Thursday, October 27th, 2016 MST

Category: Interesting Issues

Grant Williams Part 1: Why are equity markets rising in the face of falling fundamentals?

Grant Williams, author of the newsletter Things That Make You Go Hmm, recently presented at the 66th Annual CFA Conference in Singapore. The entire presentation is available above, but in this post we’re going to deal with less than ten minutes of his presentation. Although Mr. Williams addresses stock investors, his material should be of

The beginning of the end of the Japanese bond market and its impact on gold.

The following is an excellent presentation by Christine Hughes of Otterwood Capital Management on the beginning of the end of the Japanese bond market and how it has negatively impacted gold in the short term. On April 4, 2013 the Bank of Japan announced their “2-2-2-2” policy in which they will attempt to create 2%

Don’t get any crazy ideas. Only the dollar is money.

Neil Irwin over at the Washington Post recently set about reminding the unwashed masses that, only the dollar is money, in his piece “Bitcoin is ludicrous, but it tells us something important about the nature of money.” He starts us out with his “givens”. “We can all agree that the dollar bills in my wallet

Don’t fear the robots, fear the Fed.

It’s really quite amazing to see the economic fallacies that are trotted out in support of the central banking/fiat money meme. This recent one attempts to blame rising wealth inequality and economic stagnation on the proliferation of robots in manufacturing and automation in general: The alarm over machines posing a real risk to jobs has

Austerity is coming. Excessive government spending guarantees it.

The evidence continues to mount that government spending kills the real economy. In the game of wealth redistribution, every dollar the government takes from the private sector is one less dollar spent by the private sector. For every job that the government creates, a job is lost in the productive economy. At best you could

Government spending kills the real economy

In case you missed them, there were a couple of stories this week that revealed a great deal about the current state of our economy. The first was from Bloomberg concerning several leaked emails from Walmart executives. According to Jerry Murray, Walmart vice president of finance and logistics: “February MTD sales are a total disaster…

The Fed is forcing us to stay on the road to ruin

Stanley Druckenmiller is the former manager of Duquesne Capital, one of the most successful hedge funds ever. He recently gave a rare interview with CNBC in which he spoke about entitlement reform and the implications of our unsustainable national debt. Washington DC has a serious spending problem. One that will eventually lead to a dollar

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