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Finance

Obama’s Economic Stimulus Plan Causing Controversy with Build America Bonds

Jul 23, 2010 at 04:43 | David Caploe PhD

They are supposed to help states and cities that are short of cash build roads, schools and bridges. But Build America Bonds, part of President Obama’s economic stimulus plan, are…

The Booming Economies of Latin America

Jul 19, 2010 at 07:16 | David Caploe PhD

While the United States and Europe fret over huge deficits and threats to a so-called recovery, this region has a surprise in store. Latin America, beset in the past…

The Frontier Markets are Beckoning

Jul 19, 2010 at 03:04 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

A quick look at the world's top performing stock markets during the first half of 2010 will not exactly ring bells for many investors. Bangladesh came in tops with a…

Why the World's Worst Economy Has the Strongest Currency

Jul 15, 2010 at 02:53 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Global currency traders remain puzzled by the continuing strength of the yen (FXY), (YCS), which broke out of a ¥90-¥95 range a few weeks ago and insists on levitating around…

How China's Economy is Already Bigger Than the US

Jul 12, 2010 at 03:27 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

China has already surpassed the US in the global competition sweepstakes and is on track to extend its lead. No, I'm not talking about some pie in the sky 2030…

Chinese Leaders Looking to Re-Engineer the Nation’s Economic Model

Jul 09, 2010 at 05:45 | David Caploe PhD

For years, Chinese leaders looked to the millions of poor workers from the country’s interior as the engine of a roaring export economy. They would move to coastal provinces, toil…

Financial System Under Strain As Volatility Returns to Markets

Jul 09, 2010 at 04:17 | Robert M Cutler

Adjusting the arcane rules governing exchange trading execution will not remedy broader financial-system problems and global macroeconomic mismanagement that are producing a new wave of volatility in the world’s securities…

The Buyers Pour Into BP

Jul 08, 2010 at 02:45 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

What has been one of the best performing stocks for the past week? Good old BP (BP), which clawed back an 18% pop off the bottom, a 13% gain from…

No Ride on the Gravy Train Without An Engine

Jul 07, 2010 at 04:25 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

It is becoming increasingly clear that the US economy once again fell off a cliff in May. Commodity prices have dropped like a stone, the Baltic Dry Shipping Index has…

How to Make Volatility Your Friend

Jul 06, 2010 at 03:07 | Dave Forest

We're living in an age of commodities volatility. The last ten years have seen a number of big price swings for many natural resources. Uranium ran from $10 to $140,…

Chilling Facts About the Global Economic System

Jul 05, 2010 at 05:12 | ISN Security Watch

The global economic system which easily facilitates tax evasion, money laundering and government corruption, is the same system employed by gun runners, drug cartels and terrorist groups to perpetuate their…

China Faced with Structural and Demographic Headwinds that could Derail it’s Rise

Jul 05, 2010 at 05:06 | Charles Hugh Smith

China's strengths get relentless coverage, its headwinds less so. We all know China's strengths: hard-working populace, high savings rate, a so-far wildly successful marriage of Central State-managed economy and several…

Proof the Economy is Stalling

Jul 05, 2010 at 05:04 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

As a commercial pilot with 30 year's experience, I can tell you that there is no more sickening feeling than hearing your stall warning alarm during a takeoff. That is…

Trade Deal Looks Great for Taiwan

Jul 03, 2010 at 14:57 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

China has just signed a trade agreement with its rebellious, capitalist province, Taiwan, which has major long term implications for the rest of us. The deal has China chopping import…

The T-Bill Mystery Solved?

Jul 02, 2010 at 10:02 | Dave Forest

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago about some odd happenings in the T-Bill market. Between June 1 and 14, yields on the four-week Treasury fell off a cliff. Diving…

The Multiples Myth

Jul 02, 2010 at 08:12 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I am getting tired of the endless procession of permabulls who keep insisting that at a 13 times multiple, the S&P 500 is cheap. The last time I heard this…

Financial Reform has More Holes than Swiss Cheese

Jul 02, 2010 at 08:09 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Whew! That was close! After 18 months of threats, saber rattling, and posturing about the demise of the competitiveness of the American banking system, we finally have a financial reform…

What is the Bond Market Really Telling Us?

Jul 01, 2010 at 09:17 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Everywhere I turn these days, I hear a rising clamor and rancor to cut the spending that is creating deficits that will lead to the death of us all and…

The Tea Leaves for China Look Ominous

Jun 29, 2010 at 22:52 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

The truly significant move in the capital markets last night was the atrocious performance of the Shanghai market (FXI), which plunged 3.4%. The index is now off more than 30%…

The Informational Advantage - What do you Know that Other People Don’t

Jun 29, 2010 at 11:35 | Dave Forest

Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Kiyohiko Nishimura discusses "informational advantage" this week at the Lujiazui Forum on economics and finance in Shanghai: "In my understanding, the Volcker Rule [proposed legislation…

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