Monday, January 17, 2022

Bonds Remind Investors How Unsafe They Are

by John Rubino, Dollar Collapse:

From Investing Channel:

Financial advisors used to believe in a balanced portfolio between bonds and stocks. Central banks changed all that.

Breaking Traditions
We’re taught that stocks and bonds tend to move in opposite directions.

Money flows into stocks and out of safety plays like US Treasuries and the US Dollar when they want risk.

Covid infections and deaths SOAR after the first vaccine dose

by Alex Berenson, Alex Berenson Substack:

Stunning figures from Canada show a huge spike in cases after vaccinations; to the Centers for Disease Control and the media, all these deaths are occurring in the “unvaccinated.”

The Covid vaccines look worse and worse.

A reader has pointed out an amazing dataset from the province of Alberta, Canada which reports Covid cases, hospitalizations, and deaths by day after the first and second vaccine doses.

Infections, hospitalizations, and deaths from Covid all soar in the days and weeks after people receive their first vaccine dose.

Pilot Shortage Forces Delta, American Air To Cut Regional Flights

from ZeroHedge:

A pilot shortage has led Delta Air Lines Inc. and American Airlines Group to slash regional flights around the country, prolonging travel pains that first emerged during Christmas Eve.

Bloomberg reports Delta will slash a quarter of its flights through the first half of this year. American is expected to drop 580 March flights at its wholly-owned Piedmont Airlines and a number of flights at its regional partners SkyWest Inc. and Mesa Air Group Inc.

Market Report: Gold and silver rally

by Alasdair Macleod, GoldMoney:

Gold and silver rallied this week as inflation and rising interest rates became the talking point. From last Friday, gold rose $28 to trade at $1823 this morning in Europe, and silver rose 80 cents to $23.12. Comex gold deliveries over the first three days totalled 2,744 contracts representing 8.53 tonnes. In silver, deliveries totalled 55.36 tonnes.

Gold’s technical chart is looking positive, with a base for a bullish rise appearing to have completed. This is next.

Producer Prices Rise 9.7% for 2021, the Most in Series History

by Mish Shedlock, The Street:

Producer prices continue to run hot, especially services. Final demand for good fell for the month of December.

The BLS Producer Price Report for December 2021 shows the strongest price increases since the series began in 2010.

Key Points

  • The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 0.2 percent in December. This rise followed advances of 1.0 percent in November and 0.6 percent in October.


by Mac Slavo, SHTF Plan:

An ex-Pentagon official is saying the United States must prepare for a war with Russia. Evelyn Farkas, a former Obama administration official, said Washington could be obliged to step in militarily if Moscow decides to mount an invasion of Ukraine in the near future.

The war hawks have been out if force lately, and Farkas is no different. According to a report by RT, she published an op-ed in Defense One on Tuesday in which she claimed that an imminent Russian invasion of Ukraine is more likely than not. Farkas also insisted that diplomatic talks between Moscow and Washington, taking place this week, are likely to fail and that the United States should already be getting ready for a war with Russia.