Anthony Wile

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Bitcoin: The Other Crash?
January 16, 2016     
People are grappling with market turmoil after Friday's equity slide, but there was a good deal of action in another financial instrument: Bitcoin. Bitcoin moved down some 10 percent on Friday after one of its significant developers, Mike Hearn, claimed in a ...
There's Always a Bull Market Somewhere
January 9, 2016     
Paul Craig Roberts has done us the service of analyzing the recent jobs report. It came in better than expected but didn't move the markets much on Friday. From an investment standpoint, this is a problem. When markets don't react to good news, they're probably even ...
Three Trends for 2016
January 2, 2016     
In this issue I wish to remind our readers of the "big three" trends that drove much of the news in 2015 and doubtless will be prime motivators in 2016. These include war, monetary debasement and media coverups. When historians – if they still exist – look back on ...
Colombia Crowns Herself
December 22, 2015     
As many readers and observers around the world are aware, this week featured the highly embarrassing un-crowning of a Colombian beauty queen who was mistakenly announced as the winner of the Miss Universe competition by host Steve Harvey. And, yes, this was a very ...
In the Internet Era, It's Harder to Make Memes
December 19, 2015     
International Business Times has posted an article entitled, "US did not trigger Arab Spring, Obama says." Obama's denial was made in an end-of-year news conference at the White House in Washington on December 18, 2015. President Obama commented on Syria, the Arab ...
Is Credible Media Both Anti-State and Anti-War?
December 12, 2015     
The Hill, not necessarily known as a conservative-leaning publication, has published an article entitled, "The shrinking impact of mainstream media," by Patrick Maines. The article announces that the mainstream media is a "carrier" of left-leaning news and opinion, ...
Directed History? Hey, We Told You So
December 5, 2015     
The news is catching up to us. The Daily Bell was founded on the idea that Western culture was invaded by elite memes that shaped public opinion. Today that doesn't seem so radical but even a decade ago when The Daily Bell's approach was being formulated, most of the ...
Watching the Anti-Freedom Actions of Francois Hollande
November 28, 2015     
Francois Hollande has come into his own. After nearly bankrupting France and raising taxes so aggressively that he has driven many of France's best and brightest abroad, Hollande has found his voice as a wartime president. He is leading the charge against ...
Is the Fed Due for Downsizing?
November 21, 2015     
Politico tells us that the "Fed pushes back as Congress eyes its billions" and that "Congress is aiming to take billions out of the Fed's accounts to help pay for a new highway and transit bill." Beyond explaining the intentions of Congress in this regard, the ...
President Juan Manuel Santos Positions Colombia to Take a Giant Step Forward
November 14, 2015     
This week the government of Colombia took a giant step forward in its peace process. How? Well, if you haven't heard yet, Colombia announced it had formalized a legal framework to regulate the research and development, legal cultivation, processing and exportation of ...
The Inevitable Collapse of the World's Economic System – It's Coming
November 7, 2015     
The world's economic implosion is getting closer. It's not something that is a staple on the nightly news, but it is taking place. Because it is not commonly reported, investors may not understand fully how debased the economic environment has become. Japan, Russia, ...
As Passport Wars Heat Up, Time to Consider Countermeasures
October 31, 2015     
Have you noticed the passport wars are heating up? I have. For instance, numerous outlets have now reported on Britain's "Harsh New Anti-Terror Laws." While the laws deal with a number of anti-terror activities, including shutting down mosques and punishing media ...
History Repeats: Cannabis Investors Would Be Wise to Remember That
October 24, 2015     
As most readers of The Daily Bell are well aware, we at High Alert Investment Management are actively involved in investing in what we believe are the best opportunities for developing significant wealth over the next several years in the global cannabis industry as ...
Why Most Gold Stocks Are Bad Investments
October 17, 2015     
I know this editorial is not going to sit well with many in the hard money industry. Oh, well. Tough to please everybody. Of course, that's never been the purpose of The Daily Bell or my editorials, to try and please everyone. The purpose of my editorials and what we ...
Let's Get This Show on the Road
October 10, 2015     
Hello, my friends. Over the past few months I've been actively involved in several private business initiatives, which have and will continue to occupy the majority of my time and focus, but now I'll also be appearing in these pages regularly once again. As I write ...
Passing Along a Labor of Love
April 2, 2015     
The Daily Bell has been part of my life for the last eight years. I started it in 2007, while I was still living and working in Vancouver, because there was something I wanted to share with you. That something was what I saw every time I looked through the surface of ...
Is Jeb Bush a GOP Leader, or Symptom of a Larger Problem of the US Political System?
February 7, 2015     
A recent Reuters editorial asks, "Is Jeb Bush just another 'big government' liberal?" The article then goes on to discuss the differences between the "liberal" and GOP conservatives. This is an interesting analysis but I will try to show that it leaves out a third ...
Central Bankers, Please Do Not Unite on a Neo-Plaza Accord
January 31, 2015     
We read on Bloomberg that central bankers ought to get together to create a new Plaza Accord, similar to the one that formally devalued the US dollar back in the mid-1980s relative to a number of countries, most notably Japan. Of course, central bank activities are ...
The Great Davos Echo Chamber
January 24, 2015     
We've been covering the Economic Forum in Davos from the standpoint of its "mood" ... which is said to be distinctly downbeat this time around. But I want to comment on notable speeches being presented by various august personages. First up is Bill Gates who ...
Alarmism Goes Global: Now Comes the 'Tipping Point' Meme
January 17, 2015     
Common Dreams has posted an article entitled, "In Just 60 Years, Neoliberal Capitalism Has Nearly Broken Planet Earth ..." The idea according to researchers at the Stockholm Resilience Centre is that "four of nine planetary boundaries have now been crossed as a ...
Top Speculator Peter Thiel Makes a Big Bet on the Cannabis Industry
January 10, 2015     
As we predicted long ago, cannabis is gradually emerging as an industry. Those of us who saw the opportunity knew the large money would be made as the market gradually developed venture-capital and IPO participation. That's what is occurring now. Ultimately, this is ...
Notes on a New Year, as Power Shifts From North to South
January 3, 2015     
In a staff report this week, we made some predictions regarding next year. The staff article was entitled, "Some Modest New Year Predictions Based on Dominant Social Themes." Our conclusion is what I want to discuss more thoroughly. We wrote: "Examine where asset ...
Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus
December 27, 2014     
We've posted variations of the following editorial around Christmastime on several occasions, most recently in 2013. It commemorates the famous reply to a letter from little Virginia way back in 1897, entitled, "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus." Eight-year-old ...
David Stockman Presents High Alert's VESTS Analysis
December 20, 2014     
I noticed an article by David Stockman, "Central Banks Are Now Uncorking The Delirium Phase," and I want to comment on it because he shed light on some of the same conclusions we've come to regarding this ongoing "Wall Street Party." Stockman also makes a case for ...
Central Banking Dysfunction in an Era of Stock Market Volatility
December 13, 2014     
A recent article in The Market Oracle caught my eye: "Largest Financial Bubble in History – 10 years of 'Why Sell Now?' " The article was written this past week during a powerfully slumping market that trimmed hundreds of points off the Dow Jones industrial average. ...
When Choice Matters: Organic Food vs. Organic Investing
December 6, 2014     
Morgan Stanley recently predicted a good deal of growth for organic/natural food sellers. In fact, this area is "hot." And because it is, I want to clarify certain concerns regarding organic/natural food from an investment standpoint. Increasingly, we have an ...
Another Marijuana Meme Sours: Cannabis Likely Doesn't Incite Violence After All
November 29, 2014     
The meme of marijuana and violence is weakening. As this theme is discredited, cannabis decriminalization and legalization will surely continue to expand. Here at The Daily Bell we see this as an ongoing and even inevitable trend. Vox is the latest media platform to ...
A New Free-Thinking Community for Your Life, Safety and Sanity!
November 22, 2014     
What follows in this editorial is one of the most important announcements I'll ever make. A new community is rapidly taking shape in the mountains of Colombia. A number of liberty-minded individuals within the free-market thinking community are taking quick action to ...
Ramifications of Naming Piketty's Book as FT 'Business Book of the Year'
November 15, 2014     
Bloomberg has posted an editorial, "Why Are We So Obsessed With Everyone Else's Wealth?" This caught my eye because the editorial mentioned that the Financial Times has just named Thomas PIketty's difficult text, Capitalism in the 21st Century, the "business book of ...
Can't We All Just Trust Our Governments?
November 8, 2014     
Reuters has posted an interesting review of a new book by Geoffrey Hosking called Trust: A History. The thesis? Apparently that trust "provides a substitute for prescience. The unchecked pursuit of self-interest can undermine trust." This is surely one more globalist ...
Global Dialogue on Drugs Changing Rapidly
November 1, 2014     
Two more recent news articles reemphasize how the drug dialogue is changing – and, yes, we've been "on top if it" from the very beginning. In fact, we focused on worldwide drug legalization in a series of groundbreaking articles. You can see one here: World Leaders ...
Why the Tragic Ottawa Shooting Is a Potential Boon to the Canadian Cannabis Industry
October 25, 2014     
The movement to legalize cannabis is in place. It will continue. And it leads to some interesting conclusions. One can argue, for instance, that the tragic shooting in Canada's capital city earlier this week may ultimately benefit cannabis decriminalization efforts. ...
Strange Value of Gold in a World That Demands It
October 22, 2014     
A recent CNBC article tells us that "gold is sending wacky signals." ... Why? Because of a strange, emergent "correlation" that gold is now exhibiting with the recently rising dollar and bonds. The article quotes trader George Gero of RBC as saying: "It started as a ...
Fury Over Food: Advantage to the Small-Farm, 'Natural' Foods Models?
October 18, 2014     
October 16th was "World Food Day." Perhaps you missed it, but certainly for those directly involved, it's a contentious holiday – with two well funded farming models facing off with each other. In this article I want to show how a "third way" is one that may win out ...
Pols May Reverse 'Innocent Until Proven Guilty'
October 15, 2014     
Good news on the asset forfeiture front: "Asset confiscations fall to six-year low," according to The Age (Victoria). That would seem to be good news, right? But, no ... not in this day and age. We're constantly assaulted by legislative initiatives we could never ...
Asset Forfeitures and Securing a Secondary Residence in this 'Best-kept Secret' Location
October 11, 2014     
The Daily Bell has covered the growing lawlessness of governments in ways that directly affect many of our readers, particularly in Western nations. These include ever-increasing surveillance, draconian Homeland Security powers and militarization of out-of-control ...
International Distribution of Cannabis Extracts Inevitable: UN to Set the Table
October 4, 2014     
Just as we've predicted, the cannabis industry is expanding rapidly worldwide – and for people following this trend, there's exciting news almost every day. It's also raised a question I want to address in this editorial. More about that further down. The biggest ...
Sad Tale of the New York Fed and Goldman Sachs Has a Simple Solution
September 27, 2014     
Well, the spinmeisters are out in force. It's predictable. A young woman has taped conversations between Goldman Sachs and the New York Fed apparently showing clear collusion –and the articles are already spewing forth on how the system is terribly corrupt and needs ...
Stay Alert in These Interesting Times
September 20, 2014     
Events are speeding up in this Internet Era. Just as the Gutenberg press changed the landscape of its time via the Renaissance, Reformation and Enlightenment, so what we call the Internet Reformation has begun to reshape society significantly. The just-completed ...
Profits and Asset Bubbles Everywhere?
September 13, 2014     
We've been covering the growth of asset bubbles throughout 2014 and now, as we approach the troublesome month of October, it's a good time to reassess. The mainstream media is filled with predictions of a "market crash" and I figure this means some sort of ...
Personal Responsibility and Free-Market Entrepreneurship
September 6, 2014     
A recent, little noticed article discussing Russia's signing of US FATCA legislation contained a surprising confessionary note – and an important one. The main news was simple enough, of course. Vladimir Putin has signed Russian legislation mandating potential ...
Dr. Kissinger on the 'New World Order' – Editorial or Policy Statement?
August 30, 2014     
Dr. Henry Kissinger has written an article entitled, "Henry Kissinger on the Assembly of a New World Order" posted at The Wall Street Journal. It's an important article written by an important man. Dr. Kissinger, the Journal tells us, "served as national security ...
Look to Human Action to Understand the Emergence of the Marijuana Meme - Even in China
August 23, 2014     
The Economist has just posted a "leader" for its latest issue entitled "What China Wants" that begins, "After a bad couple of centuries, China is itching to regain its place in the world. How should America respond?" This kind of approach to geopolitics is actually ...
Winning Big? The Promise of the Global Marijuana Trend for Those Who Understand
August 16, 2014     
Things are "coming up roses" (or "buds") when it comes to marijuana decriminalization and legalization. In this editorial I'll share some recent fertile events in Canada and around the world. First, the CBC has just reported that a Canadian appeals court ruled the ...
13% Trust Government – as Sirens Sound!
August 9, 2014     
CNN has announced that "trust in government is at an all time low." Like so many CNN articles, this one makes a factual statement and then lets it lie there, undisturbed. In fact, the article, based on a CNN poll, needlessly complicates its point by seeming to make a ...
Predictably, Prestigious IGM Economists Endorse Statism and Its Monetary Manipulations
August 2, 2014     
Once more we are reminded how the modern economic intelligentsia is divorced from our miserable economic realities. And we have Paul Krugman to thank for that. In a recent editorial, Krugman pointed out that top economists believe the Obama administration's "stimulus ...
US Falls Apart as Stock Market Booms
July 26, 2014     
Nation-states don't exist. Only cultures abide. But is has been the great triumph of globalists that they have created an entire history built around non-existent entities. "France goes to war with Germany." "Russia makes peace with Austria." "Tensions arise between ...
As Predicted, UN Calls for Decriminalization of All Drugs
July 19, 2014     
The UN has now called for the decriminalization not just of marijuana but of other drugs as well, including so-called injectables. Our analyses are often correct, but in this case, we're a little surprised at how fast confirmation has arrived. The Economist informs ...
A Must Read This Summer for All Free-market Thinkers
July 18, 2014     
Mark Tier's latest title, Trust Your Enemies: A Political Thriller, which I found to be an intensely compelling Libertarian ride, is his first foray into fiction, following upon his excellent nonfiction writing that I've enjoyed for years. Having known Mark for a ...
The Evolution of the Marijuana Marketplace
July 12, 2014     
BusinessInsider tells us that "America's Drug Companies Are Bankrolling the Crusade Against Legal Weed." This article is actually a summary of a larger article in The Nation, and BusinessInsider presents it this way: "Last week, The Nation published an interesting ...
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