Editor, Diary of a Rogue Economist

Bill Bonner founded Agora Inc. in 1978. It has grown into one of the largest independent newsletter publishing companies in the world. In 1999, along with Addison Wiggin, Bill founded The Daily Reckoning. Today, this daily e-letter reaches over 500,000 readers around the globe.

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The Fed Can’t Stop What’s Coming
The Fed will never willingly revert to normal (market-discovered) interest rates.
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Was Bitcoin Manipulated?
Recent reports from the mainstream financial press claim that bitcoin’s meteoric rise in 2017 was partly due to manipulation. Cryptocurrency expert and former hedge fund manager Teeka Tiwari attempts to piece together part of that puzzle.
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Why Amazon Might Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency
While Wall Street remains fixated on the ups and downs of bitcoin, something unusual is playing out behind the scenes in the blockchain industry. And it could have huge implications for cryptocurrencies...
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World Banks Are “Swimming Naked”
The Dow turned down a bit yesterday. The 10-year Treasury yield held at 3.07%. As long as neither revisits its recent top and bottom, respectively, we presume the “primary trend” for both the bond market and the stock market is down.
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Trump And China Are On The Same, Wrong Side
What happens next? It is hard to say. The two sides are improvising. Mr. Trump – the self-described “King of Debt” – doesn’t seem to understand China’s role in keeping the debt flowing.
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The Economy Will Lose A Few Teeth
The U.S. trade deficits over the 30 years toted to nearly $20 trillion (in today’s dollars), almost as much as the U.S. debt. And all of it was a debit to the Americans and a credit to the foreigners.
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Family Fortunes: How to Build Family Wealth and Hold on to It for 100 Years
Bill Bonner & Will Bonner
Wiley
07/31/2012
Selected as one of Motley Fool’s “5 Great Books You Should Read” Advice on managing your wealth from bestselling author Bill Bonner From trusted New York Times bestselling author Bill Bonner comes a radical new way to look at family money and a practical, actionable guide to getting and maintaining multigenerational wealth. Family Fortunes: How to Build Family Wealth and Hold on to It for 100 Years is packed with useful information, interwoven with Bonner's stories about his own family's wealth philosophy and practices. A comprehensive guide that shows how families can successfully preserve their estates by ignoring most of what people think they know about "the rich" and, instead, training and motivating all family members to work together toward a very uncommon goal. This book is a must-read for all individual investors—even those who do not plan to leave money to their children—because it challenges many of the most ubiquitous principles and rules of investing.
Mobs, Messiahs, and Markets: Surviving the Public Spectacle in Finance and Politics
Bill Bonner & Lila Rajiva
Wiley
09/08/2009
An insightful look at how to succeed by going against the crowd Collectively, people think and act in ways that are different from how they think and act as individuals. Understanding these differences, says William (Bill) Bonner-a longtime maverick observer of the financial world and the vagaries of the investing public-is vital to preserving your wealth and personal dignity. From the witch-hunts of the early modern world to the war on terror, from dot-com mania to the real estate bubble, people have always been caught up in frauds, conceits, and wild guesses-often with devastating results. In Mobs, Messiahs, and Markets, Bonner and coauthor Lila Rajiva show groupthink at work in an improbable array of instances throughout history and reveal why swimming against the current pays.
The New Empire of Debt: The Rise and Fall of an Epic Financial Bubble
Bill Bonner & Addison Wiggin
Wiley
08/03/2009
An updated look at the United States' precarious position given the recent financial turmoil In The New Empire of Debt, financial writers Bill Bonner and Addison Wiggin return to reveal how the financial crisis that has plagued the United States will soon bring an end to this once great empire. Throughout the book, the authors offer an updated look at the United States' precarious position given the recent financial turmoil, and discuss how government control of the economy and financial system-combined with unfettered deficit spending and gluttonous consumption-has ravaged the business environment, devastated consumer confidence, and pushed the global economy to the brink. Along the way, Bonner and Wiggin cast a wide angle lens that looks back in history and ahead to the coming century: showing how dramatic changes in the economic power of the United States will inevitably impact every American.
Financial Reckoning Day Fallout: Surviving Today's Global Depression
Bill Bonner & Addison Wiggin
Wiley
08/03/2009
When the first edition of Financial Reckoning Day was published more than six years ago, many critics felt that maverick financial writers Addison Wiggin and William Bonner were overly critical of the United States' increasing debt and the start of what seemed to be the foreshadowing of economic concerns. Fast-forward to 2009, and much of what the authors predicted has come true—high unemployment rates, record-setting foreclosures and bankruptcies, and the nearly global collapse of the financial institutions once thought to be so secure.