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2009

Oct. 2009 – Economic Indicators, Tea Leaves, etc.

The next time you encounter a “talking head” pontificating about “where investors should be during this phase of the business cycle,” reach for the remote. During recessions the financial media invariably fixate on whether recovery has begun and what that portends for investors. However, economic indicators in fact provide no information that is useful with …

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Jun. 2009 – Price Inflation and TIPS: Expecting the Unexpected

News of impending hyper-inflation is everywhere. Fund managers, financial bloggers and economic commentators are showcasing their “inflationsniffing” bona fi des and providing insight on how to confront this specter. Notably, Universa Investments, a fund associated with Nassim N. Taleb, best selling author of The Black Swan, has launched the “Black Swan Protection Protocol Inflation fund” …

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