Michael Ballanger

Articles by Michael Ballanger

“Gold is the money of kings, silver is the money of gentlemen, barter is the money of peasants, but debt is the money of slaves...” Norm Franz

When I was in university, I knew a girl that hailed from Miami that had every guy in school...
Sector expert Michael Ballanger discusses macroeconomic factors and his trading decisions.



I have had more than a few emails asking me what I think of the current set-up for stocks, bonds, currencies and gold since everything began...
The 2018-2019 bear market rally that we identified during the last week of 2018 via the 2019 Forecast Issue, entitled "2019: Mayhem, Misallocation and the Mockery of True Price Discovery," is now on record as one of the most ferocious...
"Even a broken clock is right twice a day."
― Stephen Hunt, The Court of the Air

There are times when every investor has to look long and deep into a mirror and determine whether a well-thought-out strategy is actionable or whether it...
Back in the 1960s, from time to time, many of my elementary school classmates would have great difficulty paying attention to the teacher. It would usually take the form of doodling with a pencil, drawing prepubescent renditions of...
met·tle [ˈmedl] NOUN
"a person's ability to cope well with difficulties or to face a demanding situation in a spirited and resilient way."

My beloved Fido is an awesome pet and one truly remarkable canine. Not only is he as strong as...
Sector expert Michael Ballanger discusses breakdowns in base metals markets and his current views on the status of cryptocurrencies.



Since I covered gold and silver on Wednesday, I am switching to the base metals because they...
When I was a young lad, there was a classmate (let's call him "Frankie") in the very early years of my education whose behavior was quite often deemed as "peculiar" and while I found him immensely entertaining, the teaching staff and my...
There was an article written a few days back where the author vehemently denied that the U.S. dollar could go any lower and where the phrases “face-ripping”, “face ripper”, and “rip your face off” (as well as derivatives thereof) were...
Firstly, this has been a spectacular month for me in that I was fortunate enough to have parlTed the profits from the UVXY trade successfully having bought a whackload of call options in the Physical Silver ETF (SLV:US) and a 300-lot of...

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