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On Sunday, as Cate Blanchett gracefully accepted her Oscar for Best Actress in Hollywood, life was imitating art in Russia and Ukraine. Blanchett’s award-winning role was for Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine, a riches to rags story of a glamorous socialite who loses everything. Meanwhile in Russia, the nation’s top eight billionaires saw $13 billion disappear […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ever since their brief correction from April to June, gold and silver have been on a tear. Last Wednesday, gold reached a 3-month high, and silver hit a 4-month high. Think it’s too late to get started now? Think again. As we enter September, in this week’s Market Update we look at ten reasons why gold and silver are conspiring to climb even higher in the coming months.