Archives for December 2008

Monthly Archives: December 2008

Emerging Markets in 2009

Michael Hartnett, Chief Global Emerging Markets Strategist, Merrill Lynch is interviewed by Bloomberg TV, December 12, 2008 (click to view below), reg ...
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Memo to All My Valued Employees

Listening to AM640 here in Toronto today, I heard an excellent discussion about the letter from "The Boss," a truth-be-told debate about the value of ...
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Jim Rogers: Outlook for 2009

Jim Rogers speaks candidly with Bloomberg (December 23, 2008) about his outlook for 2009. The American economy will likely be the worst since World Wa ...
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Commodities Performance in 2008

Commodity price performance has been a wild ride in 2008. The record of price movement is outlined in the table and chart below. For each commodity, t ...
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Words from the (investment) wise for the week that was (Dec 22 – 28, 2008)

Investors spent the holiday-shortened Christmas week in an un-merry mood, digesting more gloomy economic data and taking stock of a tumultuous 2008. W ...
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Video-Rama: Will Markets Bail You Out in ’09?

Only four more trading sessions remain before we close the door on 2008 – and none too soon, many investors would say. But moving from ’08 to ’09 will ...
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Credit Crisis Watch: Signs of Progress

Are the various central bank liquidity facilities and capital injections having the desired effect of unclogging credit markets and restoring confiden ...
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Madoff’s Volatility

Felix Salmon Writes: A longtime reader of this blog got himself Bernie Madoff's return series from a Fairfield Sentry marketing document and plugged i ...
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Words from the (investment) wise for the week that was (Dec 15 – 21, 2008)

“Americans have always been able to handle austerity and even adversity. Prosperity [greed!] is what is doing us in,” said James Reston, former New Yo ...
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Oil Breaks $35: Commodities Snapshot

It wasn't that long ago, June 19, 2008, we had a conversation with Stephen Briese, author of the Committments of Traders Bible about the imminent burs ...
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Greenback slumped on the canvas

Bernanke & Co. on Tuesday signaled to the financial markets that they were hell-bent on pursuing an “inflate or die” approach to rescuing the aili ...
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Rio Tinto/BHP Billiton at parity

Yep, the share prices of the two mining giants have crossed. After suffering another sickening fall on Thursday, Rio shares (down 10 per cent) are now ...
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Paul Krugman: The Madoff Economy

The costs of "America's Ponzi Era": The Madoff Economy, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: The revelation that Bernard Madoff - brilliant investor ...
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Healthy Diversion Brings Smiles

First Round Capital, a VC firm has created something really special here that proves that life's simple pleasures are the best cure. Dancing, Laughter ...
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Tom Stanley’s Investment Philosophy

Tom Stanley, founder of Resolute Funds, has earned a stellar reputation as one of North America's greatest investors. This year has not been kind to i ...
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