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The Tragedy Unfolding In The Middle East

12 Oct 2023 5 minute read 3 comments SweptOverNiagara

Thanks for dropping by. Please subscribe if you haven't yet! On Saturday morning, October 6 the world woke up to news that Hamas 'terrorists' had invaded Israel from Gaza, Palestine using paragliders, motorcycles and pickup trucks and began shooting...

FED, Bank of England, Swiss National Bank Hold Rates Steady

21 Sep 2023 3 minute read 0 comments SweptOverNiagara

Thanks for dropping by. Please subscribe if you haven't yet! A week ago Monday, the Bank of Canada led the charge by leaving rates at 5%. Yesterday morning, the Swiss National Bank 'surprised' markets by also pausing and leaving rates at 1.75%, again...

U.S. National Debt Surpasses $33 Trillion

19 Sep 2023 4 minute read 9 comments SweptOverNiagara

About a year ago, I wrote in a post that Americans would start taking notice in earnest regarding the ever ballooning national debt, once the interest payments alone surpassed $1 Trillion. I forecast we would see this number by the end of 2023 as the...

Japanese Yen Hits Record Low Against Gold

15 Sep 2023 4 minute read 0 comments SweptOverNiagara

Over the last couple of years, gold has hit record highs against all currencies. Countries with depreciating currencies were hardest hit. As an example, Canadians paid $1525.30 per ounce of gold on October 1, 2018. This morning, as of writing, that s...

European Central Bank Hikes Again To Record 4%

14 Sep 2023 3 minute read 3 comments SweptOverNiagara

Those of you that follow me know that I like to keep track of central bank interest rates. I can tell you that I see no slowing down in their posture. The last year and a half has been chock full of record pace increases by central banks around the w...

Projected Oil Deficit Next Quarter Signals Higher Gas Prices

12 Sep 2023 3 minute read 0 comments SweptOverNiagara

I had first heard about this a week ago through an article at KingWorldNews that briefly mentioned OPEC is cutting back on production. This site has some great interviews and commentaries from some very well known people in the business and always se...

Loose Lips Sink Ships!

11 Sep 2023 6 minute read 2 comments SweptOverNiagara

Over the weekend, while browsing through Youtube to find a video that would peak my interest, I came across one that actually 'hit home', so to speak. The video titled, 'Your co-workers are not your friends', was posted just 5 months ago by user A Li...

Central Bank Gold Buying Spree Not Slowing Down

8 Sep 2023 4 minute read 0 comments SweptOverNiagara

It's not a secret anymore that central banks around the world (except Canada's) have been on a roll for the last couple of years buying up huge amounts of gold. Reports are coming in that the gold buying spree has continued unabated through summer. I...

Bank of Canada Holds Steady at 5%

6 Sep 2023 3 minute read 2 comments SweptOverNiagara

I'm seeing a flurry of articles popping up that the BoC is holding rates at 5% after their latest policy meeting which was a widely expected move. Kitco News reports that gold has moved very little after the announcement and stated that the slowing e...

Why Can't We All Just Get Along?

5 Sep 2023 2 minute read 4 comments SweptOverNiagara

Over the Labor Day long weekend, I went for a two day trip to Blue Mountain Resorts in Collingwood, Ontario. The area is well known for its great ski slopes during the winter season but is also a favorite summer destination for its many shops, restau...