In the News

Is It Time to Sell Your Stocks and Run For Cover?

February 10, 2012

When it comes to investing, it’s hard to know who to follow these days. Since September 2009, the Vanguard Total Stock Market index fund (VTSMX) is up 33.4 percent. The Dow is approaching 12,900, reaching a post-crash high while so much of the debt crisis remains unresolved in Europe as well as here at home. Read more

Markets Rise as Europe Teeters on the Brink

February 6, 2012

In the latest issue of News from the Frontline the market commentator John Mauldin makes the point that “Europe has problems that are structural and can’t be fixed with just another treaty or more ECB liquidity.” Read more

It’s Time To Make The Hard Decisions

January 29, 2012

Transcript for the Chris Martenson podcast with John Mauldin: It's Time To Make The Hard Decisions. Read more

Is Greece Leaving The Eurozone?

January 28, 2012

Lots of rumors flying in the last 24 hours over a potential Greek exit at the end of March. This comes via Niels Jensen and John Mauldin. Read more

John Mauldin: It’s Time to Make the Hard Decisions

January 27, 2012

Back in the 1930's, Irving Fisher introduced a concept called the 'debt supercycle.' Simply put, it posits that when there is a buildup of too much debt within an economy, there reaches a point where there simply is no other available solution but to let it rewind. Read more

The Massive Debt Bomb

January 25, 2012

When it comes to government debt, it is not just new debt that is the problem. Every single year, governments around the world must “roll over” gigantic mountains of debt that come due. That means that the actual borrowing that takes place each year is far greater than the yearly budget deficits that you see talked about on television. Read more

Japan’s endgame nears

January 24, 2012

In his 2011 book Endgame, New York Times best-selling author John Mauldin calls Japan a "bug in search of a windshield," and it's a great metaphor. Like a bug buzzing along a highway, Japan's economy has bumbled along for the past two decades, not really growing but not imploding either. In the not-too-distant future, Japan may be in for a good "splat." Read more

Will the euro survive 2012?

January 18, 2012

In his latest newsletter, US analyst John Mauldin, who participated in last November’s Kilkenomics Festival in Ireland, attempts to fill the forecast void by reinterpreting the Mayan Code and concluding – in his delightfully entertaining way – that the ancient South American tribe was predicting the end of Europe and not the world on December 21, 2012. Read more

Greek Default Looking Likely

January 17, 2012

Many prominent voices in the financial world that have been watching all of this play out are now openly declaring the Greece is about to default. Read more

The End of Europe?

January 16, 2012

So long as trade imbalances exist and peripheries remain unable to balance their budgets, countries like Greece will not stand on their own two feet, Mauldin believes. Read more