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Demographics boosted demand, now drives savings
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The blog is very pleased to have been invited to write for today’s Financial Times. Its articl...

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The blog’s 6 monthly survey of major stock markets, now including the US 30 year Treasury bond...

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Baby-Boomers cut spending, start saving
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Consumer spending is 70% of US GDP. And because US GDP is so large, this means the US consumer is 17...

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US 3 year interest rates back to 1940’s levels
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US junk bond issue hits record as GDP slows
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Investment tip of the week
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Following on from the blog’s note yesterday, an investment banker reader passed on a similar i...

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I noted earlier this year that China was now exporting inflation, rather than the deflation of the p...

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