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Trading Wisdom from the Desert – I: Process Over Outcome

Expect only what happens in the fight. That way you’ll never be surprised. — recollected from Duncan Idaho, the Swordsmaster of the Ginaz, by Paul Before...
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2013 Cash Reserves Ranking: Apple, U.S. Corporates Lead Way

Most humans, apart from most teenagers, tend to be naturally averse to risk.  We try to avoid situations that are dangerous, embarrassing or in...
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Risk-Off? Yen Crosses Open Sharply Lower

Japanese Yen crosses opened trade in New Zealand and Sydney on Monday morning with a sharp opening drop, with AUD/JPY leading on a 50...

Russia, Ukraine and the Rule of Irrational Markets

Russia's Ruble (RUB) and Ukraine's Hryvnia (UAH) reopened for trading on the Forex market tonight, losing ground against the US Dollar (USD) in a...
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Nikkei Underperformance And The ‘Broad Range’ Setup

After an historic stock market run higher for the Nikkei 225, many investors and economists began to ponder the positive effect Abenonmics. But a volatile,...

Gold Prices: Why $1275 May Be Key To Gold Rally

Gold prices are retreating this morning from a very important technical intersection around $1275/oz. Currently priced around $1260, I believe active investors will need...
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All Alone: A Generational Shift In US Diplomacy

In the very early ‘90s, with the fall of the Soviet Empire, US diplomacy edged toward proactive, as the United States became the de...
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Twitter Tips For Investors: Maximize Returns, Avoid Pitfalls

Investors have tagged the now publically-traded Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) with a near $40 Billion market capitalization as we enter year-end 2013. Yes, it’s been...

Financial Accounting Standards: IAS and IFRS Changes in 2013 and 2014

I recently attended a PwC conference where they provided some commentary on changes to the International Accounting Standards (IAS) and International Financial Reporting Standards...

The Evolution Of Fear And Greed: Beyond The Sovereign Debt Crisis

Throughout 2009 and 2010, the headlines alternated between potential bank failures and Europe's Sovereign Debt Crisis. In short, the equity and credit markets were...

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