Author: Acting Man

Real High Crimes and Misdemeanors

Real High Crimes and Misdemeanors Author MN Gordon for Acting-Man World Class Entertainer in the Cross-Hairs Christmas is no time to be given the old heave-ho.  This is a time of celebration, redemption, and excess libation.  A time to shop ‘til...

Fiat Money Cannibalization in America

Fiat Money Cannibalization in America Author MN Gordon for Acting-Man The United States, with untroubled ease, continued its approach toward catastrophe this week.  The Federal Reserve cut the federal funds rate 25 basis points, thus furthering its program of mass money...

Writing on the Wall

Writing on the Wall Author MN Gordon for Economic Prism One of the more disagreeable discrepancies of American life in the 21st century is the world according to Washington’s economic bureaus and the world as it actually is.  In short, things...

Tending Towards Maximum Perversity

Tending Towards Maximum Perversity Author MN Gordon for Acting-Man According to Finagle’s corollary to Murphy’s law, “Anything that can go wrong, will — at the worst possible moment.”  Taken a degree further, per O’Toole’s corollary of Finagle’s law, and the second...

A Surprise Move in Gold

A Surprise Move in Gold Author Pater Tenebrarum for Acting-Man Traders and Analysts Caught Wrong-Footed Over the past week gold and gold stocks have been on a tear. It is probably fair to say that most market participants were surprised by...

Unsolicited Advice to Fed Chair Powell

Unsolicited Advice to Fed Chair Powell Author MN Gordon for Acting-Man Unsolicited Advice to Fed Chair Powell American businesses over the past decade have taken a most unsettling turn.  According to research from the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, as...

Kicking Xi Jinping While He’s Down

Kicking Xi Jinping While He’s Down Author MN Gordon – Acting-Man One Great Big Difference On a beautiful midsummer day, roughly six months ago, two distinguished men, of distinguished stature, crossed paths under precarious circumstances.  They are very much alike, these two...

The Strongest Season for Silver Has Only Just Begun

The Strongest Season for Silver Has Only Just Begun Author Dimitri Speck – Acting-Man Commodities as an Alternative Our readers are presumably following commodity prices. Commodities often provide an alternative to investing in stocks – and they have clearly discernible seasonal characteristics....

The Downside of Mindless Investing

The Downside of Mindless Investing Author MN Gordon – Acting-Man Unexpected Inflection Points High inflection points in life, like high inflection points in the stock market, are both humbling and instructive.  One moment you think you’ve got the world by the tail. ...

Circling the Drain

Circling the Drain Author Pater Tenebrarum – Acting-Man “Master!”, cried the punters, “we urgently need rain! We can no longer bear this unprecedented pain!” “I’m sorry my dear children, you beg for rain in vain. It is I who is in charge...