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Freak Floods: Romania

Stacy Summary: Fortunately, there is no economic cost to this.

Ukrainians tear up military writs

Stacy Summary: Interesting. Found this via Twitter. Don’t know where it was recorded or if English subtitles are correct (anyone speak Ukrainian?). Anyway, as always, it seems the ordinary citizen does not want the wars the elite fight.

[KR533] Keiser Report: Casino Gulag

We discuss the nouns, like ‘the poor,’ who want to be known as verbs, like ‘can’t make ends meet,’ and the thieving verbs (i.e., ‘defrauding investors,’ ‘manipulating markets’) who want to be called nouns, like ‘wealth creator.’ In the second half, Max interviews Liam Halligan about his recent Spectator cover story, “The Next Crash: We could be on the brink of another financial crisis.” They look at derivatives, leverage, GDP and more.

American Gung Ho Destiny: Grab all you can, go for gusto & get rich

Teaser! Haven’t seen one of these in awhile.

Subscription Keiser with Liam Halligan talking “Back to the Brink”

Stacy Summary: Just had Liam Halligan into the studio for the next Keiser Report (airing in a few hours); we went deeper into the conversation on his latest piece below, ...

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[KR632] Keiser Report: Dumb Money

A double header discussing the ‘dumb money’ piling into markets just as the Spectator’s cover story reads: “The Next Crash: We could be on the brink of another financial crisis.” We read through the piece in shock at the obvious signs of misallocation of wealth while chasing dumb bubbles – including a P/E ratio now at 25.6 compared to a historic norm of 16.5. In the second half, we examine more misallocation of wealth as the US spends an additional $1 trillion annually on healthcare compared to if they spent the same percentage of GDP as the next most expensive country, the Netherlands. While overspending by $1 trillion, the energy grid has the most blackouts of any developed nation and yet less than half a trillion could replace the dumb, old grid with a smart, new one.

Gold, crude oil, hogs, coffee or condos?

What would you guess has performed best over the past 10 years?



Manhattan condos?


Or gold?


If you only read the mainstream blogosphere and financial news, you’d be forgiven for thinking your cognitive bias had destroyed your returns on gold and that, in fact, you’re down or have performed the worst of all asset classes. When, in fact:

In terms of returns, gold topped the list with a compound annual growth rate of 12.91% over the past 10 years. West Texas Intermediate crude-oil futures came in second, rising 11.02% annually; coffee rose 9% over the 10-year period, and hog futures rose 5.34%.

By comparison, the S&P 500 stock-market index saw a 5.56% compound annual growth rate over the past 10 years.

Oh, and that Manhattan condo?

Meanwhile, those who invested in Manhattan residential real estate 10 years ago have seen values rise 6.5% over that time period

I’m not sure if that counts the property tax . . .

Get REAL: Silver

Stacy Summary: Sponsored by Mining Maven; Jan Skoyles interviews Mark O’Byrne about the latest in the silver markets.

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Subscription Keiser on ‘the Next Crash’

Stacy Summary: We take a look at Liam Halligan’s cover story on the Spectator:


Liam addresses the S&P500, p/e ratios, QE, and ...

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[KR631] Keiser Report: Blackmail Insurance Sale

We discuss reputational apartheid and delusion insurance as we all become blackmailable. In the second half, Max interviews microbiologist, Jason Tetro, author of The Germ Code, about what germs can teach us about the modern economy and about the similarities between Las Vegas and C.Dificile.

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QE for the hackers

Stacy Summary: It appears some hackers (hired by Jamie Dimon? Deutsche Bank?) have hijacked an ECB database and are demanding some QE for the release of the control of site.

ECB says money demanded after website hacked


Get REAL: Jan Skoyles Talks Whisky with Caskstrength

In the latest episode of the crowdfunded financial news series – GetREALJan Skoyles covers the topic of WHISKY. She interviews Neil Ridley and Joel Harrison from Caskstrength. You can find them on Twitter: @weheartwhisky

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