Category Archives: Economics & Money

The Butterfly Effect – Seeds of the Meltdown

The Butterfly Effect – Seeds of the 2008-2009 Meltdown By Navin Doshi, April 19th, 2010 In the last two decades, we have experienced the bursting of two bubbles- the first in technology in 2000 and the second in housing in 2008. When exactly were the seeds planted for the current American suffering with close to […]

All the Emperors with No Clothes by Navin Doshi

All the Emperors with No Clothes (By Navin Doshi, March 5, 2010) Looking carefully at the economic indicators, the current state of the Western (G7) economy appears quite dismal. Led by the Europeans, a competitive devaluation of currencies is wreaking havoc on the economic recovery prospects for the Western nations. The devalued Euro will not […]

Economics 101 and the State of the World Economy By Navin Doshi

Economics 101 and the State of the World Economy By Navin Doshi, February 23, 2010 A good image for the state of the world economy is a giant bathtub whose water tap is controlled by the central banks of countries around the world. The water level in the bathtub represents the overall strength of the […]

Gazing Into the Crystal Ball for 2010 by Navin Doshi

GAZING INTO THE CRYSTALL BALL FOR 2010 by Navin Doshi Gerald Celente, who predicted the crash of 2008 and 2009, publishes a trend research report for his clients. Here are his predictions and probable future trends: The stock market will crash again in the later part of 2010. Printing trillions of dollars that don’t have […]

Weakening Dollar In a Civilization Shift by Navin Doshi

WEAKENING DOLLAR, IN A CIVILIZATION SHIFT (By Navin Doshi) In ancient times, gold coins circulated far and wide across the globe just as paper currency does today.  Even after the birth of paper currency, the gold standard for paper money ensured its stability.  Between the Waterloo battle in 1815 and the Great Depression of the […]

Dollar: Past, Present and Future by Navin Doshi

In this article, Navin Doshi discusses the history and present state of the dollar and reflects on its relationship with gold.

Irrational Optimism by Navin Doshi & Sujay Desai (October 8th, 2009)

As a young nation, America has always preferred to boldly look ahead to a limitless future without much consideration for the past.  Because we have such a brief history, we tend to cut ties with past events as a matter of course.  In one regard, this perspective grants Americans the freedom to quickly overcome calamities […]

A Tale of Two Metals – Gold and Silver by Navin Doshi (Aug. 26, 2009)

Just as in the novel, “A Tale of two Cities”, written by Charles Dickens, about London and Paris during French revolution and the unflattering social parallels, this is an article about gold and silver. The poor man’s symbol of wealth, silver, has been treated unfairly by design or otherwise by institutions with the blessings of […]

Die Hard Illusions by Navin Doshi (August 11, 2009)

We are in an age of bubble markets. Bubbles create both a highly over-priced and also a deflated class of assets at the same time. These formations are not new; in fact, the boom and bust of the Panama Canal and the Rail-Road are great examples of such occurrences. In the past there was a […]

The Banyan Tree: Asia’s Mascot by Navin Doshi (June 29, 2009)

The Economist’s first Asia-centered column titled “Banyan” was initiated on April 11th, 2009, comparable to columns “Lexington” for America and “Bagehot” for England. It continues the discourse about Asian issues, with an explanation of their concentration in spirituality and entrepreneurialism. Though the awareness that will be brought to readers is laudable, why is the spread […]