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The Secret World Of Gold
In light of the Chinese demand we discussed earlier, the ongoing manipulation of 'rigged' markets everywhere, and rising geopolitical tensions (as the de-escalation continues), we thought it worth dusting off this excellent and wide-ranging look at gold. Video length 42:35
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The Great Keynesian Fraud—A Classic Reflection By Bill Bonner
Keynesianism is a fraud. Supply-siderism is a con. The dollar is a scam. All were developed by people with good intentions. But these good intentions not only paved the road to Hell, they greased it. Guess how much a dollar is worth today in comparison to one in 1913? Five cents.
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Automatic Stabilizer?
Janet Yellen comforts New York – and the Bulls.
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Productivity Gains Are Not Being Shared With Joe Sixpack
Recent posts have shown that productivity gains are not being reflected in Joe Sixpack's paycheck. The proof of this is shown in charts and statements such as the following...
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Bank Rally Near End
The bad boys of the 2008 financial crisis have come back strong over the last 5 years, it most cases bank stocks have recovered half of there loses. But like all energy, it does exhaust itself.
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Chasing And Uncertainty Continue
Chasing and uncertainty continue, but with some small improvements. It appears that the path of least resistance is sideways. As a result, we’ll remain well hedged waiting for market internals to show some strength.
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The Truth About Retail Sales
I’m way behind the tax ball this week, but I wanted to get this even busier and more important chart out to you. It tells a story about the success of QE in making stock market speculators rich, but as for everyone else, not so much.
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Repeat After Me: The American Tax System Is Hardly Progressive At All
The latest numbers on 2014 taxes as share of income are out, and they’re saying pretty the same thing as last year: Above about $80K a year in income, the American tax system is not really progressive. Like, at all:
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Broad Market Update
This week the S+P 500 eventually found support and rallied into the end of the holiday shortened week. The support level came in at the midpoint of the February lows to the early April highs. This week’s rally also seemed to take out the short setup, or midpoint from early April highs to this week’s low.
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Does Twitter Have A Stickiness Problem?
According to the data there is a large discrepancy between the number of accounts created and the number of accounts that actually remain active. Of the 284 million accounts created in 2013, only 37 million (12.9%) were still actively tweeting in February 2014
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Does Twitter Have A Stickiness Problem?
According to the data there is a large discrepancy between the number of accounts created and the number of accounts that actually remain active. Of the 284 million accounts created in 2013, only 37 million (12.9%) were still actively tweeting in February 2014
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A Fascinating Executive Compensation Story – Yahoo!
Every once in a while we get hit in the head with a new example of how “executive compensation” and “executive performance” have close to zero correlation in practice. The key to this disconnect is typically “incentive pay” through company stock or stock options.
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