Archives for December, 2013

Turn off the Tube, Tune out the Media, and Drop out of December Madness

Overconsumption of mass media during the month of December can cause emotional whiplash. Navigating images of smiling shoppers and candy-cane merriment while reading about a derailed train in the Bronx or Syrian refugees has left me pining for the days of yore—when Christmas was still vaguely related to a guy who wore sandals and annoyed […]

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A Fed Policy Change That Will Increase the Gold Price

For investors having a rooting interest in the price of gold, the catalyst for a recovery may be in sight. “Buy gold if you believe in math,” Brent Johnson, CEO of Santiago Capital, recently told CNBC viewers. Johnson says central banks are printing money faster than gold is being pulled from the ground, so the […]

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm – Quoth the Maven, “Evermore”

  By Grant Williams On January 29, 1845, the New York Evening Mirror published a poem that would go on to be one of the most celebrated narrative poems ever penned. It depicted a tragic romantic’s desperate descent into madness over the loss of his love; and it made its author, Edgar Allan Poe, one […]

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Stop Running Scared: Overcome Your Money-Management Phobia

A good friend who recently inherited a few million dollars asked: “Why am I scared to death?” The death that precipitated the inheritance aside, he should have been pleased with his new pile of dough. But managing a lot of money is nerve-racking, especially when it’s your own. Your own sound judgment may evaporate in […]

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Thoughts from the Frontline: The Monster That Is Europe

  By: John Mauldin This week, Geert Wilders and his Party for Freedom in the Netherlands and Marine Le Pen of the Front National (FN) of France held a press conference in The Hague to announce that they will be cooperating in the elections for the European Parliament next spring and hope to form a […]

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Doug Casey on Crisis Investing in Cyprus

Recently, legendary crisis investor Doug Casey and I put our boots to the ground in Cyprus to search the rubble of one of recent history’s most significant financial crises—the financial collapse and bank deposit raid in Cyprus—for incredible bargains. And we found them. In this newly released video interview below, Doug and I detail the […]

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Outside the Box: WTF?

  It is a regular ritual for major US businesses: the end-of-the-quarter conference call in which the CEO dissects what just happened and gives us some insight on what to expect for the future of the company. My good friend Rich Yamarone, the chief economist at Bloomberg, is the creator of the Bloomberg Orange Book, […]

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Fundamentals for Gold Unchanged as Economic Uncertainty Rises

By Justin Spittler, Hard Assets Alliance Analyst With fear and volatility gripping the financial world, many investors find it puzzling that gold—history’s most trusted safe-haven asset—has yet to rebound. Following the Fed’s taper pump-fake and Obama’s appointment of Janet Yellen as the next Federal Reserve Chairman, the ingredients for higher gold prices are in place. […]

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How to Judge Your Financial Advisor

A friend of mine used to have three financial advisors whom he forced into competition. If one started underperforming, he would pull some money from him and give it to the other two. I’ve heard of similar strategies several times now. In some ways, it makes sense. However, this strategy misses the real purpose of […]

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How to Judge Your Financial Advisor

A friend of mine used to have three financial advisors whom he forced into competition. If one started underperforming, he would pull some money from him and give it to the other two. I’ve heard of similar strategies several times now. In some ways, it makes sense. However, this strategy misses the real purpose of […]

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