Archives for February, 2015

Outside the Box: Shovelin’ Schmitt Against the Tide

  There is an obsession in the marketplace over the date when the Fed will once again begin to raise rates. As if another 25 basis points is going to change the economics on tens of trillions of dollars of investments. But as we reflect on the issue more deeply, it becomes obvious that a […]

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Foreign Real Estate Is the New Swiss Bank Account

Financial privacy is essentially dead. I think it’s only prudent to assume that sooner or later all the details of your financial life will come to rest in a government computer—if they haven’t done so already—and to plan accordingly. We live in a world where pretty much every penny you earn, save, and spend is […]

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Investing Inertia Won’t Keep Your Cash Safe

A dear friend asked for help—the sort of help you might need too. She’s retired, lives alone, and has a modest nest egg. But the thought of losing any of her life savings terrifies her. Let’s call my friend “Sally.” Sally doesn’t trust stockbrokers or any commission-based investment advisors, and she confided that all of […]

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Thoughts from the Frontline: Debt Be Not Proud

  Some things never change. Here is Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk, one of the founding intellectuals of the Austrian school of economics, writing in January 1914, lambasting politicians for their complicity in the corruption of monetary policy: We have seen innumerable variations of the vexing game of trying to generate political contentment through material concessions. If […]

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A Math-Free Guide to Higher and Safer Returns

I can make you instantly richer, and safely, by explaining a finance concept with a story about a dog. There’s a hole in your pocket you probably don’t know about. You may feel instinctively that something is wrong, but unless you look in the right place, you won’t find the problem. The money you’re losing […]

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Outside the Box: What Uber Could Teach the American Economy

  When I travel around the country, one of the questions that comes up often in conversation is, where will the jobs of the future come from? I have a stock answer that I glibly offer: In 1980, the Japanese were beating our brains out. Inflation was well into the double digits, as was unemployment. […]

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Safety in Numbers, Protection in Options

If you want to fail as an investor, the possibilities are endless. Buying stocks on a whim, holding on to the losers for too long, and dumping winners too soon are just a few ways to start. Options, like anything else, can cost you money or make you money. Due to the leverage employed when […]

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Dear Harry Dent: Wanna Bet?

Some of you may be aware that investment guru Harry Dent has publicly stated that gold will fall to $250-$400. He specifically predicted: Around $700/ounce is a certainty in gold by 2015 to 2016, and $250 is a possibility well down the line by 2020–2023. His forecast is largely based on his belief that deflation […]

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Doug Casey on ISIS, Gold, Oil, and What to Expect in 2015

Today’s feature is a special treat: a peek into the brain of one of the most successful speculators of all time. In what follows, Doug Casey talks to Louis James about what to expect in 2015. Doug weighs in on today’s most important issues, including ISIS, oil, Putin, and the stock market. He even sticks […]

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Thoughts from the Frontline: Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Pension Fund Managers

  We do not have to look to Greece to find massively underfunded obligations. Here in the US we can find hundreds of examples, willingly created by politicians and businessmen who proclaim they are working for the public good. We call them pension funds, but they’re just another form of unfunded debt. A sovereign bond […]

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