At thirty-three trillion of national debt, interest consumes a huge portion of taxes collected.
The debt has grown every year since 2001 as the government has spent more than its tax receipts. Debt is 54% higher than five years ago.
Interest payments are on track to exceed $1 trillion before the financial year is done. This is the second largest expense behind social security at $1.2 trillion.
In total for the year, Federal spending was 24% of GDP, including social security, medicare, and interest payments, against a backdrop of a 10% drop in revenue for the year.
As a result of the burgeoning debt, Fitch downgraded the government’s credit rating this year from AAA to AA+. An interesting fact is that no company can have a rating greater than that of the government.
Because of the enormous interest burden, funds will be limited for services such as Education, Healthcare, Infrastructure, and Welfare.
Much of the debt is held by countries outside of the US which then gives those countries financial leverage over the US. (Unless the US defaults).
The debt burden will affect future generations, unless the debt is inflated away or paid or defaulted on. Future trade with the US will be severely hampered unless the debt is paid.
It appears that an attempt is being made to crash the entire world financial system, which in the ‘powers that be’ opinion will allow them to escape Scott-free and institute their CBDC system with more control over the entire world population.
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Bitcoin and Gold
Bitcoin and the Nasdaq are holding their correlation as can be seen in the chart below.
Bitcoin has bounced off the support line and is outperforming gold at present.
Gold and Silver Stocks
Gold compared to the HUI gold bugs index is running basically neutral at present with a slight bias in favor of gold physical. The indicators have not given a buy on gold physical at present.
The indicators for silver physical against silver stocks are similar to gold above, with the stocks strengthening, but not giving a buy signal yet.
Gold and Silver
Both gold and silver remain under pressure since the middle of the second quarter. Events which should cause the prices to escalate appear to be preceded by paper selling in order to suppress any enthusiasm for the metals.
Gold to US chart
The chart below reflects yesterday’s close, this morning the USD is trading at 105.22 which indicates more pressure on the gold price. We are seeing this in early trade.
Look at the Gold & Silver chart
|Gold: Silver ratio||83.54:1||84.46:1|
|Gold Miners bullish percent index||17.86||14.29|
|Dow:Gold Ratio (BahaUS 34279.00 Gold price, $1,917.00)||17.88||18.24|
|Current USA inflation rate (Dept. of Statistics)||3.7%||3.2%|
Gold’s low of the week was $1,913.00 and the high was $1,947.00, now trading at around $1,917.00.
- The monthly chart for Gold is a hold, looking neutral to down.
- The weekly chart is in a sell or out condition, but appears to be recovering, not yet a buy.
- The daily chart has given a buy signal. This is a choppy market and we must be careful of false signals, particularly with the dollar strengthening.
The low for Silver this week was $22.81 and the high was $23.59, trading around $22.96 at present.
- Silver on the monthly chart remains a hold but is looking close to a sell.
- The weekly chart has had us on a rollercoaster and is indicating sell or stay out for now.
- The daily chart remains in sell or out mode , slowly gaining strength, not yet a buy.
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This is my interpretation of the market and is not to be taken as financial advice. Before making any buy or sell decisions I recommend that you consult with your professional financial advisor.