Polysilicon Prices in 2012: The Tipping Point For Solar

Solar energy detractors point to the fact that it can’t compete without “huge” government subsidies. And up until now, I couldn’t argue to the contrary.

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In Honor of the 70th Anniversary of the Munich Students Movement – ‘The White Rose’

“Many people think of our times as being the last before the end of the world. The evidence of horror all around us makes this seem possible.

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GOP rep wants to kill the ‘death tax’

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. is putting brokers on notice that when it comes to complicated investment products extra care is needed.

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Invest NOW In the World’s Next Big Shortage

I don’t give much thought to the amount of water I use in a day. From keeping the water running while cleaning the dishes to running the sprinklers so my lawn stays nice and green, it’s all the same to me.

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47 Signs That China Is Absolutely Destroying America On The Global Economic Stage

Have you ever watched a football game or a basketball game where one team dominates the other team so badly that calling it a “blowout” would be a huge understatement?

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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 be in if we don’t make dramatic changes immediately. If we do not educate the American people about how deathly ill the U.S. economy has become, then they will just keep falling for the same old lies that our politicians keep telling them. Just “tweaking” things here and there is not going to fix this economy. We truly do need a fundamental change in direction. America is consuming far more wealth than it is producing and our debt is absolutely exploding. If we stay on this current path, an economic collapse is inevitable. Hopefully the crazy economic numbers from 2011 that I have included in this article will be shocking enough to wake some people up.

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Housing stock rally ‘premature’

A stabilization in U.S. housing starts, coupled with growing confidence in the economy and speculation that the Fed will pursue a new round of quantitative easing focused on mortgage-backed securities, has helped drive shares of some housing-related stocks up 50% or more from their October lows. However, despite expectations that there is a strong housing rebound in the works, a significant oversupply in the U.S. market is prompting Macquarie Capital Markets to recommend selling into this rally. Analyst Stephen Harris […]

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Why CNBC May Have Jinxed Higher Stock Prices

The “golden cross” has only happened 26 times in the past five decades. But the talking heads on CNBC must have mentioned it 100 times yesterday morning. The golden cross occurs when the S&P 500′s 50-day moving average (DMA) crosses above the 200-DMA. This is widely viewed as a bullish indicator, leading to above average gains in stock prices in the months ahead. Of the 26 times we’ve seen the golden cross, stocks were higher six months later 21 times. […]

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Making Money On Poverty: JP Morgan Makes Bigger Profits When The Number Of Americans On Food Stamps Goes Up

How would you feel if someone told you that one of the largest banks on Wall Street makes more money whenever the number of Americans on food stamps goes up?  Unfortunately, this is something that is actually true.  In the United States today, one out of every seven Americans is on food stamps.  In fact, the number of Americans on food stamps has increased by a whopping 14 million since Barack Obama entered the White House.  All of this makes […]

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More On “Just Don’t Lose It”

I wanted to delve a little further into the Just Don’t Lose It cover story from this week’s Barron’s. The article included some sort of model portfolio that US Trust is apparently recommending to its clients. There were a couple of different things in there so this will focus on the “long term benchmark” which was as follows; Cash 0% US Large Cap 16% US Mid Cap 7% US Small Cap 4% Developed Foreign 9% Emerging Market 6% US Investment […]

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