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  • Gold 'Believers' Appear Distraught Over Dollar Strength [View article]
    What helped the dollar wasn't the Fed, it was the Euro crisis which put their currency in the floor. Normally, with no Greece uncertainty, the dollar will be going down even more. Americans continue to be very much American centric, too much in MHO.
    Sep 25, 2011. 08:35 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold 'Believers' Appear Distraught Over Dollar Strength [View article]
    Even salt has been used for payment as currency, from that «salary» the term we still use everyday. Nevertheless, the author is proud of his hit as article, very successful in stirring controversy. I like this way. We need to use our neurones and «play» the future which is entirely new this time around. We're not repeating any previous «cycle». And, it's not because we are seeing a runt to the dollar these days it will not continue (very soon) its descend to hell.
    Sep 25, 2011. 05:03 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Eurozone Shuns Geithner [View article]
    The looting and prosperity in the western world, dear hooper, took place in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. But now there is China. Of course China is a metaphor but you understand, there's the rest of the world.
    Sep 18, 2011. 12:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Eurozone Shuns Geithner [View article]
    Tom in Texas, globull you mean globules?
    Sep 18, 2011. 12:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's Not 2008 All Over Again: Europe Edition [View article]
    No, I think the last comments is way too dooming. 2008 was the black hole of titration of bad mortgage debt and the debacle produced when the house of cards collapsed. This time it is the huge restructuring of the economy as a whole which is taking place. We're not talking anymore about rising China, it's fact accomplished. And the trade imbalance in U.S. and Europe is the motor of the crisis. If it's not for Walmart there would be hunger in U.S. Not only Greece, but U.S. and all the other European countries are living vastly beyond their means. We're following the path of Japan and have to learn to accommodate to the shrinking pie. And the economy and the market in Japan have not collapsed.
    Sep 16, 2011. 11:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Which Pill Will Europe Swallow? [View article]
    I think Europeans know very well what to do. They cannot do and fix things too quickly because soon after some of the «default» countries will start the gimmicks over again. The ECB wants that everyone, not only the leaders but all people, specially the middle class recognize the real magnitude of the problem they as a whole are facing, then with total consciousness proceed to impose the needed discipline. This people went over two horrendous wars and know what sacrifice is. Let's hope for the best.
    Sep 16, 2011. 09:49 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Eurozone Shuns Geithner [View article]
    The eurozone would get better without the concert of speculators looking where's the fester and then if they find it celebrate their pride. But the rot is at home.
    Sep 16, 2011. 09:03 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Whether Dollar Is Weak Or Strong, Gold Will Continue To Rise [View article]
    I think gold is value against uncertainty and this is the time of long term uncertainty. It's not only the Greek or Italy, or Spain, it's U.S. and also the French and German Banks. Look at Geithner flying to Europe (how many times) seeking for stability. Don't despair but keep buying the lows in gold and silver.
    Sep 15, 2011. 01:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's The Euro, Stupid [View article]
    Leigh, with your last sentence you destroyed your own article which was rather interesting. Thoughtful speculation is always useful because it trains us to prepare to the unchartered paths the world is going nowadays.
    Sep 14, 2011. 10:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fears About Europe Dominating Markets (Again) [View article]
    Interesting article. But we've to think about where and when of all of this is happening. For more then 10 years, not only since 2008, the world is not the same. Many can dismiss it, but this time is different. The crisis in U.S. was driven by greed and recklessness from banks and WS surfing the «bonus». The subprime lends ended up transformed in toxic assets that were spread everywhere and at the end unsustainable. In Europe the difference is that sub-primes were facilitated by German and French banks to PIIGS countries not only for real estate speculation but for real needs too. We don't see the same eagerness to profit from borrowers to make «creative» market commercial papers that ultimately will end in worthless forfeiture. What we see, though, is the eagerness of the same profiters to speculate with some otherwise normal sovereign debts.
    Sep 14, 2011. 09:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Even Goldman Sachs Now Expects A Tremendous Financial Collapse [View article]
    Actually the predictions are by GS. Did you read the article?
    Sep 11, 2011. 12:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The World Economy Is Hanging By A Thread [View article]
    Venerability, why not to mention Al-Jazeera altogether? The Jerusalem Post is not the only source either. Haaretz (double circulation numbers than JP) is maybe more necessary to understand the severe intergenerational crisis developing inside Israel. Contrary to the Uain opinion the younger generation in MENA are not so bending to extreme islamic movements and much more inclined to democracy than he presumes. I agree with the fact that convulsions in the area should not be an oversight for traders as they will necessarily involve realignments in the macro geopolitic arena.
    Sep 6, 2011. 01:57 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • September Will Likely Be Bad and May Affect These Undervalued Stocks [View article]
    American exceptionalism does not exist. When all the rest of the world was in rubble as a consequence of WWII and U.S. untouched (besides Pearl Harbour) it was easy to «emerge» as a power. Since then, the rest of the world has come of age and U.S. is being left behind for in-competitiveness. Bush market de-regulation and under-taxation policies plus two cretinous wars started the downtrend. Obama's efforts have just prevented the meltdown in 2009 but the negative support of the economy engendered by the Republicans suicidal cuts pressures will achieve de double dip recession we witness nowadays.
    Sep 6, 2011. 12:13 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • As Bank Of America Goes, So Goes The U.S. [View article]
    Because bankruptcy is a serious thing and a bail out, whatever the magnitude, is not enough. People is not borrowing from banks, even at near zero interest, banks are not lending, so what's the business? No business, banksters are stuck to their billions, without money circulation, no juice to feed them.
    Sep 4, 2011. 07:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Zero. Nothing. Zilch. [View article]
    There is even not a war to come to the rescue. Why there's other countries which succeed?
    Sep 3, 2011. 05:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment