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Entries from January 2009

BCG : The 100 New Global Challengers

January 31st, 2009 · No Comments · Geopolitics, Markets

The Boston Consulting Group , in this research demonstrates that globalization is alive and well.

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Next-War-itis, This-War-itis, and the American Military

January 30th, 2009 · No Comments · Geopolitics

Next-War-itis, This-War-itis, and the American Military By Michael P. Noonan January 2009 Michael P. Noonan is the managing director of FPRI’s Program on National Security and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Program’s next conference, to be held February 12, 2009, in Washington, D.C., will consider Defense Showstoppers: National Security Challenges for the Obama Administration. In a recent […]

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Testimony

January 29th, 2009 · No Comments · Markets

    Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Elmendorf’s    testimony   before the US Budget Committee

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Thrills in day trading the securities markets

January 27th, 2009 · No Comments · Markets

Stock-Surfing the Tsunami Ordinary investors may flee the market’s dizzying ups and downs, but Peter Milman and his kind hang on tight while riding the giant waves of uncertainty. There’s nothing more exhilarating than to catch the perfect surge. By Joe Hagan Published Jan 25, 2009   The screens are crawling with red and green. […]

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Warning: Leveraged and Inverse ETFs Kill Portfolios

January 26th, 2009 · No Comments · Markets

Warning: Leveraged and Inverse ETFs Kill Portfolios Too many people are making sucker bets with these products. 01-22-09 | 12:13 PM Paul Justice is an ETF strategist with Morningstar. If you’ve ever purchased an ETF labeled as Ultra, 2X, Double Long, or Inverse, please read this article. It will take only a few minutes of […]

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Over-the-Counter Derivatives Market and Hybrid Instruments

January 24th, 2009 · No Comments · Exchanges, Markets

Interesting testimony from 10 years ago . . note the players who supported minimal regulation of OTC derivatives which largely led to today’s financial armageddon. They are back today !!!! Testimony of Richard R. Lindsey, Director, Division of Market Regulation Before the House Committee on Banking and Financial Services, Concerning Regulation of the Over-the-Counter Derivatives […]

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Jeremy Grantham Letter 4Q2008

January 24th, 2009 · No Comments · Markets

Jeremy Grantham’s Letter  4Q 2008 – a required read for students of financial markets. Obama and the Teflon Men, and Other Short Stories. Part 1. With economies and financial markets, it seems that if you stare hard enough and long enough at the fog of battle, you occasionally get a glimpse of what may be […]

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Stratfor : A Killing in Vienna and the Chechen Connection

January 24th, 2009 · No Comments · Geopolitics

A Killing in Vienna and the Chechen Connection January 22, 2009 By Fred Burton and Ben West As Umar Israilov, a 27-year-old Chechen political refugee living in Vienna, Austria, returned home on foot after grocery shopping Jan. 13, he spotted two men standing outside his apartment building — one of whom had a gun. Upon […]

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Henry Kissinger : The Chance for a New World Order

January 24th, 2009 · No Comments · Geopolitics

January 13, 2009 The Chance for a New World Order By Henry Kissinger As the new U.S. administration prepares to take office amid grave financial and international crises, it may seem counterintuitive to argue that the very unsettled nature of the international system generates a unique opportunity for creative diplomacy. That opportunity involves a seeming […]

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Farewell to All That: An Oral History of the Bush White House

January 23rd, 2009 · No Comments · Geopolitics

Vanity Fair THE PRESIDENCY George W. Bush and his inner circle, photographed in the Cabinet Room of the White House in December 2001. From left: Secretary of State Colin Powell, Vice President Dick Cheney, the president, National-Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, White House chief of staff Andrew Card, C.I.A. director George Tenet (seated), and Secretary of […]

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