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John manages the popular financial website DollarCollapse.com. His books include The Money Bubble: What To Do Before It Pops (2014), The Collapse Of The Dollar And How to ... more

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Are Cryptocurrencies Inflationary?
There’s a debate raging over what, exactly, bitcoin and the thousand or so other cryptocurrencies actually are. Some heavy-hitters are weighing in with strong, if not always coherent opinions.
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Really Bad Ideas, Part 5: The Fed Should Have – And Defend – An Inflation Target
Central banks in general and the Fed in particular are struggling to understand a world in which they’ve thrown everything they have at the economy without generating “beneficial” inflation. Their confusion can be traced back to false assumptions.
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Can A Company Be Great And A Great Short?
One of the fascinating things about financial bubbles is how they transform great companies into screaming short sale candidates. Put another way, bear markets tend to throw even the prettiest babies out with the bathwater.
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The Real Peak Complacency
Stocks are at record highs while volatility is at a record low. Which is another way of saying that investors aren’t as worried as they probably should be about the coming year.
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Rationality Versus The Market
The late stages of financial bubbles are always tough for rational analysts. Focused as they are on the numbers, such analysts are relatively immune to the emotion that drives the action at market extremes, so they find themselves making predictions.
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Suddenly, “De-Dollarization” Is A Thing
For what seems like decades, other countries have been tiptoeing away from their dependence on the US dollar. What’s happening lately, however, is a lot more serious. It even has an ominous-sounding name: de-dollarization.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

BNDX Vanguard Total International Bond ETF
BWX SPDR Barclays Capital International Treasury Bond ETF
C Citigroup Inc.
DBJP DBX ETF Trust
DIA SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average
DXJ WisdomTree Japan Total Dividend Fund
EU WisdomTree Dreyfus Euro Fund
EWG iShares MSCI Germany Index Fund
EWJ iShares MSCI Japan Index Fund
FEZ SPDR DJ Euro Stoxx 50
FXI iShares China Large-Cap
GE General Electric Company
GIM Templeton Global Income Fund Inc.
GREK Global X MSCI Greece
IAU iShares COMEX Gold Trust
OIL iPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total Return Index ETN
PGJ PowerShares Gldn Dragon Halter USX China
QQQ PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1
SGOL ETFS Physical Swiss Gold
SPY SPDR S&P 500
UCO ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil
UDN PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bearish Fund
USO United States Oil Fund, LP
UUP PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund
UUPT PowerShares DB 3x Long U.S. Dollar Index Futures ETN
VGK VANGUARD EUROPEAN ETF
VGT VANGUARD INFO TECH ETF
XLK Technology Select Sector SPDR
YINN Direxion Daily China 3x Bear
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Work Experience

Website Editor
DollarCollapse.com
2004 - Present (14 years)
I manage DollarCollapse.com, a "gloom and doom" website that chronicles our ongoing descent into financial crisis, while offering investment advice designed to make the descent profitable if not fun.
Writer
CFA Magazine
January 2000 - Present (18 years 1 month)
I also contribute regularly to CFA Magazine, which goes out primarily to money managers and financial analysts.

Education

New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business
MBA
1980 / 1983
Finance
Kent State University
BS
1974 / 1978
Economics

Publications

The Money Bubble
John Rubino, James Turk
DollarCollapse Press
01/02/2014
Chronicle of the financial mistakes made by the US, Europe, and Japan since the crisis of 2008, and strategies for investing for the inevitable next crisis.
The Collapse of the Dollar and How To Profit From It
John Rubino, James Turk
Crown Business
09/01/2008
Co-authored with GoldMoney's James Turk, a brief history of the policy mistakes that led to the ongoing financial crisis, and strategies for investing in precious metals and other hard assets to profit from what's coming.
Clean Money: Picking Winners in the Green Tech Boom
John Rubino
Wiley
07/01/2008
A (a bit premature as it turns out) look at alternative energy and other clean technologies, with advice for investors on choosing among them.