Outsider Club


A Drunk Russian Snowplow Driver Just Killed the CEO of France's Biggest Company

Christophe de Margerie, the CEO of France's Total Energy, died in a plane crash early this morning. His private jet was taking off from an airport in Moscow, when it crashed into a snowplow. » Read more

Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2014


A Brief History of XL Gold Cycles

Over the past week or so, you may have heard about the XL Gold Cycle. This is a market phenomenon that occurs roughly every 40 years or so. It can be sometimes be delayed by political meddling, but generally, the pattern has held for about 200 years. » Read more

Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2014


How Much Does Bombing ISIS Cost the U.S.?

When it comes to bombing, there is always a human toll. But there's also a fiscal cost. And right now, it's about $10 million per day. » Read more

Posted: Monday, October 20, 2014

Personal Finance

Weekly Update: Janet Yellen Comforts a Diseased Market

Stocks got absolutely trounced this week, saved only by ephemeral rumors of Janet Yellen making dovish comments behind closed doors. » Read more

Posted: Friday, October 17, 2014


Red October: Turning Fear into Profit

It's another Red October. The market has tumbled more than 6% since the start of the month. Scared? I'm not. » Read more

Posted: Friday, October 17, 2014


We've Found the Limit of Vladimir Putin's Power

Over the summer Vladimir Putin infamously bragged that Russia could conquer not just Ukraine, but five NATO capitals in just two days. But right now, it looks like he's lucky enough just to be holding Donetsk and Luhansk. » Read more

Posted: Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Another American Ebola Victim

After one of the deadliest days on record, Dr. Thomas Frieden, the head of the CDC, says we're likely to see more Americans stricken with Ebola. » Read more

Posted: Monday, October 06, 2014