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John Rubino

John Rubino

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010


John Rubino edits DollarCollapse.com and has authored or co-authored five books, including The Money Bubble: What To Do Before It Pops, Clean Money: Picking Winners in the Green Tech Boom, The Collapse of the Dollar and How to Profit From It, and How to Profit from the Coming Real Estate Bust. After earning a Finance MBA from New York University, he spent the 1980s on Wall Street, as a currency trader, equity analyst and junk bond analyst. During the 1990s he was a featured columnist with TheStreet.com and a frequent contributor to Individual Investor, Online Investor, and Consumers Digest, among many other publications. He now writes for CFA Magazine.

  • Europe's Turn Again

    Published 10 March 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Europe has been pretty quiet lately. But apparently that was an illusion. The Eurozone's slide down the slippery slope continues, but because the current stage…

  • Time to Short the Restaurant Chains?

    Published 21 February 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Over the past year I've suggested shorting the for-profit education stocks, muni bonds, US Treasury bonds, and junk bonds. And so far, not so good.…

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    Published 16 February 2011 | viewed 0 times

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  • Inflation's Real Victims: Quality, Honesty, Character

    Published 26 January 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Bloomberg reports that China Fines Wal-Mart, Carrefour for Misleading Prices China's top economic planner ordered Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Carrefour SA to be fined for…

  • 'Bring us Sugar!' US Inflation and the Rest of the World

    Published 08 January 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Yesterday I set up a Google alert for "inflation," expecting to turn up the occasional article on monetary policy and such. Instead I got deluged…

  • One Last Look at State and Local Finances

    Published 04 January 2011 | viewed 0 times

    The slow-motion state and local train wreck is becoming old news before it even happens. So this is our last look at the subject for…

  • The Politics of the Blue State Bankruptcy

    Published 13 December 2010 | viewed 0 times

    Today's Wall Street Journal has a short piece by American Interest editor Walter Russell Mead on how November's election changed things for California, Illinois, and…

  • Fed Critics Go Mainstream

    Published 03 December 2010 | viewed 0 times

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  • How to Short Munis

    Published 22 November 2010 | viewed 0 times

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  • Maybe Politics Does Matter

    Published 17 November 2010 | viewed 0 times

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  • Now Start Watching Interest Rates, Part 3

    Published 12 November 2010 | viewed 0 times

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  • Competitive Devaluation, Stage One: Friends Bickering

    Published 09 November 2010 | viewed 0 times

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  • The Coming Non-Linear World

    Published 07 November 2010 | viewed 0 times

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  • Will Bailing Out the States Tank the Dollar?

    Published 03 November 2010 | viewed 0 times

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  • Mainstream Money Manager Sees $10,000 Gold

    Published 01 November 2010 | viewed 0 times

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  • Book Review: Boomergeddon

    Published 25 October 2010 | viewed 0 times

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  • Art of the Collapse

    Published 21 October 2010 | viewed 0 times

    These just hit my mailbox. They're from the extensive portfolio of illustrator David Dees, and pretty much speak for themselves:  

  • Now Start Watching Interest Rates, Part 2

    Published 06 October 2010 | viewed 0 times

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  • Pensions: Even Worse Than They Seem

    Published 18 September 2010 | viewed 0 times

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  • Junk Bond ETFs: Another Big Short

    Published 22 August 2010 | viewed 0 times

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