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A Perfect Storm for Gold

As of the close business on August 14, 2019 your editor’s monthly average gold price chart (based on the London PM Fix) displayed an average price so far this month of $1,479.78. Clearly, we are in a profound new bull market for gold as evidenced by the last three months pulling up the longer-term averages. The 20-month average is $1,298.05 and the ... [Read More]

A Perfect Storm for Gold

As of the close business on August 14, 2019 your editor’s monthly average gold price chart (based on the London PM Fix) displayed an average price so far this month of $1,479.78. Clearly, we are in a profound new bull market for gold as evidenced by ... [Read More]

Myths about Gold as an Investment Medium

James Turk, Peter Tallman and Michael Oliver return as guests on the next radio program. Mainstream investment pros are starting to buy gold to “hedge" their equity portfolios. But most investment pros hate gold given their training in Keynesian ... [Read More]

Move toward more tangible real money assets!

Below you can listen to my interview with Host Dennis Tubbergen that was aired on August 8, 2019 at the Retirement Lifestyle Advocates Radio (https://www.retirementlifestyleadvocates.com/). Is it time to start getting away from paper ... [Read More]

The Week in Review

This past week was very clearly another “risk off” week as evidenced by a pull­back in both the S&P (-2.83%) as well as the Rogers Raw Materials Index (-3.23%) and a dramatic rise in both the T-Bond and gold. Silver, which is part commodity and ... [Read More]

Are Recessions Inevitable?

By: Ron Paul Stocks fell last week following news that the yield curve on Treasury notes had inverted. This means that a short-term Treasury note was paying higher interest rates than long-term Treasury note. An inverted yield curve is widely ... [Read More]

Bylund: Entrepreneurship Involves Uncertainty. Here’s How to Deal With It Productively.

By: Per Bylund Late South African economist Ludwig Lachmann once wrote, “The future is unknowable, though not unimaginable.” What he meant is, it's beyond our ability to know what the future will bring. We cannot plan without errors, because we ... [Read More]

Money Printing Can’t Replace Saving and Production as the Real Engine of Economic Growth

There are some signs that the pace of US economic activity is starting to slow down. For instance, the yearly growth rate of industrial production, which closed at 5.4% in September 2018, fell to 1.3% by June this year (see chart). In addition, the ... [Read More]

Paul Wheaton: Building A Better World In Your Backyard

The data is clear: humans are overtaxing the world’s ecosystems at an accelerating rate. How can society wean itself away from its business-as-usual practices of natural resource extraction and depletion? What steps can we take to be agents of ... [Read More]

Gold Gets Whacked, So What Are You Waiting For?

A Pfennig For Your Thoughts August 19, 2019 * The Fed's Jackson Hole Boondoggle is next week... * U.S. Retail Sales are strong, and that has the dollar bugs dancing! Good Day… And a Marvelous Monday to you! Brother! I guess I need to go ... [Read More]

Daily Digest 8/19 – China Prepares Trade War ‘Nuclear Option,’ Bay Area Is Booming – And Bracing For Slowdown

Economy ‘You have to vote for me’ or stock market will crash, Trump says at rally (Sparky1) President Donald Trump on Thursday sought to reassure his supporters about the state of the U.S. economy despite the stock market volatility and told ... [Read More]

When State Governors Tried To Take Back Control of the National Guard

A West Virginia state lawmaker plans to re-introduce a bill next session that would require Congress declare war or call forth the state militia before the West Virginia National Guard could be released from state control and sent into combat. ... [Read More]

A Wobbling Stock Market

A third period of heightened volatility shouldn't surprise us.Consider this chart of the SPX (S&P 500) over the past two years: take a look at the relative steepness of each of the red lines (rallies), the duration of each rally (purple lines), the ... [Read More]

Protect Your Wealth Against the Law of Unintended Consequences

A number of weeks ago, I told you about my visit to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), where we celebrated the two-year anniversary of our quantamental gold ETF. The timing couldn’t have been better. Investor sentiment in gold was surging, as was ... [Read More]

Negative Yields Tell A Story Of Shifting Economic Leadership

Negative yields are becoming common for many of the world’s most mature economies.  The process of extending negative yields within these economies suggests that safety is more important than returns and that central banks realize that growth and ... [Read More]

Nicholas Oresme and the First Monetary Treatise

The practical offshoot of the Austrian theory of money is that the production of money should best be left to the free market. Government interventionism does not improve monetary exchanges; it merely enriches a select few at the expense of all other ... [Read More]

Austrian Economics Can Help Investors Look Beyond Short-Term Thinking

The most important thing is to wait, and we are qualified to wait.~Francsico García Paramés Francsico García Paramés — often referred to as the Spanish Warren Buffett — is a master value investor who has flown under the radar for American audiences. ... [Read More]

Daily Digest 8/17 – Five Risks Facing The U.S. Economy, Nearly Half Of U.S. Adults Have Layoff Anxiety

Economy The trade war is already lost, Trump is doomed and this investment is about to go ‘ballistic,’ strategist says (Thomas R.) With the mainstream buzzing with recession fears, Schiff points out that investors are calling for the Fed to cut ... [Read More]

From the Malthusian Trap to the Keynesian Trap: The British Economy from 1810 to 2019

Since Irving Fisher and John Maynard Keynes were writing in the 1930s, there have been two prevailing orthodoxies in mainstream economics: 1. That deflation is an unalloyed negative.12. That consumer-led economic growth must be our top economic ... [Read More]

If Deficits Are This Huge Now, What Happens When the Recession Hits?

The Treasury Department released new budget deficit numbers this week, and with two months still to go in the fiscal year, 2019's budget deficit is the highest its been since the US was still being flooded with fiscal stimulus dollars back in ... [Read More]

Why Common Knowledge Changes The World

For those paying attention, there have been plenty of signs indicating that financial asset prices are dangerously overvalued and that the decade-long economic expansion is reversing towards recession. But the mainstream — until just recently — has ... [Read More]

Auberon Herbert On Self Defense

[Excerpted from "Voluntaryism: The Political Thought of Auberon Herbert," from the Journal of Libertarian Studies 2, no 4 (1978): 303–04.] Against what types of actions do a person's rights provide moral immunity? Since person A's having a right to ... [Read More]

A Prince of Liechtenstein Discusses Private Property and Political Discourse

[Adapted from an interview with His Serene Highness Prince Michael of Liechtenstein. H.S.H. Prince Michael of Liechtenstein is the Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Intelligence Services AG, as well as president of the Think Tank ECAEF (European ... [Read More]

Daily Digest 8/16 – Good News Friday: A Cure For Ebola In The Congo, Rethinking The Link Between Crime And Incarceration

This is Good News Friday, where we find some good economic, energy, and environmental news and share it with PP readers. Please send any positive news to dd@peakprosperity.com with subject header "Good News Friday." We will save and post weekly. ... [Read More]