Monthly May, 2011

Commodities Are Still the Place to Be

The News is Generally Negative One reads much in the financial news currently about the global slowdown, about the European Debt Crisis, about inflation in China, about Japan’s difficulties, and so much more bad news. One has to wonder why the stock market has shown such strength since March 2009. Is this the first time...

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Gold – Buy Junior Stocks?

Recent Mania for the metal Silver In the recent mania for silver, gold quite surprisingly has become almost forgotten. We have gotten used to the metal trading at $1,500 per oz, and it has become somewhat humdrum. Silver zoomed beyond reason, then plummeted as exchanges grew fearful of another meltdown and as a result raised...

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The China Conundrum – How it Could Affect the Commodity Cycle

My last two blogs mentioned the unknowns regarding China. It seems that I am not the only one thinking along those lines. In the newspapers last weekend, there were columns devoted to China. The Issue Everyone assumes that China is the key driving force in the world regarding commodity demand, import / export transactions, currency...

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The Debts of Nations and The Commodity Cycle

In the previous blog, I discussed the insoluble problem of worldwide debt. There are a number of issues in this topic that space prevented me from mentioning. Simply Arrest the Debt One of my contentions has been that simply arresting the rise in debt, and moderating expenditures by the National Governments would go a long...

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The Commodity Cycle & the New York Hard Asset Show

The New York Hard Asset Show Each year I attend the New York Hard Asset show in early May. As the name suggests, it is a gathering of people that think investments in paper currency are less preferable than investments in hard assets. The gathering is a mix of Letter Writers trying to illustrate their...

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The Price of Silver Collapses, The Mania of The Markets Continues with the Latest and the Greatest

Fear and Herd Mentality Rule the Markets During last week, the price of silver plummeted. How should we react? My first comment is “fear not”. The stock market works in strange ways with mania and rushing to the latest and the greatest trade ruling the short term price of whatever is the current rage of...

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Capitalism Needs Tweaking–Point #7 of 10 Self Insurance & Investor Safety

Will America Recover? Of Course ! I have long maintained that the inherent strengths of American and Western societies would prevail in the long run, and that we are currently in the trough leading to the next big wave of prosperity. The rights of property law, the basic belief in the freedom of the individual,...

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Some Perspective on the US National Debt

US Debt I usually find numbers easy to grasp, yet the sheer scale of the numbers being tossed around referring to US debt and interest on that debt are so immense that they are hard to comprehend. I am posting a link to a You Tube video that puts these numbers in perspective. I urge...

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