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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Nov 1

US Now Importing the World’s Deflation

With US QE about to end, the rest of the world faced the prospect of another “taper tantrum” financial crisis,…

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Oct 26

Federal Reserve to Markets: You’re Too Easy!

As the end of the latest quantitative easing program approached, everyone was wondering if history would repeat in the form…

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Oct 21

Goodbye War On Drugs, Hello Libertarian Utopia. Dominic

Now that bitcoin has subsided from speculative bubble to functioning currency (see the price chart below), it’s safe for non-speculators…

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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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