Top 10 Financial Terms of 2017: Investopedia

Investopedia, an online provider of financial content, has announced its list of the top financial terms of 2017. The list reflects investor interest, key trends and news events during the year as measured by search volume and percentage gains. “Investors clearly have disruptive technology on the mind this year,” Investopedia’s chief executive, David Siegel, said in… Please follow and like us:

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A Dangerous Market Structure is More Worrying than Expensive Asset Valuations and Record Debt Levels

FASANARA CAPITAL letter for October “Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.” – Leonardo da Vinci Get The Full Ray Dalio Series in PDF Get the entire 10-part series on Ray Dalio in PDF. Save it to your desktop, read it on your tablet, or email to your colleagues A Dangerous Market… Please follow and like us:

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Nobel Prize Goes to Richard Thaler, Behavioral Economist

Richard Thaler has won the Nobel Prize for initiating the behavioral moment in economics. My view of the Nobel Prize in economics is much like Time magazine’s view of its “Person of the Year.” It is awarded to the economist who “for better or for worse… has done the most to influence” the course of economic… Please follow and like us:

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Amazon Kills the Fed’s Inflation Target

Amazon’s purchase of high-end grocery retailer Whole Foods was approved last week. That the federal government had any role at all in the combination of two private companies is on its own an offense to common sense. Government barriers erected to mergers trample on property rights, restrain economic progress for crucial information about the good or… Please follow and like us:

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Keystone XL pipeline runs afoul of the law of supply and demand

The following editorial appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Thursday, July 13: ——— The company that is building the controversial Keystone XL pipeline no doubt wishes Energy Secretary Rick Perry had been right last week when he explained the law of supply and demand. At a coal-fired power plant in West Virginia on Thursday, Perry… Please follow and like us:

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The ups and downs in the cost of living in 2017

WASHINGTON, June 16, 2017 – The cost of living is one of economics most important indicators. The cost of living typically rises over time as along with the natural process of inflation. Some prices and expenditures do fall, however; cell phones and computers both cost less than they did a decade ago. 2017 has meant major… Please follow and like us:

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Debt Machine

Filmmaker: Laure Delesalle Debt drives financial markets, creates profit and generates an endless cycle of production and consumption. Many aspects of modern life revolve around credit. Our homes, cars, schools and government expenditures are financed by borrowing. Debt has become the engine of growth, the lifeblood of the economy. It is a machine that creates more… Please follow and like us:

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The Hidden Legacy of Obamanomics: Fewer Self-Employed, Decreased Entrepreneurship

The Hidden Legacy of Obamanomics: Fewer Self-Employed, Entrepreneurs Ask virtually any leftist who’s been marching to “protect the weak and unheard” in the U.S. to define “fascism,” and he or she will likely wax poetic about racial hatred, nationalism, free speech, the subjugation of religious and sexual minorities, and other civil liberties that, in their eyes,… Please follow and like us:

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The case that free trade is unconstitutional

The landscape in Washington, D.C., is populated with many memorials and monuments honoring our Founding Fathers for their vision and leadership. Americans who advocate free trade honor our Founding Fathers for various reasons, too, but that honor stops when they fail to recognize that our founders advocated protectionism and rejected (and even ridiculed) free trade. Advocates… Please follow and like us:

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Dodd-Frank’s Days Are Numbered. Here’s the Financial Reform Bill America Needs.

President Ronald Reagan once said, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.” The Gipper understood that when the federal government tries to dictate economic outcomes, it distorts markets, harms consumers, and violates the laws of economics. Sadly, some lawmakers are still struggling to understand… Please follow and like us:

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Who should lead the world when the world is at stake?

WORK IN PROGRESS. JWP WASHINGTON, April 14, 2017 – The vision of the West as the center of the world is collapsing. It was created by the Western elite to serve their interests and their bottom line. It was a rigid vision and could not be sustained. Had this vision included all other nationalities as partners,… Please follow and like us:

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