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Peter Cooper has been an award winning journalist for 32 years and was formerly a partner in AMEInfo.com, sold in a private equity deal in 2006.

Peter is the author of three books; 'Opportunity Dubai: Making a Fortune in the Middle East' was a best seller. He was a ... more

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E Is Goldman Sachs Too Pessimistic In Forecasting A 10% Gold Price Hike?
Goldman Sachs has just revised its predictions for the gold price for 2019: a credible 10 percent increase to $1,425. But in the present troubled financial markets, this classic safe haven should be priced much higher.
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Is Goldman Sachs Too Pessimistic In Forecasting A 10% Gold Price Hike?
4 months ago

US billionaire investor

In this article: GG, GS, NEM, GOLD
UK May Survives, Aussie Economy From Bad To Worse
4 months ago

No deal Brexit is dead in the water as it has to go back to parliament for approval via the mechanism of another no confidence vote (which would be lost this time), see:

seekingalpha.com/.../4234297-deal-brexit-will-never-pass-u-k-parliament

By default that makes a postponement of the Brexit inevitable as to hold an election or referendum or more negotiations will take months. However, the EU27 have to approve the reason for the extension so that takes us down to an election or referendum. Given that the government would likely be slaughtered in an election the referendum emerges as not only the least worst, but the only possible outcome. Buy £ but sell sterling assets as a high pound will hit stocks and house prices hard.

Brexit: Betting Markets See Near Coin-Flip Odds Of A Second Referendum, “Plan B” On Tap
4 months ago

Traders are right about the no deal Brexit being off the table. Indeed, unless I am missing something - and I have not had any comment yet saying this is wrong - then the odds are more like 100% against this option, see:

seekingalpha.com/.../4234297-deal-brexit-will-never-pass-u-k-parliament

ECRI Weekly Leading Index Update: YoY At 6+ Year Low
4 months ago

Consumer sentiment reports are strongly negative. That's 70% of the US economy, and suggest the bear market rally is just that, see:

seekingalpha.com/.../3424272-consumer-sentiment-unexpectedly-tumbles

Stocks And Precious Metals Charts - Risk On - Us Markets Closed On Monday
4 months ago

US consumer sentiment reports are strongly negative suggesting the rally is just a bear market rally - a classic dead cat bounce - consumers are 70% of the US economy and you can't have a recovery without them:

seekingalpha.com/.../3424272-consumer-sentiment-unexpectedly-tumbles

Wall Of Worry?
4 months ago

Consumer sentiment that drives 70% of the US economy strongly suggests this is only a bear market rally, see:

seekingalpha.com/.../3424272-consumer-sentiment-unexpectedly-tumbles

This is way more important that hot air from trade talks...

January Rally Mirrors December Panic
4 months ago

Recent US consumer confidence surveys suggest this is a dead cat bounce rally. You can't have numbers like this and an economic rebound as the consumer is 70% of the US economy, see:

seekingalpha.com/.../3424272-consumer-sentiment-unexpectedly-tumbles

Souring, Not Soaring
4 months ago

Agreed, thought the slump in US consumer confidence is far more important than China as it is 70% of the US economy, see:

seekingalpha.com/.../3424272-consumer-sentiment-unexpectedly-tumbles

Stocks Rally, But Fundamentals Get Worse
4 months ago

Consumer sentiment is slumping and that's 70% of the US economy, see:

seekingalpha.com/.../3424272-consumer-sentiment-unexpectedly-tumbles

That's far more significant than Chinese trade talks!

Is Goldman Sachs Too Pessimistic In Forecasting A 10% Gold Price Hike?
4 months ago

I see Sam Zell has just bought gold for the first time ever. Now there is an opportunist worth following!

In this article: GG, GS, NEM, GOLD
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US billionaire investor

Peter Cooper Commented on UK May Survives, Aussie Economy From Bad To Worse:

No deal Brexit is dead in the water as it has to go back to parliament for approval via the mechanism of another no confidence vote (which would be lost this time), see:

seekingalpha.com/.../4234297-deal-b...

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Peter Cooper Commented on Brexit: Betting Markets See Near Coin-Flip Odds Of A Second Referendum, “Plan B” On Tap:

Traders are right about the no deal Brexit being off the table. Indeed, unless I am missing something - and I have not had any comment yet saying this is wrong - then the odds are more like 100% against t...

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Freelance Editor & Writer
Dubai Media City
October 2015 - Present (3 years 8 months)

20 year's experience of Dubai business publishing. Let me give your latest publishing project a professional makeover or expert content. Freelancer for The National newspaper based in Abu Dhabi.

Editor and Publisher
ArabianMoney
April 2010 - October 2015 (5 years 7 months)

Monthly subscription investment newsletter and website. Focus on unusual high growth portfolio picks.

Editor-in-chief
AME Info
2000 - 2007 (7 years 6 months)
Founding Editor
Gulf Business
February 1996 - September 1998 (2 years 8 months)

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Trinity College, Oxford University
Master of Arts (M.A.)
1979 / 1982
Philosophy, Politics & Economics Activities and Societies: Chairman Oxford Student Liberal Society, President Campaign for Electoral Reform

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Opportunity Dubai: Making a Fortune in the Middle East
Peter Cooper
Harriman House
11/01/2008

Opportunity Dubai is the autobiographical account of a real-life business adventure in the modern city of Dubai. The author was a financial journalist in the city before deciding to join the internet revolution in 2000 by establishing the financial information website AME Info.
However, this book is far more than the story of a relatively small business and its success (albeit a business that became a resource now used by millions of readers and sold for a multi-million dollar fortune in 2006). It is also an inside track on what is happening in modern Dubai, the focal point of hundreds of billions of dollars of investment, and a city whose GDP has quadrupled in a decade, outperforming any other in the world, including China.