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Rodney C. Cook

Rodney C. Cook

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010

Biography

Currently Rod is the founder and manager of Bull Trout Capital, a boutique investment company, and author of the FishWrapper, a private investment newsletter.

  • Unknowable

    Published 09 July 2006 | viewed 5,336 times

    The unknowable has arrived. This is evidenced by the certainty with which the pundits integrate the volatility of the financial markets into their worldview. But…

  • Snap, Crackle, Pop

    Published 09 April 2006 | viewed 5,735 times

    Precious metals and their shares continue to surprise to the upside. Most forecasting models and mavens are bullish but negatively biased, forecasting too many bearish…

  • Fear, the Mother of Violence

    Published 21 February 2006 | viewed 7,821 times

    The mother of violence walks amongst us. The first hint of fear in the financial markets could be seen last May. So I wrote our…

  • Death Metal

    Published 16 May 2004 | viewed 3,369 times

    The pundits seem most dismayed by the market action recently. Who is going to buy the 39 billion in upcoming IPO's? After all, the Venture…

  • Cellophane

    Published 11 April 2004 | viewed 3,237 times

    Some things are transparent; you can see right through them. In the world of finance the word transparent has been construed as good: the inner…

  • My Precious

    Published 19 February 2004 | viewed 2,811 times

    The stream pushed against my calves as I made my way across. The sun shone brightly on that hot summer day, drawing crowds seeking to…

  • The Dollar's Fortunes

    Published 06 January 2004 | viewed 2,729 times

    Recent events in the world of geopolitics and global finance have kept me mesmerized for several weeks. Even when events transpire as expected, it can…

  • The Right Stuff

    Published 18 November 2003 | viewed 2,580 times

    Amazing how prescient our Fed Chairman and his cohorts were regarding a jump in employment statistics. You would almost think they had advance information regarding…

  • Rabbit Hole

    Published 07 November 2003 | viewed 3,240 times

    The general public should find it difficult to invest with confidence when our most esteemed financial oracle cant find anything in which to park his…

  • The Golden Nose Ring

    Published 28 October 2003 | viewed 3,711 times

    Financial outcomes continue to unfold according to the long term lines of probability. Events of the past two weeks and the past few days in…

  • Bears, Bulls, and Bugs

    Published 12 October 2003 | viewed 3,099 times

    It seems clear that someone does not want gold to go up, at least too fast. But their success has been amazingly weak, at least…

  • Rats

    Published 01 October 2003 | viewed 3,174 times

    I missed the all excitement. Gold hit new highs, for a short while at least. I left two Fridays ago for remote Idaho to work…

  • The T-Shirt Kid

    Published 16 September 2003 | viewed 3,347 times

    I had a very enjoyable day at the fair with my family this weekend. It is a wondrous tradition for so many, and a great…

  • Golden Guillotine

    Published 08 September 2003 | viewed 3,376 times

    The growing readership of Obscene Prophets indicates that I am in good company. That an increasing number of people are turning to an alternative world-view,…

  • Imperial Jawbones

    Published 25 August 2003 | viewed 3,099 times

    Reflation efforts look to be largely successful. Just dont look too close. Greenspan's retraction regarding the need for unconventional methods some weeks ago was an…

  • Populist Rumblings

    Published 18 August 2003 | viewed 3,245 times

    Steady as she goes. Despite a rather exciting news week, the lines of probability continue to guide the financial markets. Debt based financial asset trends…

  • Sick Sigma

    Published 03 August 2003 | viewed 3,482 times

    Anyone with a modicum of financial savvy is watching the bond market. Those with an Austrian perspective, or just plain common sense, are aghast and…

  • Bondage

    Published 19 July 2003 | viewed 4,516 times

    Everyone is watching the bond market. Rates appear to have turned upwards for the longer term. Pundits and investors speculate that the bond bubble has…

  • Revolting

    Published 14 July 2003 | viewed 3,053 times

    Watching the mainstream financial press sure feels good. Economic recovery is at hand. The stock market is doing fine, thank you. All aspects of the…

  • Perverse Outcomes

    Published 01 July 2003 | viewed 3,030 times

    I read the pundits and none are consistently right. Particularly those who are emphatic about their specific insights. And the more passionate, it seems, the…