Monthly Archives: December 2013

EQ: attributes worth cultivating for the New Year

I am frequently amazed at how few questions people ask in conversation. So many are content to talk and talk but not listen. This makes for very boring, one-sided conversations and it is very difficult to learn that way. Emotional … Continue reading

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Danielle’s weekly market update

Danielle was a guest with Jim Goddard on Talk Digital Network talking about recent trends in the world economy and markets. You can listen to an audio clip here.

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All aboard and then some–record margin debt

The latest look at margin debt levels (levered speculators) in the context of the secular bear in the S&P that began in 2000 is breathtaking to say the least. The available data shows to the end of November and the … Continue reading

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Retailers making “desperate effort with huge discounts”

As I took my daughter to the mall yesterday to use her gift cards from Christmas, I could not help but notice the 70 to 80% off signs everywhere. Living in a world of too much stuff does offer some … Continue reading

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Human evolution’s creative drive

This is a very interesting discussion. I am always fascinated by how brilliant, collaborative, innovative and also incredibly short-sighted and thick we humans can be– all at the same time. Culture, via language and cooperative behaviour, evolves hand-in-hand with our … Continue reading

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Secular bear update

Good overview update from Crestmont Research’s Ed Easterling, reminding us that wishful thinking, hopes and all the Fed liquidity in the world cannot change the fact that the secular bear that began in 2000 has much further to go before … Continue reading

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