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Protecting Ourselves from the Great Inflation

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Hello again, and I hope you’re sitting down… Today I’m going to explain what I’m simply referring to as The Great Inflation, because it’s going to affect you, and it’s going to happen faster than people think, albeit in an insidious way. Of course, what you’re going to read now is only my opinion. I […]

Is This What You Wanted?

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by Jim Sheridan Hello again, and I hope you’re sitting down… As promised last week, I’m going to explain what I’m simply referring to as The Great Inflation, because it’s going to affect you, and it’s going to happen faster than people think, albeit in an insidious way. Of course, what you’re going to read […]

Simple Yet Disgusting

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Since we spoke last Monday, how has your life changed? If it hasn’t changed, what did you do different to make it change? It can be as simple as reading a self-help book. US Debt and Iceland The USA has the rare privilege of holding the world’s reserve currency. If investors don’t buy all the […]

A Bullish Tone to 2012

The market is making a significant move higher during these first days of January. The S&P has finally broken over a technical barrier at 1280 which it has had a lot of trouble staying above since the late summer. On two occasions it broke 1280 just to head back lower. If this move it to […]

Sell In May?

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There’s an old adage on Wall Street, “Sell in May and go away”. It used to refer to the technology sector of the market which normally saw its slowest selling season arrive with the summer holiday season and it coincided with the traders on Wall Street heading off to their vacation homes. It has since […]

The Liquidity Trap Unfolds

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The Dow’s over 12,000 again as I write this. Bad news seems to have a very temporary effect on this juggernaut that’s been largely aided and abetted by the Federal Reserve’s cheap money policy. How much longer can THEY keep it going? Well, in theory they can keep it up forever. The Fed’s goal is […]

A Joke From Ben Bernanke

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Runaway Train Let’s start off with the joke of the week. We have “Runaway Ben” to thank for it. Last week Ben Bernanke said with a straight face that as soon as he sees signs of inflation and a sustainable recovery, the Fed will begin to tighten money supply. Ha! We already have signs of […]

A Slippery Slope

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The news has been dominated by events in Egypt where the populous is trying to oust strongman Hosni Mubarak. This follows the ouster of Tunisian strongman Ben Ali. It’s wonderful to see these regimes topple. But, it’s not so good for the US or Europe. While Cairo burns, oil prices move higher, and security fears […]

Have You Been Listening?

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Gold went bonkers last week – strange when you consider it was on the back of a major power shift in Washington. Aren’t the Republicans running on a deficit reduction platform? Gold certainly doesn’t buy into that idea or promise, and neither should you. If you want to know whose calling the shots on policy […]

This Ship Has Sailed

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QE II Funny how Wall Street and the media come up with funny acronyms for serious problems. The latest is QE II. Not the cruise ship operated by Cunard, not Queen Elizabeth the second of England, no QE II refers to the second round of dollar debasement. Oh, sorry, did I say that? I meant […]

Rally? What Rally?

The last quarter ended with a whimper. Stock indices had their worst quarter in four years and the worst August since 2001. Despite the rally last week where we saw the indices tack on 2.5% in one day, it’s been a miserable year for stocks. Gold on the other hand is approaching news lifetime highs […]

You Don’t Always Get What You Want…

Sometimes you get what you need. It’s funny and it’s not. Home sales are plunging again, durable goods sales slowing, and the markets are running scared. If this is news to you, then you haven’t been paying attention to what we’ve been saying. This is what a train wreck looks like in slow motion. It […]

Can You Handle the Truth?

Rumor has it that the economy is slowing down. It must be just a rumor since the market went on a tear the week before last. In these very pages I wrote that a recovery is not possible without two things: a healthy job market and a healthy housing market. There is another leg – […]

The Stand

So, did you grab yourself some Biotime stock when I first mentioned it? If not, look away… That stock has tripled. Well, the market did indeed finish up in September as I predicted and contrary to the history that states September is the worst of all the months for the stock market. But it was […]

 
 
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