Archives for January, 2016

Food Prices Soar as the Canadian Dollar Collapses

The Canadian dollar is collapsing… Today, the price of oil dropped to $29 in the U.S. Oil hasn’t been this cheap since 2003. It’s even cheaper in other parts of the world, as The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday (emphasis added): A basket of crude oils sold by the 13 members of the Organization of […]

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Weekend Edition: Doug Casey: Why Do We Need Government?

Editor’s Note: In yesterday’s Weekend Edition, Casey Research founder Doug Casey debunked the myth that governments serve the common people. Today, Doug asks, “Why do we need government at all?” This essay originally appeared in Doug’s hit book, Crisis Investing for the Rest of the 90s. —– Rousseau was perhaps the first to popularize the […]

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Weekend Edition: Doug Casey: The Real Problem is Government

Editor’s Note: Longtime readers know Casey Research founder Doug Casey believes governments do more harm than good. Today, Doug asks a controversial question: does the U.S. government serve any useful purpose? This essay originally appeared in Doug’s hit book, Crisis Investing for the Rest of the 90s. —– I give a good number of speeches […]

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The Ascendance of Sociopaths in U.S. Governance

An International Man lives and does business wherever he finds conditions most advantageous, regardless of arbitrary borders. He’s diversified globally, with passports from multiple countries, assets in several jurisdictions, and his residence in yet another. He doesn’t depend absolutely on any country and regards all of them as competitors for his capital and expertise. Living […]

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The Bear Market Has Arrived… Here’s What to Do

U.S. stocks had another terrible day… Regular readers know U.S. stocks are off to an awful start this year. Last week, the S&P 500 fell 6.0%. It was the index’s worst week since 2011, according to Bloomberg Business. Yesterday, the S&P 500 plunged another 2.5%. All ten sectors in the S&P 500 fell. Consumer discretionary […]

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The FBI’s Worst Nightmare

The bloodbath in oil continues. Yesterday, oil dipped below $30/barrel for the first time since December 2003. Just 18 months ago, a barrel of oil cost $106.77. Oil is off to a horrible start in 2016. The price of oil has fallen every day this year, shocking many Wall Street analysts who called a bottom […]

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Ron Paul Says to Watch the Petrodollar

The chaos that one day will ensue from our 35-year experiment with worldwide fiat money will require a return to money of real value. We will know that day is approaching when oil-producing countries demand gold, or its equivalent, for their oil rather than dollars or euros. The sooner the better. – Ron Paul Ron […]

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The Latest Major Bankruptcy in Mining

Another giant U.S. company is going broke. Arch Coal (ACI), the second-largest U.S. coal producer, filed for bankruptcy yesterday. Coal prices have dropped 98% since 2008, causing a major crisis for the coal industry. Arch Coal’s quarterly sales has fallen in 13 of the last 14 quarters. It missed a $90 million loan payment last […]

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A Stunning Move by the World’s Largest Oil Company

Oil still can’t find a bottom… As Dispatch readers know, the oil market is in crisis. Since June 2014, oil has plunged 69%. It dropped 31% in 2015 alone. So far, 2016 has been even worse. The price of oil has fallen every day this year. On Friday, it closed at $32.88 a barrel, its […]

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The International War on Cash

Back in 2008, I began warning of increasing capital controls that we would see in the future, as a component in the decline of Western economies (Western in the broad sense, including Japan, Australia, etc.) Along the way, it occurred to me that, at some point, governments might collectively attempt to eliminate paper currency in […]

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