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Will Crimea saddle Russia for years? – A different investment persepective

March 26, 2014
  • The near-term focus has been on the short-term impact of Crimea annexation.
  • Longer-term, Russia is likely to be saddled with burdens.
  • After an inevitable economic collapse, longer-term, Ukraine may be more united, will better attract western capital, and may be better off.





















A great contrarian take from Foreign Affairs:


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Platinum – Better Way to Buy the Precious Metal Pullback?

September 23, 2011


Platinum is an intriguing commodities investment/trade because the metal is actually scarcer than gold and amongst the scarcest in the world. There are only a couple of places on the planet you can mine platinum, in South Africa and a couple of remote regions in Russia. As an aside, you can also find it on the moon. I like platinum more than gold because if the economy strengthens you also get industrial uses from catalytic converters, fuel cells, electric components, hard disks, and other areas.

There is a relatively new ETF for platinum: PPLT


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