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Surprise, Surprise! Who’s Going to Win in November?


“Madmen in authority are distilling their frenzy from some academic scribbler of a few years back.” — John Maynard Keynes One of our keynote speakers at next month’s FreedomFest is Allan Lichtman, a political professor at American University and author of the influential book, “The Keys to the White House.” He has the unique distinction of correctly predicting the […]

Is the Almighty Dollar About to Crash?


“At its creation, the only destiny a currency has is devaluation.” — Franz Pick   (“Maxims of Wall Street,” p. 149) The world is awash in debt amounting to $250 trillion. This figure has also risen rapidly during the latest unpleasantness. Since most of that debt is denominated in dollars that are held outside the United States, […]

These Two Charts Cannot Be Ignored by Investors


“Being the richest man on a sinking ship is a bitter victory.” — John A. Pugsley “What is the greatest danger to your investments? Inflation.” — Paul Cabot As the economy has opened up, the stock market has skyrocketed and now the Nasdaq is in positive territory for the year. In my newsletter, Forecasts & […]

Avoid This #1 Mistake and You Will Be Rich


“To reduce risk it is necessary to avoid a portfolio whose securities are all highly correlated with each other.” — Harry Markowitz Yesterday I had the supreme experience of having lunch in La Jolla, California, with the father of modern portfolio theory, Harry Markowitz. He is considered to be a legend on Wall Street. The […]

Arnie vs. Jack: Who Was the Better Investor?


“I’d rather win one big tournament in my entire life than make the cut every week.” — Arnold Palmer (p. 160, “Maxims of Wall Street”) I’ve played golf most of my life, and have always enjoyed the sport once I stopped keeping score! I especially remember the invitation I received from a member (and subscriber) […]

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I am 99% Sure That This Investment Will Make You Money in 2020: I Won A Contest to Prove It!


“The dance down Wall Street isn’t random, it’s a dance.” — Ken Fisher (p. 57, “The Maxims of Wall Street”) Every other year at Chapman University, I teach a popular class called Financial Economics, where I identify the great financial economists who have made a contribution to the world of investing. We study the works […]

The New Abnormal: Stagflation!


“Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” — Ben Franklin Friends keep sending me letters asking if I’m “safe, secure and sane,” or ending their missives with “stay safe.” Frankly, I’d rather be FREE and prosperous. The government’s endless efforts to restrict our liberties by creating […]

Be a Contrarian for a Day – and Win Big!


“Buy when everyone is selling and hold until everyone is buying. This is more than a catchy slogan. It is the very essential of successful investing.” — J. Paul Getty (“Maxims of Wall Street,” p. 46) Investors are always told to be a contrarian, to bet against the crowd. “Don’t buy what’s hot — buy […]

May Day! May Day! Is Government Out of Control? What It Means to Investors


“It seems monstrously wrong to surrender the world to the looters, and monstrously wrong to live under their rule.” — Francisco d’Anconia (“Atlas Shrugged,” by Ayn Rand) “Everything will end badly.” — Bill Henry (“Maxims of Wall Street,” p. 111) The Four Horsemen of Free Enterprise Meet Up! Yesterday, I co-moderated a unique two-hour MoneyShow webinar, an Economic Summit. Steve Moore, […]

A World Turned Upside Down: Are We Heading for Inflation or Deflation?


  “It’s a World Turned Upside Down” — Theme of the Ruff Times Convention, 1979. Back in the late 1970s and early 1980s, I was part of a big debate in the hard-money movement. Were we headed for more inflation ahead or a massive deflationary depression? I collect rare books from that crisis era. One is “Survive […]

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