The Reemergence of C Corporations
AICPA| 18 December 2014
if it appears that double taxation…

“It’s a Huge Crisis” – The UK Oil Industry is “Close to Collapse”
Zero Hedge| 18 December 2014
But hold on: wasn’t only Putin…

Russia Has Begun Selling its Gold, According To SocGen
Zero hedge| 18 December 2014
We won’t for sure until…

China Prepares
to Bailout Russia

Zero Hedge |17 December 2014
Russia could fall back on its 150…

Rouble Collapse Hits Finland, Forex Stops Buying Russian Currency
Yle Uutiset |18 December 2014
It is clear that this will…

Swiss National Bank will Cut Interest Rate to Minus 0.25%
BBC| 18 December 2014
“In the short term it gives them”…

California Senator Seeks to Require Calpers to Divest Coal
Bloomberg | 15 December 2014
“California is leading globally on”…

Hatch Outlines Priorities for Pension Reform and Retirement Savings in Speech at Financial Services Roundtable
U.S. Senate | 15 December 2014
401(k) plans and IRAs…has become the greatest wealth…

Surprise… Everyone was Wrong About the End of QE
Zero Hedge | 17 December 2014
I stated that interest rates would be…

What are the Odds of a Commodities-Led Global Financial Crisis?
Naked Capitalism | 16 December 2014
The offset is that…

The First Sellside Reactions Trickle In: “17% Rate Hike Not Enough” According To Citi, JPM ; Goldman Positive: “Removes CBR Uncertainty”
Zero Hedge | 15 December 2014
Two short hours ago Russia shocked…

Fed considers Time to End Free Money Pledge
Reuters | 14 December 2014
“It has to be done at…

U.S. Dollar Collapse? USD Index Trend Forecast 2015
Market Oracle | 14 December 2014
but rather that all currencies are in perpetual…

Bond Investors Are Writing Off Inflation for Years, If Not Decades, to Come
Bloomberg | 15 December 2014
The lack of price pressures has caused…

I.R.S. Asset Seizure Case Is Dropped by Prosecutors
New York Times | 14 December 2014
Curtailing seizures…where there is no suspicion… But…not drop cases that were already…

Gross Says Fed May Become ‘Dovish’ as Oil Prices Plunge
Bloomberg | 12 December 2014
“When levered money moves and tries”…

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‘Houston, We Have a Problem’
Bloomberg | 10 December 2014
It appears that the US is on the verge…

Insider Trading Prosecutions Just Got Harder as Court Raises Bar
Bloomberg | 10 December 2014
He didn’t tell the jury that…

Fed Aims to Signal Shift on Low Rates–Update
NASDAQ | 08 December 2014
If Fed officials do scrap…

Can the ‘Presidential Cycle’ Boost Stocks?
WSJ | 07 December 2014
The S&P Capital IQ data show that the third-year…

Banks Urge Big Customers to Take Cash Elsewhere or Be Slapped With Fees
Yahoo Finance | 07 December 2014
Designed to make banks…

Food-Tech Startup Dinner Lab is Crowdfunding a Cool $2 Million — From Its Customers
Entrepreneur | 03 December 2014
“It is really powerful when”…

EU Draws Up 1.3 trillion-euro WishList to Revive Economy
Reuters | 08 December 2014
The investment plan…

BP’s Appeal Fails to Interest Supreme Court, Cert Denied
The Legal Examiner | 08 December 2014
“When in doubt, file”…

BP’s Gulf Liability Nightmare Won’t be Stopped by Supreme Court
Business Week | 08 December 2014
The company has taken…

A Stock-Picker’s Paradise Awaits as Correlations Fall
Bloomberg | 08 December 2014
This means that individual stocks …

Oil Tumbles to 5-Year Low
Bloomberg | 08 December 2014
You have to expect very…

US Loan Reserve Multiplier Declines Back to Nixon Era Levels – M2 Money Velocity at All-time Low
Confounded interest | 05 December 2014
How stalled is…

New Study Says US Fracking Boom Will Fade Quickly After 2020
Naked Capitalism | 05 December 2014
If the fracking boom indeed is…

Chart: What’s the Real Unemployment Rate?
CNBC| 03 October 2014
The U-6 rate fell…

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Why the US is (Temporarily) Outperforming, in Two Charts
Dollar Collapse | 05 December 2014
But next year is where…

Jim Grant: What the Fed calls ‘deflation’ is actually progress
Yahoo | 05 December 2014
It’s important to distinguish between a credit crisis and…

Seven Years Since the Recession Began: How America is Faring
The Economist | 03 December 2014
The labour-force participation rate is.,..

First U.S. Gas Station Drops Below $2 a Gallon
Bloomberg | 03 December 2014
Stations will cut prices by another…

Sears: Nothing Left But its Past
The Robin Report | 05 December 2014
The famous Sears catalog…

Japan Pension Fund Head Calls for $389 Billion Stock Revamp
Bloomberg | 05 December 2014
“I’m surprised how rapidly…”

A Premium for Risk
Economist | 06 December 2014
The bigger concern is…

It’s All Coming To An End, Bill Gross Warns
Zero Hedge | 04 December 2014
A few years ago, I wrote that this uncommonsensical…

WEF Offers Impact Investing Road Map for Wealthy Families
Bloomberg | 04 December 2014
Opportunities for impact investments are…

US Economy on a Roll, According to Survey of Finance Executives
CGMA | 04 December 2014
But there is rising concern about…

House Votes to Renew “Tax Extender” Breaks
Politico | 03 December 2014
The 10-year cost of the one-year bill is…

M&A Pros Expect Very Active Deal Scene in 2015
CFO | 02 December 2014
82% of respondents expect…

Mercuria, Citi in court over China Metals Financing Deals
Reuters | 03 December 2014
Citi agreed to purchase metal from Mercuria before selling it back…

Oil prices are plummeting: Who wins and who loses?
Yahoo | 02 December 2014
America’s fracking revolution adds $300…

Is $40 Oil Possible?
Bloomberg | 01 December 2014
Some U.S. shale producers may breakeven at…

Fed Leak Tipped Traders to Historic Stimulus Move, Prompted Secret Inquiry
Bloomberg | 01 December 2014
The story of the FOMC leak underscores…

The Three Reasons Why Moody’s Just Downgraded Japan from Aa3 to A1
Zero Hedge | 01 December 2014
Should support for Abe tumble, then all bets…

Reuters Discovers the Great Convergence of Global Stock Market Stimulation
The Daily Bell | 01 December 2014
Japan, Europe and China all…

Money is Not Wealth — But it Helps Create Wealth
Forbes | 30 September 2014
“Economic actors” are…

Japan Household Spending Down 4%, CPI Drops to 0.9%; Bankruptcies Soar in Yen Collapse
Global Economic Analysis | 28 November 2014
Japan once again borders on…

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Japan 2-Year Yield Drops Below Zero on BOJ Easing, Weak CPI Data
Bloomberg | 28 November 2014
“Yields went negative because…

Dollar Reaches 5-Year High as Oil-Linked Currencies Fall
Bloomberg | 28 November 2014
Everything is favoring…

China’s Biggest Money Fund Expects Further PBOC Loosening
Bloomberg | 27 November 2014
“Money-market fund returns depend…

At $40 Billion, Uber would Eclipse Twitter and Hertz
Bloomberg | 26 November 2014
Uber has run into controversies during…

CalPERS Retirees Outnumber Active Workers Soon
Calpensions | 14 November 2014
Employers are getting a much larger…

Global M&A Deals Top $3 Trillion for First Time Since 2007
Reuters | 21 November 2014
The United States led the way with…

Most of the World Panics — Is the US Next?
Dollar Collapse | 23 November 2014
Can the US remain aloof from the…

The Pros and Cons of a SWIFT Response
Forbes | 19 November 2014
SWIFT’s own rules allow it to cut off…

Goldman, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan Named in Commodity Manipulation Investigation
Forbes | 19 November 2014
“It’s time to restore the separation between banking”…

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Wynn Resorts Being Investigated for Possible Money Laundering Violations: DJ
CNBC | 20 November 2014
Wynn Resorts is the third major Las Vegas casino firm…

Iceland Jails Former Landsbanki CEO
FT| 19 November 2014
unique in the western world in actively targeting…

If You Want to Pretend Your Stocks Are Buildings, Now You Can
Bloomberg| 19 November 2014
The guy in charge of this thing can’t even…

Crashing Steel Prices Lead to Largest Chinese Bankruptcy, “Will be Followed by Others”
Zero Hedge| 19 November 2014
What should be really worrisome is…

Why Snapcash will win over millennials
Market Watch | 18 November 2014
Enabling users to quickly upload their debit cards and make payments to…

Hugh Hendry: “I Believe Central Bankers are Terrified”
Zero Hedge | 18 November 2014
You have to be in things that are…

Party On: Reuters Predicts a Stock Market ‘Melt Up’ That May Last Years
The Daily Bell | 18 November 2014
All the manipulation runs to the…

Halliburton to Buy Baker Hughes for $34.6 Billion
Bloomberg | 17 November 2014
With the agreement, Halliburton eliminates…

Harvard Endowment Loaded Up on Texas Energy Stocks Last Quarter
Bloomberg | 17 November 2014
As a plunge in crude prices…

David Cameron Warns of Looming Second Global Crash
The Guardian | 17 November 2014
World leaders pledged 800 separate measures…

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Inflation Chronicles, Part 1: Art Prices so High, “The Crowd Forgot To Clap”
Pensions &>Dollar Collapse | 13 November 2014
Super-rich who are converting it into…

State Pension Funds’ Combined Underfunding Rises to $4.7 Trillion — Report
Pensions & Investments | 12 November 2014
The report measured state public pension liabilities by market valuation instead of…

A Single Company will Dwarf All of America’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday Online Sales on Tuesday
Business Insider | 10 November 2014
American retailers planning to participate in this year’s sales include…

ECB Slows Covered-Bond Purchases as Officials Prepare to Buy ABS
Bloomberg | 10 November 2014
No matter its intentions, the ECB is crowding out…

SEC Chief Says Undertaking Comprehensive U.S. Stock Market Review
Yahoo Finance | 10 November 2014
SEC plans to finalize…new rule known as Regulation Systems Compliance and …

Mario Draghi’s Efforts to Save EMU have hit the Berlin Wall
Telegraph | 09 November 2014
The European Commission’s Autumn forecast…warns of a “snowball effect” as…

Death of the Working Class in 12 Charts
Zero Hedge | 07 November 2014
However, the more fitting description will be an epic and final transfer…

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The $9 Billion Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chase’s Worst Nightmare
Rolling Stone | 06 November 2014
The number-crunchers who had been complaining about the loans suddenly…

IPO that was Worth $1 Billion in March Implodes in Denmark
Bloomberg | 06 November 2014
The company…now says investors need to assume that its equity…

Harvard vs. Yale: Which Is the Best
WSJ | 03 November 2014
Those close to Harvard still disagree about how the endowment fell…

It Begins: German Bank ‘Charging’ Negative Interest to its Retail Customers
Zero Hedge | 04 November 2014
But the trend here is pretty clear– financial repression is…

China Central Bank Signs $6 Bln Currency Swap with Qatar
Reuters | 03 November 2014
Qatari investment institutions will now also…

The New York Fed Has Contracted JPMorgan to Hold Over $1.7 Trillion of its QE Bonds Despite Two Felony Counts and Serial Charges of Crimes
Wallstreet on Parade | 03 November 2014
Senators Sherrod Brown and Elizabeth Warren are pushing…

JPMorgan Faces U.S. Criminal Probe into Currency Trading
Bloomberg | 03 November 2014
Reasonably possible losses could be…

Nobody Mourns Death of QE as Treasuries Prove Insatiable
Bloomberg | 03 November 2014
The willingness of foreign central banks, insurers and pensions to…

Gross Says Deflation a ‘Growing Possibility’ Threatening Wealth
Bloomberg | 03 November 2014
The 21st century economy is built on the sand of…

Boies Poised for Possible Upset in AIG $25 Billion Bailout Trial
Bloomberg | 03 November 2014
Boies has a shot at an upset win in the trial…“Hank” Greenberg’s…

Rich Guys Running for Office Struggle With Voters in Land of Frozen Wages
Bloomberg | 02 November 2014
Average income for the top 5 percent of households grew 38…

Argentina Suspends P&G over Tax Claims
BBC | 03 November 2014
An effort to get money out…

The Dollar is on the Brink of Creating Havoc on the Unprecedented $5-Trillion Carry Trade
Business Insider | 31 October 2014
All of this is bullish for the US dollar relative…

Gulf Oil Spill Recovery Money will help Landowners
Clarion Ledger | 28 October 2014
A new $40 million partnership will give money for conservation…

Gulf Coast landowners, farmers can tap $40M in conservation cash from BP oil spill
NOLA | 28 October 2014
The NRCS has 428 Gulf service centers, staffed by 1,700 employees, that will…

Texas Buys Conservation Land with Oil Spill Money
Texas Tribune| 21 August 2014
The largest conservation land purchase in Texas history: just over 17,000 acres…

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The Ghost of “Dark Alliance”
Project Sensored| 31 October 2014
If there is one group of people that is portrayed…more unflatteringly…

Japan’s Pension Fund Cutting Local Bonds to Buy Equities
Bloomberg| 31 October 2014
The BOJ and GPIF announcements are delivering a double…

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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21 Asian Countries Initiate New China-backed Bank
Press TV | 24 October 2014
“If you would like to get”…

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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