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Peter Shiff

Peter David Schiff (pronounced /ˈʃɪf/; born March 23, 1963) is an American investment broker, author, financial commentator, and was a candidate in the 2010 Republican primary for the United States Senate seat from Connecticut.

Schiff is CEO and chief global strategist of Euro Pacific Capital Inc., a broker-dealer based in Westport, Connecticutand CEO of Euro Pacific Precious Metals, LLC, a gold and silver dealer based in New York City. He frequently appears as a guest on CNBC, Fox News, and Bloomberg Television and is often quoted in major financial publications and is a frequent guest on internet radio as well as the host of the former podcast Wall Street Unspun, which is now broadcast on terrestrial radio and known as The Peter Schiff Show.

Schiff is known for his bearish views on the dollar and dollar denominated assets, while bullish on investment in tangible assets as well as foreign stocks and currencies.

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Dirk Müller (Mr. Dax)

Dirk Müller (* 25. Oktober 1968 in Frankfurt am Main) ist ein deutscher Börsenmakler und Bankkaufmann. Er wurde international als „Mister DAX“ und „Dirk of the DAX“ bekannt, weil sein Arbeitsplatz auf dem Parkett der Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse unter der DAX-Kurstafel lag und die Medien dies nutzten, um seinen Gesichtsausdruck zusammen mit dem Kursverlauf des Index als Symbol des aktuellen Börsengeschehens darzustellen. Mehr info.

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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 10,000 times in 2010. That’s about 24 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 10 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 77 posts. There were 6 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 309kb.

The busiest day of the year was February 25th with 77 views. The most popular post that day was Cloud Computing.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for cloud computing, datagridview datatable, datagridview to datatable, german sterligov, and cloud computing layers.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Cloud Computing May 2008


Binding DatagridView to DataTable Snippets July 2007


Insert/Read image from SQL Database September 2007


View Xml in webbrowser control November 2006


Configure SystemC with Using Visual C++ 2005 Express December 2006

Economics goes back to Nature

I came across really interesting presentation by Prof. Andrew Lo (MIT World) presenting his recent work:  Warning: Physics Envy May be Hazardous to Your Wealth

In short he talks about the Risk and Uncertainty in Economics. He presents a new 5 level model with which you can better evaluate your current risk.The cool part is that he goes back to Mathematics – Physics – Chemistry – Biology – Economics – History – Philosophy – Religion in order to defince his “Spectrum of uncertainty”.

“(On explaining the title of the talk) Physics envy, is this desire to be able to explain 99% of all economic phenomenon with 3 laws. That’s what physicists can do. In fact we (economists) have 99 laws that explain maybe 3% of all phenomenon.” Prof. Andrew Lo

Thanks to David for his great post on the subject and post by –  Back to nature .

Sugar: The Bitter Truth

Sugar: The Bitter Truth – Lecture@University of California San Francisco (UCSF)

Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their effects on insulin.

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Der Geist des Geldes

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Marc Faber

Dr Faber publishes a widely read monthly investment newsletter “The Gloom Boom & Doom Report” report which highlights unusual investment opportunities. More Info

Some highlights of Marc Faber

On Obama

I don’t have a very high opinion of Mr. Obama. I was negative of Mr. Bush but I think Mr. Obama makes him look like a genius.

On U.S. States:

The worst investment managers worldwide have been the state pension funds in the United States. They bought everything right at the peak and basically got out of things right at the bottom. And so they’re now facing a shortfall in unfunded liabilities of $2 trillion.

On the U.S.:

When you look at the United States … it’s a total disaster, we’re all doomed, we’re doomed!

On the U.S. Dollar:

In my opinion it’s beyond repair. If the US were a corporation and had proper accounting, they would be ‘Triple C, ‘ nobody would buy their bonds.”

Having said that, in the near term I think the dollar could rally because the others are no better, the others are worse. I think that the dollar will rally now against the euro and against the pound sterling and probably against the yen.

Feb. 11.2010 Marc Faber Discusses Global Financial Markets on Bloomberg

May 07.2010 Marc Faber: CNBC Interview