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The year ends on a high note for equities after a year (years, actually) of being bolstered by Federal Reserve giveaways, a.k.a. Quantitative Easing. This unprecedented level of market interference by the Fed is supposedly being stepped down, or “tapered”, beginning next month as the market tries to figure out what a new normal might […]

Although we start this week’s Market Update on a down note, stick with us. For on this holiday season, it ends cheery… With the market accepting the latest “official” figures on GDP and unemployment at face value, with most shrugging off last week’s news from the Federal Reserve that it intends to begin tapering Quantitative […]

With each passing day, there is more and more speculation in the markets that China is accumulating and holding more gold than they’re letting on. China reports official reserves to the International Monetary Fund, but the nation is far from transparent on the real extent of their reserves. With just some simple math and extrapolation, […]

It continues: Wall Street will receive its full aid of $85 billion worth of liquidity each month. So declared the Federal Reserve after its Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting last week, citing an economy that is still recovering too “moderately” to introduce any changes right now. The hints continue that a taper in its […]

The Syrian conflict dominating news headlines is already gyrating markets and forcing onlookers to assess the financial impact of the evolving events. Obama: Engagement is Inevitable President Obama, during remarks to reporters in 2012, set a ‘red line’ with respect to the use of chemical weapons by the regime of Bashar al-Assad, assuring retaliation in […]

This past week, all attention was on Syria. Whether it was in Washington, at the G20 summit or on a cable news network, debate raged about whether the United States should take military action, and if so, what exactly that action should be. It’s a critical story to follow, one that will have massive ramifications for our country and the rest of the world. But with all eyes on Syria, three critical events have flown under the radar. These demand your attention…