The missile blasted off at 11:39 p.m. PDT Wednesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base northwest of Los Angeles.
The Air Force says the missile carried test re-entry vehicles that headed for a target area 4,200 miles away to the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean.
With China warning that Trump’s language puts east Asian security & stability at risk, Steve Bannon saying we’d be at war with China within 5-10 years, and the Chinese Foreign Minister coming right out and saying http://www.afr.com/news/policy/foreign-affairs/noone-can-afford-a-chinaus-war-says-wang-20170208-gu86y0″>“Any sober minded politician will recognise that there can not be conflict between China and the United States,”…“Both will lose and both sides cannot afford that.” – we can scarcely ignore the rhetoric. Now, CNN is reporting that Chinese & US reconnaissance aircraft flew within 1000′ of each other yesterday escalating the matter, ever further.
Given the unstable political climate around the globe and domestically, we need only take a look at the markets (and the ridiculous new highs, based upon abysmal revenues and record high profits), to see that you should be hedging your future with metals. I recommend a little gold, a lot of silver, and ETF’s (exchange traded funds – metals), but I’m not a professional financial adviser, so do what you will with that advice.
Did you know that from 1999 to 2016, Gold increased 321%, compared to the S&P 500’s 167%? Gold is a solid long-term store of wealth. If you’d bought in when I told 6 friends to do so back in 2009, you’d have had the chance to nearly triple your money, get out, buy back in at almost half the cost, and still be up more than 70%…
I’d say we’re getting inexorably closer to the day the petrodollar dies. The following video is worth a watch (though I’m only half way through, it’s been solid so far).