Category: FTM Financial News Update

March 5, 2012 Category: FTM Financial News Update

FTM Daily News Update – 3/5/2012

Like Exchange Traded Funds? Here’s a list of the five best performing ETF’s so far in 2012…

February 23, 2012 Category: FTM Financial News Update

Thursday Update – Iran, Petrodollars, and Swing Trading Profits

In this update, we talk about Iran and Operation Ajax, petrodollars, and our latest swing trading profits in our FTM Insider members only area.

June 21, 2011 Category: FTM Financial News Update

China Moving Away from the Dollar – More News About the Emerging Giant

It looks as though our predictions about China are starting to unfold into reality.

May 23, 2011 Category: FTM Financial News Update

The Day I Woke Up From the Consumption Trap

In today’s piece, I recall the moment that I realized the difference between consumers and producers.

May 19, 2011 Category: FTM Financial News Update

Tired of the Rat Race? It’s Time to Change Your Thinking

Instead of seeing a world full of “haves” and “have-nots,” I tend to see a world that is full of “producers” and “consumers.” Over the next several days, I am going to confront this issue of the “consumer” mindset vs. the “producer” mindset. It is here that many can be set free from the “rat race.”

May 18, 2011 Category: FTM Financial News Update

The Future of Oil and the End of the Dollar

My basic thesis is that the U.S. is an empire in decline. In the past, it has made some brilliant moves that secured its place as the supreme economic, political, and military leader of the globe. But in its twilight years, America has fallen prey to the common trappings of empire: military overreach, an entitlement mindset, and currency depreciation.

May 17, 2011 Category: FTM Financial News Update

America’s Petrodollar System: A Timeline of the Rise and Fall of the U.S. Dollar

When will the U.S. Dollar collapse? Here’s a brief timeline that summarizes the rise and fall of the U.S. Dollar. It also details the decline of the dollar due to the petrodollar collapse.

May 16, 2011 Category: FTM Financial News Update

Bankrupt U.S. Government Now Raiding Pensions

In typical fashion, Republicans and Democrats are using the debt ceiling debate to get the upper hand politically in today’s headlines. While “Rome” burns, the lipstick is carefully being applied to the pig.

May 5, 2011 Category: FTM Financial News Update

Peak Oil 101: What You Should Know About The “End” of Oil

One of the greatest – and most imminent – challenges looming on America’s economic horizon is the threat of global peak oil production. You may have heard of the phrase “peak oil” from television, newspapers or other media sources. But what exactly does the phrase “peak oil” mean? Well, just like everything else, there is a simple answer and a more complex answer.

May 4, 2011 Category: FTM Financial News Update

America’s Energy Crisis 101: Introduction

Today, our entire global economic infrastructure — not just America’s — has been built and designed around petroleum-based products. In fact, our entire way of life today would be virtually impossible without the amazing properties that we find within petroleum. Oil has become largely irreplaceable in today’s exploding global economy.

May 3, 2011 Category: FTM Financial News Update

It’s Good to Be Back…

Last week, my wife and I traveled to a town near Philadelphia to present a three-day financial seminar explaining the roots of the economic crisis, along with real steps that individuals can take to ensure their own financial security. We had a great time but it’s great to be back at our office in Houston.

May 2, 2011 Category: FTM Financial News Update

Guest Editorial: My 401k Dilemma

In 2008, our country went through a major financial meltdown. I stood there and watched 17 years of savings diminish. Half of my 401k was gone and my retirement plans went out the window. In September of 2008, I stopped my 401k contributions. I realized that some other plan was needed. As long as people in Washington are salivating over my retirement accounts, I will not contribute one more dime! I would rather buy silver, gold, and other commodities. I would rather be in control of my own retirement. The last thing I want to do is to depend on the government for anything.

April 29, 2011 Category: FTM Financial News Update

Is the Iraqi Dinar a Wise investment?

Investing in a foreign currency can protect you from the falling dollar and there are several currencies that provide great investment opportunities. The real question is, “Which currencies are safe?” There are pros and cons to any currency investment. Whether you invest to protect your wealth or to make a profit, it is important to remember that investing in foreign currency can be a high-risk venture. You could make a lot of money – or you could lose a lot of money.

April 28, 2011 Category: FTM Financial News Update

Guest Editorial: 5 Reasons Why I Choose to Invest in Physical Silver

 Having an emergency savings account will protect you from accumulating debt in times of crises. This is common sense. Diversifying that savings account, so you will not lose the value of that account, is pure genius!

April 25, 2011 Category: FTM Financial News Update

Silver in your Pocket Change: A Quick Guide to Junk Silver

With silver prices soaring, many people have no idea that they may be holding some of the popular metal in their everyday pocket change. Here’s a quick guide to some common U.S. coins that are worth more than you may think.

April 21, 2011 Category: FTM Financial News Update

Our Top Four “Stable” Foreign Currencies (and Three Easy Ways to Buy Them)

Here is a list of four of the most stable foreign currencies along with three simple ways to buy them. What is the most stable currency? Learn more here.

April 20, 2011 Category: FTM Financial News Update

Diversifying with Foreign Currencies: 9 Currencies That Are Outperforming the U.S. Dollar

In this article, I will introduce the concept of using foreign currencies for savings diversification and will discuss nine currencies that have outperformed the U.S. Dollar.

April 19, 2011 Category: FTM Financial News Update

Diversifying with Precious Metals: Where to Buy Gold and Silver

With the price of precious metals making new highs, many people are wondering where they can buy gold and silver. In this article, I explain how and where you can gain exposure to gold, including physical metals, stocks and ETF’s, and the options and futures markets.

April 15, 2011 Category: FTM Financial News Update

The DSL™ Savings Strategy 101 – Diversification With U.S. Dollars (Part 1)

Welcome to a new financial teaching series on our DSL™ Savings strategy. In this first teaching article, I will briefly explain some of the various ways in which you can hold your one-third in U.S. Dollar denominated dollars when using our DSL™ Savings strategy.

April 14, 2011 Category: FTM Financial News Update

How to Inflation-Proof Your Savings Through Diversification (Part 3)

Here’s how we create stellar returns using a basket of foreign currencies, precious metals, and U.S. Dollars.

April 13, 2011 Category: FTM Financial News Update

How to Inflation-Proof Your Savings Through Diversification (Part 2)

Here’s the results of a study that was done on our DSL (Diversified Six-Month Liquid) Savings strategy measuring total returns for three different time periods. The findings are completely stunning!

April 12, 2011 Category: FTM Financial News Update

How to Inflation-Proof Your Savings Through Diversification (Part 1)

If you want to dampen the ravaging effects of inflation on your money, diversifying your savings should be a priority.

April 7, 2011 Category: FTM Financial News Update

Exclusive: A Special Q&A Session with Jerry Robinson

In lieu of our regular daily column, we present this very special and exclusive Q&A session with economist and FTMDaily.com Founder, Jerry Robinson. This Q&A session is an excerpt from the Winter 2011 issue of our FTMQuarterly newsletter released on January 15, 2011.

April 5, 2011 Category: FTM Financial News Update

FTMDaily Financial News Update – March Madness Strikes Washington

In March, the U.S. Federal government collected $194 billion in tax revenue but reported $1.1 trillion in expenses. The ponzi scheme continues…

April 1, 2011 Category: FTM Financial News Update

FTMDaily Financial News Update – The Fed is Dead Wrong… Again

Almost three years after Bloomberg LP requested details on the emergency bank loans given out by the Federal Reserve at the height of the economic crisis, the records are finally being delivered.

March 31, 2011 Category: FTM Financial News Update

FTMDaily Financial News Update – Wal-Mart CEO: ‘Serious’ Inflation is On the Way

Wal-Mart CEO, Bill Simon, is sounding the alarm of what he is calling a coming wave of “serious” inflation that he says will strike U.S. consumers in the coming months. f

March 30, 2011 Category: FTM Financial News Update

FTMDaily News Update – The Year of Black Gold

2011 is turning out to be a boom year for OPEC. If oil can stay consistently above $100 until December, the cartel is projected to reap $1 trillion in oil revenues by year’s end.

March 29, 2011 Category: FTM Financial News Update

FTMDaily News Update – What’s Behind Russia’s Dramatic Economic Rise?

In 2010, the Russian MICEX Index has returned over 22%. And now in 2011, the index is already up 15%.

(In contrast, China is up only 5% so far this year. Brazil is down around 2% for the year while India has lost 10% so this year.)

So what’s behind Russia’s recent and dramatic rise?

March 28, 2011 Category: FTM Financial News Update

FTMDaily News Update – Goodbye “Cheap” Chinese Goods

When my daughter was younger, I used to offer her 25 cents for every item that she could find in our local Wal-Mart store that was not “made in China,” or some other Asian nation. Needless to say, she rarely walked out of the store with any money.

March 23, 2011 Category: FTM Financial News Update

FTMDaily News Update – Gold, Silver, Oil Prices Soar

But the big news today were metals and oil as global uncertainty continued to reign in the financial markets. Gold prices rose to a record high of $1,438/oz. Over the last eight trading days, gold prices have risen by over 4%.

March 22, 2011 Category: FTM Financial News Update

FTMDaily News Update – Secret Iran Gold Holdings Leaked

According to a Wikileaks cable reported on by the Financial Times, Iran has been cutting its exposure to the U.S. dollar and has been secretly making large gold purchases.

March 21, 2011 Category: FTM Financial News Update

FTMDaily News Update – U.S. Dollar Breaks New Lows

On Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed back above the 12,000 level in intra-day trading, for the first time in a week, on news that AT&T would buy T-Mobile for $39 billion. The merger would make AT&T the nation’s largest wireless carrier.

March 16, 2011 Category: FTM Financial News Update

FTMDaily News Update – Is it Time to Buy Uranium Miners?

On Wednesday, Japan’s central bankers continued flooding the country with a fresh infusion of cash in an attempt to stop the financial bleeding after that nation’s worst earthquake on record.

March 15, 2011 Category: FTM Financial News Update

FTMDaily News Update – Beware the Ides of March

The global financial markets continue their tailspin today in the wake of the devastating quake and tsunami which struck the world’s third largest economy last week.

March 14, 2011 Category: FTM Financial News Update

FTMDaily News Update – Absolute Devastation in Japan

The unbelievable devastation in Japan dominated the 24-news cycle. And a shocking new video emerges from the moment the tsunami struck the nation…

March 10, 2011 Category: FTM Financial News Update

FTMDaily Financial News Update – Fear Strikes the Financial Markets

by Jerry Robinson Bad News Weighs on the Financial Markets… Bad economic reports from China, Spain, and the U.S., sent stocks tumbling on Thursday to their biggest one day point drop since in five months. First, U.S. investors did not quite know how to respond to a surprise Chinese trade deficit from the month of […]

March 7, 2011 Category: FTM Financial News Update

FTMDaily News Update – Is the Next Big Market Crash Just Around the Corner?

by Jerry Robinson Is the Next Big Market Crash Just Around the Corner?… Two years ago this week, America was tightly held in the grip of the worst financial crisis in recent memory. On March 9, 2009 the S&P 500 stood at 676.53, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average had dropped to 6547.05. The CBOE […]

March 3, 2011 Category: FTM Financial News Update

FTMDaily News Update – The Slow Death of the Dollar

The Slow Death of the Dollar… In section C of yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, the paper spent several pages on the topic of global currencies.

March 1, 2011 Category: FTM Financial News Update

FTMDaily News Update – The Big Government Bloat

In the news this morning: A new GAO report shows massive overlap in government spending, more Mideast news, and more…

February 28, 2011 Category: FTM Financial News Update

FTMDaily News Update – What Addiction to Foreign Oil?

In the news this morning: The unfolding energy crisis, new protests in the Middle East, and more…