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Watch “Real” Interest Rates for a Clue

As I was driving back from a visit to my family in Ohio, one market pro was voicing concerns on Bloomberg Radio that the Fed is in danger of “falling behind the curve,” as happened in the 1970s when the inflation rate began to rise dramatically and when the price of gold shot up to a climactic $850 by January 1980 from a little over $100 in ... [Read More]

What Happens to Gold if Real U.S. Treasury Rates Rise?

Dan Oliver, Andy Hoffman, Chris Crupi, Daniel McAdams and David Jensen, are return guests on the radio program, to share their valuable insights. Gibson's Paradox says that if real interest rates decline, the gold price will rise. But will that ... [Read More]

Long Dated U.S. Treasuries, Government Debt, and Gold

A gold bug listener to my radio show sent along the charts above. The top chart plots TLT, and the bottom chart plots the price of GLD. (TLT is an ETF that tracks the market price of the 20- to 30-year U.S. Treasury, and GLD is an ETF that tracks the ... [Read More]

Gold/Silver Ratio Suggests an Impending Credit Crisis Too

One of the great insights I received from another analyst, Bob Hoye, that has been very valuable is that when the price of gold begins to rise in a serious manner against silver, it sends signals of impending credit market troubles. Such was the case ... [Read More]

Credit Warnings from Charles Nenner

In his frequent missives, which he sends out four times per week, Charles Nenner almost never talks about fundamentals impacting market prices. Rather he assumes that his cycles-based technical analysis, which factors into market activity the ... [Read More]

Can This Gold Bull Market Exceed the 2,328% gain of the 1970s?

Rick Rule, Bill Laggner, Daniel McAdams and David Jensen make a return visit on this episode of the radio program. During the 70s your host and Rick Rule witnessed a breathtaking gold bull market as the yellow metal rocketed from $35 to $850 ... [Read More]

Leading Keynesian Economist Uses The “D” Word

  Most Keynesian economists do not want to admit that we are in another depression.  They find the word painful. They find it painful because it contradicts the idea that Keynesian economic ideas have ended depressions forever. It also contradicts ... [Read More]

A Tale of Two Economies

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring ... [Read More]

Foggy Memories Obscure Forebears of Ferguson Unrest

Life magazine cover about the Newark Riots. Collective amnesia about past eruptions of racial conflict has left Americans with a false sense that what happened in Ferguson is somehow new. But the only thing new is the technology. The attitudes on ... [Read More]

Mises Weekends: Jeff Deist Talks Scottish Secession and the EU with Andy Duncan

Jeff Deist and Andy Duncan discuss the rise of UKIP in England, and whether it represents a real populist anti-state uprising or just rightist politics. Andy skewers the strutting political class in London, and the charade of voting Labour or ... [Read More]

The Awful Way Social Security Might Be “Saved”

In 1990, the pollsters from Gallup started asking working Americans how likely it is Social Security will be there for them when they retire. By 2010, 60% said they didn’t expect to receive a cent. It’s not quite that bad, according to the actuaries ... [Read More]

This Dividend Dog ETF Has A Lot Of Promise

David Fabian:  Recently I had a conversation with a client that related to implementing dividend ETFs in her portfolio. She is an avid reader of investment content and came across a unique fund that has several alluring qualities for income-oriented ... [Read More]

Must Free-Marketers Reject Global Warming?

You can’t make this stuff up. Someone at the UK Guardian named David Grimes has declared that “economic liberalism,” by which he means the ideology of laissez-faire, “clashes” with “scientific evidence.” Which scientific evidence, you might ask? ... [Read More]

Will The Economy Be Strong Enough To Offset The Negative Impact Of Higher Rates?

Chris Ciovacco: The bad news is markets tend to get jittery when the Fed is preparing for a new interest rate cycle. The good news is the primary reason the Fed is contemplating raising interest rates is a strengthening U.S. economy. The question in ... [Read More]

Does Low Volume Make This Rally Any Less Real?

David Fabian: Yesterday marked a year-to-date low in NYSE trading volume despite the S&P 500 Index hitting a new all-time intra-day high above 2,000. Despite the fact that many stocks are seeing fewer buyers and sellers, the markets are continuing to ... [Read More]

ICI Reports ETF Assets and Net Issuance For July 2014

The combined assets of the nation’s exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were $1.817 trillion in July, according to ICI. The Institute’s monthly statistical collection also includes the value of shares issued and redeemed by exchange-traded funds. Statistics ... [Read More]

The Buyback Party Is Over; Market Is Now Running On Fumes

Tyler Durden: While we have yet to do the actual math on the now-concluded second quarter earnings season, to find out if spending on buybacks surpassed the Q1 record, one thing is still quite clear: with the impact of Fed’s QE fading, if only for ... [Read More]

Can The New Silver Fix End The Ongoing Silver Price Manipulation?

Gold Silver Worlds: The new silver fix is a fact since 17th August 2014. The silver fix has been a driver in setting the silver price in the last 117 years, but now a revised “fixing mechanism” with other “fixing members” is in place. Up until August ... [Read More]

Important Facts You Need to Know the Ebola Outbreak

At the end of last year, each of Agora Financial’s editors took a look at 2014. We were all trying to predict the future, perhaps a dubious exercise, and point out an investment or two that might make exceptional sense in the year ahead. At the time, ... [Read More]

Investor Net Worth Drops To New All Time Low, NYSE Reveals

Tyler Durden: One can debate whether or not margin debt as reported by the NYSE has any relevance in a world in which the retail investor is long gone, and where the marginal buyer are hedge funds (and primary dealers who use excess reserves as ... [Read More]

A Free Way to Turn Your Unique Skill Into Real Money

Back in early 2010, Micha Kaufman had an idea. He wanted to create a place where anyone could make money from their talents — no matter what those talents were. “Today, everyone has a talent that someone else needs,” he said in an interview with U.S. ... [Read More]

The Johnson Center at Troy University

The Johnson Center at Troy University has two Mises alums and former Fellows on the faculty: Malavika Nair and G.P. Manish. Have a look at the center’s new video: Writes Malavika Nair: “We are getting a Masters program next fall with a focus on ... [Read More]

The Myth of the Unchanging Value of Gold

Mises Daily Friday by Joseph Salerno: Many economics textbooks claim that a function of money is to measure the value of goods. In fact, the value an individual attaches to a given sum of money or to any kind of good (including gold) is based on a ... [Read More]

Rethinking Japan’s “Lost Decades”

Mises Daily Friday by Peter St. Onge: The “Lost Decades” narrative in Japan and the US has kept the drive for more government intervention going for a long time. ... [Read More]

The End of the “Gun Control” Bull Market

Just call it “peak gun”… Yes, the gun bubble is finally popping. After years of backorders, heated debates, and fears over strict new laws, the assault rifle binge is beginning to sputter… “Assault-rifle sales stopped in their tracks,” Jim Hornsby, ... [Read More]

The Most Important Trait of Any Successful Resource Investor

This is probably one of the most important interviews that we’ve done to date. Pierre Lassonde is one of the really big characters in the industry. He also talks about how the analysts constantly misjudge the value of his business. That’s why he sold ... [Read More]