Oct 13

Suddenly, We Have Problems

A rising stock market, like a rising tide, can cover a multitude of interesting and/or scary things. If the finance…

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Oct 8

Fed Smacks Dollar; Europe and Japan Lose Hope

The Fed spoke today and as usual it made news — though this time it might actually be real news: FOMC’s…

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Oct 6

The Soaring Dollar Debate: Good, Bad, Ugly

The dollar is on a tear. And the world is scrambling to figure out what it means. Beginning with the always-interesting…

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Oct 3

“Money Bubble” Predictions Coming True, Part 1: Stock

In The Money Bubble: What To Do Before It Pops, James Turk and I climb out on some long, skinny…

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Sep 29

Does Surging Demand For Gold & Silver Coins

Reports of individuals snapping up near-record numbers of gold and silver coins are coming in from around the world: U.S. Mint…

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Sep 26

Are Cars About to Crash?

New car sales have been one of the bright spots of the US recovery. And they’re still at it: September U.S.…

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Sep 24

Why Isn’t Housing A Bubble?

In his book The Postcatastrophe Economy, iTulip’s Eric Janszen notes that financial bubbles don’t repeat. That is, yesterday’s bubble is…

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Sep 18

Is Citigroup the Dumbest Bank Ever?

Back in 2006, when the housing bubble was entering its truly (and obviously) manic phase, mega-bank Citigroup was being pressured…

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Sep 17

The Depression, World War II, And What They

Nearly a century after the fact, the Great Depression remains THE object lesson for virtually every branch of economics. To…

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Sep 16

Welcome to the Currency War, Part 17: The

Europe is an economic basket case while the US is kind-of sort-of recovering. Why? Several reasons, but the only one…

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Sep 10

Full Frontal Inflation

By now it’s an article of faith within the sound money community that most major countries have borrowed so much…

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Sep 7

Real Interest Rates and Future Chaos

The folks at Gresham’s Law just published a nifty interactive chart of real (i.e., inflation-adjusted) interest rates since the 1960s…

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Sep 2

Off-Topic But a Great Cause

When today’s global financial system finally implodes and is (hopefully) replaced by something sustainable, one of the next big challenges…

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Aug 27

A World Without Fractional Reserve Banks and Central

Excerpted From The Money Bubble: What To Do Before It Pops by James Turk and John Rubino: In a very real…

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Aug 25

Yeah, This Will Work Out Just Fine

The Islamic State (ISIS) has set a modern-day “emergent threat” record by going from obscurity to existential global menace in…

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Aug 17

Europe Is Tanking, QE Is Coming

Last year the world kind of forgot about Europe. After ECB head Mario Draghi vowed to “do whatever it takes”…

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Aug 16

Variable-Rate World, Part 4: Japan’s Home Buyers Up

Everyone knows that Japan deeply is in debt and one way or another is going to suffer for it. But…

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Aug 11

They’re Lying To Us, Part 5: Fake Credit

Like any other weak-willed entity, an over-indebted country eventually finds that formerly-easy things get harder to do. Today, for instance,…

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Aug 10

Why We’re Ungovernable, Part 10: The Republicans’ Civil

Back when the republican party was actually the party of small government it was possible for country club moderates (white…

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