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April 13, 2015 China: Did We Just Hear The Death Rattle Of The Economy?Source: Forbes
Since last July, when the current bull market began, Shanghai stocks have soared 97.0%. Shenzhen shares during the period are up 95.9%. Tech companies are leading the way, now trading around 220 times profits.
April 13, 2015 Saudi Arabia’s Plan to Extend the Age of OilSource: Bloomberg
Last fall, as oil prices crashed, Ali al-Naimi, Saudi Arabia’s petroleum minister and the world’s de facto energy czar, went mum. He still popped up, as is his habit, at industry conferences on three continents. Yet from...
April 13, 2015 Why C.E.O. Pay Reform FailedSource: The New Yorker
This power, known as “say-on-pay,” became law in 2010, as part of the Dodd-Frank bill. In the wake of the financial crisis, which amplified anger about exorbitant C.E.O. salaries, reformers looking for ways to rein in the...
There’s an interesting piece over at Business Insider looking at when (not really “if” any more) the Federal Reserve is going to raise interest rates. It appears well informed, a good argument, has nice charts, what’s not to...
Spring brings a new proxy voting season, as shareholders exercise their right to raise issues of importance to company management, the board of directors and fellow shareholders. In recent years, the number of shareholder...
April 8, 2015 Women and the Future of InvestingSource: Triple Pundit
Discerning the ways in which women interact with and affect the investment sector has in the past been challenging, as very few serious discussions delved deeply into the subject. The most prominent conversations have tended to...
April 7, 2015 The American people are clueless: Why income inequality is so much worse than we realizeSource: Salon
In a candid conversation with Frank Rich last fall, Chris Rock said, “Oh, people don’t even know. If poor people knew how rich rich people are, there would be riots in the streets.” The findings of three studies, published over...
Six years after the Global Financial Crisis, the U.S. stock market continues to soar to new heights with nary a pullback or correction. In this piece, I will explain why the stock market is experiencing a new bubble that is...
April 5, 2015 Is Another Financial Crisis On the Way'
Reason - He was, however, a member of the largely misguided îFinancial Crisis Inquiry Commissionî of 2009-2010, and he dissented from that body's final report. Wallison's story of the run-up to the 2007 collapse...
It is very worrying for the world that American policy makers should be capable of making such outrageous errors, scoring own-goals, as the decision to play poker against China over the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)...
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