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Globally minded investment analyst who has traveled to more than 60 countries to put geo-political and geo-economic events into an investment perspective. I serve as global investment consultant to 1291 Group of the Americas, a Bermuda-based asset-manager and wealth-consulting firm. My focus is ... more

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Stocks: Too Late For Rescue
Wall Street is defying basic physics. It’s rising (to rarefied levels) even as money has been flowing out. How can this be? Well, to me, it’s another sign that something wicked this way comes.
The Leading Edge Of The Dollar Hurricane
U.S. exports are down nearly $64 billion so far this year, and yet the Fed is flirting with raising interest rates. Can you imagine the economic storm if the dollar gets any stronger?
Wall Street Destroying The Economy?
Despite the Fed’s blather, America’s chemistry is off. An ingredient necessary for a vibrant economy is missing. One look at the data will show you exactly what’s missing and why.
Basic Income Will Kill The Economy
In a world where machines can make perfect burgers, there’s no need for $15-an-hour burger flippers. But the solution, basic income, is more science fiction than fact.
Brexit Rips Apart The Global Economy
Brexit wasn’t just about the U.K. leaving the EU. All of Europe was watching, waiting for the green light to start shouting for their own referendum. There is only one safe haven in this storm.
The Danger Of The Fed's Tall Tales
Don’t believe anything saying a rate hike is on the table in July. It’s not.
Ride Oil's Comeback
Don’t believe the media, oil consumption is not declining — it’s rising. But oil exploration budgets have been cut, and a supply shortfall is looming on the horizon.
The Red Dragon Roars While The Fed Waits
Despite much hand-wringing in the media, the economy is turning up again. While the Fed seems out of touch with economic data, China has emerged as the only adult in the room.
The Real Value Of Gold
Gold is a fundamentally mispriced asset. It’s treated by Wall Street and many economists as an anachronistic asset unworthy of investment merit in the modern world.
Japan Is Our Future
Central banks around the world have thrown everything at the economy. Unconventional monetary measures, quantitative easing, near-zero interest rates and yet … here we are. The plan has failed. Welcome to Japan 2.0.
The U.S. Dollar Needs To Die
The strength of the dollar is causing trouble for the U.S. jobs market and for the entire global commodities market. There’s only one thing to do to end the chaos: Kill the U.S. dollar.
China's Not In Trouble: We Are
The media has spread fear about China's market collapse for months, but it's time to look beyond the headlines. The numbers are in, and it's the U.S., not China, who's in trouble...
We're One Step Closer To A Recession
Although the Fed insists that the economy is headed up, the latest data point in the opposite direction. In spite of higher interest rates, we're one step closer to recession.
You're Crazy If You Trust The Fed
Putting your trust in the Fed after their rash decision to lift interest rates could end up costing you dearly. But one undervalued asset could protect you from Fed-created chaos.
This Company’s Stockpiling Gold — And You Should Too
One company is stockpiling gold in case of a financial crisis. And in spite of what the mainstream media are saying about the precious metal, it’s time you buy gold, too.
Investing In Poland's Middle Class
Poland's middle class is experiencing explosive growth. And as the rest of the world recovers from the global financial crisis, Poland is set to grow even more.
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