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Persistence Is The Answer

Monday, January 25th, 2010

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Originally posted 22nd April 2009
I was chatting with Greg yesterday about how it is going finding properties for clients right now and he was explaining the problems that we are facing currently. The biggest problem we are having is the one that I mentioned would happen a few months ago.
That is, the first time buyers [...]

The Real Reasons Behind The Crises Part II

Monday, January 25th, 2010

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Originally posted 9th April 2009
What If We Were A Great Bank?
So let’s say we were a bank and we started out with say £2,000,000 of capital. So we started trading and we took in deposits and decided to loan out our deposits at a higher rate than the interest we were paying for the them. [...]

The Real Reasons Behind The Crisis Part I

Monday, January 25th, 2010

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Originally posted 8th April 2009
It has been said at the moment that if you are not confused then you are not thinking clearly.
The credit markets are frozen and despite the recent surge in the stock market, they remain so. So any recovery in stocks will turn out to be a false dawn until these are [...]

Full Steam Ahead Towards the Iceberg of Depression Turbo-Charged

Monday, January 25th, 2010

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Originally posted 20th March 2009
I wrote a few months ago that we were full steam ahead towards an iceberg of depression. Well in the last few weeks this lot have found how to strap a turbo-charger to the engine – very depressing! Which of course, is why it is called a depression.

Let The War Begin

Monday, January 25th, 2010

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Originally posted 17th March 2009
There’s some big problems out there at the moment and this week, would you believe, one of the most frugal nations on earth decided to stage an attack. Last week Switzerland’s Central Bank moved to devalue their currency…Now to most this doesn’t sound like a very big deal and actually sounds [...]

The Great Experiment

Monday, January 25th, 2010

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Originally posted 13th March 2009
I’ve been meaning to write about this for some while now but there has never been enough time and as I stare at the notes I made whilst reading and evaluating the financial crisis, I see there really is an abundance that I could write about. However, this subject needs to [...]

It Appears That the Manipulation of the Press Is Alive and Well in the UK

Monday, January 25th, 2010

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Originally posted 2nd March 2009
The other day I wrote about an article published by the Telegraph on the 11th February. The headline was ‘European banks may need £16.3 trillion bail out’. In the article the reporter revealed that he had seen a document produced by the European Commission which briefed the EU’s finance ministers on [...]

Nationalising The Banks, When Will It Happen And Is It The Only Way?

Monday, January 25th, 2010

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Originally posted 26th February 2009
I’m going to quote part of an article today written by Nouriel Roubini, regarding the alternative choices to nationalising the banks and how he doesn’t see these as working. As you will know he is among a very short list of people whose opinions I have found myself most aligned with [...]

More Thoughts on the Economy Part XIV

Monday, January 25th, 2010

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Originally posted 24th February 2009
The ECB Is Further Behind The Curve Than Almost Anyone Is Realising
I’m going to cover how and why what hasn’t yet happened in this crisis is actually a lot worse than what has and why the epicentre for it is not going to be the US and will actually be Europe.
The [...]

World Trade Is Falling Into An Abyss

Monday, January 25th, 2010

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Originally posted 17th February 2009
Consumer spending is about 60% of world GDP and with assets falling or having fallen around the world and unemployment starting to rise, the consumers are in a state of shock and have stopped spending. Not a lot we didn’t know there but it is relevant to us as the central [...]

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