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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 1367
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 3211
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 1217
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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 2233
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 1334
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 1212
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 1250
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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 1268
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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 1367

Has Hong Kong peaked? (Part II of III)

According to the Wall Street Journal, Hong Kong is in a frenzy following the arrival of a giant inflatable duck in … 0 1218

Has Hong Kong peaked? (Part I of III)

One of the highlights of any visit to Hong Kong is a trip up to “The Peak”. This is a … 0 1230