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Boiler Plate

Jul 20, 2001 at 00:00

What if General Electric decided to sell its interest in CNBC to say, Newmont? Wouldn't the irony tickle you just a little? What message would Ron Insana be "delivering" to…

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Dollar Reversal

Jul 11, 2001 at 00:00

Sooner or later, the matter of central banking will again come up for review. But not until we have come to that day when people wonder, just to what end…

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But Deflation Argument is Not Real Deflation

Jun 30, 2001 at 00:00

The Fed inspired April rally peaked in mid May, just short of breaking out. Since then the Dow has fallen back into trend. Except for the two "days" after each…

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Deflation Argument is Gaining

Jun 22, 2001 at 00:00

A few reasons: one is that perceptions of declining demand are rising, particularly in the manufacturing sector. The NAM (the National Association of Manufacturers) has been complaining that the strong…

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Gold Prices Ready to Soar

Jun 12, 2001 at 00:00

Despite the year's heavy handed dollar induced commodity deflation, gold prices have been acting generally well. Copper prices, however, broke down from a broadening pattern of prices late last week,…

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If Not Inflation... then What?

Jun 08, 2001 at 00:00

I don't think that Wall Street has heard our call for the stock market yet; allow us to make it loud and clear: Dow 7000! That's 4000 points. And it…

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As Good as Gold

Jun 02, 2001 at 00:00

He was referring to recent concern expressed by many global pension fund managers whose passively managed (or index tracking) portfolios, the upshot of a 50 year paradigm shift, have turned…

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Inflation Breakout

May 23, 2001 at 00:00

Smart chap that old fella'. In other words, the rare occasion will occur, on a changing mandate, where the aim of monetary policy IS intended to cancel out outstanding debts.…

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Nominal Net Worth

May 12, 2001 at 00:00

What if we viewed the world this way? - Have you ever wondered why it is that banks have not had to compete with the free market for your deposits?…

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Inflation Drives GDP

May 03, 2001 at 00:00

On the surface, real U.S. Gross Domestic Product grew by 0.5%, or at an annualized rate of 2% for the first quarter (2001). That was only the first surprise, but…