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Precious Metals Coins Provide Refuge from Market Fallout

Precious metals coins provide investors with diversification and a refuge from the current volatility of stocks. With the prices of gold and silver falling during the past five years by 14.81 percent and 40.86 percent, respectively, the timing [...]
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Markets Holding up under Tariff Tantrum Conditions

Last Friday’s negative trading session for stocks, which all but erased any gains for the week, left a burn mark on the ever-resilient bullish sentiment that has characterized the primary trend. Global trade matters greatly, and the prospect [...]
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The Austrian Indicator: What Is It Predicting Now?

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I presented two papers on Austrian economics at the annual Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE) last week. One was called “Squaring the Mises Circle: How to Integrate Austrian Economics in the Classroom and Mainstream Textbooks.” The [...]
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We Used to Care About One Another

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Once upon a time, we cared about the welfare of our fellow Americans. Farmers in the Midwest devastated by tornadoes, trailer parks washed away in a Florida hurricane, our country’s ranking on various international comparisons — we all [...]
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Does Donald Trump Hate Freedom?

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The president seems to want a trade war with China. The president also seems to want a war with Jeff Bezos and Amazon.com (AMZN).   A broader way to say this is that the president seems to want to wage war on you and me. I say this, regrettably, [...]
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Highlighting a Fund for Those Bullish on the Dollar

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The PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish ETF (UUP) marks the start of a series of currency funds that we will cover in our next several ETF Talks. UUP tracks an index of USDX futures contracts that rises in value as the U.S. dollar appreciates. Currency [...]
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Precious Metals Offer Alternative to Diversify from Equities

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Precious metals provide an alternative way for investors to diversify their holdings and to find shelter from the volatility of traditional equities. Investors who like to buy assets on the cusp of an advance may find gold and silver appealing, [...]
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FAANG Stocks Taken to the Woodshed in Tech-Led Market Correction

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There is no way to put a positive spin on the carnage in what has been the torchbearer for the stock market during the past three years. While there are some major winning stocks in several sectors, the most successfully “crowded” trade [...]
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The Recent Storm of Contract Dysfunction

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Word is bond. That’s the phrase that keeps coming to mind for me amidst the two most prominent political stories of the day — the Stormy Daniels affair and the latest push to restrict gun rights. Now, “word is bond” is urban slang shorthand [...]
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3-D Chess: It Only Looks Like Trump Is Throwing Away His Presidency!

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I can’t wait to see Trump’s next move in his game of “3-D chess”! You see, it only looks like Trump is The Worst Negotiator God Ever Created. Instead of telling Democrats, “I won’t even talk about DACA until we have the border wall,” [...]