The Daily Reckoning

Despite every effort by governments, the gap between rich and poor continues to grow. It is now the biggest it has ever been in history. All sorts of reasons for this have been proffered, but few, however, seem to realise that it is a simple, inevitable consequence of our system of money and credit. This video, a shorter version of which appears in the film The Four Horsemen (co-written by Dominic Frisby), explains…

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.

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The Only Prescription for a Real Economic Recovery

Dan Amoss

Despite what most mainstream media outlets will tell you, it is impossible for a central bank to force a "self-sustaining recovery"... no matter how much money it prints. Today, Dan Amoss examines the far-reaching consequences of such short-sighted actions, and who - if anyone - stands to benefit. Read on...


A Rare Opportunity to Invest in 500 Startups

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For years, early stage investments have been closed off to the general public. But thanks to the JOBS Act, that's all about to change. And right now, opportunities are sprouting up all over... including one unique chance to cash in on 500 startups that only a handful of investors know about. Wayne Mulligan explains...


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The market loves to trick investors into thinking a stock is better than it actually is. Because the market feeds on suckers... and then wipes them out one by one. Today, Greg Guenthner shows you three stocks that may look like a buy, but are really just traps to clean you out. Read on...