A Great Year For Stocks Ahead?

As I write this article, global financial markets and the world economy are at a crossroads; some people even believe it is a one-way street to an economic collapse, especially in the Western world. Most major stock markets are down between 10 and 20 percent this year; and, even worse, most markets are trading below the levels we had 10 years ago.

Is Switzerland A Role Model For Democracy?

The world economy is in a very fragile state, despite the fact that world gross domestic product is growing at a rate of about 4.3 percent this year. Most of the growth comes from emerging markets like China, Brazil and India. What differentiates these nations from the West is they typically have much lower levels of debt.

Precious Metals And Commodities: What’s Their Real Value Today?

A lot has been written about commodities and precious metals in the recent past. While some investors believe that we are in the middle of a super cycle for commodities and precious metals, others think that there is already too much speculation built into current prices; that we are in a speculative bubble that will have to burst eventually. 

BRICS Want To Rely Less On The U.S. Dollar

We are witnessing the late stage of a U.S. dollar dominated global currency system, a system that is changing quickly. It remains to be seen whether there is going to be a smooth transition to a new global currency regime or an outright collapse of the current system. Read this article to learn what the BRICS nations’ decisions mean for the U.S. dollar…

Fertilizer Will Grow The Profits Of Your Portfolio

Which investments have outperformed gold and silver in the last five years? A lot of investors are currently investing in precious metals, and gold and silver are especially popular. While this is in our view certainly a smart move, we feel that investors need to look beyond gold and silver and broaden their investment horizon. Read this article for some alternatives to precious metals… 

Rise And Fall Of Nations And Reserve Currencies

While today’s structural problems among Western nations are different than they were a decade ago or even centuries ago, the fundamental reasons that lead to a decline of a nation have not changed at all since the fall of the old Roman Empire,  the breakup of the Soviet Union or other troubled economies. Read this article to learn what leads to the fall of nations and their currencies… 

Structural Money Devaluation In The West

When facing questions about foreign currencies, a common response is, “I don’t care about currencies. I buy my milk, butter and bread in United States dollars, I get paid in U.S. dollars and my mortgage is in U.S. dollars.” Read this article to learn why foreign currencies need to be a part of your investment portfolio…