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Greg Silberman

Greg Silberman

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010


Greg qualified as the youngest Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) in South Africa in 1998 at 25 years old. After completing his traineeship with Grant Thornton he moved to London where he worked for JP Morgan Chase in their Fixed Income Swaps Division. Sick of the grey skies and cold weather Greg relocated to Atlanta, Georgia where he spent the next 4 years freelancing as a management consultant. His targeted clients were fast growing mid size US based companies and he worked across many industries including credit cards, health insurance and energy trading. Greg has recently returned from Sydney Australia where he spent the last 2½ years working in Equity Derivative Structuring for Perpetual investments a major Australian Asset Management Company.

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    Published 12 March 2008 | viewed 3,361 times

    A fundamental question we get asked a lot is whether forecasting is of any use whatsoever? We think it is, and offer up an intriguing…

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    Published 18 February 2008 | viewed 2,545 times

    In our experience, for any serious move to get underway, the Bond, Commodity and Equity markets have to be aligned. That is about to happen…

  • Juniors Testing the Nerves

    Published 22 January 2008 | viewed 1,554 times

    Juniors will move once a stock market bounce gets underway: Whilst we spend most of our time talking about Gold in US Dollars we often…

  • It's all About the Dollar (again)

    Published 27 December 2007 | viewed 3,788 times

    Even to the casual observer it's now apparent that the financial world is one giant see-saw. On the one side of swing is the once…

  • What The Market Knows

    Published 10 December 2007 | viewed 4,188 times

    As market practitioners we are more concerned with the markets reaction to news than the news itself. Yesterday's announcement that Variable Mortgage resets could be…

  • New York Stock Exchange on the Edge

    Published 21 November 2007 | viewed 3,801 times

    The battle for 12,850 continues! We're writing this article on Wednesday, 21 November 2007 at 11am. By the time you're reading this article the battle…

  • Invest in Small Cap Cheap Stocks

    Published 14 November 2007 | viewed 2,872 times

    Looking for cheap stocks? Consider investing in the depressed US Small Cap sector. As contrarian investors we are always on the lookout for value. When…

  • Whisper Targets for the Amex Gold Bugs Index

    Published 31 October 2007 | viewed 2,450 times

    Shhhhhh! Don't look now but the Amex Gold Bugs Index has blown through resistance at 401 (the May 2006 high) and made a run to…

  • An Unholy Alliance Between Commodities And Bonds

    Published 12 October 2007 | viewed 1,627 times

    The strong positive correlation between Bonds and Commodities is creating an unholy alliance and confusing investors. Strange how markets work! Just when we thought we…

  • Stock Quotes Surge on Prime Interest Rate Cuts

    Published 24 September 2007 | viewed 2,046 times

    The Fed reduced short-term interest rates by 50 basis points on Tuesday. That was 25 basis points more than the market expected and the response…

  • Contrarian Stock Market Investing Guide Part II

    Published 08 September 2007 | viewed 2,812 times

    "The high demand from banks to secure liquidity for the next three months, coupled with their desire not to lend out what liquidity they have,…

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    Published 27 August 2007 | viewed 3,975 times

    We always find it important to test our current market hypothesis against the prevailing market wisdom. Since we are contrarians and tend to run against…

  • Prime Interest Rates and the Market Value of Gold

    Published 16 August 2007 | viewed 2,847 times

    Last week saw the Fed stand pat on rates and the Australian Reserve Bank increase prime interest rates by 0.25%. Stock markets remained nervous and…

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    Published 05 August 2007 | viewed 2,037 times

    The ratio of Oil Stocks to current Crude Oil Prices has been a good indicator of trends in the broader stock market. Since June this…

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    Published 26 July 2007 | viewed 7,220 times

    They say history doesn't repeat it merely rhymes. If that's the case, we may be setting up for a 2007 market crash. Take a look…

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    Published 16 July 2007 | viewed 2,869 times

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    Published 05 July 2007 | viewed 3,532 times

    Article originally submitted to subscribers on 4th July 2007... Oil Stocks are likely to outperform Gold Stocks over the next 6-months which should provide further…

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    Published 26 June 2007 | viewed 2,647 times

    Article originally submitted to subscribers on 24th June 2007... A repricing of the risk inherent in Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDO) is underway with significant implications…

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    Published 16 June 2007 | viewed 2,899 times

    Article originally submitted to subscribers on 13th June 2007... The prospect of higher interest rates looms large. New Zealand increased short-term interest rates to 8%.…

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    Published 05 June 2007 | viewed 3,409 times

    Article originally submitted to subscribers on 3rd June 2007... Here's a significant story that's not getting much play: Chart 1 - 10-yr Bonds breaking below…