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I would like to acknowledge and give thanks to many who have helped to shape and contribute to my understanding of The Perfect Financial Storm. First, I would like to thank the good Lord for giving me the wisdom to challenge...

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Throughout this Storm Series, I have identified potential storm fronts that will soon engulf the financial markets. The front edge of the storm has already arrived. It can be seen in the collapse of the technology bubble...

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The coming boom in natural resources will be driven by population growth, economic expansion, and the spread of industrialization. As wealth expands through industrialization in the developing world, it is accompanied by...

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I believe we are now in the final year of The Seven Fat Years and that the lean years are ahead of us. How one manages the approaching storms will depend on your perspective and preparation. As I wrote in the beginning...

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There are four special circumstances that would argue against an economic recovery or even an anemic recovery at best. In many ways these circumstances are the result of policy decisions made in Washington and...

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The boom that grew into a bubble is still being fed by a constant infusion of credit. We've seen the money recycled between the stock and bond markets with derivatives and day trading steroids adding volatility to the mix.

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This is the Table of Contents for Part 10: Riders on the Storm

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The ocean and the atmosphere form a two-layer system that produces what we call climate or weather. The interactions that take place between these elements produce heat or cold, rain or drought, calm or storms.

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During the last decade, demand for gold exceeded supply year after year. Under normal circumstances and in free markets, the price of gold would be expected to rise. Instead it has steadily declined. Why?

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To trigger The Perfect Financial Storm, all that is needed is another shock to the financial system. It could be another LTCM or a monetary crisis like the European Monetary System in 1992. Today's derivative contracts link...

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