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David Shvartsman

David Shvartsman

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010

  • Europe's $1 Trillion Bailout and a New World Currency

    Published 14 May 2010 | viewed 0 times

    When the news of Europe's unprecedented $1 trillion bailout package was announced last weekend, the storyline behind this "solution" to the sovereign debt crisis seemed…

  • Whats the True State of State Finances?

    Published 15 January 2010 | viewed 1,679 times

    US states are in rather poor shape, financially speaking, and California's latest debt downgrade has shined a light on this topic once again. This brings…

  • Gold Rises to New Record Price

    Published 07 October 2009 | viewed 1,753 times

    Image courtesy of Bullion Vault Certainly one of the biggest stories of yesterday's market action is carrying over to today; gold's breakout to new record…

  • Buffett's Successor + Woodstock for Capitalists

    Published 02 May 2009 | viewed 1,771 times

    It's that time again: this weekend a boatload of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A, BRK.B) shareholders will descend on Omaha to attend the annual Berkshire shareholders' meeting…

  • On PPIP and Geithners Amazing Power Grab

    Published 26 March 2009 | viewed 1,964 times

    Well, were do we start? On the subjects of the toxic-assets plan/public-private investment partnership ("PPIP") and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's latest power grab, it's difficult…

  • AIG Funnels Taxpayer Funds to Counterparties

    Published 16 March 2009 | viewed 1,937 times

    The morning's headline at MarketWatch reads, "AIG details $105 billion in payouts", but it might as well read, "AIG funnels taxpayer funds to counterparties". Well,…

  • Clean Money - John Rubino: Book Review

    Published 05 February 2009 | viewed 2,187 times

    Clean Money by John Rubino 2009. 1st Edition. 274 pages. Hoboken, New Jersey John Wiley & Sons. The bouyant stock market environment of the past…

  • Singing the Middle Class Blues

    Published 28 January 2009 | viewed 2,516 times

    In yesterday's post on Gerald Celente's FSN interview, I called attention to Celente's views on the struggling middle class and the ongoing trend towards "squeezing…

  • A Bear Market in Crude Oil

    Published 15 January 2009 | viewed 3,143 times

    Crude oil was off as much as 10 percent during Thursday's trading on the NYMEX, before closing the session 5 percent lower at $35.40. Reuters…

  • The Great "Bear Market Rally" Post

    Published 10 December 2008 | viewed 6,042 times

    So, the question before us today is: "are we due for a bear market rally in shares?". Let me say up front that I have…

  • Seasoned Investors Search for Values

    Published 29 October 2008 | viewed 3,611 times

    As we mentioned yesterday in, "Are we too bearish?", today's post focuses on areas of investment that are starting to look attractive to seasoned investors.…

  • Marc Faber on Bloomberg TV

    Published 21 October 2008 | viewed 8,811 times

    Marc Faber joined Bloomberg TV yesterday for an extended guest interview segment. While the emphasis of Bloomberg's story was on Marc's view of the stock…

  • US Faces Recession, Bernanke's Stimulus

    Published 20 October 2008 | viewed 2,576 times

    I don't want to start off this week's posts with the usual comparisons of our current economic climate to the Great Depression, but we do…

  • Review: Profit from the Peak

    Published 15 August 2008 | viewed 1,879 times

    Are we nearing the end of the Oil Age? Is the end of a cheap fossil fuel era at hand? How will we make the…

  • Responding to Bear Market Conditions

    Published 06 August 2008 | viewed 2,727 times

    We talked about the continuing global bear market in equities on Monday, but there was an important corollary to this discussion that was not addressed…

  • Features of the Week

    Published 23 May 2008 | viewed 1,819 times

    Warren Buffett goes to Europe, private equity jaunts through Africa, and investors venture into Cambodia. All this and much more in our, "Features of the…

  • Features of the Week

    Published 09 May 2008 | viewed 1,266 times

    Lots of energy related news in this week's "Features", and plenty more besides... 1. Oil climbs above $126, as commodities benefit from dollar flight. 2.…

  • Features of the Week

    Published 18 April 2008 | viewed 1,235 times

    Credit crisis (a dwindling or growing problem?), banks vs. trading exchanges, Uranium, a commodities bubble or lack thereof, the future of capitalism, plus interviews with…

  • On Rising Food Prices

    Published 15 April 2008 | viewed 1,589 times

    You've probably noticed the recent spate of articles and news stories documenting the rise in global food prices. If you've been out shopping for food…

  • Platinum and Palladium Revisited

    Published 06 March 2008 | viewed 2,143 times

    Platinum and palladium have been on fire the past couple months, as you probably know. We've recently highlighted platinum's surge here with some brief article…