Economics Articles

How Germany’s September 12 Meeting Could Sink the Euro

On September 12, Germany’s Supreme Court will decide whether Germany can continue to put funds in the Euro stability pact, bailout programs, and thus whether there will be a Euro bond program and whether the Bundestaag will lose control of their own government. How the court decides can affect the future of the Euro because […]


Federal Reserve Punishes Savers

With QE1 and QE2, the Federal Reserve has tried to stimulate jobs and put a floor beneath stock prices. Inflation is rearing its head, and corporations are showing profits and starting to hire a bit again, but after QE2 … then what? Most Americans are trying to save money now and pay down debts. Jobs […]


The California Tax Reform Initiative

Imagine that California eliminates most taxes that discourage commerce and productive enterprise in California … such as the sales tax, corporate tax and property tax. Such tax reform proposals are part of the Sec. of State initiative #1413, A.G. File No. 09-0051, which is the California Tax Reform Initiative now in circulation to try to […]


One in Three Consumers Hurt By Gas Prices, Index Says

One-in-three U.S. consumers (32 percent) has already significantly reduced discretionary spending because of the increase of rising gas prices, according to the monthly RBC Consumer Outlook Index. With the national average price at approximately $3.20 per gallon at the time this survey was conducted (February 25-28, 2011) another one-in-five (18 percent) say they would reduce spending if gas prices climb to $3.75 per gallon. Four-in-10 (41 percent) place their pain threshold at $4.00 per gallon or more.


Post-Jerry Brown Budget, S&P Still Ranks Cali. Credit Lowest in Nation

Governor Brown has high hopes in line with his 2010 budget proposal. Those hopes may have been dashed by Standard & Poor’s dismal rating of the state’s credit – the lowest in the union.


Asset Allocation for the Next Decade

What is the best asset allocation for the next decade? Jimmy Rogers would love this next sentence: investors are moving out of paper assets into hard ones at the same time that world population is growing and demanding more of non-paper assets, namely commodities. Therefore the best asset class going forward is non-paper assets, but […]


Super Hedge Fund Trader Reveals Top Investment Trends for 2011

Super hedge fund genius trader John Thomas was kind enough to make these videos of the top investment trends for 2011 which the hedge funds will be trading…secretly, quietly … amassing silent fortunes while the government speaks gobbely-gook. John Thomas is, like Jimmy Rogers and George Soros, one of the world’s top-performing hedge fund managers […]


Gas Prices on the Rise?

The price of oil has slowly started to inch up, with pundits saying we shall soon see $100 per barrel again if the recession gives way. That certainly will mean higher gas prices. And speaking of higher gas prices, look at what the rest of the world is paying right now for gasoline: United States: […]


Goldman Sachs Predicts 2011

The economy seems to be on a recovery roll, at least for corporate profits. The problem of joblessness still needs to be tackled in 2011 and it remains to be seen how things will fare in this quarter. In any case, the concluded Obama tax compromise has sent all investment houses into making new upwards […]

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