By Chris Lowe – Inner Circle (USA) – There’s plenty of doom and gloom out there. Including from some of our own big picture thinkers. And maybe they’re right… But what if I told you that America is on the cusp of massive wealth creation? What if stocks are on track to outperform every other …
By Tim Price – The Price of Everything (GBR) – At first, it seemed that the grilled cheese food truck company valued at $107 million might mark the top for the US stock market, but that was clearly premature. Then it seemed that the IPO of a
By Kris Sayce – Port Phillip Insider (Australia) – The Aussie-listed cannabis sector is up nearly 140% this year. That significantly outpaces the 20% gain for the rest of the world’s cannabis stocks. Of course, it’s fair to note that US
By Kris Sayce – Port Phillip Insider (Australia) – According to the Bloomberg description of Quintis: ‘Quintis Ltd operates as a forestry management company. The Company focuses on the hosting and cultivation of sandalwood album. Quintis offers
By Matt Hibbard – Port Phillip Insider (Australia) – Every so often throughout the year, the markets experience some periods of trading that really ramp up option prices. Higher option prices mean bigger premiums! It happens only a few times a
By Selva Freigedo – Port Phillip Insider (Australia) – Last weekend, I (Selva Freigedo) made a big mistake. During a barbeque at a friend’s house, I brought up the Australian property market. Friendly chatter turned into a heated argument, and
There are taxes when you sell. And fees. And then you have to decide what to do with the money, which you may very well lose in the next investment. Good assets tend to hold their value. Consider Monster Beverage, which became a 100-bagger in 10 years – a
Only 11.6% of Australian consumers now think that property is a safe place for savings. That's down from 28% in September 2015. In other words, as recently as just over two years ago, nearly one-third of consumers thought housing was a safe bet. Today,
By Kris Sayce – Port Phillip Insider (Australia) – Some days, we just don’t get the markets. Take this, from the Financial Times: ‘Tesla turned to Wall Street for another $1bn cash injection on Wednesday as it sought a bigger financial cushion
By Kris Sayce – Port Phillip Insider (Australia) – Trouble mounts. Not for Donald Trump, but for Aussie housing. As the Sydney Morning Herald explains: ‘Hundreds of new home owners have been left in limbo after the collapse of a land developer
By Chris Lowe – Inner Circle (USA) – On November 24, we looked at how President Trump could save the stock market. His “big bazooka” – tax cuts for businesses. Less taxes going to Uncle Sam means companies will be able to hold on to more of
By Kris Sayce – Port Phillip Insider (Australia) – We guess the inference here is that because all these supposedly non-socialists advocated a dumb policy idea, it must be a perfectly sane idea for a socialist government to implement. Of course,
In January 2017, the state of Colorado made $3.5 million from marijuana taxes. It expects to save around $20 million in court costs. Take a look around the world. Can you think of any governments in desperate need of revenue? Try all of them.
By Chris Lowe – Inner Circle (USA) – Imagine a burglar breaking into your home and staying there for more than six months… …without you knowing a thing… According to this week’s experts – two former government “spooks” on the
By Kris Sayce – Port Phillip Insider (Australia) – We enjoyed this news story from the KPIX CBS affiliate in San Francisco: ‘California could have to hand over some documents on cellphone use it tried to keep under wraps. ‘On Friday, a
By Vern Gowdie – The Gowdie Letter (Australia) – This simple comparison has deflation written all over it. Traditional retail is under serious threat. People are gravitating towards Amazon for one primary reason…to buy more for less. Amazon is
By Iván Carrino – El Diario Del Lunes (Argentina) – Dear Reader, The weather is very hot. Those of us who live in Buenos Aires are suffering through a scorching heat wave, with temperatures above 37 degrees Centigrade (99 Fahrenheit). In
By Chris Mayer – The Bill Bonner Letter (USA) – Investors tend to rely too readily on simple cause-and-effect-type thinking. Remember when people used to say that when quantitative easing ended, the stock market would tank? Surely you haven’t
By Kris Sayce – Port Phillip Insider (Australia) – For the past five weeks, we’ve relentlessly (and by relentlessly, we mean every…single…day) warned you about the prospect of Australia falling into a recession. Today was the crucial day. We
The confidence indices are moving in tandem with the Dow Jones. Everyone is on a high.The term ‘record levels’ seems to stir the animal spirits.Which, to me, is complete madness.
There is no one secret to succeeding in the markets, just as there isn’t one secret to business success, happiness or health. It depends on your strengths, outlook and goals.
By Vern Gowdie – The Gowdie Letter (Australia) – Those famous four words…‘this time is different’ ‘It’s like most trends – at the beginning it’s driven by fundamentals; in the end, by speculation. It’s just like the old adage:
By Kris Sayce – Port Phillip Insider (Australia) – Increased warning signs. Since late last year, we’ve warned about the possible onset of an Australian recession. The technical definition of a recession is two consecutive quarters of
By Kris Sayce – Port Phillip Insider (Australia) – In today’s egalitarian society, the concept of grades has become increasingly controversial. After all, we live in a thin-skinned — or progressive, if you prefer — age, when every kid gets a