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Some Burning Questions For 2015

Most investors go about their job trying to identify ‘winners’. But more often than not, investing is about avoiding losers. The big question confronting investors today is how to avoid the potholes of tomorrow. To succeed, we believe that investors need to answer the following questions. The answers will drive performance for years to come.

3 Of 10 Largest Economies Are Already In Recession – Is US Next?

Six years on from the financial crash that brought the world to its knees, red warning lights are once again flashing on the dashboard of the global economy. Japan’s economy fell into recession in Q3, joining Brazil & Italy. Economic sanctions have hit Russia pretty hard. There are already signs that the U.S. economy is starting to slow down too.

Will Deflation, Recession Concerns make ECB Buy Gold Bullion?

Over the last couple of months, ECB has launched several measures to revive the lackluster Eurozone economy. Mersch said ECB should let these steps take effect first before considering more action. If more action was needed, ECB could theoretically purchase government bonds or other assets such as gold, shares, or ETFs.

A Strong Dollar? Why has the Dollar Rallied?

To answer the question whether or not King Dollar is back to stay, I don’t believe there is ANY chance at all and the current strength will be very transitory. The U.S. is broke on too many levels to count from financially to morally, ethically and everything in between. So why has the dollar rallied?

Central Bank Monetary Policy Enables Us To Put Off Real Reforms

The cycle of entrenched interests protecting their skims and scams via central bank monetary policy is self-liquidating: every nation that pursues this “fix” will find its economy liquidated by financial implosion and the hollowing out of productive sectors to support crony-capitalist unproductive sectors.

Russia & India Begin Negotiations To Use National Currencies, Bypassing Dollar

Suddenly India is now the great Asian wildcard. India agreed with Russia to create a task group to work out a mechanism for using national currencies in settlements. Another major bilateral arrangement is set up that completely bypasses the dollar. Japanese companies are also looking to shift to India due to political problems in China.

Liquidity Becoming A Serious Issue As Japan's Bond Market Death Goes Global

Government intervention has killed the largest bond market in the world. While there are ‘trade-less’ sessions now in Japanese bonds, lack of liquidity is becoming a growing problem in US Treasuries (where Fed owns 1/3rd of the market) & Europe where as JPMorgan warns, “some of this liquidity may be more superficial than really deep.

Gold Rush by Investors in Japan as Tax Rise Looms

Japanese investors are reportedly hoarding gold bars, aiming for short-term profits, as the country braces for its first sales tax hike in 17 years, seen as crucial for bringing down the massive national debt. Beginning April 1, Japan’s consumption tax will rise from 5% to 8%.

Is Africa - China And Japan's Next Battleground?

Africa is precisely where the smart money has refocused all attention in the past year precisely because it is the last and only bastion of untapped credit growth and capacity. So it is unsurprising that China and Japan, with apparently bottomless wells of printed money are taking aim also.

5 Ways To Profit From A China Downturn In 2014

Signs that China’s economy is in serious trouble include a still booming credit growth but lower output growth, softening inflation, spiking inter-bank rates indicating stresses in the financial system, as well as large corporate defaults and bankruptcies.

The US Asia Foreign Policy: Are Things Falling Apart?

The U.S. Asia policy during the second Obama administration has lacked focus and continues to give inadequate attention, as senior officials have been preoccupied with domestic and other international challenges – The results it is getting reflect this relative neglect.

The U.S. National Debt Clock October 2013

An Overview of the U.S. National Debt: Every man, woman and child in the U.S. currently owes$55,122 for their share of the U.S. public debt – Of the $5.1 trillion dollars of US debt that is owned by foreign governments, China and Japan own nearly half.

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