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US Options -an interesting high income strategy.

Buying put and call options is a risky endeavor with potentially unlimited gains while the risk is limited to loosing all amount originally invested. But if you do the opposite and write puts and calls, a whole new dimmension comes to light.  Here I review my own views on writing options, not...

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Citi Never Sleeps.

Self-regulation without strict enforcement is a fiasco.  The banking sector needs more (not less) regulatory and supervisory measures not only because of its vital contribution to the economic development but also to prevent the emergence of casino capitalism at the global scale.


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Will China’s Credit Crunch Produce a Hard Landing?

We were asked to take this article down by the contributing author David Hale, due to it not being the final version of the article.  We hope that in the future we can re-post the finished copy when it is complete.

Best Regards,

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Casanova’s of the Fund Business.

This is the second and third part on the important investment subject on Funds -and their darker side.

In 1990 there were 600 US hedge funds in business. There are now over 6000 and some 900 are not even 1 year old.  More than 10% tracked by in the past year alone...

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Fund investing has risks beyond the markets.

This is the first section of a three part series on this important investment subject which we are here publishing for members only, at mid-year 2004.


Below is the first part of a mini series on what recently transpired in the globally important Mutual & Hedge Fund industry....

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Today I visited the section on Magazines at -seems like they got thousands of them on many different topics. Great . Anything you can think of. So I thought of "International", seems like a big topic to me.

But to my amazement on this selection there are only 5-6 offered. ...

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US residents all but denied access to foreign markets.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has inflicted American investors with costs both by its actions and its inactions. I will start with its actions, because they are most annoying to international investors like us.  An article by

Americans are denied access to foreign markets as it does not allow...

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Emerging vs. Developed Stock Markets

Stock markets from Emerging countries have dramatically outperformed stock markets from Developed countries so far this year.  The two tables in this article provide the evidence.  When the weak American dollar is factored in, the outperformance is increased. 

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On provincial USA

On provincial USA.

Taking a walk down USA...