Q1 global stock market performance in review

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Sitting a stone’s throw from the turquoise Caribbean sea in Santo Domingo, I nevertheless managed to compile a summary of the movements of major global stock markets for the past quarter and various other measurement periods. Read on … […]






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Help Japan – sell the yen

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It came as no surprise when, subsequent to Greece’s lifeline, traders moved their attention from shorting the euro to selling the Japanese yen. Click through to find out how to play this. […]






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Kirk Citron: And now, the real news

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How many of today’s headlines will matter in 100 years? 1000? Kirk Citron’s “Long News” project collects stories that not only matter today, but will resonate for decades – even centuries – to come. At TED2010, he highlights recent headlines with the potential to shape our future. […]






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Buy and hold is dead, says Acuthan

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Lakshman Achuthan, managing director of the Economic Cycle Research Institute (ECRI), predicts that the US has entered a period of “more ‘boom and bust’-type cycles,” similar to what occurred in the 1970s. He therefore believes a buy-and-hold-strategy is dead. […]






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Dollar rally to see final push

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The recent dollar rebound is becoming an “overcrowded trade”, but there is a “final oomph to come,” Robin Griffiths from Cazenove Capital told CNBC. The US Dollar Index could push toward 90 points over the next few months, he added. […]






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Kasriel: It’s not the debt, it’s the spending

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“The government always gets its funds by taxing, by borrowing and/or by printing (if the central bank is willing). All three means of government funding are pernicious with respect to economic performance. So, it is not the government debt that we should be concerned with, but rather the government spending,” argued Paul Kasriel in this guest post. […]






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