One million people are marching in 500 cities tonight. If that is a surprise to you, you must be being held hostage by the American Mainstream Media who, for the 3rd consecutive year, seem very determined to pretend what is now a major, Global Anti-Capitalism protest gets no airtime at all.
In today's America, bankers are often seen as uncaring, and media portrayals reflect a view that banks put hardworking people on the streets. Our industry, which should be a key part of helping people achieve their economic and financial goals, has lost consumer trust.
For someone who has spent most of his adult working life on a government payroll, Marco Rubio has certainly learned how to denigrate government.
How does TPP increase the number of jobs and the pay for regular working people in the U.S. and elsewhere, and by how much?
There are 30 million people who can afford a new iPhone without batting an eye - there's less people going to movies or going on vacations spending discretionary income, because the bottom 80% simply don't have any discretionary income to spend.
Don't bother asking why we doubt ourselves. At best you will pull out several thousand tomes, throw theories about like a juggler tossing balls, adding more and more to the swirl. Imagine how much learning and action you might have moved forward instead of contemplating why.
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Every investor knows the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ. Most people are aware of the Tokyo, London, Shanghai, and Hong Kong stock exchanges. But are you aware of the Lusaka Stock Exchange (LuSE) of Zambia, the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (KASE), or the Mongolian Stock Exchange?
Here we go again! Yet another low-volume, BS rally takes us back to the "breakout" level of S&P 2,100 and we get moves like...
Attempting to definitively predict the future is a mug's game. But applying some imagination to today's weak signals and emerging technologies can enable us to paint plausible pictures of how the future might look, which we can factor into the strategic decisions we take today.
I have a fairly resilient friend who's been through tough times. Her motto, borrowed from Winston Churchill, is, "When you're going through hell, keep...
You'll hear a lot of people telling you how much Europe's PMI has improved (Asia's was terrible!) in October but, in reality, it still sucks compared to 2011.
Much of the national debate about widening inequality focuses on whether and how much to tax the rich and redistribute their income downward. But this debate ignores the upward redistributions going on every day, from the rest of us to the rich. These redistributions are hidden inside the market.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has masterfully sniffed out the weaknesses of President Obama and his administration, and the revelation of his new conditions on the nuclear deal suggests that Khamenei is ready to milk the administration more and obtain more concessions.
At age 56, I get to be a rock star. In an athletic setting. Surrounded by some of the fittest and most motivated people I have ever met. All I have to do is keep showing up and let them watch me go at CrossFit with complete abandon. I have a new set of friends and admirers.
We want to know why the Federal Reserve, funded and heavily run by the banks, is keeping interest rates so low that we receive virtually no income for our hard-earned savings while the Fed lets the big banks borrow money for virtually no interest.