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America’s Wars. Who Profits From Them? Who Ensures They Happen?

James Perloff and Gene Epstein make a return visit to talk about the topics for this week's program. Gene Epstein will talk of his latest economic views expressed in Barron’s and the upcoming NYC Junto meeting featuring John Mackey and Nina Teicholz. James Perloff will talk of six American wars (Iraq, Vietnam, WWI, WWII, Korea and the Spanish ... [Read More]

A Treasonous Act: Changing Gold Dollars into a Military-Enforced Petrodollar

For readers of this letter, the knowledge that the gold markets are capped through manipulation so as to keep people conned into accepting the dollar as the best possible currency in the world is old news. What most likely is not as well understood ... [Read More]

Gold Manipulation & War Are All About the Petrodollar Empire

I talk frequently in this letter and on my radio show about gold market manipulation. David Jensen has provided some of the best insights into how powerful interests who own the Federal Reserve Bank are able to use dollars created out of thin air to ... [Read More]

Gold Shares Still Meandering Along the Bottom

The S&P/TSX Global Gold Share Index displayed above shows why our heavily gold share weighted Model Portfolios continue to display a lackluster performance. While we are slightly off the bottom this index clearly needs to break through the ... [Read More]

Using Austrian Economics to Make Money

Jeff Deist, Michael Oliver and Chen Lin return on this week's new episode. Few if any investment pros other than Austrian economists saw the housing market collapse before the event. With clarity they knew Keynesian and monetarist economic ... [Read More]

Michael J. Oliver on Gold

(Above Left) Gold pullback no doubt getting itchy for many longs. Time to focus in on levels that probably need to hold. Parallel channel on price intersects now a bit below $1200. That needs to be support and need to see some evidence of upturn out ... [Read More]

Colluders in Crude: The Oily Politics of How the Obama Administration Sided with BP Over the…

A ship floats in a sea of spilled oil in the Gulf of Mexico after the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Photo by Kris Krüg. The explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig on April 21, 2010,  was the largest accidental marine oil spill in ... [Read More]

ECB To Announce Details Of QE.

* Brazil hikes rates 50 Basis Points!. * Poland cuts rates 25 Basis Points. * Euro in free fall.. * China touts renminbi as "The World Currency". And Now. Today's A Pfennig For Your Thoughts. Good day.. And a Tub Thumpin' Thursday to you! I ... [Read More]

Clinton’s Clever Calculation: Private Emailgate is the Lesser of Two Evils

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a press conference, Geneva, Switzerland, 2011. Photo by Eric Bridiers/State Department handout Let’s begin by dismissing the notion that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made some sort ... [Read More]

Warren Buffett — Lucky Coin Flipper?

This post Warren Buffett — Lucky Coin Flipper? appeared first on Daily Reckoning. “Count no man happy until he be dead,” said Athenian statesman and poet Solon. The man to whom Solon gave the advice was the richest man alive at the time (the 6th ... [Read More]

The One Natural Gas ETF To Buy Now

Kyle Anderson: Natural gas prices have dipped in 2015. They’re trading at $2.71 per million BTUs as of March 3, for a drop of more than 22% from their December price of $3.50 per million BTUs. But Money Morning‘s Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent ... [Read More]

Are Copper ETFs Back On Track?

Copper prices saw a troubled 2014 on Chinese economic slowdown, global growth worries, a multi-year high greenback and a supply glut. In fact, the situation was so messy that copper prices plunged to a five-year low to start 2015. While there are ... [Read More]

Even Wireless Phones May Cause Cancer

This post Even Wireless Phones May Cause Cancer appeared first on Daily Reckoning. A study from Sweden published in the journal Pathophysiology last fall has reignited the controversy over cellphone use and brain cancer. The study analyzed cases of ... [Read More]

Profiting From Quantitative Easing

Jonathan Yates: In a liquidity-driven bull market, the producer of the capital flows dictates the action for the investment community. Rounds of quantitative easing by global central bankers have warped much of the financial market dynamics, ... [Read More]

The U.S. Earns a 4/5 “Fragility Score”

This post The U.S. Earns a 4/5 “Fragility Score” appeared first on Daily Reckoning. There is a certain logic to the idea that stability is a good predictor for future stability: if a nation’s economy and governance are stable and devoid of disorder, ... [Read More]

WhoWhatWhy Live from the Opening of the Boston Bombing Trial

The post WhoWhatWhy Live from the Opening of the Boston Bombing Trial appeared first on WhoWhatWhy. ... [Read More]

An RBI Surprise!

* Our of meeting rate cut in India. * Bank of Canada meets today. * Euro drops to 2003 level.. * Is it time for the CBR to dismantle 17% rate? And Now. Today's A Pfennig For Your Thoughts. Good day.. And a Wonderful Wednesday ... [Read More]

Acronym Hell: Q4 Obliterates QE and ZIRP

This post Acronym Hell: Q4 Obliterates QE and ZIRP appeared first on Daily Reckoning. The most important number in last weeks’ Q4 GDP update was 2.3%. That’s the year over year change in real final sales from Q4 2013. As an analytical matter it means ... [Read More]

America’s Wars. Who Profits From Them? Who Ensures They Happen?

Jay introduces the topic and guests for the day and talks about how the United States is constantly engaged in war and what part the Fed plays. Gene Epstein talks of his latest economic views expressed in Barron’s and the upcoming NYC Junto meeting ... [Read More]

FBI’s ‘Smoking Gun’ Video of Boston Marathon Bombing Doesn’t Exist

Tsarnaev Brothers on the day of the marathon bombing. FBI handout. What do former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, an appeals court justice, several potential members of the Boston Marathon bombing jury and thousands of regular Americans have in ... [Read More]

RBA Leaves Rates Unchanged.

* Central Banks line up to meet this week. * Is most of the bad stuff priced into the euro? * Aussie and kiwi rally VS USD.. * Is Canada's Poloz losing credibility? And Now. Today's A Pfennig For Your Thoughts. Good day.. And a Tom Terrific ... [Read More]

Stock Market Bubble: Time To Get Out Of Stocks?

Are we at the tail end of the stock market bubble to end all stock market bubbles?  Wall Street was full of glee Monday when the Nasdaq closed above 5000 for the first time since the peak of the dotcom bubble in March 2000.  And almost everyone in ... [Read More]

3 Consumer Staple ETFs Hitting 52-Week Highs

A faltering global economy, rising rate concerns in the U.S. and a shaky stock market have resulted in investors fretting about their returns since the start of 2015. Yields on bonds saw an upturn in February on better-than-expected job data, or more ... [Read More]

The Turing Test Gets Murkier

This post The Turing Test Gets Murkier appeared first on Daily Reckoning. Computers can’t “think” like humans largely because the way their processors are designed isn’t the way our brains process information. Computer chips are linear — electrons ... [Read More]