Category Archives: Financial Friday

Barnhardt Podcast #059: Well THAT was a real Schiff-show…

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In this episode Ann answers (begins to answer) the question Peter Schiff didn’t: if you had full power to change the rules by which our economy works, what would change to get things turned around? The death penalty for John Corzine is only ONE solution! Oh, and if you can find the VIDEO of Ann’s interview with Peter Schiff, please let us know where that is!

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Barnhardt Podcast #052: The Melting of Modern Men from Meek to Mediocre

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In this episode we LOUDLY discuss a recent US Navy investigation which revealed that only 27 of 164 randomly selected, “qualified” officers could carry out their duties without any concerns. While we can guess at the causes for this it’s symptomatic of world-wide slide toward mediocrity and away from manly virtues, meekness being a big one. During this month of the Sacred Heart it would behoove His advice to “Learn of me, for I am meek and humble of heart!”

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Barnhardt Podcast #051: SuperMommy’s Shotgun Snack-pack Edition


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In this episode we update the saga of Tiny Princess with our first guest on the podcast: SuperMommy! We also discuss the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which went into effect today and that, in theory, could make Bitcoin illegal under EU law. And who remembers that Netflix used to send physical DVDs by mail? All of this plus several geeky references and quasi-random tangents betraying SuperNerd’s somewhat sleep-deprived state and we have our longest “snack pack” yet!

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Barnhardt Podcast #040: BitCoin Bubbles, Beef Bartering, Bacon, and Booze: Believe It

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In this episode we discuss BitCoin again: the wild fluctuations in its price, the massive (and growing!) carbon footprint of the global computer network that supports it, and a generous helping of side-topic discussions about price discovery, price stability, arbitrage, and liquidity in the cattle and pork belly (BACON!) markets as well. And since it’s a non-Halal show we discussed alcohol a bit as well before wrapping up 2017 and looking ahead to 2018.

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Barnhardt Podcast #039: Let Net Neutrality Die, Kill It If You Must

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In this episode we discuss the recent repeal of the Obama Administration’s regulation on net neutrality and why this is a good thing, Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox and why this is a bad thing, Ann breaks down the blasphemous and scandalous nativity scene in Saint Peter’s square, and SuperNerd vents on the demise of Star Wars (from a certain point of view, of course).

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Barnhardt Podcast #029: Catalonia, Secession, Odious Debt and the Winds of War

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In this Financial Friday episode we discuss the recent Catalan vote for independence, how the sovereign debts incurred by Madrid are a big reason why Catalonians are moving to secede at this time, and how this makes it more likely that Spain will default on its debts… which will lead to a general devaluing of the Euro which will spark a global currency war which could end in a hot war — unless the bankers decide nothing extraordinary is happening in Spain and we move on, business as usual.

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Barnhardt Podcast #022: Tinker, Tailor, Gunsmith, Nerd: Let’s Talk Trades!



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In this episode, after dispensing with the notion that everyone should go to college, we discuss and recommend some trades that one might consider in lieu of taking on a sentence of 20 years to life of paying back student loans. Traditional trades are high on the list — and virtually impossible to outsource overseas — but nerdy skills are a viable option as well. We also talk about some fields where higher education (going to college) are pretty much a requirement but are solid fields to consider.

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Barnhardt Podcast #019: Let’s Talk About Bitcoin



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In this “Financial Friday on Satoshi Saturday” episode we discuss what bitcoin the software (wallet) is, what bitcoin the currency (BTC) is, and spend more than a little time talking about globally distributed ledger which stores all bitcoin transactions (The Blockchain). We go over what is good about bitcoin, what is bad about it, and conclude by introducing a concept which we’ll talk about much more in the future: smart contracts.

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Financial Friday Barnhardt Podcast #017: We are the Gold



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In this episode we lay some conceptual groundwork for next week’s discussion of cypto-currency by defining the difference between money and currency, going into detail about the fundamental source of value behind money. We also talk about the bubble-inducing effects “forced charity” through government spending of tax revenues on things like education and healthcare, and how the institutional Church is right in the middle of — and profiting from! — this forced charity scheme.

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Distinction between money and currency:
Money, in concept, is the fungible proxy for the aggregation of wealth, real property, and services which are the product of human life and the capacity to produce things of value whereas currency are the exchangeable units of value that can be used for performing economic transactions.

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Barnhardt Podcast #014: Interest Rate Manipulation: The Stealth Weapon of Mass Destruction



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In this inaugural Barnhardt Financial Podcast, we address two main topics. First, we discuss the wisdom of the 7 year mortgage as a maximum loan term on a home, and walk through examples and consequences of the responsible use of debt. Next, we delve into the use of interest rates as literal weapons of mass destruction, the silent and extremely coercive “nuclear weapon” being held over every economy by the Deep State via central banks. Specifically, we look at the current threat of economic Armageddon being held over Italy as it is being coerced via threats of interest rate manipulation into importing and quartering the very islamic invasion force that was repelled at Lepanto in 1571 and Vienna in 1683.

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This week’s Financial Math Example:

If you pay $100,000 for a bond position and its yield is 2%, it will pay $2000 per year in interest regardless of market price changes so long as you hold it and do not sell it.

If a bond issuer is likely to default (that is, risk increases), the yield goes up and the market price goes down. If yield goes up to 10%, what is the price such that 10% of that price is $2000?

P x 0.10 = $2000
P = $2000/0.10
P = $20,000

If yield goes from 2% to 10%, yield has increased by a factor of 5.
0.10 / 0.02 = 5

Therefore, market price must DECREASE by same factor:

$100,000 / 5 = $20,000

QED

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