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Here’s The Argument That Wins In 2016

by John Rubino on August 28, 2015 · 3 comments

Vox is a fairly new website with a mission to not just report the news but explain it. A typical article will lead with a lot of background, bringing readers up to speed on what the subject is and why it matters before moving on to current events. All things considered, this is a great […]

 

Okay, We’re Awake Now

It’s safe to say that most of the world is riveted by the news pouring out of the major (and minor) stock markets. Record declines followed by near-record spikes — besides being disorienting for anyone with a preferred direction — are uncomfortably reminiscent of early 2008 when volatility in pretty much every asset class soared, […]

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Why We Can’t Handle An Equities Bear Market, Part 1: State Budgets Will Implode

Back when society’s balance sheet was reasonably solid, the occasional bear market was no big deal. A 20% drop in the average S&P 500 stock would scare investors and lead to slight declines in consumer spending and government capital gains tax revenue, but the overall economy would barely notice such a minor speed bump. But […]

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Stocks Tank In Last 15 Minutes; Correction Not Done?

That was sudden. After soaring at the open and holding big gains all day, US equities fell off the table in the last 15 minutes of trading, ending over 500 DOW points below the day’s high. Guess the, um, uncertainty isn’t over. Looks like another central bank will have to step up this week. Since […]

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How Many Hedge Funds Will Die Next Year? (Answer: A Ton)

For those who keep hearing about hedge funds but aren’t quite sure what they are: Think mutual fund with no rules. A hedge fund is an investment company that can do pretty much anything, from shorting currencies to betting on biotech takeovers to writing credit default swaps. This kind of freedom, as you can imagine, […]

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