Monthly Archives: May 2014

Media reports costs of living rises as Good News!

@BBCNews – costs of living are up. Great News… http://t.co/YMMgzigx3i — Jonathan Davis (@J0nathanDavis) May 22, 2014 Some quotes from the BBC article – which no doubt – were repeated throughout the country all day and night yesterday: “Food sales … Continue reading

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Sayanora ¥, Konichiwa Nikkei San

In 1989 The Nikkei index touched just short of 40,000. Today it’s around 14,000. There is an almost 100% inverse correlation in the relationship between the ¥ and the Japanese stock market.  Thus, as the ¥ rises then the Nikkei … Continue reading

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What’s going on with the US$

The above is the index of the US $ against a basket of currencies, such as € (c 58% of index), £, CAN$, CHF (Swiss Franc) and Japanese ¥ and (strangely) Swedish Krona. As you can see the US$ was … Continue reading

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