Archives for October, 2014

War, Peace, and Financial Fireworks

Politics has long been a driver of international markets and fickle financial systems alike. Everything is connected. Here are some voices from the just-concluded Casey Research Fall Summit talking about cause, effect, and war. James Rickards, senior managing director with Tangent Capital Partners and an audience favorite at investment conferences, says the Middle East, Russia, […]

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Thoughts from the Frontline: The Wayback Machine Birthday Tour

  “That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.” – Aldous Huxley, Collected Essays “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get […]

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Thoughts from the Frontline: The Wayback Machine Birthday Tour

  “That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.” – Aldous Huxley, Collected Essays “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get […]

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Are Fake Cell Towers Intercepting Your Calls?

We’re now into Year 2 AS (After Snowden), and many Americans remain concerned about the security of their cellphone calls. They should be, especially considering a phenomenon that’s hit the news in the past few months. Fake cell towers. With most phones, you have no way of knowing whether someone might be listening in. You […]

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Start Swimming or Drown: Don’t Expect a Life Vest to Save You from Low Rates

Touring the Alamo, presenting on how retirees can succeed in a crisis economy, and picking the brain of one of the world’s top economists, Dr. Lacy Hunt, about the future of low interest rates were among the highlights of my recent trip to San Antonio for the Casey Research Summit. In addition to authoring two […]

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Outside the Box: Why the Fed Is So Wimpy

  Another in what seems to be a small parade of scandals involving secretly recorded tapes of Federal Reserve regulators emerged last week. What a number of writers (including me) have written about regulatory capture over the past decade was brought out into the open, at least for a while. My brilliant young friend (40 […]

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The Single Most Important Lesson from the Casey Summit

At our San Antonio summit, Rick Rule gave a talk that, as always, was well reasoned, packed with facts, and powerfully cogent. His message was simply that bear markets are for buying and bull markets are for selling—and in the future, resource investors with staying power would look back on the current market as “the […]

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