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Former Obama Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, once said: “Never let a serious crisis go to waste”. During the 2008 panic collapse, the US government bailed out big business, took over General Motors, fattened the big Wall Street banks and...
The shock of the Panama Papers rippled with sensational headlines involving over 100 politicians from Iceland, Russia, China, United Kingdom and Argentina amid allegations of illegal offshore accounts set up by Mossack Fonseca, a...
Negative interest rates brought negative moves. Global markets are in turmoil. Gold rallied from the dead after three years in the wilderness with its best start in more than 30 years. Gold is up 19 percent this year as risk adverse...
Gold bullion and gold stocks came back from the dead, attracting new money defying the rout in commodities. Gold held its value better than other assets. That previous haven, the dollar plunged sparking a scramble for safety, amid the...
There’s a whiff of the Thirties in the air. Global markets had their worst start ever. But the market is confusing coincidence with causation. In a déjà vu moment there are concerns that oil’s collapse is America’s next sub-prime disaster...
A geopolitical game of chance seems to have dragged the investing world back into the mire. The current boom was in response or consequence of the series of quantitative easing and loose monetary policies adopted to escape the 2008...
Everything is rosy, or is it? The Dow is flirting with 18,000 again but stocks are overvalued. Positive economic news is not so positive because it means that the Fed will push up rates. Bad news is just bad news.
Every newspaper headline is about whether the Federal Reserve would increase rates in September, then October, and maybe December? As in Charles M. Schulz’s comic strip, when Lucy always pulls the football away before Charlie Brown can...
Is China’s surprise move to weaken its currency a step towards market reform or does it presage a widespread series of “race to the bottom” devaluations reminiscent of the Great Depression? China joins the Swiss National Bank (SNB) who...
Identity problems? Rachel Dolezal wants to be black, Bruce Jenner a woman, or how about Donald Trump for President. Identity problems? No, it is identity theft comparable to the “happy times are here again” mania, fueled by cheap debt and...
Due primarily to the California Gold Rush, San Francisco’s population exploded from 1,000 to 100,000 in only two years.

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