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Since when is the weather an economic barometer? Absurd!

Most of the economic data we’ve been seeing (don’t forget it’s historical data) belies the common thinking that the weather has been dampening economic growth.  The just reported U.S. GDP revision for the 4th quarter (up from 2.4% to 2.6%) … Continue reading

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China will be the next big surprise!

China was all the rage for a short while, but despite chugging along at a premium growth rate to the rest of the world, investors have pretty much focussed on other markets – the U.S. of course but Japan as well of … Continue reading

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Correction done? Don’t bet on it!

On March 20th, I published the following quote in my regular money.ca blog entitled: Reacting to headlines is perilous! Most worrisome: Jim Cramer (wait long enough and you’ll eventually be right) is more wound up than a four-year old high … Continue reading

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CHINA: Much ado about nothing.

China is almost grown up! When I wrote Resources Rock: How to Invest in and Profit From the Next Global Boom in Natural Resources in 2004 China wasn’t in the news as much as it is a mere 8 years … Continue reading

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Will demographics worsen the debt crisis?

In prior postings, I’ve illustrated that a by-product of the financial mayhem in recent years has been shrinking employment in the financial services sector.  It got me thinking – perhaps there’s more to it than just the single volcanic-like eruption ignited by the … Continue reading

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China growth slowing? Let’s get some perspective!

Tired of headlines warning that slowing growth in China’s economy will be devastating for markets and the global economy?  Me too!  So I put a (very) little effort into trying to keep some perspective on occasion.  Although data from 30 … Continue reading

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Forget oil, metals, gold – invest in U.S. industry.

I wrote in my posting dated May 17th, entitled Bond rally or feint? Bullish stocks again! the following: “The issue now is does one make decisions based on history or does it make more sense to look through the current ‘correction?’  … Continue reading

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