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Who Can Explain This Amazing Graph of Inflation? Take This Quiz!


“Life is about to change radically.” — Cathie Wood, CEO, Ark Investment Fund   Since 1980, when I started writing my newsletter Forecasts & Strategies, the bond market has been in a raging bull market.  Interest rates have gradually declined from 21% down to practically zero.   But, in 2021, long-term rates are starting to rise again, […]

Why Civil Debates Are Being Canceled in America


“By the collision of different sentiments, sparks of truth strikeout, and political light is obtained.” — Benjamin Franklin (1785) Have you noticed that there are no more debates on CNN, Fox News or MSNBC? The hosts only bring on “experts” to agree with them. Their first words are always, “I agree with you, Tucker,” or, “I agree with […]

China Takes Over Hong Kong: Will It Overtake America?


“Hong Kong’s ties to Beijing are increasingly forged in steel, and its ties to English common law, freedom of speech and democracy have weakened significantly.” — Ed Feulner, former president, Heritage Foundation A great tragedy is unfolding before our eyes. Hong Kong (my favorite destination in Asia) is no longer “one nation, two systems,” as […]

Are You Bullish or Bearish on America and Wall Street?


“Never bet against America.” — Warren Buffett, 2021 Annual Shareholder Report “I’m not a bull, I’m not a bear; I’m a chicken.” — Charles Allmon (“Maxims of Wall Street,” p. 67) “One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” – Pledge of Allegiance It is easy to be bearish on America, with all the shenanigans going on […]

Bitcoin — Digital Fools Gold?


“All that glitters isn’t gold, but the really good stuff is.” — Chip Wood More and more institutional investors and money managers are jumping on board the Bitcoin bandwagon. Tech companies, flush with cash, are investing in the cryptocurrency: Starting with Elon Musk to the tune of $1.5 billion and Larry Ellison at Oracle may be next. […]

New Green Deal? Not So Fast… Plus, My Contest with Rush Limbaugh


“Life is about to change radically.” — Cathie Wood, CEO, Ark Innovation Fund   The energy crisis is back!   I well remember the energy crisis in the inflationary 1970s, when the intergovernmental Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) cut production and gasoline prices skyrocketed. In response, President Nixon imposed price controls, which led to shortages and […]

Why Bitcoin is the New Digital Gold — and Headed Much Higher


“I believe there is no better hedge against inflation than Bitcoin.”  — Cathie Wood, CEO, Ark Innovation Fund  Bitcoin hit an all-time high of $45,000 after CEO Elon Musk announced in an SEC filing last week that Tesla, the electric car company, has “invested $1.5 billion in bitcoin” and will soon start accepting it as payment for […]

How Do You Get Rid of a Bad Idea ($15 Minimum Wage Law)? With a Better Idea!


                  Fun Event for Subscribers in Southern California I’m pleased to announce that author Tom Woods, host of the popular daily podcast The Tom Woods Show and senior fellow at the Mises Institute, will be speaking on “Covid and the Two Americas” on Tuesday evening, March 2, at the Paddy’s […]

An Epic Short Squeeze: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Is Back; But Their Victory May Be Short Lived.


“Never short a trend.” — Michael Sheimo (# 10 in my “List of 15 Nevers”, p. 218, “Maxims of Wall Street”) Many analysts, including yours truly, believe the Fed’s low-interest rate policy has created a bubble on Wall Street. Government spending is out of control (the national debt is approaching $28 trillion and rising fast). Meanwhile, […]

What Is the Best Way to Make Money FAST?


“Better to get a fast nickel than a slow dime.” — Robert Allen There have been plenty of opportunities in the past year to make money — a lot of money ––and to make it fast. My newsletter, Forecasts & Strategies, is geared to the long-term investor, but every once in a while, stocks and funds […]

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