Commodities

I have seen a few pieces online in recent weeks predicting the end of the world as we know it because of soaring commodity prices. Some such as Jeremy Grantham one of the founders and Chief Strategist of Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo (GMO) is predicting a paradigm shift in commodity prices. To quote the opening…

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I Love a Good Chart

This is from Chart of the Day who occasionally produce some interesting charts – although most of the time they are obscure things such as measuring GDP in gherkins The chart below is the  long term inflation adjusted median price of US housing. Not only did housing prices increase at a rapid rate from 1991…

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Freeloaders

I enjoy capitalism and capitalism via trading because it gives you almost immediate feedback as to your success or failure – there is no need to wait a round to see how things went. The one thing that does give me a chronic case of the squirts is corporate welfare, we have already had the…

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Remarkable Data

I have mentioned before the lack of data regarding real estate which is one of the reasons why it is hard to take any short term pronouncement about real estate seriously. There simply isnt enough quality data to make these sorts of judgments and this situation would obviously be of benefit to land rats since…

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