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The NBA is headed for Financial Problems

The NBA is headed for Financial Problems

The NBA is headed for Financial Problems NBA Distressed Cost Structure The NBA has been a distressed business since the glory days of the “Bird-Magic” and “Air Jordan” era. It really suffered at the gate with the downturn in 2008 […]

ISIS: Oil as a Strategic Weapon

ISIS: Oil as a Strategic Weapon

I have to admit that I am a news junkie.  So my TV was glued to CNN on the day of the Paris terrorist attack.  During its coverage, one of the CNN commentators mentioned that ISIS makes about $2 million a day in […]

Obama Put Taiwan on ISIS Radar

Obama Put Taiwan on ISIS Radar

One big news widely reported in Taiwan right now is that the national flag of the Republic of China (R.O.C. Taiwan) appears on ISIS web site video.  Above is a screenshot of the video with Taiwan’s flag prominently displayed along side that of the U.S. and U.K.  The flags are […]

The Republican Party

The Republican Party

The Republican Party by EconMatters The Republican Party has been hijacked by the right wing Christian conservatives, the gun toting NRA extremists, the Tea Party extremists and the racially and culturally narrow-minded factions across the country. The party is a […]

Current Copper Price Below Cost of Production

Current Copper Price Below Cost of Production

Copper Long Dollar Trade One of the common trades in financial markets these days is going long the US Dollar and shorting Commodities, especially the precious and industrial metals. This has been a bad year for commodities, and this trade […]

Financial Markets Are A Game

Financial Markets Are A Game

Financial Markets Are A Game by EconMatters Forget about Market Multiples: Totally Meaningless Sell-Side [email protected] Anyone thinking about investing in financial markets should realize that most of the professionals who are on the inside, i.e., have power and access to […]

ECB Putting Federal Reserve In A Bad Spot

ECB Putting Federal Reserve In A Bad Spot

ECB Putting Federal Reserve In A Bad Spot by EconMatters ECB Policy Press Conference I was watching a little of the ECB policy press conference this morning and there were a lot of thoughts that came out of that event […]