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When the Gold Market Speaks a Thousand Words

In the last three and a half decades we have encountered both periods of relative stability in the gold price, but also periods of extreme volatility. When President Nixon took the United States off the gold standard in 1971, the result was a 9 year bull market in the price of the golden metal. There were two inflationary waves in the 1970's, the first peaking in 1974-5, and the second more severe wave peaking in the late 1970's and early 1980's. This period was also marked by escalating oil prices, driven by the actions of an Arabian cartel.

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Are Stocks Still Worthwhile Investments? A Reconsideration: The Odds of a Panic

In this article written the year before the 2008 stock market crash and near economic collapse, John wrote that the sharp fall of the Shanghai stock market in February 2007 foreshadowed a similar potential decline in the U.S. stock market. He explained that the Chinese market's directional moves may at times lead the American stock market's trend and remarked that the American equities markets had entered a speculative phase in 2007.

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