John Law: Rake, Murderer, and Father of Central Banking

I commented in a previous article that “if you think that Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is unpopular, consider the tragic case of Takahashi Korekiyo, who served as Bank of Japan governor from 1911-1913 and as finance minister and prime […] Continue Reading…

Charles Sizemore in the Media

Charles Sizemore was quoted in the recent Reuters article on exotic ETFs: “Investors develop taste for exotic, far-flung ETFs”

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But some investors criticized the combination of countries in the First Trust fund resulting in its memorable acronym. “BICK” was a […] Continue Reading…

There is NOT a Bond Bubble — at Least Not Yet

I’m going to start this month with a prediction that might surprise you. I do not think that bonds are in imminent danger of a crash.

I do agree with the growing legion of investors—including the legendary Warren Buffett himself—who […] Continue Reading…

Harley-Davidson Sputters and German Beer Goes Flat

The news just doesn’t get better for Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG) and its peers in the “big bike” business. US motorcycle sales shrank by 14.1% in the third quarter from the year before, extending the grueling decline to 15 […] Continue Reading…

Dazed and Confused No More: Dutch to Consider Closing “Coffee Shops”

The incoming Dutch government is considering strict new regulation of Amsterdam’s cannabis cafes and red light district. The moves would significantly shrink the red light district and could end up putting the cannabis cafes out of business altogether.

It […] Continue Reading…