The Daily Reckoning

The Daily Reckoning

It's hard to believe that more than ten years have gone by since we began writing The Daily Reckoning out of a Paris office back in July of 1999?

Since then, a lot has changed. We have seen the dot com boom and bust... a massive expansion of credit...real estate mania and meltdown?and epic highs and lows in the markets.

Nothing about the past ten years has been boring. And we have been there throughout, trying to help readers make some sense out of our global economy. And hopefully providing a few laughs along the way.

In short, we pen The Daily Reckoning each day -- for free -- to show you how to live well in uncertain times. We aim to make each article the most entertaining 15-minute read of your day.

The Daily Reckoning's Recent Articles

VideoHow to Transition to a Gold-Based Currency

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Though alternative currencies, in practice, are pretty common today, many dismiss the idea without knowing the facts. In this Daily Reckoning exclusive interview, Nathan Lewis, author of Gold: The Monetary Polaris, explains what a country with parallel currencies looks like and why a gold-based alternative currency may not be that far off. Read on...


VideoBig Data Revolution: How it All Began

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The rise of Big Data is bringing an enormous wave of economic growth as new businesses form. But in order for new technologies to thrive, the old model must first die - a process called 'creative destruction.' In this Daily Reckoning exclusive interview, Harvard Business school's Clayton Christensen discusses what he calls "The Innovator's Dilemma"...


The Essentialist’s Glossary: Updated for the ‘Teens (A-F)

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With so many competing definitions for various financial terms, it became clear that a measure of standardization was necessary to make sure everyone's operating under the same set of rules. Herewith, the true definitions of a few of the world's most essential financial terms, updated for their present day significance. Enjoy!


The World’s Best Places to Retire in 2014

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Every year the editors of International Living put out their Global Retirement Index, which gives a detailed rundown of which countries around the world offer the best, most affordable places to retire. Today, The Daily Reckoning shares the top 3 countries on their list. Enjoy...