Monthly Archives: January 2012

Jan 31

The Transfer

Carlyle’s parents sold their semi yesterday. “They should thank their lucky stars, and BMO’s 2.99 special,” he says. No kidding.…

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Jan 31

Rippling Impacts of Iran Oil Embargoes

Discussions around the US and EU embargoes on Iranian oil generally focus on one thing: the price of oil. Iran…

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Jan 31

Euro Area Unemployment Rate Up 0.2 Percentage Points to 10.4%; 8th Consecutive Monthly Rise; Further Deterioration Coming; Country-by-Country Comparison; Expect Germany to Turn for the Worse

Courtesy of a Barclays Capital email here are the latest unemployment numbers in Europe. Euro Area: +0.2 to 10.4% based on…

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Jan 31

To Save the Future, Abolish Copyright?

Gary Gibson, Minneapolis, Minnesota... The Internet recently rallied against copyright monopolists and their paid-for lawmakers. The twin monstrosities of SOPA (Stop…

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Jan 31

About Those US Jobs

By David Galland, Casey Research US politicians make a great show of concerning themselves with the level of unemployment. And so…

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Jan 31

CNBC’s Best Alternative Financial Websites; Strategist News’ Best Business Blogs 2011; Business Blogs vs. Financial Blogs

Best Business Blogs 2011 Strategist News presents the Best Business Blogs 2011 This is our third year publishing this ranking. The business…

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Jan 31

Reader Mailbag: “Two words for delusional China bulls: PER CAPITA”

"A system of capitalism presumes sound money, not fiat money manipulated by a central bank. Capitalism cherishes voluntary contracts and…

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Jan 31

German Retail Sales “Unexpectedly” Fall in December, November Revised Lower; Unexpected by Whom?

I am amused to report German Retail Sales Unexpectedly Fall in December German retail sales fell unexpectedly in December, dropping 1.4…

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Jan 31

The Daily Reckoning January 31st

Goldman Sachs is Probably Not a “Buy” “I don’t know much about the stock market,” says Matt Taibbi, the witty critic…

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Jan 30

Guidance

Brad and Melissa are 26, no kids, three years out of school and would be doing great if they’d ignored…

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Jan 30

How the Federal Reserve Has Destroyed Banking

Gary Gibson, Minneapolis, Minnesota... Banks have been getting a bum rap and having a hard time. "Big Banks Facing Tough Long-Term Future",…

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Jan 30

Brussels Hit by First Coordinated Strike in Nearly Two Decades; Spain to Miss Deficit Reduction Goals; France Halved 2012 Growth Forecast to 0.5 Percent; Ten Things to Expect in Europe

The Financial Times reports Brussels hit by strike as EU leaders meet. A general strike brought widespread disruption to Belgium on…

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Jan 30

Trading Gold and the HUI Index Breakout

Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve finally did the expected and are providing the fuel to fire up the next…

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Jan 30

Notes from the Field: Vancouver Resource Investment Conference

I'm back at my desk after a busy week in Vancouver, attending both the Vancouver World Resource Investment Conference and…

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Jan 30

Greek Bond Math (Assuming the Deal Goes Through) ; Merkel Faces Backlash Over Deal; Political Zugzwang

Rumors that a deal will be reached "soon" have gone on for weeks. Indeed announcements of an expected agreement today…

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Jan 30

Why Gold Is Shining Bright & What the Fed is Doing

“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow…

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Jan 30

Why the Tobin Tax is a Bad Idea; Sweden’s Experience With the Tax; Details of Sarkozy’s Proposed Tax; Sarkozy Wants to “Provoke a Shock”

There is massive theoretical as well as actual real life evidence that financial transaction taxes will backfire, but that never…

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Jan 30

The Daily Reckoning January 30th

The Most Common and Costly Investment Mistake I’d like to tell you about a study I read recently. It’s a slim little…

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Jan 29

Fail

When Tom Kioussis got the listing for a crappy little house on a fat lot in a part of Toronto…

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