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  • World Economic Growth Forecast Down Once Again

    The International Monetary Fund cut its forecast for world economic growth for a third time this year due to slowing emerging markets, the prolonged recession in the Eurozone and weaker forecasts for US economic growth in the second half of this year. In an update to its World Economic Outlook, the IMF...
    Posted to Gary D. Halbert's Between the Lines by Gary D. Halbert on 07-30-2013
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  • What's Your Exit Strategy?

    "The global economy remains too weak and unemployment is too high in many countries. There has also been an increase in financial market volatility and tightening of financial conditions." — Christine Lagarde, President of the International Monetary Fund The Group of Twenty (also known as the...
    Posted to Uncommon Wisdom by Tony Sagami on 07-26-2013
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  • Any Bonds Today?

    A Temporary Problem Any Bonds Today? Newport, NYC, Maine, and Montana By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. By this method, they not only confiscate, but they confiscate arbitrarily; and, while the...
    Posted to Thoughts From The Frontline by John Mauldin on 07-22-2013
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  • Knee Jerk Reaction Is Reversed .

    .........But First, A Word From Our Sponsor.......... WHY RUSH INTO METALS WHEN YOU CAN WALTZ? The rarity of precious metals helps drive their value and potential significance to your portfolio. But for those not interested in making a mad rush to metals, EverBank has unearthed an exciting and equally...
    Posted to Daily Pfennig by Chuck Butler on 07-12-2013
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  • Bad Omens

    We have clearly been in a recent run of higher interest rates, with a looming "threat" that there might be less quantitative easing before the end of the year. It would appear now that Bernanke wants to leave his successor to implement what everyone knows must be coming at some point: a return...
    Posted to John Mauldin's Outside the Box by John Mauldin on 07-10-2013
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  • “This Country Is Different”

    “This Country Is Different” What’s the Deal? Is the Trend Your Friend? Croatia, Geneva, Las Vegas, and Rhode Island Panics do not destroy capital; they merely reveal the extent to which it has been destroyed by its betrayal into hopelessly unproductive works. – John Mills, "On...
    Posted to Thoughts From The Frontline by John Mauldin on 07-01-2013
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  • A Message from Lord Vader

    As long-time readers know, I have a very eclectic group of friends and associates. Colorful, opinionated, generally both fun and funny, they make for interesting times and discussions wherever I go. I am not certain why they associate with such a mild-mannered, soft-spoken, Muddle-Through Texan like...
    Posted to John Mauldin's Outside the Box by John Mauldin on 06-26-2013
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  • Hot Profits as Aussie Economy Cools Down

    One of the regular themes that I’ve been preaching in this column for years is that, if you want to make some memorable (and ongoing) returns, you want to get long whatever China is buying. As my subscribers have found time and again, the best way to do that is to invest in companies that get a...
    Posted to Uncommon Wisdom by Tony Sagami on 06-17-2013
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  • Economists Are (Still) Clueless

    Economists Are (Still) Clueless The Revenge of the Minsky Moment Monaco, Cyprus, Croatia, Switzerland, and Las Vegas Economists set themselves too easy, too useless a task if in tempestuous seasons they can only tell us that when the storm is past the ocean is flat again. - John Maynard Keynes, A Tract...
    Posted to Thoughts From The Frontline by John Mauldin on 06-17-2013
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  • Economy Rolling Over, Obama Scandals Multiply

    IN THIS ISSUE: 1.  May Unemployment Report – Lackluster At Best 2. Nearly Four Million Job Openings Go Unfilled 3. Is the Economy Rolling Over to the Downside? 4. IRS Political Timeline Points to President Obama Overview There’s a lot to cover today, starting with last Friday’s unemployment report...
    Posted to Forecasts & Trends by Gary D. Halbert on 06-11-2013
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  • Banzai! Banzai! Banzai!

    The Demographics of Doom Finding Japanese Optimists I Shot an Arrow… into My Foot Gentlemen, They Offer Us Their Flank Banzai! Banzai! Banzai! The Strategic Investment Conference Videos Monaco, Cyprus, Belgrade(?), Croatia, and Switzerland I shot an Arrow into the air It fell to earth I know not...
    Posted to Thoughts From The Frontline by John Mauldin on 06-10-2013
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  • The Mother of All Painted-In Corners

    The Mother of All Painted-In Corners Damn the Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead! Six Impossible Things Unwarranted Humility There Is No Turning Back Brussels, Washington, DC, NYC, Monaco, and Home? Alice laughed: "There's no use trying," she said; "one can't believe impossible things...
    Posted to Thoughts From The Frontline by John Mauldin on 05-27-2013
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  • 6.7 Million “Missing Workers” – Where Did They Go?

    IN THIS ISSUE: 1. April Unemployment Report – Good & Bad News 2. 6.7 Million “Missing Workers” – Where Did They Go? 3. How Americans Really Feel About the Economy 4. Investors’ Long Love Affair With Bonds Continues 5. IMF Lowers Global Growth Forecast For 2013 Overview...
    Posted to Forecasts & Trends by Gary D. Halbert on 05-07-2013
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  • The QE Sandpile

    Ubiquity, Complexity Theory, and Sandpiles The Critical State We Are Managing Uncertainty Fingers of Instability A Stable Disequilibrium Tulsa, Brussels, NYC, and Monaco Sell in May and go away? What about "risk off?" And ever more QE? Today's letter is a quick note and a reprise of a popular...
    Posted to Thoughts From The Frontline by John Mauldin on 05-05-2013
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  • It's All About The Fed Today.

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    Posted to Daily Pfennig by Chuck Butler on 05-01-2013
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