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Everything you wanted to know about ISVs

Franklin @ November 12, 2007 # No Comment Yet

But thought it would be too boring to listen to… I don’t know who these British guys are, if you know, please drop me a note. Enjoy! Tags: value

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Bad News For the Dow (Short Term Bear Fest)

Franklin @ October 12, 2007 # 4 Comments

As I write this, the Dow is 47 points up. I would expect it to close down for today. Yesterday was a key reversal day, a technical signal traders pay a lot of attention to. A Key Reversal Day is when the market makes a new high, reverses and closes below the previous low. If […]

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Official Reports Confirm Economy Worse Than in 2000

Franklin @ October 11, 2007 # One Comment

The Dow Jones’ new high is a numeric illusion The Personal Savings Rate is at the same level it was during the last recession Economic growth (GDP) is lower than inflation growth (i.e., the economy is not growing) Even after adjusting for inflation, cost of living is 17% higher than it was in 2000 The […]

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Banks Drive to Grab Land

Franklin @ October 8, 2007 # 2 Comments

When writing articles about foreclosure, the mantra seems to be “the banks want your money“, they are willing to negotiate and help you keep your home. The pesky reality, however, is pointing in another direction. According to a recent AP article, US July Foreclosures Rates were Up 93% from a year ago. So, if the […]

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Is the Dow Jones at a new high?

Franklin @ October 8, 2007 # 14 Comments

Two weeks ago I mentioned that current currencies have no inherent value, and I gave the dramatic example of the Argentine currency from the 70s to date. Today, I will comment on the myth of the new high for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which is portrayed as an example of the economic health of […]

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President Bush, support our troops!

Franklin @ October 5, 2007 # 2 Comments

As a Commander in Chief, G.W. Bush managed to combine, all in one, the shortsightedness of Harry S. Truman with the incompetence of Lyndon B. Johnson and the dishonesty of Richard M. Nixon. When the First General of the Nation has no clear compass, moral or military, he needs to resort to political tactics to […]

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I have $ 100,000,000,000 and yet I can’t retire

Franklin @ September 29, 2007 # 12 Comments

The past week you certainly have (and in the next few weeks you will) read a lot about the dollar and its relation to other currencies. Most of the articles fail to explain what the real value of money is. In some cases, I think, economists just ignore out of convenience what the impact of […]

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How to survive hyperinflation

Franklin @ September 21, 2007 # 8 Comments

Avoid, to the extent it is possible, selling goods at a fixed price to be paid in the future Remember that if you work for somebody you are selling your work at a price set in the past and you will be paid in the future, so, during hyperinflation, you will be robbed daily Do […]

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At a financial crossroads

Franklin @ September 19, 2007 # 6 Comments

With gold about to retest the previous high and the Dow Jones average at less than 200 points from the previous high, I will look at two different scenarios and their possible implications for the consumer market. As I pointed out before, Bernanke’s solution to the “liquidity crisis” is utterly destructive because it implies more […]

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African-American and Latinos Hardest Hit by Foreclosure Crisis

Franklin @ September 5, 2007 # No Comment Yet

A new Acorn study found that African-Americans and Latinos are the groups hardest hit by foreclosures due to their exposure to high cost home purchase loans. During the past few weeks, politicians and the media have been covering the issue of the foreclosure crisis and in general tended to blame “unscrupulous lenders” or borrowers who […]

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