Money and Markets: Issues

Issues

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - The FIFTH World

The FIFTH World

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Tuesday, December 23, 2003 at 7:30am

I've just returned from a long swim in our beautiful reservoir here in the interior of Brazil, where we're spending the holidays. The reservoir is a few hundred yards wide and a mile and half long, fed by ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Saving the Savers

Saving the Savers

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, December 15, 2003 at 7:30am

Spending by consumers is the holiest of holy grails for the American economy ... and of nearly all those who watch it. This is especially true right now, during the last two weeks of the holiday spending ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Easy come, easy go.

Easy come, easy go.

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, December 8, 2003 at 7:30am

When prosperity arrives too easily or too quickly, it comes with a built-in self-destruct mechanism. At best, the new wealth simply vanishes as quickly as it came. At worst, it blows up, leaving deep ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - The Limits of Madness

The Limits of Madness

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, December 1, 2003 at 7:30am

For the first time in many years, I was speechless. I didn't know what to say. It was Thursday evening, on Thanksgiving. My wife Elisabeth, my son Anthony, plus other family members stood around the dinner ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Dollar Disaster

Dollar Disaster

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, November 24, 2003 at 7:30am

The dollar is falling. It's falling in terms of how much corn, wheat, soybeans, beef, copper, silver, and gold it can buy. It's falling against the euro, the yen, the pound, and the Swiss franc. It's even ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Winds of Change

Winds of Change

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, November 17, 2003 at 7:30am

The four office towers of the World Financial Center in downtown Manhattan are directly behind Ground Zero, overlooking it from the West. So on Friday, since I was about a half hour early for a meeting at ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - The Japan Syndrome

The Japan Syndrome

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, November 10, 2003 at 7:30am

I first went to Japan on Pearl Harbor Day, 1979 — on a Fulbright fellowship to study the Japanese economy and Japanese culture for my doctoral thesis. I went to find the answer to precisely the same ...