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About gerold

I have a bit of financial experience having invested in stocks in the 1960s & 70s, commodities in the 80s & commercial real estate in the 90s (I sold in 2005.) I am appalled at our rapidly deteriorating global condition so I've written articles for family, friends & colleagues since 2007; warning them and doing my best to explain what's happening, what we can expect in the future and what you can do to prepare and mitigate the worst of the economic, social, political and nuclear fallout. As a public service in 2010 I decided to create a blog accessible to a larger number of people because I believe that knowledge not shared is wasted.

Long, Hot Summer of Rage & Riots

Reading time: 923 words, 4 pages, 3 to 4 minutes. Revised July 12 with city list below article. As if deteriorating global economies aren’t bad enough, the summer of 2016 will prove beyond any doubt that the social order and … Continue reading

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I Sucked the Internet Dry, Again

Reading time: 826 words, 3 pages, 2 to 3 minutes. It took a while, but I finally realized that I reached another milestone. I sucked the internet dry, again. And, I’m not sure what to make of it. Perhaps, you … Continue reading

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Brexit Collapse

Reading time: 621 words, 2 pages, 2 to 3 minutes. I have to admit that I’m surprised the Brits found their backbones voting to leave the European Union (EU). My feeling was that the ‘proper’ British wouldn’t rock the boat … Continue reading

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Canada Hits the Wall in 2016 – Part 4: Tourism, Unemployment, US Dollar & Forecast

Reading time: 2,758 words, 8 pages, 7 to 11 minutes & only 2 ugly charts. Synopsis – covered in this final post – Part 4 of 4 Tourism Unemployment US Dollar Forecast Canada Conclusion Synopsis – covered in Part 1 … Continue reading

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Canada Hits the Wall in 2016 – Part 3: Inflation, Oil Price Plunge & Real Estate Bubble

Reading time: 3,262 words, 10 pages, 8 to 13 minutes & lotsa ugly charts. Synopsis – covered in this post Inflation Oil Price Plunge Real Estate Bubble Synopsis – covered in Part 1  Baltic Dry Index China’s Slowdown Commodities Debt, … Continue reading

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Canada Hits the Wall in 2016 – Part 2: Economy, Governments and Voter Stupidity

Reading time: 2,627 words, 9 pages, 7 to 11 minutes & lotsa ugly charts. Synopsis – covered in this post Economy Governments and Voter Stupidity Synopsis – covered in Baltic Dry Index China’s Slowdown Commodities Debt, Debt and More Debt … Continue reading

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Canada Hits the Wall in 2016 – Part 1: Baltic, China, Commodities & Debt

Reading time: 1,571 words, 5 pages, 4 to 7 minutes & some ugly charts. Canada’s good fortune in escaping the last Great Recession relatively unscathed is turning into a curse. Canada’s well-regulated banking system with its greater reserve requirements and … Continue reading

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