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Another First on CNBC, Thanks to Rick Santelli


Rick Santelli, CNBC’s commentator on interest rates, is the father of the “tea party” after his rant in 2009 against the government bailouts. Now he is a new supporter of my Gross Output statistic. A few weeks ago, he said on the air that consumer spending drives the economy because “consumption is two-thirds of the economy.” […]

Janet Santa is Coming to Town: A Christmas Gift for You


“As long as the Fed is targeting another bubble in stocks in the name of a ‘wealth effect,’ we can expect this dance to continue.” –Charles Bilello, Yahoo Finance I was talking to a Citibank analyst last week, and he was convinced that “King Dollar” and the sharp decline in energy prices will be a […]

Is a Stock Market Correction Due?


“I think in 2015 we’ll have our first correction.” — Jeremy Siegel on CNBC With the collapse in oil prices (down 40% in the past two months) and energy service stocks, Wall Street has sold off again. Although it’s too early to tell when the next correction hits the stock market, it could happen at […]

New Government Statistic Predicts Boom Ahead


“For forecasting, the new measure [Gross Output] may be more helpful than the GDP measure, because it provides information of goods in process.” — David Colander (Middlebury College) Gross Output (GO), a broader measure of U.S. economic activity published by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, advanced to nearly $30.9 trillion in the second quarter of […]

Neither Easy Money Nor Tight Money


“Ni Democracia ni Dictadura” — Graffiti on wall in Rosario, Argentina I spent a week in Rosario, Argentina, attending and speaking at an Austrian economics conference (www.austrianeconomicsconference.org). About 100 scholars, students and professors gathered at the conference, organized by Frederico Fernandez at the Catholic University. Speakers included Benjamin Powell of Texas Tech University (who spoke about […]

Why Are Conservatives So Ignorant about Gold and Silver?


Surprise, surprise! Last week the terrorist group ISIS announced that it was issuing its own currency. Rejecting the paper money of the “tyrannical West,” the Islamic dinar will be denominated in gold, silver and copper coins. Finally, somebody is listening to Ron Paul… or Keynes, who famously called gold “the barbarous relic.” Now the barbarians […]

Wizard of Wharton Predicts Permanently Low Rates, A Continuation of the Bull Market


“Those who predicted a return of double-digit inflation couldn’t be more wrong.” — Jeremy Siegel Last week on Veteran’s Day, I had breakfast at the magnificent old Union League of Philadelphia with Jeremy Siegel, the University of Pennsylvania’s renowned professor of finance, who is known as the Wizard of Wharton. It was a fortuitous opportunity […]

Will the Elections Make Any Difference?


“Politics is the art of doing something you can do nothing about.” — Mark Skousen “We are protected by the jury box, the ballot box and the cartridge box.” — Senator Steve Symms Funny how politics works. The Republicans were in charge of all three branches of government in 2000, and what did we get? […]

Former Fed Chairman Greenspan Makes Startling Admission


“The Federal Reserve is not independent!” — Alan Greenspan During the weekend, I spoke at the 40th anniversary of the New Orleans Investment Conference and had a great time meeting up with subscribers and signing dozens of copies of “The Maxims of Wall Street” as gift books. I even took several subscribers out to dinner […]

Krugman Alert: Should the United States Adopt the European Model?


Last week, at the invitation of Sheldon Jacobs (a longtime friend in finance and a regular attendee at FreedomFest), I went to see Paul Krugman speak at Westchester Community College, where he spoke before several hundred adults on “The European Welfare States Revisited.” Not very many students were there, but the adults there seemed to […]

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