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My Most Notorious Articles For The Year 2012: A Lot Of Hate & Controversy, But No Shortage Of Truth!

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Here are the most popular articles on BoomBustBlog over the last 364 days as we close out the 2012 year. As those who have been reading my work and following for the last 6 years know, I tend to call out trends early relative to the the pop pundits and sell side analysts. Unfortunately, these days, relatively early means before markets collapse or companies utterly dominate their industries.  Without further adieu... 

The Biggest Threat To The 2012 Economy Is??? Not What Wall Street Is Telling You...

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Last January, while oil price shocks, Israeli military tensions and beef with Iran dominated the headlines, I turned my focus on the single most overrated economy in the developed world - Germany! While not poised for utter collapse like you know who, many portfolios, bank balance sheets, insurance company actuarial analyses, etc. assumed this country can bailout out its own profligate banks, insolvent peripheral EU countries, and itself as its economy enters recession surrounded by trading partners who also are re-entering a recession (which they truly never left). To say the least, somebody is likely to be proven to be severely mistaken.

 

How Inferior American Education Caused The Credit/Real Estate/Sovereign Debt Bubbles and Why It's Preventing True Recovery

This is a lengthy, highly provocative article illustrating in explicit detail my thoughts on how America's inferior education system made the Great Recession not only a foregone conclusion of indoctrinated GroupThink, but prevents a true recovery from recovery due to the abject fear of price clearing. You may need to put your thinking caps on and exercise some patience and restraint with this one. I am going to follow it up with an explicit example of said groupthink by going against the conventional grain (yet again) and pointing out what many in the mainstream consider to be the most likely threat to economic prosperity in 2012 (and no, Iran is not even in the running on this one). I blame indoctrinated GroupThink for the inability of Wall Street to see the excessive coniferous expanse due to tree bark blindness! Until the next post, though...

The Ugly Truth About The Greek Situation That's Too Difficult Broadcast Through Mainstream Media

A clear example of how simple math on a web-based spreadsheet unequivocally demonstrated that Greece HAD TO DEFAULT in 2012, and said default was arithmetically obvious as far back as 2010! 6th grade math, made easy (for everybody outside of the EC!).

 

Trading Physical Gold: Is Gold In A Bubble?

 

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This is the 4th installment (of 5) of my interview of the CEO of GBI (Gold Bullion International), a small firm located on Wall Street that allows investors (retail & institutional) to actually buy, sell, trade and store physical gold in the investor's own name. The previous installments (listed below) feature some very tough questions. BoomBustBlog interviews are not pushovers or advertisements. You must be able to hold your own.

Bernanke's Lying Through His Teeth and Not A Single Pundit/Analyst/Banker Has Called Him On It!!!

As the Fed Chairman continues to bedazzle them with the Bullsh1t, I point out a multitude of nonsensical statements culminating with the obvious, another concerted bank bailout at the expense of Joe Sixpack. The video (published shortly after the story was penned) tells the story with pictures instead of prose...

Apple's iPad Is Losing Market Share And Profit Margin As Apple Hits All Time High

Oh, this one may not have been the most well-liked, but it was damn sure well viewed. I literally had thousands of comments knocking the analysis until it proved absolutely correct, then all that can be heard was crickets.... Let's not forget the follow-up posts a quarter or so later...

 Right On Time, My Prediction Of Apple Margin Compression 8 Quarters From My CNBC Warning Landed Right On The Money!

Deconstructing The Most Hated Trade Of The Decade, The 375% BoomBustBlog Apple Call!! 

... and going into detail with Deconstructing The Most Accurate Apple Analysis Ever Made - Share Price, Market Share, Strategy and All

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The Final Facebook Forensic IPO Analysis: the Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Illustrating the farce that was the most anticipated IPO in the history of the US equity markets, the Facebook story was told well in advance on BoomBustBlog, actually over a year in advance. I warned that this company's shares were drastically overpriced while it was still trading as a private company on websites over the Internet. Through all of the froth and broth brought out by the highest paid, high pressure salesmen in the world (sell side bankers), the stock IPO'd at $38, rose to forty something that day, then fell to just over $17, to settle at around $27 or so today. Here is the analysis, released in large part to the public.

 

 


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Tue, 01/01/2013 - 13:20 | Link to Comment BonerParte
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Good analysis on Apple and the banks.

Fewer SEO links in your posts, better editing, fewer I-told-you-so posts, less self-aggrandizement; and you'll get more readers and upvotes.

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 15:45 | Link to Comment shovelhead
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Have a good New Year Reggie and thanks for sharing your work with us poor folks who are too faint of heart to swim in shark infested waters.

How long do you figure the monkeys can hammer on that derivative bomb before it goes off?

Astronomical numbers promise an exciting show.

"We never saw it coming."

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 15:25 | Link to Comment YHC-FTSE
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Another contributor (Of many on ZH) I need to thank this year! Many thanks Reggie for all your efforts and have great New Year.

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 16:36 | Link to Comment koncaswatch
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Ditto

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 14:37 | Link to Comment WhiteNight123129
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Overall very good analysis, but on the inverted relationship between Treasuries bubble and gold bubble this one needs a re-assessment. That being said Gold is not cheap (but that does not make it a bubble).

 

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 14:11 | Link to Comment disabledvet
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word is poll numbers for the media are dropping like a stone too. not quite at the level of Congress...but fast approaching.

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 13:57 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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I heard you have a dachshund named iPod. Is that true?

Happy New Year!

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 13:32 | Link to Comment Rearranging Dec...
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The waiting is the hardest part! Still waiting for a killer short. I am surprised that PEI can stay so high for so long. The one call you've been wrong on, so far.

 

Here's to the New Year proving you right on that one!

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 10:31 | Link to Comment Element
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Don't take it to heart Reggie, just keep doing what you do. Have a great 2013.

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