Dan Amoss

Dan Amoss

Dan Amoss, CFA, is a student of the Austrian school of economics, a discipline that he uses to identify imbalances in specific sectors of the market. He tracks aggressive accounting and other red flags that the market typically misses. Amoss is a Maryland native, a graduate of Loyola University Maryland, and earned his CFA charter in 2005. In spring 2008, he recommended Lehman Brothers puts, advising readers to hold the position as the stock fell from $45 to $12. Amoss is managing editor of the Strategic Short Report.

Dan Amoss's Recent Articles

Let Chinese Taxpayers Pad Your Wallet

Dan Amoss

Aluminum producers, who have seen a nice run-up in prices over the last two months, are waking up to the fact that much of the demand for their product was artificially inflated by central bank zero-interest policies or quantitative easing. What now? According to Dan Amoss, they will only need to wait for the next round to begin...


Your Share of China’s $1.5 Trillion in Savings

Dan Amoss

The bullish China story has slowed down in recent years, as many pundits predicted. But while it may be foolish to write-off China altogether, there is one industry that looks to be doomed. Dan Amoss has the full story and what it means for investors in one specific U.S. company. Read on...


Market Ready to Meet Chinese Gold Demands

Dan Amoss

After a rough year, will gold miners stage a comeback in 2014? Dan Amoss explains how falling outflows of gold from western ETFs, combined with falling operations costs, may bring good-looking profit margins back to the industry. But the biggest factor may be a sea change in how the market valuates miners in the first place. Read on...


Shadowy Problems With the Global Banking System

Dan Amoss

In an attempt to explain last week's market sell-off, commentators have been quick to blame the weak Chinese manufacturing survey. But as Dan Amoss points out, it may be another sector of the Chinese economy that's causing all the problems. And it could affect the stability of the entire global monetary system. Read on...


The Best Bet Against a Reckless Fed

Dan Amoss

Since 2008, the Fed has created trillions of dollars. And despite its "taper" threats, has done nothing about all that excess liquidity. Dan Amoss gives a rundown on how the Fed will tighten the monetary system... if it does at all. And how it has set the U.S dollar on a one-way path to disorder. Read on...


The Illusion of Wealth: What QE Can and Cannot Do

Dan Amoss

You've been duped. Sold a lie by the media, the Fed and any number of know-it-all economists. But the truth is simple: Increasing debt never creates real wealth, merely the illusion of it. And in order to maintain this illusion, the Fed prints more and more money under the guise of something called "quantitative easing." Dan Amoss explains...


The Path to $10,000 an Ounce Gold, Revisited

Dan Amoss

There's a plausible path to $10,000 an ounce gold. And it doesn't require a breakdown in civil society. Speculators see central bankers as modern-day superheroes, able to push markets around with a single phrase. But that’s simply not the case.


China’s Growth Story Ends With a Whimper

Dan Amoss

Everything in China is about making the GDP number. Politicians are fixated on the result, rather than how they get there. But GDP -- adjusted for wasteful, uneconomic projects -- will ultimately be much lower.


The Brittle Bones of Ben Bernanke

Dan Amoss

The ultimate essence of fiscal and monetary stimulus amounts to borrowing economic activity from the future. As the future arrives, so does an economic slump. In the slump, many will call for another injection of stimulus.