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Who could have predicted these oil prices? I’ll tell you.

The following prescient quote is from February 2014: The economies of China and India have slowed, and the U.S. is trending towards energy self-sufficiency thanks to production growth nobody envisioned back then.  The question today is why oil prices haven’t … Continue reading

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Yogi Berra – as good an investment strategist as any!

“When you arrive at a fork in the road, take it.” Yogi Berra could have been recommending an investment strategy. Everyone is desperately trying to collect some yield while they watch from the sidelines, uncertain which fork in the road … Continue reading

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How I predicted the decline in GOLD price!

The gold price has declined from the roughly $1750 level back in February to less than $1550 (more than 10% in 3 months).  It could be a screaming buy, but I’d discourage anyone from jumping in at this juncture.  What … Continue reading

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Why Europe needs America!

Being in a country like Canada, and being in the investment management business a very long time helps one have a broader perspective. In my experience (thirty years) global economic cycles tend to follow a pattern out of slumps: US … Continue reading

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Understand stock market in one minute!

LONDON, Nov 1 (Reuters) – Gold buckled under pressure from a stronger dollar on Tuesday after the Greek prime minister shocked financial markets by calling a referendum on an agreed bailout package and as the collapse of broker MF Global … Continue reading

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Commodity Conundrum – gold, copper, nickel…

Although gold is a metal, its price has very little to do with cycles in the global economy and more to do with psychology and a myriad of other variables – and which are important at a given time is … Continue reading

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Is the market on thin ice?

This morning I read this in a note from a trader friend of mine: “Activity still too mixed to suggest we’re going higher – like walking on ice – you don’t know when it will crack so I would prefer … Continue reading

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