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Beware the "C of C Wave" Avalanche

“What the hell are you doing!?” Someone yelled a few minutes after I went short the euro. Luckily, he wasn’t yelling at me. He was yelling at the guy behind

Economy

Pensioners, Welcome to Ben Bernanke’s House of Pain

Rodney Johnson | Thursday, June 28, 2012 >> The bad news for pensioners just doesn’t stop. In 2009, the Pew Center issued a report called “The $1 Trillion Funding Gap.”

Economy

Buying Bonds in Bulk

Since 2008, 30-year Treasury Bonds have gained more than any other maturity of U.S. Treasuries… more than 10-year, 5-year and 2-year notes. Basically, bond prices go higher as coupon interest

Economy

Federal Reserve’s Operation Twist will continue through the end of 2012

The Federal Reserve ended its policy meeting this month by announcing it will continue Operation Twist through the end of 2012. This will achieve nothing more than the continued transfer

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How to Profit From Japan’s Quagmire

One way to profit from Japan’s quagmire is to bet on a declining yen. Right now the yen is near an all-time high against the U.S. dollar. But this won’t

Economy

Japan’s Economy Reborn! Or Not…

Rodney Johnson | Tuesday, June 26, 2012 >> The Japanese are currently taking something of a victory lap… Japan’s economy expanded by more than 1% in the first quarter of

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Gold: Broken?

In mid-March, I told Survive & Prosper subscribers that gold was trading in “no man’s land.” This is the range – $1,500 to $1,900 – that Rodney describes above. When

Economy

We are NOT gold bugs; Are You?

When I give speeches, I love the Q&A part of the program. It gives me the chance to connect with people, to hear what’s on their minds and to provide,

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Europe Scrambles After Greek Election

The spot currency market (Forex) opens for the week every Sunday at 5pm EST. This makes it the first market to “digest” news that emerged over the weekend. So what

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Why The Greek Government Can Never Do What Iceland Did

No one is confused about the general differences between Greece and Iceland. One is a sunny destination on the Mediterranean. It can boast it’s the birthplace of democracy and most