It’s Risky to Invest in Gold

I see many financial commentators are telling us all to invest in gold. This has been prompted by the $1 Trillion or so of money the US is printing to buy it’s own debt and some of the mortgage backed securities. The fear of inflation is rising fast. Gold is the traditional safe haven against […]

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American Capitalism is NOT Capitalism

Capitalism today needs to stand up and be recognised or we are all doomed to low wages and poor investment returns for years to come. American Capitalism is NOT Capitalism. No matter what anyone says America has not been a capitalist country since the 1970′s as far as I can tell when it began bailing […]

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Between a Rock (Deflation) and a Hard Place (Inflation)

Between deflation and inflation our governments gamble on inflation as the lesser of two evils. There is no doubt in my mind that Reserve Banks all over the world are an evil blot on our modern society. They are laws unto themselves and do not account to the voting public for their behaviour. It took […]

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The Banking Crisis Explained

A long time client of mine Greg Neilson, a friend and a subscriber to this blog sometimes sends me funny emails he gets from time to time. This one is very funny and I thought I should do a small post on it as it is Friday. Thanks Greg for your support and contribution to […]

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Plunge Protection Team to the Rescue

I had read about some group called the Plunge Protection Team but not being one to believe in conspiracy theories I dismissed it. But now I am having second thoughts because some of the stock market moves have defied logic. On occasion the markets have moved hundreds of points up for their lows of the […]

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How the Official CPI Steals Your Retirement Nest Egg

I’m reading a book by Kevin Phillips called, ” Bad Money“. It is about how the US economy became hijacked by exotic financial instruments and financial services which robbed the public of their investment returns and destroyed the world economy. One thing he covers is the CPI and how the US Government manipulates it to […]

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What does one TRILLION dollars look like?

All this talk about “stimulus packages” and “bailouts”… A billion dollars… A hundred billion dollars… Eight hundred billion dollars… One TRILLION dollars… What does that look like? These various numbers are tossed around like so many doggie treats.  So, someone thought to take Google Sketchup out for a test drive and try to get a […]

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World’s Most Popular Investment Blog

I came across the blog, “investment-blog.net” today and thought it interesting enough to write a short post on this blog about it. I have subscribed to it and will monitor it’s posts for the next few days or weeks. What I like about it is it gathers market opinion and analysis rather than just relaying […]

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