Welcome to the New Depression

James Rickards

The United States is living through an economic depression that began in 2007. It’s part of a larger global depression, the first since the 1930s. This New Depression will continue indefinitely unless policy changes are made in the years ahead. Here's what you need to know and look for to understand how long it might last...

Why You Should Be Prepared for Both Inflation and Deflation

James Rickards

Today's investment climate is the most challenging one you have ever faced. This is because both inflation and deflation are possibilities in the near term. Most investors prepare for one or the other. But today Jim Rickards explains why preparing for both inflation and deflation is absolutely necessary. Read on...

Beware the Money Illusion Coming to Destroy Your Wealth

James Rickards

A money illusion sounds like something a prestidigitator performs by pulling $100 bills from a hat shown to be empty moments before. In fact, money illusion is a longstanding concept in economics that has enormous significance for you if you’re a saver, investor or entrepreneur. Jim Rickards explains...

MaestroThe Difference Between Currency Wars and Financial Wars

James Rickards

If a global financial collapse eventually occurs, as Jim Rickards surmises, it will amount to a massive crisis of confidence in the world's paper currencies - specifically the US dollar. And with every dollar the Fed prints, this theoretical collapse becomes all the more likely... Jim Rickards explains in this interview with Henry Bonner...

Laissez FaireEscape from the 14-Year Recession

James Quinn

The experts will tell you the recession is over, but they're only torturing the data to hide the truth. The economy never recovered from the downturn it experienced. But the downturn happened in 2000, not 2008. The country's been in the middle of a 14 year recession and hardly anyone knows the truth. James Quinn explains...

Extra!Why the U.S. Is Not Experiencing “Raging Inflation”

Jim Mosquera

An economy is an unbelievably complex system - one with countless variables and important players. So when trying to decipher what makes them tick - if that's even possible with any real accuracy - it helps to have the right definitions. Today, Jim Mosquera offers two of them, in light of some comments made by Paul Krugman...

VideoThe Art of Central Banking

Kate Incontrera

If you look at all the measurements, number crunching and financial instruments that are employed at the Federal Reserve, you may come to the conclusion that economics is a science. However, in his speech at the 2013 Agora Financial Investment Symposium, Bill Bonner explains why that couldn't be further from the truth...

Why the U.S. is Stuck With a Subpar Economy

Robert Higgs

Economists largely agree that net private investment is a key variable to making sense of the economy as a whole. They do not, however, agree on why private investment is vastly different in the short and medium runs. Today, Robert Higgs explains it as he sees it...

Successful Investing in the Face of Uncertainty

Harry Browne

Investors love to try to predict the future. And when you're right a few times in a row, it's easy to think that you CAN predict the future. But, as Harry Browne explains, that line of thinking is incredibly dangerous and, in the end, completely unnecessary when it comes to being a successful investor.