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Robert Shiller “Fed Has Run Out of Ammo, Double Dip Possible”

Yale Economist Robert Shiller warns a double-dip recession could still happen in the U.S. for 2012 and warns the Fed has no more ammo...

2012: End of the World?

2012 believers believe that cataclysmic or transformative events will occur in the year 2012. Skeptics, however, do not believe anything significant will happen.   via...

CHART OF THE DAY: Here’s How Every Asset Class Performed In 2011

From Reuters chart guru Scott Barber, here's a quick look at how the world's major financial asset classes performed this year: Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/asset-class-2011-2011-12#ixzz1hizfVr1Q
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China Shifts Foreign Investment Focus

China has reshuffled a list of key sectors where it wants to attract foreign investment, downgrading traditional industries like autos and putting more emphasis...

The Future of Computer Trading in Financial Markets

Must read (objective) report on the dangers of automated securities exchange. This report identifies impersonal efficiency as a driver of market automation during the past...

Financial Crises and Narcissism

As we approach the end of 2011 there is much to consider. The capitalist world is suffering a series of financial crises. Many nations...

Occupy Wall Street: Who Are The Occupiers – What Are They Thinking – How...

Who are the occupiers and what are they thinking? How are they funded? All answers in the infographic shared below:   via

Friday Humor: Unspinning The “€100 Bill” Or How The European Bailout REALLY ‘Works’

By now everyone has heard the parable explaining how the entire European bailout, courtesy of near-infinite fractional reserve banking, can be taken care of...

Online Shopping in the Arab World [INFOGRAPHIC]

An Infographic exploring Arab internet users behavior and attitudes towards online shopping and online payment.   via

Growth in U.S. May Accelerate Even as Europe Shrinks

Rising confidence, fewer firings and gains in holiday sales show the U.S. economy is picking up, defying a slowdown in Europe and much of the rest...

Kabuki financial theatre – Congress net worth up 15 percent from 2004 to 2010...

We truly have the best government money can buy.  From 2004 to 2010 members of Congress increased their median net worth by 15 percent...

Friday (12/30/11) Mid-Day Market Report

 Mid-Day Market Action   US:  Dow: 12251.50 (-0.29%), S&P 500: 1261.68 (-0.11%), NASDAQ: 2614.91 (0.05%) Europe: CAC: 3159.81 (1.02%), DAX: 5898.35 (0.84%), FTSE: 5572.28 (0.10%). Asia:Australia: 4056.60 (-0.36%),China:...

Fed Says Dealers Tighten Terms on Hedge-Fund Security Trades

Wall Street dealers made it tougher for hedge funds to finance trading of securities and derivatives in the three months through November, a Federal Reserve survey showed...
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Value Walk 2011 Most Popular Posts and Books

I had to do something to end of the year without making ridiculous predictions about next year (I also plan to post something about...

Bill Ackman Going Activist on Canadian Pacific Railway Management

Influential investor Bill Ackman wants retired railway legend Hunter Harrison to put his former adversary, Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd.(CP-T68.792.273.41%), back on track. According to people familiar...