Rick Ackerman

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Jim Grant is an old-school observer of this economic age and one of its most brilliant commentators. Following is the speech he gave in accepting the 2019 Bradley Prize, which recognizes those who have helped further the principles and...
Shades of Smoot-Hawley!? Stocks plummeted for the second time in less than 24 hours Monday when Trump signaled to China’s trade negotiators that he means business. A long-delayed, $200 billion hike in tariffs will take effect on Friday...
Investors have thrown caution to the wind as they bid up FAANG stocks to imprudent heights and provide overly generous bids for a few others that face serious jeopardy, including Tesla and Boeing. Even so, the herd evidently had second...
Gold got whacked Thursday as it so often does — i.e., at the apex of a rally that may have encouraged a bullish thought or two in the minds of some investors.
As much as Democrats love wagging their fingers at all of us racists, homophobes and climate-changers, their first love, borne of longstanding political tradition, is kicking fallen bankers in the nuts. It doesn’t hurt that in the eyes of...
I’ve been writing on deflation since the early-1990s, when I had the topic all to myself and was regarded as a voice on the lunatic fringe. Scary essays that I freelanced to Barron’s, the San Francisco Examiner and a number of other...
In an interview I did last week with USA Watchdog’s Greg Hunter, I came across as a lukewarm gold bull. Although many of those who commented apparently agreed with my grim deflationary scenario for the global economy, the negative...
April Gold’s tortuous slog toward an ‘easy’ rally target at 1332.00 warrants a closer look at the bearish case. For if the futures were to fall just $9 to the green line shown in the chart (click on inset), that would trip a theoretical...
I’d love to tell you that bulls have been sniffing glue and that they are long overdue for a brutal comeuppance. However, it turns out they are anything but wild-eyed, and their expectations are relatively subdued.  AIAA’s most recent...
HUI, the Gold Bugs Index, is close to triggering its first buy signal on the weekly chart in more than two years.  The first proved to be a dud, and it sent this popular trading vehicle into a ratcheting downtrend that would have driven...
Gold's special properties mean that it has a greater variety of uses than almost any metal.

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