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More Thoughts on the Economy Part II

Monday, January 25th, 2010

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Originally Posted 5th January 2009
The Unthinkable Political Turnaround Could Actually Happen
To my regular readers I have made it quite clear that I think the likelihood of Gordon Brown being re-elected is about as likely as me learning rocket science. However, a recent series of illusions with more still to come could see this trick of [...]

Quantitative Easing and Mortgage Availability

Monday, January 25th, 2010

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Originally Posted 2nd January 2009
A Question From A Site Member:
Hi Andy Given the Fed’s decision in the US to go down the path of “quantitative easing” (my understanding is that in essence this means making more money available for the banks to lend) and the likelihood that this will (albeit eventually) happen in the UK, [...]

More Thoughts on the Economy Part I

Monday, January 25th, 2010

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Originally Posted 2nd January 2009
I am going to release a series of these over the next week or so, as there is quite a lot to cover.
UK Property – Research is a Property Investors Best Defence Against the Dark Side Which is Better Known as ‘The Media’
I’m back from Cyprus now and have been [...]

Full Steam Ahead Towards The Iceberg Of Depression *Update*

Monday, January 25th, 2010

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Originally Posted 17th December 2008
Quick update following the release of the minutes of the MPC meeting:
This update is about why the Bank of England only went to 1% when they clearly should have done more.
The following excerpt is taken from their minutes:

Some Thoughts on the Economy

Monday, January 25th, 2010

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Originally Posted 16th December 2008
Here are a few thoughts I have at the moment. They don’t really offer any conclusions, just hopefully raise some awareness of what’s going on.
What Will The Policy Makers Offer Next?
We are entering an undiscovered world at the moment where the economical theorists have only ever ventured before from the safety [...]

WARNING: Your Financial Well Being Is At Stake

Monday, January 25th, 2010

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Originally Posted 15th December 2008
Below you’ll find a report containing what I consider to be some of the most important financial advice I have ever given.
This report was first published on my blog but as it was primarily intended for my site members, I have reproduced it here along with the comments given thus far

Full Steam Ahead Towards The Iceberg Of Depression

Monday, January 25th, 2010

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Originally Posted 12th December 2008
This week we saw the Bank of England reduce their base rate by a further 1%. My first word on hearing the policy makers decision on Thursday was F**k! Though not for the reason you’ll be thinking but because I was very disappointed. I’m wearing two hats here really. I was [...]

Why Cooking The Books Isn’t Going To Work This Time

Monday, January 25th, 2010

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Originally Posted 19th November 2008
My long time readers will know that I have been saying to watch the Libor rates and the unemployment figures for a sign as to what is going to happen next. People have said to me, ‘but there’s no problem with unemployment.’ I said, ‘there isn’t now, but there will be.’

The Bank of England’s Latest Work of Fiction

Monday, January 25th, 2010

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Originally Posted 12th November 2008
I’m talking about their inflation report.
Here are the notes I made while reading through – it should be noted at this stage that I got so fed up reading this report that I had to go away, have a drink and come back to it. This has been added in the [...]

If Someone Gets It Consistently Wrong Then Why Do We Continue To Accept Them?

Monday, January 25th, 2010

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Originally Posted 28th October 2008
The Bank Of England and Mervyn King have been consistently getting it wrong for ages and as my regular readers know I’ve been saying this and questioning the value of their inflation targeting and furthermore their ability to predict the future. Also I occasionally write stake in the ground articles so [...]

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