Don’t we all wish we live like that? Folks, it is simple why Gold and Silver are rising. It is because of sovereign debt default concerns. How can the US and the UK finance growing these record budget gaps when spending is increasing and tax receipts are stagnant? And as we mentioned in previous posts, foreign entities don’t have the increasing surpluses they had from 2004-2007. And this time around they are putting money into Gold instead of US bonds.
Bespoke’s post is below:
The monthly budget statement was just released today, and in November the federal government took in $133.6 bln and spent $253.9 bln. This works out to $1.90 going out for every $1.00 coming in. Believe it or not, this is actually an improvement from October when the ratio was $2.3 going out for every $1 coming in! Over the last 12 months alone, the Federal government has racked up a deficit of $1.4 trillion. Needless to say, this pace of spending versus income can’t keep up forever, and today’s lousy 30-year auction is an indication that investors aren’t too keen on locking up their funds in long-term IOUs from Uncle Sam right now.
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