Long Live Gold Manipulation

Dear Reader,Market manipulation is visible in all investments; the very currency we use to price our investments in is openly manipulated. Interest rate fixing, bond purchases, and liquidity injections are the norm these days, but this is a very obvious manipulation of the price of our money.With the precious metals market, it’s very tiny, and…

Gun Stores are Business First, Gun Rights Second

Thanks to unprecedented draconian firearm laws passed in California last year, online retailers of ammunition are experiencing a surge in sales from the "Golden State." Under Proposition 63, California shooters will be banned from having ammo shipped to them directly next year, and must conduct transactions through a licensed ammo vendor. As a result of…

Taboo: Money Can Make You…

No, Money Doesn’t Guarantee Happiness,But YES, Money Can Make You Happy Dear Reader,A study of 450,000 surveys showed that there is a direct correlation between your income and your happiness. According to Angus Deaton, an economist, and Daniel Kahneman, a psychologist, finding happiness can come from income, to a certain point. Up to $75,000 and…

Record Number of Job Quitters: Good Thing or Bad?

According to the latest data from the U.S. Federal Reserve, a multi-year record number of non-farm payroll workers said adios! to their employers. Taken by itself, this data of job quitters suggests that the labor market has improved significantly, thereby allowing more choices for workers. This goes hand-in-hand with last week's jobs report, where labor…

Death, Debt, Devaluation and Taxes

Death: It comes to all of us, including empires, paper currencies and countries. Debt: The world is drowning in debt – $150 to $200 trillion. The U.S. government is sinking into a black hole of debt – $20 trillion official and another $100 – $200 trillion in unfunded obligations. Total U.S. debt securities exceed $40…