On a day when Agnico Eagle announced it will be merging with Kirkland Lake Gold, we saw continued weakness in the gold price, plus a look at stagflation, real estate, household debt and the US debt ceiling.
Weakness In Gold
September 28 (King World News) – Simon Mikhailovich: “No one should be surprised by the weakness in gold prices. Demand for gold is inverse to confidence in financial assets, which, along w/financial market valuations, remains near all time highs. For those who believe confidence is misplaced, insurance just got a bit cheaper.
Ever watch water as it heats up? Visible signs of change don’t show up until the boiling temp is reached. One moment the water is calm, the next moment all hell breaks loose – rolling boil, splatters, scalding steam, noises, etc. It’s the same with systemic crises.”…
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Otavio Costa: This is quickly becoming a reality. Business activity is decelerating as inflation remains historically elevated. The set of policies to fix one problem would worsen the other. Note that a similar divergence occurred prior to the Global Financial Crisis.
Business Activity Decelerating (RED LINE) While
Inflation Remains Historically Elevated (WHITE LINE)
Agnico Eagle Kirkland Lake Merger
Fred Hickey: “While there’s no doubt some Kirkland Lake investors will be disappointed there was no buyer paying a large premium, this “merger of equals” between it and Agnico Eagle does create a powerhouse senior gold miner and will make it a “must own” stock among investors in the sector.”
Rob Hager: US: Owners’ equity in real estate (see chart below).
US Owners’ Real Estate Equity (RED LINE)
Home Mortgages As % Of Owner Occupied Real Estate (BLUE LINE)
Household Debt Payments
Isabelnet: The ratio of US household debt payments to disposable income is at all-time lows (see chart below).
US Household Debt Payments vs Disposable Income
At All-Time Lows
So far, the sun shines on the US stock market. But historically, market exuberance does not end well (see chart below).
Dow Jones Exuberance: This Will Not End Well
Holger Zschaepitz: US Treasury Sec Yellen says Treasury to run out of cash around Oct. 18 if debt limit isn’t raised.
US Treasury Will Run Out Of Cash Oct. 18
If Debt Limit Not Raised
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