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[Editor's note: This originally ran on Aug. 26, 2015] The most useful part of the “Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy,” according to the novel by the late Douglas Adams, is that it has the words “Don't Panic” written on the cover in large friendly letters. ETF investors would do well to take those words to heart. More ››
2016/08/24 at 4:15pm
Via: Hard Assets Investor
A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssThe US National Debt Load is Second-Worst in the World 0 Views 1 hour agoThe US Office of Management and Budget last month released its latest numbers of US federal debt as a percentage of gross domestic product. According to the OMB, the federal debt is now at 100 percent, which makes it similar to debt levels reached during the aftermath of the second world war when the US was still dealing with its massive war debt. Indeed, since 2008, federal debt levels have been at 50-year highs and at levels one would expect from More ››
2016/08/24 at 2:22pm
Via: Mises Daily
Another must listen hour last night with Mr. Batchelor and Professor Cohen. As The New Cold War grows in intensity and danger, it is imperative that you remain on top of the situation by listening to these weekly discussions. read more More ››
2016/08/24 at 1:59pm
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Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssFree MarketsEntrepreneurshipInterventionismFantasy Football: The Beauty of Capitalism and the Dangers of Government 0 Views We are in the midst of the NFL preseason, which means its fantasy football draft-time for the tens of millions who play fantasy football every year. The growth of the game is truly extraordinary, not only has it become a major device for growing public interest in professional football, but its revenue is now higher than the NFL's.Unfortunately, the success of fantasy football has made it a perfect target for politicians and government bureaucrats looking to either get a slice of the More ››
2016/08/24 at 1:37pm
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Gold and silver investors have strong opinions about third-party storage of metals. Privacy, the lack of counterparty risk, and precious metals' role as “crisis money” are among the most attractive features of physical bullion. So it is no surprise that many investors are totally committed to storing metals at home or someplace else that is both private and accessible 24/7. More ››
2016/08/24 at 12:45pm
Via: GoldSeek
Every presidential campaign, Wall Street, bankers and the “1%-ers” are familiar targets to rev up the Populist vote. Both Clinton and Trump do it (insert joke here). The banks, Wall St., rich people, Tahoe mansions, golf courses ... they're all conspiring against you—the worker, the taxpayer, the mother, the father, the orphaned and widowed—or so candidates make it seem. While it makes for good stump speeches, it never does really unify the masses in a personal way. More ››
2016/08/24 at 12:30pm
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The fact that this is my eighth “NIRP vs. Gold” article, spanning more than three years time, is all the proof you need that this unprecedentedly deformative policy is here to stay – in Peter Schiff's words, a “roach motel” where once a Central bank checks in, it can never check out. Per the table below, replete with links to each of the first seven articles, the first was written in July 2012, mere days before Draghi's infamous “whatever it takes” speech – when ironically, he vowed to “save” the Euro by printing as much of it as he and More ››
2016/08/24 at 11:54am
Via: GoldSeek
Just as we anticipated and laid out for you in yesterday's podcast, the metals were smashed again this morning in a deliberate attempt to drive gold down through its 50-day MA and run the sell-stops below that level. Again, this is all about the reset of price as low as possible before Mother Fellen's speech on Friday. read more More ››
2016/08/24 at 10:42am
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A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssSupport the Mises Institute with Amazon Smile 0 Views 17 min agoSupport the Mises Institute every time you shop with Amazon with Amazon Smile. This link will take you to the Mises Institute's Smile-supported page where you can sign up if you are not already supporting us through Smile.Learn more about Amazon Smile here. Note: The views expressed on Mises.org are not necessarily those of the Mises Institute.Mises Institute Tweet Follow Mises Institute More ››
2016/08/24 at 10:26am
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Arguably the most accurate financial prognosticator in the field, Louis Navellier of Navellier and Associates, returns with bullish comments for equities investors. The US stock market has entered "Meltup" mode, which echoes the sentiments of recent guest and fellow market expert, Ralph Acampora. More ››
2016/08/24 at 10:00am
Via: GoldSeek
Few individuals think about such things, our unpleasant realities, the facts, and mathematical inevitability. It is easier to dream about the “free stuff” we will collect when our favorite Presidential candidate is elected. You know … “hope and change, a chicken in every pot, no more foreign wars, reduce the deficit, free college tuition, free health insurance, lots of free stuff for everybody, no new taxes, kinder and gentler, the check is in the mail,” and further nonsense. More ››
2016/08/24 at 9:55am
Via: GoldSeek
The true value of gold is much higher than the spot price quoted in the market. This is due to several factors, but the most important reason is misunderstood by just about every economist and monetary scientist in the world today. Those who are able to understand the information in this article, will finally be able see the value of gold (money) in a totally different way. More ››
2016/08/24 at 9:37am
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