News & Research

  • CPI - Chart from 2000 thru 2011

    The Winners: Education, up 111% only losing out to energy at 114%. Just wondering if the education we are getting also increased by 111%? Just wonderin...

  • U.S Income Statement

    A very interesting chart that will show you the 2010 state of the United States balance sheet. How would you fix it?

  • Municipal Bond Scare?

    A new law that would allow states to declare bankruptcy and restructure their debts including to (actually especially to) unionized public workers? Interesting...

  • Chanos vs. China

    The influential short-seller is betting that China's economy is going to implode in a spectacular real estate bust. Do you agree?

  • When Irish Eyes are Not Smiling

    Trouble heats up in the EU as every family in Britain will have to pay £300 to bail out the Irish. Is this the start or the end?

  • Global Economic Growth Part 1

    British historian of modern imperialism, Niall Ferguson discusses the shift of Global Economic growth to the East with Charlie Rose.

  • Global Economic Growth Part 2

    Continuation of British historian of modern imperialism, Niall Ferguson and his discussion of the shift of Global Economic growth to the East with Charlie Rose.

  • Basically It's Over

    Charles Thomas Munger, Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, (Warren Buffett's Investment Company) and his parable about how one nation came to financial ruin.

  • Is the FDIC producing another Japan-like Lost Decade?

    Former Bank Regulator & Associate Professor of Economics and Law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City states that the U.S. Using "Rally Stupid Strategy" to Hide Bank Losses - Will Produce Japanese Style Lost Decade.

 Financial Terms

  • Quantitative Easing

    A form of monetary policy used by central banks to increase the supply of money in an economy when the bank interest rate, discount rate and/or inter-bank interest rate are either at, or close to, zero. read more

  • Dollar Cost Averaging

    The technique of buying a fixed dollar amount of a particular investment on a regular schedule, regardless of the share price. More shares are purchased when prices are low, and fewer shares are bought when prices are high. read more

  • Liquidity Crisis

    For the economy as a whole, a liquidity crisis means that the two main sources of liquidity in the economy, banks and the commercial paper market, severely reduce the number of loans they make or stop making loans altogether. read more

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