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Increase in productivity (we are all Haitian)

Franklin @ February 23, 2010 # 6 Comments

Image via Wikipedia I haven’t written in the longest time. My last post, I see, was back in November. What could, you would ask, force an able-body-human-being-who-enjoys-sharing-his-unwanted-opinions-with-strangers (that’s my real name) to stay away from writing and almost forget the password of the blogsite? The answer my friends, is blowing in the increase in productivity […]

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And Now They Tell US

Franklin @ December 1, 2008 # 8 Comments

Image by Getty Images via Daylife Last year around this time I said: You read it here first: The US economy has been in recession since the fourth quarter of 2007 and is now starting to get out (thanks to the Fed‘s “free money”). Says who? Just all the American corporations. Today we received the […]

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Congress expected to pass financial rescue package: Getting Ready for a Deeper Recession

Franklin @ September 28, 2008 # 7 Comments

Congress expected to pass financial rescue package: Financial News – Yahoo! Finance So, Wall Street put a gun to the head of the American public two months before the election and got what they wanted. I wrote before that a liquidity crisis in a fiat money system is only possible during hyperinflation. In September of […]

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Is Gold the Object of the Next Bubble?

Franklin @ January 10, 2008 # 3 Comments

Today they started talking about recession, are we in? Are we going to be in? The problem with traditional economists is that they use models that are grossly outdated. My readers know we are in recession since the fourth quarter of 2006 (at best, the 2nd quarter of 2007). The problem right now? None. We […]

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Black Swans, Bell Curves and Stagflation

Franklin @ December 19, 2007 # 2 Comments

This is not the promised article about the stupidity of black swans. This is an article about how we tend to focus our attention on the odd, rather than the mundane. I guess some talking head mentioned stagflation, because the previous article on the subject received unusual attention. People are hitting the site searching for […]

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Things That Go Bump in the Night

Franklin @ December 15, 2007 # 2 Comments

Today I am republishing John Mauldin’s Weekly Newsletter. If you find it interesting you will find subscription information at the bottom of the post. John Mauldin, who for years has been involved in private money management and alternative investments, is a much sought after financial strategist and consultant. He’s the author of Bull’s Eye Investing: Targeting Real Returns in a Smoke and Mirrors Market, Just One Thing: Twelve of the World’s Best Investors Reveal the One Strategy You Can’t Overlook, and The Millennium Wave: Prosper (& Profit!) in a Future of Accelerating Change (which I haven’t read yet).

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Oh. The unpredictability of the markets

Franklin @ December 11, 2007 # No Comment Yet

The Fed Acts Fairly Predictably

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Timing The October High And November Bottom Of Dow Jones

Franklin @ December 9, 2007 # 2 Comments

Over the past two months (actually beginning October 1st) I conducted a documented experiment on this site. Although Reuters and other media republished some of the articles, my impression is that this exercise in market timing went completely unnoticed.

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Retailers post disappointing November sales – MarketWatch

Franklin @ December 6, 2007 # No Comment Yet

On November 15 I wrote regarding the November retail numbers: If the news is bad, the Fed will feel justified in declaring that the risk of a recession is higher than the risk of inflation, and lower the rates a little bit more. Either way, at this , the end will be the same. There […]

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US Businesses in Recession-Like Mode

Franklin @ December 2, 2007 # 4 Comments

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