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Affluent Christian Investor | May 30, 2020

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November 16, 2015 |

Time For US, Russia, To Team Up Against ISIS

It is very temping right now to advocate a massive escalation of the war against IS in Syria and Iraq. This would be a mistake. It is in fact exactly what Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi – the proclaimed Caliph of the … Read More

November 12, 2015 |

Probability Markets Show Jeb’s Catastrophic Collapse

Tuesday’s Republican debate seems to have solidified Jeb Bush’s collapse. The feeling before the debate was that he needed a powerful performance that grabbed headlines in order to reverse the popular image of his campaign as being dead before voting … Read More

November 12, 2015 |

How the Fed is Making Wealth Destruction Profitable

Many people agree that it’s important to move to a free market in money (i.e. the gold standard). They also say that it’s just as important to fight bad taxes and regulation. In their view, government interference in the economy … Read More

November 5, 2015 |

One Way Health Care Exchanges Are Failing

Donald Trump has been screaming about premiums going up this year for Obamacare health insurance policies.

But he should see what happens when they go down.

That’s what has happened in Indiana, where average premiums for 2016 health coverage on … Read More

November 5, 2015 |

The Service Economy

I have visited and spent weeks at a time in Europe. On this recent trip however, something clicked for me as I stared out my hotel window at a train station and seeing other public mass transportation moving on the … Read More

October 30, 2015 |

Political Prediction Markets: Rubio Rises, Jeb Collapses

Jeb Bush was supposed to be the Republican nominee. It was almost a foregone conclusion at the start of the campaign, but after leading the pack for six months in betting markets, he has now collapsed. This has been to … Read More

October 30, 2015 |

No Happy Ending in Obamanomics

Despite the prognostications of those who have been saying since 2009 that the economy is “finally” on the mend, there is very little data to support the contention. Quite the contrary: There is a lot of data to support the … Read More

October 28, 2015 |

Political Odds Data: Queen Hillary Ascends, Prince Jeb Descends

Hillary was always going to win the nomination, and the betting markets always knew it. For nearly two months, political pundits were describing Hillary’s imminent collapse. She was losing ground in opinion polling for early states to Bernie Sanders, and … Read More

October 26, 2015 |

What Sermons SHOULD SAY About Wealth and Poverty

Finding ourselves in the silly season of this run-up to election year we shouldn’t be surprised to be confronted with acerbic and divisive political rhetoric. Seeing that we have a president that is at least a closet – Marxist, it … Read More

October 26, 2015 |

Lies, Darned Lies, and Democrats

Bring along lots of dry statistics — it’s the very best sauce a humorous book can have. Ingeniously used, they just make a reader smack their chops in gratitude.

Mark Twain

 

If you were betting on … Read More

October 26, 2015 |

Are You An Invisible Christian?

In 2013 Mark Burnett, the #1 TV Hollywood producer, was our keynote speaker in front of 450 attendees at the ELO World Conference in Vancouver, Canada. One guest as she walked into the ballroom, gasped, “I’ve been told about Christians … Read More

October 23, 2015 |

Why Have Gold Miners Stopped Hedging Against Gold Prices?

There are two ways to run a gold mining company. One respects the simple fact that it is producing money. It is not eager to trade its the money it produces for government paper, legal tender laws be damned. It … Read More

October 22, 2015 |

Monetary Stimulus as History’s Weapon of War

Throughout history armies have used counterfeit currency as a weapon of war. Interestingly enough, the method used is nearly precisely what central banks do today to their own economies. The history of monetary stimulus as weapon of war informs … Read More

October 21, 2015 |

Michael Novak Anticipated ObamaCare Thirty Years Ago

In his landmark 1982 book, “The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism,” Michael Novak identified why socialism was failing and capitalism was prevailing. This was before the policies of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher had really begun to have an impact on … Read More

October 20, 2015 |

In Democrats, Socialists Find Dead Cat Bounce

In Wall Street parlance they call it a “dead cat bounce.” That’s when a stock that is getting killed briefly pops back up giving investors hope that the cat really isn’t dead, but resurrected. And that hope makes investors do … Read More

October 19, 2015 |

The Fake Falling Deficit and the Phony Unemployment Drop

The good news is that unemployment is going to continue to decline, says a new research note from investment house Goldman Sachs. The bad news is that doesn’t mean you’ll necessarily have a job as the joblessness rate continues to … Read More

October 19, 2015 |

Gold is Up, but Fundamental Price is Still Higher

The dollar dropped about half a milligram gold, and 50mg silver.

But who wants to read about the universal currency falling, failing? Few people are so barbarous as to think of the dollar’s value as being priced in terms … Read More

October 15, 2015 |

Winter Storm China Newest Excuse for Slow US Growth

The worm has turned for China and the U.S.

But unfortunately it’s because both countries are rotten apples, full of worms.

Remember when China was lecturing Obama about having greater fiscal discipline? Sure you do: It’s memorable in popular culture … Read More

October 15, 2015 |

Everything You Need to Know About Our Failing Monetary System But Were Afraid to Ask

Larry Parks conducts this fast-moving interview with Keith Weiner. In 30 minutes, they cover many of the topics central to understanding the consequences of dishonest money. This discussion is accessible to the layman without expertise in economics.

Keith Weiner

Keith Weiner … Read More

October 13, 2015 |

Mean Insurance Company Rips Off Starving Widows and Children, But Big Government Could Be The Real Beneficiary!

Here’s the story: Big Bad Insurance Company that insures many military active duty and veterans – in a sweetheart (Of course!) deal with the government, coerces helpless widows and orphans into keeping life insurance proceeds with said company so they … Read More

October 13, 2015 |

The Decline and Fall of Silver Backwardation

The gold price moved up $18. However, the silver price moved up 60 cents which is a much bigger percentage. The silver community is getting pretty excited.

A market trend will often begin when a small number of traders … Read More

October 13, 2015 |

Skating to Where the Puck Will Be

Hockey great Wayne Gretzky attributed much of his success to skating to where the puck will be—not where it’s been. In 15 years, the predominant cultures in the US will likely look different than today’s. Question: Who’s skating to … Read More

October 12, 2015 |

Good Management Makes for Great Investing

Investors with the time will want to imitate Warren Buffet and invest in a few good companies rather than put up with a host of losers in an index fund, but analyzing individual companies in the way that Ben Graham … Read More

October 12, 2015 |

Sorry Soros: China’s Not All That

In 2011, masochistic Liberals embraced China as the model empire from which the United States could learn much. They were organized, we heard. They could manage change better then the West, we were told. They got things done, it was … Read More

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