Bill Bonner’s Diary of a Rogue Economist

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Investing All of Your Money

James Altucher, July 3, 2015

In the history of capitalism, this is the hardest time ever to invest. People are going broke, losing their jobs, and fear more than greed rules the news and tries to rule thoughts. In short: People are scared. And I do think the uncertainty is going to rise quickly, so I wanted to put this note together.

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The “Beer Theory of Credit Quality”

Bill Bonner, Chairman, Bonner & Partners, July 2, 2015

Yesterday, U.S. stocks ended in the green. Investors bent over to pick up a few pennies in the stock market. They didn’t notice the huge steamroller headed their way. The Dow rose 138 points – or about 1% – after the mainstream media reported that “macroeconomic obstacles” in the ongoing Greek drama were being removed.

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Forget Greece… China Is the Real Threat

Bill Bonner, Chairman, Bonner & Partners, July 1, 2015

There’s a time for calm, rational behavior… and a time to panic. Yesterday, investors in U.S. stocks decided not to panic. Monday’s sell-off halted. But it did not reverse.

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When Gold Is Declared Illegal…

Bill Bonner, Chairman, Bonner & Partners, June 30, 2015

Over the weekend, the lines in Greece stretched along the street. Around the corner. Down the block. Lines to get cash. Lines to buy gas. Lines of people eager to get their hands on something of value. Food. Fuel. Cash.

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Greece Is the Canary in the Coal Mine

Bill Bonner, Chairman, Bonner & Partners, June 29, 2015

This is an “Amber Alert” day in the markets. “Greeks Line Up at Banks; ATMs Run Dry” was the headline over at the Drudge Report. Versions of it ran throughout the financial media.

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What You Really Need to Know to Play Rising Rates (and Win)

Keith Fitz-Gerald, Editor, High Velocity Profits, June 27, 2015

Millions of investors are understandably flummoxed by the prospect of rising rates, and with good reason – it’s something that they’ve never had to contend with because interest rates have been on a one-way trip down since 1981 when they peaked above 15%.

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Pelted with Eggs in a Paris Riot…

Bill Bonner, Chairman, Bonner & Partners, June 26, 2015

We were down in the subway in Paris last night. At about midnight. At the École Militaire station. All of a sudden, we heard screaming. Girls. Shrieking more than screaming. Not in trouble. But not laughing either.

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Why We’re Headed Toward a “Cashless Society”

Bill Bonner, Chairman, Bonner & Partners, June 25, 2015

The Dow is back under 18,000 points after yesterday’s 178-point – or 1% – drop. Gold continues to wander around, apparently lost. More on that below…

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