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The Wide World of Investing: Kung Fu Girl Interviews Rick Rule

December 14, 2012
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“Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of sport… the thrill of victory… and the agony of defeat… the human drama of athletic competition… This is ABC’s Wide World of Sports!” So began the intro to a famous ABC show during my childhood years, ABC’s Wide World of Sports. It was broadcast on [...]

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Your Black Friday: Get Back in the Black

November 26, 2012
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Ahhhh, Black Friday. The craziest shopping day of the year. America’s Ode to Consumerism…shop-til-you-drop-and-never-stop—do it for your country! For your economy! To line retailers’ pockets and fill your house with more stuff you’ve been conned into thinking you truly “want” and “need”! (And is it just me, or have they started decorating for Christmas now [...]

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Rick Rule: Bear Markets Are Best

November 22, 2012
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Happy Thanksgiving to those of you in the U.S., and a happy thankful Thursday to my dear international readers! I hope you have a wonderful holiday (or day) filled with gratitude and love. I have a little gift for you as my way of saying thanks for being such a loyal reader and awesome part [...]

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SF Hard Assets Conference: Day 1 Recap

November 20, 2012
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It was just under a year ago when I wrote my very first report on the SF Hard Assets Conference, and I must admit I’m feeling a little nostalgic! I love the San Francisco Hard Assets conference. As you know, I frequent a lot of investing conferences each year — in the past 12 months [...]

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The Spooky Spectacular Stansberry Alliance Conference

October 30, 2012
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It was a dark and stormy night…when I arrived at the secretive and secluded Stansberry Alliance Conference last Wednesday evening in stunningly beautiful Sea Island, GA. Coincidentally (or not…?), Sea Island happens to be situated right next to Jekyll Island (yes, that Jekyll Island…oh, how I would have loved to make a side trip!) Though [...]

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Kung Fu Girl Interviews Rick Rule

October 17, 2012
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Continuing my interviews from the recent Casey Summit, with big thanks again to the awesome Casey Research team, I had the great honor to sit down and talk with one of the (if not THE) best investors I have ever met (although he might consider himself more of a speculator).  Rick Rule is Chairman of [...]

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Kung Fu Girl Interviews Dr. Lacy Hunt: Bond Expert and Former Fed Economist

October 12, 2012
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Happy Friday! At the recent Casey Summit in Carlsbad, CA, I had the great pleasure to interview Dr. Lacy Hunt, internationally-known economist, executive vice president of Hoisington Investment Management Company (HIMCO), senior economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (yes, that Federal Reserve…), and well-known financial author and speaker. (HIMCO is a registered investment advisor [...]

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When Owning Gold Made You a Target for Execution

October 3, 2012
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Greetings! What a tremendous response to Martin’s article on his personal experience living through hyperinflation on Friday. I am so glad so many of you have “emptied your cup” and are willing to entertain the possibility of that happening here in the U.S…..heck, many of you think it’s only a matter of time, thanks to Bernanke [...]

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QnA Friday: Living Through Hyperinflation: A First-Hand Account

September 28, 2012
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Wow. Just Wow. As Barry Ritholz would say, I continue to be humbled by the awesomeness of our Kung Fu Finance subscriber community. You all seriously rock. First of all, thank you for your inspiring emails and words of encouragement, and I’m glad you liked yesterday’s post! Yes, happily my “trying times” seem to be [...]

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QnA Friday: Kenny Rogers and Your Money, How to Become Accredited, Wealth Transfers

September 21, 2012
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Last week I got some great questions on trailing stops and investment theses, and I promised to share with you what Kenny Rogers has to do with your investing: “You got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em, Know when to walk away, know when to run. You never count your [...]

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G. Edward Griffin: The Fed is a…Success?

September 19, 2012
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If you’ve been reading Kung Fu Finance for a while, you know I consider G. Edward Griffin’s book, The Creature From Jekyll Island, to be a game changer for my personal financial education, calling it literally, “The Book That Changed My Life“. It was his book that first opened my eyes to the fact that [...]

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Holy Smokes Batman, $16 TRILLION?

August 29, 2012
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One of the biggest promises I made to you when starting Kung Fu Finance was to tackle the job of demystifying finance for you, to the best of my ability. For an industry that prides itself on words like “credit default swaps”, “derivatives”, “inverse yield curves”, “gold-to-silver ratio”, “diminishing returns”, “ROI”, “Capex”, “P/E ratio”, “beta”, [...]

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Top Ten Takeaways from the Agora Financial Conference

August 2, 2012
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I hope you enjoyed my notes from Doug’s talk! He is always insightful and entertaining—a great combination.   Rather than continually giving you the blow-by-blow details of each and every speaker who presented (which would be impossible…I would be at this for months!), today I want to give you something I hope you find equally [...]

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Doug Casey on The Greater Depression

July 30, 2012
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I’m finally back from beautiful Vancouver, BC, where I must say there were no signs whatsoever of recession, let alone a depression! The streets were bustling, stores were packed, and restaurants and clubs were busy with lines to get in…definitely no signs of economic malaise! And yet, Doug Casey believes we are smack in the [...]

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Live from Vancouver: Innovate or Die

July 25, 2012
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Innovate or die. That’s the theme of this year’s Agora Financial conference held here in lovely Vancouver, BC at the gorgeous Fairmont Hotel (a gigantic step up from FreedomFest’s Bally’s, I must say!). Like all investment conferences I have attended, so far I’m having a blast at this one (and learning a lot, too!). If [...]

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Peter Schiff: Why the Dollar Is Doomed

July 23, 2012
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Last week at FreedomFest (hard to believe it was only a week ago…!) one of my favorite speeches was by Peter Schiff, CEO of EuroPacific Capital. Peter is always an entertaining speaker, but more importantly, he’s gotten a lot right over the past 10+ years, even when everyone else said he was crazy. (You can [...]

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Global Financial Summit…In Vegas?

July 18, 2012
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I know, it sounds strange… Who on earth holds a “Global Financial Summit” in Las Vegas (usually better known as the home of “how to lose your money in 3 days or less”)? It’s not exactly the first city that comes to mind when you think of high finance…maybe Davos, or an exotic locale in [...]

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