Sovereign Wealth Funds Exceed 4 Trillion Dollars

4 Trillion Dollars in Sovereign Wealth Funds I first heard about Sovereign Wealth Funds when Abu Dhabi’s State Investment Fund gave CitiGroup $7.5Bn in cash in 2007. At the time I did not take much notice as the world as we knew it was crashing, or so it seemed. Now the smoke has cleared a […]

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Massive Speculative Bubbles Everywhere And You Want to Invest

Speculative Bubble– Investor Nightmare Right now the world of money is in a massive speculative bubble. Almost every financial institution from fund managers to sovereign wealth funds are playing the markets. Be it commodities, high frequency stock trading, or foreign exchange they are taking massive gambles using other people’s money – YOURS. This is partly […]

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TARP- Totally Awful Recovery Program

Good TARP and Bad TARP Neil Barofsky the US TARP Inspector General has resigned and stated the problem with “too-big-to-fail institutions” has not been resolved. So my advice is to keep your retirement money very close to you. If we get a second financial crisis there is a good chance we will have to finally […]

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Manage Your Retirement Nest Egg with Your Personal CPI

What is Your Personal CPI? Regardless of the size of your nest egg, how fast your Personal CPI – cost of living increases grows can significantly affect your living standards over the long term. I say “your” cost of living because everyone has a different cost of living unique to their personal and family situation. […]

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Save the World By Spending Your Nest Egg

Priorities to Save World The other day a good friend sent me a link to a YouTube video entitled, “ Bjorn Lomborg: Out priorities for saving the world”. Misplaced Priorities to Save the World–Please CLICK to watch the video in place Bjorn opens by saying he is going to talk about the biggest problems in […]

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Disbelief But Enlightenment is Happening – Slowly

Hello everyone! My last post on this blog was a year ago. I just had to walk away for awhile because of all the stupid things I saw being done in the name of “economic management”. I kept thinking that surely there must be some sense to what is being done and that a great […]

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US Government Behaviour – The only thing to do is to shake your head in disbelief

It is almost a month since my last post. I just had to stop for a while because there are so many stupid things being done by our governments for our own good. There is just not much to write that is positive. But I find I need to write anyway. I never cease to […]

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The Obama Bank Fees Should be Levied on the Bonuses after Payment

The Obama Bank Fees are yet another strategy to redirect blame to institutions and away from the managers of those institutions who are responsible for the financial crisis. President Obama said that those who oppose this fee are audacious to think that it is unfair. “Obama Questions the ‘Audacity’ of Those Who Say the Bank […]

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