Google Fires Podesta Lobbying Group Shortly After Hiring Eric Braverman; Coincidence?

In the wake of her staggering defeat last November, several historically large contributors to the Clinton Foundation slashed their donations (see here and here), presumably because they either realized their pay-for-play scam was ruined or they suddenly lost interest in the Foundation’s various charitable efforts…we’ll let you decide which is more likely.  But, the Clinton […]

The Law Of Power

From the author's introduction: The people of the world stand under the principle of power. The whole social entity is governed by power, this being the highest value peoples aspire to and by which they counted, weighed, and judged. But, contrary to what is usually assumed, it is not external power which determines everything, but […]

Nice Press

Above the Market has gotten some very nice press of late, most of it of the “best of” variety. I am grateful for the honor and for the attention. Many other fine publications are included so I hope you’ll check out the links below. The Best Investment Writing 2016 7 amazing blogs Financial Professionals need […]

Why Gold Prices will Rise Dramatically Very Soon

NIA will soon be releasing an exclusive must read report entitled, ’50 Reasons Gold Must Rise’. Here is one of the most important reasons that NIA will be featuring in its report: Even though QE3 has ended, the Fed is expected to at least maintain the current size of its balance sheet moving forward. In […]

Dow 20,000 Is Here: What Professional Investors Say Comes Next

After over a month of foreplay, Dow 20,000 is in the rearview mirror. And yet in retrospect, it didn’t take long. Deutsche Bank’s Jim Reid looks at how Dow numbers were first achieved and how long it took between each 1000 increment. Firstly the Dow only hit 1000 for the first time in January 1987. […]

In Ironic Twist, Britain Was The Fastest Growing Developed Economy In 2016

Who can forget the “doom and gloom” warnings about the fate of the UK should Brexit win? Well, according to the latest confirmation received on Thursday, they were not only wrong but with an ironic twist because according to the Office for National Statistics, the UK economy grew by 0.6% in the Q4 of 2016, […]

Johnson & Johnson Acquires European Biotech Giant Actelion For $30 Billion

Concluding weeks of speculation, overnight Johnson & Johnson announced it agreed to acquire Actelion Pharmaceuticals, Europe’s biggest biotech company, for $30 billion, or CHF280 per share, expanding the U.S. pharma giant’s portfolio of rare-disease treatments as its top-selling drug faces new competition. The deal, announced and agreed on Thursday by both companies, ends weeks of […]

Is Bitcoin the Undisputed Best Performing Asset Class of the Decade?

In the educational piece titled “Is Bitcoin Too Risky? Whenever the Bitcoin is Mentioned in Financial Pop Media, Ignorance Ensues,” I reviewed the many misconceptions that “so-called” professional investment types had about bitcoin, its relative risks and rewards. I called out the Financial Times, the London Business School and Money Magazine as basically not knowing […]

As China Slaps Fees On Bitcoin Trades, Japan Monthly Volumes Soar by 8,900%

There is one reason why bitcoin quickly became the darling of HFT and various high speed algo traders operating out of China and the rest of the world: domestic transactions were “frictionless”, as there were no fees on buys or sells. Until last night, that is, because as China’s three largest bitcoin exchanges, BTCC, Huobi […]

Analyst Ratings and the Institutional Imperative

Buffett talks a lot about the concept he calls the “institutional imperative”. In his 1989 shareholder letter, when he was describing his mistakes of the first 25 years managing Berkshire, he outlines what he means by this (emphasis mine): “My most surprising discovery: the overwhelming importance in business of an unseen force that we might […]

Trump as Lightning Rod–Not Just for Disaffected Progressives, But For Panicked Insiders

by Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds: The Eastern Establishment fears and loathes Outsiders, and seeks to destroy them, usually via the mainstream media. Political agnostics who are skeptical about Big Government “solutions,” left or right, view the current hullabaloo about the Trump presidency with some detachment. What’s remarkable to us is the extremism, not […]

Trump Deficits Will Be Huge

Our weekly commentaries provide Euro Pacific Capital’s latest thinking on developments in the global marketplace. Opinions expressed are those of the writer, and may or may not reflect those held by Euro Pacific Capital. By:  Peter Schiff Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Email There is much we don’t know about how the Trump presidency will play […]


by Steve St. Angelo, SRSRocco Report: he Silver Market will experience a significant trend change in the future due the unraveling of the paper markets. Already we are witnessing a lot of political turmoil and havoc as President-elect Donald Trump gets ready to take over the White House in the next few days. It’s also […]

The Fed’s “Nuclear Option”: $4,900 Gold, $100 Silver, $200 Oil

by Chris Campbell, Laissez Faire Books: “The final weapon in the Fed’s arsenal,” Jim Rickards, author of The Road to Ruin: The Global Elites’ Secret Plan For the Next Financial Crisis, wrote this week, “is the financial equivalent of nuclear war.” The Fed’s “nuclear option,” Rickards warns, is… wait for it… gold. We bring this […]