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The Same Song in Ireland

  Irish bankers played fast and loose in the late 1990s and early 2000s, the booming Celtic Tiger years. Along with its membership in the euro zone, the country gained

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An Irish Stock Worth Owning

Ireland’s stocks may be a better bet than its bonds. A quick survey of the 19 Ireland-based companies whose stock trades on U.S. exchanges, shows impressive performance. Over the past

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Once Exulted, Now Fragile

A little more than a decade ago, Wall Street brought to the world an acronym that won’t soon be forgotten: BRIC — Brazil, Russia, India and China. These four countries

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Why Brazil’s Future Will NOT Be as Hot as All That

As many of you know from my books and past articles, I see a major downturn for many countries in the years and decades ahead… including many in the emerging

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Euro Soon to End its Bullish Run

The euro has proven quite strong over the last 18 months, gaining nearly 13% on the U.S. dollar since July 2012. But that trend looks like it will soon reverse

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The Incredible, Shrinking… Powerhouse?

Over the past five years, Germany has done something amazing: It has maintained economic dominance in the face of daunting hurdles that have impeded the growth of surrounding countries. It’s

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Expect to See More Irish Bars

  I used to go to Jazz Fest in New Orleans every year with a group of old friends. We’d all gone to high school in the area, and then

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Say “Nein” to German Shares

Contrarians know well that commonly-held misconceptions can be the source of investment profits. Simply catch an overwhelming majority of investors leaning too far in one direction — and pinpoint the

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The German Paradox: Solid Citizens… Treacherous Demographics

Remember when the Japanese seemed to be so hard-working and thrifty… leading in manufacturing prowess, taking market share from us in older industries and buying a lot of our real

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Where the Best Incomes and Demographic Trends Are in Europe

Where are the best incomes and demographic trends in Europe? In two words: Scandinavian countries. We constantly hear that the Scandinavian countries are the most socialistic in the traditional part