Tag: gold

The #1 Investment Going into 2014?

What should we expect after eating an exceptionally spicy 3-day-old, reheated “jungle curry” from a Mumbai Street Hawker? Decisions made when investing, trading, and in fact almost any business all center around the calculation of probabilities. Probabilities for some things are easier to determine than others, which is where I’m

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More Pain for the Yen?

In late 2011 I started shorting the Japanese Yen. I spoke about it here, here and again here. I even tried to employ my skills in evaluating private equity deals to evaluating Japan. I was coming up empty. I’ve employed a basic position of long the USD/JPY cross, long XAU/JPY

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Al-Qaeda’s Wet Dream

Imagine for a second you’re a terrorist intent on inflicting unimaginable harm on your enemy. Now let’s further imagine that your enemy is the United States… The sun rises over your holy mother land, a land now inhabited by the infidels. You don your Kalishnikov, climb out of your cave,

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When the Theatre Clears

James Rickards, the author of the book Currency Wars tells a short story along the following lines: you’re sitting in a movie theatre and a couple of people get up and leave. Nobody takes much notice, now a half a dozen people all get up and leave at the same

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One Night Stand or Long Term Plan?

Far from the maddening crowds, Mark and I sit here on the edge of a primitive rainforest, overlooking a coral reef thousands of miles from the nearest industrialized continent. Not a bad spot to ponder life, our investments, and of course our personal projects, one of which is the reason

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