Tag Archives: Investing

Is NOW really the time to be invested in or to be investing in Western shares?

It doesn’t take a genius to see that the FTSE (the index of the share prices of the largest 100 public companies based in the UK) is down on where it was nearly A YEAR AND A HALF AGO. It … Continue reading

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Investment markets – Update on equity markets

I’ve just wasted 4 and a half hours of my professional life.  And £15.80. The latter was the cost of a return train ticket to get to a conference on investing.  The former was the time travelling and the 10% … Continue reading

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US Dollar and GB Pound update

First, a recap of what I said a month ago.  Full post here. 4 August 2014: “So, the US $ is to collapse, so say the inflationistas, the gold bugs, the Anderson shelter types etc. Yet the $ index, against … Continue reading

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#TurningJapanese

A theme I have written of many times, during the last few years, is how we, in the West, may be #turningjapanese.  What this refers to is Japan’s lost TWO decades between 1989 and 2012 when Japan had Deflation and … Continue reading

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Update on markets

The purpose of this post is to show what is happening. So, the US $ is to collapse, so say the inflationistas, the gold bugs, the Anderson shelter types etc. Yet the $ index, against a generally accepted basket of … Continue reading

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Precious metals investing

The above is Silver.  Silver broke up out of its 1st and 2nd hurdles this week. The 2nd is the lower falling trend line, shown. It is a fair assumption it will close above this line tonight.  In other words, … 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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