Donald Trump has made statements to the effect this week that if he were to become President he would fire Janet Yellen.
His statements are important because just yesterday he demolished his opponents in a series of primaries that increase his odds to get the Republican nomination. His chief opponent Ted Cruz posted a dismal failure and has been unable to convince people that he can be a viable national candidate against the Democrats.
The Donald met with a group of editors at Fortune magazine and told them that he “would be more inclined to put other people in” to lead the Federal Reserve.
He also said that he supports Congressional moves to audit the Federal Reserve and have more oversight over it.
However, he also said that he is very happy with the low interest rate policies that the Federal Reserve has enacted.
“The best thing we have going for us is that interest rates are so low,” said Trump, “there are lots of good things that could be done that aren’t being done, amazingly.”
The tough thing about low interest rates though is that it has made it impossible for people to make any money from their savings in CD’s or in their bank accounts.
It has simply made buying debt instruments such as Treasury bonds that yield nothing crazy.
And it has caused many people to risk all of their money on stock market speculations or simply sit there in fear doing nothing with their money.
The problem now is that low rates pushed so much money into the stock market over the years that it became so highly valued by 2014 that it simply is no longer going anywhere.
In fact Donald Trump sold out of many of his stock investments in 2014 and 2015 thinking that the market had become a “giant fat bubble.”
He in fact warned that this was creating a dangerous situation for the economy back on this August, 2015 interview on Bloomberg:
Trump told Fortune magazine this month that “the problem with low interest rates is that it’s unfair that people who’ve saved every penny, paid off mortgages, and everything they were supposed to do and they were going to retire with their beautiful nest egg and now they’re getting one-eighth of 1%. I think that’s unfair to those people.”
Zero rates have caused distortions in the financial markets and are now causing problems inside the stock market.
This is why the current rally in the stock market has been unable to go through last year’s highs and has stalled out. And now we are seeing high profile earnings blow ups from companies such as Apple, Twitter, IBM, and Google that shows that the highs are not justified.
Janet Yellen bears a huge responsibility for this, because she has created an overinflated stock market by trying to control things too much.
But even if Trump does become President and fires her he will not really abandon her policies, because he would be trapped by them.
The United States is simply so far in debt now that any rate increases would wreck the economy.
Trump told Fortune magazine that “people think the Fed should be raising interest rates. If rates are 3% or 4% or whatever, you start adding that kind of number to an already reasonably crippled economy in terms of what we produce, that number is a very scary number.”
So Trump knows he cannot do much to change Federal Reserve policy and won’t really be able to change things.
The problem is that most stock market investors are also stuck in this situation and so are no longer making any real money in their investment accounts.
The thing is there are things changing in the financial markets now that does enable people to benefit who recognize what is happening.
The number one thing that is happening so far this year is a new bull market in gold and gold mining stocks.
People need to become players in the gold market now not only to protect themselves from a future debt mess by diversifying their portfolio properly, but to simply benefit in what is now the sector that is simply going to continue to go up faster than any other sector of the stock market.
They say a new bull market starts somewhere and this year it is in gold and mining stocks.
I am now investing in new mining stocks almost every single week and doing everything I can to help people learn how to get involved in this sector.
Take a look at the GDX gold stock ETF, because the gains in it have been huge so far and are only just starting.
It broke through its 200-day moving average and completed its transition from a stage one base and into a full blown stage two bull market.
The reason why gold and mining stocks are doing this is because people are slowly realizing that the Federal Reserve has trapped the nation with low interest rates and is not going to be able to raise them, because corporate and government debt has skyrocketed.
In December the Fed raised rates once and predicted that they would raise rates four times in 2016.
Then after the stock market dipped in January and February they took those predictions back and now they are saying they hope they will be able to do it twice by the end of the year.
But if the market dips again they’ll even stop talking about those potential rate hikes.
So we are going to see more money printing going forward and that means a weaker US dollar and more rising gold prices.
And more rising gold prices means more explosive moves are coming in mining stocks.
Timothy Sykes is the most common name in the market and chances are high that you have heard of him. If not, he is is an American stock trader, entrepreneur, and penny stock expert.
Timothy Sykes was born in Orange, Connecticut in 1981. In 1999, while he still in high school, Timothy Sykes took $12,415 he had received in bar mitzvah gift money and began day trading penny stocks. He would turn this initial investment into over $1.65 million by trading thousands of crappy penny stocks before the age of 21. He continues to rake in profits to date.
In 2016, he has an estimated net worth of $6 million. What’s incredible is the growth he has made just a few years.
Teaching and other projects
Tim currently works as a financial activist and educator, with more than 2,000 students spread over 60 countries. He ranks among the best in the penny stock trade and the best part is his consistency to pull revenue and still share his secrets with all his students. He has also turned his students into successfully consistent 6-figure earners, with two of those crossing the million dollar mark.
In December 2013, CNN Money featured Tim and his student Grittani on the website’s homepage. Under Sykes’s guidance and coaching, Grittani turned $1,500 into over $1 million in 3 years. Grittani was Sykes’s second student to earn over $1 million following Sykes’s strategies.
Tim’s Penny Stock Services
Tim just launched a social service called ‘Pennystocking Silver‘ that offers its subscribers to access Timothy Sykes’ wealth of knowledge, weekly stock alerts, personal consultation, secrets of savvy traders and so much more. The website will also reveal some of the worst penny stocks pink sheets scams of the century and how to recognize them in the future. Tim said the service serves two purposes: “creating public track records for gurus, newsletter writers and students and allowing everyone to learn from both the wins and losses of other traders to benefit the entire industry.”
People investing in gold stocks and ETF’s are making a lot of money and I believe it is only begun.
And yes I am a GDX owner.
Now DUST people try to trade DUST, because it moves so much it will eat you alive if you hold it and it goes against you.
So some people are trying to pick tops in gold stocks by buying DUST.
And they are failing.
One problem is that people are looking at the commitment of traders reports in the futures market to pick a top.
The thing is these reports no longer work the way they did in the past for gold, because gold is now in a bull market.
As a result the open interest in the gold market is exploding so previous high and low levels in these futures reports no longer are working in picking tops so they are causing people to make mistakes.
The second problem is that people are assuming that because gold has had sharp moves up and so have the gold stocks that they have to fall.
But when bull markets start after huge and long bear markets they often go up without pulling back as much as people expect.
That’s what the US stock market did in 2009 for example.
The reality is that trying to short gold or gold stocks or buy DUST to trade against them is NUTS in this type of market.
In a bull market you want to go with the trend and not against it.
The only way you can use DUST is in conjunction with the minute dip trend or with some sort of computerized robot style quantitative system.
That’s a very tough game to play and DUST trading is proven to me a messy distraction for too many people.
So if you have been trading DUST and losing money than you need to stop it.
And do not feel bad about it, because a lot of people are trying to do it judging by the crazy trading volume it is doing.
Look there is a lot of money to be made in trading and investing in gold, but the best way to make money is to use a simple system.
And that means going with the big trend of a market and not trying to jump and out.
I have created my Total Gold Trading Program to help you learn to do just that.
It also includes as a bonus a 30-day trial to my Power Investor Service.
Each week now I am finding new gold stock ideas and this is now the time to do it.
So to start to take advantage of this new big gold trend go here.
The usual description of any market assumes that every trader wishes to purchase or sell a known quantity at each possible price. All the traders come together, and in one way or another price is found that clears the market – that is, makes the quantity demanded as close as possible to the quantity supplied.
After all it has been said by the authoritative stock trader W. Haddad of B.K. Labovitch that ultimately economics is supply and demand.
This may or may not be an adequate description of the markets for consumer goods, but it is clearly inadequate when describing security markets. The value of any capital asset depends on its future prospects, which are almost always uncertain. Any information that bears on such prospects may lead to a, which s we know are always uncertain. Any information that depends on its future prospects may lead to a revised estimate of value. The fact that a knowledgeable trader is willing to buy or sell some quantity of a security or commodity at a particular price is bound to be information just of that sort. Offers to trade May this affect other offers. Prices may, therefore, both clear markets and covey information.
The dual role of prices has a number of implications. For example, it behooves the liquidity motivated trader to publicize his or her motives and thereby avoid an adverse effect on the market. Thus, an institution purchasing securities for a pension fund that intends, simply to hold a representative cross section of securities should make it clear that it does not consider the financial interments under priced. On the other hand, any firm trying to buy or sell al large number of shares that it considers wrongly underpriced should try to conceal its motives, its identity or both (and may try). Such attempts may be ineffective, however, as those asked to take the other side of such trades try very hard as you know to find out exactly what is going on and many do well succeed in these days of rapid communications and access to many sources of information succeed.
Most securities are sold in very standard ways which requires payment and electronic notification of delivery within the standard settlement period (standard is three Business as opposed to calendar days). On rare occasions, a sale may be made as a cash transaction requiring payment immediately on receipt. Sometimes as a reward or as in effect a marketing or sales promotion payment may be extended over a longer time period – usually 15, 30 or 60 days.
Sometimes in the case of new issues a payment extension period is also granted for the same reasons as above.
It would be extremely insufficient if every securities transaction had to end with a physical delivery of transfer of actual share certificates from seller to buyer. A brokerage firms might well sell 1000 shares of ABC Co. for one client. , Mr. Stevens to another client and later that day buy 1000 shares for Mr. Felon obtained by accepting delivery from her seller. Mr. Stevens’s shares could be delivered to his buyer, and Mr. Felon’s shares could be obtained by accepting delivery from her seller.
However, it would be much easier to transfer Mr. Steven’s shares to Mr. Felon and instruct Felon’s seller to deliver the 1000 shares directly to Mr. Steven’s buyer.
This would be especially helpful if the brokerage firm’s clients Mr. Felon and Mr. Stevens held their securities in street name. Then, the 1000 shares they traded would not have to be physically moved and then the ownership would not even have to change at ABC Company.
As you can see valuation of your portfolio of stocks and securities are not always indicative of the true and exact value of your securities. Actual logistics, human emotion and even greed play major and ongoing roles.
When you are interested in investing in the stock market one of the first things you will need is a reliable and affordable stockbroker.
At one point in time, a stockbroker was seen as a very high priced person that was extremely hard to understand. In today’s world, stockbrokers have become much different, they have begun to make their services cheaper to obtain and in such a way that is easier to understand. This is an extremely wonderful change for the simple reason that you will not be able to trade in any way, shape, or form without a stockbroker.
One of the major rules within the stock market is that no person is allowed to trade within the stock market unless they are a certified stockbroker. A stockbroker, within the United Kingdom twelve million investor’s trade in the stock market, performs every trade that occurs and each one has enlisted the services of a stockbroker.
So you are probably now wondering, what exactly can a stockbroker do for me?
There is a wide range of abilities and services that any stockbroker can offer you, at the same time there are also various ranges of fees that will be collected from them. Typically, a stockbroker will charge a commission, a set fee, or some combination of the two. In regards to the services a stockbroker can offer you, there are three basic levels that include only execution, portfolio management, and advice.
When a stockbroker only deals with the selling and buying of particular shares, per the instructions you give them, this is generally called execution only or in softer terms dealing only. With this type of service, they do not offer you any type of advice on any action you want perform. Typically, investors that are experienced or novice in investing will use this type of service. Execution only is cheaper and extremely efficient the fees the stockbroker charges can range anywhere between £20 to hundreds of pounds, this will depend on the specific stockbroker you choose.
Portfolio management is extremely detailed and the most expensive type of service performed and dealing with advice is typically a little more expensive than execution only, because the stockbroker will offer advice and views on what is happening within the stock market. The stockbroker at this level of service will also take the time to explain anything you may not understand very well.
Within the portfolio management service, you can separate these into two other categories these are advisory and discretionary. When under the advisory category, the stockbroker will create a proposal of a portfolio for you; however, he or she will not take any action without express permission from you. Within the discretionary category, your stockbroker will completely run all aspects of your portfolio and will give you reports as needs on how the portfolio is working.