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M.A. Nystrom

M.A. Nystrom

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010


M.A. Nystrom is a private investor and consultant currently living near Boston. He earned his MBA from the University of Washington with a specialty in International Marketing. Following his retirement from the US securities industry, he picked up the hobby of web design, a trade he now plies at his big-picture investment oriented websites www.bullnotbull.com and www.depression2.tv.

  • A Cautionary Housing Tale from Japan

    Published 08 September 2006 | viewed 8,481 times

    In the summer of 1990, with my freshly minted Bachelor's degree from the University of Washington, I went off to Japan to make my fortune.…

  • Commodities Review: Break or Bounce Time

    Published 29 August 2006 | viewed 4,332 times

    Close to two months have passed since my last commodities report on July 9th. At that time, gold staging a rebound after its precipitous decline…

  • The Case For a Rising Dollar, Part III: Practice

    Published 14 July 2006 | viewed 4,939 times

    Read Part I here Read Part II here Based on Parts I, and II of this series, and my thoughts over the past few days…

  • The Case For a Rising Dollar, Part II: Theory

    Published 13 July 2006 | viewed 3,966 times

    Read Part I here Synthetic Shorts, the Senior Currency and a System Saturated with Credit Yesterday, I gave a potential reason why the dollar might…

  • Japan and the Case for a Rising Dollar, Part I

    Published 11 July 2006 | viewed 5,481 times

    Falling Markets Before I get onto the main topic, let's take a look at today's (July 10) market activity. Yesterday I suggested that commodity prices…

  • The Eleventh Round: The Roots of Consumerism

    Published 14 March 2006 | viewed 5,566 times

    From the diverse discussion on last week's open thread, one consensus that emerged was the harmful effects of consumerism for the economy, the environment, and…

  • That Old Malaise: Inflation, the Middle East, and High Crimes in the Whitehouse

    Published 26 January 2006 | viewed 8,032 times

    Now and Then The current stock market, measured by the Dow Jones Industrial Average, bears certain resemblances in form to the 1966 - 1981 market.…

  • Is This Rally for Real? And Other Thoughts

    Published 10 January 2006 | viewed 6,814 times

    "The tape moves in mysterious ways, the multitude to deceive." - WD Gann 2006 - Year of the Bear As most of you are aware,…

  • Don't Count Deflation Out Yet

    Published 31 December 2005 | viewed 7,124 times

    My recent article - 2006: To Bull or Not to Bull? generated a lot of interesting comments, both on the blog portion of my website,…

  • 2006: To Bull or not to Bull?

    Published 23 December 2005 | viewed 6,824 times

    1. Happy Holidays First off, Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, and Joyful Holidays to all of you. I would like to say thank you to all…

  • Liftoff, Soft Landing or Crash? Part II

    Published 20 December 2005 | viewed 5,296 times

    Click here for Part I With last week's Fed rate hike decision out of the way, I was expecting to see a little more clarity…

  • Liftoff, Soft Landing or Crash?

    Published 13 December 2005 | viewed 6,014 times

    The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee will meet this Tuesday the 13th and release its decision on short term US interest rates at 2:15 pm…

  • Gold, 1980

    Published 10 December 2005 | viewed 5,959 times

    Yesterday I posted a chart of COMEX October 1979 gold, showing the very nice run gold had back in '79. It went from just under…

  • Gold, 1979

    Published 09 December 2005 | viewed 5,476 times

    The recent dramatic gains in gold have brought back memories of the late 70's and early 1980 for many. But some of these memories may…

  • Top in Gold?

    Published 07 November 2005 | viewed 5,750 times

    I've been watching what appears to an extended topping process in the gold market for the past several weeks. An extended head and shoulders top…

  • The Great Transition, Part III: Sign of a Pop - Housing is Everywhere

    Published 06 May 2005 | viewed 7,099 times

    Introduction Owning a home was once the foundation of the American Dream. Recently, it seems to have become a desperate national obsession, with prospective buyers…

  • The Great Transition, Part II: Profiting from Trend Changes

    Published 25 April 2005 | viewed 5,583 times

    Introduction The thesis of this series, The Great Transition, is really quite simple: Things are not as they were before and we can never go…

  • The Great Transition Part I: Giant Popping Sound

    Published 20 April 2005 | viewed 6,167 times

    Did you hear it last week? I mean the Giant Popping Sound of the largest financial mania in history as it continues to deflate, ripping…