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Sep 18

Euphoria of Initial Public Offerings

"Social media giant "Facebook" reawakened the euphoria of Initial Public Offerings (IPO) in 2012. Alibaba is the latest name looking to…

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Sep 18

Almost Time to Backup the Truck and Load

The following is a plausible forecast / prediction Despite my known disdain for time and price predictions, I base the plausible…

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Sep 18

How You Can Tell When a Company’s P/E

By Andrey Dashkov College reunions are toxic. Except for the few precious moments of genuine human connection, these parties are nothing…

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Sep 18

ECB’s Targeted Lending Spree Starts Out As Flop;

Following on the "success" of the ECB's LTRO (Long Term Refinance Operation) which did nothing to spur lending and everything…

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Sep 18

Is Citigroup the Dumbest Bank Ever?

Back in 2006, when the housing bubble was entering its truly (and obviously) manic phase, mega-bank Citigroup was being pressured…

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Sep 18

A New Fed Playbook for the New Normal

While many economists and market watchers have failed to notice, we have entered a new chapter in the short and…

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Sep 18

Would Scottish Independence Mean Economic Sovereignty?

Scottish voters will go to the polls on September 18th to decide whether Scotland should become an independent country. As…

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Sep 17

74% of All Municipals Want to Raise Taxes

Municipal governments are going broke everywhere. This entire structure of government would never have been designed even by a moron.…

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Sep 17

Family Planning

Janice and Tom sleep together. They live together. They’ve got a mortgage. Even a kid. And a golden doodle. But…

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Sep 17

Venture Capital Risk Taking and Cash Burn Rates

Venture capital risktaking and burn rates on cash are at levels that exceed the technology bubble in 1999. Companies that…

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Sep 17

The Depression, World War II, And What They

Nearly a century after the fact, the Great Depression remains THE object lesson for virtually every branch of economics. To…

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Sep 17

Bank of England Panic! Scottish Independence Bank Run

Whilst most of the people of the UK are focused on the increasing frenzy of the too and fro politicking…

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Sep 16

Aliens

“You sure won’t find any bidding war here,” says a guy who’s sold real estate on the silk side of…

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Sep 16

Florida Raising Property Taxes

COMMENT: Hi Martin, Our local city has just voted unanimously to raise the property tax rate 17.7%. They’re not alone, as many…

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Sep 16

Counting Sheep: French Government Faces Second No Confidence

Second No Confidence Vote in Six Months In spite of the fact the Socialist party holds a majority of just 1…

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Sep 16

Welcome to the Currency War, Part 17: The

Europe is an economic basket case while the US is kind-of sort-of recovering. Why? Several reasons, but the only one…

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Sep 15

Party Time

Party time September 15th, 2014 — Book Updates — E-mail this blog post to a friend Nik Nanos regularly asks people about…

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Sep 15

Canadians Overloading on Debt

"Canadians keep backing up the truck to load up on debt. Now higher than 160% of disposable income." Debt can be…

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Sep 15

47% of Chinese Billionaires Want to Leave China

A Barclays' survey of over 2,000 individuals with a net worth over $1.5 billion contains some pretty interesting results. Those in…

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