Monthly Archives: May 2013

How Big Corporations Are Destroying the “Free Market” | MONEY MORNING

As an economist, I wince whenever I hear someone say that we live in a true free market. The reality is we live in a semi-free market where regulation stifles business and corporate money influences and distorts what would normally … Continue reading

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Has the Great Gold Crash Divorced Bullion from Futures Prices? | Money Morning

In mid-April, a black swan crash-landed on the gold market. Over just two trading days, gold futures prices shed 13%, falling from $1,575 to $1,375. That $200 cliff dive was the largest two-day drop in 33 years. Gold prices already … Continue reading

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Is US Manufacturing Making a Comeback, or Is it Just Hype | The Washington Post

It’s hardly news when a U.S. firm moves its manufacturing operations abroad to China. But what about when a Chinese company sets up a factory in the United States? Back for good? Or still hurting? (Ty Wright/BLOOMBERG) That actually happened … Continue reading

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The End of Cheap Chinese Labor? | Money Morning

It’s been the lament of everyone for years now: Cheap Chinese labor is killing the job market. With lower wages and lax regulation, the giant sucking sound we heard was manufacturing jobs headed from Sheboygan to Shenzhen. But now China‘s … Continue reading

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Investing In the Energy Market | Money Morning

Thoughts are again turning to the next big change in the energy landscape. As it unfolds, I have been working on how to exploit this trend and will be rolling out my recommendations when I appear at the MoneyShow in … Continue reading

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The Chained CPI Explained

When U.S. President Obama released his 2014 budget proposal last month, many Americans who paid attention to the details needed a measurement he used – “chained CPI” – explained. That’s because President Obama used chained CPI (consumer price index) to … Continue reading

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Is JP Morgan Wall Street’s Worst Villan? | Money Morning

Wall Street’s Big Banks are hardly known for their good deeds, but JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) may be the worst of the lot. For a bank that used to be considered a model citizen among Wall Street institutions, the reversal … Continue reading

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