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Thoughts from the Frontline: Special Updates from the Strategic Investment Conference: Day 3

By Worth WrayGood morning from 30,000 feet, somewhere over the great American West! I admit to being a little overwhelmed as I write to you on my way home from the Strategic Investment Conference. After three days with two dozen of the finest investors, economists, and political scientists anywhere in the English-speaking world, it is […]

Is China’s Economy Cooling or Overheating?

By You may know the Doctor Dolittle stories. One of the characters is the pushmi-pullyu. It’s a creature with two heads…one at each end of its body. When the creature wants to walk, each end wants to walk in the opposite direction. Needless to say, confusion ensues. It’s a situation we see happening right […]

Ink + Paper Doesn’t Equal Value: Prechter on Fiat Money

By Elliott Wave International My dad will turn 84 this year. When he was born, you could walk into a Federal Reserve Bank or the Treasury and redeem your paper money for gold. It actually said you could on every piece of U.S. paper currency: “Redeemable in gold on demand at the United States Treasury, […]

Time Is the Trigger for Equities and Bullion: Charles Oliver

Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report (5/19/14) Charles Oliver, lead portfolio manager with the Sprott Gold and Precious Minerals Fund, believes the only thing between investors and bigger investment returns on precious metals equities and bullion, especially silver, is time. In this interview with The Gold Report, Oliver discusses silver and gold demand […]

The Senior Strategist: Watch out for the 10-year bond yields

The Senior Strategist with his outlook for the week ahead. Markets will navigate a series of economic reports while traders worry the lowest bond yields in 2014 could sting stocks. Should we be worried? Wednesday we can look forward to Fed-minutes, and Thursday we have the Flash PMIs from China, Europe and the US. Legal information Video […]

Thoughts from the Frontline: Special Updates from the Strategic Investment Conference: Day 2

By Worth WrayHello again from the Strategic Investment Conference in San Diego, California! John Mauldin took the stage on day 2 with a powerful message: while the human brain struggles to anticipate exponential change, our economic future quite literally depends on a race between two accelerating curves – debt and innovation. Just as exponential growth […]

Sometimes it’s Best to Not Look Inside the ‘Investing Sausage’

By There’s an old saying attributed to the former German chancellor Otto von Bismarck, ‘Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.’ Whether Bismarck actually said that or not doesn’t matter. It’s the words, not the source of the words, that’s important. The point is that sometimes it’s better […]

Wealth and Happiness: The Other Wealth Effect

By Central bankers around the world have broken the taboo of printing money one after the other since the global financial crisis. Their aim was to pump the stock market higher to make investors feel richer. This concept was named ‘the wealth effect’. Did it work? I’m far from sure. The economy in the […]

Thoughts from the Frontline: Special Updates from the Strategic Investment Conference: Day 1

By Worth Wray Good morning from sunny San Diego, California! As the sun rises on the second day of the Strategic Investment Conference, I am absolutely blown away. John and Altegris put on an amazing show, and this is simply unlike any investment conference I have ever attended. Let me explain… In my experience, these […]

How to Manage a Crisis… Before It Happens

By Dennis Miller, My wife Jo and I live in Central Florida, and having ridden out a few hurricanes in our lives, we’re as well prepared as we can be for emergencies. We have, among other things, a generator, food, batteries, candles, and a water purification kit. My wife and I visited Punta Gorda, […]

The State of the Market

By Each January, except in a year following a general election, the US president delivers the State of the Union address. It usually involves the president saying, ‘The State of the Union is strong’. They’ll say it’s strong even if the Union isn’t strong. So as we begin the approach towards the middle of […]

J.P.Morgan’s Geoff Meacham Plucks Biotechs with Upside from a Down Market

Source: George S. Mack of The Life Sciences Report (5/15/14) A downtrending market is troublesome for investors, but does present interesting opportunities through creation of lower valuations. Finding the right names in the wobbly life sciences environment requires a sharp eye and depth of experience. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, J.P. […]

Think Like a Brain Surgeon: Dr. Christopher James Offers Fresh Perspectives on Six Exciting Biotechs

Source: George S. Mack of The Life Sciences Report (5/15/14) New perspectives on well-followed biotech stocks are greatly appreciated. That’s what we get here from Managing Director and Senior Biotechnology Analyst Christopher S. James M.D. of Brinson Patrick Securities. Something else that’s treasured is discovering a brand-new biotech stock that no other analyst is […]

Why the Commonwealth Bank Share Price Dropped Today

By What Happened to the Commonwealth Bank Share Price? Shares of Commonwealth Bank of Australia [ASX:CBA] dropped 1% Friday, closing just below the all time record high the company reached the day before. Why Did this Happen to the CBA Share Price? With Commonwealth Bank trading close to a record high, investors rightly wonder […]

Why the IOOF Holdings Share Price Went Up Today

By What Happened to the IOOF Holdings Share Price? Shares in diversified financial services provider IOOF Holdings Ltd [ASX:IFL] have gained nearly 1.5% today, outperforming a sluggish broader market. The stock has risen off a nine-month low to close at $8.25 per share. Why Did this Happen to the IFL Share Price? IOOF has […]