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Maria Bartiromo: Beyond Mere Incompetence. Legendary.

Written by Gary North on September 26, 2012

The woman, once known as “money honey,” abuses the privilege of not knowing her trade. She got a 30-minute interview with the founder and CEO of the largest hedge fund on earth, Ray Dalio. He rarely gives interviews. She got it because the Council on Foreign Relations invited him. Then it invited her. Why? She […]

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World Stocks Down

Written by Gary North on July 12, 2012

The news is bad from Asia. The stock markets are all down. News is bad from Europe. The stock markets are all down. Employment in Australia fell in June by 27,000 jobs. Yet Australia has been booming. China’s boom is faltering. The recession’s signs are spreading. South Korea’s central bank has announced an interest rate […]

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Gold Mining Stocks: Losers

Written by Gary North on June 26, 2012

I have recommended that gold investors invest their first $10,000 in bullion coins, preferably American eagles for Americans and maple leafs for Canadians. Buy the coins that your nation’s mint produces. I have not recommended gold mining shares. The poor souls who invested in mining shares have lost their shirts. The “junior” mining share index […]

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East Asia’s Stock Markets Are in a Panic Selloff

Written by Gary North on June 4, 2012

manufactiurtingJapan’s Topix index was back to its 1983 low (695). It was not alone. Across East Asia, stocks crashed today. Only India’s stock market was up today, just barely. Toyota fell 3.% in one day. It reported low U.S. sales. Sony fell below 1,000 yen for the first time since 1980. Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. […]

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22 Reasons to Expect a Financial Crisis

Written by Gary North on April 26, 2012

The Economic Collapse Blog runs wonderful articles on bad stuff that is threatening us. I love these articles, because the editor posts links to at least one article that supports his claim. These links are a treasure trove. The editor has a knack for assembling these links into one comprehensive summary. One after another, link […]

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Catastrophe in 2013, Says Laffer

Written by Gary North on April 3, 2012

The Bush tax reductions will expire on January 1 unless Congress and the President extend them this year. Dr. Arthur Laffer predicts that American investors will move their income into this year. Next year, the economy will “fall off the cliff.” Laffer says. In 2006, Laffer moved from California to Tennessee to escape the California […]

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The Overnight Crash

Written by Gary North on February 16, 2012

One of the facts of the “new normal” is that the holding period for stocks is now down to two months. It was 10 years in the 1970s. The “buy and hold” strategy is defunct. This leads to greater market volatility. Robert Fitzwilliam of the Portola Group has warned: “The system is structured for chaos. […]

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Your Money Is Not Safe, Says MarketWatch Columnist

Written by Gary North on January 31, 2012

MarketWatch is a conventional site for business news. That was why I was amazed when I read David Weidner’s assessment of the MF Global bankruptcy. He was open about the entire process. The company lost $1.2 billion. No one knows where it went. The headline: MF Global and the lie about safe accounts Commentary: Why […]

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