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Gold as wealth insurance?-How about nickel?

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John Reade, chief metals strategist for UBS noted disconcerting tone in saying “this gold rally is driven by safe-haven fears, and has a very different feel from the bull market we’ve had for the past eight years.” ...

Is anybody at the switch?

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There’s an old adage from the days of railroad, “asleep at the switch.” In that era, trains often rode common tracks in both directions within common time frames. The only salvation was the vigilance of the trackman...

Have you heard of a telephone? 1876

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Wells Fargo cancelled a planned sales incentive and reward trip to Las Vegas last month as the outcry over companies plans to spend TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program) funds on “excessive” indulgences swelled to ep...

Case, Shiller and the Truth

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As the mortgage pool assets are written down, and the collective that is America takes its lumps for this “perfect storm,” one question that just sticks in the craws of everyone (but the scarecrow before he met the Wi...

To Stimulus or not to Stimulus, that is the question

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I’ve been reading quite a bit of hyperbole on the various government bailouts that have been funded, and those in the wings. The Shakespearian question of course is, “to be, or not to be?” (a supporter of these bailou...

Revenues? We don’t need no stinkin’ revenues…

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The dust has settled on the first round of government assistance provided in accordance with the $700 billion dollar bailout we all were against. The government has lent, spent, or paid the rent to the tune of $8.5 tr...

Pensions? No, those are bad, too.

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If you picked a job 26 years ago based on the idea that someday you’d retire to warm sunshine and easy trade-winds, you’re in for a difficult surprise. Like a first time marathon runner that relied on the last 7 miles...

The Chinese will have whatever we’re having

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This morning, Reuters reported that the Chinese government levied strong pressure to induce the European Central Bank to make some serious rate cuts, to maintain the continued growth of the Chinese economy. Reports ...

Just stop eating

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The New York Times identified food pricing trends in an article posted today, noting that in spite of pullback in commodities prices, that overall upward trends, especially in packaged foods was projected to stay on...

Poor forgotten by government, details at 11

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I was a bit surprised to see that the poor; a growing, but ever-disgruntled unit of our population were left out of the government’s bailout plans. A Yahoo news article notes that “the ranks of the destitute are gro...