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Chris Kimble
How To Re-Balance Your Portfolio
By Chris Kimble - Nov 20, 2014

Here is a real head scratcher that`s been bothering me for the past several weeks. I have had a number of discussions with investment professionals and I have had no satisfactory answer. Why does the ...

Ian Copsey
Walking A Tightrope
By Ian Copsey - Nov 20, 2014

I had no idea that that the FOMC minutes were to be announced. I guess that shows how much I rely on fundamentals. Basically, zero, zip, nil, nada, nadir, naught, nix... no way… Indeed, why ...

Marc Chandler
FOMC Centrists Still In Control
By Marc Chandler - Nov 19, 2014

The FOMC minutes were not very surprising. The FOMC is not in any hurry to raise interest rates before the middle of next year at the earliest. The FOMC statement did not drop the "considerable ...

Peter Schiff
The Abenomics Death Spiral
By Peter Schiff - Nov 19, 2014 2

As Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe has turned his country into a petri dish of Keynesian ideas, the trajectory of Japan's economy has much to teach us about the wisdom of those policies. And ...

Gareth Soloway
Japan's Recession Should Freak You Out
By Gareth Soloway - Nov 19, 2014

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has had his country printing more money than the Federal Reserve. In fact, the amount they have printed has made the Federal Reserve look like it's running off a home...

Dwaine van Vuuren
Fingerprints Of A Short-Term Market Top
By Dwaine van Vuuren - Nov 19, 2014

The S&P 500 has rallied sharply since the 15th October bottom, recovering all her losses in a shorter time than it took to incur them. It was a very rare display of the opposite behavior to the norm ...

Doug Short
Investor Anxiety And Diversification
By Doug Short - Nov 19, 2014

In recent days major US stock indexes have been repeatedly hitting new highs. The S&P 500, for example, closed out October at a record level and since broken the record on eight of the past 12 ...

Richard Mills
Junior Miners: The Makings Of A Discovery
By Richard Mills - Nov 19, 2014

Ahead of the Herd As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information. We are going to follow the process a junior resource company takes in making a discovery; ...

Saxo Bank
Yen Takes Fright As Tepco Takes Flight
By Saxo Bank - Nov 19, 2014

• BoJ governor Kuroda says "Japan is on right path with QE"; backs Abe's election call• Kuroda's approval of Abe delay on sales tax "adds to yen weakness," says Hardy • Tepco continues ...

Brenda Jubin
The Best Business Writing 2014
By Brenda Jubin - Nov 19, 2014

For three years now Columbia Journalism Review Books has been publishing what the book’s editors (in this case Dean Starkman, Martha M. Hamilton, and Ryan Chittum) consider to be the best business ...