The Currency Market’s Biggest Horror Story

It’s “horror movie ending time” for the currency markets.
We all know how this works. Whether it’s Freddy Krueger in “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” Jason in “Friday the 13th,” or Michael Myers in “Halloween,” they all end the same way…
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Ack! They Are Actually Going To Let Greece Default!

I wish that I had an “aha moment” to share with you today, but instead all I have is an “ack moment” to share.  As I was analyzing all of the info coming out of Europe in recent days, I came to the following realization: “Ack!

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If You Are A Blue Collar Worker In America You Are An Endangered Species

Have you ever heard of the dodo bird?  Once upon a time, dodo birds lived on the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.  But if you go there today you won’t find any because they are extinct.  Well, if you are a blue collar worker in America today it looks like you are headed for a similar fate.

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Black Friday Didn’t Matter

Now, admittedly, I caught some slack for saying that, since the news outlets were reporting “the best Black Friday in years.” But the fact that people were leaving Thanksgiving Dinner only to wait outside a store for hours in the cold before it opened at midnight to save $5 seemed desperate…

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All eyes on Pimco’s ETF clone

Pimco, whose Total Return Fund is the biggest Kahuna in the mutual fund world, expects to make just as big a splash with the ETF version of the fund.

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Sachs: The Price of Civilization

anything goes in the pursuit of wealth, with its roots in the 1980’s at least.   As we have seen throughout history and in our own experience, the heirs of other people’s hardship and unearned wealth through luck or birth often become dissolute and corrupt in their later years.

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Iran Sanctions, the Strait of Hormuz and Oil Prices

On New Years Eve, President Obama dropped an “oil bomb.” He signed legislation that effectively prohibits anyone who’s doing business with the United States from doing business with Iran’s central bank.

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Why the Cascade of Downgrades Has Barely Begun

Just a few weeks ago, when leading European politicians feared their countries were going to lose their triple-A ratings, they reacted with anger and venom, tacitly acknowledging that the looming ratings downgrades would be tragic.

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Cement, Concrete and Aggregate Group: EXP

I can’t tell you the Meter’s specific reading because that’s available exclusively to members but I can share with you that there appears to a glimmer of hope, a prospect of a slightly more positive tone after nearly a year of frustrating horizontal action.

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A Place of My Own

I won’t be writing about the personal aspects of the divorce at Get Rich Slowly. In fact, other than some brief background at my personal site, I don’t intend to write it about it on the web at all. Kris and I are both emotional wrecks right now; the wounds are fresh and raw for both of us.

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