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Investment Strategy

What goes up must come down

So far in 2014, investment assets have looked in the mirror and done the exact reverse of 2013. What was … 0 859
Greeks Protest Austery Cuts
Europe

Bombs, beaches and bonds

A car bomb exploded on Thursday 10 April outside one of the Athens offices of the Bank of Greece. This … 0 905
Avoid the fashion for Japan
Asia

Still avoiding Japan

Just over a year ago I explained why I was unconvinced about the long term case for investing in Japanese … 0 916
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Investment Strategy

Five things every investor must do

Simplicity isn’t just a visual style. It’s not just minimalism or the absence of clutter. To be truly simple you … 1 1031
Cheerleader Noise
North America

Is the USA headed for recession?

It’s generally accepted that the US economy is recovering. And this recovery is supposed to justify the high price of … 0 926
Asia

Is China about to crack?

“Here be dragons” was the phrase that medieval map makers used to describe uncharted territories. Despite China’s massive economic opening … 0 926
The increases of volumes bought in China and India of 32% and 13% were only possible because of the selling by ETFs
Gold and Precious Metals

Is the gold price going up too fast?

The dollar gold price peaked at $1,894 per troy ounce on 7th September, 2011. By 21st December, 2013 it had … 1 965
Are investment bankers communists in disguise?
Outside the Box

Are investment bankers communists in disguise?

“This industry is run like a Marxist commune.” So began the unlikely theory of a senior banking colleague back in … 0 952
Happy 5th Birthday, Dear Financial Crisis
Economic Crisis

Happy 5th birthday, Dear Financial Crisis (Part II)

In part one, I explained the sequence of events that was the global financial crisis. It started in February 2007, … 0 887
Economic Crisis

Happy 5th birthday, Dear Financial Crisis (Part I of II)

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was … 0 927
The most popular OfWealth stories of 2013
Economic Crisis

Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014

We started OfWealth in 2013. Our aim is to help you to navigate the choppy waters of global investment by … 0 871