Dec 08

Who does indeed!  To rate or not to rate, that’s the question.  Do rating agency rating agencies exist?  If not, perhaps they should.  But then again, this would merely defer the issues at hand to the next level… Continue reading »

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Nov 09

Prime ministers of Ireland, Greece and Italy have been forced to resign over the aftermath of the current bank- /debt- and/or budget deficit crisis.  Who will be next to throw the towel?  Continue reading »

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Nov 09

Ichimoku, or rather “Ichimoku Kinko Hyo” is a trend trading charting system originating from Japan, one that is not tied to a specific market. Continue reading »

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Oct 07

It’s been a while since I commented on the Greek debt situation.  Since my first musings, we have seen a story unfold that reminds me a lot of a statement in a book written by a yachtsman who circumnavigated the world in his sailing yacht.  This yachtsman commented that: “A Greek contract defines the framework, within which the fraud will take place“. Continue reading »

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Feb 07

Quantitative Easing for Dummies

Let’s just for a moment dream a bit and pretend you are the head of a central bank, say the Federal Reserve - or even better, the owner of such an institute.  Speaking of which, did you know that quite a few central banks are privately held institutes?  In that sense, there is not much ‘federal’ about the Federal Reserve, and if some indications are right, it’s not a ‘reserve’ either…!.  Mull over this for a bit: the most influential countries have handed over the right to print money to some privately held institutes, can you believe that? Continue reading »

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