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Are U.S. Equities Due to Rise Forever?

Chris Hamilton, who was my guest last week on my radio show, makes a very strong case for a perpetual decline in GDP, given not only a declining rate of population growth but also an outright decline in the number of working-age adults. Like Harry Dent, he looks to population growth as the key driver in GDP. Indeed this year, the number of ... [Read More]

Deciphering the Fed for Financial Survival

Chris Hamilton visits for the first time. Michael Oliver and Peter Tallman return.  Michael has assured us we are in the early stages of a bull market in commodities with gold in the lead and a bear market in the dollar and T-Bonds. How do those ... [Read More]

Week in Review: July 22, 2017

By: Mises InstituteHealthcare once again dominated the headlines as Republicans continue to struggle in their efforts to replace Obamacare. Of course, as Ryan McMaken noted this week, that’s part of the Republicans' problem. The obsessions of ... [Read More]

Should Libertarians Care about the Constitution?

By: Brion McClanahan, Allen Mendenhall, Jeff DeistLysander Spooner called it "The Constitution of no authority." Conservatives fetishize it, but don't follow it. Progressives want it annulled. So, what should libertarians think about America's ... [Read More]

An Interview with Bettina Bien Greaves

By: Bettina Bien GreavesToday is Bettina Bien Greaves 100th birthday. Mrs. Greaves is a truly special person, and without her the Mises Institute would not be what it is today.Along with her husband Percy, she attended Ludwig von Mises's seminars at ... [Read More]

When We Can No Longer Tell the Truth…

Lies, half-truths and cover-ups are all manifestations of fatal weakness.When we can no longer tell the truth because the truth will bring the whole rotten, fragile status quo down in a heap of broken promises and lies, we've reached the perfection ... [Read More]

Money Supply Growth Falls Again, Dropping to 105-Month Low

By: Ryan McMakenGrowth in the supply of US dollars fell again in May, this time to a 105-month low of 5.4 percent. The last time the money supply grew at a smaller rate was during September 2008 — at a rate of 5.2 percent. The money-supply metric ... [Read More]

Preparing for THE Bottom: Part 4 – Gold Stocks and Bonds

In the first part of the Preparing for THE Bottom series, we emphasized the need to be sure to stay alert and focused in the precious metals market, even though it may not appear all that interesting. We argued that preparing for the big moves in ... [Read More]

Chuck Butler’s: What’s Draghi Have Up His Sleeve Today?

Chuck Butler's: A Pfennig For Your Thoughts                              July 20, 2017 * Euro traders get cold feet... * But they'll be back! * Gold down, Oil up...   Good day... And a Tub Thumpin' Thursday to you! It's an infusion day for me, ... [Read More]

The Death Spiral of Financialization

Each new policy destroys another level of prudent fiscal/financial discipline.The primary driver of our economy--financialization--is in a death spiral. Financialization substitutes expansion of interest, leverage and speculation for real-world ... [Read More]

Here’s the True Definition of a Recession — It’s Not About GDP

By: Frank ShostakAccording to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), the institution that dates the peaks and troughs of the business cycles,A recession is a significant decline in economic activity spread across the economy, lasting more ... [Read More]

Using Goldmoney to Preserve your Wealth

James Turk, and Michael Oliver return as guests. Cooper Quinn, Pres. & CEO of Osprey Gold Development visits for the first time. America’s Founders understood that if Americans were to retain their freedom and liberty, an ... [Read More]

IBM’s Weak Earnings To Weigh On Dow Jones Industrial Average

Technical analyst Dave Chojnacki of Street One Financial recaps Tuesday’s mixed market action that saw tech stocks boosted by a hugely bullish reaction to a single earnings report, and notes that the Dow could be hurt today by IBM’s weak ... [Read More]

Chuck Butler’s: What Lola Wants, She Surely Gets!

Chuck Butler's: A Pfennig For Your Thoughts                          July 19, 2017  * Currencies await ECB tomorrow... * Krone outperforms other Petrol Currencies * Chuck goes crazy in the FWIW section! Good Day... And a Wonderful Wednesday ... [Read More]

The Over-Quantification of Life

The idea that all endeavors can be distilled down to statistics has put us in the Over-Quantification Box.Correspondent Chad D. recently submitted a thought-provoking commentary on the Over-Quantification of Life:"I think you could constructively ... [Read More]

Don’t MacLean on Me

By: David GordonAs I mentioned in an earlier article, Nancy MacLean’s Democracy in Chains has aroused controversy, in large part owing to her many inaccuracies and misleading remarks.  I’d like in this note to call attention to a few more of ... [Read More]

To Fix Healthcare, We Need to Repeal a Lot More than Obamacare

By: Ryan McMakenI've always been willing to accept a repeal of Obamacare that was less than perfect, and I've never subscribed to the idea that only a total and complete repeal of Obamacare should warrant my support. Even a small tax cut is better ... [Read More]

Is the COMEX Rigged?

BullionStar Blogs Ronan Manly    Posted on 18 Jul 2017 by Ronan Manly The COMEX gold futures market and the London OTC gold market have a joint monopoly on setting the international gold price. This is because these two markets ... [Read More]

Using Goldmoney to Preserve your Wealth

Jay introduces the guests and sponsors for the day’s show and Michael Oliver says the critical low in gold wasn’t reached and says stock shorts are finding the market frustrating.  Cooper Quinn, President and Director of Osprey Gold Development, ... [Read More]

What The End Of Ultra-Easy Monetary Policy Means For Bonds

From BlackRock: Central banks are increasingly moving away from super accommodative monetary policy, and Richard Turnill explains what this means for investors. Central banks increasingly are moving away from excessively easy monetary ... [Read More]

Chuck Butler’s Are You Ready For “This”?

Chuck Butler's: A Pfennig For Your Thoughts                          July 18, 2017 * Dollar gets sold like... * The strong dollar trend... * Is over...  are you ready? Good day... And a Tom Terrific Tuesday to you! Are you ready for this? I ... [Read More]

What Is the Yield Curve & Why Is It So Important?

  Mike Maloney and Jeff Clark explain why you need to understand the yield curve – the plot of the expected interest payout of bonds – and what it tells you about the overall health of the markets. You’ll learn how to read the yield curve and ... [Read More]