Bankruptcy or Bailout?

The Dow Jones was extremely volatile Monday thru Friday. In percentage terms, it was the worst week since the 2008 financial crisis. Down 4000 points, it had the largest weekly drop ever. Although I have been worried about a stock market crash for a long time now, and everyone was…

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Who owns the stock market?

Last week, I spent a good amount of time reading articles and watching documentaries featuring the smartest and most experienced investors. Scott Minerd, Global CIO of Guggenheim Investments, captured the gist of it: “This will eventually end badly. I have never in my career seen anything as crazy as what’s…

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How dare you!

When I saw Greta Thunberg’s speech at the 2019 U.N. Climate Action Summit, I smiled to myself and whispered under my breath, “You go, girl!” Honestly, it wasn’t her logic or her message that struck a cord in me—which I explain more below—it was her gutsy conviction, her boldness and courage…

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The Biggest Company in the World

The biggest company in the whole wide world started off as a custodial business for physical gold and silver. People entrusted the company with their physical gold and silver in exchange for paper IOUs which they could use to barter for goods and services. In 1944, the company held more…

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What happened to our savings?

I remember being nine years old with a big wad of cash. In 1980, I had earned allowances over the years and was growing and selling strawberries for a profit. While my brother was a big spender, I was a big saver. I understood the benefits of saving, especially after…

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Market Games and Gold

I’ve been trading gold miners for about three years now, and I’ve observed first hand how easily these guys are thrown around by manipulation in the price of gold. There’s paper gold and there’s physical gold, both the same price in the stock market. The idea is that gold is…

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