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Something's Brewing With Gold

By Chuck Butler

 

Welcome back to another week of fun on the Butler Patio! For those of you who are new to my writings, The Butler Patio is where I used to tell my readers that they would have to meet me to further discuss things. When I started writing for Dow Theory Letters, they wanted me to have a name for my articles, and “On the Butler Patio” seemed to fit perfectly! 

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China's Secret Plan

By Chuck Butler

 

Welcome back to the Butler Patio, where we discuss things with no holds barred! But attempt to keep some levity to the discussion, because, well, I don’t want to have to warn you to put away the sharp objects before you read the letter! 

 

I’m going to talk about China today, so I hope you have an appetite for this discussion! I’m actually on my summer vacation, while I write this letter, but no biggie, just a few hours away from the beach! And speaking of the beach, here are some pictures from my beach…

 

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Pension Plan Problems

By Chuck Butler

 

I love to tell this story to people… Back in 2003, myself, and friends Duane and Rick decided that we should go to spring training in Jupiter Florida for the first time. It would be the first time for them, or for us together, but I had been a regular at Cardinals Spring Training games going back to when the team trained in St. Pete, Florida.

 

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Repeating the Same Mistakes

By Chuck Butler

 

When I was a younger man, a wise man told me that insanity was repeating the same mistakes  and expecting different results… In my best Andy Rooney voice, have you ever wondered if anyone these days has ever heard of that quote? I suggest to you that they haven’t, and I’m going to do my best to show you a prime example of that today.

 

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What’s Going On with Oil?

By Chuck Butler

 

It runs up, it slides down, it runs up, it slides down… How long will this go on? Oh! I’m talking about the price of oil! You know Black Gold, Texas Tea? Every time it appears that the price of oil is going to go higher and stay there, it gets slammed by a supply glut… Then supply goes down, because the price of refined oil, aka gas, goes down, and that causes the price of oil to rise again.

 

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