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Adrian Ash

Adrian Ash

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010


Formerly City correspondent for The Daily Reckoning in London and head of editorial at the UK's leading financial advisory for private investors, Adrian Ash is the head of research at BullionVault, where you can buy gold today vaulted in Zurich on $3 spreads and 0.8% dealing fees.

  • Dope, Dollars and Deficits

    Published 11 June 2008 | viewed 2,944 times

    "...Take a gun-boat and 1,200 tonnes of opium, and America could close its trade gap with China tomorrow..." DO DEFICITS MATTER? Right around the time…

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    Published 06 June 2008 | viewed 2,501 times

    "The moment we face it frankly we are driven to the conclusion that the community has a right to put a price on the right…

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    Published 04 June 2008 | viewed 3,229 times

    "...Ben Bernanke's speech in Barcelona this week hardly marks a new strong Dollar policy..." BEN BERNANKE put the wind up Dollar bears, Gold bulls and…

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    Published 30 May 2008 | viewed 2,747 times

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    Published 28 May 2008 | viewed 3,717 times

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  • How to Fix Everything

    Published 23 May 2008 | viewed 3,417 times

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  • The Far Out Financial Chemistry Kit

    Published 21 May 2008 | viewed 4,812 times

    "...The fiat-money experiment - along with the financial life-forms and hallucinations it spawned - has broken out of the lab and onto the street..." WHEN…

  • FDIC: The Fed's Deadly Inflation Corp.?

    Published 19 May 2008 | viewed 3,693 times

    "...Apparent defender of US cash savers since the Great Depression, the FDIC wants to see $50bn pumped into the very worst mortgages issued in 2004-2007..."…

  • Inflate Away Debt? Three Lessons from History

    Published 16 May 2008 | viewed 4,367 times

    "...Might the scam work? Can the United States really settle its debt with devalued dollars, free of all historical fall-out...?" "WE CAN PAY ANYBODY by…

  • A Valuable Backstop for Wealthy Investors

    Published 09 May 2008 | viewed 3,054 times

    "...Why are wealthy investors swapping gold futures for physical metal that they own outright...?" A LITTLE LESS than 12 months ago, the world's biggest financial…

  • Inflation, Wages and the Consumer Shutdown of 2008

    Published 08 May 2008 | viewed 3,138 times

    "...Now that cheap money's vanished, where will consumers find enough cash to pay the bills...?" THE CHEAP MONEY BUBBLE might have gone pop. But everywhere…

  • Greenspan's Conundrum Bites Back

    Published 02 May 2008 | viewed 2,894 times

    "...If Washington and the US consumer can't borrow cheap at the long end, then they'll just go to the short end for cheap money instead..."…

  • Second-Guessing the Fed

    Published 01 May 2008 | viewed 3,174 times

    "...'Buy the rumor, sell the news' applies to all markets. Not least when the Fed is committed to reflating housing and stocks..." "EVEN THE CASUAL…

  • Crisis Over, the Old Crisis Returns

    Published 30 April 2008 | viewed 3,029 times

    "...Is the foreign US bond-buyer now going on strike, just when the Treasury needs him to pay for tax rebates, investment bank bail-outs, and the…

  • Weapons of Mass Inflation

    Published 25 April 2008 | viewed 3,618 times

    "...Dark secrets known only to top-level officials; the public good trumping public disclosure; urgent action needed to avert disaster - haven't we been here before...?"…

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    Published 23 April 2008 | viewed 4,140 times

    "...Just like the Bank of England, the US Fed seems to have Britney-sized 'issues' with its core stock-in-trade - money itself..." PROFESSOR TIM BESLEY, one…

  • 40 Years of Inflation, 80 Years of Dow/Gold

    Published 16 April 2008 | viewed 4,637 times

    "...The infamous Dow/Gold Ratio just touched its long-run historic average. So which way next amid the Fed's inflationary melt-up...?" IF WALL STREET STOCKS can surge…

  • Gold, Euros and Risk

    Published 14 April 2008 | viewed 2,796 times

    "...Four charts, one metal, and the whole world wrapped up in trying to price risk and reward in a fast-shrinking currency..." YOU CAN LINK the…

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    Published 11 April 2008 | viewed 3,135 times

    "...A short-back and sides for the value of Sterling - Trim, trim! Snip, snip...!" "ON THE DOWNSIDE," said the Bank of England when it trimmed…

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    Published 09 April 2008 | viewed 5,337 times

    "...The growing call for pan-global government intervention might just throw up a 'Reverse Plaza' sometime soon in the future..." WELL, WHAT A BUSY WEEK for…