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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 1204
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 1242
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 1192
Gold and Precious Metals

Gold price fools

Nearly 500 years ago an English farmer and poet called Thomas Tusser coined (ahem) the phrase “A fool and his … 0 3414
Dr. Strangelove central bankers
Economic Crisis

Why central planning is M.A.D

An open letter from To: Developed country governments Cc: Developed country central bankers Dear Vote Seekers, I was born half … 0 1249
Economic Crisis

Mr. Big, you’d better watch out

“So Mr. Big You’d better watch out When only you hang around me Oh for you now I will dig … 1 1380
Investment Strategy

The Dangers of Debt

In early 2012 Eike Batista, a Brazilian, was the seventh richest man in the world. He had a reported fortune … 6 1578
Investment Strategy

The hidden profit killers

Have you ever thought about all the charges that you pay to financial intermediaries? There are many of them and … 0 1224
Natural Resources

Profiting from energy

Despite the weak economic growth across the developed world, global energy consumption continues to grow strongly, driven by emerging markets. … 0 1254
Economic Crisis

Money, money, money, must be funny

  “Money plays the largest part in determining the course of history.” Karl Marx, writing in the Communist Manifesto, 1848 … 0 1391
Gold and Precious Metals

The boom in Chinese gold demand

The long term investment case for gold is all about emerging market demand, especially in large countries like China and … 6 1261