Archives for October 2013

Why Investors Shouldn’t Listen to Out-of-Touch-with-Reality Theorists

The efficient market theory says that you can't really beat the market because the market already has all the information available baked into the cake. So why bother? If this were true Warren Buffet, George Soros, Peter Lynch, and John Templeton … [Read more...]

Trends: Kenya Oil

Ever since it was alleged that Obama was born in Kenya, the African country appears to be in the news more and more. Recently, there was a terrorist attack at a shopping mall and even more recently allegations that the Kenya Defense Force (KDF) that … [Read more...]

Home Buying in the U.K.

In today’s global economic climate, it can be difficult for people to buy a house, while struggling with annual bills. But the U.K. government has a number of schemes available to first time buyers and existing homeowners such as Help To Buy, NewBuy … [Read more...]

Energy Trends- Deregulation (or Not)

Is Energy Deregulation Just a Fad? In the late 1990's, individual states began trying to introduce more competition into the energy marketplace. As we know, competition tends to drive down prices and improves choice and service. Without competition … [Read more...]

Libertarianism, the Government Shut-down and More

Born Libertarian: Doug Casey on Ron Paul and the Price of Freedom By The Gold Report The Gold Report: Doug, we are at your conference in Tucson, Arizona, the day after former Congressman and presidential candidate Dr. Ron Paul gave the keynote … [Read more...]

Do You Own a Boat or Yacht?

Whether it is fishing, sailing, cruising or just floating along on rivers, lakes, bays and even the ocean, people love being on the water.  But owning your own boat or yacht can be expensive. The old joke goes that a boat is just a hole in the water … [Read more...]

Avoiding Financial Pitfalls

Times are tough. And it will come as no surprise, that we are in a period of profound economic instability. Even for the more wealthy and affluent among us, the financial problems of today can be disconcerting. So when it comes to attaining … [Read more...]

Communication Trends

The world is becoming increasingly well connected, believe it or not, there are remote islands in South East Asia that use small gasoline generators to supply their electricity but still have excellent cell phone and Wi-Fi coverage. After all, it is … [Read more...]

Investing Defensively

Over the last few years since the 2008 crash many people have been playing "defense" with their investments out of fear that another crash is around the corner. The problem is that the market has rebounded regaining much of its losses and the common … [Read more...]

The Economic Ramifications of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

I do not believe that government intervention solves problems. Usually it just adds complexity, inefficiency, bureaucracy and increases costs. But today John Mauldin looks at the effects of Obamacare and the broken medical system that is the current … [Read more...]