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March 7, 2021 | Marijuana’s Swoon Before the Boom

The best thing that could happen to marijuana investors is taking place right now … though many of them won’t believe it. Let’s start with the fact that cannabis stocks got fed into a shredder. The ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (NYSE: MJ), the biggest marijuana fund, was recently down a whopping 42% from highs it hit […]

March 5, 2021 | Gold Doom or Gold Boom?

I probably don’t have to tell you that gold is having a miserable 2021. Heck, gold actually fell to a nine-month low yesterday. However, I don’t think this will be the case for long. Let me show you a few charts that indicate that bears have overstayed their welcome — and a bull charge may […]

February 23, 2021 | The House Always Wins: The Real Estate Cycle

I mentioned the 18-and-a-half-year real estate cycle last week in our discussion on the cycle of pandemics. And you’re probably wondering: Where ARE we in this cycle right now?     Here’s the pattern from 1920 through 2015. See how regular it is? If you’re smart, you buy a home at the bottom … but not […]

February 16, 2021 | COVID-19: The Beginning of Sorrows?

Is it mere coincidence that every 100 years, the world is devastated by a pandemic? From the Great Plague of Marseille in 1720 … to the Cholera pandemic of 1820 … to the Spanish Flu circa 1920 … Pandemics seem to appear like clockwork. And major ones on even longer timeframes. Last summer, I showed […]

January 28, 2021 | Why Battery Metals Will Charge Higher

Last week, I told you about what I consider “2 Bargain Car Stocks” in the race to make electric vehicles (EVs). Today, we’ll look at what metals could do well in the next leg of this fast and furious charge into EVs. First, is there any doubt the EV market is ramping up fast and […]

January 24, 2021 | Vroom! Vroom! 2 Bargain Car Stocks Leaving Tesla in the Dust

I’ve been banging the drum about EVs for a few years now … and 2020 saw them shift into higher gear. Just check out this monthly sales chart …   Source: Sales of electric cars topped 3.24 million in 2020, up from 2.26 million in 2019. This, despite the fact that sales of all […]

January 19, 2021 | China’s Expanding Empire

After the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union, historians began talking about “the end of history.” International conflict would diminish as more nations embraced democracy and free markets. But human nature being what it is, conflicts are once again erupting, escalating and spreading faster than almost anyone expected … […]

January 14, 2021 | 3 Important Charts for Gold Investors

Today, we’re going to talk about why gold is down and why it’s likely going much higher. I’ll also show you some charts that will help guide you along the way. First, let’s talk about gold’s pullback. Gold tumbled last Friday and has been in a downtrend since. This broke an uptrend that I thought […]

January 10, 2021 | Ride the Cannabis-Fueled Profit Rocket

I know we’ve all about had enough of elections and politics. But this last election cycle saw a sea change that lights the fuse on a profit rocket — a cannabis-fueled profit rocket. During the months leading up to the election, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer stated — more than once — that federal legalization […]

January 7, 2021 | 3 Reasons Why Gold & Miners Are Headed Higher in 2021

After five months of disappointment, gold is back in rally mode. It had a great December, and it’s having a strong start to January. In fact, gold broke its five-month downtrend. Bullish volume is strong too. This tells me that the “on” switch has been flipped for gold’s big bull market. Pullbacks will likely be […]

January 3, 2021 | 5 Tips to Profit Like a Pirate

My family loves the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, and pirates in general. We live in Florida, which doesn’t have areas named “The Gold Coast” and “The Treasure Coast” for nothing. What I really find interesting is the economics of piracy, I’m talking about more than “pirate gold” — namely, the four S’s — silver, […]

December 31, 2020 | The View from the Castle in the Clouds

Becoming a successful investor relies on more than just understanding the best strategies. It also requires knowledge … and wisdom. Today, I want to offer you a historic and interesting look at an important early businessman. It’s a good reminder that the idea of wealth and success often hinges on your “view.” And today, the […]

December 24, 2020 | 5 of My Top Christmas Traditions

Christmas is a time to pause from the pursuit of wealth and think about the important things like the spirit of the season, family and traditions. And you know what? Even if you’ve been around the yule log more than once … I bet these are some Christmas traditions you’ve never heard of. I guarantee […]

December 6, 2020 | EV Revolution Is Driving Metal Demand

Around the world, electric vehicle (EV) sales are surging — up 91% year-over-year in September, the most recent month reported. That’s an all-time record. And it’s also a harbinger of great things to come in energy metals. And I’m not talking just about lithium and cobalt. Sure, those are important parts of EV batteries, but […]

November 27, 2020 | Follow the 4 Lessons of the Silver-Finding Fox

Happy Thanksgiving to those of you living in the United States. The U.S. markets are closed due to the holiday today, so I thought I’dAdd New take a moment to step back from the recent volatility and share some investment lessons I’ve learned. Best part, these lessons come from a story that combines two of […]

November 17, 2020 | Base Metal Mania

You may have noticed precious metals have been in somewhat of a funk over the last several weeks. What you may not know is that industrial metals — like steel and copper — have been tearing higher. Why? One word: Infrastructure! The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) issued a warning: The U.S. needs to […]

October 20, 2020 | The Big Cycle That Can Make You Poor … or Rich!

His name was Nikolai Kondratieff. He wrote a 23-page tract called “The Long Waves in Economic Life.”   It contained an idea so incendiary, he was sent to the gulag … before being shot by firing squad in September of 1938. Why was Stalin so furious? Because Nikolai predicted communism would fail and be replaced […]

October 15, 2020 | ‘Prepping’ Your Business for Imminent Deflation

It bears repeating: We’re heading into a new “Dark Ages” of deflation. Last week, we saw how this will impact you, your family and your community on a personal level. Today, I want to address how this will impact you if you own or run a business. Because a “typical” reaction to a downturn could, quite […]

October 8, 2020 | 3 Bullish Gold Charts for New Orleans

Next week, I’ll be speaking at the New Orleans Investment Conference. It’s always a great conference with lots of interesting people and companies. Today, I’m giving you a sneak preview of my presentation — three must-see charts with big implications for gold. Chart 1: M2 Money Supply Let’s start with money supply …     This […]

October 7, 2020 | ‘Prepping’ for Deflation

“It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” That whimsical saying is attributed to baseball great Yogi Berra. It might make you chuckle, but Yogi was right. Predictions are tough, and accurate predictions doubly so. Still, we never hurt ourselves by preparing for the worst, even as we hope for the best. So, what […]

October 4, 2020 | 3 Reasons Why U.S. Cannabis Stocks Get the Green Light

The not-so-good news is that marijuana stocks are snoozing while many other industries are heading higher. But I don’t expect this to last for long. That’s because hot money loves to flow into marijuana stocks. It’s just that for now, the industry is consolidating. So, I’m in no hurry to buy. Let me put that […]

October 1, 2020 | The 21st Century Is the Century of Gold

We often hear from Wall Street that “you can’t beat the S&P 500.” I guess it depends on your time frame, though, because now, at the end of the second decade of the 21st century, and there is an asset kicking the S&P 500 in the rear. We may still be working the kinks out […]

September 29, 2020 | Inflation … Deflation … Inflation

One of the results of the Fed’s monetary manipulations is an exacerbation of the cycle of inflation and deflation … or the “Boom-Bust” cycle. While the Fed has been trying to support inflation — supposedly to support economic growth … the COVID-19 crisis is keeping our economy under its thumb. On the other hand, human […]

September 17, 2020 | The Fed Sounds the Starting Gun for Gold

Did you see the announcement from the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee (FOMC) yesterday? Basically, Fed Chair Jerome Powell and his cohorts stabbed daggers through the idea of raising rates anytime soon. This has all sorts of implications. But one thing it does is sound the starting gun for is gold’s next run higher. That’s […]

September 15, 2020 | Fed ‘Sink Hole’ No. 3

Why are the markets running around like actors in a “B”-rated horror flick? Because investors know something is lurking out there. Growing. Spreading. This thing is like The Blob … all consuming. I’m talking about the rot behind the walls of the credit markets. You see, before the coronavirus crisis struck, even the lousiest, highest-risk companies were […]

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