Market Wrap: 7 June 2013 – US equities remain in uptrend, palladium decouples from other precious metals & the Aussie dollar drops sharply

This regular column reviews the condition of several different markets including: stocks, commodities, currencies and precious metals. This week focuses on the Wilshire 5000, West Texas Intermediate crude oil, palladium, and the Australian dollar.

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Keynesianism, inflation & euthanasia of the rentier: A survival guide

The Keynesian economic policies being pursued by finance ministers, central bankers and politicians around the world are designed to create inflation and destroy the wealth of investors. This article outlines the dangers and explores ways in which investors can protect themselves.

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When Bridgewater makes a bet on stocks, commodities, oil & gold miners, investors should take notice

In both 2010 and 2011, Bridgewater was ranked the largest and best-performing hedge fund in the world. Therefore when they make bullish bets on stocks, commodities, oil & gold miners, investors should take notice.

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DOATFT: Oil & palladium make new highs but most other commodities tumble

In this month’s Diary of a Trend Following Trader (DOATFT) I close out my soybean trade at a small profit, go long oil and palladium (which have broken out to new highs), and go short wheat, corn, gold, silver, platinum, heating oil and natural gas.

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Weekly Market Wrap: 12 Dec 2012

This regular column serves as a review of general market conditions and covers stocks, commodities, precious metals, currencies, bonds, and other areas that may be of interest such as rare earth metals and graphene.

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Despite all the doom & gloom the energy sector still looks attractive

A growing number of market analysts are predicting that the US economy is heading for recession and that stocks have begun a new bear market. Despite all the doom & gloom however, the energy sector still looks attractive.

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A Vicious Cycle: Part II

In this two part article, John Butler tackles the subject of currency debasement. As John points out, “Yes, this [currency debasement] may clearly and directly rob savers to bail-out borrowers, but if other methods fail, then devaluation will ensure a de-leveraging of the economy.”

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Death Knells for the US Dollar: Part II

Mexico is in the process to make concrete a major deal to sell crude oil to China, but not in US Dollar terms. The Chinese declaration of financial war against the Untied States has reached both the northern border in Canada and the southern border in Mexico.

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