2012 Barron’s Roundtable Featuring Marc Faber and Felix Zulauf

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Last week, Barron’s published their annual roundtable for 2012 – again featuring two of our very favorites in Marc Faber and Felix Zulauf. Faber stole the show when he predicted that World War III would begin within five years:  “On another optimistic note, World War III will occur in the next five years. That means […]

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The reported end, or at least pause, of QE, is exactly what the deflation camp has been waiting for.  (Well…sort of.  Since some liquidity is going to be hanging around in the form of “QE2.5”.  Remember when Bernanke claimed that after QE1, the Fed would remove the excess liquidity from the system?)Regardless, after June, the […]

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Repeat after me: “They are still all the same markets!” There’s the US Dollar – and then there’s everything else.  And the dollar, just days after QE2 was announced, turned up in sharp fashion.  Some final nail in the coffin that was! It appears this is STILL the only chart we need to watch. (Source: […]

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I gotta admit – the markets almost had me! It looked like the Dollar was never going to turn around.  And then QE2 was announced, which obviously could ONLY be bearish for the dollar, and ONLY bullish for stock prices.  Not to mention the metals, which were sure to do moonshots in short order. A […]

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A BIG hat tip to our astute friend and correspondent Dr. Evil for passing along this gem from Howard Buffett, written in 1948, about the dangers of fiat money, and the connection between human freedom and a gold redeemable currency: Is there a connection between Human Freedom and A Gold Redeemable Money? At first glance it […]

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It’s been a little bit since we checked in on what Dennis Gartman has to say about the economy and markets – so let’s get his outlook. Here’s a 5 minute CNBC clip of Gartman weighing in on the taxation policies in Europe and the US.  He subscribes to Art Laffer’s supply side tax theory […]

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Today, US stocks were not successful in issuing a counterpunch to yesterday’s bloodbath, when there were 11 stocks down for every 1 up.  Stocks staged a meager rally after opening – only to swoon late and close at new lows for 2010. As you can see from the chart below, the S&P 500 peaked in […]

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Could the re-emergence of Mr. T be the mother of all sell signals for gold? Kevin Depew, Editor-in-Chief of Minyanville, explored the “Mr. T Gold Indicator” in a wonderfully written – and hysterical – article: The Mr. T Gold Indicator is a proprietary technical indicator created by Minyanville to identify and anticipate prospective exhaustion points […]

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How scary are the sovereign debt levels of the United States, Japan, and European nations?  David Galland explores in this guest piece.  If you’re not completely frightened by the levels of government debt, and the fact that Greece is nothing extraordinary…you should be scared out of your mind by the end of David’s piece! An […]

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At least in the near term, investors may be wise to be a little wary of gold. Reason #71: Abu Dhabi has opened a gold bar vending machine!  From Bloomberg: Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Palace hotel opened a vending machine that dispenses gold bars, making the United Arab Emirates the first country outside Germany to install […]

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Brett

Hi, I’m Brett Owens – and I’m a financial junkie. My “problem” started incollege, when I got a little dose of the stock market – man, was I hooked…in no time, I was reading the Wall Street Journal religously.

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