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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.

  • Gold: Resource Sectors Challenges/Opportunities

    Published 03 April 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Recall I hold to the view that 'industry sector executives and operators' are worth paying attention to as they have 'feet on the street' and…

  • Spain: Bank and Economic Update!

    Published 28 March 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Recall that Bankia is the large Spanish bank that was partially nationalized' in 2012, and that received 18 billion euros in new equity funds at…

  • Gold (and Silver): Where From Here?

    Published 28 March 2013 | viewed 0 times

    These days gold and silver seem to attract more attention than pretty much any other commodity, perhaps other than oil, and not a day goes…

  • Cyprus: Bank Deposit Levy - How Important?

    Published 17 March 2013 | viewed 0 times

    This is the first Newsletter I have sent on a Sunday. As you almost certainly know, Cyprus is all over the news today in light…

  • Silver: Will Industrial Uses Increase Significantly

    Published 14 March 2013 | viewed 0 times

    I have always thought, and continue to think, that silver is a more difficult precious metal to 'figure out' than is gold. This is because:…

  • Manufacturing: Coming 3rd Industrial Revolution?

    Published 05 March 2013 | viewed 0 times

    I suggest you take the time to read The Third Industrial Revolution. This comparatively short article discusses how its author believes the Internet, robotics, artificial…

  • U.S.: Sequester and Negative Economics?

    Published 02 March 2013 | viewed 0 times

    I am sending this Newsletter today, Saturday, a departure from my normal practice, because of what I see as the importance of the inability of…

  • Corporate: Recent Mining Company Writedowns

    Published 26 February 2013 | viewed 0 times

    I was asked yesterday, based on my business valuation consulting background, for my views on mining company writedowns following recent announcements by: Barrick Gold Corp.…

  • United States: State of The Union Address

    Published 13 February 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Yesterday I suggested one ought to listen to what President Obama said in last evening's State of The Union address with respect to: whether the…

  • United States: State of The Union - Unemployment - Headed Where?

    Published 12 February 2013 | viewed 0 times

    This evening Eastern Time U.S. President Obama is scheduled to give his annual 'State of the Union' address. Favoured topics are said to be U.S.…

  • United States: Trade Deficit - December and 2012

    Published 11 February 2013 | viewed 0 times

    I have long been saying in this Newsletter that continuing U.S. Net Trade Deficits are a very big deal for the U.S. in the context…

  • Automation: Tomorrow's Manufacturing?

    Published 08 February 2013 | viewed 0 times

    There is more and more discussion of technological change, automation, and what is often resultant labour hour (and hence employee) reductions. For historic interest you…

  • Growth: In the Context of Share Price

    Published 07 February 2013 | viewed 0 times

    If you trade or invest in shares in companies - or have others do that on your behalf - you ought to focus on what…

  • United States (and elsewhere): Understated Inflation Statistics?

    Published 29 January 2013 | viewed 0 times

    A recent article discusses the issue of whether reported inflation (and other reported statistics including economic growth, and unemployment rates) in the United States (and…

  • U.S. Financial Markets: Back to Pre-Crisis Highs!

    Published 28 January 2013 | viewed 0 times

    In the past few days there has been a lot of discussion around the U.S. financial markets having caught up with pre-September 2008 highs, with…

  • World Economy: The Only Certainty is Uncertainty!

    Published 24 January 2013 | viewed 0 times

    In a a recent article titled Companies Prepare for Future that Can't Be Predicted, subtitled 'A Generation of Uncertainty' discusses the question of economic uncertainty…

  • Growth: The Trillion Dollar Question

    Published 23 January 2013 | viewed 0 times

    The importance of GDP growth to world and country-specific economic well-being cannot be over-emphasized. Even more importantly the recognition that GDP growth is stated in…

  • Junior Mining: Don't Underestimate The Importance of Cash

    Published 22 January 2013 | viewed 0 times

    If you participate in the junior exploration company space I trust you are well aware of how highly speculative a venture that is - what…

  • China: Slowest Growth in 13 Years

    Published 18 January 2013 | viewed 0 times

    A report this morning says that China's 2012 GDP growth was 7.8%, with year/year Q4 2012 GDP growth of 7.9%. There are a number of…

  • United States: Debt Ceiling, Credit Rating

    Published 16 January 2013 | viewed 0 times

    A report yesterday said that both Fitch and Moody's have a negative view on the U.S. economic outlook, and that Fitch has warned that if…