Robert Appel, B.A., B.C.L., L.L.B

Robert Appel is a semi-retired lawyer-journalist. In his native Canada, he had his own syndicated radio show on CBC RADIO for 11 years, another syndicated radio show on CKO-RADIO, and was a frequent guest on Canada AM and Global Noon news. In the U.S., he authored several consumer books, was a guest on Good Morning America, and had his own regular radio commentary on WKBW Radio. His byline has also appeared in the LA Times.

While still an undergraduate, Robert used to “day trade” by purchasing a security at a nearby brokerage on his way to class in the morning and then selling it on his way home that night. In the 1990s, he managed the communication division of a U.S. firm that had set up shop in Canada. Robert was Editor-in-Chief of the organization’s newsletter, which boasted a paid circulation of more than 30,000 readers. He has also served as editor of a mining and resource-oriented letter for another leading publisher and developed Canada’s first-ever home study course on investing over the internet at a major communications company.

Get to know Robert…

Do you espouse a specific investment philosophy?

I believe I would fall into what is commonly known as the Austrian side, since the alternative, the so-called Keynesians, are, to put it gently, barking mad. To believe that you can encourage growth, free markets, jobs, production, and value—all good things, of course—by following a path of debt, manipulation, off-shoring, and financial parasitism is the very essence of insanity.

Can you give an example?

I could show you using the calculator on an iPhone that the debt load in our society today is incapable of ever being repaid. I am not saying it is incapable of being serviced, much like a Visa statement, but that the principal can mathematically never be repaid. And I am not sure which is the scarier statistic: that this state of affairs exists or that voters in democratic countries have failed to understand that it exists at all.

So what approach do you take to the editorials you write today?

I focus mainly on the gold market for two main reasons. First, gold is the posterchild for everything that is wrong with our current system. More accurately, I refer to the suppression of gold in a controlled, government-approved environment that both directly and implicitly encourages investors at large to invest in anything but the yellow metal. We are told by our betters that gold is in a 5,000-year bubble, it’s just another pet rock, and—this from the U.K. in 1999—it’s taking up space in the vaults that could be better used for other assets. The second reason I focus on gold is the payout that is coming. When gold finds its sealegs again, just like what happened after the last two major gold suppression schemes in the 1960s and again in the 1990s, the returns will be spectacular on a risk/reward basis. I want my readers to be there to enjoy them.

Robert Appel's Articles

Are You Prepared for an Economic Collapse? There is a dark side to economic collapse that no one ever talks about. In such a collapse, the darkness is real and not metaphorical. However, a little bit of planning can protect you and your family, but you have to…

More Upside for Direxion Shares Exchange Traded Fund Trust This is my seventh consecutive monthly update on the “longshot pick” Direxion Daily Jr Gold Miners Bull 3X ETF (NYSEARCA: JNUG)—also known as Direxion Shares Exchange Traded Fund Trust—which was originally offered to Profit Confidential readers in the third…

Forget Hemlines... Here Is a New Way to Spot Market Trends I would like to share with you the birth of a brand new kind of stock market indicator—an indicator that, if correct, suggests that the “good old days” for stocks may be coming to an end quicker…

Ok, if this sounds like a commercial for one of those TV products that does 17 things at once—like shape hamburger patties and sharpen scissors at the same time—then I apologize. The list below is for real, though. The explanation? Every industry has its own unique business model…

More Upside for Direxion Daily Jr Gold Miners Bull 3X ETF? This is my sixth consecutive (monthly) update on the longshot pick Direxion Daily Jr Gold Miners Bull 3X ETF (NYSEARCA:JNUG) stock. I originally highlighted this pick for Profit Confidential readers during the third week of January 2016.…

This Will Be the Cause of the Next Economic Collapse We are living in historic times. Never has the gap between the rich and poor, the elites and the common people been so great. Never has the very notion of democracy and self-determination been so fragile. Never have…

Here Is the Craziest Gold Story You’ve Ever Read... Fasten your seatbelts. Because, even if you consider yourself open-minded and well-read on topics the “MSM” (mainstream media) avoid, this is still going to blow your socks off. Recently, none other than Sir Alan Greenspan, the former Fed chair—and…

Triple-Digit Gains Coming for JNUG Stock? It has, in fact, been barely five months since I first put forward my longshot pick of Direxion Daily Jr Gold Miners Bull 3X ETF (NYSEARCA:JNUG) stock for our readers, but the return to date (based on its closing price on Friday,…

“Magic Pensions”—Disappearing Right in Front of Your Eyes “Britain’s Pension System in Crisis” reads the headline in a U.K. daily. But it doesn’t have to be Britain—similar headlines are appearing in countries all over the world. However, before we talk about the coming “Great Pension Collapse”—and, indeed, we…

Entertainment Industry In-Fighting Benefits Users (FOR NOW) In my essays here, I spend a lot of time on the Gold Wars. There is, however, another war with which most of us are somewhat familiar but do not realize quite how intense the hostilities have become. I am referring…

More Upside for Gold Mining Stocks? If nothing else, my ongoing essays looking deep into gold mining stocks—a sector I believe to be the most complicated and most interfered-with sector of all world markets—have suggested that, to the superficial glance, nothing in gold trading, or gold pricing, is…

This Could Rock Gold Prices My longshot pick Direxion Daily Jr Gold Miners Bull 3X ETF (NYSEARCA:JNUG) has soared more than 400% since I first recommended the pick back in January, riding a wave of soaring gold prices... But this could just be the beginning of the move…

If You Understand This, Gold Prices Could Soar There are hundreds of analysts dissecting the gold market almost daily but they are all overlooking what could be the most important factor—human nature. This essay looks at gold prices from the last few years with this important element factored…

On virtually every alternative news site you visit these days—and many mainstream sites as well—you will find predictions of economic collapse and coming calamity. The bizarre thing is not that these articles exist, but rather that we have somehow adapted to them and taken them in stride. In…

Blockchain—The Next Big Thing No One Understands Can you guess what these historical events have in common with blockchain technology? * At the turn of the century, a breakthrough Internet communication technology called “peer-to-peer” (P2P) debuts and is deployed mainly to assist like-minded individuals in sharing music over…

This Could Send Gold Bullion Prices Soaring Keep your eyes on gold bullion prices. The launch of the SGE Gold Fix on April 19 may be the most significant event in the gold pits in the last 100 years. This is because lately, the worldwide price of gold…

Too Late to Buy Gold Mining Stocks? This is our 90-day (three month) update on my longshot pick gold mining stock, Direxion Daily Jr Gold Miners Bull 3X ETF (NYSEArca:JNUG) which I first presented in January. How is the pick doing? Well, pretty good by general market yardsticks.…

This Could Reveal Where Gold Prices Are Going Next Are gold prices going to sink or swim, rise or flop from here? What if when market analysts of the future look back at this period, they conclude that the reason no one saw the big move coming...was that…