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Think Like a Contrarian

Here’s the thing with investors – most of them are wrong most of the time. There are a number of reasons for this, but the most compelling is the “herding”

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South Korean Economy – Good Today, Gone Tomorrow?

While the South Korean economy will eventually fall victim to its self-induced demographic vacuum… that development is many years out (as Rodney says above). Today, the South Korean economy is

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Demographic Trends show South Korea is Shrinking

Rodney Johnson | Thursday, January 17, 2013 >> No, this is not about kidnapping, human trafficking, or anything so horrific. This is about a much larger demographic trends … one

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Efficient Market Hypothesis Is Bunk

As Rodney says well above, the markets would be brutally booooooring if investors were actually the “rational actors” market theories have assumed they are for many years. The truth is

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Why There is Always Boom and Bust

Rodney Johnson | Wednesday, January 16, 2013 >> Remember years ago when the markets were steady, the fundamentals were sound, and governments around the world were not trying to manipulate

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Cost-Cutting Measures Needed for Entitlement Programs

As Harry talks about the U.S. government’s massive debt problem, it’s almost funny how unfunded entitlement programs are nearly an afterthought. “Oh yea, and we’re behind the 8-ball on those,

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Italian Bond Yields Defy Reality

You might think that governments around the world, already overburdened with excessive debt loads, would be pairing back. Eh… not so much. Take Italy as an example. When the global

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Bush Tax Cuts to Debt Ceiling Debate

Rodney Johnson | Friday, January 11, 2013 >> It’s common knowledge that the Republicans got spanked in the fiscal cliff negotiations. As the expiration of the Bush tax cuts loomed,

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Stock Market in 2013

In the wee hours of 2013’s first day, politicians set the tone for another year of dysfunctional governing. But I’m not a political analyst. And while I always keep an

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Lowest… Interest Rates… Ever

Interest rates on U.S. Treasury bonds may never be this low again. Ever. As Harry points out, we’re still facing another nine to 10 years of slowing growth, debt deleveraging