The Greatest Challenge Facing America’s Economic Dominance

There will be a defining geopolitical event next month when India, Pakistan, Iran and Mongolia become full members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). This will increase the population of SCO members to an estimated 3.05 billion. We should care about this because it is the intention of the SCO to do away with the US dollar for trade settlement.

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On Sale: A Precious Metals Play with a Reliable Dividend

Precious metals — compared with stocks and real estate — are cheap right now. They’re despised by most investors and narrowly owned. Yet they still make an ideal inflation hedge going forward.

Of all the precious metals, silver is the best bargain. We are more than three years beyond a dramatic spike to $50 per ounce in early 2011. Prices have hovered around $20 for the past year. Sentiment among traders is in the dumps. A recent Market Vane survey says the percentage of respondents bullish on silver in the mid-$20s is near a 10-year low.

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An Early Stage Opportunity in the Next Phase of 3D Printing

Have you ever seen the Ben Stiller and Cameron Diaz movie There’s Something About Mary?

In one scene, Ben Stiller’s character, Ted, picks up a hitchhiker who considers himself an entrepreneur:

Hitchhiker: You heard of this thing, the 8-Minute Abs?

Ted: Yeah, sure, 8-Minute Abs. Yeah, the exercise video.

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“Neofascism” in 2014 America

Our day began checking the Twitter feed of our friend Jim Rickards. We figured he might have something pithy to say about President Nixon “closing the gold window” 43 years ago.

Instead, we encountered this…

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How to Get Free Airfare to Almost Anywhere in the World

Before I reveal this secret completely, let’s play a little game…

Imagine one place you’ve been dying to visit. And imagine yourself doing one thing you’d love to do there.

For example, have you ever dreamed of letting yourself get lost in the winding streets of Italy?

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1990s Flashback: A Blueprint for the Current S&P Rally

While your favorite Wall Street tycoon is relaxing poolside in the Hamptons during the final week of summer, the S&P 500 has finally broken through. Well, barely…

The illusive close above 2,000 finally materialized. After two intraday breaks above the round number, the S&P finds itself right at 2,000 and up more than 8% year-to-date.

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Canada sanctions transparency regulations on miners

Mines and energy ministers from throughout Canada have stressed that “important progress is being made by all levels of government in implementing regulatory reform” on financial reporting.



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Big jump in Fortuna silver-gold resources

Fortuna Silver reaps the rewards of 2014 drilling with extensive new silver-gold resources.



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Gold struggling to escape grips of summer slowdown

But one analyst notes: “Gold proved able to hold its own yesterday despite what was actually a relatively negative environment."



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Polymetal CEO sees stagnant gold prices through 2015

CEO Vitaly Nesis expects prices of the precious metals to remain near current levels next year.



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