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Why Isn’t Tesla in the S&P 500?! Better to Invest in My Favorite Active Mutual Fund

09/03/2020

“You can’t beat an index fund if you are trying to beat the market at all times, and most people are trying to do that.” — Ron Baron Ever since John Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group of Funds, created the first index fund, investors have debated whether they should invest in a no-load, low-cost index fund […]

The Greatest Threat to Your Wealth Today: “Crater Lake” Speech II

08/27/2020

“What is the greatest threat to your investments? Inflation.” — Paul Abbott (p. 148, The Maxims of Wall Street) In the summer of 1984, my wife and I visited Crater Lake in Southern Oregon, one of the seven wonders of the world. As the nation’s deepest lake, it is breathtaking to behold. (See photo.) [show photo of […]

Which is Better for the Stock Market, Republicans or Democrats?

08/20/2020

Which is Better for the Stock Market, Republicans or Democrats?   By Mark Skousen   On Aug. 19, I moderated a debate between Steve Moore and Peter Schiff at the MoneyShow Virtual Expo. At one point, I raised the question of “who’s better for the stock market, a Republican or Democratic president?” On its surface, […]

Will the Stock Market Boom or Collapse Under Biden/Harris?

08/13/2020

I gasped when I saw the headline in the Wall Street Journal: “Get Ready for the Biden Stock Boom,” written by Ed Finn, former editor and president of Barron’s. Bob Bleiberg, the editor of Barron’s before him, must be rolling over in his grave. Finn somehow claims that the market will simply ignore the impact of massive tax increases by […]

Better Odds Than Vegas: Penny Mining Stocks!

08/06/2020

“Mining stocks can be a gold mine in an up market but a land mine in a down market.” — Mark Skousen (“Maxims of Wall Street,” p. 153) “You’ve endured the pain, why not enjoy the gain?” — Rick Rule (p. 153) Gold and silver have suddenly entered a major bull market. Last week, gold hit an all-time high […]

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Investors! Do You Live in Fear or Faith?

07/30/2020

“Oh, ye of little faith! If you have faith of a mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, remove hence to yonder place, and it shall remove. Nothing shall be impossible unto you.” — Matthew 17:20 As investors, we live in fear, not faith. We fear the pandemic, we fear the economic depression and we fear a […]

#1 Rule of Investing from the Wizard of Wall Street

07/23/2020

“The really great fortunes are made by concentration, not diversification.” — Gerald Loeb, “Maxims of Wall Street,” p. 157 Who is quoted the most in “The Maxims of Wall Street”? Among living legends, the Oracle of Omaha has the gift of wisdom. Warren Buffett is quoted 34 times in the new 7th edition, and I keep finding new ones […]

Why We Held an Emergency Meeting This Week

07/15/2020

“Never underestimate the size of a panic or the power of a politician.” — Sir Harry Schultz “Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.” — Ben Franklin’s motto for the United States of America. This week was supposed to be the week we all met in Las Vegas for FreedomFest 2020. Over 1,300 people had already signed up, […]

Danger Ahead: Democrats’ Massive Attack on Your Wealth!

07/09/2020

“The wealthiest private owners must return part of what they own to the community every year [via] a progressive tax on wealth.” — Thomas Piketty, Capital and Ideology (2020) Lost in the pandemic crisis is the hidden agenda of the New Socialists: The growing push to adopt a sharply higher progressive tax on your income and a new tax on wealth. […]

The Midas Touch: Will Gold Continue to Shine?

07/02/2020

Special Announcement: It pains me to announce that Gov. Steve Sisolak of Nevada has cancelled FreedomFest 2020 in Vegas. We are outraged. See below for more information. “The impact of the rate of inflation on the price of gold is like tracking the footprints of an animal.” — Julian M. Snyder (“Maxims of Wall Street,” p. 151) Gold gradually has […]

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