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Mrs. Watanabe and the Barbarous Relic Signal the End of the Kozuimu Bubble

Feb 17, 2002 at 00:00

As George Bush arrives in Japan all the economic and political signals coming out of the country continue to be depressing. You can tell when a person, company or country…

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The Leadership Battle to Run the European Central Bank

Feb 11, 2002 at 00:00

The dour, hapless and colourless President of the European Central Bank, Wim Duisenberg, finally announced this week that he would be retiring from his position on July 9, 2005, three…

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The Argentinean Collapse - Another IMF Triumph

Dec 23, 2001 at 00:00

As predicted here, the Argentinean economic policy collapsed last week in an orgy of anger in the streets where almost 20 percent of the population is unemployed and the rest…

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The Bubble Implosion: Enron, Argentina…who's next?

Dec 09, 2001 at 00:00

The detritus of the financially naughty nineties continue to wash ashore as the greatest financial bubble in modern times unwinds. This week saw the implosion and largest bankruptcy of a…

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It Takes Two To Tango

Dec 01, 2002 at 00:00

Clearly the Fed wasn't fooling around as it cut the Fed Funds rate in early November by a relatively resounding 50 basis points. You have to go back to 1961…

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Window Pains

Nov 03, 2002 at 00:00

Investing in the financial markets necessarily involves one's ability to change perspectives over time. Often the job of assessing what is important at any particular point becomes increasingly difficult in…

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Losing My Religion?

Oct 06, 2002 at 00:00

Contrarian thinking and investment decision making is an art. An acquired feel for the rhythms and circumstances of any current market environment set against the context of personal prior period…

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Unfinished Business

Sep 07, 2002 at 00:00

Although the recent official headline recession is over for now, current labor market conditions resemble anything but a strong economic recovery. Important in that households have stretched financially over the…

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Rational Pessimism?

Jul 30, 2002 at 00:00

Although it should really be no surprise to anyone, it's pretty darn clear that emotion can play a big role in investment decision making on a day to day basis.…

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Double Trouble

Jul 01, 2002 at 00:00

For those who have kindly read our discussions for almost the past half decade, you know that we try to deal in facts when approaching financial market and economic analysis.…