NYC Rent Control Laws Go to the Supreme Court

“[Rent control] regulations are meant to support the government’s goal of maintaining affordable housing for its citizens. Instead, Mr. Harmon  says, the laws have forced him and his family to shoulder the government’s burden and extend what is essentially “privatized welfare”

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Small Trade

The reason for the sell has to do with the story appearing to change. There are several reasons for an outright sale including being wrong about the stock, something wrong at the company, top down reasons and in this case a possible change in the story.

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Three big risks the world faces in 2012: HSBC

“A break-up could trigger another great depression. There can be no doubt that policymakers now recognize this risk,” economists Stephen King, Karen Ward and Madhur Jha with HSBC Global Research, said in their 2012 outlook.

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There’s a Fire Sale Taking Place in Elite Gold Stocks

Blood is running in the streets of Dawson City, Yukon.
Not literally, of course. Dawson is the heart of the new Yukon gold rush. It’s the most exciting new area for gold exploration in the world.
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If A Global Recession Is Not Looming, Then Why Are Bailouts Flying Around As If The End Of The World Is Coming?

I have learned that watching what people do is much more important than listening to what they say.  Back in 2008, financial authorities in the United States insisted that everything was gone to be okay.

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The Income Investments You Need to Focus On Right Now

The yield on 10-year Treasuries dipped sharply below 2% again last week. Meanwhile, inflation, even on the official figures, is running at 3.4%.

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Getting Worse: 40 Undeniable Pieces Of Evidence That Show That America Is In Decline

Is America in decline?  That is a very provocative question.  I have found that most people that hate the United States are very eager to agree that America is in decline, while a lot of those that love the United…

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Small Trade

Yesterday we executed a trade for large accounts selling American Tower (AMT). We bought the stock in October 2009 at about $38.60 and sold it yesterday near $59.35. It was generally a great hold for over the two years and the…

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The Ironic and Soon to Be Short-lived Rush to U.S. Treasuries

Here’s how the fable goes…

Jim is in the boardroom talking to his three young analysts about where the mutual fund they manage should place its billions of cash, as the firm recently exited some equity positions.

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Did Santa come a day late for investors?

Monday may have marked the beginning of Santa Claus season for stocks, but it looks like Saint Nick was a day late this year.

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