Viciously Funny

Addison WigginDear Reader,

Dominic Frisby and I have known each other for a long time. He was covering gold and silver for London’s MoneyWeek magazine when Bill Bonner bought it out.

Naturally, we worked on a few projects together. He approaches serious economic and financial matters with the same sardonic attitude Bill and I employ.

But at least Dominic has a good excuse for being flippant — he’s a bona fide comedian.

He started performing on stage in 1997. He’s been described as ”viciously funny and inventive” by The Guardian; “masterful” by the Evening Standard; and a “great comedy talent” by Chortle.co.uk.

Not content with just stand-up routines, Dominic does musical comedy as well. He actually sings a song live during our conversation. And you can find his latest CD — entitled, Before I’m Deleted right here.

He’s held several shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where his experiences led him to realize it was the embodiment of capitalism that Adam Smith laid out in Wealth of Nations. As we mentioned yesterday, Dominic made an entire documentary exploring the connection, which you can view here.

But it’s not all fun and games. Take his first book, Life After the State. It’s a deadly serious dismantling of the way societies are run in the West, outlining the damage governments unknowingly do to their people. It also offers simple suggestions about how things can be vastly improved.

How does Dominic strike a balance between comedy and solemness? Even he’s not entirely sure. “It just kind of happens,” he tells me.

When you hear our talk, I think you’ll quickly understand why I find his attitude so refreshing. In addition to talking about Adam Smith and the Fringe Festival, we discuss his thoughts on taxes… the global culture war… even the differences between Bitcoin and gold.

Of course, we’ve looked at bullion vs. Bitcoin with Egon von Greyerz, Jeff Clark and more. It just turns out that Dominic has written extensively about it, too, including a book called Bitcoin: The Future of Money?

But… if you’re still struggling to understand how cryptocurrencies work — and how to cash in on them — you’ll want to check out the latest book from Wiggin Sesh alum James Altucher. It’s simply called The Big Book of Crypto… filled with the best strategies for buying, selling and even earning digital currencies.

Learn how to get your copy here.

And look for your invitation to James’ live “Q&A” cryptocurrency event in your inbox tomorrow.

Follow your bliss,

Addison Wiggin

Addison Wiggin
Founder, The Financial Reserve

P.S. On Monday we’re going to launch our first-ever Wiggin Sessions’ Top 10 Countdown, featuring our favorite conversations from the last 12 months.

That includes your favorite, too. Let me know who you’d like to see in the #1 spot. Bill Bonner, perhaps? Jim Rickards? How about George Gilder?

Send your suggestions to Feedback@TheFinancialReserve.com.

P.S. de resistance: Here are the recommendations our team sent today.

In Income on Demand, Zach Scheidt recommends selling to open five American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) Feb. 18, 2022, $17 puts for $1.35 or better.

In Jim Rickards’ Crash Speculator, Dan Amoss recommends opening a put spread on Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) by buying AMZN Feb. 18, 2022, $3,250 puts up to $132 and selling to open an equal number of AMZN Feb. 18, 2022, $3,200 puts for $107 or better.

In The Profit Wire, Dave Gonigam and Alan Knuckman recommend buying Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bull 2X Shares (NUGT) up to $47. For a more speculative trade, buy NUGT March 18, 2022, $40 calls up to $9.

Addison Wiggin

Addison Wiggin

Addison Wiggin is founder and executive publisher of Agora Financial LLC, an independent economic forecasting and financial research firm. He and Bill Bonner began writing the firm’s flagship Daily Reckoning in the midst of the tech boom and bust. It was one of the first widely distributed email newsletters on the Internet. The publication’s critical eye on finance and economics continues today. He’s also creator and editorial director of Agora Financial’s daily missive The 5 Min. Forecast.

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