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June 2011



The Default Reset Button

June 28, 2011 – Comments (0)

It doesn't matter if we're talking about individuals, corporations or countries, defaulting on your debt obligations gets you in the dog house.  You can't borrow because creditors are wary and they'll demand a high interest rate if they are willing to loan at all.  [more]



Greece - The smart move for the people

June 24, 2011 – Comments (17)

Those who know my writings know that I'm a principled small gov't advocate who doesn't believe in fiat currency or debt.  That said, if I was the Prime Minister of Greece today, I would NOT follow this advice.  [more]



IEA - Contradictory?

June 23, 2011 – Comments (4)

Lets look at a little "reality".  [more]



Greece is moving this market, seriously?

June 21, 2011 – Comments (8)

According to the WSJ, the markets are moving up today on optimism the Greek parliament will vote for a confidence vote in Prime Minister Papandreou.  [more]



Why Won't Motley Fool Let Me ...

June 15, 2011 – Comments (7)

The Motley Fool is keeping me and many others from making a ton in CAPS, all because their systems aren't up to date (no it's not a conspiracy theory).   With Pandora (NYSE:P) trading over $23/share all CAPS players could easily make 50 pts in the next twelve months with a simple thumb down.  But the stock isn't in their system yet!  Oh the madness!  [more]



Fallacy of the Coffee Party Movement

June 08, 2011 – Comments (14)

I was intrigued by the Coffee Party Movement (CPM).  They are a group that was supposed to be more logical than the TEA Party movement.  My only issue with the TEA party is they seem to be very pro-military, anti-Moslem, pro-Patriot Act.  Basically I see a lot of the TEA party as anti 4th Amendment and pro-Deficit as long as those deficits are oriented towards kicking someone's a$$.  [more]



Gold 1980 - 2000 (Worst Investment Ever)

June 07, 2011 – Comments (11)

Buying gold at its absolute peak in 1980 ($675) and holding it for 20 years (2000 - $284) has got to be the all-time worst investment ever - a loss of 58%.  Sure you could argue who would have put their life savings into gold exactly at its peak in 1980, but 20 years sure is a long time.  "Why I can't think of a worse investment!"  [more]

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