Jan 28

This Is What It Means To Lose A

The term gets tossed around a lot, but the meaning and consequences of a “currency war” aren’t intuitively clear to…

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Jan 23

This Is What Gold Does In A Currency

Today the European Central Bank acknowledged that the currency it manages is being sucked into a deflationary vortex. It responded…

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Jan 18

Can You Just Surrender In A Currency War?

Switzerland, as everyone knows by now, has slipped out the back door of the drunken orgy that is the modern…

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Jan 13

Suddenly, Not A Bad Environment For Gold Miners

A few years ago (when the world was very different) veteran mining analyst Jay Taylor told me something that seemed…

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Jan 7

Germany Caves On Greek Debt; Italy Takes Note

Global financial markets breathed a sigh of relief today on news that Germany might cut Greece some slack after the…

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Jan 6

Citi: No Longer the Dumbest Bank — Now

Back in December there was a flurry of press around the passage of a banking bill that was 1) reportedly…

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Jan 5

Wow, They Really Are Tapering

In the sound-money community there is universal skepticism about the Fed’s plan to stop monetizing the world’s debt. Hardly anyone…

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Dec 29

2014 In Review: How Could Gold Bugs Have

Twelve short months ago, the immediate future looked like a lock. Overvalued equities had to fall, ridiculously-low interest rates had…

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Dec 21

Really, Greece Again?

The Greek financial/political crisis is becoming an annual event. For a sense of just how long this unfortunate little country…

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Dec 16

This Is What Gold Does In a Currency

To say that gold is in a bear market is to misunderstand both gold and markets. Gold isn’t an investment…

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Dec 15

Well Played, Wall Street!

So the markets are getting skittish and the media is obsessing about the many things that could go wrong out…

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Dec 14

If They Only Knew How Little You Know

Pretend, for a minute, that you’re a money manager in today’s manipulated world. You understand that most of what’s happening…

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Dec 9

World in a Box

Of all the problems with fiat currency, the most basic is that it empowers the dark side of human nature.…

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Dec 6

Why the US Is (Temporarily) Outperforming, In Two

Today’s US employment report was the best in years. 300,000+ new jobs, rising wages, fewer people dropping out of the…

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Nov 30

Instability, Here We Come

Last week saw the global financial system tip from delusion — where it had happily drifted for several years —…

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Nov 23

Most of the World Panics — Is the

It’s been quite a month. In late October Japan, despite a year of fairly aggressive quantitative easing, dropped back into recession…

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Nov 18

What Blows Up First? Part 5: Shale Oil

One of the surest signs that a bubble is about to burst is junk bonds behaving like respectable paper. That…

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Nov 7

Did Gold and Silver Just Get Their “Greenspan

The world’s central banks and derivatives traders have been having their usual fun with gold and silver lately, dumping huge…

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Nov 5

A Sunny Silver Forecast: Low Price Today Means

Solar power has been the next big thing in energy for as long as most people have been alive. But…

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