As the world's central banks print money and buy each other's bonds with abandon, very few seem to realize the implications for the world's finances -- or their own.
The worlds of money and politics echo with sound and fury but in the end show little progress toward the solutions we need. That does bode well for gold.
The Federal Reserve's new policy 'twist' proves that its old money-printing habits die hard.
As the stakes for our financial future ratchet higher, so do the rhetoric, political posturing and hypocrisy. And still the Federal Reserve and lax regulators escape blame.
Hewlett-Packard and Apple provide 2 very different illustrations of why patience is such a critical piece of the investing puzzle.
When Ben Bernanke hands over command at the Federal Reserve, it likely won't be to someone who'll change policy and solve our problems. Only a revolt in the bond market is likely to force real change.
Seems the market was surprisingly surprised by Obama's win. With that uncertainty out of the way, the market's near-term course should become clearer.
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