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Elliott Morss | October 25, 2014

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Economics

Geithner Redux: More Will be Learned From Starr International Co., Inc. v. United States, Case No. 11-00779(C) (Fed. Cl.)

October 1st, 2014 |

Not many have heard of the Starr lawsuit against the US government. It is a very interesting case and should provide new information on why AIG was forced to pay off banks in full. This was done even after AIG representatives said they thought they could get banks to settle for 60 cents on the dollar.

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In the Eurozone, What Goes Around Comes Around, Even for Germany

September 10th, 2014 |

Some are suggesting the Eurozone is finally recovering. There are two problems with this statement: The Eurozone is a set of disparate countries; some are doing a lot better than others.

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The Criminal Acts of Large Banks Are Substantial Fines/Penalties Enough?

September 1st, 2014 |

The fraudulent, criminal acts of large banks led directly to the 2008 global depression. Have things gotten better? Are depositors safer than they were in 2008? This article concludes most of the regulations intended to make banks safer will have little or no impact.

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Do Popular Investment Writers Outperform The Market?

August 22nd, 2014 |

Paul Samuelson argued picking stocks was a random exercise: relative to the market, any stock pick was just as likely to go up as down. Nevertheless, many so-called investment gurus pick stocks. The article reviews the picks of five leading investment writers.

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Burgeoning Global Capital Flows Mean Traditional Stock Market and Currency Norms No Longer Apply

August 14th, 2014 |

Global capital flows are increasing. In some years, the net of these flows exceeds the size of a country’s trade surplus or deficit. The investment implications of these capital flows are discussed in this article.

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