Archives for June, 2013

Outside the Box: A Message from Lord Vader

By John Mauldin   As long-time readers know, I have a very eclectic group of friends and associates. Colorful, opinionated, generally both fun and funny, they make for interesting times and discussions wherever I go. I am not certain why they associate with such a mild-mannered, soft-spoken, Muddle-Through Texan like me, but most agree that […]

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Call My Bluff

By Grant Williams  |  June 24, 2013 (Wikipedia): Call My Bluff was a long-running British game show between two teams of three celebrity contestants. The point of the game is for the teams to take it in turn to provide three definitions of an obscure word, only one of which is correct. The other team […]

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Jobs Recovery? Keep Dreaming

Jobs Recovery? Keep Dreaming By Hard Assets Alliance Team By Justin Spittler, Hard Assets Alliance Analyst Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? These are the opening lyrics of Queen’s epic rock ballad Bohemian Rhapsody. For years, rumors circulated about the meaning of this iconic song, including a popular theory that it was […]

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Thoughts from the Frontline: Austerity is a Four-Letter French Word

By John Mauldin   The France that I see as I look out from the bullet train today is far different from the France I see when I survey the economic data. Going from Marseilles to Paris, the countryside is magnificent. The farms are laid out as if by a landscape artist – this is […]

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Is Now the Time to Buy Precious Metals?

Three Current Themes Precious Metals Investors Need to Consider Is Now the Time to Buy Precious Metals? By Hard Assets Alliance Team By Ed D’Agostino, General Manager, Hard Assets Alliance I recently attended John Mauldin’s Strategic Investor Conference, where I heard some of the world’s brightest minds in finance and economics. From Paul McCully to […]

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Time to Stress Test Your Resolve in the Gold Markets

By Jeff Clark, Senior Precious Metals Analyst The Casey Research Metals and Mining team has received a number of worried and angry emails about gold’s recent rollercoaster ride. I’d like to respond to them. First, I understand. I’m an investor, too, and I also manage money for family members. We have positions that are underwater, […]

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Lessons from Economic Crises in Argentina

By David Galland, Managing Director Nick Giambruno: Joining me now is David Galland, the managing director of Casey Research. His internationalization story, which involved moving his life and his family from the US to Argentina, was recently featured in Internationalize Your Assets, a free online video from Casey Research. He is perfectly suited to help […]

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Thoughts from the Frontline: Banzai! Banzai! Banzai!

By John Mauldin I shot an Arrow into the air It fell to earth I know not where…. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow As kids, not knowing that we were being politically incorrect on so many levels, we would shout “Geronimo!” when we were playing war or getting ready to do something reckless. (For those not familiar, […]

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Wedding a Part of Your Portfolio to an Annuity… with Little Hope of a Quickie Divorce

By Dennis Miller Are annuities the greatest thing since sliced bread? Well, no, but they do make sense for some investors as part of their portfolio. However, we have to shop wisely and not allow sales agents to push us into the wrong products just to fatten their own wallets. Unfortunately, that makes some folks […]

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