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Hedge Fund Bets on Agriculture

Hedge Fund Bets on Agriculture

December 31, 2009 by  
Filed under Inflation Hedge Strategies

Forget about the shiny metals, and the gooey black stuff they use to make gasoline. Optima Fund, New York based “fund of funds” that claims to have $6 billion under management, is placing their anti inflation bet on American farmland.

Adjusted for Inflation, Dow Looks Much Worse

December 29, 2009 by  
Filed under Inflation Hedge Strategies

If you adjust for inflation, the Dow Jones Industrial Average would be 8200 today, down a nasty 28 percent from where it stood in 1999. If you think that the sounds bad, if you adjust for inflation, the Dow needs to climb to 13460, just to be even with its 1999 level.

Paul Krugman Says Don’t Worry About Inflation

Paul Krugman Says Don’t Worry About Inflation

December 26, 2009 by  
Filed under Inflation or Deflation

Paul Krugman attempts to counter the most popular inflationista arguments regarding the inevitability of inflation.

The Dollar, Get Out Now!

The Dollar, Get Out Now!

December 24, 2009 by  
Filed under Inflation Hedge Strategies

Tim Hanson makes the case that the dollar might not be the best investment now. He suggests that investors look at non-dollar based alternatives instead of their favorite dollar based stocks.

Jim Rogers: I Would Not Buy Base Metals At This Point In Time

December 23, 2009 by  
Filed under Smart Money Says

Inflation or Deflation? Robert Samuelson Worries About Both

Inflation or Deflation? Robert Samuelson Worries About Both

December 22, 2009 by  
Filed under Inflation or Deflation

Psychology matters. What economists call “expectations” shape how workers, managers and investors behave. If they fear inflation, they act in ways that bring it about. The converse is also true, as the late 1940s show.

James Altucher Says He is So Bored of Gold

James Altucher Says He is So Bored of Gold

December 22, 2009 by  
Filed under Inflation Hedge Strategies

James Altrucher appeared on Tech Ticker on December 16, 2009 and declared:

“I’m so bored of gold already – it’s just a rock,” Altucher says in the accompanying video. “I don’t like betting on things where there’s just one premise – ‘everybody’s going to panic so let’s buy gold’.”