Sweet Dreams and Nightmares Await US Jobs Report

Sweet Dreams and Nightmares Await US Jobs Report

August 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

COMMENTARY–ProspectingJournal.com–Perhaps it’s time to make some bets. After today’s horrible stock market plunge, there are likely few investors who have emerged confident, let alone financially victorious. A week of losses across the board and a joke of a US debt deal are hardly encouraging signs for those who are still bothering with the worldwide, digital [...]

Debt-Terrorism and Gold Records: Just Another Day

Debt-Terrorism and Gold Records: Just Another Day

August 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

COMMENTARY–ProspectingJournal–Whether an illusion or not, a bubble or a parabolic paradigm shift, gold puts a smile on my face every time I hear it in the news or read about it among the vast sea of opinions. Forget the so-called economists and anti-gold philosophers: when gold goes up it does so in contrast to fear, [...]

Canada’s Reserved Currency Gone Wild

Canada’s Reserved Currency Gone Wild

July 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

COMMENTARY—ProspectingJournal.com—Canada’s reputation as a slightly dull but dependable financial safe-haven has made its way back into the international spotlight. The loonie hit a 3 ½ year high against the US dollar this week, at $1.06US, as Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney’s sober comments hinted at what many central banks can now only dream about: [...]

Mortgage Mayhem: Just Around the Corner?

Mortgage Mayhem: Just Around the Corner?

July 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

COMMENTARY—ProspectingJournal—If China’s recent interest rate hikes, Greece’s debt fiasco, America’s upcoming double dip, and Portugal’s acclaimed “junk” rating should teach the average Canadian one thing, it’s that perhaps now is not a good time to take out a large mortgage for that waterfront condo. There’s enough financial armageddon stories out there to attract even those [...]

Parthenon for Sale! Economic Freedom Now the Only Freedom

Parthenon for Sale! Economic Freedom Now the Only Freedom

June 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

COMMENTARY—ProspectingJournal—It seems that every generation has its great defining moments, ideas, and conflicts. The storming of the Bastille, the birth of Communism, WWII, The Great Depression, the list goes on. Often, these events create movements that stand for the pursuit of something, such as freedom from oppression and overall bad guys . . . Yet, for my generation, our current quest for [...]

Canada’s Hack-n-Slash Strategy, Once Bemoaned, Now Admired

Canada’s Hack-n-Slash Strategy, Once Bemoaned, Now Admired

May 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

COMMENTARY—Prospectingjournal.com—It seems that all those years of enduring the “boring country’” stereotype are finally paying off, as the flashier and exciting EU nations are now drooling over Canada’s deficit-destroying tactics of the pre-Harper years. And what a treat it is for aging Liberals Jean Chrétien and Paul Martin, who must surely feel pressured to help [...]

Debt Politics in the (Formerly) Free World

Debt Politics in the (Formerly) Free World

May 20, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

COMMENTARY—Prospectingjournal.com—The US debt has skyrocketed to such a ridiculous level that it’s almost tempting to cheer it on, like when you near the rain-record in summer and actually start rooting for it, despite the misery. Well here I am in Canada, nervously standing on top of a nation that, proudly or not (I‘m guessing not), [...]

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