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Michael Oliver’s Plate Tectonics Provides Future Visibility

As we close this week, my IDW seems to be continuing a bounce that took it below both the three-year average and the five-year average. But what should impress you is that despite trillions of new dollar creation since 2008-09, overall prices of stocks and commodities have been rolling over into a mild decline. I created my Inflation/Deflation ... [Read More]

Learning to Spot Crooks in a Dishonest World

Richard Maybury, Daniel McAdams and Michael Oliver return on the next radio program. Ben Franklin said “A penny saved is a penny earned.” But as America and the entire world left the gold standard for the first time in history, it fostered a ... [Read More]

Helicopter Money is Starting in Japan & Greenspan is Worried

Ben Bernanke met with the Bank of Japan last week to advise them on how to implement “helicopter money.” Don’t forget that Japan has been in a decades-long depression and nothing of a conventional nature, has worked. So what do you do when nothing in ... [Read More]

Alan Greenspan Suggests a Gold Standard. Ron Paul Agrees.

Dr. Ron Paul and Michael Oliver return as guests on the radio program for a second straight week. Alan Greenspan recently opined on Bloomberg that it would be good for the world to go back on a gold standard. Not surprisingly, Ron Paul voiced his ... [Read More]

The Week in Review: July 30, 2016

Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssThe EntrepreneurAustrian Economics OverviewMoney and BankingPrivate PropertyThe Week in Review: July 30, 2016 0 Views It's hard to believe, but we just wrapped up the 30th year of our Mises University ... [Read More]

Decentralize the Military: Why We Need Independent Militias

A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssDecentralize the Military: Why We Need Independent Militias 0 Views Early Americans feared the federal government would overwhelm the states with a large standing army and better-armed military force. To prevent ... [Read More]

The Pharma-Fed Doctor

A A Tags HealthMedia and CultureTaxes and SpendingHome | Feed | Blog.rssThe Pharma-Fed Doctor 0 Views 16 hours agoIt's true that perks from pharma companies influence doctors. But pharma dollars are nothing compared to the subsidies doled out ... [Read More]

Sizzling Temps Help Spike Natural Gas Prices

It has been quite a week for natural gas prices, spiking 8% yesterday and positing the biggest daily gains in seven months after new data showed a historically small addition to stockpiles last week, easing fears of a glut. Analysts pointed to higher ... [Read More]

DAX Adds to Gains Helped By Adidas, Financials

The Dax closed the week in positive fashion, ending up 0.61% at 10,337.50, and for the week the index gained 2%. Germany’s June Retail Sales fell -0.1% month-over-month, as expected (last 0.7%); but was higher by 2.7% year-over-year (consensus ... [Read More]

BlackRock Doubles Down on Lower Rates Continuing Longer

From BlackRock: Lower for longer rates and low returns. Monetary policy may have reached the limits of its effectiveness in driving asset prices. And expect volatility ahead. These are the key themes BlackRock portfolio managers and executives ... [Read More]

U.K. Investors Trimming Miners, Buying Financials

It was a battle for the U.K. markets on Friday, but investors were able to push just enough for the averages to end in the green. Economic data played a part in the action, as well investors trimming miners and commodity plays, but buying into recent ... [Read More]

Here’s Why Oil Prices are Rising Today, Despite Higher Production

From ZeroHedge: Oil is rising a bit today, even though OPEC just reported record high production. Here’s why. Now that the narrative of rising gasoline demand and a “strong summer driving season” is finally over, courtesy of ... [Read More]

Could Virtual/Augmented Reality Save Nintendo?

As Nintendo shares continue to see-saw amid the ongoing Pokemon GO debacle, a light at the end of the tunnel could be emerging. That light can already be seen in Pokemon GO. It’s augmented reality, where users view the real world with ... [Read More]

Volatility Hits Another All-Time Low as Fear All but Vanishes

The largest ETF measuring volatility, the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures TM ETN (NYSE:VXX), hit a new all-time low this morning as the markets signal a complete lack of fear amongst the investing public. The VXX fell all the way to $10.24 ... [Read More]

A Biotech Investor’s Worst Nightmare Just Came True

Today’s 75% drop in Seres Therapeutics (MCRB) stock is every biotech investor’s worst nightmare — and highlights the risks associated with dabbling in single stocks in the space. From $35 to $8 in Minutes MCRB shares were beaten to ... [Read More]

Does GE Chief Executive Jeffrey Immelt Know Something We Don’t?

General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) CEO Jeffrey Immelt recently dropped $3.57 million buying his company’s shares, suggesting he believes a turnaround is taking shape. According to SEC filings, Immelt bought 50,000 GE shares on the open market ... [Read More]

Inside Chevron’s Shocking $1.47 Billion Q2 Loss

Integrated oil giant Chevron Corporation posted a surprise Q2 loss, marking the third straight losing quarter, as the company continues to adjust to the reality of sustained lower oil prices. Adjusting to a Lower Oil Price World The San Ramon, ... [Read More]

Execs flee GLD – The revolving door at the SPDR Gold Trust Sponsor

Posted on 29 Jul 2016 by Ronan Manly A remarkable but little noticed development has occurred behind the scenes of the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) over the last 3 years. This development concerns the very high level of executive staff turnover at World ... [Read More]

Bank of Japan remains steady

* Data roundup * BOJ underwhelms * Dollar sitting on losses * Waiting for GDP And Now, Today's A Pfennig For Your Thoughts. Good Day. And welcome to Friday morning. The weekend is finally upon us, which happened to be a week that was ... [Read More]

Every Analyst on Wall Street is Loving Amazon’s Earnings Results

Wall Street analysts are out in force this morning, lining up to pile bullish praise on Amazon following its latest earnings report. AMZN Price Targets Surging Across the Board Here’s a quick look at the price target increases analysts have ... [Read More]

Here’s How Apple Avoids Paying $59.2 Billion in Taxes

It’s no secret that U.S. companies like Apple hide their cash stockpiles in overseas accounts to avoid domestic taxation, but as that amount grows, so should citizens’ fury over how they’re left to foot the bill that massive ... [Read More]

IRS Slaps Facebook with Potential $5 Billion Tax Bill

“Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” –Ronald Reagan Facebook just keeps on moving, and the ... [Read More]

Wynn Shares Plunge on Huge Macau Gaming Permits Setback

Casino giant Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN) saw its shares pull back sharply Friday morning, after announcing that it only received half of the expected gaming table permits for its new casino project. The company is on the cusp of opening a ... [Read More]

Japanese Government Will Nearly Double its ETF Purchases

In a welcome bit of news for Japanese ETF investors on Friday, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) said that it would almost double the growth rate of annual ETF purchases it makes. This development comes amid mounting pressure for aggressive tactics to inject ... [Read More]