Trump’s Biggest Problem - Not the Russian Investigations

by Elliott Morss, Morss Global Finance


The papers are full of speculations of possible collusion between Trump associates and the Russians. And there is even now talk of Trump leaning on US intelligence leaders to drop the investigations. However, throughout all of this, his core supporters have stuck with him. But there is an area that will cause him to lose a large segment of his supporters – his policies. Below, supporters and the policies that will cause them to reject him are examined.

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The Great Reset: How Should We Then Invest?

May 29th, 2017
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by John Mauldin, Thoughts from the Frontline

“A speculator is one who runs risks of which he is aware, and an investor is one who runs risks of which he is unaware.”– John Maynard Keynes

“The biggest mistake investors make is to believe that what happened in the recent past is likely to persist. They assume that something that was a good investment in the recent past is still a good investment. Typically, high past returns simply imply that an asset has become more expensive and is a poorer, not better, investment.”– Ray Dalio, founder, Bridgewater Associates, LP

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GDP Improves to Tepid Growth

May 26th, 2017
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by Rick Davis, Consumer Metrics Institute

26 May 2017 - BEA Revises 1st Quarter 2017 GDP Growth Upward To 1.16%

In their second estimate of the US GDP for the first quarter of 2017, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) revised the growth of the US economy upward to a +1.16% annual rate, up +0.47% from their previous estimate for the first quarter but still down nearly a percent (-0.92%) from the +2.08% reported for the fourth quarter of 2016.

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What Constitutes a Money Crank?

by Philip Pilkington

I’ve been asking myself that question rather a lot in the past two weeks. This is because I have had two separate commissions for pieces of writing that require me jump down the rabbit hole into the land of the money cranks. One piece is for a magazine and is about gold bugs and their ilk. The other is for an encyclopedia and deals with the Real Bills Doctrine.

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What Is Keeping the Wine Industry So Prosperous?

May 21st, 2017
in wine

by Elliott Morss, Morss Global Finance


Times are good in the wine industry. Consumption is growing and French vineyards are selling for millions as are vineyards in Napa. Below, I discuss the reasons things are so good and the few dark clouds on the horizon. In sum, things are good because of vineyard promotions, consumer ignorance and vanity, wine ratings, and good salesmanship. Clouds on the horizon include growing consumer awareness and the “blenders.”

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