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  • Several Geopolitical Events That Could Prove Negative For The Dollar And Bullish For Gold - Part 3 [View article]
    It looks like this discussion could be contained in Red Skelton's " It don't look right to me, I don't know what it is....but it don't look right"
    Mar 31, 2014. 11:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Finance Cannot Be Controlled [View article]
    If you stand back from this, it looks like there is no basis for the dollar other than volume; the concept of value has faded; Bitcoin (or any similar concept) is a better concept; volume can be set at any size, instantly, an is therefore able to accommodate any movement of demand. Wheeee!
    Dec 20, 2013. 12:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • China Vs. USA: And The Winner Is... [View article]
    There is always a risk involved when one starts to believe one's own BS. We Canucks are a good example!
    Dec 7, 2013. 11:13 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bitcoin Part 2: Valuation? [View article]
    Bitcoins could be valued in terms of, say, tulips. This would provide a sound link with history...(see Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Krauts (Crowds.))...well not Tulips then, how about a modern tech thing like CPU chips ~ they have a steady market, evolve slowly, used universally, have a near saturated market etc.
    Nov 13, 2013. 10:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Follow Up To 'Blackstone Hits A Home Run!' [View article]
    I like " a new and innovative piece of financial engineering" to describe this building block of sound financial management!
    Great write-up as usual.
    Nov 5, 2013. 11:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold To Rally? 'No' Says India [View article]
    Non-satiety is a feature of the banking system and Ben ha overlooked it.
    Jul 24, 2013. 10:27 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Rising physical demand for gold (GLD -0.8%) is "price responsive, and not price setting," says Goldman, remaining bearish on the yellow metal. Improving economic activity, less accommodative monetary policy, and higher real rates are the driving factors and they all say gold is headed lower, perhaps nearing triple digits by the end of next year. [View news story]
    It seems to me that most 'economic' activity ~( based on 'taking in each other's laundry' , ~ clever manipulation of the forex, ~manufacture of new washing machines ( cell phones, notepads etc), ~ high pressure hype in the Wall Street casino )~ is simply busy work to distract us from the 'bankers' siphoning off 85 billion bucks per month.
    If we ever realize that " there's a sucker born every minute", and the corollary, " that sucker is us", there will be a bunch of angry, homeless, poor puppies out there!
    Jun 24, 2013. 12:32 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold Vs. Coca-Cola [View article]
    The article shows that the real investment is in the fact that Timmy is being paid for 'hot air', much like our Canadian Senators.
    Apr 28, 2013. 11:10 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold gets a sniff of $1,600, gaining 1% in minutes to $1,596/oz., with traders noting one buyer taking down 5.7K 1-month gold futures contracts as stoking the move. GLD +1% premarket. Silver comes along for the ride, SLV +1.1%[View news story]
    I know that I keep whining about a gold standard, but it has to come; one can only buy and sell using toilet tissue until the demand for tt starts to fall, after all you can only have so much....
    Napoleon pointed the gold standard stuff years ago, and he was a smart cookie.
    Mar 12, 2013. 11:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cruise Lines Into 2013 - Royal Caribbean Strongly Undervalued Compared With Peers [View article]
    Excellent analysis, very well done, great format etc
    Mar 1, 2013. 11:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Gold Finished? [View article]
    These arguments are well founded somewhat primitive. Reminds me of watching the "Quest for Fire" picture some years ago; the players were valid and had incorrectly included time series to their cross section analysis of events. This is the same paradigm that trapped the NBER back in the 50's. Ho Hum
    Feb 23, 2013. 11:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Beveridge Curve: Where's Unemployment Heading? [View article]
    Finally I have been shown the effects using the discouraged worker as a factor in the UE statistic. Now, where is the "disabled" worker statistic?
    May 7, 2012. 09:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 'Civilized People Don't Buy Gold' [View article]
    I hope that the US implements a two currency system; this would be most interesting for an old economist, myself, to watch. It would be logical to do so and the Corporations would give full backing (votes).
    May 6, 2012. 12:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold: The Ultimate Secular Stock Market Hedge [View article]
    I have this free floating anxiety about fiat currency that does not have a bench mark, or "numeraire" as Napoleon once mentioned.The US, has printed trillions of dollars since 1971 with no reference to any numeraire. Now, the dollar is facing some value competition in exchange with other currencies; there is no single currency or commodity to enforce relative stability.
    Clearly the US should re-establish some sort of stability ( as they did before by controlling the ownership of gold). This process will, I believe, be some sort of prescription for a double currency, viz, a digitized US domestic currency, and a 'Rest of World'(ROW) using the US dollar based on a set value for gold.
    The result would give absolute control of their domestic economy and tolerable control of the ROW.
    You heard it here first!
    Apr 28, 2012. 12:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Regulatory Dialectic [View article]
    How about "Modern Derivatives - A Comedy" Act II- Rules and Regulations Revisited.
    Apr 23, 2012. 03:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment