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Mauldin: It's A Bonfire Of The Absurdities

"...there is a growing number of ridiculous, inane, and otherwise nonsensical absurdities that fill the daily economic headlines... I have gone from the occasional smile to scratching my head now and then to 'WTF' moments several times a week."

Options Traders Furiously BFTD!

Despite the down day yesterday, one indicator from the equity options market recorded a massive spike in bullishness.

Axel Merk: Tax Reform Implications For Gold

"Last week, I got several calls asking me how U.S. tax reform will impact the price of gold. If you can answer this question, you might be able to answer how tax reform will impact other assets. Let me explain..."

How The Fed Destroyed The Functioning American Democracy And Bankrupted The Nation

"...a functioning democratic republic is premised on a simple agreement that We (the people) will freely choose our leaders... The intervention of the Federal Reserve into that equation, controlling interest rates, outright purchasing assets, and plainly goosing asset prices has introduced a cancer into the nation which has now metastasized."

Welcome To The Sue-nited States Of America

"While the multi-million dollar lawsuits against huge companies tend to grab the headlines, in many respects, the best targets of frivolous lawsuits are people in the middle class... These are folks who have some money and assets accumulated, but don’t necessarily have enough financial resources to defend themselves against an absurd claim of negligence or wrongdoing."