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Wall Street’s Latest Bounce – Ostrich Economics At Work – David Stockman’s Contra Corner 10-20-15

Salient to Investors: David Stockman writes: The price of financial assets is now artificial and wildly inaccurate. $300 trillion of global finance cannot remain stable much longer. Bulls believe the Fed is on hold until at least next March, while Wall Street is projecting S&P 500 earnings of $130 per share on an ex-items basis for

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Fareed Zakaria GPS – CNN 09-13-15

Salient to Investors: Fareed Zakaria said: China’s economy is nearly 2.5 times that of Japan so even if growth slows substantially, China will continue to have seismic effects on the global economy. Henry Kissinger said Republican candidate China-bashing is dangerous and could create an atmosphere a la Europe before WW

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Fareed Zakaria GPS – CNN 08-30-15

Salient to Investors: Fareed Zakaria said: The US economy has recovered nicely. A 2014 UCLA study found that many black and Latino students face almost total isolation from white and Asian students and middle-class peers. Much more Saudi oil wealth has gone into pernicious causes over the last 30 years

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Eurozone outlook improves, International Monetary Fund says – BBC News 07-27-15

Salient to Investors: The IMF said: European growth will rise to 1.7% in 2016 versus 1.5% in 2015 thanks to falling oil prices, a weaker euro and ECB actions this year. Europe remains vulnerable to shocks that could bring prolonged stagnation, like Greece or a moderate shock to confidence from lower expected

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The Curse Of The Euro: Money Corrupted, Democracy Busted – David Stockman’s Contra Corner 07-17-15

Salient to Investors: David Stockman writes: Germany has set fire to the Eurozone in order to save it. Lending another $96 billion to a bankrupt country makes no sense, while the fiscal targets set for Greece are ridiculous. Greece has a de facto public debt of $400 billion vs. $200 billion of GDP. Within days the

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When It Comes To Total Debt, Greece Is Not That Much Worse Than France (Or The USA) – Zero Hedge 07-17-15

Salient to Investors: Tyler Durden writes: The IMF has admitted Greece has an unsustainable debt problem. French PM Hollande’s sole focus in the Greek crisis was to preserve near-term stability and his job at any cost – he is guaranteed to lose the 2017 French elections. Once the current generation

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Fareed Zakaria GPS – CNN 02-22-15

Salient to Investors: Fareed Zakaria said: There are 1.6 billion Muslims in the world of which perhaps 30,000 are members of ISIS. Sheri Berman at Barnard College says ideologies succeed when they replace failed ideas. ISIS has benefited from the failure of Pan Arab-ism, Republicanism, nascent efforts at democracy, economic liberalism and

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Fareed Zakaria GPS – CNN 02-15-15

Salient to Investors: Fareed Zakaria said: The IEA said Russia faces a perfect storm of collapsing oil prices, international sanctions and currency depreciation. The IMF predicts the Russian economy will contract by 3% in 2015. Putin does not respond to higher costs in a rational calculating manner. Military aid to

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Fareed Zakaria GPS – CNN 10-19-14

Salient to Investors: Fareed Zakaria said: Obama’s Syria policy is destined for failure and almost certain to produce chaos and unintended consequences. Joshua Landis at Syria Comment estimates that non-jihadi groups collectively control only about 5% of Syria. The underlying reason for the violence in Iraq and Syria is a Sunni

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Global AgeWatch Index: Norway best for older people – BBC News 09-30-14

Salient to Investors: HelpAge International said: Norway is the best of 96 countries to grow old in, followed by Sweden, Switzerland, Canada and Germany. Afghanistan is the worst. Australia, Western Europe and North America rank highly. By 2050, 21% of the global population will be over 60, when 40 of the 96

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