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March 2009



The Mother of All Currency Crises

March 27, 2009 – Comments (17)

This encompasses nearly everything I have to say about the U.S. dollar at this juncture.  [more]



Sobering Words from Jim Sinclair

March 26, 2009 – Comments (24)

"The dollar does not have a future" ... he really needs to stop beating around the bush.  [more]



Incredible Discussion of Silver and Gold Manipulation

March 25, 2009 – Comments (17)

The following comes from the very capable gold experts at LeMetropole Cafe. I am sharing the following discussion of developments in the lackluster investigation by the CFTC into market manipulation in gold and silver through highly concentrated positions by a select few banks. Please read on and draw your own conclusions, but having followed this fascinating story from the beginning, I can tell you that the facts as they are reported by Ted Butler, Adrian Douglas, and Bill Murphy are indeed bona fide facts, and the responses from CFTC speak for themselves in terms of their obvious attempts to skirt the issue and deflect responsibility for the blatant manipulation underway.  [more]



$10.2 Trillion was a Drop in the Bucket - Latest Crisis Tally

March 25, 2009 – Comments (6)

It's only been a month since the last tally brought us to $10.2 Trillion, but my how the trillions fly when you dive into quantitative easing and pick up the slack for disappearing interest abroad in GSE debt and mortgage-backed securities.  [more]



Help Fools - I Need Your Vote for Round 2 :)

March 24, 2009 – Comments (11)

First of all, let me convey my sincere thanks to those of you who read my article and voted in round 1 of March Madness... regardless of which way you voted. :)  Bolstered by your kind support, the article advanced the Glass-Steagall repealers to the second round of the blame game against an extremely tough opponent: Alan Greenspan. That first round result stands at 66% to 34% (with 670 votes cast) in favor of the Glass-Steagall repealers being more directly culpable for the financial mess we're in than even the king of low interest rates and the peddler of ARMs: Mr. Greenspan.  [more]



Fools - I Need Your Vote! :)

March 17, 2009 – Comments (9)

You may have seen the feature articles on the Motley Fool home page right now, where this year's March Madness is a square-off that seeks to apportion the blame for the financial crisis among the appropriate parties. We all know there is plenty of blame to go around, but I worked hard developing an agument that those responsible for repealing the Glass-Steagall Act bear more blame for the crisis than even Alan Greenspan. Please read the article here, and vote for whichever article you believe offers a more compelling case. Thanks so much!  [more]



Do You REALLY Know how much $1 Trillion is??

March 10, 2009 – Comments (62)

People are still so new to numbers of the scale we've been hearing about lately, that I suspect the enormity of our crisis continues to elude them as a direct result. The only thing I can think to do is to continue trying to relate these numbers to known quantities that people can identify with.  [more]



The Ultimate Commodity Update

March 06, 2009 – Comments (10)

Here is the broader commodities analysis spawned from the Joy Global earnings release referenced in a previous blog post. Enjoy, and as always, please tell me what you think. :P  [more]



Another Section of the United States Constitution Bites the Dust

March 06, 2009 – Comments (16)

Actually, this will be the second time this particular section of the Constitution has been willfully violated. The portion that establishes gold and silver as the only constitutional forms of currency was ignored with the creation of our modern fiat currency system. Darn that pesky Constitution!  [more]



Unparalleled Clarity and Perspective on the Commodity Markets

March 05, 2009 – Comments (2)

As I have noted previously, the management team at mine equipment manufacturer Joy Global possesses the most comprehensive understanding of the global commodities markets and macroeconomic trends of any company I've encountered, and they continue to do an amazing job of conveying that insight to investors through the discussion within their earnings reports. Whether you have interest in this particular company / sector or not, I consider their statements incredibly valuable for anyone with exposure to the commodities space. I include excerpts from their recent quarterly results here for your consideration, and hope you find them as useful as I do.   [more]

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