Archives for October, 2013

Bloated Fed Balance Sheet Propelling Market Rally

  With the S&P 500 in uncharted territory, mainstream financial media outlets have been busy cherry picking economic statistics to explain away the market’s puzzling historic ascent. Like preceding surges, the rally’s latest chapter is disconnected from the real economy’s fundamentals. Instead, what we are witnessing is the direct result of an unprecedented expansion of […]

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A Million Dollars Isn’t What It Used to Be

We all share a common goal: to grow our nest eggs and make sure they last over the long haul. Our generation was taught to live off the interest and never touch the principal, but interest rates for CDs and Treasuries no longer allow for that. Frankly, they don’t even keep up with inflation, so […]

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A Million Dollars Isn’t What It Used to Be

We all share a common goal: to grow our nest eggs and make sure they last over the long haul. Our generation was taught to live off the interest and never touch the principal, but interest rates for CDs and Treasuries no longer allow for that. Frankly, they don’t even keep up with inflation, so […]

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Thoughts from the Frontline: The Damage to the US Brand

  There is no doubt that the image – what I will refer to in this letter as the “brand” – of the United States has been damaged in the past month. But what are the actual costs? And what does it matter to the average citizen? Can the US recover its tarnished image and […]

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Federal Reserve Policy Failures Are Mounting

The Fed’s capabilities to engineer changes in economic growth and inflation are asymmetric. It has been historically documented that central bank tools are well suited to fight excess demand and rampant inflation; the Fed showed great resolve in containing the fast price increases in the aftermath of World Wars I and II and the Korean […]

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm…Chekhov’s Gun

  By: Grant Williams During my recent hiatus a number of things happened which I suspect will be the subject of feverish debate amongst the chattering classes (myself included) for months if not years to come. Amidst it all was a bald, bearded man of a certain age, who had transformed himself from a lifelong […]

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Whom Would You Trust with Your Savings: Your Grandfather or Big Brother?

My grandfather was named William Smith, and he was about as common a man as his name implies. He was an army sergeant in WW II, then came home and ran the family farm when the war was over. I doubt he ever heard of Keynesian or Austrian economic theories, but his words of wisdom […]

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Doug Casey: “Government shutdown? I wish…”

(Interviewed by Louis James, Casey Research) The government shutdown is over, and many Americans are breathing a sigh of relief. But there’s no reason to take a shutdown seriously in the first place, said famous resource speculator and libertarian freethinker Doug Casey in a recent interview—it was just a paid holiday for useless public employees […]

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Ten Things to Expect from Obamacare in 2014

Obamacare’s health exchanges opened on October 1. Hopefully you weren’t one of the unlucky guinea pigs who attempted to sign up with a system so crummy that even the Washington Post is calling it a disaster. Given that the impact of Obamacare will only grow from here on out, Casey Research  asked acclaimed Obamacare expert Dr. […]

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Outside the Box: Life-Extending Biotechnologies: Creating and Solving Our Economic Problems

  John Mauldin | October 15, 2013 You know I’ve always been a dreamer (spent my life running ’round) And it’s so hard to change (Can’t seem to settle down) But the dreams I’ve seen lately Keep on turning out and burning out And turning out the same So put me on a highway And […]

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