Archives for October, 2014

Straight Talk from Yogi Berra: 9 Ways to Retire Rich

“In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.”—Yogi Berra It’s October, AKA the major league baseball postseason. As a lifelong baseball fan, I take the wisdom of Yogi Berra seriously. And when it comes to planning for the autumn of life, Yogi is spot on. It seems as though […]

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Thoughts from the Frontline: Sea Change

  You don’t need a weatherman To know which way the wind blows. – Bob Dylan, “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” 1965 Full fathom five thy father lies. Of his bones are coral made. Those are pearls that were his eyes. Nothing of him that doth fade, But doth suffer a sea-change Into something rich and strange. […]

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Thoughts from the Frontline: Sea Change

  You don’t need a weatherman To know which way the wind blows. – Bob Dylan, “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” 1965 Full fathom five thy father lies. Of his bones are coral made. Those are pearls that were his eyes. Nothing of him that doth fade, But doth suffer a sea-change Into something rich and strange. […]

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The Broken State and How to Fix It

The United States of America is not what it used to be. Unsustainable mountains of debt, continuous meddling by the government and Fed to “stimulate the economy,” and the US dollar’s dwindling status as the world’s reserve currency are very real threats to Americans’ standard of living. Here are some opinions from the recently concluded […]

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Yield-Hungry Baby Boomers Are on a Death March

Today’s forecast: yield-starved investors forced into the market by seemingly permanent low interest rates will continue to be collateral damage. For some, that collateral damage may involve more than the loss of income opportunities… many could be wiped out completely. At the Casey Research Summit last month, I asked the participants in our discussion group: […]

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Outside the Box: The world’s greatest stock picker? Bet you sold Apple and Google a long time ago.

  My good friend Barry Ritholtz, famous for launching The Big Picture blog (and since graduating to being a regular Bloomberg columnist as well as writing a weekly column for the Washington Post), is well-known for being a contrarian. Barry is a regular dinner partner when I get to New York, and he also participates […]

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Gold: Time to Prepare for Big Gains?

Years of a severe downturn in the gold market have left very few bulls to speak out in favor of the yellow metal. Here are some positive opinions on the future of the precious metal, from the recently concluded Casey Research Fall Summit. David Tice, founder of the Prudent Bear Fund, believes we are heading […]

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm: The Consequences of the Economic Peace

  This week’s TTMYGH is going to be a little different. After several weeks on the road and staring down a couple more, I am going to make an attempt to turn the presentation I have been delivering into written form, after many requests for a version that people can look at in the comfort […]

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Cold Feet: Why Shareholders Should Fear the Hasty Corporate Marriage

I never understood why Sears bought Kmart. Sears was a giant retailer, the dominant tenant in shopping malls throughout the US. Kmart was the spawn of S. S. Kresge’s dime stores. They served different consumer groups—different strata. When they came together, they combined a lot of the same merchandise in their stores, and they both […]

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Jim Rickards: Obama’s Abandoning the Saudis for Iran and Dooming the Petrodollar

I sat down with Jim Rickards, author of many best-selling economics and investing books, including his latest, titled The Death of Money. In this exclusive interview, Jim shares his view on the changes in US foreign policy—the newly announced partnership with Iran to help fight ISIS and recent moves away from the petrodollar deal with […]

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