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Dr. Robert McHugh Warns the “The Jaws of Death” Is Near!

The following was sent out by Dr. Robert McHugh to his subscribers on September 25. I would encourage my subscribers to consider signing up for this excellent letter. Dear Subscribers, The Latest Daily U.S. Market Newsletter, issue no. 2422, as of Thursday, September 25th, 2014, is now available at www.technicalindicatorindex.com. To access ... [Read More]

Since Lehman Brothers’ Decline, the World Is Getting Sick of U.S. Dollars

During the Asian Crisis, an analyst with Merrill Lynch named Charlie Clough spoke on CNBC about what he called “Global U.S. Dollar Liquidity Growth” (GUSD). At that time, as you can see from the chart on your left, this measure of the latest 52-week ... [Read More]

Preserving Wealth in an Increasingly Anti Capitalist America

Eric Sprott, Rick Rule, Ed Griffin and David Jensen return as guests on the radio program. Sprott Asset Management, of which both Eric Sprott and Rick Rule are senior management members, has nearly $10 billion worth of assets that it either ... [Read More]

For Those with Ears to Hear, Let them Hear

In my view, those words taken from the Holy Scripture are especially appropriate these days because this very perverse generation refuses to see the obvious. When it comes to the economy and the markets, the false doctrine of Keynesian economics has ... [Read More]

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 ... [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]

Israel Kirzner for the Nobel Prize!

Thomson Reuters has been predicting Nobel Prizes for the last dozen years, with modest success, and this year names Israel Kirzner as a potential economics winner, in a hypothetical joint prize with William Baumol for research in entrepreneurship. ... [Read More]

The Central Bank Experiment that’s Destroying the Economy

Addison Wiggin: When Janet Yellen gave her first news conference as Federal Reserve chair in March, the media pounced on her for “stumbling”; she was asked how soon they’d start raising the fed funds rate once quantitative easing was over and she ... [Read More]

Turkey ETF In Focus On Weak Growth And Political Tensions

There seems to be no respite for iShares MSCI Turkey ETF (NYSEARCA:TUR) – the sole ETF focusing on politically torn Turkey. The fund has been bleeding for the past two months and in fact has been the worst performing fund in the emerging market space ... [Read More]

More Secret Service Bungling By the Day

The pair of recent White House security breaches was shocking enough in terms of the laxity of the Secret Service they exposed. But re-examined in light of the revelation that a man with an assault rifle shot out a White House window in 2011—and the ... [Read More]

Eurozone Inflation Falls To .3%…

* Dollar is back in charge. * Euro gets whacked on inflation news . * Is Commodity Bull Run over?. * Bears Stearns revisited. And Now. Today's A Pfennig For Your Thoughts. Good Day! . And a Tom Terrific Tuesday to you! Monday was a day ... [Read More]

More European “Growth” Shenanigans

Europe got some good news in early June as the EU changed its statistical guidelines on how to compute GDP. Among other changes, expenditures on prostitution and illicit drugs (hookers and blow, colloquially) will now be included. Of course, some ... [Read More]

The U.S. Government Is Borrowing About 8 Trillion Dollars A Year

I know that headline sounds completely outrageous.  But it is actually true.  The U.S. government is borrowing about 8 trillion dollars a year, and you are about to see the hard numbers that prove this.  When discussing the national debt, most people ... [Read More]

The Radicalism of Mises

On Mises’s Birthday: We live in a time in which many people claim to be libertarians or at least hint that they are. This includes many obviously unlibertarian people such as Bill Maher, Paul Ryan, and Michelle Bachmann. It’s arguably a good thing ... [Read More]

What the Reboot of the US Budget Means for Your Money

Not long ago, I spoke with a mainstream media guy who writes for an international wire service. His beat is domestic politics, meaning big-name Washington, D.C. politicians, Capitol Hill back-room deals, national campaigns, major domestic policy and ... [Read More]

New Tax Inversion Rules Put Merger Arbitrage ETFs In Focus

Tax inversion has become so common a U.S. business practice that the U.S. Treasury Department needs to chalk out a set of rules to discourage domestic companies from shifting their headquarters. The companies often resort to this practice to evade ... [Read More]

Invest Like a Shark in the “New” Stock Market

In the late ’90s, Americans became more entertained by the stock market than by major league sports. By combining money with entertainment, CNBC’s financial shows started attracting more viewers than ratings-heavyweight ESPN. As millions of investors ... [Read More]

One Thing to Consider Before You Become a Whistleblower

Are you thinking of becoming a whistleblower? Are you considering exposing some heinous crime against humanity, yet you’re afraid the government might put you on a hit-list? One hacker has your back. All you have to do, he says, is give him your ... [Read More]

Pending Home Sales Drop In August (After Record Surge In New Home Sales)

Tyler Durden: Following last week’s explosion higher in new home sales (despite surging record high prices), it is somewhat intriguing that pending home sales would tumble over 4.1% YoY, and drop 1.0% MoM (missing expectations of a 0.5% drop) and the ... [Read More]

In Mises’s Birthday: Rothbard on Mises’s Contribution to Understanding Business Cycles

Mises Daily Monday: Rothbard explains how Mises laid the foundation for Austrian Business Cycle Theory: In The Theory of Money and Credit, Mises provided the basics for the long-sought explanation for that mysterious and troubling economic phenomenon ... [Read More]

Where Do Nice Guys Finish?

  WhoWhatWhy plans to continue doing this kind of groundbreaking original reporting. You can count on us. Can we count on you? What we do is only possible with your support. Please click here to donate; it’s tax deductible. And it packs a ... [Read More]

Peak Debt—-Why The Keynesian Money Printers Are Done

Bloomberg has a story today on the faltering of Draghi’s latest scheme to levitate Europe’s somnolent socialist economies by means of a new round of monetary juice called TLTRO—–$1.3 trillion in essentially zero cost four-year funding to European ... [Read More]

Pfennig Poll: Retirement Easily Among Top Reasons to Invest

This week we’re wrapping up the poll on our Daily Pfennig® website (dailypfennig.com), which posed this question: “People save or invest for different reasons. What are your reasons for making savings or investment decisions?” Today, I’d like ... [Read More]

Surfers Beat Billionaire, Holder’s Secret, Mecca Hazards—and More Headlines

• • Times columnist’s son serves in Israeli army (New York Times) • Contaminants in environment soar (New York Times) • Holder served briefly under GW Bush, closed sensitive investigation (Washington Post) • Number of mass shootings doubled, says FBI ... [Read More]