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Canada should mind its own beeswax

Mar 21, 2014 / 5:00 am

I’m not sure if you are up to date on what is going on in the Ukraine, but here’s a quick break down. Crimea, which is an autonomous republic in the southern region of the Ukraine, has elected a new government and has held a referendum which resulted in the people wanting to join the...

Government: the most organized crime

Feb 21, 2014 / 5:00 am

Two weeks ago I was drinking a morning coffee in Calgary whilst reading the Calgary Herald. I nearly choked when I read an article that stated Alberta Premier Alison Redford had spent $45,000 of the Alberta taxpayer’s money on a five day trip to South Africa to attend Nelson Mandela’s...

The Emperor has no clothes

Feb 7, 2014 / 5:00 am

I have written about inflation vs deflation in a previous article (Deflation: Friend or Foe) , however I feel it warrants addressing again as our economically-challenged Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz is once again arguing the merits of an economy that must sustain inflation. Bankers,...

War is over

Dec 27, 2013 / 5:00 am

I feel like Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire when he writes his mission statement. I have one hundred things on my desk and about 15 minutes to write this article before the cutoff deadline. Here goes. If I could only choose one thing from my Christmas Wish List it would be without a doubt to abolish...

Canada: The 51st State

Nov 29, 2013 / 5:00 am

As goes the US, so goes Canada. When the US decided, as incorrect as it was, to invade Afghanistan; Canada followed suite. When American unilaterally decided to bomb Libya, the Canadian lap dog blindly followed. When the US government decided to bailout failing auto company GM, after all fascism...

Practice safe banking

Oct 4, 2013 / 5:00 am

We live in a world of duplicity and hypocrisy. We bomb countries to teach the lesson not to be violent. The most deadly and violent government is the one who polices the globe to pursue “peace.” We are told that useless pieces of paper have value, while real money (gold and silver) are...

When will it end? Part 2

Sep 20, 2013 / 5:00 am

I want to continue on from where I left off with my last column regarding Syria. For the moment things have calmed down on the campaign to bomb the hell out of Syria. I am extremely thankful for this. However I fear that this is just the calm before the storm. If you look up the definition of...
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When will it end?

Sep 6, 2013 / 5:00 am

I’ve stated many times in previous articles that politics and economics are far from separate entities. Sadly, it looks like Barack Hussein-War Lord-Obama is hell bent on starting another illegal slaughter of the next nation on the list of seven countries. (Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya,...

Something rotten in the State of Denmark

Jun 14, 2013 / 5:00 am

As I have stated before, in the present world politics and economics are sadly not mutually exclusive. I had intended to write about the ubiquitous presence of taxation in our lives. However, the serpent-like move of Christie Clarke has left me with no choice but to write about her sleazy usurping...

Don't vote

May 3, 2013 / 5:00 am

I really dislike those sayings that start off with, “There are two types of people in this world…..” There are obviously many types of people in this world. Having said that, there is one of these phrases that I do agree with. Here it is. “There are two types of people in...

Canada is the next Cyprus

Apr 19, 2013 / 5:00 am

In my last article I wrote about the citizens of Cyprus having a proposed percentage of their bank deposits stolen from them by the government and the banks to recapitalize the banking system. This initial proposal failed to pass in a government vote. Thank goodness……I think. I also...

Banking disaster

Mar 22, 2013 / 5:00 am

You may not have heard this as main stream media has tried to bury the story, but after markets closed last Friday the European Central Bank, the European Commission and the International Monetary Fund (all elitist scum) tried to impose overt thievery against the people of Cyprus. To assist with a...

Hidden secrets of money

Mar 8, 2013 / 5:00 am

I’ve been traveling of late and have not had time to put pen to paper for this weeks’ column. However, I have contacted Mike Maloney and he has given me permission to post his latest production, “Hidden Secrets of Money: Currency vs. Money.” This is a 26-minute...

You're poorer than you think

Feb 22, 2013 / 5:00 am

So the Liberal Party has just tabled a budget that will dig deeper into our pockets making us all poorer. The budget includes a 1% increase to the provinces’ corporate income tax starting April 1st of this year. In addition we will see a 4% increase to MSP premiums as of Jan. 1, 2014. And...

Impending housing crash

Feb 8, 2013 / 5:00 am

This is my first column of the New Year and I wish I could start with some happy news. Just check out the Internet or other sources of information, there are plenty of good news stories out there. People are doing amazing things for mankind and the planet we inhabit. However, because this is an...

Debt slave Part 2: Mortgages

Dec 14, 2012 / 5:00 am

In my last article I briefly spoke about the debt enslavement of mortgages. I would like to dig deeper into this sleight of hand and reveal the truth behind the curtain. Throughout the globe all banks work on what is called a Fractional Reserve Banking System. What this means is that a fraction...

Debt slave: Part 1

Nov 2, 2012 / 5:00 am

This will likely be the most important article that I have written to date. I believe that if we polled most people in Canada they would agree that slavery of any form is repugnant. Yet the vast majority of Canadians willingly adorn the shackles of debt slavery on a daily basis. In the second...

Got gold?

Oct 5, 2012 / 5:00 am

Three years ago I sat in a financial advisor's office at one of the banks and he proceeded to sing the praises of the latest mutual fund that a few of his buddies in Toronto had concocted. He highly recommended that I invest in this fund. I wanted to get some insight into this advisor so I...

End game for Europe

Sep 21, 2012 / 5:00 am

Last week the European Central Bank (ECB) made the decision to purchase unlimited government bonds in the secondary markets. Of course the European Commission and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will play a significant role in this bail out. This is being touted as a godsend as Spain is now...

This will end badly

Aug 23, 2012 / 5:00 am

This week I would like to provide you with some graphs and a short video clip to further illustrate the point that I’ve been making since I started this column. Below we have a chart of the US deficit indicating the point in time when Obama came into office in February of 2009. Mr. Obama...
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About the Author

Derrick Nicholson is a Currency Strategist.  He has been in the industry for the past 20 years.  He specializes in mitigating currency risk for companies doing business outside of Canada.

Questions and inquiries can be directed to Derrick at [email protected].

 




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