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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.

Doug Casey: Most of the World’s Banks Are Headed for Collapse

Published April 21, 2015

Another banking crisis is inevitable says Doug Casey; the bull and bear arguments for oil; and the math behind the Apple Watch’s gold consumption

Daily Pfennig: No News Is Good News for U.S. Economy/Dollar

Published April 21, 2015

German ZEW is weak again. Swedish Unemployment drops to 8%. Canada prints fiscal budget today. RBA's minutes are dovish, and so is Stevens

Equity Crowdfunding for the Rest of Us

Published April 20, 2015

In the brave new crowdfunding world, you can be not just a backer, but an investor.

Transports Offer Important Signal

Published April 20, 2015

New clue as to what direction the broad market will take next.

Outsmart Your Bank

Published April 20, 2015

Pay yourself like a top-notch, customer-first bank would.

Sometimes Less Is More

Published April 20, 2015

There’s a “perfect solar storm” brewing in the silver market, and we’re watching closely for the best times and opportunities to invest.

Daily Pfennig: U.S. Is Surprised By U.K’s Decision

Published April 20, 2015

China reduces reserve ratio requirement. Don't fret over fears of over issuance of renminbi! A$, C$, and kiwi all have major events this week. A big week for euro, Eurozone, and Greece.

Buck Buck Braawwk: The Fed Will Chicken Out, Won’t Raise Rates This Year

Published April 17, 2015

Reading the Fed’s runes; Andorra could be the next Cyprus; and why it’s tough to be a contrarian.

Oil Bull Versus Oil Bear—The Facts; and Other Items That Amuse and Interest Marin Katusa

Published April 17, 2015

What are the main arguments for and against a move in the price of oil?

Daily Pfennig: Traders Finally Wake Up & Smell The Coffee

Published April 17, 2015

More U.S. data that misses expectations. Dollar sees broad based selloff this morning! Indian Finance Minister talks glowing about India. Banks want CBR to hold back ruble gains

Repo Man Jobs Offer Hope

Published April 16, 2015

When subprime auto loans and student debt collide

Sorry Folks, Apple Won’t Move the Gold Market

Published April 16, 2015

Apple’s high–end watch isn’t going to boost the price of gold

Daily Pfennig: Weak U.S. Data Stomps The Rate Hike Bugs

Published April 16, 2015

Strong dollar rally turns sour on weak IP. Aussie job report and revision were great! Schäuble gets tough with Greece. Gold climbs back above $1,200

Why the Fed Will Chicken Out and Not Raise Rates Until at Least 2016

Published April 15, 2015

Central bankers are playing mind games.

Daily Pfennig: Retail Sales Up, But Disappointing

Published April 15, 2015

Dollar gets sold on disappointing Retail Sales. But rallies back in overnight and morning sessions. China 1st QTR GDP at 7%. 2 positive days is not a trend

Investors’ Most Important Job Requires No Skill

Published April 14, 2015

Save more by saving now.

It Takes a Different Breed to Be Contrarian

Published April 14, 2015

Contrarian investing in a valueless world

Will India Melt Down the Hindu God’s Gold?

Published April 14, 2015

Gold demand could be impacted if Prime Minister Modi “monetizes” the gold in Hindu temples—but will Indians cooperate?

Betting on a Quick Oil Recovery? Beware the “Fracklog”…

Published April 14, 2015

Bet on a short-term oil rebound at your own peril

Daily Pfennig: The MAS Keeps The S$ Band Unchanged!

Published April 14, 2015

Only a few currencies are gaining today. Norwegian krone rallies on the cross to euros. A secret meeting in Washington regarding Gold? Retail Sales today could be a bright spot.