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What is America’s Financial Outlook in 2016?


The New Year is here, and it’s the year which everyone has been waiting for to discover if America will rise up to become great again following the November elections. The markets already are worried. Wall Street is in turmoil in response to events occurring in China and the Middle East. This week, famed investor George […]

Bears Make Headlines, Bulls Make Money


The subtitle of my collection of “Maxims of Wall Street” (over 2,000 of the new 4th edition sold during the holiday season) is “Bears make headlines, bulls make money.” That adage was never as true as this year. The doom-and-gloom reports came out of the woodwork in 2015: the dollar was going to collapse and […]

Why the U.S. Mint has Sold Out of Silver Coins


The above headline came from an article in Casey Research about the fact that the U.S. Mint sold out of American Eagle Silver Dollars in December 2015 and is minted more than 47 million silver dollars this year. Your editor and Doug Casey compare American Eagle silver and gold coins at the New Orleans Conference […]

Fed Raises Rates: Good or Bad for the Economy?


“Finally, the Fed made the right decision. It’s like removing price controls from the credit markets!” — Steve Forbes Yesterday, my wife and I spent more than an hour in a private meeting with Steve Forbes at his company’s new world headquarters in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Forbes moved last year from its beloved offices on iconic […]

If Warren Buffett Can’t Beat the Market, How Can You?


In May, my son Todd and I attended the 50th anniversary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A), the investment company run by Warren Buffett from his offices in Omaha, Nebraska. We celebrated the fact that Buffett is the greatest investor of all time. In 1973, Berkshire stock traded for $78 a share. Today, it’s worth $200,000. That’s a […]

Should You Invest in Solar and Alternative Energy?


“The difference between a rich investor and a poor investor is the quality — and timeliness — of his information.” — Bernard Baruch (from “The Maxims of Wall Street”) With the U.N. Climate Change Conference going on in Paris, suddenly renewable alternative energy stocks like First Solar and Solar City are rallying. Will the rally […]

‘How Much of the Economy is Consumer Spending? Actually Only 30%!’


Last week Alex Green, the chief investment strategist of the Oxford Club, wrote an article on the importance of Christmas in the economy and googled the question, “How much of the economy is consumer spending?” The responses came up as 70%. This is a common response based on a fallacy in the media — that the economy […]

When Will the Doomsayers Be Right? 


“The end is not nigh: people and markets adapt to even the worst circumstances.” — David Tepper, billionaire hedge fund manager On Monday, I moderated and debated two doomsayers who are expecting a major bear market in the stock market “soon.” The panel debate took place only a few days after the Islamic State’s terrorist attack on […]

Magic GO Metric Reveals Robust Economy and Confirms Bull Market


“National income accounting has long been unfathomably flawed and worse by the decade but Mark Skousen’s introduction of gross output (GO) has been a big step forward in portraying a more total picture of the economy and where and when it’s vulnerable. Kudos to Mark for it being adopted.” — Ken Fisher, CEO, Fisher Investments, member […]

What was the Most Shocking News at the New Orleans Conference?


Since the mid-1970s, I’ve attended every New Orleans Investment Conference, the granddaddy of gold-bug conventions. This year was my 40th time. I started my investment career in the hard-money movement. My first investment wasn’t a stock or bond, but a silver dollar, following the advice of Harry Browne in his bestselling book, “You Can Profit from a Monetary […]

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