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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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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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Emerging Markets’ investing v Developed Markets

When we talk of Emerging Markets (EMs) we mean the likes of Brazil, Russia, India, China etc (AKA The BRICs). The Developed Markets (DMs) are the Anglo Saxon countries and Japan, Germany, France etc. Over the last 6-9 months there … Continue reading

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