Our own funding crisis could very well be precipitated by trouble elsewhere. And there are signs that Japan's bond market may be rejecting the nation's monetary policy.
With the market hitting record highs even as the US runs up huge deficits, officials around the world are embracing the very Fed policies hurtling us toward financial ruin.
Wall Street's apparent strength is still just as illusory as it was this time last year. And we know how that movie ended. Think 'Jekyll and Hyde' rather than 'Hoosiers.'
Like Apple stock a year ago, the market’s sunny optimism sits in sharp contrast to the situation on the ground. Going against the mainstream at times like these is the best way to put the odds of success in your favor.
The store of value that Wall Street loves to hate shows off its volatile side. But those who understand the economy and the world understand this is not the time to panic.
What could go wrong with a strategy that requires no thinking and for which you have no alternative anyway? Everything, eventually.
When mainstream financial 'experts' agree something won't matter, it's time to pay attention. The Cyprus 'solution' is about to wreak havoc on the markets.
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