RECENT BLOG POSTS
  “A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have.” attributed to Thomas Jefferson There has been a lot of talk lately that the Federal Reserve may soon taper its purchases of U.S.Treasury bonds and mortgage back securities. There has also ...
06/26/2013
Smaulgld.com launched back in April of this year and has since published more than a dozen posts on the state of the economy as it impacts the real estate market. We have warned of the potential of rising interest rates and the fragility of the real estate recovery. Today we post our first podca...
06/24/2013
  Take a look at the surge in interest rates over the past two  months and especially the past two weeks. Now the Fed is talking about tapering its purchases of mortgage backed securities which just the talk of doing so has driven rates higher. In today's blog post, "To Print or Not to Print' we...
06/23/2013
    Yesterday we noted that the Fed's Quantitative Easing (QE) was no longer driving gold and silver higher. In that blog post we also noted that QE was, however,  impacting positively the stockmarket and real estate markets.  Today the Fed announced it will continue with the QE program of buying...
06/19/2013
  Hard Assets Investor made the observation – The QE trade is over, noting that price fluctuations in gold have been disconnected from monetary policy for a while. As a practical trading matter, Hard Assets Investor is correct. It seems now QE (quantitative easing) impacts the bond, stock and re...
06/18/2013
Why Sentiment is a Poor Economic Indicator   Today’s Empire Fed index showed a very positive sentiment reading despite the economic data showing Shipments down Orders down Unfilled Orders down Delivery Time down Inventories down Number of Employees down Avg Workweek down Expected number of emplo...
06/17/2013
  Just over a year ago sellers needed help to sell their homes. Recently, the tables have turned and  buyers need advice to make sure their bids are accepted.  We may be heading back to a seller's market soon. Here's why.    
06/16/2013
The shortage of available homes for sale along with low interest rates has supported the real estate market. How long will this happy circumstance last? The Coming Real Estate Supply/Demand Inventory Reversal   “Housing prices have risen dramatically not because of simple supply and demand, but ...
06/16/2013
  “Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can’t measure something, you can’t understand it. If you can’t understand it, you can’t control it. If you can’t control it, you can’t improve it.” – H. James Harrington   Unlike other forms of marketing...
06/13/2013
  “Hitler will send no warning- so always carry your gas mask” – British Ministry of Home Security poster circa the Sitzkrieg* (October 1939-April 1940) The economy is already wearing an over sized Fed tailored suit and now the market is worried that the Fed might “taper” that suit. Here is what...
06/11/2013
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