ECONOMICS

Summers at IMF: Crises Yesterday and Today

Summers at IMF: Crises Yesterday and Today

Larry Summers recently spoke at the IMF’s 14th Annual Research Conference on the topic of economic crisis and future growth. Market commentators have voiced their opinions […]

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Anticipation Rising Ahead of Royal Mail Stock Market Flotation

Anticipation Rising Ahead of Royal Mail Stock Market Flotation

On Tuesday October 15, one of the most famous publicly-owned companies in the UK will fall into private hands. Royal Mail, having recently been privatised, […]

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How The Economic Machine Works

How The Economic Machine Works

Bridgewater’s Ray Dalio shares his perspective on how the economy really works. “The economy works like a simple machine. But many people don’t understand it— or […]

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Stanley Druckenmiller on Entitlements, Strategy and the Fed

Stanley Druckenmiller on Entitlements, Strategy and the Fed

Hedge fund legend Stanley Druckenmiller was on Bloomberg yesterday discussing entitlements, strategy and the Fed. Druckenmiller’s presentation at Bowdoin College last May on “Generational Theft: […]

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Mixed Financial Outlook of Higher Education

Mixed Financial Outlook of Higher Education

The financial outlook for institutes of higher education remains mixed as revenue remains stagnant but costs continue to rise. There are certainly short-term obstacles, but […]

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Silver Consolidation Could End after the Fed meeting

Silver Consolidation Could End after the Fed meeting

Silver futures prices have been under significant pressure but have been unable to break through support levels despite a return of volatility which has eroded […]

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GS on China’s Environmental Concerns

GS on China’s Environmental Concerns

Mark Schwartz, the vice chairman of Goldman Sachs and chairman of the firms Asia Pacific group, reviews China’s prospects for grappling with the country’s environmental issues strained […]

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A Labor Force Waiting For Its Ship to Come In

A Labor Force Waiting For Its Ship to Come In

Education is intended to be a direct channel to meaningful employment and prosperity at the individual, state, and federal levels, but the U.S. continues to […]

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Research & Development in the Mining Space

Research & Development in the Mining Space

Metalysis is a firm that is creating an innovative way to produce a variety of metals at significantly lower cost. Somewhat similar to the Hall […]

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Milken Institute Conference – Global Overview

Milken Institute Conference – Global Overview

The Milken Institute Global 2013 Conference is currently underway (Apr 28 – May 1) and features a powerhouse list of industry leaders as speakers. Yesterdays lunch panel […]

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Debate: Future of Work and Innovation

Debate: Future of Work and Innovation

Economists Robert Gordon and Erik Brynjolffson debated the future of work and innovation at TED2013. Gordon has received a lot of publicity over the last […]

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Great Divergence in Equity Markets

Great Divergence in Equity Markets

John Hussman wrote an interesting note this week called Taking Distortion at Face Value. Although Hussman is traditionally bearish, he makes some critical arguments that are hard […]

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Global ICT Report

Global ICT Report

The World Economic Forum released it’s annual Global Information Technology Report today, ranking countries based on infrastructure, cost of access, and overall skills. Four major […]

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ANTIFRAGILITY

ANTIFRAGILITY

Two brilliant thinkers, Nassim Taleb and Daniel Kahneman, recently discussed Antifragility at the New York Public Library. It’s interesting to analyze the concept of fragility applied across […]

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Chinese & Korean Turmoil: Impact on Tech Production

Chinese & Korean Turmoil: Impact on Tech Production

Jason Perlow, Senior Tech Editor at ZDNet, raises a pressing concern that many have yet to consider: How will Chinese and Korean instability affect technology production? Perlow outlines country specific […]

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China’s Political & Economic Outlook

China’s Political & Economic Outlook

SocGen’s China Economist, Wei Yao, recently shared her macro outlook for the evolving economic and political giant through a series of video interviews. Leadership Transition Long-Term […]

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Climate Change Paradox

Climate Change Paradox

Allan Savory challenges traditional understandings of climate change and desertification in a recent TED presentation. As demand for necessities (food, water, shelter) exponentially grow, holistic grazing tactics are […]

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Bull Markets & Tax Increases

Bull Markets & Tax Increases

After hitting ten straight days of new Dow highs, I thought it would be interesting to compare how markets have performed through periods following tax […]

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Greed is Good?

Greed is Good?

Milton Friedman challenges the belief that capitalism and greed are bad characteristics of the American economy in an 1979 interview with Phil Donahue. Given events over […]

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The Wire: 2013 Market Outlook

The Wire: 2013 Market Outlook

Russell Investments recently launched a new blog called The Wire, where the firms talented professionals welcome everyone to aid the development of investing thesis through discussion. In summary […]

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