Archives for January, 2014

How to Profit During High Inflation

Anyone with a technical degree will admit that college programmed them to consider “sell” a dirty word—to think salespeople use trickery to lure consumers into buying things they don’t need. It makes no difference whether it’s an investment product or a Pet Rock; anyone involved with selling or its evil twin marketing is guilty until […]

Read the rest of this entry »

How Putin Conquered South Africa

In the global war for energy supremacy, Russia has won another victory over the United States. This time, the battleground has been South Africa, where Russia’s state-owned nuclear power company, Rosatom, has just signed an agreement to build eight new reactors. Once all of them are operational, South Africa’s nuclear capacity will increase more than […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Thoughts from the Frontline: Forecast 2014: The Killer D’s

  It seems I’m in a constant dialogue about the markets and the economy everywhere I go. Comes with the territory. Everyone wants to have some idea of what the future holds and how they can shape their own personal version of the future within the Big Picture. This weekly letter is a large part […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Thoughts from the Frontline: Forecast 2014: The Killer D’s

  It seems I’m in a constant dialogue about the markets and the economy everywhere I go. Comes with the territory. Everyone wants to have some idea of what the future holds and how they can shape their own personal version of the future within the Big Picture. This weekly letter is a large part […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Some Lessons Cannot Be Learned from an iPad

My wife Jo and I spent a weekend last fall at our daughter Holly’s house, enjoying time with our two young grandchildren, three-year-old Brock and eight-year-old Braidyn. With two young boys, the house can get pretty loud. Not only do they run and shout like all little boys, the noisy games they play on my […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Outside the Box: Knowledge and Power

  In last week’s Thoughts from the Frontline I talked about the Age of Transformation, attempting to refute Robert’s Gordon rather stark and gloomy view of the future growth potential of the economy. That letter generated a rather significant amount of reader response, both pro and con, as not everyone agrees with my decidedly optimistic […]

Read the rest of this entry »

23 Reasons to Be Bullish on Gold

It’s been one of the worst years for gold in a generation. A flood of outflows from gold ETFs, endless tax increases on gold imports in India, and the mirage (albeit a convincing one in the eyes of many) of a supposedly improving economy in the US have all contributed to the constant hammering gold […]

Read the rest of this entry »

How to Find the Best One-of-a-Kind Investments for You

Doctors cannot cure a patient in severe pain by pumping him full of painkillers; they need to accurately diagnose the root cause of the pain before treatment. Without an accurate diagnosis, it is nearly impossible to fix a problem, medical or otherwise. And the stakes are high: a misdiagnosis can trigger treatment that may compound […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Things That Make You Go Hmmm: That Was The Weak That Worked: Part II

  By Grant Williams   |   January 7, 2014 Last week, in Part I of “That Was The Weak That Worked,” we reviewed the equity markets in an attempt to see how equity investors managed to scamper through 2013 with the friskiness of puppies when all about them lay doubt and potential disaster. We found the […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Foreign Holdings Of U.S. Treasuries Have Fallen

  While it is no secret that the US is severely addicted to debt, what some may find surprising is that over half of all privately held US public debt is held by foreigners. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the United States accounted for 37.4% of the world’s imported foreign capital in 2012. […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Page 3 of 4:« 1 2 3 4 »
s2Member®