Tag Archives: commodities

Disgruntled subscriber vents

Here’s a letter we just found. It was written by a fed-up reader of a financial newsletter. We thought you might enjoy it.  Or not. A Piece of His Mind… “I don’t know who is writing your daily email, but whoever … Continue reading

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Hello, again, dear readers, IFO is back

It’s been nine months since IFO (this means me, your faithful blogger) last posted. No, she (this means me, too. It is a literary affectation to refer to oneself as “we,” but I like it) isn’t preggers. She just needed … Continue reading

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Bitcoins in the news again

In spite of a spate of bad news about Bitcoin people are still fascinated, scared and intrigued about the possible new currency. Of course, there is still much confusion afloat – many people don’t know what it is. For example, … Continue reading

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Starting over, Part 3

Random notes for beginning investors: 1. In a recession like this one, every asset price falls. In what is now called The Great Recession, prices in all asset classes declined. Yep, gold, too. Real estate was the primary ’cause’ of … Continue reading

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Re-balancing – ugh!

One of the buzz words in investment advisers’ world IFO tires of hearing is “re-balancing.” And to return to an old rant, IFO also doesn’t like the idea that you should invest in mutual funds because they are run by … Continue reading

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MPI and commodities today – Yay!!!

Got to hurry. The word on the street is that the Internet will slow down or stop once the Olympic Games get started. Not sure we believe this. Remember Y2K? Remember Kohoutek? [Wikipedia says in that entry: “The comet is … Continue reading

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Market indexes and commodity price changes

The market took a breather today after a really great 4-day run up. The DJIA is down 120.79 but up a total of 120 for the week, closing at 12,822. Gold closed up a smidge today to $1584 per oz. … Continue reading

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Friday’s MPI and other market news

Mr. Market was pretty upset about the employment report. Or should we say, the UNemployment report. For a ‘recovering’ economy – sounds like a mind-altering substance problem, doesn’t it? – the jobless rate is stubbornly stuck on 8.2%. Gold was … Continue reading

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Friday’s MPI and other market news

Guess it was just traders tired of waiting on the sidelines. As the first half of this year ended, the DJIA (up 2.20%) and all the other indexes jumped waaayyy higher today, as did all the commodities. Yeah, sure, commodities … Continue reading

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Walker bounce lasts a week – yay

Thank you, Rick Santelli! Yep, IFO attributes this week’s political victories to his signature moment on TV on Feb. 19, 2009, when he ranted about government goofups and inadvertently fired up the Tea Party. But the nightmare may be coming … Continue reading

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