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A Very Dangerous Stock Market

David Stockman wrote a very important article on his site this past week titled “Why the Casino Is Dangerous: There Is Nothing Below.” The real economy continues in the tank despite what you hear in the mainstream news. Trading at a PE of 17 times, S&P PE ratios are at nosebleed levels. But that isn’t stopping Wall Street whores from trying ... [Read More]

Watch “Real” Interest Rates for a Clue

As I was driving back from a visit to my family in Ohio, one market pro was voicing concerns on Bloomberg Radio that the Fed is in danger of “falling behind the curve,” as happened in the 1970s when the inflation rate began to rise dramatically and ... [Read More]

What Happens to Gold if Real U.S. Treasury Rates Rise?

Dan Oliver, Andy Hoffman, Chris Crupi, Daniel McAdams and David Jensen, are return guests on the radio program, to share their valuable insights. Gibson's Paradox says that if real interest rates decline, the gold price will rise. But will that ... [Read More]

Long Dated U.S. Treasuries, Government Debt, and Gold

A gold bug listener to my radio show sent along the charts above. The top chart plots TLT, and the bottom chart plots the price of GLD. (TLT is an ETF that tracks the market price of the 20- to 30-year U.S. Treasury, and GLD is an ETF that tracks the ... [Read More]

Gold/Silver Ratio Suggests an Impending Credit Crisis Too

One of the great insights I received from another analyst, Bob Hoye, that has been very valuable is that when the price of gold begins to rise in a serious manner against silver, it sends signals of impending credit market troubles. Such was the case ... [Read More]

Credit Warnings from Charles Nenner

In his frequent missives, which he sends out four times per week, Charles Nenner almost never talks about fundamentals impacting market prices. Rather he assumes that his cycles-based technical analysis, which factors into market activity the ... [Read More]

Can This Gold Bull Market Exceed the 2,328% gain of the 1970s?

Rick Rule, Bill Laggner, Daniel McAdams and David Jensen make a return visit on this episode of the radio program. During the 70s your host and Rick Rule witnessed a breathtaking gold bull market as the yellow metal rocketed from $35 to $850 ... [Read More]

Why An Economic Crash Is Coming In 2015

Large numbers of people believe that an economic crash is coming next year based on a seven year cycle of economic crashes that goes all the way back to the Great Depression.  What I am about to share with you is very controversial.  Some of you will ... [Read More]

An Enduring Mystery About Bush 41’s WWII Escape from Death

George H.W. Bush skydiving to celebrate his 90th birthday. George H.W. Bush celebrated his 90th birthday this year parachuting from a helicopter, one of several jumps he’s made to mark his birthdays with a nod to his career as a WWII naval aviator. ... [Read More]

Buy the Dips: Why the Pullback in US Shale is Only Temporary

Harold Hamm, the “father of the frack boom” along with a few other determined oilmen, pioneered the technology and know-how needed to crack energy-filled shale formations, like North Dakota’s Bakken. Today the Bakken produces more than one million ... [Read More]

Why the Fed Must Act Now to Get Money into the Hands of Ordinary Americans

More experts are asking for a money drop on Main Street. September 2, 2014 When an article appears in Foreign Affairs, the mouthpiece of the policy-setting Council on Foreign Relations, recommending that the Federal Reserve do a money drop ... [Read More]

The Dollar Is Back In The Driver’s Seat, Ooooh, Driver’s Seat!

* RBA keeps rates unchanged / sounds dovish * Sweden & Brazil to hold elections soon. * Swiss cross to euro backs off as GDP stagnates * Chuck reminisces about 12 years ago. And Now. Today's A Pfennig For Your Thoughts. Good Day!. And a ... [Read More]

Happy Birthday, Hans

Today is the sixty-fifth birthday of Hans-Hermann Hoppe. In the Preface to his The Economics and Ethics of Private Property, Hans says: “My largest debt is to Ludwig von Mises and Murray N. Rothbard, the twentieth century’s two greatest—though much ... [Read More]

Preserve Your Wealth in the Face of Financial War

During the Cold War, the United States had enough nuclear missiles to destroy Russia and its economy and Russia had enough missiles to do the same to the United States. Neither adversary used those missiles and the leaders were quite careful to avoid ... [Read More]

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Event: The Launch Of The iWatch?

Jay Taylor: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has officially announced that it will hold some kind of event on September 9 in its hometown, Cupertino, CA. While the existence of a September 9 event is no major surprise, the Apple rumor mill has been ... [Read More]

Austrians, Fractional Reserves, and the Money Multiplier

Mises Daily Tuesday by Robert Batemarco: Austrian economists have been wrongly accused of many intellectual crimes when it comes to fractional reserve banking. Robert Batemarco adds some clarity to the debate.   ... [Read More]

The Yield Curve and Our Weakened Economy

Mises Daily Monday by Frank Shostak: It’s difficult to envisage a downward-sloping yield curve in an unhampered market economy since this would imply that investors are assigning a higher risk to short-term maturities than long-term maturities. But ... [Read More]

Labor Day: Images From the Great Depression and the WPA

John Steuart Curry “The Mississippi” Here, in honor of Labor Day, is a collection of paintings and prints from the Great Depression. Images from the glorious to the grim, all fascinating. The Depression was characterized by unemployment, ... [Read More]

Leading Keynesian Economist Uses The “D” Word

  Most Keynesian economists do not want to admit that we are in another depression.  They find the word painful. They find it painful because it contradicts the idea that Keynesian economic ideas have ended depressions forever. It also contradicts ... [Read More]

A Tale of Two Economies

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring ... [Read More]

Foggy Memories Obscure Forebears of Ferguson Unrest

Life magazine cover about the Newark Riots. Collective amnesia about past eruptions of racial conflict has left Americans with a false sense that what happened in Ferguson is somehow new. But the only thing new is the technology. The attitudes on ... [Read More]

Mises Weekends: Jeff Deist Talks Scottish Secession and the EU with Andy Duncan

Jeff Deist and Andy Duncan discuss the rise of UKIP in England, and whether it represents a real populist anti-state uprising or just rightist politics. Andy skewers the strutting political class in London, and the charade of voting Labour or ... [Read More]

The Awful Way Social Security Might Be “Saved”

In 1990, the pollsters from Gallup started asking working Americans how likely it is Social Security will be there for them when they retire. By 2010, 60% said they didn’t expect to receive a cent. It’s not quite that bad, according to the actuaries ... [Read More]

This Dividend Dog ETF Has A Lot Of Promise

David Fabian:  Recently I had a conversation with a client that related to implementing dividend ETFs in her portfolio. She is an avid reader of investment content and came across a unique fund that has several alluring qualities for income-oriented ... [Read More]

Must Free-Marketers Reject Global Warming?

You can’t make this stuff up. Someone at the UK Guardian named David Grimes has declared that “economic liberalism,” by which he means the ideology of laissez-faire, “clashes” with “scientific evidence.” Which scientific evidence, you might ask? ... [Read More]

Will The Economy Be Strong Enough To Offset The Negative Impact Of Higher Rates?

Chris Ciovacco: The bad news is markets tend to get jittery when the Fed is preparing for a new interest rate cycle. The good news is the primary reason the Fed is contemplating raising interest rates is a strengthening U.S. economy. The question in ... [Read More]