Jim Mosquera

Jim Mosquera is the author of Escaping Oz: Protecting your wealth during the financial crisis. The book discusses how the public will greatly misinterpret the capabilities of our financial Wizards and what they should do to shelter their investments. Jim is a Principal at Sentinel Consulting a business restructuring, capital acquisition and economic consulting firm. He operates the financial and economic site The Sentinel. You can email him here: jim@thesentinel.biz

Articles by Jim Mosquera

I am going to let you answer this question at the conclusion of this article.  If we start with the premise that small to mid-sized businesses are the engine of economic growth, we need to count how many such businesses exist in the...
In the previous article, I provided a brief outline of the South Sea Bubble of 1711-1720.  A bubble’s anatomy consists of three parts:  creation, collapse, and aftermath.

Creation

·      ...
Was the mid-September to mid-October move the entirety of the 10% correction called by some analysts or is the bear lurking?  A couple of months ago, I penned an article discussing the position of the stock market in early August....
In the previous article, I discussed one of the first documented examples of bubbles and a dramatization of a bubble with a St. Louis sports flavor.  This time I discuss another bubble, not involving flowers, the South Sea Bubble of...
Bubbles, the final economic frontier.  This is the voyage of the Market.  Its multi-year mission is to explore strange new manias; to seek out new players and new sources of credit; to boldly go where no Market has gone before....
On October 4th I was interviewed by Talk Radio One host Steven Spierer.  We discussed a number of topics though he led off with the issue of labor and wealth inequality.  This past spring, I penned an article on the topic of...
The investment community is quite comfortable these days, at least in a statistical sense.  Despite the events of the week of 7/28, there is still a calm in the markets.  Perhaps it is not warranted.  In this article I...
Ever notice how empty space tends to get filled?  If there is a storage container or shelf somewhere in your house, something tends to find its way there over time.  In abundant societies, it seems people just accumulate stuff....
Fed has done all it can to fix US economy's non-structural issues, now it must hike rates