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Seeking to follow up on his spectacular efforts to fix your healthcare, Obama now wants to fix your retirement. Last Tuesday’s announcement during the State of the Union address should worry any American who cares about the Constitution, about checks and balances, about the free market… and about financial freedom. Why is this new plan […]

The controversy over who will be the next Federal Reserve Chair just took a surprising turn. Widely considered to be the frontrunner and President Obama’s clear favorite for the job, Larry Summers has withdrawn his name from consideration in a shock move Sunday. How may the fallout affect the markets? Read our take.

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 […]

Last week Obama formally announced that President Bashar Assad and the Syrian government had crossed the “red line” by using chemical weapons against civilians, meaning that the U.S. will begin to send military support to Syrian rebels. Some may question the timing of the announcement – there are certainly reasons to – but as watchers of the financial markets, we must ask, what happens next?

With the presidential election just a few days away, the latest jobs report showed that more jobs than expected entered the economy in October, pushing gold to close at $1685. But even with this drop, the yellow metal continues to average unprecedented highs. Silver, however, is looking like a steal, with global markets bullish on the white metal. Superstorm Sandy’s wake of destruction may have done little compared to the anticipated market frenzy before the US election: with opinion polls showing a dead heat between Obama and Romney, analysts are expecting a surge in trading after the election. Does emotional trading commence on the 7th of November?

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