November 27, 2022
It is tempting, at times, to tiptoe safely to death. Lions in captivity live nearly twice as long as their wild counterparts. In theory, they are wealthier, with a full-time staff that cleans their housing, prepares meals, and completes regular medical...
November 20, 2022
Today, I am sharing two stories I uncovered while examining how various international markets weather the economic climate. Humans are ingenious, and to quote the Roman poet Ovid, “Difficulty is what wakes up the genius.” If the world is cratering towards some...
November 13, 2022
Last week I wrote about why and how I purchase gold. This week I will share a story about how and why I have used it. I am not recommending that you do this. I own gold primarily for psychological benefit. I am a simple, primitive ape. Owning a stone that civilizations...
October 31, 2022
A friend of mine recently told me that he didn’t understand why he should own gold. He had purchased a one-kilogram bar a while back to diversify his portfolio. Still, He was frustrated that it had “done nothing” compared to his real estate, equities and crypto...
October 9, 2022
Last week I sat on a panel debating whether or not the financial system was broken - an expansive question. My co-panellists took aim at various market inefficiencies, at manipulation and collusion within banks and government and at lapses of transparency and...
September 25, 2022
Until the mid-1990s, peanut allergies were rare among American children - roughly four out of 1000 children in the US, under eight years old, had such an allergy. By 2008, that number had more than tripled. Nobody knew what was causing this, but the higher the number got, the tighter...
September 18, 2022
Thank you for all of the encouraging notes after last week's newsletter. The race went very well and was packed full of lessons. I had a goal of nine hours; I got it done in seven hours and sixteen minutes. There were many moments during the race when I was in trouble. At times an...
September 15, 2022
Silver is unique in that it is both a monetary metal, with a history dating back thousands of years, and one of the most important industrial commodities in the world. Silver's role in our current turbulent economic environment could be massive, and that's why we've invited a panel of...
September 12, 2022
I recently had a conversation with three friends in very different situations. All had just hit a milestone achievement. One had successfully sold her business after a 30-year grind, and suffice to say - she “got her number.” She’s set for life; she could...
September 12, 2022
Uranium is one of the hottest commodities at the moment, and for good reason. We are welcoming a panel of experts onto the show for an epic uranium-focused event on Tuesday Sep 13 to give their view on where the sector stands at the moment, and where they see it heading. Schedule (all...
September 5, 2022
Happy Labour Day. I got married seven years ago today to a woman I met at the old (now shut down) Hard Assets Conference in San Francisco. Our first date was at Mark Skousen’s libertarian-centric Freedom Fest in Las Vegas. Best return I’ve ever gotten from being a commodity investor....
September 1, 2022
Inflation is hitting 50-year highs. Even the money management playbooks from the 1970s provide little guidance on how to navigate today’s environment. The smartest thing investors can do is sit down with as many veteran money managers and expert economists as possible, listen to their...
August 21, 2022
Last weekend I was on a hike with my five-year-old when we came across a river. There was a make-shift bridge made from a fallen tree. My son was capable of walking across the log, but with a river beneath, I was uncomfortable with the risk. I held his hand, and we crossed it...
August 14, 2022
If you are sovereign, then who cares what the economy is doing? Even on the Joe Rogan podcast, debates are occurring about whether or not the economy is in recession. In a recent episode, he and his guest were arguing between the “evidence” of a...