Archives for August, 2014

Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Thinker, Trader, Holder, Why?

  By: Grant Williams Sometimes, just sometimes, you need to stop for a second, take a step back, and reconsider the simplest pieces of any puzzle. David John Moore Cornwall was a real-life spy. A spook. An agent. He worked for Britain’s MI5 and, later, MI6 intelligence services. Whilst there, Cornwall began a little hobby […]

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Stop Investing in Leveraged ETFs

Bigger, faster, better. That’s the turbocharged investment we all want. Miller’s Money Forever subscribers who pay close attention to our portfolio, though, will notice that we don’t hold leveraged ETFs—those with “2x” or “inverse” or “ultra” in their names, which some investors mistake for “better.” Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are a great tool for many portfolios. […]

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Thoughts from the Frontline: Bubbles, Bubbles Everywhere

  The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits. – Albert Einstein Genius is a rising stock market. – John Kenneth Galbraith Any plan conceived in moderation must fail when circumstances are set in extremes. – Prince Metternich I’m forever blowing bubbles, Pretty bubbles in the air They fly so high, […]

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Special Edition: Our Highest-Rated Speech of All Time

Never in my life have I seen a round of applause like this one… and at an event normally composed of conservative, introspective investors to boot. But most surprising of all – and I must admit in my bias here  they were applauding a lawyer. A defense lawyer at that. The usual fare at our […]

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Special Edition: Our Highest-Rated Speech of All Time

Never in my life have I seen a round of applause like this one… and at an event normally composed of conservative, introspective investors to boot. But most surprising of all – and I must admit in my bias here  they were applauding a lawyer. A defense lawyer at that. The usual fare at our […]

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Silver: As Close to a No-Brainer Investment as It Gets

  By Jeff Clark, Hard Assets Alliance Contributor Jim Rogers once quipped that he waits to invest until “there’s a pile of money just sitting there in a corner and I can walk over and pick it up.” In other words, an asset that’s deeply undervalued, widely ignored, with potent fundamentals ready to kick in. […]

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Thoughts from the Frontline: Bubbles, Bubbles Everywhere

  The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits. – Albert Einstein Genius is a rising stock market. – John Kenneth Galbraith Any plan conceived in moderation must fail when circumstances are set in extremes. – Prince Metternich I’m forever blowing bubbles, Pretty bubbles in the air They fly so high, […]

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The Biggest Lesson from Microsoft’s Recent Battle with the US Government

A court ruling involving Microsoft’s offshore data storage offers an instructive lesson on the long reach of the US government—and what you can do to mitigate this political risk. A federal judge recently agreed with the US government that Microsoft must turn over its customer data that it holds offshore if requested in a search […]

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If Mr. Rogers Ruled Wall Street

Wall Street is “rigged.” That’s the word Michael Lewis, author of the bestseller Flash Boys, is spreading among the news networks, and it’s produced a vast outcry in the financial community. Really? As Gordon Gekko, the unscrupulous corporate raider in the ‘87 classic Wall Street, says, “Come on, pal. Tell me something I don’t know.” […]

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Outside the Box: Low and Expanding Risk Premiums Are the Root of Abrupt Market Losses

  Risk premiums. I don’t know anyone who seriously maintains that risk premiums are anywhere close to normal. They more closely resemble what we see just before a major bear market kicks in. Which doesn’t mean that they can’t become further compressed. My good friend John Hussman certainly wouldn’t argue for such a state of […]

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