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John Rubino

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John Rubino's Opinion & Analysis
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Everybody who’s owned gold and silver mining shares through a couple of cycles has their favorite story of the stock that took off and ran away. There was Glamis Gold, which rose from $1 to $40...
Wal-Mart (N:WMT) just announced flat year-over-year sales, causing its shares to fall by 9% and wiping $20 billion from its market cap. Which would be unremarkable if the disappointment was an...
The UK’s Guardian newspaper, of Edward Snowden leaks fame, just published a good overview of the world’s recent financial missteps titled The world economic order is collapsing and this...
One of the early signs that a cycle is about to turn down is disorder in junk bonds. That’s because the companies that issue such bonds are by definition financially and/or operationally weak...
Or: Gold Miners’ Doom Is Streaming Companies’ Boom. The gold (NYSE:RING) and silver (NYSE:SLVP) miners are in crisis, as metal prices hover around break-even for many and capital dries up...
So the Fed decides not to raise rates, and global stocks tank. Then they trot out their in-house PR staffer Jim Bullard to proclaim that rates will go up next month — and US stocks rally....
Something strange is happening in the banking business. In theory, a low interest rate environment is good for banks because it allows them to borrow money for next to nothing and lend it to auto or...
Not only did the Fed vote to keep interest rates stable yesterday, it did so overwhelmingly — with just as many members apparently favoring lower rates as higher. Now all the people who bought...
Next week we’ll find out if the longest-ever will-they-or-won’t-they drama involving a virtually insignificant quarter-point interest rate change will amount to anything. But either way,...
Twelve months ago, the world was happily sailing along in the Great Moderation, with financial markets that moved gracefully higher most of the time, but even in their rare negative moments,...