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I graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1984 with a degree in electronic engineering and from 1984 until 1998 worked in the commercial construction industry as an engineer, a project manager and an operations manager. 

I began investing in the stock market 2 ... more

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For Gold And Bitcoin, The Cost Of Mining Follows The Price
The amount of gold mined in a year is only about 1.5% of the total existing stock of gold, which is why changes in gold production have almost no effect on the gold price.
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What Everyone Is Missing About The US Tax Cuts
The changes to US taxes that were approved late last year have drawn acclaim and criticism, but in most cases, both those who view the tax changes positively and those who view the tax changes negatively are missing two important points.
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Apple Confusion
Apple is a great company and it will almost certainly invest heavily in the US economy over the next 5 years, but no more heavily than it would have invested in the absence of the "tax reform".
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A Reality Check Regarding China Purchases Of US Debt
China’s government buys and sells Treasury securities and other international reserve assets as part of its effort to manage (that is, manipulate) the Yuan’s exchange rate.
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Monetary Policy Madness?
A plausible argument can be made that the Fed should now deviate from its rule book, but the argument isn’t that the economy is too weak to cope with tighter monetary policy.
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You Can Bet On The Continuing Popularity Of Superficial Economics
There will come a day when Keynesian economics has been totally discredited again, but until that day there will be many opportunities to make money by betting on policy-makers acting stupidly.
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The Speculative Investor
Steven Saville
Steven Saville

In an average week, TSI subscribers receive two reports: a Weekly Market Update on Sunday and an Interim Update on Thursday morning (NYT). The Weekly Update typically has 3000-4500 words and 10-15 charts, while the average Interim Update is about half that size. As well as containing information about the gold, currency, stock, bond and commodity markets, these reports regularly include discussions about macro-economics. The economics-related discussions are from an “Austrian” perspective, because I’ve found that the Austrian School is the only school of economics that is consistently logical and explains how the world really works.

TSI subscribers also get access to a list of stock selections. The TSI stock selections have provided very good long-term returns; however, due to the highly speculative nature of the stocks I tend to focus on, my year-to-year returns have been ‘lumpy’, to put it mildly.