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Adam Brochert

Adam Brochert

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010


Markets and cycles are my new hobby. I've seen the writing on the wall for the U.S. and the global economy and I am seeking financial salvation for myself (and anyone else who cares to listen) while Rome burns around us.

  • Dow to Gold Ratio Update

    Published 09 October 2009 | viewed 3,005 times

    The Dow to Gold ratio is something I harp on again and again. Why? Well, two reasons. The second I'll mention later. The first reason…

  • Stocks Are Still A Lousy Investment

    Published 07 October 2009 | viewed 3,207 times

    NOTE: This is a sort of tit-for-tat rebuttal of a classic hatchet piece on Gold as an investment class that recently appeared in the Wall…

  • Asset Class of the Decade: Gold

    Published 26 September 2009 | viewed 3,055 times

    In the end as an investor, it's all about the scoreboard. For those who aren't traders, allocation to the correct asset classes is critical to…

  • Gold - Long Term Thoughts

    Published 20 September 2009 | viewed 2,931 times

    The short and intermediate-term future for Gold and any investment for that matter are tricky to navigate. I have guessed right and wrong many times…

  • We're All Going to Pay For the Housing Mess

    Published 19 September 2009 | viewed 5,094 times

    The citizens of the United States will be paying to clean up the collapse of the real estate bubble. It doesn't matter if one participated…

  • Deflation and Bankers Mix Like Oil and Water

    Published 18 September 2009 | viewed 2,865 times

    Why is deflation bad? If one can manage to keep one's job and one has some savings, deflation is the greatest thing since sliced bread.…

  • When There's No One Left to Trust

    Published 13 September 2009 | viewed 4,350 times

    Fraud and corruption are being exposed at the highest levels of our financial markets. The integrity of our so called "free" markets has been badly…

  • Real Estate - The 800,000 Pound Deflationary Gorilla

    Published 07 September 2009 | viewed 13,833 times

    The housing market is rapidly deteriorating under the surface. A housing price collapse is a highly deflationary event because it affects so many banks and…

  • Gold is a Currency You Can Rely On

    Published 06 September 2009 | viewed 2,850 times

    I get comments and questions from people who don't understand why Gold is money and don't understand why it has any value other than as…

  • Let's Get Physical With China

    Published 04 September 2009 | viewed 3,437 times

    The recent development of the Chinese government no longer restricting Gold and silver ownership and now actively promoting it is a very, very big deal…

  • The Power Of The fed And Deflation

    Published 29 August 2009 | viewed 4,119 times

    The non-federal, private federal reserve corporation has a no-bid contract to print money out of thin air and charge U.S. citizens money (interest) for this…

  • The US Dollar Versus Gold - Flea on a Bull's Back

    Published 27 August 2009 | viewed 3,578 times

    Gold versus paper. That's the real battle under the surface. This is the more important battle from a societal standpoint. Honest money or crooked money.…

  • Japanese Yen Fractal - Path for the U.S. Dollar?

    Published 24 August 2009 | viewed 3,785 times

    Though I keep hearing how we're different than Japan and their lost two decades of deflation (or as close to it as we seem to…

  • Bear Market Fractal Encouragement

    Published 23 August 2009 | viewed 3,453 times

    It's gotten mighty lonely in the bear camp and the bulls have certainly had their way with the bears since the March 2009 lows. It…

  • Deflation Relative to What?

    Published 16 August 2009 | viewed 3,797 times

    As the deflation versus inflation debate rages on, both sides present reasonable arguments that sound plausible. I am in the camp that believes stocks, commodities,…

  • It's All Coming Together

    Published 11 August 2009 | viewed 5,614 times

    Although the waiting is the hardest part. The next phase of the credit contraction and next down leg in the bear market is set to…

  • Gold Versus Stocks - Trade of the Decade

    Published 09 August 2009 | viewed 3,753 times

    Stocks have been a terrible investment over the past decade and they are about to get worse. Gold has been one of the best if…

  • Where Are We in This Bear Market?

    Published 07 July 2009 | viewed 4,908 times

    The short answer: somewhere around halfway through it. The long answer follows. The price to earnings ratio for the S&P 500 is currently greater than…

  • Gold Outperforms the US Dollar During Deflation

    Published 05 July 2009 | viewed 3,195 times

    Karl Denninger over at Market Ticker just came out with his 2009 prediction review bashing Gold and Robert Prechter has considered the entire run in…

  • Gold is Money and Nothing Else

    Published 03 July 2009 | viewed 3,403 times

    The title of this post is actually a quote from Mr. JP Morgan in the early 1900s during a Congressional hearing in the United States.…