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The Big Event of 2018: “Safe” Government Bonds Break Down

The chart on your left and the viewpoint expressed in this issue that 2018 will be a big down year for U.S. sovereign debt as well as that of two major allies, Germany and Japan, is the view that Michael Oliver sent to his subscribers last week. (Go to www.OliverMSA.com to learn more about his excellent work.) Here is what Michael said on Dec. 8, ... [Read More]

Is America Approaching Hyperinflation?

Charles Hugh Smith is a first time guest on the radio program while Robert Carrington and Michael Oliver return. Something is hugely wrong with our government’s CPI index. Their “inflation” statistics suggest that the cost of living is rising at ... [Read More]

Is Gold Building a Base for Something Big?

Jeff Clark visits as a guest for the first time this week on the radio program while Brian Groves and Chen Lin return. Michael Oliver is on jury duty this week and as such he is unavailable. Global demand for physical gold ... [Read More]

Understanding the Enemy

I could not help sharing the following article with my readers “The War on Gold Intensifies: It Betrays The Elitists’ Panic And Coming Defeat – Part 1” written by Stewart Dougherty and published by Investment Research Dynamics.  You can read the full ... [Read More]

Bitcoin Trading Alert: Bitcoin Pauses – Will Appreciation Follow?

Bitcoin was directly mentioned during Janet Yellen’s last scheduled conference as Fed chair. On CoinDesk, we read: Yellen, whose term in office expires in February, spoke to reporters today on a range of topics. About thirty minutes into the ... [Read More]

What Real Tax Reform Looks Like

By: Mark ThorntonIt is obvious to most people that real tax reform means reducing taxes and government spending. However, in the current tax reform “package” there are all sorts of changes in the tax rates, tax brackets, deductions, exemptions etc. ... [Read More]

De-Homogenizing Cryptocurrencies

By: Demelza HaysFor the past month, Bitcoin has reached a new all time high every week. On December 11, Bitcoin reached it’s all time high of over $17,000 per coin. Bitcoin witnessed an impressive 1600% increase in value during the past year. The ... [Read More]

The Christmas Letter I’d Like To See

Now that I'm out of the pen, I'm enjoying a modest fund-raising success on a street corner here in town.Whenever I get a cheery form Christmas letter from family and friends, recounting a variety of glorious travel and career exploits, my first ... [Read More]

A Word of Thanks, Lew

By: Jeff DeistMany Mises.org readers know that Lew Rockwell, founder of the Mises Institute and quiet benefactor to countless individuals in libertarian circles over the decades, continues to recover from a recent back injury. While the episode has ... [Read More]

Daily Digest 12/14 – API Reports Huge Crude Draw, U.S. Gov’t Criminal Enterprise

Healthcare Insecurities Keep Workers Locked in Jobs Evidence points to Bitcoin being an NSA-engineered psyop to roll out one-world digital currency U.S. Government Criminal Enterprise – Catherine Austin Fitts ‘HQ’ in 120 Years Intermittent fasting ... [Read More]

Gold’s Upside Target

In our Monday’s analysis, we emphasized that a lot changed from the short-term point of view, even though price changes in gold and silver were small. On Tuesday, we argued that closing our short position on Tuesday had been justified. Mining stocks ... [Read More]

In a Stateless World, Can You Grow Veggies In Your Front Yard?

By: Ryan McMakenThe Miami Herald reports that a local couple is going all the way to the state supreme court to fight a local ordinance banning front-yard vegetable gardens: Hermine Ricketts and her husband Tom Carroll may grow fruit trees and ... [Read More]

Off The Cuff: Are We About To See Taper Tantrum 2.0?

In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Axel Merk discuss: Taper Tantrum 2.0? The Fed wants to tighten. But can it? Bad Balance Sheets Can central banks simply hold their bad assets forever? The Flattening Yield Curve A classic signal of ... [Read More]

Do Graduate Degrees Produce Value?

By: Peter G. KleinOne of the more contentious aspects of the tax reform bill currently going through Congress is a proposal to treat the value of graduate-student tuition waivers as taxable income. In the US most PhD programs charge tuition, like ... [Read More]

Bitcoin ETFs Are Back On The Table Amid CBOE Futures Launch

From Zacks: Bitcoin — the hottest trade of 2017 — is now easily available to individuals and businesses courtesy of the launch of the first futures contract on Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE – Free Report) in the evening of December ... [Read More]

Kansas Bleeds

By: Chris CaltonAfter the fraudulent elections in the Kansas Territory, tensions erupted following the death of a Free State settler. The pro-slavery and anti-slavery settlers took up arms in the Wakarusa War and the Sack of Lawrence. In Washington, ... [Read More]

Chuck Butler’s: It’s A FOMC Day!

Chuck Butler's: A Pfennig For Your Thoughts December 13, 2017 * What will Yellen say today? * Dollar backs off for a day... * Chuck wants to be a reporter? Good Day... And a Wonderful Wednesday to you! Well, looky here! The Pfennig at the ... [Read More]

Daily Digest 12/13 – New Debt Ceiling $20.49T, The New Silicon Valley Paradox

No Easy Fix For Chicago's Debt Dereliction China’s pension funds struggle as nation ages Last day for refunds on Chicago red-light and speed camera tickets Surging Debt Will Make Asian Central Banks Cautious on Rates Meet the new debt ceiling: ... [Read More]

No Neutral Ground: The Problem of Net Neutrality

By: Brian DellingerOn November 21, the Federal Communications Commission announced plans to revisit its Obama-era internet regulations. It seems likely that the resulting vote will repeal the policies often referred to as net neutrality. The name is, ... [Read More]

BullionStar Perspectives – Eric Sprott – The Gold Market

BullionStar is proud to present our interview with the world renowned gold proponent, Mr. Eric Sprott. Filmed at the Precious Metals Investment Symposium in Melbourne, Australia, in November 2017. Luke speaks with the legendary Canadian Gold ... [Read More]

Could Central Banks Dump Gold in Favor of Bitcoin?

All of which brings us to the "crazy" idea of backing fiat currencies with cryptocurrencies, an idea I first floated back in 2013, long before the current crypto-craze emerged.Exhibit One: here's your typical central bank, creating trillions of units ... [Read More]

Countdown To A Rate Hike…

Chuck Butler's: A Pfennig For Your Thoughts  December 12, 2017  * Dollar resumes its rally... * An Engineered takedown? * A short-n-sweet Pfennig today... Good Day... And a Tom Terrific Tuesday to you! Another day, and another late ... [Read More]