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Rob Kirby

Rob Kirby

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010

  • The Fog of Reporting

    Published 08 July 2005 | viewed 3,536 times

    Another despicable act of terrorism was committed in London today where multiple explosions were targeted to kill, instill fear as well as disrupt and inflict…

  • Smoking Gun?

    Published 27 June 2005 | viewed 7,391 times

    Participants who buy gold futures in London [known to be a physical market] are more inclined to want physical metal. Participants who buy [or sell]…

  • Who's on First?

    Published 09 June 2005 | viewed 7,195 times

    How many of you haven't ever listened to the classic comedy skit by famed American funnymen Bud Abbott and Lou Costello - the one entitled,…

  • The Anatomy of a Fictional Hedge Fund Collapse

    Published 30 May 2005 | viewed 6,986 times

    I had a dream last night. I dreamt that this past week on bubble vision 2, CNBC ran an expose entitled Hedge Fund Hallucinations. Well,…

  • Fundamental Thoughts Regarding Technical Analysis [T/A]

    Published 26 May 2005 | viewed 5,190 times

    Why do chartists chart and what is technical analysis? Technical analysis is the examination of past price movements to forecast future price movements. Technical analysts…

  • Pirates Reprise

    Published 20 May 2005 | viewed 9,412 times

    To say that today's news headlines are chock full of reporting about possible hedge fund problems arising from the downgrade of GM and Ford's credit…

  • The Legacy Costs of Doing Business

    Published 11 May 2005 | viewed 6,823 times

    On the back of both Ford [NYSE: F] and General Motors [NYSE: GM] having their credit ratings reduced to junk status this past week -…

  • Do Squeaky Wheels Always Get the Oil?

    Published 27 April 2005 | viewed 4,803 times

    With a show of hands, who out there hasn't heard this saying on at least umpteen different occasions in their lifetime? Just as I thought,…

  • Curiosity Concerning Conundrums?

    Published 20 April 2005 | viewed 6,279 times

    With last Mondays market wrap dealing with derivatives, namely interest rate derivatives, I decided that perhaps it would be appropriate to discuss the current interest…

  • Double Jeopardy: Gold Sales, The I. M. F. and Africa

    Published 10 April 2005 | viewed 4,614 times

    I've been listening and reading a whole bunch lately about rumors and still more rumors [they abound in the main stream press, ehh?] - that…

  • Baby One More Time/Oops! ... I Did It Again

    Published 04 April 2005 | viewed 5,430 times

    Who ever hasn't heard of Britney Spears, please raise your hand. While few people I know [being a 45 year old male] would ever admit…

  • Pirates of the Caribbean

    Published 19 March 2005 | viewed 25,127 times

    Although I cannot be sure exactly where, I'm certain I read somewhere a famous quote that's attributable to one of the swashbuckling pirates [either Blackbeard…

  • Send in the Clowns

    Published 06 March 2005 | viewed 7,193 times

    We have all been treated to yet another fanciful take on the labor situation in the good ole U.S. of A. again this morning folks.…

  • Four Fed Hikes and a Funeral

    Published 21 February 2005 | viewed 6,204 times

    This essay originally appeared at Financial Sense. Sounds like a play on words - or does it? Ok, there is a hidden meaning - actually,…

  • A Horse of A Different Color [Lucrative Patriotism]

    Published 12 February 2005 | viewed 5,180 times

    Forward We live in a world where honesty, integrity, and following the life and teachings of Jesus are not respected commodities. Living by the Golden…

  • Activism, Effrontery and Moral Decay

    Published 05 February 2005 | viewed 5,215 times

    ac·tiv·ism [] n. The use of direct, often confrontational action, such as a demonstration or strike, in opposition to or support of a cause. Ever…

  • Moscow On the Hudson

    Published 09 January 2005 | viewed 6,025 times

    From the outset of this essay, I would first like to point out the notable selfless effort and time that some good people before me…

  • T'was Just Days Before Christmas - A Yuletide Cheer!

    Published 20 December 2004 | viewed 2,697 times

    T'was days before Christmas, when all through the land The COMEX was selling paper metal, like it was Custer's last stand. They sold silver and…

  • Diabolical Debtor's Delusions

    Published 12 December 2004 | viewed 3,248 times

    US Treasury 10 Year Auctions In 2004 [Amounts in billions] Date Amt. High Yld. For Bids Ten For % Total Bids B to C Feb.12/04…

  • Welcome to the Looney Tunes!

    Published 29 November 2004 | viewed 25,343 times

    For this cartoon, our cast of characters include: Road Runner (Goldus Fixicus) Wile E. Coyote (Jane-us and Josephus Six-Packus) Genus: Leftus Holdeming, Species: the Bagus…