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.
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.
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.
The media covers “newsworthy” energy events but does not offer a comprehensive picture of the global situation and where the US fits in it. This article reviews and refutes (with facts) some of the most commonly-held beliefs.