Archives for February, 2014

65 Is Not a Magic Number

Is retirement really all it’s cracked up to be? The answer depends on where you find yourself financially, emotionally, and health-wise come age 65 or so. When we’re young, we trade time for money and hope to stash away enough of it to later reverse the process and trade money for time. Ideally, we’d each […]

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International Buying & Your Shot at 1,000% Gains

As a gold investor in North America, it sometimes feels like I’m living in some far-off land where everyone believes in fairy tales and unicorns. Most people around me don’t seem to see anything wrong with the Fed creating $65 billion a month out of thin air—hey, it’s not $85 billion anymore, what a relief! […]

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Thoughts from the Frontline: A Most Dangerous Era

  “In the economic sphere an act, a habit, an institution, a law produces not only one effect, but a series of effects. Of these effects, the first alone is immediate; it appears simultaneously with its cause; it is seen. The other effects emerge only subsequently; they are not seen; we are fortunate if we […]

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Thoughts from the Frontline: A Most Dangerous Era

  “In the economic sphere an act, a habit, an institution, a law produces not only one effect, but a series of effects. Of these effects, the first alone is immediate; it appears simultaneously with its cause; it is seen. The other effects emerge only subsequently; they are not seen; we are fortunate if we […]

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Debt: The Last Social Taboo?

Social taboos have dropped left and right since I was a young man raising a family, but one is unlikely to disappear any time soon: holding too much personal debt. But debt need not be a personal tragedy nor a badge of shame. For some, it is simply a practical problem with practical solutions. For […]

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Doug Casey on Gold Stocks

The following is an excerpt from famous contrarian speculator and libertarian freethinker Doug Casey’s latest book, Right on the Money. The interview with Casey Research Chief Metals & Mining Analyst Louis James took place on September 30, 2009, when gold stocks were clearly rebounding from their post-crash lows. Doug’s thoughts are just as timely and […]

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Outside the Box: Challenging the Consensus

  One of the most universal consensus calls in the markets today is that interest rates are destined to rise. Thirteen out of 13 major investment banks all think that interest rates for global fixed-income will rise this year. I get nervous when everybody is on the same side of the boat. And so does […]

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Pension Promises Go Unfulfilled

I don’t know which is worse: realizing you cannot keep a promise you made to someone important to you, or being the person who relied on the promise when you grasp that it is not going to be kept. In 1973, I was 33 years old and just starting a public-speaking career. The National Speakers […]

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We Love You, Mr. President!

With Valentine’s Day coming up fast and furious, I wanted to take a moment to give heartfelt thanks to one of my personal heroes this year—the man who single-handedly destroyed US national security and will give smart uranium investors a lot to be grateful for in the coming months. This letter is addressed to him. […]

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We Love You, Mr. President!

With Valentine’s Day coming up fast and furious, I wanted to take a moment to give heartfelt thanks to one of my personal heroes this year—the man who single-handedly destroyed US national security and will give smart uranium investors a lot to be grateful for in the coming months. This letter is addressed to him. […]

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