Gold Rush or Just a Streak?

Gold had a good run for twelve years but has fallen by as much as 20% this year alone. Is that set to continue? It looks as if gold will increase marginally again this week and may even continue reaching a peak next month due to the weak dollar and the fact that the world’s…

Obama’s Obamacare: Double Jinx

There are times when things are jinxed from the very moment they have been drafted into blueprints and right up until the moment they are conceived. There are just times when it would be probably better to cut your losses while the chips are down before it all goes downhill and drags you with it.…

Financial Markets: Negating the Laws of Gravity

Usually what goes up normally ends up coming back down to Earth with a damn great thud. Well, that was long ago with good old Isaac Newton and the apple story. Apple might well be part of the story these days as an example of things that are going up but that have ascended so…

Blatant Housing-Bubble: Stating the Obvious

There are people in the world that go to work every day to end up stating the damn obvious. Oh! They get paid for doing that too. Heaven forbid that they should do that for free. They get paid for saying what we have all been shouting from the roof-tops for years and that has…

Let’s Downgrade S&P, Moody’s and Fitch For Once

Apparently if we say ‘I have a dream’ it ends up coming true. That’s exactly what we all need to be chanting in unison these days; but this time it’s not about civil-rights recognition but something that is perhaps just as equally important. The rest of the world has had enough of the monopoly of…

France Summons US Ambassador in Snowden Affair

It’s all for play isn’t it when the French Minister of the Interior Manuel Valls summons the US Ambassador? It’s just for the newspeak and the media on the advice of his spin-doctor to swivel the French public around so much that they won’t know what’s hit them. The National Security Agency will hardly be…