Posted January 21, 2022
The only time America had a bigger defense budget (adjusted for inflation) was in 2011, when we had our peak amount of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Posted January 19, 2022
So 2021 wasn't the best year for gold bugs. But it wasn't the worst. Regardless of gold's performance, however, the demand for physical gold bullion skyrocketed.
Posted January 17, 2022
Traditional investment strategies may not be sexy, but they’re built to last. It’s hard to believe such simple moves could produce such profound results...
Posted January 14, 2022
Why would anybody trust or believe the words coming out of the Federal Reserve or Jerome Powell? There's no way we'll see four rate hikes — maybe not even three.
Posted January 13, 2022
Does this 2,000-year-old story apply to you? Regardless, the lesson it offers is clear and as important as ever.
Posted January 12, 2022
There's very little the Biden administration can do to curb rising food prices. The lack of a plan is good evidence of that. Here's what you can do...
Posted January 11, 2022
Invest in things you love and compound those gains into something new. And don't be afraid to put some elbow grease into it.
Posted January 10, 2022
While the world was busy opening Christmas presents last month, NASA successfully launched the most powerful and most expensive telescope in history.
Posted January 7, 2022
Throughout 2020 and 2021, we bemoaned the Fed's sluggish response to inflation. Now we're in 2022 and the massive surge in prices has the Fed's attention.
Posted January 6, 2022
A reckoning in the energy sector is coming. One that is recursive and counterproductive. One that involves an increasing dissonance between intentions and actions.
Posted January 5, 2022
In its first move of the new year, the Biden administration announced plans yesterday to combat anti-competitive practices in the meat industry...
Posted January 4, 2022
Jimmy Mengel can't wait to board Alaska Airlines later this year and likely pay for his tickets with the gains he got from the company itself...
Posted December 30, 2021
At a certain point, the EV hype needs to settle down and the day-to-day issues need to take over. That is already starting to happen, and we need to accept that compromises — from consumer tolerance, to logistics, to top-down policy — need to be realistic.
Posted December 29, 2021
Inflation in the U.S. and around the rest of the world is soaring. Yet the price of gold is mostly flat.
Posted December 28, 2021
Here are a few of Jimmy Mengel's predictions for next year so you don't drop the ball after the ball drops…