Archives for April, 2014

Learn to Trust Your Own Financial Judgment

Keep this goal in mind as you read on: solid income and growth with minimal risk and no catastrophic losses. Just tuck it in the back of your head. Subscriber Brian A. wrote sharing a common concern: “I subscribe to your newsletter for the purpose of diversifying my portfolio as well as taking more responsibility […]

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Learn to Trust Your Own Financial Judgment

Keep this goal in mind as you read on: solid income and growth with minimal risk and no catastrophic losses. Just tuck it in the back of your head. Subscriber Brian A. wrote sharing a common concern: “I subscribe to your newsletter for the purpose of diversifying my portfolio as well as taking more responsibility […]

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Thoughts from the Frontline: The Lions in the Grass, Revisited

  “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: The Lions in the Grass, Revisited

  “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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Outside the Box: Hollow Men, Hollow Markets, Hollow World

  I’m sitting in the British Airways lounge at Heathrow terminal 5, or in other words in my usual office, and trying to catch up on my reading. I was particularly intrigued by my good friend and economic philosopher Ben Hunt’s latest Epsilon Theory post, which he calls “Hollow Men, Hollow Markets, Hollow World.” As […]

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Fight Club

  By Grant Williams  |  April 1, 2014 Sometimes the sand shifts beneath your feet without your realizing it. Other times you can see it happening.  In November 1975, at a summit meeting in the picturesque Château de Rambouillet near Paris, leaders of the six richest industrial powers gathered to form a rather exclusive, though […]

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Thin Your Waist to Fatten Your Wallet

My doctor told me to lose weight. … I lost 10 lb. … I gained 10 lb. I’ve said those words to my editor Ann all too often over the last two years. Last month when I proudly announced that I’d bought new walking shoes to replace my old Nike Airs and had lost a […]

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Thin Your Waist to Fatten Your Wallet

My doctor told me to lose weight. … I lost 10 lb. … I gained 10 lb. I’ve said those words to my editor Ann all too often over the last two years. Last month when I proudly announced that I’d bought new walking shoes to replace my old Nike Airs and had lost a […]

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