Monthly Archives: February 2011

Review: Diary of a Professional Commodity Trader

I have been following Peter Brandt for about 20 years. I’ve had the opportunity of interviewing him. I’ve tracked the performance of his newsletter. Most importantly, I’ve taken some of his ideas and made money trading them. Peter is a … Continue reading

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One of My Favorite Tools – Shoeboxed

I travel around the world and need to keep track of expenses for tax reporting. I have several problems. One is that I have is that my receipts come in different currencies. The second is that I hate to fill … Continue reading

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The Fed is Insane – Part 1

The chart above shows the yield on 30 year treasury bonds. As you can see, it is in a major bull run and yields have run from 3.6% to 4.6%. Did you think that China was the largest owner of … Continue reading

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We All Want To Cut the Deficit But Not Cut Anything In the Budget!

Except for foreign aid, which amounts to a pimple of spending, Americans don’t want to cut anything in the budget. Yet we want to cut the budget deficit for the simply sensible reason that it is unsustainable. The US is … Continue reading

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