Daan Joubert

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The real gross domestic product (GDP) is an inflation-adjusted measure that reflects the value of all goods and services produced by an economy in a given year (Investopedia). Inflation is the rate at which prices increase over time,...
The triangle chart formation has been known to technical analysts for a very, very long time. Together with the other narrowing formations – the wedge and pennant – the triangle typically develops to a standard pattern. When pattern...
Last week the theme was that when a large river runs deep and fast, the surface is smooth with only an occasional swirl of water that reveals all is not so placid below. This has been the situation with the PM metals for the past few...
There is a well-known fable of the shepherd boy who became bored and felt lonely while he was watching over the sheep of the village and shouted, ‘ Wolf! Wolf!’. The villagers heard him and, grabbing their fighting sticks, rushed to...
At this time…along with just about everyone who comments on financial markets, I have to write on what I think 2019 will bring. Scanning with Google, it seems clear 2019 is expected to be a year of volatility and brinkmanship.
We humans are supposed to be rational. Unless we have some disorder we do not, as a rule, do something weird, strange or unexpected on the spur of the moment. When an individual does break normal patterns of behavior it might be perceived...
The first week of October is history and the DJIA closed all of 11 points lower than it did the week before. As we well know, statistics can be deceptive. The 11 point change in the DJIA over the full week conceals the fact that the DJIA...
To say that President Trump is a new breeze blowing out of the White House might seem as something everybody knows. The difference though, it would be an insult to liken him to a ‘breeze’; perhaps a tame tornado would be more apt. Although...
They say that experts can discover much insight into someone’s personality and his or her emotional state from observing and analysing the clues provided by their so-called ‘body-language’ Similar clues about the underlying beliefs and...
For many years, now, perhaps the main theme in my writing has been the inequity visited on working US households by the newfangled CPI introduced during the first Clinton administration. This change meant wage and salary increases would...

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Gold is the official state mineral of Alaska.