Picture du Jour: Plunging dollar erodes non-US investors’ returns

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With the US dollar falling down a precipice, spare a thought for non-US investors invested in US stocks and bonds. Click through for some interesting graphs. […]






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SARB keeps rates unchanged

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By Cees Bruggemans, Chief Economist FNB.

SARB Governor Marcus today announced no change to interest rates, following a two day meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee.

Though there was a tremendous change in presentation style, there was none in policy substance.

The Governor presented her MPC team upfront and it […]

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WealthTrack: Bruce Berkowitz – golden rules of investing

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This week Consuelo Mack WealthTrack is joined by Bruce Berkowitz, founder and co-manager of the Fairholme Fund. The fund is given five stars by Morningstar for its top performing long-term record – an average annualized return of 13.0% since its inception in 1999, trouncing the market and most of the competition in the process. Bruce follows an unusual investment strategy which involves a highly concentrated portfolio and focus on cash. […]






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Prieur’s readings (November 18, 2009)

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This post provides links to a number of interesting articles I have read over the past few days that you may also enjoy. Please also add the links to any other worthwhile articles you would like to share to the comments section. […]






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Fed reduces term of discount window loans

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This announcement by the Fed to reduce the term of discount window loans from 90 to 28 days marks the beginning of a gradual withdrawal of the extraordinary support the Fed has extended to the global financial system as signs of stability have emerged. Read on … […]






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Charlie Rose in conversation with Henry Kissenger

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In this post, Charlie Rose sits down with Henry Kissinger, German-American scholar and Secretary of State of the United States from 1973 to 1977, to discuss President Obama’s visit to China. […]






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