Monthly Archives: March 2011

Apple iPad2 vs Blackberry Playbook, Apple vs RIM, Commodities, Supply & Demand

What makes these crazy people lineup for a new iPad2 when they absolutely KNOW it will sell out before they get to the counter? I’ve a few lessons to share in today’s commentary. People (like yours truly) are nuts.  I … Continue reading

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Falling consumer confidence is BULLISH!

I just heard on the TV a disussion about the U.S. housing market these words: “There’s no hope of a recover in sight!”  As I hinted in my previous posting, this isn’t such a bad thing.  A maverick investor sees … Continue reading

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Scorecard for Stock Markets, Economy & Financial Press

This quote is from my new book (available in bookstores but might have to order it, or you can get it online at Amazon): “The stock market will begin rising even before the economy has reached the bottom. I’ve mentioned … Continue reading

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Federal Budget 2011 – Or the Rocky (Flaherty) & Bullwinkle (Harper) Show

My frustration with the Canadian federal government and the frequent but petty and callous roadblocks to ‘goodness’ that permeates their so-called policies.  I can’t write about it so watch my rant.

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Telecom YES, Resources NO! Maverick investors take note!

This announcement caught many by surprise: LONDON/FRANKFURT, March 21 (Reuters) – Deutsche Telekom <DTEGn.DE> said it would focus on organic growth and return cash to shareholders after agreeing the sale of T-Mobile USA to AT&T <T.N> for $39 billion, lifting … Continue reading

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Can it get any worse? Does it matter for stocks and bonds?

I neglected to include a chart in my last post I wanted to highlight.  As mentioned before (read last posting by scrolling down) Japan added some downside leverage to a correction that was due anyway (discussed in my rants of … Continue reading

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Japan catastrophe presents investor opportunity

While most of the continent is on some sort of vacation (March break, family holiday) the Japanese and financial markets are in turmoil following the devastation.  Japan is waiting for it all to end so they can begin to rebuild, while … Continue reading

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