Beijing You Have A Problem – China’s Factory Sector Has Been Shedding Jobs For 20 Straight Months – The Wall Street Journal 07-20-15

Salient to Investors: China’s “new normal” of slower but better growth is a battle for survival for many businesses. The HSBC/Markit PMI shows that factories have cut jobs for 20 consecutive months, May seeing the biggest cuts since the global financial crisis. Read the full article at http://www.wsj.com/articles/for-many-firms-chinas-new-normal-spells-doom-1437355230 Click here to receive free and

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Opinion: Greed is still trumping fear, and that’s bad for stocks – MarketWatch 07-17-15

Salient to Investors: Mark Hulbert writes: Investor popularity of greed over fear indicates we are close to a stock market top. At the recent San Francisco Money Show, hundreds of seminars catered to greed, while only a handful catered to managing risk and loss. At market tops greed completely replaces fear as investors’

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All Praise To Barack Obama For Stiffing The War Party – Peace Is Finally Being Given A Chance – David Stockman’s Contra Corner 07-17-15

Salient to Investors: David Stockman  writes: Obama’s Keynesian policies are deplorable. The Iranian nuclear deal could mark a decisive turning point in rolling back US destructive interventionism and imperial pretensions in the Middle East and the world. Iran is not hell-bent on obtaining nuclear weapons as shown by the 2007 National Intelligence

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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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Opinion: To beat this rigged stock market, stop what you’re doing – MarketWatch 07-16-15

Salient to Investors: Jeff Reeves of InvestorPlace.com writes: Manipulating the markets with high-frequency trading is extremely complicated, hard to track, and even harder to determine violations of laws or regulations. Half of all trading volume in US equity markets supposedly involves high-frequency trading (HFT), which is now a global concern.

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