak, which tells us Americans aren’t driving as much. Today, we’re going to look at even more evidence that the economy is struggling. If this flood of bad economic data continues, the U.S. could soon enter its first recession in seven years. Normally, this wouldn’t worry us. After all, recessions are a normal part of the business cycle. But we don’t expect the next downturn to be a “run-of-the-mill” recession. According to Casey Research founder Doug Casey, the next financial crisis will be “much more severe, different, and longer lasting than what … Continue reading

Interactive Brokers and Stock Warrants

  October 29, 2015 Dudley Pierce Baker http://CommonStockWarrants.com     Interactive Brokers and Stock Warrants Some investors are challenged to find a brokerage firm to execute their stock warrant trades. Our previous brokerage firm recently suspended their operations and we were forced to seek out another broker. We found that Interactive Brokers (IB) not only allows customers to trade stock warrants, but also stocks, futures and options all in one account. Canadian or U.S. stocks or stock warrants, no problem. I have moved my account to Interactive Brokers (IB) and encourage other investors or our subscribers to consider IB as well if your current broker is not providing the service you desire. We did our own due diligence to find a new brokerage firm, as should you, but we also like the fact that our friends at Casey Research also ranks IB at the top of the list of Online Brokerage Firms. You can read the Casey Special Report here. Making trading decisions is difficult enough without having to worry about whether your broker will execute a trade. Stop the worry and check out Interactive Brokers. Now that investors can feel confident in getting the stock warrant trades executed at very reasonable commissions and for U.S. as well as Canadian stock warrants, it is time for you to join us at http://CommonStockWarrants. and have access to our one of a kind database which includes all of the details and specifics on all of the stock warrants trading in the United States and Canada and for all industries and sectors, resources, bio-tech’s, pharmaceuticals, restaurants, financials, etc. Join … Continue reading

Doug Casey Answers Five of Today’s Biggest Investment Questions

Doug Casey Answers Five of Today’s Biggest Investment Questions By Doug Casey Editor’s Note: Casey Research founder Doug Casey answered dozens of investment questions during the recent Casey Research Summit. We transcribed five of Doug’s best answers, and we’re sharing them with you below. What you’re about to read is Doug speaking to a live audience. His responses are unrehearsed. •  When asked about the implications of cheap oil… Doug Casey: I always look on the bright side, and the bright side of low oil prices is that most of the countries that produce oil are just horrible places. Low oil prices will help to bankrupt the governments of these places, and that will, hopefully, set the stage for things to get better. Look at the countries that produce a lot of oil: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Venezuela, Nigeria…they’re all just horrible. It’s no accident. Easy wealth, owned by the state, is a formula for disaster. Hopefully the oil price will bring on the collapse of the Saudi regime, one of the U.S.’s longtime puppets. It’s amazing how the U.S. has gone around and destroyed all kinds of regimes – most of which, frankly, were abusive and corrupt and needed killing – but the Saudis are one of the worst of them. Hopefully low oil prices and their ridiculous spending habits will bring down that terminally corrupt theocracy. Among others… Another good thing about cheap oil is it should show anybody that’s got half a brain that Russia and … Continue reading