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Financial Regulation Only As Good As The Enforcer

Andrew Jackson illustrated his disdain towards international bankers in 1832 with this eloquent excerpt: “Gentlemen, I have had men watching you for a long time, and I am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in … Continue reading

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Protectionism Will Cost Investors Dearly

The US government revealed on Friday that payrolls tumbled by 598,000 in January (the biggest one-month drop in 34 years) and the unemployment rate is now at a 16-year high of 7.6%. In a month of brutal layoffs, I guess the … Continue reading


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It Feels Great To Be A Sloth Investor

Warren Buffett once remarked that successful investing consists of long periods of inactivity, bordering on sloth. That pretty much describes my attitude towards investing coming into the new year. If we are going to have more of the October massacre, then we … Continue reading


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One Way Traffic: Dow Plunges Below 8000

It is one way traffic: Dow Jones plunged below 8000, a first since 2003. There was a bear rally on Tuesday but it is a folly to be tempted by profits in all these technical rebounds. For those who are … Continue reading

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Is America A Nation Of Whiners?

Is America a nation of whiners? Yes, so says Phil Gramm, John McCain’s top economic adviser and former senator. Continue reading

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Dow Jones Rally Will Lift Local Stocks

After Wall Street’s deplorable results last Friday, the question for ST Index today is how much collateral damage we will be seeing. An oversold rebound is in order here. Continue reading

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