Monthly Archives: December 2012

Snatching defeat from the hands of victory

The infamous plan ” B ” proposed by John Boehner leader of the GOP last night was rejected by the Republicans themselves. Big JB has now disbanded the house until after Christmas. After yesterday saw the US print a pretty … Continue reading

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The big short becomes the big long

This blog has been arguing for a while that US housing is the next big thing that should be on investors minds. Forget gold, it has had its day in the sun and while it may not go down too … Continue reading

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How can 15 bullets cost less than a baby’s toy?

Its not my place to discuss issues of gun control and given the recent disturbing and heart breaking stories of the latest shootings in the US its even less of my place. But two things I saw this a.m. troubled … Continue reading

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Let the real fighting begin

Big Jim B, leader of the house of representatives and general thorn in the side of the President has made what will certainly be marketed as ” the first step ” towards a deal on the fiscal cliff situation. Reportedly … Continue reading

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Irish trade balance – improvement on last month

Following on from post earlier the first estimate of Irish trade balance (difference between exports & imports) just came in ahead of last months. Oct M/M showed EU3.28bln surplus vs previous month EU2.98bln- Good stuff, but as graph shows it … Continue reading

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Irish turnaround

“Our investment is not dependent on that, but I think Ireland absolutely deserves it. Ireland is benefiting from the fact that they took the tough medicine upfront but the terms that they got from official support probably could be revisited … Continue reading

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The merry men from M.I.T.

Good article in the WSJ here describing where we are at in the current financial crisis and how a band of merry men from the MIT are in essence “experimenting” with the global economy. Central bankers around the world were … Continue reading

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