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Doug Wakefield

Doug Wakefield

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010

  • Second Verse, Same as the First

    Published 18 July 2006 | viewed 5,614 times

    Many media pundits tell us that the markets may be down for the moment, but that we shouldn't worry or be bothered by bearish arguments,…

  • The Omnipotent Fed: If I Ever Lose My Faith in You

    Published 01 July 2006 | viewed 3,949 times

    The following is an excerpt of our June newsletter. The entire newsletter is offered at no cost to those who subscribe through our website. by…

  • Modest Proposals

    Published 13 June 2006 | viewed 3,288 times

    by Doug Wakefield with Ben Hill The most interesting combination of speakers, at the Conference of Monetary Research and Education, held in New York this…

  • Between Two Worlds

    Published 01 June 2006 | viewed 5,127 times

    [The following is an excerpt of our May newsletter. The entire newsletter is offered at no cost to those who subscribe through our website] by…

  • The Fable of the CEO, the Short Seller, and the Chairman

    Published 17 May 2006 | viewed 4,703 times

    By Doug Wakefield with Ben Hill As former Enron executive Ken Lay has recently taken the stand in his defense, we are reminded yet again…

  • Losers: Why We Invest With Them

    Published 02 May 2006 | viewed 3,616 times

    [The following is an excerpt of our April newsletter. The entire newsletter is offered at no cost to those who subscribe through out website.] By…

  • Behind Closed Doors

    Published 22 April 2006 | viewed 5,071 times

    In bull markets, we often look for people to support our bullishness rather than those whose understanding of markets is far deeper than our own.…

  • The (Rude) Awakening

    Published 07 April 2006 | viewed 12,860 times

    Last week, a friend sent me a link to a Saturday Night Live (SNL) skit, wherein they present a "new consumer credit program." It's called,…

  • The Investor's Mind: Anticipating Trends Through the Lens of History

    Published 26 March 2006 | viewed 5,323 times

    Oil and Water Do Not Mix By Doug Wakefield with Ben Hill [The following is the first five pages of our March newsletter. The entire…

  • The Investor's Mind: Anticipating Trends through the Lens of History

    Published 02 March 2006 | viewed 9,832 times

    The Iran Oil Bourse by Doug Wakefield with Ben Hill [The following is the first 3 pages of our February Newsletter. The entire newsletter is…

  • Hard-wired to Fail: Why We Need Contrarian Managers

    Published 18 February 2006 | viewed 4,554 times

    "A mutual fund's past performance, which is the first feature that investors consider when choosing a fund, doesn't predict future performance. Funds buy expensive ads…

  • Wanted: Excellent Managers, Storm Experience Required

    Published 04 February 2006 | viewed 4,335 times

    I watch in amazement the bullish rhetoric that continues to come from the mouths of our political and financial establishments, while the cold hard facts…

  • The Nikkei: Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Published 20 December 2005 | viewed 5,050 times

    Recently, a friend of mine told me about the timing newsletter to which he subscribes. Evidently, it had recently recommended Japan as a great play.…

  • 1987 Redux

    Published 01 November 2005 | viewed 10,319 times

    The following is an excerpt from an industry research (white) paper that I am writing. I anticipate releasing it in November. Market internals continue to…

  • Heavy Clouds, No Rain

    Published 20 August 2005 | viewed 6,484 times

    "He looked in the sky but he looked in vain Heavy clouds, but no rain" -- Sting "Because the market has not dropped sharply, it…

  • An Asset Allocator's Nightmare

    Published 05 August 2005 | viewed 7,473 times

    In April of this year I attended a conference hosted by Altegris in La Jolla, California. With the wealth of investment experience and expertise, for…

  • Surfing the Tsunami

    Published 23 July 2005 | viewed 6,576 times

    In December 2004 we watched the devastating impact of a Tsunami. For those living away from the area, what we saw, horrifying as it was,…

  • A High Wall

    Published 22 June 2005 | viewed 6,752 times

    Solomon once wrote, "A rich man's wealth is his strong city, and like a high wall in his own imagination," and surely he was right.…

  • When the Big Boys Buy

    Published 21 June 2005 | viewed 7,646 times

    Imagine owning a stock that you find out Warren Buffet is about to buy or learning that the property next to your raw land had…

  • Is Investing A Crapshoot?

    Published 11 June 2005 | viewed 5,065 times

    When markets go sideways for a few weeks, we are tempted to believe that there is no risk. Reinforcing our complacency, economists and gurus espouse…