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Ian Campbell

Ian Campbell

Contributor since: 01 Apr 2011


Through his www.BusinessTransitionSimplified.com website and his Business Transition & Valuation Review newsletter Ian R. Campbell shares his perspectives on business transition, business valuation and world economic and financial markets influences on those two topics. A recognized business valuation and transition authority, he founded Toronto based Campbell Valuation Partners Limited (1976). He currently is working to bring his business valuation and transition experience to both business owners and their advisors in our new economic, business and financial markets normal.

  • The American Dream? More Stimulus?

    Published 15 July 2011 | viewed 0 times

    The American Dream? So, what is happening to the American Dream? I suggest you read two articles published yesterday titled, 'Outcasts: Tonight Tens of Thousands…

  • Dominoes

    Published 13 July 2011 | viewed 0 times

    On Monday morning, in advance of seeing any report arising from the emergency meeting called by the European Council President, I read two articles that…

  • Interview - Peru Politics and Economy

    Published 11 July 2011 | viewed 0 times

    There is a lot of interest among those who hold shares in mining companies (and likely shares in companies in other sectors) that operate in…

  • Terrorism!

    Published 08 July 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Yesterday evening it was all over both the American and Canadian news that Al Qaeda was thought to have developed a way to place explosives…

  • Lithium Cartel?

    Published 07 July 2011 | viewed 0 times

    A recent article says that Argentina, the world's largest lithium producer, will consider creating an OPEC model cartel for lithium in combination with Bolivia and…

  • December 30, 2011 Forecast - Updated to July 5

    Published 06 July 2011 | viewed 0 times

    In a December 30, 2010 e-mail commentary I set out how I then saw things unfolding economically in 2011, and in some cases beyond. On…

  • Failed States Index

    Published 01 July 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Listen to this commentary While there is no universally accepted definition of a 'failed state', that term is said to be used to describe a…

  • Peru - Gold

    Published 29 June 2011 | viewed 0 times

    I have frequently commented that 'country, and in some cases state-specific and province-specific, political and economic risk' profiles are critically important when researching and assessing…

  • On Gold Bugs!

    Published 27 June 2011 | viewed 0 times

    An article yesterday titled 'Taking Issue with Some Gold Bugs' - reading time 4 minutes - is written by Jordan Roy-Byrne of The Daily Gold…

  • Bernanke - Concern?

    Published 24 June 2011 | viewed 0 times

    When Ben Bernanke was appointed the Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve in early 2006 I then said he was the person that lost the…

  • The Monk Debates: China

    Published 23 June 2011 | viewed 0 times

    I am seeing, as I am sure you are, an ever increasing amount of media coverage on China's ability to sustain its growth in the…

  • Greek Unemployment and GDP

    Published 10 June 2011 | viewed 0 times

    The officially reported U.S. unemployment rate currently is 9.1%, and is frequently said by pundits to be at about 20% if all those Americans who…

  • Canada's Royal Bank Divestiture?

    Published 07 June 2011 | viewed 0 times

    The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) purchased Centura Banks, headquartered in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, in mid-2001 for U.S.$2.3 billion (then Cdn$3.5 billion). Centura Banks,…

  • A Must Read: Fiat Currency or Gold?

    Published 31 May 2011 | viewed 0 times

    If you follow the price of physical gold then I recommend - in the strongest of terms - that you read Another Volcker Moment at…

  • Euro Doom Scenario Beginning?

    Published 26 May 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Several articles and much media coverage over the past few days are pointing to what appears to me to be inexorable progress toward an escalating…

  • Game Over - Important Read

    Published 20 May 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Yesterday I found an interview titled 'Game Over: U.S. Wins, Says Mark Lapolla, But Future To See Very Little Growth'. It took me about 45…

  • Bin Laden - Prophetic?

    Published 11 May 2011 | viewed 0 times

    An article published May 7 titled 'In Death Osama bin Laden Causes Another War' - reading time 3 minutes - includes a number of statements…

  • Net Trade Deficits - A Leading Indicator of U.S. Economic Woes!

    Published 27 April 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Many people think the root cause of the current U.S. economic problems is the sub-mortgage debacle. I certainly think that is a major contributor both…

  • Gold and Silver - What's Driving Their Prices?

    Published 21 April 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Gold and Silver continued making headline news yesterday and this morning, with everyone reading this likely being well aware that both breached, and so far…

  • Gold - Inflation Hedge?

    Published 20 April 2011 | viewed 0 times

    A recent article asks (and I think answers) the question "Is Gold Really An Inflation Hedge?" - reading time 3 minutes. The article includes charts…