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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.

  • How You Store It

    Published 20 August 2010 | viewed 0 times

    Everyone with any sense wants to keep some physical gold and silver at home, but no one with any sense wants to keep too much…

  • The Low-Interest-Rate Trap

    Published 15 August 2010 | viewed 0 times

    Pretend for a second that you recently retired with a decent amount of money in the bank, and all you have to do is generate…

  • A Taste of Things to Come?

    Published 11 August 2010 | viewed 0 times

    For the past couple of decades -- that is, during the parabolic phase of the global credit bubble -- the financial markets have responded to…

  • Sebastian Mallaby: 'Nobody Would Know Whom or What to Trust'

    Published 02 August 2010 | viewed 0 times

    Here's another take on the inflation/deflation debate from Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow and Financial Times columnist Sebastian Mallaby: Forget Jesus and ask the…

  • We Could Really Use Some Good News

    Published 16 July 2010 | viewed 0 times

    Normally, the consumer sentiment number that comes out each month seems like a piece of media fluff, far less substantial than, say, housing starts or…

  • Why We're Ungovernable

    Published 14 July 2010 | viewed 0 times

    For the first time in 250 years, politics has become irrelevant. Not uninteresting or unimportant; obviously the way a society organizes itself matters to its…

  • Another Take on Munis as the Next Big Short

    Published 12 July 2010 | viewed 0 times

    Here's a piece on municipal bonds by Rich Bookstaber, an SEC adviser and author of Demon of Our Own Design, a well-received book on derivatives.…

  • Classic Videos: Niall Ferguson on America's Death Spiral

    Published 08 July 2010 | viewed 0 times

    In this recent CNN interview, Harvard Professor Niall Ferguson predicts that, barring a radical change in policy, "nasty fiscal arithmetic" will send the U.S. into…

  • Are We Sure States Can't Declare Bankruptcy?

    Published 04 July 2010 | viewed 0 times

    Saturday's New York Times has an article on Illinois' finances that is must reading for anyone who thinks the U.S. has turned the corner. The…

  • Classic Videos: Retirement Armageddon

    Published 19 June 2010 | viewed 0 times

    Here's a wake-up call from Gary North of the Ludwig von Mises Institute on why our idea of retirement will turn out to be a…

  • Deeply Disturbing, For Different Reasons

    Published 16 June 2010 | viewed 0 times

    A couple of articles appeared today that couldn't be more different in tone, content, or point of view, but dovetail in a really disturbing way.…

  • State Pensions: I'll Buy Your Bonds if You Buy Mine

    Published 31 May 2010 | viewed 0 times

    Here's a study from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management that ties in nicely with the muni bond collapse / federal bailout of the states…

  • Munis About to Blow Up

    Published 24 May 2010 | viewed 0 times

    So I'm sitting here trying to turn a pile of (mostly terrifying) data on muni bonds into a post that explains why this is the…

  • The Best Volatility Play

    Published 19 April 2010 | viewed 0 times

    Take a look at the chart below, and note the unnaturally smooth 80% decline. Kind of makes you think "imminent bankruptcy". But now consider that…

  • Time to Get Short: Part II

    Published 16 April 2010 | viewed 0 times

    Signs of a top are accumulating. Here's survey of the market's happy mood from Wednesday's Financial Times (love the first line): Irrational equanimity is back.…

  • Now Start Watching Interest Rates

    Published 05 April 2010 | viewed 3,503 times

    The phase change happened almost imperceptibly. One month we're shedding jobs and agonizing over a long list of insolvent European countries and US states --…

  • Collapsing Spreads and Booming Junk: Time to Get Short

    Published 30 March 2010 | viewed 1,512 times

    Looks like the past year's borrowing and printing are finally paying off. Junk bonds are setting records and emerging stock markets are booming. See this…

  • Art of the Collapse

    Published 23 March 2010 | viewed 1,495 times

    Extreme times spawn interesting art. From the Great Depression, Brother Can You Spare a Dime, Grapes of Wrath, We're in the Money, and about a…

  • The Boredom Before the Storm (Time to Buy Volatility)

    Published 17 March 2010 | viewed 1,029 times

    As eventful as the past few months have been (what with Greece, California, Illinois, Iran, the Lehman Brothers revelations, U.S./China trade friction, and record deficits…

  • The Difference a Printing Press Makes: Part 2

    Published 11 March 2010 | viewed 2,107 times

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