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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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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