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Debt, the ECB and Robin Hood

European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi and his band of Merry Men have it backward. They’re supposed to imitate Robin Hood by stealing from the rich and giving to


Biotech Invasion

This week we saw Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) make corporate history by reporting a record quarterly profit of $18 billion in net income, largely in part to selling more than 74.5


Gold Isn’t the Next Currency

We always get questions about gold. And they typically come down to a couple of questions: “Can you tell me why gold would keep going down when central banks continue


A Bullish Crowd

One area I watch constantly is the sentiment of the market. On an individual basis, many investors can make profitable and timely market calls. And, some do it consistently. However,

Foreign Markets

Greece’s Economic Trouble

There’s a lot of teeth-gnashing going on in Europe about the Greek election. The Hellenic State put the far-left leaning Syriza party in power, which immediately negotiated a ruling coalition


Euro is Down, Not Out

The euro is sucking wind! It’s down a whopping 18% against the U.S. dollar since May of last year. And once the European Central Bank’s (ECB) stimulus package was announced


Crisis in European Union

It’s not enough that Europe is sliding back into recession and deflation along with the worst demographic trends ahead of them, especially for stalwart Germany… Now they have a terror


Volatility in Interest Rate Market

Volatility has really picked up in the interest-rate market! I mentioned in last week’s edition of Ahead of the Curve, U.S. 30-year Treasury bonds hit an all-time low. Since then

Housing Market

Housing Market Looks to Millenials

Housing starts in the U.S. were up 8.8% in 2014. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the growth rate in 2014 was slower than 2013 and 2012.


Stocks, Overvalued or Undervalued

Last week in the Ahead of the Curve section of Economy & Markets, John Del Vecchio wrote about how the U.S. stock market was expensive by historical norms, using one