Tag Archives: currency

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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Model Portfolio Index – MPI improves

Before we present the MPI, here’s another quick look at the Swiss franc compared to the USD. SFr 50 now equals $52.07, so the dollar has fallen again. Sigh. It’s no surprise the market has gone up this week. See … Continue reading

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Markets are sick, sick, sick

It’s an ill wind… blah, blah, blah. In spite of the stock markets of the world declining seriously this week, not all is lost. When times are weird like this, there actually is a divergence in price movements among various … Continue reading

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MPI and other economic markers

It’s Good Friday and the first day of Pesah,  everyone! Two great religious holidays are falling on the same day – a rare occurrence even though they are related. Spring is really here – trees are starting to turn soft … Continue reading

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MPI report

Not only are the monkeys triumphing over the DJI, they are *sob* triumphing over IFO. We never said we were a genius, but this is downright embarrasing. Gold hit $1723, Silver reached $33.28, Oil is also higher at $104.06. Kitco … Continue reading

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SWI and MPI reports

As 2011 winds down, we’ll have to make some investing decisions regarding our phantom portfolio – should we sell any? buy any others? Time for the thinking to start. For now, though, here’s our SWI report – the Swatch watch, … Continue reading

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Early market close: SWI and MPI stats

Our Swatch watch bought for Sfrs & USD 50 a year and a half ago, is now worth USD 53.99. Economic uncertainties are making everyone nervous, especially central bankers and currency traders. Oh well… Did we say uncertain? Not even! … Continue reading

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Weekly SWI and MPI indexes

Our Swiss watch dollar price is little changed from previous weeks, following the Swiss government’s successful effort to bring the CHF down in relation to the dollar and the Euro. Bought a year and a half ago at $50, the … Continue reading

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Power of the Blogosphere – Swiss franc devalued

News alert from the WSJ today: “Switzerland’s central bank has set a minimum floor for the Swiss franc to fight what it called the “massive overvaluation of the Swiss franc.” This is big news – front page of online WSJ, … Continue reading

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