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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.

  • Classic Videos: Ron Paul During the Last Election

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    Published 23 February 2010 | viewed 2,026 times

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  • Classic Videos: Hyperinflation Nation Part 1/3

    Published 22 February 2010 | viewed 2,247 times

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  • Redoing the Kitchen While the House Burns Down

    Published 15 February 2010 | viewed 3,226 times

    Wall Street Journal columnist Thomas Frank is by far the most interesting part of that paper's dull gray Op Ed page. Back in January he…

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    Published 09 February 2010 | viewed 2,969 times

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  • What Does Japan's Implosion Mean For the Rest of Us?

    Published 26 January 2010 | viewed 4,316 times

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  • Sharks in Offshore Waters, Part Three

    Published 25 January 2010 | viewed 3,271 times

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    Published 20 January 2010 | viewed 3,900 times

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    Published 20 January 2010 | viewed 2,840 times

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  • Sharks in Offshore Waters, Part One

    Published 15 January 2010 | viewed 2,434 times

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    Published 12 January 2010 | viewed 3,876 times

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    Published 10 January 2010 | viewed 2,566 times

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    Published 06 January 2010 | viewed 2,756 times

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    Published 03 January 2010 | viewed 2,921 times

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    Published 27 December 2009 | viewed 7,202 times

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    Published 20 December 2009 | viewed 2,856 times

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    Published 09 December 2009 | viewed 4,036 times

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