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In Their Own Words

In Their Own Words

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted October 5, 2006
The housing story is big one, in fact, I believe that it’s monumental. But as important as this story is, it is also a big one simply by the breadth and variety of smaller stories that have collectively made the bubble what it has become. And if you don’t believe me when I write that the bubble has popped, just listen to words of the some of the folks at ground zero.

Soft Landing Gear

Soft Landing Gear

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted October 4, 2006
A robust trade in Russian-made counterfeit aircraft parts is worrying many in the aviation industry. Emerging markets can help secure a soft landing for the global economy as the US descends from record altitudes, but the components need examining.

Home Prices Meet Mr. Market

Home Prices Meet Mr. Market

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted September 28, 2006
Baltimore, Md.-Of all of the many things that the internet has given us, I think that Ebay is one of the coolest. It’s the only place on earth that I know of where you can buy a 1957 Johnny Unitas football card, a Florida Vacation home and a lucky tube of air all in the same visit.

NewsFlash - No New Dead Dinosaurs

NewsFlash - No New Dead Dinosaurs

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted September 26, 2006
It’s been the top question in every radio show I’ve been on in the past two weeks. “Why is the world suddenly awash in oil?” I writhe in my seat every time, furrowing my brow not out of confusion but frustration. The world seems all too ready to paint itself into the fossil fuel corner yet again.

Privatize Your Wealth Today

Privatize Your Wealth Today

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted September 25, 2006
Today Americans enjoy unlimited benefits from new technologies in our wired world. But those wires send information in two directions, and the access to our personal data has never been more open for abuse.

Housing's Humble Pie

Housing's Humble Pie

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted September 21, 2006
Baltimore,Md-Thomas M. Stevens should have known better. After all as the reigning president of the National Association of Realtors, he is a guy that ought to have some bona fide real estate savvy. How couldn’t he?

Don't Worry, Be Happy...Gold is Going Higher!

Don't Worry, Be Happy...Gold is Going Higher!

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted September 20, 2006
Just as it looked as if the summer doldrums were ending and gold was beginning to creep higher, WHAM, we have a huge sell-off that takes gold below $600 an ounce!

How Swede It Is!

How Swede It Is!

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted September 19, 2006
It’s long been the stoic model of northern European moderation. Though Sweden’s seasons vary wildly, the dole doesn’t. But there is still economic contrast – high benefits, and unemployment too high for comfort. This past Sunday’s elections may change that.

The Most Undervalued Metal on the Market Today

The Most Undervalued Metal on the Market Today

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted September 18, 2006
Zinc prices have slumped nearly 10% in just two weeks. And the 12-month rally has seemingly stalled as prices have remained relatively flat since April. But the fundamentals that have been driving the long-term zinc bull haven’t changed one bit.

Real Estate's Unholy Trinity

Real Estate's Unholy Trinity

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted September 14, 2006
Buying a home is an exciting experience. In fact, it’s kind of giddy, because for a lot of people it represents something of a fulfillment of a dream. That’s how deep the belief in home ownership is in America and the rest of world. But as exciting as the experience is for the homebuyer, it’s extra exciting for the members real estate industrial complex, especially the realtors, the loan officers and the appraisers

Remember the Other Eleventh

Remember the Other Eleventh

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted September 12, 2006
The news crawler on the morning of December 11, 2001 scooted across the bottom of the TV screen at its normal pace. The previous night’s sports scores, some stock prices…Oh, and China was admitted to the World Trade Organization!

Time to Buy Palladium

Time to Buy Palladium

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted September 11, 2006
While investors are very familiar with gold, silver and platinum, palladium is often overlooked when considering it as a precious metal for investment purposes.