Past Articles


Our New Friend, al-Qaeda

Nothing much to report in the financial news… Gold rose 2% yesterday – or about $20 an ounce – after the Fed assured troubled stock market investors that it would raise interest rates gradually.

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The Glorious Imbecility of War

Today, on the eve of the bicentennial of the Battle of Waterloo, we do not celebrate war. Only a...

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Would a Drone Strike on Congress Be a Bad Thing?

Walking along the Port Royal in Paris, we came across the statue of a dashing soldier. Sword in hand,...

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The Most Important “Known Unknown” in All of Finance

Today, the most important “known unknown” in all of finance – something so powerful it could change the character...

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America’s Second Greatest Generation

We have proven – beyond reasonable doubt – that if anyone can predict the market’s movements, he doesn’t work...

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Weekend Edition: How to Learn to Love Disaster

Why should stock market investors care about Napoleon’s invasion of Russia? Or the fate of General Custer at the...