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While You’re Sleeping: Massive Moves Prevail In Japanese Markets

By Andrew Kassen A lot of atrocious developments occur in world financial markets while the West sleeps.  Lately, that has meant mayhem in Japanese...
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Political Tensions Rise as Euro Crisis Continues

By Andrew Nyquist     The Euro was never given a fighting chance. Figuratively, and quite possibly literally. From conception, economists and investors questioned the Euro's...
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European Youth Unemployment: Risking a Lost Generation

By Joshua Schroeder     Once again Europe's leaders spoiled a chance to take coordinated action to effectively address the bailout in Cyprus. This failure has...
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Cyprus Bailout News: A Contrarian’s Contrarian View

By Alex Salomon     Since Saturday morning early tweets, then blogs, then news reports on the Cyprus bailout, lots has been written. Early on, I...

The Systematic Significance of the Cyprus Bailout

By Andrew Kassen      News of a Troika-orchestrated bailout of the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus spilled from European newswires early this past Saturday morning...
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Taking Stock of the Market: Will Dow Jones All Time Highs Change the Equation?

By Andrew Kassen     Hugo Chavez is dead. The late Venezuelan President’s body - lately succumbed to the ravages of cancer and a massive heart...

From Y2K to The Information Age

After turning the page on Y2K and all the dire technology warnings that accompanied it, we are beginning to realize that ticking the year...
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A Roadmap for Responsible Government Spending

By Max Moore I recently started reading Santayana’s Curse by Sean Corrigan (of Diapason Commodities). In a few words, the book recounts various monetary pursuits over...

Not So Far East: Consumer Driven Economy to Lift Southeast Asia

By Jeff Wilson Thank you for returning to Part 2 of our 3 part series on Southeast Asia. We spent most of Part 1 (“A Macro...
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Not So Far East: A Macro Economic Look at Southeast Asia

By Jeff Wilson After a terrific article by Alex Salomon on the deep-seeded cultural and economic issues facing France, I would like to take you to...

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