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I have rechecked all my feeds in the sidebar and they all appear to work properly again as there was a problem with a few subscribers in Feedblitz which should be solved now. Apologies to 11 former subscribers; I hope you come back.
Please take note that I will only check Feedblitz once a week for problems, all other feeds get checked only once in a while.
So if you encounter problems with any of the free services please let me know.
Talking about feeds and their incredible help in compiling all relevant news in a single screen I recommend to subscribe with the XML button as a first option when using a RSS reader because this ensures the quickest notification about new posts.
Next to this I like Bloglines which is very efficient to keep track on blogs.
All others are a matter of different tastes and internet portals.
Counting more than 200 subscribers with 3 services (Bloglines, Feedburner, Feedblitz) makes me proud to have developed a loyal readership.
Blogging is competitive. Having seen my daily number of readers swell close to 1,000/day in early 2006, this has dropped to half again; certainly due to my less frequent posting. I hope it's not because quality/accuracy have slipped.
I have stopped a routine of daily posts for 4 reasons.
- Things are developing the way I have projected them in my longer-term outlooks written in the past 15 months. Browse the archive. Only stock markets are still much stronger than I had expected them. But they also follow my long established rule that higher rates mean less liquidity and therefore rates and markets always develop inversely.
- Less trading but sitting out the correction in precious metals. Although I would not be surprised to see gold take another dive once markets get the idea that the Fed will have to resort to 50 bp hikes the long-term trend is clear. The safe haven for 6,000 years of monetary history will unfailingly be one again this time. I shall repeat that silver should develop even better.
- In my view White Noise has dramatically increased as higher volatilities in all markets prove.
- Bear markets lasted in most cases longer than the preceding bull markets. We are only 6 years into the bear after a 20-year inflation of stock prices.