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Watching The Tape

Watching The Tape: Remembering June

Random gleanings from the world of business, investments and economics Remembering June:  A Tale of Two Cities “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was…
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Watching The Tape: May 2016

Random gleanings from the world of business, investments and economics May 2016: Long Odds in Soccer, Baseball and Stocks “Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there’s a 90% probability you’ll get it wrong.”   – Andy Rooney. Leicester Won! May was a month made for long odds.  Early in May the Leicester…
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Case For Gold

A Bullish Case for Gold

“Money is gold, and nothing else” — J.P. Morgan   During 1Q 2016 the price of gold advanced from $1,061 to $1,233 per ounce, a run of 16%. Beginning in January, foreign central banks employed even more aggressive monetary policies, with the Bank of Japan following Europe’s lead in implementing negative interest rate policy (NIRP). Meanwhile…
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Watching The Tape: April Fed Meeting

Random gleanings from the world of business, investments and economics  April Fed Meeting Edition “Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.” – Sam Ewing     “Interest rates won’t go up until they do’”, announced the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee…
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Watching The Tape: April 15 – 22, 2016

Random gleanings from the world of business, investments and economics: April 15 – 22, 2016 “The biggest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that he didn’t exist.”   Keyser Söze, “The Usual Suspects” By the time you read these words, you may already know the answer.  The “big reveal” may already have occurred.  We’re…
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