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John Hussman is a stock market analyst and mutual fund manager. He’s also a former professor of economics and international finance at the University of Michigan. Highly valued for his weekly market analysis, Hussman is regularly quoted on many high-traffic market news sites and business news networks. On a...

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The question for many in Asia regarding the U.S. Federal Reserve’s ending of its QE program is… how is this going to affect us? The quantitative easing (QE) program was constructed to help the U.S. and (ultimately) the global economy from sinking even further into the abyss after the financial...

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Greenspan

Ex-Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan, revealed several interesting points in an open discussion this week at the Council on Foreign Relations—an American think tank. Actually, I’m not certain that “interesting” is the right descriptive here. Perhaps “frightening” or “morose” would be more apt. It almost appears...

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Bitcoin-89

Techies and suburban housewives beware, the high speed world of algorithmic trading is coming for your Bitcoins and it won’t be pretty—unless of course you have a program trading system and implement it early enough for it to succeed. Massachusetts Institute of Technology associate professor Devavrat Shah and computer...

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AsiaGold

It is no secret that Asia loves gold, especially “ancient” civilizations such as China and India. The continent has thousands of years of history with the shiny yellow metal, and quite possibly thousands more to come. So naturally it is not a huge surprise that reports of Asia “taking...

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USA-FLAG

While living in Japan in the early 2000s, I worked for what would be described as a “boutique” financial services shop. The shop was perhaps unique compared to similar shops in other countries (such as the United States) as the strategy was to introduce international (aka, offshore) investments. Only....

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Silk-Road

As NATO powers heap additional sanctions onto Russian businesses, banks, firms, and economic players, Russia and its BRICS partners continue behind the scenes to solidify even more alliances around the world. This time it’s Mongolia… and a proposed new Silk Road. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) recently held their...

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Altassets

Mention “alternative asset” to the passive investor and a few will assume you’re talking about solar energy. A non-investor might think you’re talking about the name of some new gay nightclub (this was actually asked of me by someone who was not joking). Mention it to a credited and/or...

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ThaiGold

Thailand’s Gold Traders Association (GTA) wants to “take back” approximately 30% of lost trading volume from Singapore’s new spot gold exchange, and in return hand them more competition in the region by creating Thailand’s first-ever spot gold market. GTA and its seven-member board of gold dealers held a meeting...

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