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Are Central Banks Robbing You While the MSM Covers It Up?

Phil Davis | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

Up 1.25% is very impressive. Unless, of course, you look at the volume, which is what we usually get on a holiday. This is why, for the most pa...

Wash, Rinse and Repeat Wednesday - Shorting at S&P 2,100 Again

Phil Davis | Posted 04.20.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

If they are going to keep giving us set-ups, we'll keep making money. Yesterday, I don't think I could have been more clear than to headline our...

The Dollar, Jobs and Interest Rates

Luis Ubiñas | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business
Luis Ubiñas

The Federal Reserve did not raise interest rates last month as many expected. Their reasons were understandable: one in 10 Americans remains unemployed, underemployed or so discouraged that they have fallen out of the labor force; and inflation remains consistently near zero.

Yen Falls As U.S. Watches Closely

Reuters | Posted 03.28.2014 | Business

By William Mallard TOKYO, Jan 27 (Reuters) - After falling by almost a fifth since Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came to power ju...

Japan: Chasing the Third Arrow of Abenomics

Lutfey Siddiqi | Posted 10.26.2013 | World
Lutfey Siddiqi

It is no wonder that Japan greets Abenomics with caution. At a retail level, people have held deflationary expectations for years and at a professional level, fund managers and corporations have seen unstable governments come and go.

Will What Happens in Japan Stay in Japan?

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 03.18.2013 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

Paul Krugman is right: Japan is attempting a paradigm policy shift with potential systemic implications; and sustainability and success are not certain. The outcome, still too early to tell, will be consequential for Japanese society and the global economy as a whole.

The Top 2 ETF's to Buy in 2013

James Berman | Posted 12.31.2012 | Business
James Berman

As a contrarian investor, I'm always looking to buy what people are selling and sell what they're buying. It's the only way to ensure you're getting a reasonable price. This often leads me to forsaken corners of the investment world.

5 Bizarre Souvenirs I Brought Back From Vietnam

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.13.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

You can keep your fine art, your lacquerware, your hand-woven silk. When it comes to souvenirs, I want weird.

Disgraced Company Says Core Business Still Strong Despite Scandal

Reuters | Posted 04.13.2012 | Business

(Adds dropped quote marks at the end of paragraph 4) * Scandal not seen having much impact on core medical ops * Potenti...

Jobless Claims Down As Labor Market Could Be Picking Up

Posted 07.19.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, offering hope the labor market rec...

U.S. Dollar Hits Three-Year Low Against Other Currencies

Posted 06.21.2011 | Business

LONDON (Jessica Mortimer) - The dollar hit a three-year low against a basket of currencies on Thursday as strong corporate earnings buoyed risk appeti...

Japanese Government Plans To Aid Struggling Businesses

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - The Japanese government plans to dedicate up to 10 trillion yen ($127 billion) in crisis lending to businesses to help them finance day-to...

Libya Ceasefire, Yen Stabilization Help Stock Market Rally On Friday

Reuters | Al Yoon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global stocks rose on Friday as traders took on riskier investments following a Libya ceasefire that reduced tension in the regio...

William Alden

Yen Intervention Resolves Immediate Crisis, But Japan's Economy Still Threatened

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The yen eased off its all-time high Friday as the world's major central banks lent their support, but Japan's economic troubles are far from over, exp...

William Alden

Industrial Nations Intervene As Rising Yen Threatens Japanese Trade

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UPDATE 8:00 AM: The yen fell against the dollar Friday, as the currency intervention announced Thursday night began, Reuters reports. Japan's central...

G7 Financial Ministers Plan Emergency Meeting

REUTERS | Leika Kihara and Tetsushi Kajimoto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOKYO (Reuters) - Financial leaders of the world's richest countries will hold talks on Friday on ways to calm global markets roiled by Japan's nuclea...

Investors Rush To Pull Out Of Tokyo Stock Exchange

Reuters | Antoni Slodkowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - A massive selloff on the Tokyo Stock Exchange wiped out some 23.5 trillion yen ($287 billion) from the market's value on Monday with inves...

Why Gold Bears Should Hibernate

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

The $64,000 question is whether the modern gold rush is actually a mania or, in fact, a legitimate reflection of serious financial and economic stresses.

Japan: Land of the Rising Debt

Vitaliy N. Katsenelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vitaliy N. Katsenelson

Investors are scared of the sovereign debt crisis unfolding in Europe. However, they are ignoring a more likely and significantly larger debt catastrophe that is about to hit the second-largest economy in the world -- Japan.

China, Currency Manipulation and Globalism: The Big Backstory

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Beijing orchestrated a two percent swing in the renminbi- dollar rate that has justifiably dampened profit taking by speculators and replicates renminbi market spreads against the Euro.

Why the United States Might Lose its AAA Rating

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Georges Ugeux

A downgrade of the AAA rating of the United States would have profound consequences on our international reputation and leadership. We certainly do not need the aggravation.

Shrinking Dollar Sets Off Alarms Overseas, But Helps US

Washington Post | Anthony Faiola | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The dramatic decline of the U.S. dollar is aiding the American economic recovery but setting off alarm bells overseas, with corporate executives, poli...

The Yen, the Yuan and the Yunus

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

A global currency would allow emerging economies to borrow in their own currency, avoid currency mismatches and the extreme poor can trade with each other without being exposed to currency risk.

Toyota Trouble: Posts Largest Loss Since 1950

Huffington Post | Julie Satow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Toyota, which just last year posted record profit and dethroned General Motors as the world's largest automaker, said it was headed for its first annu...

A Stock Market Held Hostage by the Dollar

Michael Pento | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Pento

In today's artificial and perverse global economy the best short term medicine for the ailing markets would be a weakening U.S. currency