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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 mounting odds for a WW III, the price of gold trends lower. David Jensen talks of the link between ... [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]

Will Global Warming Collapse Western Civilization?

Naomi Oreskes, Brent Cook, Gene Epstein and David Jensen are returning guests on this week's episode. Is global warming a fact? If so, is it caused by natural geological or solar related events or by modern human activity? Geologist Brent Cook ... [Read More]

Call for Papers: Speaking Truth to Power from Medieval to Modern Italy

Jo Ann Cavallo sends along this call for papers.  She’s co-editing a new volume with Carlo Lottieri:  Annali d’Italianistica 2016 Speaking Truth to Power from Medieval to Modern Italy Guest-Editors: Jo Ann Cavallo (Columbia University) and Carlo ... [Read More]

Five Lessons Learned from the Scottish Referendum

Mises Daily weekend by Ryan McMaken In spite of its failure in the short term, the Scottish campaign exposed elite dread of decentralization while establishing a precedent that regions can decide for themselves to secede even without a nation-wide ... [Read More]

Audio: A Scottish Libertarian Deconstructs the Vote

Jeff Deist and David Farrer deconstruct Thursday’s referendum vote from a libertarian perspective. Audio file, 13 minutes. David is a Chartered Secretary and has a BA (Hons) in Modern History and Economics. After living in London for many years where ... [Read More]

Missing Money: What Government Accounting Really Looks Like

For some time now, the Government of the United States has been effectively checking through their couch for loose change. Anything helps, even if the debt owed is a staggering $17 trillion. Not only is the United States continuing to spend quite ... [Read More]

Sage Advice for Bored Investors

I was at lunch with a friend of mine and we were talking about the big vote in Scotland. (As I write, the vote is not yet in.) And then my friend offered up a reason why many people would vote yes. “They’re bored! They just want something to ... [Read More]

How to Escape Obamacare in One Bold Move

Today I’d like to feature a story I heard from one of my Laissez Faire Today readers David F… David’s story is a perfect example of what happens when you seek solutions rather than dwelling on the problem at hand. We hope you’re as inspired by it as ... [Read More]

How to Escape Obamacare in One Bold Move

Today I’d like to feature a story I heard from one of my Laissez Faire Today readers David F… David’s story is a perfect example of what happens when you seek solutions rather than dwelling on the problem at hand. We hope you’re as inspired by it as ... [Read More]

US Intel Harms Palestinians, Amazing Leader Dude, Beer Monopoly—and More Headlines

The world’s most idealistic—and/or radical—president? -  Is American intelligence data being used to persecute Palestinians? (New York Times)   -  Non-ISIS threats also emanating from Syria (Wall St Journal)   -  Americans criticize Obama for ... [Read More]

Bylund on Coasean Transaction Costs

Per Bylund recently published “Signifying Williamson’s Contribution to the Transaction Cost Approach: An Agent-Based Simulation of Coasean Transaction Costs and Specialization” the Journal of Management Studies. Bylund writes: “It is a simulation ... [Read More]

The Scottish Referendum

I’ve refrained from comments on the Scottish referendum on independence. Let people decide their own path is a reasonable stance to take, so let the Scots decide the future of Scotland. Yet in discussion with one of my past students yesterday, the ... [Read More]

NATO Meeting Gives You a Strong “Buy” Signal

One event caught my attention earlier this month. A gathering that confirmed that you should be holding one stock over the long term. It was Sept. 4-5th, when I saw news accounts of the big NATO meeting at Celtic Manor, a high-end golf venue and ... [Read More]

What Lies Ahead For Russia ETFs?

While the ceasefire deal signed between Russia and Ukraine early in the month cooled off the five-month long bloody conflict, Russian woes are likely to continue spiraling, at least for the short term. This is especially true as the U.S. and European ... [Read More]

Japan ETFs To Consider For Q4

Japan failed to sustain the winning momentum from Abenomics. But the country’s stock market has strongly rebounded in recent months. This is especially true, as the Nikkei Stock Average, targeting Japanese stocks, rallied more than 14% from the lows ... [Read More]

What to Do When the Largest IPO in History Hits the Market

Later today, the opening price of the largest IPO in history will be officially set. Then, tomorrow, Ali Baba (NYSE:BABA) will officially go public. The IPO could raise a U.S. record of as much as $24.3 billion, putting its value at a total of ... [Read More]

Taking A Global View: Investing In Emerging Markets

In recent months, investors have been looking overseas for opportunities in emerging markets (EMs). While some market watchers are speculating that the allure of developing markets may be fading given the prospect of higher rates on the horizon, many ... [Read More]

One Great Tip for Investing in 3-D Imaging Technology

“What… is… that?!” That’s what one colleague asked when she saw this on my desk… My face, according to 3-D printing “My face,” I said. “What does it look like?” “Uh…” OK, sure. It’s a rough depiction. Eh. It’s pretty choppy… And, as you can see, the ... [Read More]

4 Outstanding Closed-End Funds

Lawrence Meyers: Closed-end funds offer high yields and stability for the income investor. Dividend investors aren’t much for risk, so we have a tendency to avoid investments that sound exotic or rare. Closed-end funds felt esoteric and weird to me ... [Read More]

Dow Jones Industrial Average: Yellow Flags or Green Light?

Chris Ciovacco: Stock prices have a high correlation to economic activity and earnings. History tells us bear markets are often kicked-off by recessions. Recent economic data does not hint at an imminent recession. However, a mixed message came in a ... [Read More]

Defensive Plays For A Weak Economy

Lawrence Meyers: There are plenty of safe havens in the stock market during a weak economy. Things still aren’t great in the American economy.  Despite the occasional chatter of “record breaking profits”, the truth is that when you examine those ... [Read More]

Defensive Plays For A Weak Economy

Lawrence Meyers: There are plenty of safe havens in the stock market during a weak economy. Things still aren’t great in the American economy.  Despite the occasional chatter of “record breaking profits”, the truth is that when you examine those ... [Read More]