Capital Commerce


September 2007


Gold and the U.S. Dollar

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Should the budget deficit make you buy gold as a hedge against a collapse of the dollar? Perhaps not, according to fund analyst Kurt Brouwer at the Fundmaster blog:

  • The pitch for gold goes something like this: The dollar is losing value because the government is just printing money that is not tied ...
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    China

    Yale Prof.: If Economy Tanks, Hillary and Dems Win in a Landslide

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    Just how badly might a weak economy hurt Republican presidential candidates—and help Democrats—in 2008? To find out, I rang up Ray Fair, an economics professor at Yale University. He's known for his political forecasting model that incorporates economic data as a big factor in predicting which ...

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    TAGS:
    2008 presidential election
    economy
    Democratic Party
    Yale University
    Republican Party

    GOP Debate Seemed Removed From Economic Reality

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    Talk about weird. It was as if Wednesday night's Republican presidential debate hosted by Fox News was beamed in from an alternate reality— Earth 2 or something—where the economy is still booming and housing prices are still rocketing higher. Because here on Earth 1, the six-year economic expansion ...

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    TAGS:
    Federal Reserve
    economy
    economics
    Republican Party
    2008 presidential election
    subprime mortgages
    mortgages
    credit
    federal taxes
    Federal Housing Administration

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