Obamacare Is Imploding…Here’s How to Profit

Obamacare Is Imploding…Here’s How to Profit By Justin Spittler Obamacare looks like it’s about to collapse… Six years ago, President Obama passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This controversial law (simply called “Obamacare”) was supposed to make it easier and cheaper for Americans to buy health insurance. But, as you probably know, it’s done the exact opposite. And its downfall is opening up massive money-making opportunities that we can take advantage of today… • E.B. Tucker, editor of The Casey Report, says Obamacare has turned the health care world upside down… He wrote in last month’s issue of The Casey Report: [Obamacare] made insurance more expensive, going to the doctor more complicated, and created bizarre economic incentives that have nothing to do with delivering health care to the people that need it. E.B. says it’s only getting worse, too: Earlier this year, Pennsylvania-based insurer Highmark announced a 41% price increase for 2017 health insurance plans. It’s one of the state’s largest health insurance companies… The story is the same across the country. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana announced a 62% price increase for 2017 rates. In 2016, it implemented a 22% increase. Anthem Inc. will raise rates on Connecticut customers by 27% next year. The list goes on… Soaring insurance costs are a big problem if you’re buying health insurance. If you’re selling it, however, it may seem like a great business at first glance… • Thanks to Obamacare, profits for health insurance companies have hit record highs… Their … 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

Why Doug Casey Thinks We Could See $5,000 Gold

Why Doug Casey Thinks We Could See $5,000 Gold By Justin Spittler One of the world’s biggest central banks just swung its “sledgehammer.” On Thursday, the Bank of England (BoE) launched its biggest stimulus package since the 2008–2009 financial crisis. It cut its key interest rate to a record low. It started “printing” money again. And it announced a new “funding scheme.” The BoE launched this massive easy money program to soften the blow of the “Brexit.” As you probably heard, Britain voted to leave the European Union (EU) on June 23. The historic event rattled Britain’s financial system. The FTSE 100, Britain’s version of the S&P 500, fell 3.1% on the news. It was the worst day for British stocks since 2008. The pound sterling, Britain’s currency, plunged 8%, its biggest one-day drop on record. In the aftermath, many analysts predicted Britain’s economy would take a serious hit. Some even warned of a recession. The BoE sprang into action to prevent this. Today, we’ll show you why the BoE’s “sledgehammer stimulus” program won’t work…why it could steer Britain’s economy off a cliff…and why it’s great news for gold. But first, let’s take a close look at what’s happening in England… • Britain’s economy is headed for a major slowdown… Shortly after the Brexit, credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) said Britain’s economy could slow by as much as 1.2% next year. Britain’s economy is currently growing at an annual rate of 2.2% per year. Investment bank Goldman Sachs (GS) … Continue reading

Stock Warrants | Restaurant Companies

Investor Alert November 15, 2015 As an investor, are you interested in the restaurant sector? If so, do your homework and pick the correct companies, but before you buy the common shares let me give you something to think about. Several of the restaurant companies have long-term stock warrants trading. Many of these stock warrants were issued with a 5 year life and can provide you as investor with: More potential upside leverage (we look for a minimum of 2:1, out performing the common shares Reduced risk and less entry cost as the warrants trade at substantially less In our Exclusive Stock Warrants Database, we provide the complete details on over 200 stock warrants trading in the U.S. and Canada for all industries and sectors from resources to bio-tech, pharma, financial, restaurants, blank-check companies, etc. If you need more information you will find it in our Learning Center. I welcome you to Join Us Soon to get our current rating on all stock warrants trading. Dudley Pierce Baker Founder-Editor http://CommonStockWarrants.com       … Continue reading

Stock Warrants | Pharmaceutical Companies

Investor Alert November 15, 2015 As an investor, are you interested in the pharmaceutical sector? If so, do your homework and pick the correct companies, but before you buy the common shares let me give you something to think about. Several of the pharmaceutical companies have long-term stock warrants trading. Many of these stock warrants were issued with a 5 year life and can provide you as investor with: More potential upside leverage (we look for a minimum of 2:1, out performing the common shares Reduced risk and less entry cost as the warrants trade at substantially less In our Exclusive Stock Warrants Database, we provide the complete details on over 200 stock warrants trading in the U.S. and Canada for all industries and sectors from resources to bio-tech, pharma, financial, restaurants, blank-check companies, etc. If you need more information you will find it in our Learning Center. I welcome you to Join Us Soon to get our current rating on all stock warrants trading. Dudley Pierce Baker Founder-Editor http://CommonStockWarrants.com       … 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

The Titanic Sinks At Dawn

Posted on March 19, 2015 by Gary Christenson TheDeviantInvestor.com What Titanic?  The RMS Titanic, or any of the following: A titanic quantity of derivatives – say 1,000 Trillion dollars. A derivative crash was at the center of the 2008 market meltdown.  It could happen again since there is now more debt, leverage, and risk than in 2008. A titanic accumulation of debt – global debt is approximately $200 Trillion. Global population is about 7,000,000,000 so there is about $28,000 in debt per living human being.  If global debt were backed by all the gold mined in the history of the world, an ounce of gold would back $36,000 in debt.  Gold currently sells for less than $1,200.  Gold is undervalued and there is an excess of debt. A titanic increase in debt in the past decade. Official US debt increased by over $10,000,000,000,000 in the past ten years.  What did the US gain from the increase of $10 Trillion in debt?  Are debt accumulation and expense policies materially different in Europe or Japan?  Was the debt used to create productive assets or was it just flushed down the toilet into non-productive expenditures?  THE BENEFIT IS GONE, BUT THE DEBT REMAINS.  This debt accumulation policy is neither good business nor sustainable. A titanic bond bubble. Since interest rates are currently at multi-generational lows, or 700 year lows in Europe, or perhaps all-time lows, that strongly suggests a bubble in bonds.  Would you buy a bond from an insolvent government knowing the … Continue reading

Your Video Recording of Casey’s GOING VERTICAL Is Ready

Click here to watch GOING VERTICAL  ((http://vertical.caseyresearch.com/go/uicpp-2/CSW)) Dear Reader, Franco-Nevada co-founder and chairman Pierre Lassonde has been buying mining stocks for his own portfolio again since last October: “[The] gold stocks—just like in 2001—are at absolute rock bottom. In fifteen years, they have not been so low. So I think there’s a historical opportunity, a once-in-a-generation opportunity, right now.” And Rick Rule, founder and chairman of Sprott Global Resource Investments, says in a few years, “people will call this the good old days.” What they—and the other six guest stars of Casey Research’s just aired online event GOING VERTICAL—agree on is that it’s time to prepare your portfolio if you want a shot at vertical gains once the mining sector recovers. Even the major gold producers are so undervalued that they could rise 150% – 200%. But the best of the best junior miners, the survivors of the bloodbath, are poised to generate returns of up to 1,000% or more. Click here to watch the video recording of GOING VERTICAL  ((http://vertical.caseyresearch.com/go/uicpp-2/CSW)), with its all-star cast: Pierre Lassonde… Bob Quartermain… Ron Netolitzky… Doug Casey… Frank Holmes… Rick Rule… Jeff Clark… and get one of Louis James’ favorite stock picks with vertical potential. Sincerely, Dudley Pierce Baker Founder-Editor http://CommonStockWarrants.com http://JuniorMiningNews.com … Continue reading

How to Get Struck by Lightning

How to Get Struck by Lightning By Louis James, Chief Metals & Mining Investment Strategist Two M&A deals have already delivered paydays for investors in junior mining stocks this year: Goldcorp’s half-billion-dollar purchase of Probe Mines in Canada, and Tahoe Resources’ billion-dollar acquisition of Rio Alto Mining, a Peruvian gold producer. Now the arrival of a new, well-capitalized bidder for mining properties—X2 Resources—has raised prospects for more blockbuster deals like last year’s $3-billion takeover of Osisko Mining by Agnico Eagle and Yamana Gold. X2—a still-private UK company headed by Mick Davis, former CEO of mining giant Xstrata—has raised $5.6 billion to buy up “blue chip” assets in the mining sector. Given Xstrata’s pedigree as a base metals company, I don’t expect X2 to go stalking any of our favorite gold exploration juniors—or even base metals juniors, for that matter. The company is more likely to buy deposits and operations from major mining companies that are looking to simplify and focus their businesses. I have some guesses as to which properties will appeal the most to X2, but even if I’m right, those guesses wouldn’t be easy for investors to profit from. Suppose X2 lands a great deal for itself, taking a prize asset off the hands of a big mining company fighting reduced margins. That might be good news for X2, but it’s not a public company you can invest in, so you’re not invited to the party. For the seller, it’s an unhappy fire sale, nothing for shareholders to … Continue reading

The 10th Man: Mean Reversion Monkeys

By Jared Dillian The buzz has been building on this trade for weeks. Clients, friends, people on Twitter, everyone I know has been waiting for a chance to pick the bottom in oil. I’ve heard all this chatter on which triple-leveraged oil ETFs to use (I make a point of not knowing such things). They’ve been waiting for this opportunity since oil was at 80 bucks. Interestingly, they could have shorted it when it was at 80. Actually, they could have shorted it at 110. Or 100. Or 90. Or 80. Or 70. Or 60. Or 50. They could have shorted it at 50 and still made money. But they waited this entire time, watching passively as oil plummeted over 60%, to play a 10-point bounce over the course of a couple of days. Well, the mean reversion monkeys, as I call them, will tell you that they just made 20% in three days. Annualize that! Problem is, it doesn’t work that way, because you can’t flawlessly pick every bottom. I was a mean reversion monkey once, and for every time I made 20% in three days, there were three other times I almost got carried out—like that time in 2008 when I tried top-ticking the Canadian dollar. That one was painful. Have you ever heard of a CTA? CTA stands for Commodities Trading Advisor. It’s basically like a hedge fund that trades futures, but these guys are notorious trend followers. This is how John Henry, owner of the Boston Red Sox, made … Continue reading