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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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Asset Allocation points to RALLY!

Very many years ago I published an obscure article in ‘Benefits Canada’ that demonstrated (using data on institutional fund managers) asset allocation by professionals is not much different from behaviour by retail investors.  The dollars allocated to an asset class … Continue reading

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Time to Buy? Stocks, Commodities & Television.

I was inspired this morning watching a business television interview.  A fund manager was suggesting that it’s probably a good idea to sell stocks and sit on some Treasury Bills or other cash equivalent.  Isn’t this exactly what I’ve said?  … 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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