The Latest Investment Victims of the Chinese Government

Back in June, I warned readers about the breakdown in Wall Street’s favorite China stocks… the Chinese “Internet plays.” These stocks include Baidu, Sina, and Sohu. These are companies with services similar to U.S. companies like Google, Yahoo, and Twitter.

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Foreign Markets in 2011? Not So Good

Bespoke Investment Group had a post the other day with the YTD returns of all the stock markets in the world. Of the 78 that they track only ten were positive. Of the ten that were positive, only six were up more than 2%. There are still two weeks left in the year so the numbers could of course change.

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Time for a Two-Month Trade Against the Dollar

I believe gold hit a bottom last week, and I believe it will enter a multi-month rally starting now.  I also believe that the U.S. dollar hit a near-term peak this week, and I believe it will enter a multi-month downtrend, starting now.

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Debt-Free United States Notes Were Once Issued Under JFK And The U.S. Government Still Has The Power To Issue Debt-Free Money

Most Americans have no idea that the U.S. government once issued debt-free money directly into circulation.  America once thrived under a debt-free monetary system, and we can do it again.  The truth is that the United States is a sovereign…

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Global economy fading fast … and no one’s coming to the rescue this time!

There’s no longer any doubt. It’s not something the bulls can argue against. The global economy is fading fast — from one end of the world to the other. And many markets are rolling over sharply.

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Should You Worry About Europe’s Back Door Bank Run?

On Wednesday, Fitch Ratings Inc. downgraded its credit ratings on five of Europe’s biggest banks, and while that decision made headlines, it’s not the most important story to come out of Europe this week.The real story, which the mainstream media is neglecting, is that there are signs of an underground run on Europe’s banks.

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A Tech IPO Bellwether: What to Watch as Zynga Stock Starts Trading

Social-gaming giant Zynga Inc. starts trading today (Friday), capping off a rocky year for tech initial public offerings (IPOs). A strong performance from Zynga stock today and into the New Year would shed the “bubble” reputation surrounding the sector in 2011.

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Are You Obsessed with the Market? Or Do You Actually Want to Make Money?

Amateur investors focus on “the market.  “Wealthy, successful investors focus on “great businesses… bought at great prices.”  If you held a gun to my head and asked me what sums up the difference between stock market winners and stock market losers, that’s probably how I’d do it.

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50 Economic Numbers From 2011 That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe

Even though most Americans have become very frustrated with this economy, the reality is that the vast majority of them still have no idea just how bad our economic decline has been or how much trouble we are going to…

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Vialoux’s Technical Watch — FedEx is hot, gold is not

The price of gold just dipped below its 200-day moving average for the first time since January 2009. By breaking under 1,612.80, gold will end what has been the longest streak of consecutive closes above its 200-day moving average since at least 1975.

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