Google’s Data Play to go Head-to-Head with Realtors
Yahoo| 30 October 2014
“This is as close to real-time…”

Shadow Banking Assets Increase by $5 Trillion to Record $75 Trillion, 120% Of Global GDP
Zero Hedge| 30 October 2014
We are not exactly sure which is scarier…leverage…unregulated…

Why Alibaba’s ‘Tentacles’ Have Analysts Drooling
Market Watch | 29 October 2014
Alibaba is currently the second largest marketplace…

Fed Completes the Taper
CNBC | 29 October 2014
Committee judges that the likelihood of inflation…

Riksbank Rejects Calls for QE After Resorting to Zero Rate
Bloomberg | 28 October 2014
Sweden’s central bank…cutting its main interest rate to zero…

N.Y. Top Court is Good Friend to Global Banks, Foreign Account Holders
Reuters | 27 October 2014
“Today’s holding permits banks doing business in NY to shield customer…

2014 Minimum Wage, State by State
MSN | 25 October 2014
States must meet the federal wage baseline of $7.25…

Law Lets I.R.S. Seize Accounts on Suspicion, No Crime Required
MSN | 25 October 2014
Mr. Potashnik said of the prosecutors… “They just want the money”…

Obama Plans Executive Actions to Strengthen U.S. Manufacturing
Yahoo | 27 October 2014
NASA and the departments of Defense, Energy and Agriculture would invest…

This Firm has more than Half the Copper in LME Warehouses
Mining | 27 October 2014
It is unusual for such amounts to be owned by hedge funds…

Walmart and Apple Go Head to Head over Apple Pay
Yahoo | 27 October 2014
The mobile pay market is forecast to jump to $90 Billion…

4 Banks, Including JPMorgan, Fined in Europe Over ‘Cartel’ Behavior
NY Times | 21 October 2014
Trades between themselves while preventing others from participating…

Oil Price will Fall to $70 US a Barrel in 2015, Goldman Sachs Says
CBC News | 27 October 2014
World is producing more than it needs, thanks to boom in shale oil…

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It’s Not Just Spying – How The NSA Has Turned Into A Giant Profit Center For Corrupt Insiders

MSN | 23 October 2014
Still think we live in a free country…

Sears to Close Stores, Lay Off about 5,500 Employees
MSN | 23 October 2014
At least 46 Kmart stores, 30 Sears department stores and 31 Sears Auto Centers…

S.E.C. Rejects 2 Efforts to Create Actively Managed E.T.F.s
NY Times | 22 October 2014
The S.E.C. said the applicants had “not provided an adequate substitute for portfolio transparency…

Russia Reserves Fall $7.9 Billion, Biggest Drop Since May
Bloomberg | 23 October 2014
Plans to shift to inflation targeting and a free floating ruble…

What do the Pros Really Think about the Market
Humble Student of the Market | 21 October 2014
I was reviewing a few “institutional” manager polls…

Forex-Rigging Fines Could Hit $41 Billion Globally: Citi
Bloomberg | 21 October 2014
Citigroup is the biggest player in the $5.3 trillion-a-day foreign-exchange market…

UBS Preparing to Delist Stock
Armstrong Economics | 29 September 2014
Foreign banks are targeted to allow the government to pretend…

India Set to Become $2 Trillion Economy This Year
The Times of India | 19 October 2014
India is poised to become a $2 trillion economy this year…

The Dow Theory
Financial Perspectives | 19 October 2014
As I sit getting ready for my exam, one of the areas I will be tested on is the Dow Theory…

Apple Pay Rolls Out, with Holes in the System
MarketWatch | 20 October 2014
Starting Monday, Apple Inc. will… add a wallet to it’s iPhones…

Japan’s Public Pension Fund to Lift Ratio of Domestic Stocks
Nikkei Asian Review | 18 October 2014
Cutting its weighting of Japanese government bonds from the current 60%…

Top In Private Equity: Texas Teacher Retirement System
HedgeCo.Net | 16 October 2014
Private equity is the best performing asset class for pension funds…

State Pension Gaps Shrink for First Time Since 2007
Bloomberg | 09 October 2014
The rating agencies have certainly incorporated pension liabilities…

Response to Moody’s: US State and Local Government Pensions…
NASRA | 08 October 2014
The report also misrepresents or misstates salient facts…

Pension-related Cases being Heard by the Supreme Court
Business Insurance | 13 October 2014
If the Supreme Court discourages investors from taking registration disclosures…

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Fed’s Bullard says QE3 Could Last Longer than October
Market Watch | 16 October 2014
Maybe this is a juncture where we want to invoke this clause…

The Recent Decline in Oil Prices is Becoming a Rapid Descent
Kiplinger | 10 October 2014
OPEC, the cartel of oil-producing nations, can’t agree on the output…

Italy Lifts Out of Recession Thanks to Hookers, Drugs
Yahoo | 15 October 2014
Thanks to a change in data calculations across the European Union which includes illegal…

No Smoke, No Mirrors: The Dutch Pension Plan
New York Times | 11 October 2014
The Dutch system rests on the idea that each generation should pay its own…

JPMorgan’s Complete Guide To Everything Happening In The Markets
Business Insider | 13 October 2014
This 67-slide presentation gives investors an overview of what to watch out for in stocks, bonds, real estate, and the rest of…

China, Russia Sign $25 Billion Local Currency Swap
Bloomberg | 13 October 2014
The announcement came during a three-day visit to Russia by Chinese Premier…

Rothschild Seeks Partners in Fast-Growing African Markets
Bloomberg | 13 October 2014
“There is a huge amount of money being mobilized for Africa”…

And the Aussie Stock Futures Market Breaks again, Due to “Glitch”
Zero Hedge | 12 October 2014
ASX currently investigating market data technical issue…

Abigail Johnson Named CEO of Fidelity
The Boston Globe | 13 October 2014
At age 52, she has worked in virtually every area of Fidelity, one of the world’s largest…

Speculators Push Oil Into Bear Market as Supply Rises
Bloomberg | 13 October 2014
“The extended decline is compounded mainly by supply-driven concerns”…

Banks Harvest Callers’ Voiceprints to Fight Fraud
AP | 13 October 2014
A recent AP survey of 10 leading voice biometric vendors found that more than 65 million people worldwide have had their voiceprints…

U.S. and UK to Test Big Bank Collapse in Joint Model Run
Reuters | 10 October 2014
“We are going to make sure that we can handle an institution that previously would have been regarded as too big…

The State Pension Fund ‘Will Run Out of Cash Next Year’
Daily Mail | 09 October 2014
Amount handed out to future generations will be ‘derisory’…

S&P Downgrades Finland to AA+ from AAA
CNBC | 10 October 2014
The ratings agency said Finland could experience “protracted stagnation”…

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FATCA Explained in 4 Minutes

YouTube | 25 November 2013
Basically we’re building a world-wide empire subject to the Internal Revenue Service…

Accredited-investor Definition Revamp Backed by SEC Panel
Investment News | 09 October 2014
Investor Advisory Committee thinks current standard of income, wealth oversimplifies who should qualify…

Glasgow University First in Europe to Divest From Fossil Fuel Industry: Reports
Rianovosti | 09 October 2014
Outside Europe, 13 other American universities have already pledged to withdraw…

Air Berlin Cancels Purchase of 33 Boeing Jetliners
ATW | 26 September 2014
Airberlin has reached an agreement with Boeing to cancel orders for 15 787 and 18 737 aircraft…

Banks to Change Rules Governing Derivatives Market: FT
Reuters | 07 October 2014
The world’s biggest banks have agreed to change rules that govern the $700 trillion derivatives market…

IMF Lowers Global Growth Forecast for 2014
DW | 07 October 2014
The International Monetary Fund has said global growth in 2014 will be hampered…

Banker Admits Libor Fraud Conspiracy
BBC | 07 October 2014
A senior banker from a UK bank has admitted conspiring to defraud…

Banks Unite in Project Neptune to Boost Bond Trading
Bloomberg | 06 October 2014
A group of banks and investors is working on a project to increase trading of corporate bonds…

Iron Man Takes a Tumble
John Helmer | 07 October 2014
There is no doubt that fewer players in the market, even in a free market, can exercise greater leverage in terms of price outcomes by virtue of their ability to withhold supply.”

Hilton to Sell NYC’s Waldorf Astoria to Chinese Insurer for $1.95 Billion
Bloomberg | 06 October 2014
World’s largest publicly traded hotel operator, agreed to sell the landmark Waldorf Astoria hotel in Manhattan to China’s Anbang Insurance Group Co….

AIG Bailout Trial and Whoppers, Um, Crisis Revisionist History
Naked Capitalism | 03 October 2014
Greenberg is forcing a reexamination of a critical piece of the bailout, the manner in which AIG’s credit default swaps contracts on toxic CODs were paid…

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Meet the Prison Bankers Who Profit From the Inmates
Time | 30 September 2014
With the ultimate captive markets, prison bankers and state jailers make money off high fees for financial services…

Investors Head for Exit as Commodities Extend Slump
Bloomberg | 30 September 2014
Investors are betting that the worst isn’t over for commodity prices that already are the lowest in five years…

Hong Kong Dollar, Stocks Retreat Amid Protest Crackdown
Bloomberg | 29 September 2014
Hong Kong’s stocks fell the most in almost three weeks…

Oil and Gas Company Debt Soars to Danger Levels to Cover Shortfall in Cash
The Telegraph | 11 August 2014
Energy businesses are selling assets and took on $106bn in net debt in the year to March…

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Crisis
Concepton | 05 January 2014
Well… H.N.Y. fellows! What will be this year? I am optimistic…

U.K. Seeks to Criminalize Manipulation of 7 Benchmarks
Bloomberg | 25 September 2014
The U.K. government plans to criminalize the manipulation of seven more benchmarks in markets from foreign exchange…

Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s Apple Pay or Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA)’s AliPay?
Tech Insider | 22 September 2014
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA)’s mobile payment platform, AliPay is currently the largest mobile payment platform in the world…

Yellen Warning on Unsettled Rate Timetable Ignored by Investors
Bloomberg | 24 September 2014
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says she wants investors to be prepared…

Dude, Where’s My Cash?
Daily Paul | 18 September 2014
Missing Money: Uncle Sam’s Accounting is Suspect…

Alibaba Issues Additional Shares to Raise IPO Total to $25 Billion
Reuters | 22 September 2014
The underwriters of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s IPO have issued additional shares…

Russia Introduces Customs Duties on Ukrainian Goods
Russia Beyond the Headlines | 21 September 2014
Russia has introduced customs duties on Ukrainian goods, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has announced…

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OECD Unveils Proposals to Curb Corporate Tax Avoidance
Reuters | 16 September 2014
New international tax rules proposed on Tuesday could eliminate structures that have allowed companies such as Google Inc…

Occupy Abolishes $4 Million in Other People’s Student Loan Debt
CNN | 17 September 2014
After forgiving millions of dollars in medical debt, Occupy Wall Street is tackling a new beast: student loans…

Brazilians, the Real Spenders
The Wall Street Journal | 21 December 2011
Ana Ligia Paladino traveled 5,000 miles from her home in southernmost Brazil last month to jostle for Black Friday bargains at Macy’s in New York City…

Citi Warns Moody’s May Put France On Downgrade Review This Friday
Zero Hedge | 16 September 2014
One of the more impressive moves in recent months among the universe of European bonds…

Almost Half of China’s Rich Want to Emigrate
Bloomberg Businessweek | 15 September 2014
Even as the number of Chinese millionaires grows, the number of those aiming to leave China is getting ever larger…

Britain to Include China’s RMB as Foreign Currency Reserve
Xinhuanet | 13 September 2014
British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced Friday that the British government intend to issue a Renminbi denominated bond…

Chinese Gripe at Being Left Out of Alibaba’s IPO
Bloomberg | 15 September 2014
Zhou Nushi, a retired factory worker in Shanghai, would like to buy shares…

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British Banks Warn They’ll Head South if Scotland Quits UK
Reuters | 11 September 2014
The battle for the hearts and heads of the Scottish people intensified on Thursday…

The Fed Just Imposed Financial Austerity on the States
Wall Street on Parade | 04 September 2014
The Federal Reserve Board of Governors, together with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation…

SEC’s White: Fiduciary Rule Important, but Dodd-Frank, JOBS Mandates Come First
ThinkAdvisor | 09 September 2014
White stresses agency’s focus on finishing rules mandated by Dodd-Frank and JOBS Act…

Jack Ma’s Speech In Stanford University
YouTube | 30 September 2011
Alibaba Group CEO, Jack Ma’s 2011 speech…

Founder of Alibaba Jack Ma Interview by Charlie Rose

YouTube | 02 June 2011
Founder of Alibaba.com Jack Ma Interview by Charlie Rose…

House Passes Bill to Crack Down on Tax Return Identity Theft
The Hill | 08 September 2014
The House on Monday passed legislation to enhance prosecutions of tax return identity theft…

Preparing to Asset-Strip Local Government? The Fed’s Bizarre New Rules
Truth Out | 08 September 2014
In an inscrutable move that has alarmed state treasurers…

Jobs Friday—-When Bubblevision Misses The Epic Failure Of The US Labor Market
Contra Corner | 08 September 2014
CNBC’s long-running “jobs Friday” fetish is getting downright appalling…

European Online Fashion Retailer Zalando Announces IPO
Forbes | 03 September 2014
European fashion online retailer Zalando put speculation to bed on Wednesday by announcing plans for its long-awaited initial public…

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A Mile Below Paris Drillers Hit Hot Pools to Warm Houses
Bloomberg | 01 September 2014
In the midst of a suburban sprawl halfway between the Eiffel Tower and Paris’s busy Orly airport…

Detroit Brings Bankruptcy Plan to Court With Billionaires
Bloomberg | 02 September 2014
Detroit’s plan to fix its finances with hundreds of millions of dollars in private donations…

My Case For the Dow to Crest 20,000; S&P 2220
Smalltime Recycling | 27 May 2014
My case is simple, and it is a 4 fold reason…

Ecuador Will be the First Country to Start Digital Currency
Armstrong Economics | 03 September 2014
Ecuador has announced it will begin to circulate electronic currency created by its central bank in December…

Swiss Economy Most Competitive Once Again; EU, U.S., Japan Improve
Reuters | 02 September 2014
The European Union is becoming more competitive but Switzerland, Singapore and the United States are the three economies to beat…

Israel to Supply up to $15bn of Natural Gas to Jordan
Financial Times | 03 September 2014
Israel is to supply up to $15bn of natural gas from its Leviathan field over 15 years to Jordan…

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IMF’s Lagarde Put Under Investigation in French Fraud Case
Reuters | 27 August 2014
IMF chief Christine Lagarde has been put under formal investigation by French magistrates…

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