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Are markets in denial? Recent history in one chart!

Are we and the stock market in denial?  Talk of a ‘double-dip’ recession seemed to grow quieter once the correction I predicted back in January ran its course and the market headed to new highs.  I still adhere to my … Continue reading

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Short Selling: Poop and Scoop!

The latest battle against short-sellers has been declared by Rui Feng, CEO of Silvercorp Metals Inc. The company operates silver mines in China. Sino-Forest’s woes (as happens in so many instances) opens the door to spread fear about any public … Continue reading

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Trees are GOLD in China; but Sino not the only way to play!

If you think the forest products industry is boring, be sure to watch this video.  I recall many years ago being invited to a live demonstration of heli-logging up close and personal on Vancouver Island.  It was a remarkable experience. Trees are gold in … Continue reading

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Europe short-selling ban? Ban all of it everywhere!

From Financial Times: Friday 21.30 BST. “Global stocks are rallying as a partial short-selling ban helps European banks rebound – reducing financial system contagion fears – but lingering concerns about global growth and wariness over recent intense volatility are keeping … Continue reading

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Are Mutual Funds Dead? Or Making a Comeback?

In the spirit of ‘do-the-opposite’ I’m thinking the worst may be over for the estranged ‘mutual funds’ that invest in U.S. stocks. My first indicator, is that finally cash is exiting money market funds. I disagree with this headline though: from … Continue reading

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Real Reason BANK stocks are STRUGGLING!

Banks are in the news. The stocks are sucking wind, and massive layoffs continue unabated (recall in one of my earlier postings that that jobs relating to ‘financial activity’ have been declining rapidly in America). And it’s clearly a global … Continue reading

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Research In Motion, Short Selling & Slavery!

I’d like to begin by highlighting an excellent comment that was recently posted by Richard – the comment was concerning an older post entitled “Short sellers are the muggers of the financial industry.” “cheers Mal – hey your comments on … Continue reading

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