Author: Banyan Hill

The New Gold Rush: Insurance Against the Collapse

I get this question all the time from people: Why should I bother owning physical gold or any other precious metal like silver or platinum? What’s my answer? I tell them owning precious metals is an insurance policy, plain and...

Thriving in a Sharing Economy

I had just recited “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost in a giant auditorium in Mumbai, India. After my performance, I left the stage. I was supposed to find my way back to my parents. But...

The Fed: Soviet-Style Economic Propaganda

The Fed: Soviet-Style Economic Propaganda

“That,” I tell the Russian economist, “is quote-of-the-day material.” We’re sitting in this small conference room in the center of Moscow, talking of opportunities in a misunderstood, wrongly despised economy, when the conversation turns to the notion of propaganda. At...

Navigating the Dangers of a Corrupt Wall Street

Navigating the Dangers of a Corrupt Wall Street

“Walk fast. Don’t stop. Don’t look at anyone. Put your cash in your shoes. Stay on the edge of the pavement so you can escape if someone grabs you.” It was April 1987. And that was the advice I got...

The Collapse of Western Democracy

The Collapse of Western Democracy

Over the weekend, friends asked my opinion of Brexit. You lived abroad, they said, and you’re an analyst or something, so what can you tell us? It wasn’t what they wanted to hear. Most Americans who support Britain remaining in...