Rank #1: Vancouver: The World's Mining Hub
Karleigh Middlemiss, a human-resources specialist with IDM Mining, explains why Vancouver is head and shoulders above any other city in the world for mining. She also offers tips for those interested in entering the field.
Show notes: http://goldnewsletter.com/podcast/vancouver-mining-hub-world/
Rank #2: Tone Vays: Demystifying the Blockchain, Avoiding Digital Snake Oil
Show notes: http://goldnewsletter.com/podcast/tone-vays-demystifying-the-blockchain-avoiding-digital-snake-oil/.
Rank #3: Why Bitcoin Is Here to Stay (laBITconf)
Show notes: http://goldnewsletter.com/podcast/why-bitcoin-is-here-to-stay-labitconf/.
Rank #4: Alternative Investments: For Beta, Not Alpha
Bill Kelly, CEO of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA), warns that those who see private equity, hedge funds, or precious metals as absolute investment vehicles are in for a disappointment.
Rather than achieving alpha, Kelly argues that alternative investments help diversify risks and limit exposure to market turns.
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Show notes: http://goldnewsletter.com/podcast/alternative-investments-for-beta-not-alpha/
Rank #5: Warning to America from the Third World
Show notes: http://goldnewsletter.com/warning-to-america-from-the-third-world/.
Rank #6: Shale Revolution Makes Clean Energy Possible
Peter Hartley, a professor and scholar of energy economics for the Baker Institute at Rice University, argues natural gas will play an essential role in the transition to clean electricity.
He explains how the United States went from being the world's largest importer of gas to one of the major exporters thanks to innovation, infrastructure, and property rights.
Show notes: https://goldnewsletter.com/podcast/shale-revolution-makes-clean-energy-possible/
Rank #7: Puerto Rico: Tax Haven or Economic Disaster?
Our guests are Frank Worley and Albert Soutomaior (pictured). Worley was co-founder of the original Libertarian Party of Puerto Rico and is founder of MIRE (Movimiento Independentista Republicano). Soutomaior writes policy for the Libertarian Party of Puerto Rico and is one of the co-founders of the Institute for Human Freedom.
Show notes: http://goldnewsletter.com/podcast/puerto-rico-tax-haven-or-economic-disaster/.
Rank #8: What Becomes of the Broken European Union?
Show notes: http://goldnewsletter.com/podcast/what-becomes-of-the-broken-european-union/.
Rank #9: Robert Kiyosaki: Gold and Silver Are God's Money
Gold has existed for centuries and will continue to be sound money years after the US dollar has disappeared.
Show notes: http://goldnewsletter.com/podcast/robert-kiyosaki-gold-silver-gods-money/
Rank #10: Russia's Plan for a New World Currency
Byron King, a geologist with Rickards' Gold Speculator, argues they are planning for a new monetary system. The United States has weaponized the dollar to enact sanctions and police world trade, so naturally those superpowers want an alternative, he explains.
In his view, the days of the dollar as the world currency are numbered, and gold offers the best hedge against the looming shift.
Show notes: http://goldnewsletter.com/podcast/russia-plan-new-world-currency/
Rank #11: Mark Skousen: Investing in One Lesson
Rank #12: See Beyond the Obvious with Economics
Steven Landsburg, a University of Rochester economics professor, has written several books that introduce the economic way of thinking to a lay audience. The rationale, he writes, can be summed up best in four words: "People respond to incentives."
Understanding the power of incentives gives one a leg up as a businessman and investor, but also as a citizen trying to penetrate a world awash with confusion.
Show notes: http://goldnewsletter.com/podcast/see-beyond-obvious-economics/
Rank #13: Dennis Gartman: Bitcoin Is a Substitute for Nothing
A world-renowned financier and commodities expert, he has published the Gartman Letter since 1987, which goes out daily to leading banks, hedge funds, and mutual funds.
Despite his bitcoin skepticism, he touts its underlying technology, the blockchain, as revolutionary. He argues that decentralized ledgers will disrupt mortgage registries, container shipping, and much more.
Show notes: http://goldnewsletter.com/podcast/dennis-gartman-bitcoin-substitute-nothing/
Rank #14: What the Gold Spike Means for Silver
Lobo Tiggre, CEO of Louis James LLC and editor of the Independent Speculator, notes the buzz on mainstream media is drawing new funding to the sector.
He argues that, while one should always focus on the fundamentals and plan into the future, there are short-term opportunities in silver and uranium stocks.
Show notes: http://goldnewsletter.com/podcast/what-gold-spike-means-silver/
Rank #15: How to Find Mining Tenbaggers
However, according to economic geologist Brent Cook, you just need a couple of big hits to make up for it. He combines 30 years of experience in geology, exploration, and consulting as the co-editor of Exploration Insights.
Cook argues that you can greatly improve the odds with a bit of due diligence and basic knowledge of geology to weed out projects with fatal flaws.
Show notes: http://goldnewsletter.com/podcast/how-to-find-mining-tenbaggers/
Rank #16: China Prepares for Dollar Collapse, Hoards Gold
For David Brady, CEO and co-founder of Global Pro Traders, there is no doubt that China and Russia believe a US dollar plunge is coming. He is a CFA charterholder with degrees in business and finance from Dublin City University.
He argues that the Chinese are hoarding more gold than they let on in preparation for a coming global financial reset. When central banks revert back to another round of interest-rate cuts and quantitative easing, he contends, then everything but the dollar will take off.
Show notes: http://goldnewsletter.com/podcast/china-prepares-dollar-collapse-hoards-gold/
Rank #17: Is the World Getting Freer?
We discuss this and other topics with the man behind the study for the past 30 years, Robert Lawson of the O'Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom at Southern Methodist University.
He argues that the scientific method can work in the social sciences as well, and that the ideology of a country’s ruling party is not the best indicator of its economic freedom.
Show notes: https://goldnewsletter.com/podcast/is-the-world-getting-freer/
Rank #18: Why Blockchains Are Here to Stay
Financial expert Demelza Hays from Liechtenstein walks us through the basics of blockchains and recommends some cryptocurrencies to keep an eye on. She argues that even if bitcoin eventually succumbs, the idea of global, privately minted coins that are not political will prevail.
Show notes: http://goldnewsletter.com/podcast/why-blockchains-here-to-stay/
Rank #19: The State of Academic Inquiry in Canada
Michael Kennedy, co-author of the Campus Freedom Index, an annual measure of the state of free speech at Canadian public universities, argues there is indeed a pattern of censorship.
He asserts almost half of these universities go beyond their legal authority to censor speech, student groups, and controversial speakers.
Nevertheless, he believes the public and many stakeholders are starting to fight back and hold university officials accountable—a symbol of broader respect for public debate in Canada.
Show notes: http://goldnewsletter.com/podcast/the-state-of-academic-inquiry-in-canada/
Rank #20: How the Fed's Low Rates Became an Addiction
Peter Boockvar, chief investment officer with Bleakly Advisory Group and editor of the Boock Report, is a prominent dissenter. He points out inflation targets make no economic sense until you consider who benefits from them.
Wall Street has captured the Federal Reserve, he argues, which cannot abandon loose monetary policy for fear of upsetting the status quo. However, perpetual low rates are no longer incentivizing new economic behavior, and a painful but necessary market correction will come.
Show notes: http://goldnewsletter.com/podcast/how-feds-low-rates-became-addiction/