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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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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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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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Inflation? MEH! Rising Interest Rates? MEH!

I wrote, here 2 weeks ago, how Government Bond yields have been falling and look as if they will continue to do so.  This suggests the Bond markets forecast, at least, falling inflation and, possibly, outright deflation. Why might they … 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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