With gold, silver and stocks on the move, the Godfather of newsletter writers, Richard Russell, issued this warning in a note to subscribers: “I continue to believe that we are in a primary bear market, one that is, and has been, disguised by the Federal Reserve's series of QEs. Bernanke's theory is that if the Fed creates enough “money,” then sooner or later deflation and sluggish growth must turn into inflation and faster growth.
“The problem with Bernanke's theory is that the economic world is caught in a massive world-wide cycle of deflation -- more goods produced than can be consumed. Normally, the deflationary trend would fully express itself through a primary bear market that would get rid of the weak hands and those who don't deserve to survive. This would result in stocks declining to the point where they would once again represent great values. ..." click through for the rest.