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Alex Wallenwein

Alex Wallenwein

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010

  • A Monkey Wrench ... In the Fed's Gears

    Published 16 October 2005 | viewed 5,445 times

    What are the Fed's "gears"? Its policy goal of keeping long rates low by raising short rates to control inflation expectations. What's the "monkey wrench"?…

  • Gold Stocks - or Gold STACKS?

    Published 09 October 2005 | viewed 4,125 times

    Gold powers ahead and its paper-derivatives, mining stocks, lag behind - once again. Same story as last year - or is it? Which should you…

  • Gold: No Longer Euro's Copilot

    Published 21 September 2005 | viewed 4,750 times

    Gold had a great run these last few days. It actually sagged a bit toward the middle of last week, but then came roaring on…

  • The Dollar's Iron Ceiling

    Published 09 September 2005 | viewed 5,128 times

    The dollar has some major problems, not the least of which is that it has nowhere left to go. Of course, there's nothing new about…

  • Dow(n) Jones?

    Published 28 August 2005 | viewed 5,226 times

    So many investors' hopes and dreams ride on the Dow, who would want to let them fall by the wayside? Well, there's old "Mr. Market,"…

  • China: From Revolution to Revaluation

    Published 25 July 2005 | viewed 4,111 times

    Lenin and Mao may be dead - but Communism isn't. Living proof: China. Communist China is the big darling of the world now, with a…

  • A Single Global Currency?

    Published 09 July 2005 | viewed 8,481 times

    Sure, why not. But, only if it's Gold and Silver Bullion! Introduction Reinventing the Wheel The Advantages of Bullion As Global Currency The 'Medium and…

  • Inflation: Myth and (Stark) Reality!

    Published 01 July 2005 | viewed 5,130 times

    Don't you feel good that our Great White Father at the Federal Reserve Bank has tamed inflation for us? Just think back of the horrible…

  • China's Dirty Trick

    Published 24 June 2005 | viewed 5,116 times

    Everybody's scared of the big bad Chinese wolf - but the wolf is running on illusory fuel. Not that China's world competitors are running on…

  • A Gold-Euro Bust!

    Published 17 June 2005 | viewed 5,366 times

    Does this title confuse you? I'll bet it does, because in the minds of most gold investors it seems backwards. To most, it should read:…

  • All that Euro-Hullabaloo ...

    Published 05 June 2005 | viewed 5,332 times

    First, the French vote "no" to the proposed EU constitution. Then the Dutch vote "no" - and now everybody is all up in arms. Why?…

  • Greenspan's Inflation-Wedgie

    Published 31 May 2005 | viewed 7,174 times

    Is Fed Policy a Bathroom Joke? Actions of US monetary authorities have been inviting comments that increasingly drift toward the unappetizing, of late. If you…

  • GOLD: Bullion vs. Shares

    Published 19 May 2005 | viewed 5,653 times

    Is it time to bail out of shares? Many gold shares owners are pulling their hairs out every morning in front of their computers. "Those…

  • Of New Indians and Golden Buffalo

    Published 15 May 2005 | viewed 4,040 times

    Will the Dollar Go the Way of the Buffalo? No, it won't. It already has. As the original buffalo have been replaced with genetically engineered,…

  • What's Bugging Gold-Bugs?

    Published 10 May 2005 | viewed 5,765 times

    What's wrong with this picture? A train pulls into the station. There are a bunch of gold bugs riding it, waiting for it to take…

  • The Econo-Matrix

    Published 26 April 2005 | viewed 7,972 times

    In the financial world we live in, nothing is as it seems anymore - except for one thing: We are all operating under the same…

  • Only the Strong Have Weak Currencies!

    Published 19 April 2005 | viewed 5,074 times

    In this seemingly nonsensical environment of competitive currency devaluations, everything is turned on its head. Under normal conditions, a strong economy would be expected to…

  • Tariffs, Schmariffs ... and then GOLD

    Published 13 April 2005 | viewed 4,547 times

    Congress is about to do China a huge favor - unwittingly. It is also about to cause the dollar to further drop in the forex…

  • No Gold Manipulation, Right?

    Published 04 April 2005 | viewed 5,648 times

    I have no idea why no one has done this yet. Maybe someone did, and I missed it. That's very likely, judging from the amount…

  • The Dollar is a Risky Scheme

    Published 13 March 2005 | viewed 5,065 times

    The fiat-dollar is a confidence game. No more, no less. At its core, its "value" is based on nothing other than the confidence that it…