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A Tale Of Two Economies: Singapore And Cuba
Two leaders - Fidel Castro and Lee Kuan Yew - came into power in 1959. The economic divergence of their two nations serves as a textbook study of the economic atrophy that’s indicative of Soviet-style communism vs. the prosperity that comes with free market capitalism.
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How To Play Economic Climate Change
Using faulty models and linear extrapolation techniques, the so-called “dismal science” of economics has been slow to accept the possibility of secular stagnation.
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Frenzied Speculative Activity In China's Equity Markets
What's particularly alarming is that many new investors jumping into the Chinese market tend to be poor and far less educated. Everyone is all of a sudden an "expert" investor.
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Greek Energy Minister Slams "Unscrupulous, Imperialist" Germany, Will Seek "Bold Alternatives" In Russia
Once the first week of April comes and goes and Greece officially runs out of money, it will go to anyone who can provide it with the funds needed to avoid civil war.
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This Day In Financial History – March 28
On March 28, 1985 for the first time after 193 years, a sitting U.S. President visited the floor of the NYSE when Ronald Reagan rang the opening bell.
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Asian Stocks Mixed On Middle East Fears
Asian stocks were mixed on Friday as rising tensions in the Middle East obscured the investment outlook, while the dollar rebounded.
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Weekend Edition: How The Most Powerful Force In The Universe Can Make You Rich
Albert Einstein called it, “the most powerful force in the universe.” He wasn’t talking about a black hole, the big bang or anything that had to do with physics. Einstein was describing the power of compounding.
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Wally Becomes Chief Economist For Dilbert, Predicts "Bubble In Monetary Policy"
I like the phrase "bubble in monetary policy". It aptly expresses precisely what has been happening globally.
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Economic Slowing
I believe the clues are too abundant to pooh-pooh that the USA has entered an economic soft spot. Many long-view economic sectors we watch remain in positive territory - so there is no evidence that the USA is headed towards a recessionary cycle.
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Near-Term Dollar Conviction Went MIA
The US dollar fell against most of the major and emerging market currencies in the past week. The price action has been choppy, and many participants lack near-term conviction.
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