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Affluent Investor | June 24, 2017

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July 13, 2015 |

Bubbles Never Pop Painlessly

Investors are obsessed over predicting the timing of the Fed’s first interest rate hike. Will it raise the Fed Funds rate in September, or wait until next year? But it is far more important to get a grasp on the … Read More

July 10, 2015 |

Chinese Market Manipulation at Work?

Several years ago I was brought into a secretive U.S. government agency. Senior people there had read my book Secret Weapon; How Economic Terrorism Had Brought Down the U.S. Stock Market and Why It Can Happen Again. They wondered if … Read More

July 9, 2015 |

Chinese Government Isn’t God, and Can’t Suspend the Laws of Economics

You know there is a problem when you hear something like this: The Chinese authorities have halted all new listings on the stock market. The reason? They want people to buy shares, not sell them. They think more buying is … Read More

July 9, 2015 |

How Banning Risk Makes This Market Riskier

Mainstream economists, excluding those at the Bank for International Settlements, have stuck with their ancient superstition that recessions are random events, each with its own special cause, known technically as shocks that send the economy spinning out of equilibrium. Central … Read More

July 8, 2015 |

Don’t Be Fooled By the 223,000 Payroll Increase

Don’t be fooled by the 223,000 increase in payroll jobs reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on Thursday. The BLS also revised its estimates for April and May downward by a total of 60,000 jobs, making the … Read More

July 8, 2015 |

Greek Tragedy: What a Phase Three Meltdown Looks Like

Many who read our Pentagon report on economic warfare want to know “what’s next?” Basically, we outlined a three-phased economic attack in 2009 with two of those phases already complete.

  1. We believe that the first phase was an attack that … Read More
July 7, 2015 |

Greece and Puerto Rico: Previews of Coming Attractions

Governor Alejandro García Padilla of Puerto Rico said this week he does not think the Commonwealth will be able to pay back the $73 billion in debt owed to bondholders. I find this rare bit of honesty totally refreshing. … Read More

July 7, 2015 |

Greece, Gold, and Silver

The prices of the metals drooped further this shortened week (Friday was a holiday in the US, as the Fourth of July, Independence Day, occurred on Saturday). The S&P 500 index also fell this week, as did crude oil.

Markets … Read More

July 6, 2015 |

No, It’s Not Supply Side Heresy to Oppose Obama Trade Bill

Writing about TPP, “Fast Track,” and all the associated skirmishing is made somewhat difficult by the secrecy of the legislative text. That said, supply-side thought leader John Tamny declares “The TPP is a no-brainer.” (If Tamny means free trade is … Read More

July 6, 2015 |

The Silent Undermining of the Seemingly Strong Dollar and What Texas is Doing About It

There’s no doubt that the American dollar remains the most desired major currency on the planet. And, over the past year, the dollar has actually strengthened substantially despite predictions to the contrary. Yet, current strength is no excuse for complacency. … Read More

July 3, 2015 |

Americans Don’t Vote FOR Our Party, We Vote Against The Other Party

What’s really at the root of America’s political misery? We say: people just are not listening to each other. It’s not merely at the level of elected officials. Elected officials are only the tip of the iceberg. And the … Read More

July 2, 2015 |

This Ratio Signals Recession

In past articles I have reviewed sound models signaling the Fed’s money printing has made the economic expansion unsustainable. Those included Spitznagel’s Misesian Index, Shiller’s Cyclically Adjusted Price Earnings (CAPE) ratio, and others. I just discovered a new one, … Read More

July 1, 2015 |

How Big Government’s 100 Years’ War on Healthcare Killed My Wife

Big Government killed my wife. Years before a very dedicated team of physicians saved and extended her life, but the second or third class of doctors— all trained by the same schools and salaried by the same enormous government medical … Read More

July 1, 2015 |

My Appearance on the Collective Wisdom Podcast

Today I was the featured guest on the podcast for Collective Wisdom, a wonderful little 9-minute blurb that appears on Chuck Jaffa’s Moneylife show. I actually recommend this podcast EVERY week as it: a) always features a HighTower partner sharing … Read More

June 30, 2015 |

Rates Are Rising for All the Wrong Reasons

Wall Street carnival barkers are relishing in the fantasy that the economy has finally achieved escape velocity. Therefore, they accept with alacrity that this is the primary reason why interest rates have started to rise. However, the fact still remains … Read More

June 30, 2015 |

Greece, Greece, and More Grease

Sunday afternoon I began receiving text after text and tweet after tweet regarding the Dow market futures reflecting a 450 point drop behind the news that Greek banks would close today and capital controls would be implemented as the country … Read More

June 29, 2015 |

What Do Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton, Rand Paul, Bernie Sanders, and Ted Cruz’s Shoes Tell Us About Them?

Forget the speeches, the debates, the Dark Money, the white papers, the talking points, the high gloss commercials. The secret to the character — and agenda — of the presidential candidates is hidden in plain sight. Don’t “follow the … Read More

June 29, 2015 |

Why the Fed Is Afraid To Raise Interest Rates

Even though the major stock market averages are flat for the first six months of the year, by nearly every measure the stock market is still extremely overvalued. This point is not lost on Ms. Yellen and company, as the … Read More

June 29, 2015 |

Why Government Enablers Want To Abolish Cash

The stories are all over the Internet. Governments are forcing us into a cashless society. Supposedly the pretext is terrorism, and the real reason is to take more control. No doubt more power appeals to politicians, and banning cash … Read More

June 26, 2015 |

What Justice Roberts Did Right This Week

On June 22, the Supreme Court released its decision in Horne v. Department of Agriculture. When I wrote about Horne after oral arguments last fall, I called it the “raisin ripoff” case because the federal government (specifically, the Department of … Read More

June 26, 2015 |

How Could the Fed Protect Us from Economic Waves?

Mainstream economists tell us that the Federal Reserve protects us from economic waves, indeed from the business cycle itself. In their view, people naturally tend to go overboard and cause wild swings in both directions. Thus, we need an … Read More

June 26, 2015 |

If The Republicans Won’t Win The Argument There’s No Way They’ll Win The War

“Climate Denier.”

One of the environmental advocates who coined this term recently revealed to Jean Chemnick, a reporter for E&E, one of the Left’s most potent weapons in dominating the policy discourse (even while, often although not always, losing political … Read More

June 25, 2015 |

Why I Cannot Support Jeb Bush as the GOP Nominee (Warning: Some on the Right Will Not Be Happy)

If a man named Jeb Smith was running for the GOP nomination, had been the Florida Governor for two terms with the exact same record as the man we know as Jeb Bush, had the exact same immigration policy prescriptions … Read More

June 24, 2015 |

Affluence is Good, but Not Satisfying

You can beat the market without feeding your soul. You can make millions and leave your heart a beggar. You can retire young and rich and know you’ve missed it. ‘It’ is fulfillment. ‘It’ is soulish prosperity. ‘It’ can’t … Read More

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