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More Than Meets the Eye, “Collapsing Commodities Are Statements of Events”

My favorite technical analyst, Michael Oliver, showed several charts of key commodities that should be showing market strength if the markets were as good as the establishment is advertising they are. Who can argue that oil, steel, copper, and lumber are not core industrial commodities and that demand for those items should not be breaking down ... [Read More]

Why is Investing in Gold Not a Suicidal Investment Strategy?

Daniel Oliver and Jean Martineau are returning guests on this week's episode of the radio program. This has been the longest and most severe downturn for the gold mining sector that your host has witnessed since the early 1980s. As David Jensen ... [Read More]

An Update on the Great Dollar Con Game

A Look at the Economy & Markets with John Rubino. John Rubino explains that the dollar looks strong but looks can be deceiving and why despite the appearance of a strong dollar, gold is positioned for a major run to much higher levels as ... [Read More]

Asset Prices Are Rolling Over, Despite Massive Money Printing

My IDW through this past Thursday is pictured below on your left. Despite trillions of new money creation, this measure of asset price inflation that includes financial assets like stocks and U.S. Treasuries as well as commodities seems to be rolling ... [Read More]

A Most Interesting Dow/Gold Ratio “Jaws of Death” Formation

The Dow/Gold chart on your left immediately caught my eye when I read David Chapman’s article that was circulating on the Internet this past week. The reason it caught my eye is because it looks exactly like the gigantic megaphone formation that Dr. ... [Read More]

The Powers Behind the Throne That Own & Control America

James Perloff, Jeff Deist and Michael Oliver return as guests on the radio program this week. James Perloff returns for his monthly visit to discuss “Truth is a Lonely Warrior.” Last month he showed how the last major wars the U.S. has fought ... [Read More]

Important Lessons for Tsarnaev Case Outcome Come From the Past

Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s family is angry about the way his defense attorney handled his trial. The criticism that some members of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s family levied against Judy Clarke, the lead defense attorney for the ... [Read More]

Gold is (Once Again) Money

This post Gold is (Once Again) Money appeared first on Daily Reckoning. Editor’s Note: Jim Rickards has published a third book entitled “The Big Drop: How to Grow Your Wealth During the Coming Collapse.” It’s available exclusively for readers of his ... [Read More]

A Chinese Small-Cap ETF Play On The Country’s Middle Class

Jim Bach:  There’s a fundamental shift happening in China’s economy. It’s giving investors an incredible opportunity to profit with this small-cap ETF. In the last decade, China’s economic growth came from capital spending. This benefitted the large ... [Read More]

The Labor Market Recovery’s Missing Ingredient

Why are so few Americans participating in the labor market even as jobs become more plentiful? Russ explains, noting two implications for investors. Despite last month’s poor jobs report, the U.S. labor market is improving. Job creation is running ... [Read More]

U.S. Rig Count Drops For Record 19th Week In A Row

Tyler Durden: Rig counts fell for a record 19th week in a row. Total rigs dropped 34 to 954 and oil rigs dropped 26 to 374. This means the total rig count drop is now greater than 50% - the fastest drop since 1986.  Crude prices had slid into the rig ... [Read More]

Assessing a Measles Outbreak in Your Neighborhood

This post Assessing a Measles Outbreak in Your Neighborhood appeared first on Daily Reckoning. With summer vacation on the horizon across the United States, kids who are carrying measles from states hard hit like California and Arizona will be ... [Read More]

Traders Finally Wake Up & Smell The Coffee.

* More U.S. data that misses expectations. * Dollar sees broad based selloff this morning!. * Indian Finance Minister talks glowing about India. * Banks want CBR to hold back ruble gains . And Now. Today's A Pfennig For Your Thoughts. Good ... [Read More]

RadioWhoWhatWhy: Think You Know the First Amendment? Think Again.

Our common interpretation of the First Amendment isn’t always true. We sit at the precipice of a new campaign season. During the next 18 months we can be sure that some of the most contentious issues will include the influence of money in politics, ... [Read More]

A Brief History of Currency Wars

This post A Brief History of Currency Wars appeared first on Daily Reckoning. Editor’s Note: Jim Rickards has published a third book entitled “The Big Drop: How to Grow Your Wealth During the Coming Collapse.” It’s available exclusively for readers ... [Read More]

3 Portfolio Moves To Consider Now

While the first quarter largely played to script, there were a few surprises. Russ explains, noting three portfolio moves to consider as the second quarter kicks off. While the first quarter largely played out as I expected, there were a few ... [Read More]

New Jobless Claims Disappoint Expectations

Doug Short:  Here is the opening statement from the Department of Labor: the week ending April 11, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 294,000, an increase of 12,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous ... [Read More]

How To Make 55% In 5 Years… Right Out Of The Tap

This post How To Make 55% In 5 Years… Right Out Of The Tap appeared first on Daily Reckoning. Today I want to share with you an important – and timely – “secret” about the Bush family. As you’ll see, it has to do with an investment idea that’s hardly ... [Read More]

How to Trade the New Fast Food Boom

This post How to Trade the New Fast Food Boom appeared first on Daily Reckoning. “The future looks very bleak. I’m selling my McDonald’s stock.” I told you late last year that McDonalds was going down. I practically grabbed you by your shirt collar ... [Read More]

How “Genetic Surveillance” Will Reveal Your Personal Details

Heather Dewey-Hagborg contemplates her own face, created from DNA she extracted from a strand of her hair. Think of the dread you’d feel if you lost your wallet on a busy street. Or the sinking feeling in your gut if you forgot your phone in a ... [Read More]

Weak U.S. Data Stomps The Rate Hike Bugs.

* Strong dollar rally turns sour on weak IP. * Aussie job report and revision were great!. * Schäuble gets tough with Greece. * Gold climbs back above $1,200 . And Now. Today's A Pfennig For Your Thoughts. Good day.. And a Tub Thumpin' ... [Read More]

Huge Trouble Is Percolating Just Under The Surface Of The Global Economy

Did you know that the number of publicly traded companies declaring bankruptcy has reached a five year high?  And did you know that Chinese exports are absolutely collapsing and that Chinese economic growth in 2014 was the weakest in over 20 years?  ... [Read More]

5 ETFs For A Retirement Portfolio

In an era of rock-bottom interest rates, retirement has become a lavish idea for many investors across the developed world.  Earlier, people used to follow a rule of thumb for asset allocation between stocks and bonds, which said that the stock part ... [Read More]

Cars, Bikes, Trains and Planes

This post Cars, Bikes, Trains and Planes appeared first on Daily Reckoning. At the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Ford Motor Co. stepped into a new era of commuting seamlessly between different forms of transport by offering prototypes of ... [Read More]

What Is The Fed?

This post What Is The Fed? appeared first on Daily Reckoning. What if I told you that paying attention to and understanding the Federal Reserve System is more critical to your investments now than in the past decade? Even better, what if I told you ... [Read More]