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Cheers from London

Well, Your Survival Guy made it to England after a seven-night Atlantic crossing on the QM2 from Brooklyn, NY, to South Hampton, just over two hours away from The Dorchester Hotel. What can I say about our voyage that you can’t already guess? It’s a long way on a big ship on a big ocean […]

Will AI Cause a Nuclear Renaissance?

After the recent completion at Plant Vogtle of a 1,114MW nuclear reactor project by Georgia Southern, America has no nuclear projects underway. How will it power the massive new demand expected from artificial intelligence data centers and crypto mining operations? Constellation Energy is considering a solution to that problem that involves expanding the nuclear capacity […]

INFLATION: “Lower Doesn’t Mean Solved”

You aren’t buying a Friday pizza dinner for your family today at the same price you were in 2019. Or even 2022. Prices are up, and they’re staying up. At City Journal, Reade Ben explains that “lower doesn’t mean solved” when it comes to inflation. He writes: Americans aren’t happy with the economy. Around three-quarters […]

Richard C. Young’s Intelligence Report: Beat Inertia

OK, imagine you have a pile of cash. What are you going to invest in today? What are your objectives with this money? Will you need it for the purchase of a home down the road? Or for living expenses? Are you in debt? These are just a few questions to get you thinking about […]

Will Americans Ignore Joe Biden’s Inflation?

November is coming fast, and the presidential election with it. Will Americans ignore Joe Biden’s record on inflation? In the New York Post, James Bovard discusses Biden’s record on inflation, writing: On Wednesday, the latest Consumer Price Index report showed that inflation slowed slightly in April but prices continued to rise nearly 4% for the […]

RIFLE Act Aimes to Lower Taxes on Gun Purchases

A group of GOP legislators is pushing for the passage of the RIFLE Act in Congress and the Senate. The legislation would eliminate taxes from firearm sales/purchases currently regulated by the National Firearms Act. Fox News’s Andrea Vacchiano reports: Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and other Senate Republicans recently introduced legislation that would abolish transfer taxes […]

To Your Health: Are You Interested in French Wine?

Are you interested in Burgundy? Burgundy that doesn’t break the bank? In a world of haves and have-nots, I want you to be a have. Because enjoying great Burgundy doesn’t need to be too exclusive. You can find “value” if you seek it out. One of my go-to sources is Kermit Lynch. His team puts […]

How an American Came to Own a Legendary Vineyard in France

Your Survival Guy recently finished reading Climbing the Vines in Burgundy: How an American Came to Own a Legendary Vineyard in France about Alex Gambal’s journey in the wine business. Gambal sat down with Ira David Sternberg, host of the Ira’s Everything Bagel podcast. Watch their discussion of Gambal’s life below: Action Line: Click here to […]

What Happens When Leaders Don’t Learn the Lessons of the Past?

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” – attributed to Mark Twain What happens when the leaders of today haven’t learned the lessons of the past? The same mistakes will be made again, unfortunately. At The Washington Times, Richard Rahn explains the inflationary mistakes of post-World War I Germany and warns that the U.S. […]

Your Survival Guy’s Rich Advisor, Poor Advisor

In my more than 25 years working as a fiduciary in the investment business, I’ve observed quite a few areas that separate the rich man from the poor man. One relates directly to the advisory business in what I’ll refer to as Your Survival Guy’s: Rich Advisor, Poor Advisor. I hope you know which one […]

Americans Are Worried about Their Grocery Bills

Your Survival Guy wants you to save til it hurts. That means putting off superfluous spending and instead putting that money away for retirement. But it’s hard to save til it hurts when it just hurts to save, at all. Rising prices make saving much harder on Americans, and perhaps it’s been most apparent at […]

Why Blue City Progressives Are Buying Guns

You need to get your gun and your training now. Whether you live in the free state of New Hampshire or blue California, you are your family’s last line of defense, and it’s your responsibility to protect them. After parts of cities like San Francisco and Chicago have devolved into no-go zones for law-abiding citizens, […]

Revisiting Rich Man, Poor Man

I want to revisit one of my favorite pieces from the late, great Richard Russell: Rich Man, Poor Man. I’ll have more on this tomorrow so check back with me. In preparation, please read this classic bit of investment writing if you haven’t already. If you have, there’s nothing wrong with going through it again, […]

Dick Young to Your Survival Guy: “Diversification Is Discipline”

In a 2020 paper titled “The Value of Diversification,” professors Paolo Sodini (currently at the Stockholm School of Economics) and Luis M. Viceira (Harvard Business School) called diversification ” the only ‘free lunch’ available to investors.” They explain: The idea of diversification is one of the most powerful ideas in Finance, and probably the only […]

PANOPTICON: Is the Government Using Your Car to Track You?

At the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, Executive Director Daniel McAdams highlights something that occurred in the Senate last week that many Americans may have missed. He writes: Last week, Sens. Ron Wyden of Oregon and Edward Markey of Massachusetts revealed that automobiles sold in the United States with a GPS or emergency […]