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Rob Kirby

Rob Kirby

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010

  • They All Rolled Over And One Fell Out

    Published 17 November 2006 | viewed 3,773 times

    For those of you watching the ticker on your T.V. screens and noticing the spot price of crude oil dropping like a stone - don't…

  • Failure To Deliver or "Deliverance"?

    Published 30 October 2006 | viewed 5,893 times

    This past Friday [Oct. 27, 2006] I had the opportunity to sit at my desk and listen to this slide / narrative presentation titled, Darkside…

  • Out of India

    Published 24 October 2006 | viewed 4,473 times

    How many of you have read or heard about Jewelry - particularly in India - being the be-all-and-end-all driver determining the price of gold? Buying…

  • A Swap Story: Borrowed From The Bank of England

    Published 18 October 2006 | viewed 8,671 times

    Every now and then even the most unwitting prospector finds a nugget in his pan. Recently, with a little help from my friends - O.K.,…

  • The Fudge Factory

    Published 12 October 2006 | viewed 5,599 times

    Today, October 12, 2006, China reported that crude oil imports jumped 24 percent over the same month a year earlier. China's Oil Imports Surge to…

  • The Honey Pot

    Published 06 October 2006 | viewed 4,203 times

    In a couple of earlier articles, we've examined the relationship between first - plunging natural gas prices and the "astounding ramp-up" of notional in J.…

  • The War On Liberty

    Published 19 September 2006 | viewed 3,874 times

    As reported in USA TODAY this past week, the U.S. Government took steps to reign in the activities of upstart NORFED and their fledgling alternative…

  • Everyone Loves A Parade!

    Published 13 September 2006 | viewed 8,317 times

    5.5 Trillion's worth of business sure isn't what it used to be. I mean, where I come from people normally celebrate, hold news conferences or…

  • The Ibbotson Report Revisited

    Published 10 August 2006 | viewed 5,926 times

    Ibbotson Associates of Chicago were contracted by Bullion Management Services Inc. of Toronto to prepare a comprehensive study regarding the effects of portfolio diversification with…

  • Round Tripping

    Published 07 July 2006 | viewed 4,328 times

    I've been around, how about you? I've been pushed around, screwed around, led around the block on more than one occasion - which coincidentally, some…

  • The Fool's Overture

    Published 20 June 2006 | viewed 7,421 times

    Casual Conversations Having spent the bulk of the 1980's and 1990's involved as a broker, in institutional capital markets; I was privy to some of…

  • Addendum: The Oil That Greases The Squeaky Wheel of Peak Oil

    Published 16 June 2006 | viewed 3,678 times

    The Oil That Greases The Squeaky Wheel of Peak Oil Having received a couple of e-mails from folks claiming to know much more than myself…

  • The Oil That Greases The Squeaky Wheel of Peak Oil

    Published 14 June 2006 | viewed 7,675 times

    Of the earth's 57.4 million square miles of land mass, roughly 20 million square miles [about one third] of this land mass is located in…

  • Pound Pilfering Pirates

    Published 19 May 2006 | viewed 4,673 times

    With the most recent release of U.S. TIC data, we learn that the United Kingdom has indeed been busy "feathering their nest" - to the…

  • The Root Of All Evil

    Published 10 May 2006 | viewed 7,416 times

    Over the past several years, a great deal has been written about misdoings of the Federal Reserve in particular and Central Banks [the BIS] in…

  • Over-Reach or Overdrawn?

    Published 03 May 2006 | viewed 5,197 times

    Today's Wall Street Journal [May 1, 2006] carries a piece titled, Lumbering Along [pg. A-14], editorializing the significance of an agreement last week to settle…

  • A Review of Last Week's Silver Streak

    Published 26 April 2006 | viewed 7,975 times

    So here we are at the beginning of a new week. Last week in this space, I shared my view that machinations in today's financial…

  • An Ode To The 200 Day Moving Average

    Published 18 April 2006 | viewed 6,508 times

    There is something about technical analysis - and its application to accurately predict future price levels these days that is making me sick. It seems…

  • Who Needs Al Capone?

    Published 24 March 2006 | viewed 8,815 times

    Where to begin when you've got a lot of ground to cover? Great question, whether you are setting out on a vacation, an overhaul of…

  • The Boxer: A Man Hears What He Wants To Hear, And Disregards The Rest...

    Published 20 March 2006 | viewed 5,981 times

    Base metals are rising - of course - due to Chinese demand. By PATRICK BARTA March 16, 2006; WSJ, Page C1 With demand for copper…