The Decade's Best National Currency

Submitted by Roanman on Wed, 03/17/2010 - 14:24

 

James Turk founder of GoldMoney.com has created the following spreadsheet.

Mr. Turk also writes and publishes the Freemarket Gold and Money Report.

Click anywhere within the spreadsheet to link to the original article.

Recommended.

 

Gold's Rate of Appreciation Against 23 World Currencies
    2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Average
Switzerland franc -4.1% 5.0% 3.9% 7.0% -3.0% 36.2% 13.9% 22.1% -0.3% 20.3% 10.1%
Denmark krone 1.3% 7.7% 5.8% -0.2% -2.2% 35.5% 10.2% 18.8% 10.9% 20.3% 10.8%
euro/DEM euro 1.1% 8.1% 5.9% -0.5% -2.1% 35.1% 10.2% 18.8% 11.0% 20.4% 10.8%
Canada dollar -2.1% 8.8% 23.7% -2.2% -2.0% 14.5% 22.8% 11.5% 31.1% 5.9% 11.2%
New Zealand dollar 10.8% 8.9% -0.9% -4.4% -4.2% 25.1% 19.3% 19.5% 40.5% -1.5% 11.3%
Norway krone 3.6% 4.5% -3.6% 14.9% -4.0% 31.0% 13.5% 14.6% 36.0% 2.8% 11.3%
Australia dollar 11.2% 11.3% 13.5% -10.5% 1.4% 25.6% 14.4% 18.1% 33.0% -3.6% 11.4%
China yuan -5.7% 2.5% 24.8% 19.5% 5.2% 15.2% 18.8% 22.9% -1.0% 24.0% 12.6%
Singapore dollar -2.1% 9.3% 17.2% 17.1% 1.1% 20.4% 13.3% 23.1% 6.0% 21.0% 12.6%
Thailand baht 5.0% 4.3% 21.8% 9.7% 3.0% 24.9% 8.2% 7.4% 24.6% 19.0% 12.8%
Sweden krona 4.7% 13.5% 3.7% -1.0% -2.5% 40.7% 5.8% 24.2% 29.1% 12.6% 13.1%
Malaysia ringgit -5.7% 2.5% 24.7% 19.6% 5.2% 17.6% 14.7% 23.2% 10.3% 22.9% 13.5%
Japan yen 5.5% 17.4% 13.0% 7.9% 0.9% 35.7% 24.0% 23.4% -14.0% 27.1% 14.1%
Hong Kong dollar -5.4% 2.4% 24.7% 19.1% 5.4% 17.9% 23.2% 31.8% 5.2% 24.0% 14.8%
USA dollar -5.7% 2.5% 24.7% 19.6% 5.2% 18.2% 22.8% 31.4% 5.8% 23.9% 14.9%
Taiwan dollar -0.4% 8.1% 23.7% 17.1% -1.7% 22.1% 22.1% 30.8% 6.9% 20.9% 15.0%
UK pound 1.8% 5.4% 12.7% 7.9% -2.0% 31.8% 7.8% 29.7% 43.7% 12.1% 15.1%
South Korea won 5.2% 6.2% 12.6% 20.2% -8.6% 15.3% 13.1% 32.3% 42.7% 14.3% 15.3%
India rupee 1.3% 5.8% 24.0% 13.5% 0.0% 22.8% 20.5% 17.4% 30.5% 18.4% 15.4%
Brazil real 1.7% 21.4% 91.0% -2.2% -3.5% 3.9% 12.3% 9.6% 37.9% -6.8% 16.5%
South Africa rand 15.9% 62.4% -10.8% -6.7% -11.3% 32.5% 36.6% 28.1% 43.5% -1.9% 18.8%
Mexico peso -4.3% -2.4% 42.0% 28.9% 4.4% 12.7% 24.8% 32.9% 34.0% 17.0% 19.0%
Sri Lanka rupee 8.8% 15.2% 29.7% 19.6% 13.5% 15.6% 29.3% 32.9% 10.0% 25.5% 20.0%
 

 

Reading on a Monday Morning

Submitted by Roanman on Mon, 03/15/2010 - 14:10

China Talks Tough to U.S.

Submitted by Roanman on Mon, 03/15/2010 - 07:55

 

From today's Wall Street Journal

 

China Talks Tough to U.S.

Premier Blames American 'Trade Protectionism' for Tensions Over Currency

By ANDREW BATSON, IAN JOHNSON And ANDREW BROWNE

BEIJING—Premier Wen Jiabao aimed sharp words at Washington on Sunday, ceding little ground on China's currency policy and suggesting that U.S. efforts to boost its exports by weakening the dollar amounted to "a kind of trade protectionism."

Link to the entire story here  

 

If anyone would know it when they see it ............

 

 

CBS Obama Poll

Submitted by Roanman on Thu, 03/11/2010 - 07:00

 

The CBS News Blog has been running a poll on President Obama's first year in office.

The poll was published on the CBS news web site January 20 2010 at 2 PM and continues until the time of this posting.

While the following qualifier is attached to the poll,

"This is not a scientific poll.  The results above are for information purposes only, and should not be confused with the results of the scientific polls conducted by CBS News."

This is pretty damning stuff.

It's difficult to see how the guy bounces back from a fall like this.

Click anywhere below to vote if you are of a mind to.

I have no idea how long CBS intends to let the thing run.

 

The Economy

A:    2.48%

B:    3.31%

 

 

To quote Zygmund Dobbs

Submitted by Roanman on Tue, 03/09/2010 - 09:09

 

"The great virtue is consumption, extravagance, improvidence.

The great vice is saving, thrift and ‘financial prudence ...

... If there are no savings there is no private money for investment.

Without private investors the government must provide investment capital.

If the government provides for investment, it has the power to dictate the conduct and processes of those who need investment capital."

 

The above quote was taken from Zygmund Dobbs' book, "Keynes at Harvard"

The economic theory's of John Maynard Keynes are those that are being practiced by all of the governments presently in power throughout the entire western world and much of the east including Japan.

It came to my attention in an email blast that evidently I must subscribe to from Brian Hicks at Energy and Capital ominously titled'

"Obama Wants to Spend Your Retirement Money".

Which by the way, I believe.

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times,

"The fact of my paranoia is in no way evidence that they're not out to get me."

 

Unemployment by level of educational attainment

Submitted by Roanman on Mon, 03/08/2010 - 08:08

 

I've been a subscriber to Chart Of The Day for a while now and find it to be useful.

Although I believe it might be more accurately called "Chart Of The Every Five To Eight Days Or So".

I mostly give them the benefit of the doubt and consider the likelihood that I'm just missing the occasional email.

Here's why even though you're really, really tired when you get home, you still get off your dead ass and help your kids with their Algebra.

Once they're gone, and you've become accustomed to an empty house, you might not want them moving back home.

 

 

No Post for You

Submitted by Roanman on Fri, 03/05/2010 - 06:59

 

Apologies.

I'm traveling this weekend.

And am not likely to be posting for the next several days.

Even though I whine about it continually, I'd like to thank everyone who has taken the time to call or email their support.

In particular, those of you who have forwarded the site on to a friend.

I am also pleased and gratified to be able to say that the site has reached the point where the vast majority of it's readership doesn't have my cell.

I'd especially like to thank the folks who have found the site on their own and have continued to come back.

I'll be posting again probably Tuesday.

Meanwhile, below I've posted a quote that I've been saving to attach to some future story having to do with more Global Warming alarmists getting caught cooking the books.

I've been looking at it in anticipation about every day for the past month.

I can't stand it any more.

I've also posted an outstanding video of Sam and Dave doing their thing.

That should please those of you who are of a certain age and have managed to retain your funk.

 Actually, in this instance your soul, which is not the same thing as your Soul, which is as you know ..... a completely different conversation.

Enjoy.

Thanks again.

 

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