Capitalism

Investing, the Government Way

By, 06/29/2007
Governments around the world are pouring trillions into "Sovereign Wealth Funds” to gain exposure to capital markets.read more
Market Risks

House of Horrors

By, 06/28/2007
What's more frightening for investors than the bird flu, a housing bubble, and a subprime implosion combined?read more
Interest Rates

Befuddled Bond Bears

By, 06/27/2007
Today's bond market is not what the bears would have you believe.read more
Others

Evolved Markets

By, 06/26/2007
The science of evolution is changing the way economics and markets are understood. read more
Glenn Downer
Across the Atlantic

Globalization Is Friend, Not Foe

By, 06/25/2007
The recent metaphor and rock-hurling exhibitions in Germany during the G8 Summit highlight a surge in anti-globalization campaigning. Globalization is becoming an increasingly popular scapegoat for everything from poverty to numerous social ills to Paris Hilton's recall to jail. Personally, I don't buy the last one. Come to think of it, blaming the other two on globalization isn't very sensible either. read more
Developed Markets

Abe on the Outs?

By, 06/25/2007
Political turmoil returns to the world's second largest economy.read more
Others

The Bane of Conformity; The Boon of Truth

By, 06/22/2007
Conformity is the norm of human existence.read more
Media Hype/Myths

Anecdote Is no Antidote

By, 06/21/2007
We're pretty hard on the media here at MarketMinder.read more
Taxes

French Fries Redux

By, 06/20/2007
There are two countries about to enact new laws.read more
Others

The Virtues of Legal Restraint

By, 06/19/2007
It's good to be hypercritical of the antics of activist judges who legislate from the bench.read more
Investor Sentiment

Contronym Investing

By, 06/18/2007
If you ask the financial press, stock market investors have been "euphoric" over the last year.read more
Interest Rates

Runaway Rates?

By, 06/15/2007
The 10-year US Treasury has hit a five-year high.read more
Behavioral Finance

Buyback Bonanza

By, 06/14/2007
Well, here we are, midway through June.read more
Others

Financials' Big Buzz

By, 06/14/2007
The big buzz around Wall Street this week is the so-called lifting of capital restraints to US securities firms, which could lead to as much as $4.read more
David Eckerly
Into Perspective

Deficits Gone Wild?

By, 06/13/2007
This past weekend I spent an afternoon with my six-year-old nephew, who, between intermittent swigs of Jolt Cola and glassy-eyed Gameboy-induced trances, detailed his fondness for the San Francisco Giants and Barry Bonds, the team's much-maligned outfielder who's closing in on Hank Aaron's all-time home run record.read more
Media Hype/Myths

Kaizen!

By, 06/12/2007
The investing worry du jour is the arrival of global inflation.read more
Interest Rates

Yield Mandala

By, 06/11/2007
For millennia, yogis, sages, Buddhas, and general seekers of wisdom have contemplated the labyrinthine passages of life's mysteries through meditation with mandalas.read more
Behavioral Finance

52 Card Pick-Up

By, 06/08/2007
Two brothers, ages ten and four, are killing time on a lazy Saturday afternoon.read more
Inflation

Talk is Cheap

By, 06/07/2007
Apparently, inflation has returned.read more
Capitalism

Mmm . . . Bacon

By, 06/06/2007
A possible story-line for the Simpsons: Homer travels to China with the sole aim of seeing China's strategic pork reserves.read more
Behavioral Finance

I Can Has Cheezburger?

By, 06/05/2007
More than awkward grammar and poor spelling, that odd phrase is (perhaps regrettably) a rapidly spreading meme.read more
Market Risks

Run Bull! Run!

By, 06/04/2007
As global markets knock new highs, an inevitable question arises: At four and a half years, is this bull done running? Before answering, think if you've heard anyone questioning the longevity of this bull market before.read more
US Economy

Good Data, Bad Information

By, 06/01/2007
Corporate profits are beating expectations.read more

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