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Boom and Bust

Heard About Bitcoin? Nah, Been There, Done That

Bob Swarup | Posted 05.24.2014 | Business
Bob Swarup

Bitcoin enthusiasts today are very much recreating the digital equivalent of the California Gold Rush. The currency is the answer to all our modern day problems, they claim. I hear all that. It is still a rerun, because it is human.

Las Vegas East: The Big Bust in Stocks On the Way

Dan Agin | Posted 07.20.2013 | Business
Dan Agin

Before the Big Bust happens, here are a few cautionary words for the hoi polloi: One of the reasons for the existence of the stock market is to provide a casino for gambling and for the movement of capital from the pockets of small gambler "investors" to the pockets of big gambler "investors."

Whats Traders' Spit Can Tell Us About The Market

Bloomberg View | Mark Buchanan | Posted 06.11.2012 | Business

From Bloomberg View: An unusual study of traders’ spit may offer a taste of the future in how we understand what drives markets -- and why they a...

How the Financial Industry is Driving Up Gas and Heating Oil Prices

Josh Garrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Josh Garrett

If you think chaos in Libya is the only force driving up gasoline prices these days, think again. Over the past few decades, institutional investors like hedge funds and investment banks have flooded oil markets with hundreds of billions of dollars.