LATEST NEWS : National Guard called in after second night of chaos in Ferguson, Missouri

Missouri’s governor said on Monday he would send the National Guard into the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson to restore calm after authorities forcibly dispersed a crowd protesting last week’s fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen by police. continue reading at reuters.com

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006: The Real Danger Of Inflation?

In the last episode I talked about the common misconceptions that make people believe investing has to be high risk… Today I want to talk about Inflation… I want to talk about the perception that Inflation creates which lulls us into a false sense of security that “everything’s alright”… One of the things you’ll learn […]

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LATEST NEWS : NATO accuses Russia of escalating Ukraine conflict

NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu said the alliance was checking eyewitness reports that a column of at least 23 Russian military vehicles had crossed into Ukraine overnight. A Reuters reporter at the scene saw a dozen armoured personnel carriers (APCs) on the move not far from a Russian convoy carrying humanitarian aid for Ukraine. continue reading […]

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LATEST NEWS : Ebola outbreak 'vastly underestimated,' WHO says

There is evidence the numbers of dead and sickened by Ebola in West Africa may “vastly underestimate the magnitude of the outbreak,” the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency said it was prepared for the crisis to continue for months. With more than 1,060 deaths and 1,975 sickened, the Ebola outbreak is […]

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LATEST NEWS : The Gold And Silver Morning Smackdown Is Back

Despite NATO’s warnings of Russian escalation in Ukraine, 8amET was a far bigger catalyst for precious metals this morning as the once ubiquitous morning meltdown is back. With gold relatively flat and Treasury yields down 10bps after a 60 point S&P surge, maybe this is catch-down but the heavy-volume plunge in Gold and Silver is notable in […]

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005: Why Investing Doesn't Have To Be High Risk

It’s common place now amongst private investors now, even if you don’t consciously know it, that you think and more dangerously EXPECT investing to be high risk… In this episode I talk about the 3 criteria’s that actually make an investment risky and conversely the 3 criteria’s that you need to avoid if you want […]

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LATEST NEWS : Foodflation – Since QE3, Breakfast Is Up Over 24%

Having pointed out the ‘surges’ in the cost of your 4th of July burger at the behest of Greenspan and Bernanke [2], we thought a reflection on the soaring costs of ‘the most important meal of the day’ were in order. As the following chart illustrates in words and pictures even a PhD Fed economist or CNBC […]

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LATEST NEWS : Here Is The Average Cost To Rent A 2-Bedroom Apartment In Your City

We have been pounding the table since 2009 that without a sustainable increase in average disposable income, the US housing market – that core driver for “wealth effect” and net worth for the “rest of us”, i.e., those non-1%ers whose net worth is not tied up in various rigged, manipulated capital markets – will never recover, and […]

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LATEST NEWS :Retail Sales Miss For Third Month In A Row, Worst Print Since January

But the talking heads said that the consumer is back and jobs are soaring? Retail sales missed expectations for the 3rd month in a row (after the weather rebound was supposed to kick in?) with an unchanged 0.0% print in July (against expectations of a 0.2% rise). This is dramaticaly off the 1.5% growth rate seen in […]

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LATEST NEWS : Gartman reckons end-game for gold price management could be nigh

When a highly respected, and heretofore basically neutral on gold, financial commentator, such as Dennis Gartman, reckons that ‘The Force’ which has been keeping the gold price down, presumably through massive paper gold interventions in the futures markets may well be near defeat, this could  be a signal for the big investors and fund managers […]

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