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Winning Investment Strategies for these Troubled Times

Ivan Bebec, Chen Lin, John Kaiser and David Jensen return as guests this week on the radio Program. Mounting global wars combined with massive fiat money creation should lead to new highs for gold on a daily basis. Yet despite that fact plus the mounting odds for a WW III, the price of gold trends lower. David Jensen talks of the link between ... [Read More]

Why Gold Price Discovery Must Be Denied by the Ruling Elite.

“In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value. If there were, the government would have to make its holding illegal, as was done in the case of gold. If ... [Read More]

What Will Cause the System to Break Down?

Jim Rickards noted on my radio show a few weeks back that given the garbage assets the Fed has on its balance sheets, privately some Federal Reserve officials know the Fed’s balance sheet is already underwater. Of course the entire monetary system is ... [Read More]

What Will be the Consequences of a Second Cold War With Russia?

David McAlvany returns and Peter Lavelle, a journalist and CrossTalk host at RT, leads a discussion with Alexander Mercouris, Amitav Acharya and Dr. Enze Han on “What the West loses by alienating Russia?” In the second hour, Daniel McAdams joins ... [Read More]

Here Is Why You Put Your Savings in Gold

I am indebted to Daniel Oliver of Myrmikan Capital, LLC for the chart on your left. It shows the price of oil in dollars and in gold. Note the sharp increase in the price of oil in terms of the dollar from 1971 onward. I’m sure most if not all of my ... [Read More]

Will Global Warming Collapse Western Civilization?

Naomi Oreskes, Brent Cook, Gene Epstein and David Jensen are returning guests on this week's episode. Is global warming a fact? If so, is it caused by natural geological or solar related events or by modern human activity? Geologist Brent Cook ... [Read More]

The Scottish Referendum

I’ve refrained from comments on the Scottish referendum on independence. Let people decide their own path is a reasonable stance to take, so let the Scots decide the future of Scotland. Yet in discussion with one of my past students yesterday, the ... [Read More]

NATO Meeting Gives You a Strong “Buy” Signal

One event caught my attention earlier this month. A gathering that confirmed that you should be holding one stock over the long term. It was Sept. 4-5th, when I saw news accounts of the big NATO meeting at Celtic Manor, a high-end golf venue and ... [Read More]

What Lies Ahead For Russia ETFs?

While the ceasefire deal signed between Russia and Ukraine early in the month cooled off the five-month long bloody conflict, Russian woes are likely to continue spiraling, at least for the short term. This is especially true as the U.S. and European ... [Read More]

What to Do When the Largest IPO in History Hits the Market

Later today, the opening price of the largest IPO in history will be officially set. Then, tomorrow, Ali Baba (NYSE:BABA) will officially go public. The IPO could raise a U.S. record of as much as $24.3 billion, putting its value at a total of ... [Read More]

4 Outstanding Closed-End Funds

Lawrence Meyers: Closed-end funds offer high yields and stability for the income investor. Dividend investors aren’t much for risk, so we have a tendency to avoid investments that sound exotic or rare. Closed-end funds felt esoteric and weird to me ... [Read More]

Upcoming Austrian-School Events in Germany

Guido Hülsmann writes: In January 2015, the Mises Institut Deutschland will conduct a “Mises Seminar” at a very prestigious venue: the German stock exchange in Frankfurt. This event is open to the public and has just been announced on their ... [Read More]

Occupy’s $4M Shot Across the Bow of Student Lenders

Occupy’s Debt Resistance Movement If you were counting the Occupy Wall Street movement out of the game of tackling America’s moneyed interests, there are 2,671 people today who can tell you otherwise. That’s the number of people whose higher ... [Read More]

How To Play Alibaba With ETFs – Don’t

Ron Rowland: Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you are probably aware that Alibaba’s initial public offering (“IPO”) is slated for Friday. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. expects to raise about $23 billion, making it the largest IPO in the history ... [Read More]

How to Invest in a Strong Dollar World

“We continue to believe that we are moving into a ‘strong U.S. dollar world,’” Louis-Vincent Gave, the investment strategist, wrote in a recent note to his investors. “This makes for a very different set of winners and losers, and very different ... [Read More]

New Book on Austrian Economics and Organization

A new book on Austrian economics that targets economic organization has been published at Palgrave Macmillan. Edited by Guinevere Nell, it features a number of papers in favor as well as critical of Austrian economics and what Austrians have to say ... [Read More]

Inverse Currency ETFs To Consider For Profits In Q4

The U.S. economy looks forward to being free from the Fed’s huge monetary assistance next month and the first rate hike (possibly) in mid 2015, and the U.S. dollar has started to get all the deserved attention. The greenback has been moving higher on ... [Read More]

Joey Rothbard

Today would have been the eighty-sixth birthday of JoAnn Rothbard, the beloved wife of Murray Rothbard for forty-two years. In the dedication to America’s Great Depression, he called her “the indispensable framework,”and anyone who knew them could ... [Read More]

Bitcoin: Buy Now or Forever Hold Your Peace

“Many people dream of quitting their job, collecting their bags, and jetting off to a tropical paradise forever,” the CoinDesk blog we looked over this morning reads. “Many people dream, but few people act. Gregory Simon is one of the few who decided ... [Read More]

Hump Daaaaay for the FOMC…

* Hump Daaaay for the FOMC ... * TIC flows show foreign investors shedding US Treasuries... * Loonie is the best performer vs. US$... * Renminbi set for a year-end rally??? And Now. Today's A Pfennig For Your Thoughts. Good Day! And what day ... [Read More]

Russia’s Ukraine Maneuvers May Be a Push Toward … Peace

Ukraine: Up for Debate. Russian President Vladimir Putin is waging peace his own way in Ukraine, despite a chorus of accusations from the West that he is acting aggressively. Make no mistake, Russia is still backing Ukraine’s separatist rebels. And ... [Read More]

The Strike to End All Strikes

The teachers’ strike in British Columbia, Canada, is over… almost. On Thursday, 40,000 public school teachers in the province will vote on whether to accept the proposed contract. Neither side got everything it wants, and the main headline is that ... [Read More]

Will The Swiss Vote to Get Their Gold Back?

On November 30th, voters in Switzerland will head to the polls to vote in a referendum on gold. On the ballot is a measure to prohibit the Swiss National Bank (SNB) from further gold sales, to repatriate Swiss-owned gold to Switzerland, and to ... [Read More]

3 ETFs Overlooked By Investors

After lagging for most of 2013, technology stocks have strongly reappeared this year with substantial improvements in earnings and revenue growth rates as well as beat ratios. The sector emerged as a winner in the Q2 earnings season exhibiting the ... [Read More]

Invest in the Tech Revolution that Will Save the Power Grid

Time to return to a chilling prospect we first pondered back in April — an 18-month nationwide blackout. Here’s the good news: The risk of such a disaster will ease over time — not because of better security or surveillance, but because of what the ... [Read More]