Grant Williams


The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

Tom Petty's anthem for today's investors
Thursday, October 5, 2017, 5:21 PM

The stock market is now 70% higher than it was as the previous bubble peak immediately preceding the 2008 Great Financial Crisis.

Reflect for a moment how painful the crash from Sept 2008-March 2009 was. How much more painful will a crash from today's much dizzier heights be? » Read more


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The Cardinal Sin Of Investing: Permanent Impairment Of Capital

How to avoid making it
Friday, September 15, 2017, 8:47 PM

Permanent impairment of capital is the cardinal sin of investing.

Well, today's markets present a clear and present danger of coming capital impairment for those who don't take prudent action in advance of a market downturn. Don't be guilty of inaction.



Last Chance To Register For The Dangerous Markets Webinar

The webinar takes place this Wed @ noon EST
Monday, September 11, 2017, 5:26 PM

If you have not yet registered for the Dangerous Markets webinar, which will take place at noon EST this Wednesday Sep 13th, time is quickly running out.

Chris and I are extremely excited for this one, as the featured presenters -- Grant Williams and Lance Roberts -- are two of our favorite market analysts. Both have done truly excellent work recently in identifying the key indicators to track as the current Mother Of All Financial Bubbles tops out and prepares to burst. This will be a very data-rich discussion (in other words, you chart geeks are going to be in heaven).

The price to participate in this webinar is $25, unless you are an enrolled member of (i.e. paying subscriber with access to our 'Insider' content). In that case, it's FREE» Read more



Who’s Going To Eat The Losses?

The only question that matters regarding today's markets
Friday, September 8, 2017, 11:25 PM

Younger generations that are being asked (goaded?) to step into an increasingly flawed future begin to resist. Which is completely understandable. They have nothing to gain if the status quo continues.

At the same time, the older generations mostly just settle into a stubborn insistence that everything will be fine if everyone will just do more of precisely what got us into the mess in the first place. Younger people should step up to make sure Medicare/Social Security/pensions remain fully funded, and buy the financial assets and homes of downsizing seniors at top dollar. The boomers have everything to lose if the status quo changes.

What happens when a culture’s dominant narratives are not just unsatisfactory, but entirely unworkable?  » Read more


Van Halen, M&Ms, And The Next Market Downturn

How watching the right indicators will avoid disaster
Friday, September 1, 2017, 7:28 PM

Believe it or not, the rock band Van Halen found a brilliant way to teach how having good indicators is key to achieving success.

This is extremely true for the world of investing, where you're deploying capital based upon an expected future return. How do you determine when it's a good time to enter into an investment? Once in it, how do monitor the conditions supporting your rationale for holding it -- are those changing? And if so, are they getting better or worse? When should you exit the position?

For all of these questions, the better the indicators you use, the more accurate and informed your decision-making will be. And the better your returns as an investor will be. » Read more


Dangerous Markets Webinar

Featuring Grant Williams & Lance Roberts
Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 2:31 PM

By an increasing number of metrics, today's financial markets are more overvalued than we've ever seen before. The price-to-sales ratio for the S&P 500 has never been this high. The same is true for its price-to-earning-growth ratio. Interest rates have never been this low -- in 5,000 years of human history!

Which is why, via our new webinar platform, we're giving you insider access to two of our favorite world-renowned market experts, Grant Williams and Lance Roberts, who regularly produce some of the most valuable -- and actionable -- analysis and commentary on the financial markets, the global economy, and the future actions of the central banking system.

The event itself will take place on Wednesday, September 13 at noon EST/9am PST. It will last approximately an hour and a half.

The price to participate in this webinar is $25, unless you are an enrolled member of (i.e. paying subscriber with access to our 'Insider' content). In that case, it's FREE» Read more


How To Register For The 'Dangerous Markets' Webinar

FREE to's premium subscribers
Thursday, June 29, 2017, 1:36 PM

As a valued enrolled member of, we're pleased to be able to make our upcoming webinar Dangerous Markets, featuring expert financial analysts Grant Williams and Lance Roberts, available to you for free.

Grant and Lance will share their latest intelligence and forecasts on today's unstable and grossly-overvalued financial markets, and given the interactive nature of our webinar platform, will take ample time to answer questions from the audience.

The webinar takes place on Wednesday, September 13 at noon EST/9am PST. It will last approximately an hour and a half.

To register for the event, just click the blue button below and follow the simple instructions... » Read more


Grant Williams: A Punch To The Face For Central Banks

The return of volatility may just deliver that
Sunday, February 5, 2017, 3:57 PM

Grant Williams, publisher of the economic blog Things That Make You Go Hmmm and principal of Real Vision TV, returns to the podcast this week to discuss his expectation of a return of volatility to the markets.

Grant warns that over the past seven years, the various financial markets around the globe have melded into a single world market dominated by trading algorithms and the central banks. This new system only knows how to operate effectively in one direction: Up.

Grant is very concerned that a return of volatility will act as a wrench tossed into the gears, quickly throwing the world financial system into panic. » Read more


Grant Williams: The Rising Danger Of A Bidless Market

We risk a future of flash crashes as liquidity dries up
Sunday, July 17, 2016, 12:18 PM

Grant Williams, veteran portfolio and strategy advisor, as well as proprietor of the economic blog Things That Make You Go Hmmm returns to the podcast this week to discuss his great concern about the liquidity risk underlying financial markets long-addicted to central bank rescue stimulus. » Read more


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Grant Williams: The End Of The Road

The Fed is finally boxed in
Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 10:39 AM

Grant Williams returns this week to set the context for this week's FOMC meeting, where the Federal Reserve is widely expected to hike interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade. To say he is very skeptical of the Fed's ability to continue to control market forces much longer is a gross understatement. » Read more