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European peripheral debt is under attack. Yield on the Portuguese 10-year bond yield spiked as high as 4.425% from a low of 3.532% earlier today. Yield is up from 2.654% in January.
Investors have been witnessing more than their fair share of angels being cast out of the Investment Grade firmament to the bond market’s answer to the netherworld.
A popular view is that silver outperforms gold during bull markets for these metals, but that’s only true if the entire bull market is considered.
Let's begin with the extreme market pressure on the global banking sector that now dominates investors' concerns (even more so than crude oil).
Oils well that ends well for sure; however there's no substantial indication of a 'deal' between OPEC members to cut production levels.
I have been asked how I envision seeing this mess with our financial system eventually playing out, a mess unlike anything we've ever seen in modern times.