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Entries by Jeffrey Rubin from 09/2013

Should the Global Economy Brace for Another Middle Eastern Oil Crisis?

| Posted 09.03.2013 | Canada

The U.S. military has targets picked out in Syria and President Obama is trying to convince Congress that America needs to intervene. If the U.S. does go ahead with tactical strikes against the Assad regime, oil markets will be caught in the middle. Any significant reduction in exports will be felt in the rest of the world.

How Farmland Became Canada's Hottest Real Estate Market

| Posted 09.18.2013 | Canada Business

How the world has changed for Canada's farmers in 2013. The hottest sector of the country's real estate market is, you guessed it, farmland. The price of farmland in Canada has outpaced both residential and commercial real estate, gaining an average of 12 percent over the last five years. In some hotspots, such as southwestern Ontario, the price-per-acre has been going up by as much as 50 percent a year. Even pension plans and hedge funds have become players in the pursuit of prime agricultural land, interest that is only sending prices that much higher.

Why the Fed's efforts are putting the U.S. economy at risk

| Posted 09.27.2013 | Business

To the relief of borrowers around the world, the U.S. Federal Reserve Board is holding off on tapering its bond-buying program.