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  • The Sure-Thing Syndrome

    Introduction This week I put out my 2005 forecast that called for a See-Saw Economy. The theme being that the economy will not take off or crater but continue to move along at a relatively slow upward pace. There will be an end game to this cycle, but...
    Posted to John Mauldin's Outside the Box by John Mauldin on 01-10-2005
  • Forecast 2005: The See-Saw Economy

    Introduction Once again it's time for me to demonstrate the foolhardy part of my nature by putting to electronic pen my forecast for 2005. I spend more research time on this one letter than on any four or five combined, simply reading hundreds of...
  • The Bank Credit Analyst's Forecasts For 2005

    Introduction This week, I will review the latest forecasts for the economy and the major investment markets for 2005 from The Bank Credit Analyst. BCA is one of the most widely followed and respected research groups in the world. As long-time clients...
  • PURITAN PAST, PURITAN FUTURE: READER FEEDBACK

    Our controversial article "Puritan Past, Puritan Future?" in WWNK 12/20/04 generated more than 200 reader emails. We thank you all for the great participation and engagement-whether you agreed with us or not. In fact, the feedback was almost...
    Posted to What We Now Know by Doug Casey on 01-03-2005
  • CELL PHONES TO FLOWERS

    The U.S.-as most countries in the world-still has a problem with turning swords to plough shares, but at least there's some good news: Researchers have now devised a way to turn phones into flowers. A team from the University of Warwick's Warwick...
    Posted to What We Now Know by Doug Casey on 01-03-2005
  • MR. X: BACK IN IRAQ

    Our anonymous "on-the-ground" informant, Mr. X, is back. After his last assignment as a bodyguard for executives of a reconstruction company in Baghdad ended, we weren't sure we'd ever hear from him again. But here he is, back in the...
    Posted to What We Now Know by Doug Casey on 01-03-2005
  • IMAGINING THE UNIMAGINABLE

    In what might have been exceptional foresight, Japanese priests named 2004 "the year of disaster." Indeed, it was heralded on December 26, 2003 when a large earthquake in Iran destroyed the city of Bam, killing 30,000 and leaving around 70,000...
    Posted to What We Now Know by Doug Casey on 01-03-2005
  • Puritan Past, Puritan Future? Reader Feedback part 2

    We need more folks like you to speak out! Congratulations on a wonderful essay. (Hal T.) ***************************************** Was the Spanish flu that killed over 500,000 Americans in 1917 the result of two flu viruses being recombined by nature...
    Posted to What We Now Know by Doug Casey on 01-03-2005
  • Saving for a Rainy Quarter Century

    Introduction As we begin the year, it is traditional to think about the future. Today my good friend, Dr. Gary North, helps us to think far into the future, about our plans for retirement. This is one you should forward to friends and family who have...
    Posted to John Mauldin's Outside the Box by John Mauldin on 01-03-2005
  • America's Creativity Crisis

    Introduction We start the year off with a little controversy. This week we take the long view of a problem created by current government policy as a result of the War on Terror that may not show up for 20 years, but if not corrected will have far-reaching...
    Posted to Thoughts From The Frontline by John Mauldin on 12-31-2004
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  • More Fundamentals Of Financial Planning part2?

    Introduction In my November 23, 2004 E-Letter , I discussed some of the very basics of sound financial planning. I had a number of readers respond to that article thanking me for the advice, and many said they were going to send it on to friends and family...
    Posted to Forecasts & Trends by Gary D. Halbert on 12-28-2004
  • THE MEXICAN TSUNAMI

    (originally published on 5/17/04) Multiculturalism has been a hot topic for years. Recently, it found its way into the headlines again, through critical comments by Republican Governor Robert Ehrlich of Maryland. In a WBAL radio interview on May 6, Ehrlich...
    Posted to What We Now Know by Doug Casey on 12-27-2004
  • CANCER SCARE

    How would you answer the question: Is cancer on the rise? If you listened to professional environmentalists and the mainstream media, you would naturally assume the worst. In fact, you might get the impression we were in the midst of an epidemic. You'd...
    Posted to What We Now Know by Doug Casey on 12-27-2004
  • NANOMEDICINE: IT'S IN YOUR BLOOD

    (originally published on 6/14/04) John Smith arrives at the doctor's office with a slight fever, a runny nose and a sore throat; the physician suspects a cold. He inserts a small, handheld device the size of a miniature pocket calculator into the...
    Posted to What We Now Know by Doug Casey on 12-27-2004
  • MOONSTRUCK

    (originally published on 6/28/04) The news of a very strange event that occurred at the end of March, but was quietly swept under the carpet by the mainstream media, is just now beginning to leak out. Expect to hear more about it in the coming days. Here's...
    Posted to What We Now Know by Doug Casey on 12-27-2004