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  • Yo, This Market is Set For a Major Correction

    Wall Street came to a halt recently, as Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba made its Initial Public Offering debut. The media became myopically focused over this so-called "historic event" and by its celebrity founder Jack Ma. By the time the closing bell had rung, the hype and fanfare propelled Alibaba up 36 percent on its first day of trading and caused […]

    Yo, This Market is Set For a Major Correction
  • Doves Don't Learn From History

    A wise saying goes like this: "Those who do not remember history are condemned to repeat it." So ask yourself: What is the fate of those who seem to have absolutely no recollection of events that happened just a few years ago? We are nearing the end of 2014, and to the debt markets, it is almost as if the […]

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  • Treasury’s New Rules Ensure That Foreign Profits Remain Foreign

    President Obama recently implied that American corporations executing tax inversions were unpatriotic. Just yesterday, the Treasury Department announced new rules that would make it more difficult for American companies to invert. These rules have prompted a sell-off in several key companies that were in the process of completing inversions. Medtronic (MDT) saw its shares drop. It is trying to acquire […]

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  • Shakespeare Didn't Really Want To Kill All The Lawyers, But We Should Deregulate Their Profession

    One of the Bard’s often-quoted lines is Dick the Butcher’s admonition in Henry VI, Part 2, “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” That idea, argues lawyer David Epstein, is mistakenly thought to mean that Shakespeare was antagonistic toward the legal profession. Instead, as we read in this Wall Street Journal piece, Shakespeare actually meant “to portray lawyers as […]

    Shakespeare Didn't Really Want To Kill All The Lawyers, But We Should Deregulate Their Profession
  • Islamic State: Are We Going to Destroy Another of Iran’s Enemies?

    On September 10th, President Obama outlined his general plan for “degrading and ultimately destroying” the organization which calls itself Islamic State. Among analysts and commentators of the Islamic State crisis in Iraq and Syria, there has been an unusual consensus: virtually all of them agree that the destruction of Islamic State, or IS, is firmly in the United States’ interest. […]

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Yo, This Market is Set For a Major Correction

Yo, This Market is Set For a Major Correction

Wall Street came to a halt recently, as Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba made its Initial Public Offering debut. The media became myopically focused over this so-called "historic event" and by its celebrity founder Jack Ma. By the time the closing bell had rung, the hype and fanfare propelled Alibaba up 36 percent on its first day of trading and caused […]

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Photo by Alex Wong / Getty Images

Doves Don't Learn From History

A wise saying goes like this: "Those who do not remember history are condemned to repeat it." So ask yourself: What is the fate of those who seem to have absolutely no recollection of events that happened just a few years ago? We are nearing the end of 2014, and to the debt markets, it is almost as if the […]

Read more ›
Photo by Mark Wilson /  Getty Images

Treasury’s New Rules Ensure That Foreign Profits Remain Foreign

President Obama recently implied that American corporations executing tax inversions were unpatriotic. Just yesterday, the Treasury Department announced new rules that would make it more difficult for American companies to invert. These rules have prompted a sell-off in several key companies that were in the process of completing inversions. Medtronic (MDT) saw its shares drop. It is trying to acquire […]

Read more ›
Shakespeare Didn't Really Want To Kill All The Lawyers, But We Should Deregulate Their Profession

Shakespeare Didn't Really Want To Kill All The Lawyers, But We Should Deregulate Their Profession

One of the Bard’s often-quoted lines is Dick the Butcher’s admonition in Henry VI, Part 2, “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” That idea, argues lawyer David Epstein, is mistakenly thought to mean that Shakespeare was antagonistic toward the legal profession. Instead, as we read in this Wall Street Journal piece, Shakespeare actually meant “to portray lawyers as […]

Read more ›
Photo by Getty Images

Islamic State: Are We Going to Destroy Another of Iran’s Enemies?

On September 10th, President Obama outlined his general plan for “degrading and ultimately destroying” the organization which calls itself Islamic State. Among analysts and commentators of the Islamic State crisis in Iraq and Syria, there has been an unusual consensus: virtually all of them agree that the destruction of Islamic State, or IS, is firmly in the United States’ interest. […]

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The Fed Is More Hawkish Than It Seems

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) finished its two-day meeting and released its statement. Going into this meeting, the big debate among economists had to do with the wording of the statement. Specifically, they wondered if the Fed would remove the words “considerable time” when talking about raising the target for the fed funds rate. When the statement came out, […]

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Why Goldman Sachs is Wrong on Gold

Why Goldman Sachs is Wrong on Gold

Wall Street powerhouse Goldman Sachs has recently reiterated its negative view on gold, which it has held for the past year. However, it is now doubling down on this view and advising clients to actually go short the metal. Jeff Currie, head of commodity research at Goldman, noted, "Our target is really driven by the view that we think that […]

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