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Moody's Sends Out a Warning

By Chuck Butler

 

Good evening and welcome to this week’s Thoughts from the Butler Patio discussion… I’ve been writing these weekly letters for a year now. I haven’t received a lot of blowback from readers, so I’m guessing we’re all singing from the same song sheet? Well, not “all”, but most, I guess!

 

This week, we’re going to dive into the warning that Moody's sent out last week. We’ll talk some more about debt here in the U.S., and then switch gears and talk about the pension problem… And of course, there’s always room for a discussion on gold!

 

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Inflation ... Here it Comes!

By Chuck Butler

 

Welcome to this week’s visit to the Butler Patio! I hope everyone is enjoying their summer… This week's topics will include: Inflation here in the U.S., central banks around the world de-dollarizing, and another check-up on gold. So, if you’re with me, let’s get to the meat, and please don’t do a two old ladies commercial repeat on me and say, "Where’s the Beef?” Ha!

 

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The Grand Finale

By Chuck Butler

 

Hello there! Here we are another week into the year, and the 4th of July has already passed us by! I hope you had a fantabulous 4th of July. Our own Independence Day.

 

I always get proud of being an American this time of year. I love fireworks, used to shoot them off every year, but then my wife had a friend whose husband had his eye badly damaged in a fireworks accident. Well, anyway, I don’t shoot fireworks off any longer… But I sill love to watch them, especially when they have the military theme songs playing, or some other great song that inspires you!

 

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What on Earth are We Doing?

By Chuck Butler

 

Hello! And welcome to this week’s edition of From the Butler Patio!

 

This week we’re going to discuss the trade war, gold bashing, Treasuries dumping, and more. So, if that’s not your bag, baby, then come back and visit us again next week. But if you’re ready for a discussion on these things, then grab a beverage, and let’s get to it!

 

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Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure Reincarnated!

By Chuck Butler

 

When my oldest son, Andrew, was younger, he had a good friend, Josh. He was either at our house or the two of them at his house every day, with sleepovers on the weekends.

 

One weekend, I rented a movie for us to watch called Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. I loved it, and the boys adored it, and watched it over and over again for weeks (we just kept renting it each time)! The story in the movie has been on my mind for years now ... Andrew is 36 now, so this was a long time ago!

 

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Is It The End Of The World As We Know It?

By Chuck Butler

 

In 1987, the rock group, R.E.M. recorded a song titled, "It’s The End of the World"…

 

Of course it was just a rock song, like Barry Maguire’s "Eve of Destruction" that was recorded in 1965. Both songs made sense when you added up all the things they were singing about. But the world didn’t end, nor were we on the eve of destruction in 1965. Even though there had also been a ton of cartoons depicting a guy with a sandwich board announcing the “The End is Near”…

 

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