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This Young Company Just Surpassed Wal-Mart

Published June 26, 2015

An innovative tech company just became larger than Wal-Mart… plus, what you need to know about the explosion in mergers and acquisitions.

The Next Technology Mega-Trend

Published June 23, 2015

A $2.7 trillion market that’s just getting started; Greece buys itself some more time; and Texas wants its gold back.

Terms You Need to Know: Strike and Dip

Published June 23, 2015

Today we’re pleased to introduce you to the new “Terms You Need to Know” column. This is part of our effort to provide you with practical content that will help you make more informed investment decisions.

Markets Up, Gold Down, on Hopes and Intentions

Published June 22, 2015

Today’s market volatility, driven by the plot twists in the Greek drama, is creating opportunities. Are you ready?

Greece Has Only One Way Out

Published June 19, 2015

Greece finally looks ready to boil over; Western governments want everyone to pay their “fair share”; and why you should get use to low rates.

June 2015 Casey Country Score

Published June 18, 2015

It’s impossible to get our boots on the ground in all the countries we’re interested in as often as we’d like. To fill the gap, we’ve developed the Casey Country Score as a quick way to assess a country’s investment climate.

American Coal Is in Crisis

Published June 16, 2015

The smell of opportunity in the beaten-down coal sector; emerging market currencies are looking like a bargain; time to buy in Colombia.

Big Bond Institutions Are Getting Nervous

Published June 12, 2015

The Fed's making bondholders nervous; buy some inflation protection; the oil rally is in jeopardy; and the EU starts planning for a possible Greek default

Why the Bull Market in Treasury Bonds Isn’t Over

Published June 09, 2015

A bond market rally could catch investors off guard; is foreign money going to pour into Chinese stocks?; and put your wealth out of the government's reach

The Treasury Bond Bull Market Will Persist

Published June 09, 2015

Jim Rickards explains why bond market bears are getting ahead of themselves.

Political Risk: A Tide that Only Rises

Published June 08, 2015

Political risk is on the rise again, but that’s nothing new. The trick is to pay attention and keep ahead of trouble.

Bond Markets Are Cracking

Published June 05, 2015

Chaos in European bond markets spreads to the US; Saudi Arabia keeps pumping amid global glut of crude; and signs of capitulation in gold markets.

Daily Pfennig: It’s A Jobs Jamboree Friday!

Published June 05, 2015

Calling the PPT, Calling the PPT. Euro gives back a large chunk of its gains. Greece decides to bundle their loan payments! But no one tells Christine Lagarde!

Reading Tea Leaves—Er, Market Signals…

Published June 04, 2015

Market signals are mixed, but many investors are acting like they aren’t. There are opportunities in this.

Daily Pfennig: Treasury Yields Soar Higher!

Published June 04, 2015

The euro takes off for higher ground. Krugman blasts Finland's decision to join euro. Aussie Retail Sales & Trade Deficit send A$'s down. Chuck shares a funny (to him!)

Daily Pfennig: Tsipras’ Agreement Would Mean No More Grexit!

Published June 03, 2015

Greece and creditors nearing a final agreement. Dollar's broad based rally comes to an end. ECB on cruise control, as economy heals. Mining Co. writes to CFTC

Here’s What the Next Gold Bull Market Will Look Like

Published June 02, 2015

The percentage gains from prior gold bull markets applied to current gold stocks shows enormous profit potential is ahead.

Japan Is Losing Control of the Yen

Published June 02, 2015

Things could get ugly if Japan loses control of the yen; Cuba's going to boom, but there's a catch; and gold is back in the news.

Daily Pfennig: RBA Leaves Rates Unchanged

Published June 02, 2015

Mixed Bag-o-results of data. RBI cuts rates 25 Basis Points. Tsipras say (again) that a deal is done! China makes a scary announcement

Daily Pfennig: A Week Of Central Bank Meetings

Published June 01, 2015

Dollar is in driver's seat. Euro get traded on Greek drama. Canada prints Budget Surplus! Chuck stirs up hornet's nest.

Daily Pfennig: Did Tsipras Give Us A Head Fake?

Published May 29, 2015

No draft has emerged yet. 3 going on 4 consecutive days for the euro? Japanese CPI prints positive. New Zealand Business Confidence plunges

A Megamerger Could Put This Sector Back in the Spotlight

Published May 29, 2015

Is agribusiness poised to take off?; investing globally is simpler than you might think; and signs the oil glut is far from over

How to Make a Fortune in a Crisis

Published May 28, 2015

The key to cleaning up on a crisis speculation is recognizing when "buy" signals are strongest.

The Message from Last Week’s Headlines: Don’t Dare Sell Your Gold!

Published May 28, 2015

A scan of recent headlines reveals a growing fervor for gold. And it’s more proof that Harry Dent will lose our bet!

How Speculating Is Different from Investing

Published May 28, 2015

Paul Mampilly wants to show you how approaching the market like a speculator instead of an investor, using his key strategies, can limit your risk and increase your profits.

Daily Pfennig: ECB Withdraws Greece’s ELA

Published May 28, 2015

Greece says a deal is done! Aussie CAPEX prints ugly. NZIER says no rate change for 2 years! Another day, another full figure loss for yen

Daily Pfennig: The CBR Sends The Ruble To The Woodshed

Published May 27, 2015

Yellen's Friday words still dominating currencies & metals. Yen falls another whole figure. Singapore 1st QTR GDP is strong! Doesn't anyone see what I see?

China’s Currency Isn’t Ready for Prime Time

Published May 26, 2015

Don't hold your breath for a gold-backed yuan...traders are piling into gold and silver...the secret to staying rich.

State of Emergency Declared in Peru

Published May 26, 2015

Anti-mining protests in Peru have worsened. Here’s what you need to know and what to do.

Daily Pfennig: The Greeks Bite Back!

Published May 26, 2015

Yellen keeps foot in rate hike door. Greece has this week to finalize a deal. SGE starts a Gold fund to reduce dollar's relevancy further. U.S. Data continue to be weak.

Base Metals Roll Over

Published May 22, 2015

The recent rally in base metals prices is fizzling. Here’s what you should do.

Why Most Gold Bugs Are Dead Wrong

Published May 22, 2015

I consider Jim Rickards to be one of the brightest minds in the financial markets today.

Another Central Bank Hits the Panic Button

Published May 22, 2015

The ECB hits the panic button; hedge funds are in bed with central bankers; and the black swans that could ignite a bull market

Daily Pfennig: An Invitation To The Butler Patio Or FBG!

Published May 22, 2015

Dollar correction continues overnight. German IFO beats expectations. Gold finds a bid, but trades cautiously. Ratings agencies keep N.Z. rating unchanged

Daily Pfennig: Well, Look Who Was Right All Along!

Published May 21, 2015

FOMC says no rate hike in June. Currencies rally on the no rate hike news. Gold can't find a bid. 2 Central Bank meetings on the docket

Stephen Hawking Warns of Mankind’s End

Published May 21, 2015

How is artificial intelligence faring in the world of investing?

Experience European Culture Without Ever Going Through Customs

Published May 20, 2015

The scramble for yield isn’t over, but the arena has changed.

Daily Pfennig: Broad Based Dollar Buying

Published May 20, 2015

Dollar reverses last week's losses. Aussie Consumer Confidence soars higher. Chuck talks Chinese and U.S. debt. China to add to Gold accumulation.

History Shows A Gold Bull Market Is Fast Approaching

Published May 19, 2015

Changes on the horizon will transform the gold market from flat and listless to exciting and profitable.

Gold Is Not “Dead and Buried”

Published May 19, 2015

Gold bulls are coming out of the woodwork; China could spark a gold rally; and the rise of part-time work is hiding the true rate of unemployment.

Sixtysomethings Get It Right

Published May 18, 2015

If you want to stay relevant, start planning your “guru time.”

Buffett Takes a Page from the “Inflation King’s” Playbook

Published May 18, 2015

Warren Buffet knows his economic history. That's why he's preparing for hyperinflation.

Daily Pfennig: 3 Weeks of Collateral Left For Greece

Published May 18, 2015

More Weak Data in the U.S. pushes dollar down. But the optimists are looking for better data this week! U. of Michigan Cons. Conf. points to weaker dollar. Russia cancels auction, but can't stop ruble rally.

Democrats on the Attack: No Bank Is “Too Big to Jail”

Published May 15, 2015

Bankers are getting nervous again, and with good reason; and can a little-known document get Edward Snowden out of Russia?

Your Bank Is Cheating on You

Published May 14, 2015

So kick it to the curb.

Would a South Africa Gold Miners’ Strike Boost Gold Prices?

Published May 14, 2015

Fear of a major strike hitting South Africa’s gold mines has some looking for higher prices. Don’t be fooled.

The Next Gold Bull Market Starts Before October

Published May 14, 2015

A major event will take place this October and could impact gold. And my bet with Harry Dent is live!

Daily Pfennig: Retail Sales Disappoint!

Published May 14, 2015

The dollar gets sold, Big Time! The euro is the Big Dog again! NZ Retail Sales with a strong surprise! Chuck reminisces about Patsy Cline songs.

Daily Pfennig: Eurozone 1st QTR GDP Beats U.S. and U.K.!

Published May 13, 2015

A$ gets a life from Hedge Funds & Strategists. Euro leads currencies higher VS dollar. Wheeler tries to deep six kiwi. Chinese Retail Sales grow 10%!

A Textbook Contrarian Play We’re Eyeing for You

Published May 12, 2015

The upside is massive.

Countries Are Stockpiling Gold to Prepare for the Death of Fiat Money

Published May 12, 2015

While some are hoarding gold, others are paying with it.

Daily Pfennig: Greece Pays Early. Or Did They Really Pay At All?

Published May 12, 2015

No news from Eurozone/ Greece. Euro leads currencies higher VS dollar. A treat from "the 5". Kiwi rally to be short-lived?

A Big Deal in a Little Market

Published May 11, 2015

Sprott’s hostile bid for the Central gold and silver trusts explained—and what to expect going forward.

You Never Have to Lose More than 1%

Published May 11, 2015

Jump ahead of other retail investors in the next 30 minutes.

Daily Pfennig: Did The BLS Really Adjust Jobs That Much?

Published May 11, 2015

MarketWatch says rate hike is on the docket! PBOC cuts rates 25 Basis Points. BCB hikes rates 25 Basis Points. ANZ deep sixes kiwi....

Daily Pfennig: A Jobs Jamboree Friday

Published May 08, 2015

UK election results send pounds soaring! Chinese exports and imports disappoint. Catching up with Don Brash. Gold continues to find shaky ground....

Good News from Europe Is Bad News for Bond Markets

Published May 08, 2015

Perversity pervades the global market; and good news for precious metals

China’s Gold to Come to Light After Six Years of Mystery?

Published May 07, 2015

Get ready for the Big Reveal. China’s mysterious gold supply figures should come to light this fall.

Daily Pfennig: Norges Bank Keeps Rates Unchanged

Published May 07, 2015

Dollar rebounds against most currencies. Krone, renminbi, rubles rally VS dollar. Lockhart and Yellen speak. ADP report misses expectations..

Game-Changer for Gold?

Published May 06, 2015

Bitgold’s new gold storage and transfer service could be a game-changer in the gold sector. Too early to say, but it’s a development worth watching.

Daily Pfennig: Dollar Gets Weighed Down By $51 Billion Trade Deficit

Published May 06, 2015

Most Currencies in rally mode today. Kiwi gets sold when wage growth slows. German Bunds see their yields rise. Oil trades past $61!

Buy Silver or You Will Die!

Published May 05, 2015

Silver is vital to human existence. Check out the new way we intend to profit.

Daily Pfennig: RBA Keeps Up With The Joneses

Published May 05, 2015

A$ & rubles are only currencies with good rallies. U.S. economic data continues to muddle along. Schäuble doesn't see Greece meeting deadlines. Gold inches higher after nice rally yesterday.

Playing It Out of Book

Published May 05, 2015

“The Novelty” isn’t just for chess champions anymore.

It’s Shopping Season for Gold Miners

Published May 05, 2015

Gold miners' reserves are falling, the stock market is on the brink, and governments want to tax everything everywhere.

Big Move Looms Ahead

Published May 04, 2015

Momentum on the S&P 500 has stalled to its lowest level in 16 years, suggesting that the next move could be dramatic.

Empress Yellen Has No Clothes

Published May 04, 2015

Pointing out the truth is just so hard for some people.

Daily Pfennig: Is The IMF Greasing The Tracks?

Published May 04, 2015

Dollar rebounds on first day after April. Greece appears to have blinked first. U.K. election this week, so far it's a toss up. Zero Hedge points out manipulation

Governments Have Declared War on Paper Cash

Published May 01, 2015

The war on cash is heating up; gold miners refuse to go bankrupt; and why it’s smart not to invest in smart drugs.

Daily Pfennig: It’s May Day!

Published May 01, 2015

Dollar is mixed this morning. Euro has swinging gate day. U.K. election next week, so far it's a toss up. BCB says it's the end of the rate hike cycle

Sell in May?

Published April 30, 2015

Why we generally ignore the advice to sell stocks in May

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Published April 30, 2015

After an October selloff, the S&P 500 has gone on to new highs. But technical damage remains…

These Three Developments Say New Mine Supply Is Peaking

Published April 30, 2015

This three-headed monster has long-term implications for the gold market—and gold investors.

Daily Pfennig: A Little Of Nothing For Everyone

Published April 30, 2015

1st QTR GDP on 0.2%. BCB hikes rates 50 Basis Points! CBR cuts rates 150 Basis Points! RBNZ puts lid on rate hike thoughts

Louis James to Speak at Sprott-Stansberry Symposium—Early-Bird Prices Expire Soon!

Published April 29, 2015

Louis James will be available to answer your questions at the upcoming July 28–31, 2015 Sprott Symposium. Early-bird discount expires soon.

Good News and Bad News from Peru

Published April 29, 2015

Here’s what you need to know about recent government proposals on mining taxes in Peru

Daily Pfennig: Let The Dovish Talk Begin

Published April 29, 2015

Currencies are rallying VS the dollar. Iron ore prices rally for two days. China talks more RRR cuts. Martin Weiss talks BRICS!

The Curious Case of the Missing Bankruptcies

Published April 28, 2015

Painful as it may be, when it’s clear that a company is going down, it’s best to sell.

Gold Producers Are Hedging Again—Not!

Published April 28, 2015

Headlines suggest hedging is back. But is that really the case?

Banks Living High Off the Hog

Published April 28, 2015

But it’s your damn hog. We can show you how to take it back.

Russia Loads Up on Gold, Dumps US Treasuries

Published April 28, 2015

Capitalizing on psychological technology, counting on Millennials obsession with social media, and much more

Daily Pfennig: The Two Day FOMC Meeting Begins!

Published April 28, 2015

Currencies are rallying VS the dollar. Iron ore prices rally for two days. China talks more RRR cuts. Martin Weiss talks BRICS!

“Bridesmaids” as a Guide to Investment Strategy

Published April 27, 2015

What an Old English rhyme can teach you about “smart contrarianism”

Is the Stupid Money in the Driver’s Seat?

Published April 27, 2015

New data sounds warning about mainstream stocks—what it means and what to do.

Daily Pfennig: Fitch Downgrades Japan’s Rating

Published April 27, 2015

Currencies are mostly flat to down a bit. Central Bank meetings all round this week. Jim Cramer talks about Gold! In the court of the Crimson King!

Investments Like This Come Along Once a Generation

Published April 24, 2015

To profit from millennials, you have to understand what makes them tick.

You Be the Judge

Published April 24, 2015

Don’t let a computer glitch eat your nest egg—chomp, chomp—Pac-Man style.

Daily Pfennig: Oil Jumps Higher Helping Petrol Currencies

Published April 24, 2015

Dollar is broadly weaker today. German IFO is stronger than expected. No risk premium for pesos. I'm late, I'm late!

Governments Want to Enslave You with Digital Cash

Published April 24, 2015

US presidential elections may become battles for influence among the über-wealthy

Russian Gold Bull Comes Roaring Back

Published April 23, 2015

Latest figures show that Russia’s love affair with gold continues in earnest despite the economic woes facing the country, but that’s far from the full story.

What Can South Park Teach Us About Persuasive Technology?

Published April 23, 2015

For better or worse, the era of ubiquitous persuasive technology has arrived… and it isn’t going anywhere.

FOMC Less Aggressive on Rate Increase

Published April 22, 2015

Low rates are sticking around.

Can You Put Your Brainpower into Overdrive?

Published April 22, 2015

Nootropics may turbocharge your brain, but for now, they won’t turbocharge your investment portfolio

Invest Like a Hedge Fund

Published April 22, 2015

Tame risk like a Wall Street pro with a few simple strategies

Cuba: Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean You Should

Published April 22, 2015

Cuba appears to be opening its doors to investors, and it has natural resource projects galore to offer… but buyers better beware.

Daily Pfennig: Aussie CPI Rises Above RBA Target

Published April 22, 2015

Dollar is weaker this morning. Canadian Fiscal Budget forecasts a Surplus! Japan prints 1st Trade Surplus since June 2012. A fun read regarding words we used to use

No Such Thing As a Sure Thing—But Sometimes It’s Close

Published April 22, 2015

Revealed: the one thing you need to be serious about if you want to make big money at investing

Gold Is Near an All-Time Inflation-Adjusted Low

Published April 21, 2015

The gold price may feel stuck like a stain on the front of your best shirt, but check out just how undervalued it really is.

2001: A Robo Advisor Odyssey

Published April 21, 2015

Robo advisors promise “piece of cake” investing. What could possibly go wrong?

How Tap Water Can Heat Your House

Published April 21, 2015

Can all that energy from water flowing through municipal pipes be harnessed? One company says yes.