Monthly Archives: March 2012

US Dollar to lose World’s Reserve Currency status

10 Reasons Why the End is Near For Dollar as The Global Reserve Currency By Michael Snyder The U.S. dollar has probably been the closest thing to a true global currency that the world has ever seen.  For decades, the use … Continue reading

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Let’s understand the Federal Reserve, then get rid of it…

Michael Hudson on the Federal Reserve System By Michael Hudson, a research professor of Economics at University of Missouri, Kansas City and a research associate at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College An interview with Michael Hudson published on … Continue reading

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Spot VIX versus Futures: In the short run things are great, in the long-run they will suck

With spot VIX bouncing along a low not seen in years and an equity rally that defies common sense, one wonders if so many participants in the equity markets are long equities because they don’t know what else to do. … Continue reading

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What is reported to you is often not what you need to know…

There is more to the international news than is reported in the US Hak Hakanson, former US civil engineer, living in Thailand, has consistently railed against the lack of intelligent and balanced news reporting in the United States over the … Continue reading

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Regulations strangle businesses and people, even makes helping homeless more difficult

Feeding The Homeless BANNED In Major Cities All Over America By: Michael Snyder March 21, 2012 What would you do if you came across someone on the street that had not had anything to eat for several days?  Would you … Continue reading

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US Government has Crossed the Line, and it’s not pretty…

Instead of fixing a broken regulatory apparatus and getting out of the way of business, let’s promote food stamps… While we aren’t arguing against a minimum of level of support for fellow human beings in need, the Federal promotion of … Continue reading

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Banking Analyst Chris Whalen on the Stress Tests, Citi, Mortgage Service Rights

“If you are regulated by the Fed, you are too big to fail” As we have looked at previously, the too big-to-fail banks are a joke. When an accounting rule change makes the difference between a solvent bank and an … Continue reading

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Air Travel additional charges should make sense

Weigh More, Pay More by: Peter Singer, Laureate Professor at University of Melbourne 12 March 2012 MELBOURNE – We are getting fatter. In Australia, the United States, and many other countries, it has become commonplace to see people so fat … Continue reading

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Happy St. Patricks Day! Remember that much of quantitative analysis started from brewing

As you reach for that next Guinness (me too, I don’t have an Irish last name for nothing), it is interesting to note that small sample theory, the Poisson distribution original discovery (Gosset), the t-statistic you might remember from college, … Continue reading

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Taleb back on the scene with a real message: The government is not addressing the structural problem

One of our favorite financial writers and philosophers, Nassim Taleb has finally reemerged on television. He must be really annoyed about current events and the political buffoonery that surrounds them. Noting that the U.S refuses to acknowledge its debt problem. … Continue reading

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