Robert Shapiro

Robert (Bob)  Shapiro is self-taught in Austrian Economics and has consulted briefly for the governments of Mexico, Greece, Portugal and Spain. He has traded Gold & Silver and their stocks since 1970. Bob Shapiro’s blog is http://us-issues.com

Articles by Robert Shapiro

There is a wonderful little classic book called, “The Richest Man in Babylon,” which now is available at no charge online. The book is a series of parables – set in ancient Babylon – which describe how anyone can amass a fortune and retire...
Economic numbers released today show the US Economy contracting. But some of these numbers understate the damage.

One of the most important statistic is Unemployment. Government figures show that Initial Claims for Unemployment, and...
Stock prices can be analyzed in a number of ways, to determine whether they are high, low, or fairly priced.

The Price to Earnings Ratio (PE) takes the most recent price of the shares and divides it by the most recent earnings, usually...
How much money do you have in the Bank? I’m not asking your net worth. Rather, whether your net worth is positive or negative, how much do you keep in savings accounts, checking accounts, certificates of deposit, Christmas club, and other...
Most Americans are greedy most of the time.

If we own a business, we want as much profit as we can generate. If we buy stocks, we want the price to go way up. If we work, we want to be paid as much as we can get. If we sell a house or a...
During the 1st third of the 20th century, the Minimum Wage was held to be Unconstitutional, since it violated the Due Process guarantee under the 14th Amendment. In 1937, during the Roosevelt Administration, the Supreme Court overturned...
Buy Low and Sell High!

Though this is what investors aim for, many (most?) wind up doing just the opposite. Companies buying or selling their own shares are notorious for their awful timing. Rather than indicating merely lousy skill,...
Over the last decade or so, I have been in contact with the leaders of several countries, offering suggestions on how they can turn around the “difficult” economic situations which their countries were living through. In Greece, I...
Keynesian/socialist economists always tell us that, if we boost consumer spending, we’ll boost the Economy. They think that spending more will make Americans richer. They grow concerned when Americans save a little more and spend a little...
We have been hearing for several years now that Inflation is too low. The implied problem is that, if we want to stimulate our Economy to produce more jobs, Inflation is the way to do it.

And, God forbid, we should slow Inflation down...

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Man has had the ability to separate silver from lead for as far back as 4000 B.C.