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Why Gann, Elliott Wave and Kondratiev Studies Fail

Franklin @ May 25, 2008 # 6 Comments

For a long time I’ve studied the works of Gann, Elliott and Kondratiev trying to gain some foresight into the economy cycles. My costly conclusion is that none of these methods work. However, before throwing them out of the window, let’s see why they fail, when they fail and to what extent they may have […]

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The Real Economy III: The People’s GDP

Franklin @ May 4, 2008 # 10 Comments

Back in November, I showed how the capital of American businesses was contracting. I said "regardless of any official announcement of recessions, US businesses have been behaving as they normally do during recessions." It is hard to understand why American businesses are becoming recession-like illiquid when the GDP numbers don’t seem to show any signs […]

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The Gold Scam

Franklin @ April 20, 2008 # 18 Comments

Every time there is an article about gold warning about a possible bubble, a cohort of gold worshipers (an activity which, by the way, is frowned upon by the Old Testament God) answer that gold has maintained its value for 3,000 years, or 5,000 years, and so on. They will give you impressive and unsubstantiated […]

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A Streetcar Named Wishful Economic Thinking

Franklin @ April 15, 2008 # 12 Comments

We are broke. We may have a couple more months of sustained living if the Fed keeps injecting liquidity into the system, but to all intents and purposes, America is broke. For the past 50 years we have been sustaining low unemployment rates (albeit not as low as the official figures show), based on a […]

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Looking for a Miracle

Franklin @ March 29, 2008 # 4 Comments

I was going to write a sardonic post about how Barack Obama is the Antichrist and why conservative Christians should vote for him to accelerate the second coming. The sad thing is that there are people out there who really think Mr. Obama is the Antichrist, so much of the punch of the post would […]

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You Are Not Going to Be Rich

Franklin @ March 7, 2008 # 15 Comments

I am kind of fed up with the “we want you to be rich” stuff that’s going around (yes, I am talking about the barrage of programs and books from The Secret to the latest Trump publishing endeavor). I think that that is the kind of propaganda that keeps illusions alive, and while we live […]

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And Yet More Projects

Franklin @ March 3, 2008 # No Comment Yet

It’s been weeks since I’ve been able to write. I am writing my thoughts about the markets at my other project,, but I would really like to have more time to write more in depth about the economy and economics. Anyway, this post is about a new project, this time, my wife’s. She started […]

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The Social-Networking Site for Traders and Investors is Born

Franklin @ January 15, 2008 # 2 Comments

My first project for 2008 is born, it is called and it is the social networking for traders and investors. What does it mean? Much like you go to facebook to connect with former coworkers or students, or to myspace to connect with other teenagers, you have now a place to connect with other […]

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Akismet has caught 1,463 spam for you since you first installed it.

Franklin @ January 10, 2008 # One Comment

Congratulations spammers! You manage to broke the 1000 barrier in just 2 months! It took you 6 months to achieve it in the first version of this blog. However, don’t feel too good about it! Most of the merit should go to Blue Host, where I am now hosting the blog. I know, I know, […]

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The Loneliness of Consumerism

Franklin @ December 28, 2007 # No Comment Yet

I happen to find this publicity stunt both beautiful and somehow saddening. What’s happened to DON’T FENCE ME IN? (Cole Porter) Oh, give me land, lots of land under starry skies above, Don’t fence me in Let me ride through the wide open country that I love, Don’t fence me in Let me be by […]

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