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Hoisington Investment Management – Quarterly Review and Outlook, Fourth Quarter 2012

January 19th, 2013 · No Comments · Markets

  Hoisington Investment Management – Quarterly Review and Outlook, Fourth Quarter 2012 Tax Consequences: From Gain to Drain The American Taxpayer Relief Act has lifted the immediate uncertainty of the fiscal cliff. Nevertheless, tax increases that are already in effect from this act, as well as the Affordable Care Act, impose a major obstacle to […]

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HFT and Order types

September 19th, 2012 · No Comments · Exchanges, Markets

  MARKETS September 18, 2012, 10:31 p.m. ET For Superfast Stock Traders, a Way to Jump Ahead in Line By SCOTT PATTERSON and JENNY STRASBURG Haim Bodek was a Wall Street insider at Goldman Sachs and UBS before launching his own trading firm. Now he is taking on the financial establishment that spawned him. Jesse Neider for The Wall Street JournalHaim Bodek […]

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Argentina . . .

August 16th, 2012 · No Comments · Markets

  OPINION August 8, 2012, 7:04 p.m. ET Pierpaolo Barbieri: A Lesson in Crony Capitalism As the U.S. gears up for an important presidential election, Argentina is a sad reminder of how crony capitalism is the enemy of genuine development. By PIERPAOLO BARBIERI Jorge Luis Borges used to say that the Argentine people suffered under “too […]

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From FT : My lessons from life as a Chinese central banker

May 13th, 2012 · No Comments · Geopolitics, Markets

  My lessons from life as a Chinese central banker By David Daokui Li When I became one of three academic members of the People’s Bank of China’s Monetary Policy Committee in April 2010, I knew I was unprepared, despite teaching economics for nearly 20 years in the US and Hong Kong before returning to […]

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April 25th, 2012 · No Comments · Markets

Interview  | SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2012 The Big Flaws in Dodd-Frank By GENE EPSTEIN A financial historian warns that it’s done nothing to prevent the government subsidy of mortgage risk that fueled the financial crisis. Charles Calomiris is nothing if not intense — and tireless. The Henry Kaufman professor of financial institutions at Columbia Business School […]

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China and its trade

April 15th, 2012 · No Comments · China, Markets

Some clarity on trade in the Asia-Pacific region . . . China’s Rise: Opportunity Or Threat For East Asia? April 15, 2012 By Yukon Huang The consequences of China’s economic development for the West, and the United States in particular, are being closely watched. But the impact of China’s growth for its neighbors is no […]

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Dodd-Frank Act and Too Big to Fail

October 18th, 2011 · No Comments · Markets

  AEI OUTLOOKS & ON THE ISSUES The Error at the Heart of the Dodd-Frank Act By Peter J. Wallison AEI Financial Services Outlook Tuesday, September 6, 2011 The underlying assumption of the Dodd-Frank Act (DFA) is that the 2008 financial crisis was caused by the disorderly bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers. This is evident in the […]

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Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, CEO, Nestles on Food . .

September 11th, 2011 · No Comments · Markets

Very interesting thoughts on a global scale on price, food, free markets, fuel . . . . SEPTEMBER 3, 2011 Can the World Still Feed Itself? Yes, says Nestle’s chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, but not if we burn food for fuel, fear genetic advances and fail to charge for water. By BRIAN M. CARNEY Vevey, Switzerland As […]

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The Pound Sterling and George Soros . . .

June 13th, 2010 · No Comments · Markets

Interesting read on traders and markets ‘Go for the Jugular’ By The collapse of Greece’s economy, and its domino effect on Spain, Portugal, and other countries in the euro currency zone, is in many ways a replay of an earlier financial crisis–the break-up of the continent’s Exchange Rate Mechanism in 1992. Then, as now, Europe’s […]

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Keeping America’s Edge

January 5th, 2010 · No Comments · Geopolitics, Markets

A nice thought peice . . Keeping America’s Edge JIM MANZI The United States is in a tough spot. As we dig ourselves out from a serious financial crisis and a deep recession, our very efforts to recover are exacerbating much more fundamental problems that our country has let fester for too long. Beyond our […]

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