Daily Archives: May 2, 2013

GMO labeling needed for consumer transparency

More than 60 countries have laws either banning or regulating GMO products. The United States and Canada are woefully behind. So far the mass production food lobby has staunchly opposed consumer disclosure in this area. Responding to the overwhelming majority … Continue reading

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Base metals signaling sick global economy

As Central Banks continue to fire pea shooters full of increasingly impotent monetary elixir, continued weakness in base metals portends poorly for the U.S. and global economies and commodities. Here is a direct link.

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Margin debt highs flash risk warning for equities

Bloomberg’s senior market correspondent Julie Hyman reports that concern is growing that stock prices may not rise much longer as borrowing to buy U.S. stocks nears a record.Here is a direct link.

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London welcomes bankers with lax rules and free passes

While plenty of client entertainment takes place on Wall Street, traders and brokers say such activity is even more prevalent in London. “In the U.S., the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, a Wall Street self-regulatory organization, imposes a limit of $100 … Continue reading

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The Great Grey Catastrophe

A quirky visual presentation reminding of the ticking demographic bomb facing Europe (and China, Japan and the UK and to a lesser but still significant degree, North America). Here is a direct link.

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