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Economic and Market Consequences of Rising Interest Rates

Economic and Market Consequences of Rising Interest Rates Danielle DiMartino Booth, Michael Oliver and Ivan Bebek return as guests on this week’s radio program. Interest rates are rising but why? Is it because a booming economy is boosting demand for capital and that profits will rise dramatically to justify still higher stock prices? But ... [Read More]

More Evidence of a Gold Bullish Declining Dollar

On January 31, 2005, I started to keep tabs on a very informal measure of “inflation.” Government accounting not only provides arbitrary means of accounting for the “cost of living,” if indeed that is what it is meant to be, but it also changes the ... [Read More]

2018 Credit Markets Smile on Gold, Frown on Stocks & Bonds

Alasdair Macleod, Amir Adnani and Michael Oliver return as guests on this week’s radio program. Oliver’s highly accurate Structure and Momentum technical analysis is calling for bull markets in commodities and precious metals ... [Read More]

From Wall Street to Main Street

I prerecorded Alasdair Macleod of Goldmoney for next week’s radio show. In that show he discusses the credit cycle and why the die is now cast for interest rates to rise and for banks to start selling Treasuries and making loans into the real ... [Read More]

Looking into 2018 with Dr. Q. Hennigh, M. Oliver and Chen Lin

Dr. Quinton Hennigh, Michael Oliver and Chen Lin return to discuss the topic for the day on the radio program. The hottest gold stock on the planet during the second half of 2017 was Novo Resources. Dr. Hennigh updates us on ... [Read More]

Fed Nominee Marvin Goodfriend Lied to the Senate on Taxing Cash

By: Tho BishopThe government shutdown wasn’t long enough to delay the nomination hearing for an economist who could be considered to be one of the “worst Fed nominees of all time.” While most of the headlines generated from Marvin Goodfriend’s ... [Read More]

Patients Are “Dying in Corridors” of Britain’s Socialised Health System

By: George Pickering“Patients dying in hospital corridors.” So went the headline which appeared on the BBCs website last week, detailing the newest outrages which have emerged from Britain’s crisis-beset healthcare system. This most recent revelation ... [Read More]

The Shutdown: The Last Thing We Need is a Government where Everyone Works Together

By: Ryan McMakenThe Chinese state's "news" service Xinhua on Sunday mocked the United States for the current federal-government non-shutdown, called a "shutdown." The Chinese agency claimed the current legislative stalemate — which has hardly "shut ... [Read More]

Daily Digest 1/22 – Fed Scared To Cause Global Financial Crash, Oil Traders Bullish

Fed Scared to Death of Causing Global Financial Crash – Nomi Prins Charles Koch donated $500K to Ryan days after GOP tax plan passed Government shuts down on one-year anniversary of Trump presidency  It’s a Great Time to Add Gold to Your ... [Read More]

Central Banks: From Coordination to Competition

This is one reason why I anticipate "unexpected" disruptions in the global economy in 2018.The mere mention of "central banks" will likely turn off many readers who understandably have little interest in convoluted policies and arcane mumbo-jumbo, ... [Read More]

Bitcoin backwardation, gold contango – Inside BullionStar

People often refer to bitcoin as digital gold because of the similarities between the two assets. One big difference between gold and bitcoin is currently playing out in their respective futures markets. Since bitcoin futures were introduced last ... [Read More]

When Government Shuts Down

By: Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.[Editor's note: As we face the possibility of yet another so-called government shutdown, some may recall that we've been down this road before. In this 1996 article, Lew Rockwell explains that government "shutdowns" are ... [Read More]

Daily Digest 1/20 – Cape Town Running Out Of Water, VZ’s Oil Production Collapsing

In Venezuela, money has stopped working A Short Introduction to the World of Cryptocurrencies GE's $31 billion pension nightmare Bitcoin Investor Lost on Every Trade. Here’s Why Peak Oil Demand Is A Slow-Motion Train Wreck Venezuela’s Oil Production ... [Read More]

You’ll Want to Read This Living Legend’s Thoughts On Copper

This week the U.S. Global Investors office was visited by a living legend in the junior mining industry, billionaire founder and executive chairman of Ivanhoe Mines, Robert Friedland. In case you don’t know, back in the mid-1970s, Robert was ... [Read More]

Ryan McMaken: Are We Getting Poorer?

By: Ryan McMaken, Jeff DeistBy every measure extreme poverty in Third World nations is decreasing rapidly. But what about the US and the West? Economist and mises.org editor Ryan McMaken joins Jeff Deist for a wide-ranging discussion of what makes ... [Read More]

US Gold Reserves, Of Immense Interest to Russia and China – Ronan Manly

Recently, Russian television network RT extensively quoted me in a series of articles about the US Government’s gold reserves. The RT articles, published on the RT.com website, were based on a series of questions RT put to me about various aspects of ... [Read More]

Will The U.S. Gov’t Shutdown Today?

Chuck Butler's: A Pfennig For Your Thoughts January 19, 2018 * Dollar to end the week down * For the 6th consecutive week! Good Day... And a Happy Friday to one and all! I don't know what's going on in your life, but I sure hope to make ... [Read More]

A Sideways Skyscraper Curse?

By: Doug FrenchThe Skyscraper Index shows a correlation between the construction of the world’s tallest buildings and economic busts. It was created by economist Andrew Lawrence in 1999. Mark Thornton of the Mises Institute expanded on Lawrence’s ... [Read More]

Daily Digest 1/19 – Good News Friday: The Rockefellers vs. Big Oil, Clean Energy Investments Near All-Time High

Peeved by price gouging and shortages, hospitals will now make their own drugs DACA Recipients Can Apply For Renewal, Government Says Phil Murphy signs executive order on equal pay for women Baltimore Judge Tosses Alford Plea, Rebuking ... [Read More]

City Council Disregards Stripper Safety with “No-Touch” Rule

By: Lee FridayPoliticians in London, Ontario have revised their business licensing regulations. Public consultation was part of the process, and sex workers asked City Council to delete a clause in the by-law that bans touching between customers and ... [Read More]

It’s Time to Retire “Capitalism”

Our current socio-economic system is nothing but the application of force on the many to enforce the skims, scams and privileges of the self-serving few.I've placed the word capitalism in quotation marks to reflect the reality that this word now ... [Read More]

How To Avoid The Pain Of The Coming Market Downturn

Executive Summary Bubble markets short-circuit our assessment of risk Bubble markets are hard to resist, and wear down your resolve How to avoid the pain of the coming market downturn The 9 steps to increase your true wealth If you have not yet read ... [Read More]

Believing The Impossible

To borrow from Lewis Carroll: To have confidence in today's central bank-created bubble markets, we have to believe in six impossible things. Remember that bubbles end remarkably quickly. When they burst, their job is to create the greatest misery ... [Read More]

Democracy and Laissez Faire: the New York State Constitution of 1846

By: Arthur A. Ekirch Jr.New York's current financial woes have a precedent, and perhaps a solution, in the pages of the distant past. Well back in its history, in the late 1830s, New York State was spending and lending money lavishly. By the early ... [Read More]

Do We Have a Free-Market Medical System?

By: Hunter LewisEdward K. Glassman, my long ago Harvard classmate, author of Dow 36,000 (predicting Dow at that level by 2005), and current director of the George W. Bush Institute, extolls our free market medical system at FoxNews this week. The ... [Read More]