Where Is The Fear?

One thing has me puzzled – apparently because of the PIIG’s the financial world is about to end. Yet, oddly enough for a world that is about to go tits up there is a remarkable lack of fear in the market as evidenced by the continued tendency of the VIX to dwaddle along doing nothing…

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Socialist or Capitalist

Great little piece on the gains in markets under various economic philosophies. This is the most telling chart from the article. You will note that we rank 17th out of 18 countries and the laissez–faire Yanks rank 15th. The orignal article from which this chart is drawn can be found here and it makes a…

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House Hunting

I have never been a real estate person – I have always found the process of buying a home to be time consuming, stressful and to be honest friggen primitive. There is all that paperwork, talking to banks, dealing with land rats and then you have to wait for several months before you actually get…

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