Harvard Study Reveals Keys To A Happy Life – Mike Swanson (05/01/2013)

Mai 1st, 2013 | By brinvest | Category: WallStreetWindow

Topics: American Society and CultureSomeone passed on to me a fascinating post made on It cites a 75-year old ongoing Harvard study of people to discover what leads to a happy and healthy life. The post says: The project, which began in 1938, has followed 268 Harvard undergraduate men for 75 years, measuring an astonishing range of psychological, anthropological, and physical traits—from personality type to IQ to drinking habits to family relationships to “hanging length of his scrotum”—in an effort to ... [more]

Columbia Economist Dr. Jeffrey Sachs speaks candidly on monetary reform – Mike Swanson (04/30/2103)

Apr 30th, 2013 | By brinvest | Category: WallStreetWindow

Topics: Federal Reserve A wonderful speech about corruption in the United States: from Washington DC and Wall Street, including the entire financial/banking system. This video is being posted only for educational purposes and to have this important viewpoint as public record. From the event at the Philadelphia Fed on April 17th, 2013 (04/17/2013) conference segment "Fixing the Banking System for Good" .

GDP Reports Reveals A Dead Economy As Every Wal-Mart Serves 14,000 People On Food Stamps – Mike Swanson (04/29/2013)

Apr 29th, 2013 | By brinvest | Category: WallStreetWindow

Topics: US EconomyOn Friday the United States government released its preliminary 1st quarter GDP report for the first three months of 2013. It showed that the economy grew at a rate of 2.5%, which was almost a full percentage point below what economists were predicting and a rate that is not fast enough to cause real employment to grow as it smaller than the rate of population growth. The Obama tax hikes had an impact on the economy as personal ... [more]

Podcast – Dave Skarica On Gold – Mike Swanson (04/26/2013)

Apr 26th, 2013 | By brinvest | Category: WallStreetWindow

Topics: Gold and Gold StocksI just did this podcast with Dave Skarica of In this podcast Dave and I talked about the recent moves in the gold market and mining stocks. You can also download the mp3 audio file for this interview on your computer by clicking here WITH A RIGHT BUTTON CLICK and selecting SAVE FILE AS from the drop down menu. If you have an itunes, ipod, or rss reader you can subscribe to the podcast by [more]

Still Watching National Bank of Greece (NYSE: NBG) Merger – Mike Swanson (04/04/2103)

Apr 26th, 2013 | By brinvest | Category: WallStreetWindow

Topics: Greece Debt CrisisNBG is the biggest bank in Greece and a stock I have been watching for the past few months as it has the potential to be another Bank of Ireland - a bank stock that crashed when Ireland went under and is now trading around $9 a share. NBG is still in the process of raising money to refinance itself and now appears to be one step closer to reaching that goal. ECB regulators had blocked ... [more]

Number of Bullish Investors Fades – Mike Swanson (04/24/2013)

Apr 24th, 2013 | By brinvest | Category: WallStreetWindow

Topics: Technical AnalysisAccording to today's Investors Intelligence survey the number of investors that say they are bullish on the market when polled has dropped to 44.3%. This is the lowest number of bulls they have found in the market all year and is a retreat from the highs of 54.7% they found in February. The number of people that are bearish though has dropped too to a level of 19.6%. If the bulls aren't becoming bears than what are they ... [more]

Ron Paul On Bitcoin and Gold – Mike Swanson (04/24/2013)

Apr 24th, 2013 | By brinvest | Category: WallStreetWindow

Topics: Gold and Gold Stocks Courtesy of Bloomberg Television Paul on whether he's concerned about the drop in gold: "I am concerned about the erraticness of the dollar. The dollar is up, the dollar is down. We print a lot of dollars. The dollar gets devalued. That is really the concern. If people think the gold price up and down is a reflection of something wrong with gold, no, I say it is something wrong with the dollar. People have been expressing concerns ... [more]

Bill Fleckenstein On the Gold Crash – Mike Swanson (04/23/2013)

Apr 23rd, 2013 | By brinvest | Category: WallStreetWindow

Topics: Gold and Gold StocksSomeone sent me a great article by Bill Fleckenstein on gold. To read the whole article click here. He makes an interesting point, claiming that the first half of the secular bull market when gold rose from 300 to 1900 was all about people fearing the consequences of Fed money printing and that the next half of the secular bull market will be about those actual consequences coming true. Some quotes from it: The first big question ... [more]

My Interview on Gold Crash On This Week In Money – Mike Swanson (04/22/2013)

Apr 22nd, 2013 | By brinvest | Category: WallStreetWindow

Topics: Gold and Gold StocksTo listen to this interview download this mp3 file by clickhing here. Or go to their website and stream it by clicking here.

Why News Reporting Is Getting Worse – Mike Swanson (04/19/2013)

Apr 19th, 2013 | By brinvest | Category: WallStreetWindow

Topics: American Society and Culture Edward S. Herman (co-author with Noam Chomsky of "Manufacturing Consent'): All the problems of the propaganda media model we talked about in the book have grown worse; new media like Real News show potential but need funding for more investigative journalism. In the mainstream media a person can rise up and become a "public intellectual" if they praise government power and Wall Street. So for instance the two most famous "economists" of today are Paul Krugman ... [more]