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Applying Common Sense to the Markets

Applying Common Sense to the Markets

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Who is Ken Fisher and How Can He Afford All Those Investment Advertisements By Pam Martens: December 7, 2012 Ken Fisher's Ads Are All Over the Internet It seems like a day doesn’t go by that an advertisement from Ken Fisher doesn’t pop up on my laptop when I’m visiting a business news web site. It’s been going on for months. The ads suggest that I’ll be doomed if I don’t read the latest report from Ken Fisher; it’s a “must read” with research and analysis “you can’t find anyplace else.” And, by the way, if you don’t have $500,000 or more to invest, just fuhgeddaboutit. The Diplomat Magazine China has made dramatic economic progress during the last five years, weathering the global financial crisis and becoming the world’s largest exporter and second largest economy, surpassing Japan. By James A. Dorn for The Diplomat November 29, 2013 Facebook0 Twitter0

Weblog and Essays It's Time to Ditch the Consumer Price Index (CPI) April 17, 2014 So why does the government maintain such a transparently inaccurate and misleading metric? For three reasons. That the official rate of inflation doesn't reflect reality is obvious to anyone paying college tuition and healthcare out of pocket.

True Wealth Dr. Steve Sjuggerud's investment philosophy in True Wealth is simple: Buy assets of great value when no one else wants them... and sell them when others will pay any price. Over the past decade, this simple approach has revealed unusual opportunities you simply won't hear about anywhere else – including timber, gold coins, and government "tax certificates." If you get in early, all these investments have the potential to make outstanding gains – with extremely low risk, just as they have for True Wealth readers for years.

Bill Mitchell Blog The Weekend Quiz – March 5-6, 2016 Welcome to The Weekend Quiz, which used to be known as the Saturday Quiz! The quiz tests whether you have been paying attention over the last seven days. See how you go with the following questions. Your results are only known to you and no records are retained. Read the rest of this entry Stock Market Guru Grades - CXO Advisory Can experts, whether self-proclaimed or endorsed by others (publications), provide reliable stock market timing guidance? Do some experts clearly show better intuition about overall market direction than others? We have accumulated reviews of the public U.S. stock market forecasts of various investing/trading experts for more than two years. With approximately 6,000 measurements for more than 60 gurus, including bulls and bears and technicians and fundamentalists, we have critical mass for: (1) assessing the forecasting acumen of the stock market gurus as a group; and, (2) ranking experts according to the accuracy of their past forecasts.

Alphaville Elsewhere on Wednesday, - The real problem with HFT. - Summers’ inverse Say’s Law. - The impolitic wisdom of Simon Kuznets. - Buying the future. Best International Brokerage Firm Account for non-US Investors Citizens Best International Investor Brokerage Firm If you are a non-U.S. investor wanting to invest in U.S. stock market and open an account at an U.S.-based brokerage firm, your search might be frustrating. Most companies either don't accept foreign countries investors or have very unclear information on requirements about which non-U.S. clients they accept. Below we will review one American company that welcomes international investors - OptionsXpress. Weblog and Essays U.S. Census Bureau, I.R.S. and St. Louis Federal Reserve Added to Washington Post's list of "Russian Propaganda" Websites

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International ETFs Investment case US Stocks When you step back and take a look at US Equity performance for this decade, you pretty quickly come to the conclusion that there's gotta be a better way. After the dot com bubble burst, the S&P 500 has taken its time to climb back to year 2000 levels, finally getting there in October 2007. Then, just when we thought we were above water, along comes 2008. Marketwatch - Is Marc Faber right that U.S. stocks could crash? By Michael A. Gayed Writing ahead of the Fed announcement, I see a lot of buzz being generated over Marc Faber's recent comments regarding it being too late to buy U.S. stocks now. First, allow me to preface this writing by saying that on a personal and professional basis, I am a big fan of Dr. Faber. He was among the first to really give me a chance to express my views before I began writing for major websites and appearing in the financial media.

JamesTown Foundation PLA Joint Operations Developments and Military Reform April 9, 2014 During recent high-level political meetings, Chinese leaders have made repeated calls for “military reform.” While these speeches have given little detail about the content of such reform, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), in... Category: China Brief, Home Page, Military/Security, China and the Asia-Pacific, China

Teach/Me Data Analysis Scaling of data may be useful and/or necessary under certain circumstances (e.g. when variables span different ranges). There are several different versions of scaling, the most important of which are listed below. Scaling procedures may be applied to the full data matrix, or to parts of the matrix only (e.g. columnwise). Range Scaling

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