Bill Bonner's Diary


Is It COVID-19 Fearmongering?

Governments around the world instituted lockdowns due to the spread of the novel COVID-19 virus one year ago this month. Today, Bill looks at the numbers one year in, and believes much of government and media response to the virus was excessive...

Stimulus Checks for Dead People?

The third round of U.S. COVID-19 stimulus has started to hit Americans' bank accounts. In this federal spend-a-thon, the matter of who gets the money is complicated. Many households need aid. Others lied to receive it and some received checks... for deceased family members...


America’s Leaders Spare No Penny

Over the last 20 years, U.S. presidents have stepped up to every incident and crisis. They have asked Congress to open America's checkbook to solve these problems, to spend money the country didn't have. What would have happened if they were really courageous... and spared a penny or two in the process?


An Early Boost for the Trade of the Decade

Bill and his Bonner-Denning Letter coauthor Dan Denning recently released their next Trade of the Decade: buying energy, namely oil and gas. Well, thanks to a possible drop in U.S. oil production, inflation risks, and an increase in the money supply, there’s a nice setup coming for their trade…

When Dear Readers Disagree With Bill

In the 22 years of Bill Bonner’s Diary, formerly The Daily Reckoning, Bill’s dear readers have written to him, expressing their gratitude – and sometimes, disdain – for his ideas. Here, he looks back on those times, the “unwelcome reflections”...