Category Archives: Rants

…on various issues and events

Are you ready to start living the forex trading dream?

  You know the dream, right?  Gazing out at the sunset from your penthouse apartment on the 50th floor of the swankiest building in the city as you contemplate the latest developments in the global markets. After an exhilarating workout … Continue reading

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A failed coup and a lost opportunity

Greetings all!   As a former U.S. military officer, I’m generally not in favor of military coups. One of the first things that officer training emphasizes is that the military is subservient to civilian authority. The military is governed; it … Continue reading

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Globalists for liberty

The day after the Brexit vote, I happened to see a commentator on Fox News who brought up an interesting point. She said that for many people in Britain, the vote wasn’t about immigration, nationalism, economic theory, or any other … Continue reading

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Brexit Celebration

Hooray!  Huzzah!!   Greetings all!! Just thought I’d celebrate the Brexit vote with this: Hopefully, Scotland breaks away as well, along with Northern Ireland, which can finally unite with the rest of Ireland.  England is better off without these main … Continue reading

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Fog in channel, continent cut off!

Greetings all, I’m unclear on whether the above headline ever actually appeared in a British newspaper or not, but I have to agree with the sentiment. Europe needs the UK much more than the UK needs the bloated bureaucracy in … Continue reading

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Trump vs. Hillary: So it begins…

Greetings! Pursuant to the “promoting reason and liberty” portion of my tag line, I occasionally post a philosophical rant in this space while trying to steer clear of day-to-day political analysis. However, I think recent developments in the current U.S. … Continue reading

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Why I don’t trade the Yuan (or even the Renminbi)

I divide the currencies I trade into two types. For purposes of carry trading over the past few years of low global rates, I’ve used more exotic or emerging market currencies like the Turkish Lira, Indian rupee, Hungarian forint, and … Continue reading

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Oil, Ideology, and World War III

Greetings all! You may have heard something over the past few weeks about a little drop in the price of oil or some such thing. I’m pretty sure a couple of the financial news outlets mentioned it…about eighty times an … Continue reading

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Silliness at the Fed?

A few days ago, I wrote about how it’s important to take the messy real world into consideration when conducting fundamental analysis of the markets. I’m talking about the world beyond the charts, trend lines, economic statistics, financial news releases … Continue reading

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Sliding Oil Prices – Good or Bad?

Greetings all! I was tuned into Larry Kudlow’s radio show on Saturday night, and of course he and his guests got around to the topic of why the current stock market selloff is happening. One of the culprits that pundits … Continue reading

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