Carries our highest recommendation, truly great work
Shadow Government Statistics
The smoking guns...
Past and future of central bank cooperation
Some of our favorite blogs
Our favorite site on gold and a general overview of it
Has frequent excellent comments on technical analysis, quite educational.
Bank ratings, find a probably sounder bank
Move your money
A truly excellent data and chart source
We know of few if any sites that compare, and none that are mostly free.
A free and good stock trading site
Covers many stocks, and most US and Canadian exchanges. Do your own due diligence!
Peak oil sites
The oil drum
View from the peak
Value of Gold vs. the Dollar
What Most Investors Don't Know About Gold and the U.S. Dollar
Globalization makes national currencies obsolete
Ben Steil of the C.F.R. on one of the very biggest issues
Real money basics & history
What banks, academics, the media and politicians don't tell you about money (truly excellent, but quite long)
Fiat (unbacked paper) money basics & history
Fiat Money Systems (great long term currency chart)
70 years of Mining Shares
Three Peaks and the Domed House
Quite a track record of top calling...
Exchange or currency controls?
Capital Controls: Theory and Practice
Chris Martenson's crash course to catch up with the key truths
Why the Federal Reserve Violates the U.S. Constitution
Good 58 minute youtube video
The Pompous Prognosticators Hall of Fame
Quite a track record of bad calls from 1927-1933
Fun and educational quotes
The JFK Myth
Was he assassinated because he opposed the Fed?
Download Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay (1841) (1.6 MB text document)
World gold coin reference
Weights, fineness, etc. on many coins
Liberty and justice for some
Milton Friedman on greed and capitalism
Understanding Currency Valuations
A very good article on the basics, plus an explanation of 'the synthetic short dollar'
Basic Economics: A Citizens Guide to the Economy - Thomas Sowell
Japan's Deflation and Policy Response
A 2003 speech by member of the Policy Board of the Bank of Japan (hat tip to Eric at iTulip.com)"The prescription for 1930s' type debt deflation has been proposed by, among others, Bernanke and Gertler (1990). The financial accelerator problem may be dealt with by transferring income to debtors with promising projects, at least to the extent that such projects and borrowers are identifiable. The same thing may be said about banks. Macroeconomic policy can take care of general price deflation."
A review of "Debt & Delusion"
An excellent article by Robert Blumen
Perceptions of Corruption in Asia
The "Corruption Perception Index" lists 133 nations regarding public sector corruption...
Ten fundamental principles of net energy
The American form of government
Good 10.5 minute video covering the basics of government
Very broad coverage on many topics
Grandfather Economics Report
Economic issues facing today's generation compared to prior periods
US Debt Summary
Major long term factors
Aging Demographics - The Other Super Secular Trend
World Population Aging: 1950-2050
Debt & Delusion
Third world myths
Debunking third-world myths with the best stats you've ever seen
Who owns the Fed?
A well footnoted article
Corruptions Perceptions Index
World perceptions - which countries are the most corrupt
Lots of good data
The Bottom Line
A Debt Summary
Monetary Episodes from History, partially a story of gold & silver
Monetary History from Ancient Times to the Present Day, another story of gold & silver
The Middle Class on the Precipice
Harvard Magazine - Rising financial risks for American families
Goldman Sachs 666
22 Reasons Why Hedge Funds Stink For the Average Investor
What sort of despotism democratic nations have to fear
The Fate of Paper Money
History of all Paper Money
Gold as an investment (Wikipedia)
Great article on employment stats
"Strategic Siege" in the Great Game
Some gold & silver purchasing sources
Kenneth J. Gerbino & Co.
Market Overview Major U.S. Indices Advances & Declines Major World Indices
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Banking Box Makers Bio Tech Computer Tech Consumer Retail Holders
Gold Bugs Index Gold & Silver Index Oil Services Natural Gas
Semiconductor Housing Real Estate iShares Morgan Stanley REIT
StockCharts Symbol Catalog
CRB Index Charts
CRB Sub-Index Quotes and Charts
CRB Futures Index
Current Construction and Calculation
Commodity Futures Chart & Quotes
Free Charts & Quotes
Video on money basics
Very good, but non financial
Just for fun