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Mar 1

Muzzled

  Some words on the freedom to speak. The weekend discussion proved it’s important to many who come here. As it…

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Mar 1

Failing to Understand Currency Is Highly Destructive

  Foreign Exchange has been a critical component that those in government fail to comprehend. What has taken place in Europe…

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Mar 1

Australia’s Mining Bust Turns Towns Into Ghost Towns;

As Australia's mining boom turns to bust, Towns are Dying the Death of a Thousand Cuts as Miners Leave in…

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Mar 1

Breaking Bad (Debt) – Epidosde Two

If you’re committed enough, you can make any story work. I once told a woman I was Kevin Costner, and…

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Feb 28

Greece Negotiations Resume Again; “Constructive Ambiguity”; Schäuble Outmaneuvered!

On Friday, the German Bundestag Backed the Greek Bailout Extension. Ahead of the vote, many commented that Greece collapsed. It's not…

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Feb 28

Breaking Bad (Debt) – Episode One

At this juncture, the impact on the broader economy and financial markets of the problems in the subprime market seems…

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Feb 28

Real Estate – To Buy or Not To

Two questions about real estate have been asked by many people: 1. Do you think it is wise now to buy…

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Feb 28

Investors Are Mistakenly Assured By Two Shaky Generalities

Investors are complacent, even confident, regarding the prospects for 2015. That is in spite of the market being at valuation…

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Feb 27

Loving to Hate

  Yesterday I threw a frequent and articulate poster off this blog. In response to a comment from someone proud that…

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Feb 27

“NowCast” – The Evolution of GDP Forecasting

In the wake of existing home sales reports on Monday, and new home sales yesterday, GDP and residential investment forecasts…

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Feb 27

Foreign Real Estate Is the New Swiss Bank

By Nick Giambruno Financial privacy is essentially dead. I think it’s only prudent to assume that sooner or later all the details…

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Feb 26

Polozonomics

  Does Stephen Poloz know what he’s doing? The Bank of Canada head dude shocked markets last month when he dropped…

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Feb 26

Investing Inertia Won’t Keep Your Cash Safe

By Dennis Miller A dear friend asked for help—the sort of help you might need too. She’s retired, lives alone, and…

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Feb 26

Real Estate & The Business Cycle

QUESTION: Hi Martin, I live here in Fairfax County, VA. Wow! The government largesse almost feels like 2006 again. Real estate values…

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Feb 26

Ukraine Rations Food; Interbank Rate New Record Low;

A chart of Ukraine's currency is nonsensical once again today. Supposedly the hryvnia rallied again today, if only by a miniscule…

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Feb 25

Money Will Rotate Into These Dead Investments

Seasoned investors understand that investments which are rocketing to new highs and all over the news will eventually fall out…

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Feb 25

Another Reason To Worry About The Stock Market

The world is full of “carry trades” these days, and that’s a really bad thing. In general terms, a carry trade…

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Feb 25

Retire Abroad and Offshore Your IRA

By Nick Giambruno Money represents your energy and your time: the days, the weeks, the months, the years it takes you…

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Feb 25

Ukraine Hyperinflation; Currency Plunges 44% in One Week!

I hear various reports of what the hryvnia actually trades for on the black market in Ukraine. I believe the…

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