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Ten Investment Risk Minimizers

Ten Investment Risk Minimizers
Most investment errors are caused by misconceptions about securities and invalid performance expectations... markets are totally unpredictable, but they do have consistent cyclical patterns

Six Questions with economist Dean Baker

Six Questions with economist Dean Baker
Dean Baker is an economist and the co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research based in Washington, D.C. He is the author of several books including his latest entitled, “Getting

What you think you know about Social Security

What you think you know about Social Security
Americans may have faith in the Social Security system, but many still don’t really understand how it works. That’s a key take-away from a recent survey of Americans’ knowledge of Social

Is Spain’s Economy on an Upswing?

Is Spain’s Economy on an Upswing?
Economic Bright Spot in Otherwise Troubling News. John W. Snow, former U.S. Treasury Secretary and chairman of Capital Management Group, noted that Spain has finally climbed out of

Europe: Economic Crisis Equals Painful Choices

Europe: Economic Crisis Equals Painful Choices
We’ve all heard of the butterfly effect – the metaphorical example of chaos theory that says the fluttering of a butterfly’s wings can cause a hurricane halfway around the world.

Effect of Federal Reserve’s Tapering Still Uncertain

Effect of Federal Reserve’s Tapering Still Uncertain
As the markets enter the final month of fiscal Q1 2014, the impact of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s move to taper or reduce its monthly purchase of bonds via the Quantitative Easing program

Russia Gassed over Iranian Oil

Russia Gassed over Iranian Oil
There is a degree of cohesion regarding Iranian oil and gas because the country is subject to international sanctions, and because there are many Middle Eastern and non-Middle Eastern

The fiscal cliff is looming again

The fiscal cliff is looming again
The fiscal cliff is looming again, this time using a different and uglier legal term – sequestration – under which policymakers will soon get together to hopefully thwart the painful regression of another recession, one that is of their own making.

Playing the Waiting Game

Playing the Waiting Game
A Fair Chance to Counter “Stall and Starve” Tactics.  According to singer and songwriter Tom Petty, “The waiting is the hardest part.” Anyone who has had to endure a lawsuit

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