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Latin America

There’s more to Peru than Machu Picchu

My first trip to Peru was in 2001. I had flown from La Paz in Bolivia to Cusco in Peru, … 0 850
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North America

Why the USA is like Argentina

The USA and Argentina are both big countries – 4th and 8th largest in the world. It’s well known that … 10 45360
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Gold and Precious Metals

Why you still need gold

Riots in Brazil (Brasil). Turmoil in Turkey. Portugal’s coalition government is collapsing, causing Portuguese bond yields to shoot up. A … 1 912
Economic Crisis

May you live in “interesting” times

“May you live in interesting times” is a phrase known as the “Chinese curse”. It sounds friendly enough but is … 0 2736
Economic Crisis

The latest act in the Greek economic tragedy

As the latest act in the Greek economic tragedy, Greece was downgraded to an emerging market this week. This is … 0 820
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Investment Strategy

The world’s biggest tax scam

One of the big problems with fiat money, the kind issued by governments and backed by nothing, is that it … 0 1840
Economic Crisis

Unreal estate bubbles

For some reason people love real estate (property) bubbles. As prices rise everyone deludes themselves into thinking that they are … 1 898
Economic Crisis

Why investors are acting like dogs

Pavlov’s dog, named after Russian scientist Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936), was conditioned to salivate when it heard a bell ring. It … 0 811
Economic Crisis

Why it’s good news when the rich pay less tax

Okay, this one is about tax. Not the most exciting subject usually. But it’s important to understand that the way … 0 860
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Natural Resources

Is the uranium price about to go nuclear?

How are we going to keep the lights on without pumping more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere? Many people are … 0 855
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Asia

Has Hong Kong peaked? (Part III of III)

On the face of it, Hong Kong stocks look pretty cheap by global standards. But I believe the bubble in … 0 923