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  • An Asset Allocation Strategy For The Intelligent Investor

    Introduction This week's report is about some research finding from a group in Bellevue, Washington called Evergreen Capital Management, LLC. They have built a proprietary model that is used to predict when mutual fund styles (large-mid-small capitalization...
    Posted to John Mauldin's Outside the Box by John Mauldin on 04-04-2005
  • $100 Oil is the Solution

    Introduction How can we go from oil priced in the low teens only a few years ago to oil now holding steady in the mid-50s? This week we have seen a projected price spike of $105 from Goldman Sachs. Can you say $4 a gallon gasoline, boys and girls? $100...
    Posted to Thoughts From The Frontline by John Mauldin on 04-02-2005
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  • Getting Your Affairs In Order - Beyond Living Wills

    Introduction The Terri Schiavo case has focused America’s attention on the need for living wills. It has been reported that because of the publicity, literally millions of Americans are seeking advice on how to prepare a living will so that their loved...
    Posted to Forecasts & Trends by Gary D. Halbert on 03-29-2005
  • OUR MAN IN CHINA

    Mr. X, our insider in Iraq, has recently kept silent. But since his views were very popular with our readers, we have found someone in another political and economic hotspot: The People's Republic of China. UK citizen Antony Peyton has been living...
    Posted to What We Now Know by Doug Casey on 03-28-2005
  • NEW GOOGLE GADGETS

    What if there were a software that lets you find and organize all the pictures on your computer--including the ones you forgot about--edit them, share them with others, arrange them into slide shows, movies, and collages... all for free? Google , tirelessly...
    Posted to What We Now Know by Doug Casey on 03-28-2005
  • FLOSSING--THE GREAT IN-BETWEEN

    Flossing your teeth daily can save more than just your smile. According to dental experts, flossing is not only important for oral hygiene, but for our hearts and overall good health. Of course, those already familiar with the power of the string will...
    Posted to What We Now Know by Doug Casey on 03-28-2005
  • RESOLVING THE HEALTH CARE CRISIS

    Recently, WWNK took a hard look at Social Security, and discovered that it is not nearly in as rough a condition as the fear mongers in politics would have us believe. Today we turn our attention to Medicare, another federal program that's received...
    Posted to What We Now Know by Doug Casey on 03-28-2005
  • Bargain Hunter

    Introduction Once again we look at one of my favorite analysts and behavioral finance thinker, James Montier of Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein in London. James wrote a fascinating book two years ago called "Behavioural Finance: A User's Guide"...
    Posted to John Mauldin's Outside the Box by John Mauldin on 03-28-2005
  • MONSTER FOR SALE

    We've recently seen the Virgin Mary grilled-cheese sandwich, spoonfuls of water from a styrofoam cup Elvis supposedly drank from, and a haunted cane being sold on eBay. But the creativity of eBay sellers seems boundless: Now a Philadelphia mother...
    Posted to What We Now Know by Doug Casey on 03-21-2005
  • GOVERNMENT SECRETS ON THE NET

    Pundits from both major parties agree that--aside from the Nixon administration- - the Bush group is the most secretive administration to date. Want to see the federal government's regulation that authorizes airport security personnel to pat you down...
    Posted to What We Now Know by Doug Casey on 03-21-2005
  • CAN HIV CURE CANCER?

    An estimated 60,000 Americans will be diagnosed with melanoma this year. Another 8,000 people will die from the disease, according to the American Cancer Society. To fight that dreaded disease, for 20 years researchers have unsuccessfully tried to find...
    Posted to What We Now Know by Doug Casey on 03-21-2005
  • THE HOUSING BUBBLE

    One of the biggest considerations overhanging the economy at this point is: Is there a housing bubble? You can find opinions on both sides of this question, but there is no doubt that housing prices have been on a tear. Whereas from 1950 to 1995, housing...
    Posted to What We Now Know by Doug Casey on 03-21-2005
  • Of Bonds & Zombies

    Introduction This week's research comes once again from the GaveKal Ad Hoc Comment publication, however this piece was done by Anatole Kaletsky, a different analyst than the previous reports we have highlighted. This group is located in Hong Kong...
    Posted to John Mauldin's Outside the Box by John Mauldin on 03-21-2005
  • The New Retirement Model

    Introduction It seems like every week I get a letter from a reader asking questions along the following line: "How can I make a lot of money so I can retire early and/or live the lifestyle I want to live when I do retire?" Most of them are phrased...
    Posted to Thoughts From The Frontline by John Mauldin on 03-19-2005
  • Reverse Mortgages Offer New Hope For Seniors

    Introduction In the investment industry, we often talk about seniors who are “house-rich but cash-poor,” in that they have a home, but do not have enough money for regular monthly expenses such as food and medicine. In many cases, family members are required...