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February 2011

Time to Short the Restaurant Chains?

by John Rubino on February 21, 2011 · 13 comments

Over the past year I’ve suggested shorting the for-profit education stocks, muni bonds, US Treasury bonds, and junk bonds. And so far, not so good. Asset prices just keep floating on the tide of liquidity pouring out of the Fed. As the saying goes, it’s all one market these days, with even inversely-correlated assets like […]

Parabolic Inflation and “Deficit Hysteria”

by John Rubino on February 16, 2011 · 38 comments

One of the disturbing things about trying to understand the US economy is the sense that official statistics don’t match personal experience. They seem to be lying to us, in other words, and more blatantly all the time; hence the popularity of honest analysts like John Williams at ShadowStats.com. Here’s another interesting alternative source, courtesy […]

Who Has the Cheapest Bullion?

by John Rubino on February 8, 2011 · 14 comments

Back in November Wired Magazine published an article (Bargain Junkies Are Beating Retailers at Their Own Game) about how technology is giving shoppers access to every store’s prices and circulating huge coupons (think GroupOn). Apparently, if you’re looking for a Blu-Ray player, chainsaw or new mattress, you pull up one of these sites and ask […]

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