Past Articles


A Desperate Message from Beijing…

At the Diary, we always look on the bright side: We see opportunity everywhere. Investors in U.S. stocks seemed to wake up yesterday with a start. They didn’t panic. But they were at least beginning to worry. The Dow dropped 261 points – wiping 1.5% off its value.

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Our New Friend, al-Qaeda

Nothing much to report in the financial news… Gold rose 2% yesterday – or about $20 an ounce –...

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The Glorious Imbecility of War

Today, on the eve of the bicentennial of the Battle of Waterloo, we do not celebrate war. Only a...

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Would a Drone Strike on Congress Be a Bad Thing?

Walking along the Port Royal in Paris, we came across the statue of a dashing soldier. Sword in hand,...

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The Most Important “Known Unknown” in All of Finance

Today, the most important “known unknown” in all of finance – something so powerful it could change the character...

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A Peek into Our Personal Portfolio…

Geneva, Switzerland Dear Diary, We came to Switzerland to visit our money… Many years ago, we opened an account...