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May 29

How to Survive a Banking Crisis

Many in Spain are starting to figure out that the only way to survive is to get your money out…

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May 29

First Quarter GDP -0.7%; GDPNow Second Quarter Forecast

First quarter GDP came in at -0.7% pretty much in line with the Bloomberg Consensus estimate of -0.8%. First-quarter GDP was…

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May 29

The Alphabet Soup of Retirement Accounts

“Yet more surveys pointing to insufficient saving habits to take care of our retirement needs." Of course, the surveys can be…

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May 29

Investing’s Great Struggle

The great endeavor of investing can be distilled down into four simple words, buy low sell high. They are so…

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May 28

Little Piggies

So, would you stand outside for six hours, in the dark, on concrete, for the chance to get five bucks?…

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May 28

The Message from Last Week’s Headlines: Don’t Dare

By Jeff Clark Have you noticed the trend in mainstream headlines over the past week? The gold price may be stagnant, but…

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May 28

Something Smells Fishy

It’s always interesting to see a long term chart that reflects your real life experiences. I bought my first home…

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May 28

April Greek Capital Flight €5 Billion; Eurozone Liabilities

Chalk up another €5 billion in capital flight from Greece in April. Total eurozone exposure to Greek currency liabilities now…

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May 28

World War D — Deflation

Everywhere I go I’m asked, “Will there be inflation or deflation? Are we in a bull or bear market? Is…

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May 27

Obedience

Let’s start this post on a happy note. It comes from Michael, a thirtysomething whom I have not met, but…

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May 27

My New Mindset: I ‘Agree’ to disagree! Why?

All of reality is ‘relative’ and ‘subjective. This, to me, is obvious! I have my unique viewpoint and you have…

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May 27

Run on Greek Banks Accelerates; ECB Halts Emergency

The curious story of the day is back-to-back reports, minutes apart, by the same news agency, saying different things. I commented…

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May 27

Bad News For China: Bernanke Says It’s Okay

Former Fed chairman Ben Bernanke will be remembered by future generations as the guy who didn’t see a housing bubble…

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May 27

This Time It Is Different

For years, I have warned that we will face our worst nightmare – the collapse of socialism. In the death…

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May 27

Why Stocks Will Crash in Ttwo Charts

“Things always become obvious after the fact” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb “Facts do not cease to exist because they are…

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May 26

Choices

Josh is 28, single, gainfully employed ($125,000 a year) but lacks the one thing he says would make him a…

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May 26

A Worry Day or Buying Opportunity?

"Stock markets are having a May sale. Once again." This is not the first time. Nor will it be the last. You can…

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May 26

New Home Sales Bounce From Dismal April Numbers

New Home Sales Rebound Last month, new home sales fell a very steep 11.4 percent to a 481,000 annual rate. Given…

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May 26

Kiss Your Pension Fund Goodbye

I have warned for some time that government was eyeing up pensions. There is about $19.4 trillion dollars in private pension…

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