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John Ing

John Ing

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010

  • Gold - A Mad Tea Party

    Published 22 July 2005 | viewed 4,598 times

    'Not the same thing a bit!' said the Hatter. 'You might just as well say that "I see what I eat" is the same thing…

  • Gold: Be Careful What You Wish For

    Published 24 May 2005 | viewed 7,738 times

    Rumblings of troubles at some of the biggest hedge funds raised fears of market contagion, particularly following the downgrades to junk status of former icons,…

  • Gold: Debt - Supersize Me

    Published 19 April 2005 | viewed 9,585 times

    America faces "huge imbalances, disequilibria and risks". "If we can believe the numbers, personal savings in the United States have practically disappeared....and the nation is…

  • Gold: The Debt Trap

    Published 01 March 2005 | viewed 18,311 times

    Deflation was yesterday's crisis. Economic growth is today's. What is tomorrow's? We believe that it could be America's large and growing record debt load. In…

  • Musings: China's Contradictions

    Published 21 December 2004 | viewed 3,692 times

    Having returned from a seven-day whirlwind trip to China which took me from Xi'an to Zhuhai, I was struck by the contradictions in China. On…

  • Gold: Four More Years

    Published 21 December 2004 | viewed 4,398 times

    The election in America is now history. Politicians and investors alike can confront the real problems of deficits, oil prices and a hostile geopolitical climate.…

  • Gold: China Inc.

    Published 23 October 2004 | viewed 4,769 times

    Metal trading giant, China Minmetals Corp. bid for Canada's biggest mining company, Noranda Inc., reflects less China's voracious appetite for commodities and more China Inc.'s…

  • Gold: The End of Cheap Money

    Published 20 August 2004 | viewed 4,450 times

    The Fed's subsidization of the American economy is over. The era of cheap money is at an end. Interest rates have ratcheted up again in…

  • Gold: The China Syndrome

    Published 14 May 2004 | viewed 6,576 times

    Gold lost more than $50 an ounce this month, in large part due to worries that China will cool off its current torrid pace. Investors…

  • Gold: The Benign Neglect of The Dollar

    Published 11 March 2004 | viewed 4,089 times

    The question: what can we believe? Before going to war against Saddam Hussein a year ago, George Bush told us he was certain that the…

  • Gold - The Implications of a China-centric World

    Published 22 December 2003 | viewed 3,987 times

    Gold broke through $400 per ounce driven by investor concerns over the health of the US balance sheet, weakened by the most stimulative set of…

  • Gold: Guns, Not Butter

    Published 06 October 2003 | viewed 3,814 times

    "But let it never be forgotten: Peace will come also because America sent her sons to help secure it". "I wish - with all my…

  • Gold: Double Bubble, Toil And Trouble

    Published 22 August 2003 | viewed 4,431 times

    The War in Iraq has become more costly in terms of lives and money unlike the Persian Gulf War whose $60 billion cost was underwritten…

  • Gold: It Ain't Over Till It's Over

    Published 17 April 2003 | viewed 4,046 times

    " The good news is we have Iraq. The bad news is we have Iraq." - David Letterman So that was war. In only its…

  • Gold: That 70's Show

    Published 04 March 2003 | viewed 4,740 times

    Gold is a barometer of investor anxiety. Last year gold was the leading asset class gaining 25 percent, outperforming all the world's stock markets, major…

  • In Gold We Trust: The New Money

    Published 18 September 2002 | viewed 3,967 times

    There is widespread belief that gold's recent non-performance was attributable to a stronger dollar, stock market rally, and/or central bank manipulation. While it is true…