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Fed Tapering — Shades of 1937?

In the press conference immediately following the December 17-18, 2013 FOMC meeting, Fed Chairman Bernanke indicated that it was the FOMC’s current plan to have terminated Federal Reserve outright securities purchases by the end of 2014, commencing with a $10 billion reduction in securities purchases immediately after the December 2013 FOMC Continue reading

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The Quiet American

Age of Wisdom, Age of Foolishness (16) Written by Adam Whitehead, KeySignals.com “I never knew a man who had better motives for all the trouble he caused.” ― Graham Greene, The Quiet American

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A Bigger Problem than Greece

For some time, I have been following the economic problems of Greece. These include:Its inability to compete in world markets using the € as its currency;The IMF, supporting Germany on ‘austerity” as the proper policy for Greece;The IMF realizing austerity is not the answer as unemployment skyrockets; Continue reading

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Measuring Investing Skill and Performance

Humans have been repeating this inefficient ritual for over 700 years, with the first known origins then in Europe. There sprung lenders and insurers who assessed the relative merits of individual commercial risk. The methods were somewhat more crude versus the resources available to people today, Continue reading

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San Francisco Remodeling and Construction Industry: 2013 Review

by Jiyan Wei, BuildZoom Highlights Overall, San Francisco experienced 1.2% annual growth in the number of building permits issued.1 The San Francisco remodeling and construction activity underperformed in 2013 as compared with the rest of the US. There was a … Continue reading

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