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Why Does the Fed Persist With Failed Policies?

John Rubino, Chen Lin and Michael Oliver are this week’s guests. Fed intervention failed in the 1930s. Bernanke blamed it on imperfect execution. All that was needed, he said, was more of it faster. Fed intervention is failing again. Why does the Fed persist in doing the same thing over and over again when its actions are proven to fail? Or is ... [Read More]

Leaders, Critics, Dreamers & the Future

          It takes a certain kind of person to be able to see the truly big picture. We are inundated minute by minute by all manner of distractions and propaganda designed by the likes of Edward Bernays and ... [Read More]

Are We Nearing the End of a 34-Year Paper Asset Bull Market?

John Rubino, Michael Oliver and Quinton Hennigh return as guests on this week’s radio program. Several leading hedge fund managers are calling an end to the bull market in stocks and bonds. For example, Bill Gross recently said people should buy ... [Read More]

BlackRock: Rally Will Stall Without Better Earnings and Economic Growth

From BlackRock: U.S. stocks have surprised many this year, but here’s why future gains are dependent on a so-far missing spark: stronger economic growth. Against most expectations, U.S. stocks are turning in a respectable performance this year. ... [Read More]

Tesla Gets Government Approval for SolarCity Acquisition

From Zacks: Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has secured antitrust approval from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for its deal to acquire SolarCity Corporation. The deal includes early termination, meaning the waiting period will conclude before the ... [Read More]

Look to Corporate Bonds for Higher Yields, Lower Risk

From Brad Hoppmann: Corporate debt is drawing considerable interest from investors these days, and for good reason — its combination of high yield and low risk is a rare find. Good friends are hard to come by. In fact, I’ve heard it said ... [Read More]

Natural Gas Now Supplies Over Half the U.K.’s Electric Power

From OilPrice.com: In a piece of news sure to please investors in the United States Natural Gas Fund, LP (NYSE:UNG), the U.K. reported recently that more than half of its electric power is now generated using natural gas. According to statistics ... [Read More]

Here’s Why Gold Will Fall at Least Another 6%

From Taki Tsaklanos: After failing to break out to new highs, gold is now set to fall back to $1,250 per ouce — a critical battleground level that will determine its next move. In line with our expectations, which we detailed in Low Interest ... [Read More]

Clinton's Pay-to-Play Is the Natural Consequence of Big Government

Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssThe EntrepreneurTaxes and SpendingEntrepreneurshipInterventionismClinton's Pay-to-Play Is the Natural Consequence of Big Government 0 Views Hillary Clinton has been taking heat for her relationship with the ... [Read More]

GameStop’s Poor Comparable Sales Send Shares Plummeting 7%

Video game retailer GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME) after hours today posted in-line Q2 earnings results, but its steep comparable sales decline sent investors heading for the exits. The Grapevine, TX-based company reported Q2 net income of $0.27 per ... [Read More]

ULTA’s Q2 Profit and Revenue Beat View as Sales Surge 22%

Cosmetics retailer Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) after the bell today posted better-than-expected Q2 earnings results and offered an in-line forecast. The Bolingbrook, IL-based company reported Q2 net income of $1.43 per ... [Read More]

Waiting On Janet.

* Another "no movement" day. * Traders await Janet Yellen's speech . * German IFO stumbles post BREXIT. * China issues warning on steel production . ******************************************** And now. Today's A Pfennig For Your ... [Read More]

Millennials Love Free Markets, But Don’t Understand Them

    In a recent Reason-Rupe Survey, 58 percent of Americans ages 18–24 said they viewed socialism favorably. However, when asked if they favored a free market economy or a government-managed economy, 64 percent of ... [Read More]

Technical Analyst: Short-Term Bounce is Likely for Gold Prices

From Corey Rosenbloom: Technical analysis of gold prices reveals a short-term bounce opportunity, as the yellow metal’s consolidation nears a third month. Gold completed a Triangle and Price Projection Target toward the prior low, which sets up ... [Read More]

While China Lags, This Hong Kong ETF is Near All-Time Highs

The iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund ETF (NYSE:EWH) has outperformed the wider Chinese market this year, and more gains could be on the way. From ETF Trends: Just as investors departed FXI earlier this year, EWH was hit by outflows as well. However, ... [Read More]

One Way to Invest in Rising U.S. Apartment Rental Prices

With rents continuing to rise across the country, investors seeking residential real estate exposure can look to the iShares FTSE NAREIT Residential Index Fund ETF (NYSE:REZ). Launched in May 2007 — just before the housing crisis — REZ ... [Read More]

How Tesla’s Lithium Demands Could Soon Place a Cap on Production

From OilPrice.com: We’ve gone electric, and there’s no going back at this point. Lithium is our new fuel, but like fossil fuels, the reserves we’re currently tapping into are finite—and that’s what investors can take to ... [Read More]

Buy This ETF if You Think Interest Rates Will Rise

Today, Fed governors have been speaking all morning in Jackson Hole about the prospect of rising rates, as a function of their short term monetary policy. With Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen slated to speak tomorrow in a highly anticipated appearance, ... [Read More]

How Central Banks Are Bleeding the Middle Class Dry

      The Western welfare states know many ways to get rid of their enormous sovereign debt — at great cost of their citizens. Once the debt burden becomes unbearable, the government simply reforms the ... [Read More]

Macquarie Analyst: Gold Has 75% Chance of Rallying Further

Viktor Shvets, global strategist for investment bank Macquarie Group, recently published some bullish notes on gold, which he believes will rally in three out of four major scenarios. Shvets said in a note to clients: “If you think of gold, the ... [Read More]

Here’s How Facebook Plans to Monetize Its $19 Billion WhatsApp Acquisition

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) raised more than a few eyebrows when it bought messaging app WhatsApp for a whopping $19 billion in February 2014. Now the company is setting its sights on monetizing WhatsApp’s approximately 1 billion worldwide users. ... [Read More]

Amazon Launches Amazon Vehicles to Help You Research Cars and Shop for Parts

You’ve probably bought household items and electronics there, but have you ever wanted to buy a car from Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)? If today’s announcement is any indicator, one day you might actually be able to. Amazon just launched ... [Read More]

U.S. Home Prices Have Now Risen for Four Straight Years

In a piece of news sure to please investors in the iShares Dow Jones US Home Construction ETF (NYSE:ITB), Zillow today reported that U.S. home prices have risen for the 48th month in a row. The now 48 month-long streak saw prices rise 5% from last ... [Read More]