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Paul Lamont

Paul Lamont

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010


Paul J. Lamont is President of Lamont Trading Advisors, Inc., a registered investment advisor in the State of Alabama.

  • Belief in the Fed Heads South

    Published 17 July 2012 | viewed 0 times

    In 1720, British legislators considered the South Sea Company's proposal to privatize the national debt. While they debated this swap of debt (in the form…

  • Stocks And Bonds: The Two Terrible Twin Investments in Depression

    Published 11 June 2012 | viewed 0 times

    As Benjamin Graham stated in the Intelligent Investor; "The extreme depth of the depression of the early 1930's was accounted for in good part, this…

  • Waiting on the European 'Surprise'

    Published 05 March 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Last month, we compared the investment herd to the buffalo that were stampeded over the cliffs of the Great Plains by Native American hunters. Buffalo…

  • Investment Flash: More Bearish Than We Were in Late 2007

    Published 17 January 2012 | viewed 0 times

    This is a free snippet from our January 9, 2012 Investment Analysis Report.   While we were Hyper Bearish expecting an Asset Fire Sale in…

  • Buy U.S. Treasury Bills

    Published 29 June 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Fortune According to Fortune (citing IMF data), Germany's banks are now more leveraged than Lehman Brothers at the time of its collapse (Lehman: 31 to…

  • Investment Flash: The Collapse of Leverage

    Published 11 May 2011 | viewed 0 times

    In March, with inflation fears in a frenzy, we argued that the only way to "inflation proof" your investment portfolio was to take the hype…

  • Inflation-Proofing Your Investments

    Published 02 March 2011 | viewed 0 times

    With interest rates over 15% in 1981, Harry Browne and Terry Coxon penned Inflation-Proofing Your Investments. They began: "It's obvious now that inflation isn't a…

  • Quantitative Easing: Torching the Recovery

    Published 01 November 2010 | viewed 0 times

    Investors Burned by Bernanke's QE Demonstrations While Chairman Bernanke has his theory on quantitative easing, we suspect QE will turn out more like this Turkish…

  • The Perils Of Complacency

    Published 19 August 2010 | viewed 0 times

    ***This is an excerpt from our July 31st Investment Analysis Report.*** "Investing solely for 'income,' investing merely 'to keep capital employed,' and investing simply 'to…

  • Bernanke Fails His Own 'Two Lessons Learned' from the Great Depression

    Published 09 June 2010 | viewed 0 times

    ***This is an excerpt from our February 28th 2010 Investment Analysis Report.*** As Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke recalls in this video (at 2:20); "I…

  • Stash Cash for Next Flash Crash

    Published 07 June 2010 | viewed 0 times

    ***This is an excerpt of our May 31st Investment Analysis Report.*** Back in February we stated: "As the chart of the Crash of 1987 below…

  • 'Day Traders 2.0' Will Tank Your IRA

    Published 14 April 2010 | viewed 0 times

    A constant theme in the Investment Analysis Report has been to expect the market to move in the opposite direction of the positions of day…

  • Investment Flash: Sharp Sell-Off Develops Into A Crash

    Published 31 January 2010 | viewed 3,319 times

    "'What he really needs now is a recovery strategy. Statistically, it's been proven that big lottery winners wind up poor in a relatively short time…

  • Investment Flash: Global Margin Call

    Published 13 January 2010 | viewed 4,435 times

    As we reported last month, individual investors are "pouring money into mutual funds that buy foreign stocks, especially in emerging markets such as China and…

  • Acapulco Cliff Dive

    Published 30 September 2009 | viewed 3,595 times

    Two years ago in The Return of Capital, Not The Return on Capital, we stated: "...as an indicator of a major trend reversal, 'Tens of…

  • Speculative Disaster

    Published 01 September 2009 | viewed 4,062 times

    On February 28th in Panic Selling Will Lead to a Sharp Bounce we stated, "investors should be positioning themselves for a countertrend rally...We do not…

  • What The Bankers Know

    Published 05 July 2009 | viewed 5,476 times

    "Cash was, is, and always will be - king. Always have cash in reserve. Cash is the ammunition in your gun. My biggest mistake was…

  • Next Phase In The Crisis

    Published 01 June 2009 | viewed 5,273 times

    The recent stock market rise is lulling investors back to sleep. Ulysses and the Sirens. Herbert James Draper. WikiCommons. ***More For Clients and Subscribers*** Bailouts…

  • The Suitcase Farmer

    Published 08 April 2009 | viewed 2,952 times

    April 1, 2009 Last month in Panic Selling Will Lead To a Sharp Bounce, we stated: "Bearish sentiment is everywhere. Investors have finally realized what…

  • Heroes And Villains

    Published 04 February 2009 | viewed 2,299 times

    In June of 1966 (similar to the warm sunny days of summer in 1929 and 2007), Brian Wilson produced the Beach Boys' single "Good Vibrations."…