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The Golden Bull

Dec 06, 2000 at 00:00

The difficulty with scheming to deflate a bubble of this order and magnitude is that it will still be impossible to inflate it over again on the next go around.…

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Turkeys Can't Fly Far

Nov 28, 2000 at 00:00

Sure, but which side is going to shine next year and the year after, the dollar bulls or commodity bulls? Or is it dollar bulls vs. dollar bears, or commodity…

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Running Out of Band-Aids

Nov 21, 2000 at 00:00

It certainly is interesting to observe the financial 'community' try and tell people that a currency intervention will not work without it being internationally coordinated - meaning that it has…

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The Misinformation Highway

Nov 14, 2000 at 00:00

Many very correct analyses have been made recently, which point to the similarities between today's financial excess and other historic bubbles. But there is irony in the difference also. At…

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Declining Dollar Utility

Nov 07, 2000 at 00:00

Objective value is determined by scarcity rather than utility. Forget about the almighty dollar, the oil-producing nations have the currency of the day. The only weapon the US Treasury has…

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Eternal Vigilance

Oct 24, 2000 at 00:00

"Gold was such an anchor or rule, prior to World War I, but it was first compromised and eventually abandoned because it restrained the type of discretionary monetary and fiscal…

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Easy Money

Oct 16, 2000 at 00:00

During 1999, only two kinds of traders were able to make the easy money… those who really believed, and those who didn't but profited from those who did. So far…

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There is no SafeHaven

Oct 09, 2000 at 00:00

At least not in the stock markets… that may indeed turn out be this week's trepidation as the ticker tape action of the various superficial "Safe Havens" fired up last…

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Return of the Risk Premium

Oct 02, 2000 at 00:00

The Equity Risk Premium represents the additional return demanded by an investor to own equity over and above what is considered to be a risk free interest rate. It is…

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Not Priced For Disappointment

Sep 25, 2000 at 00:00

The problem is always too many dollars. A dangerously flawed and incredibly inflationary argument is that higher oil prices and a strong dollar will do the slowing for the Fed.…