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OIL: Prices May Not Be as High as You Think

(This article is also available at Morningstar.com  and Safe Haven.) There is no question that with gas prices at or near $4.00 a gallon,  a trip to the pump these days is a painful experience.  That said with oil prices (WTI vintage) hovering near  $100 per barrel things are not as bleak as 2008 when … Continue reading

The Debt Ceiling: From Too Little Too Late to Too Much Too Soon

BIA Commentary and Opinion As another debt ceiling showdown looms, I can’t help but look back at the successful Tea Party Revolt and election of 2010 and recall asking myself:  This is great, but is it too little too late? While the current public debt to GDP ratio (about 92%) certainly is high, it is … Continue reading

Beyond Gold: ETF’s for “Austrian” Investment Themes

Followers of Austrian School Economics are often labeled as Gold Bugs, Gold Nuts, Gloom and Doomer Nuts, or just plain “nuts.” Visit any Austrian themed website and you are likely to see numerous advertisements for gold, as in physical gold. While I certainly wouldn’t discourage anyone from holding physical gold, like anything it does have … Continue reading

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