Global stock market performance round-up (August 31, 2007)

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Global stock markets regained much of their credit squeeze losses during the second half of August 2007 to end the month only in slightly negative territory. The MSCI World Index was down -0.3% and the MSCI Emerging Markets Index lost -2.2%, but ten of the 54 indices in the accompanying table still […]

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Robert Shiller: ”We have a housing crisis developing”

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I have often written and talked about the US housing situation being the Achilles heel of the US economic outlook. As stated before, the unwinding of the US housing situation has some way to go before the system rids itself fully of all the excesses accumulated during the multi-year upswing.

The […]

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Smart money bets on surging gold price

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When it comes to gold bullion and gold stocks, I need to confess that I started my investment career in 1984 as none other than a mining analyst. Ever since those days of calculating net present values on my trusted HP12C I have been intrigued by the shenanigans of the yellow metal […]

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Words from the wise for the week that was (August 25 to 31, 2007)

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Before highlighting some memorable quotes from market commentators during the past week, let’s briefly review the week’s market action on the basis of a few performance charts.

Global stock markets were generally higher, with the top performance coming from emerging markets – again spearheaded by China and Hong Kong – and […]

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