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August 2008

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Burn Down The House

August 30, 2008 – Comments (13)

Yup, that's what I almost did and it reminds me of how it changed my long term investment strategy.  [more]

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FDIC going to treasury?

August 27, 2008 – Comments (1)

The financial crisis is still early and already the FDIC is bringing up going to treasury....

Yuck.

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Water Issues

August 26, 2008 – Comments (6)

I have maintained that water issues are such that the growing lifestyle will never be for the masses.  Mish had a post about China, but I what I really took note of was the dead fish, and, yuck, the guy harvesting the dead fish...  [more]

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2010 Olympics

August 24, 2008 – Comments (4)

Vancouver is to be the host of the 2010 Olympics and it has caused extra problems for Vancouver, imho.  For one, the housing bubble got grossly excessive, certainly exceeding Florida's bubble, although Los Angeles was worse.  [more]

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Auto Insanity

August 23, 2008 – Comments (13)

Mish has a post about GM and Ford seeking a taxpayer bailout.    [more]

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What is news?

August 22, 2008 – Comments (1)

I had to laugh a bit at Naked Capitalism's post about commercial real estate.  The writing on the wall for the collapse of commerical real estate has been on the wall for so long, I have to agree the New York Times no longer knows the definition of news...

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Tourism and Collar Bones

August 16, 2008 – Comments (0)

I am writing from Chetwynd on my way back north.  [more]

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Credit Death

August 15, 2008 – Comments (6)

I like graphs in this post, "the Great Consumer Crash of 2009,"  It is the basis of my bearish position.  What I see in it also tells me how young people's future was guaranteed to be marginalized compared to the generation before them.  I didn't understand what was being done at the time, but it has created a massive discrepancy in wealth and resources.  [more]

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Consumer prices...

August 14, 2008 – Comments (4)

Bad, really bad..   [more]

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Hamlets

August 13, 2008 – Comments (5)

Paperwork...  [more]

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My Oil Post is Looking More Realistic...

August 12, 2008 – Comments (1)

July 22 I post a link to Bespoken with their poll of whether oil would see $110 or $150 first when oil was about $130.  It is getting awfully close to the $110 winning...

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Goldcorp - I will close my under perform positive

August 11, 2008 – Comments (9) | RELATED TICKERS: GG

Goldcorp remains an over priced pig.  Their last financial reports were out last week.  [more]

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Can't give stuff away....

August 09, 2008 – Comments (9)

There are things about a declining economy that can really give you a heavy heart.  Right now if you have things you want to buy and money to spend the deals are fantastic.  I've been spending.  [more]

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siRNA - Gene Silencing

August 09, 2008 – Comments (2)

There is an interesting article on WebMD about a strong new potential treatment for AIDS.  [more]

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Thompson Creek Metals - Where are they now?

August 08, 2008 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: TC

Thompson Creek Metals is an interesting mining story as they were a big producer taken over by a small producer, Blue Pearl.  Interesting, after the take over Blue Pearl ditched their name and took on the Thompson Creek Metals name.  [more]

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How Did Investors Interpret Foreign Investment Earnings?

August 08, 2008 – Comments (2)

Reading various things on the markets there has been a lot of hype about investing in foreign markets.  When you consider the declining US dollar, well businesses that did business with other countries made a killing as their US price increased dramatically due to the weakening dollar.  [more]

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Donations Down

August 07, 2008 – Comments (0)

Here's another effect of the financial squeeze on households, less support for food banks.  In Vancouver donations are down 20%, yet demand is up.  [more]

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Can you find the misrepresentations in this report on Yamana Gold?

August 06, 2008 – Comments (7)

Read this and if you notice any misrepresentations state them in the comments.  If you have read my posts on gold stocks previously this could be an easy catch.  I think the way investors read it it implies something very different then the truth.   [more]

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1980 Returns...

August 06, 2008 – Comments (2)

Well, that's what it felt like for sure when I called to get my insurance on my "new" car.  They only charged me $367.  I swear, that was about what I paid the first time I ever got car insurance.  [more]

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Where will the new hits come from?

August 06, 2008 – Comments (4)

Many of the things I thought were coming seem to be showing up, higher interest rates for example.  I expect higher taxes and I expect home owners to be particularly hard hit.  When I was thinking through where I thought the economy was heading I concluded that I did not want to own more home then I need as to do would be to have city councils consider me an open tap to access funds. I suppose I've become resentful of waste and what I consider incorrect policy.   [more]

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Bought a Car, Now Selling One

August 05, 2008 – Comments (1)

Well, I am now the owner of a 2002 Toyota Seqia, and now I have to figure out what to do with my existing car.    [more]

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Consumer Discretion...

August 05, 2008 – Comments (5)

Big Picture has a post and they say consumer discretion earnings are down more then financial earnings.  [more]

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Look at me now!

August 04, 2008 – Comments (19)

I just looked at my CAPS profile and it says 100.00.

Cool...

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Where Did The Perception That Banks Were Good Investments Come From?

August 04, 2008 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: HSBC

There is no question that if you look at banks historically you can see the factors that investors promote when looking for a "good" investment.  My friend that encouraged me to invest at the time was waiting for a huge market correction.  That was back in 2006 and he was already more then half cash.  One that he mentioned he wanted to pick up was HSBC, and his price was in the $65 range.  The reasons, years of growing dividend, expanding into emerging economies, steady in their years of showing growth, etc.  There is a list somewhere, I am sure.  [more]

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Google Bookmarks Are Dumb

August 03, 2008 – Comments (5)

In googles array of products they have included the ability to bookmark web pages of interest to you so you can find them on whatever computer you are on.  [more]

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Pension Solutions

August 02, 2008 – Comments (4)

Financial Armageddon has a post on pensions arguing for an increase in the age.  [more]

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Don't Panic, You Can Wait To Buy Banks

August 01, 2008 – Comments (5)

My goodness, don't make me laugh so hard...

 "Rob Curran attempts to calm the fears of those who think it’s too late to buy banks."

 You've got to be kidding...

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