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U.S. Economic Recovery Threatened by Events in Syria and at Home

I would call myself a glass is half full kind of person. I generally try to look on the bright side of things. But the recent events in Syria as well as new economic threats at home make it really [...]

September 16, 2013 Freedom by Friday

A Greek Tragedy

Don’t Let the Door Hit You on Your Way Out Ah, the Greeks. The cradle of modern civilization has finally hit rock bottom. In a country where tax evasion is as popular as the Olympics, the time has come to [...]

February 13, 2012 Freedom by Friday

Climbing the Wall of Worry

Climbing the Wall of Worry in Impressive Fashion Had someone told me a year ago that Greece would be on the verge of default, unemployment in the US would be above 9%, housing would be in a double dip and [...]

June 27, 2011 Freedom by Friday

Behind the Global Curve

Global interest rates are rising in anticipation of inflationary pressures ahead. There are two major non-participants in this story. The first is Japan, which is adding liquidity to counter the economic devastation in the wake of last month’s earthquake/tsunami/nuclear event. [...]

April 18, 2011 Freedom by Friday

You Know it’s a Bull Market When…

You Know It’s a Bull Market When… Greece collapses and the markets move higher. When Ireland collapses and the markets move higher. When Portugal collapses and the market moves higher. Spain is the next domino to fall – can you [...]

April 11, 2011 Freedom by Friday

While The West Sleeps

The economy might finally be pulling out of the doldrums in the US, but it has a long way to go before it recovers. Much of the gains we have seen in GDP and the gains we will see in [...]

February 14, 2011 Freedom by Friday

Debt Lunacy and Gold

I rarely watch business commentators on the news. After-all, when they are telling you what’s happening it’s already old news and most of their opinions are meant to get a rise out of you, not really inform you. The other [...]

January 10, 2011 Freedom by Friday

The Big Yawn

The big drama last week was the tax deal. Looks like we have another two years of the same tax regime. The markets should have rallied sharply on the news, but they didn’t. As with most “sure things” the market [...]

December 13, 2010 Freedom by Friday

Prepare for Gridlock…or Worse

Tomorrow night the polls will close. There will likely be a change in the leadership of the House of Representatives and maybe the Senate. If change does occur in just the House, then the order of the day will be [...]

November 1, 2010 Freedom by Friday
A Funny Thing Happened

A Funny Thing Happened

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Poll Booth… The much-maligned Tea-Party movement is threatening to send the two-party system into chaos. There is a strong possibility that the Republican Party will be torn apart by this new [...]

September 20, 2010 Freedom by Friday