Monthly Archives: September 2015

The long rise and rapid fall of Volkswagen

Some useful perspective on Volkswagen and its importance to Germany and hence Europe, comes this week courtesy of John Mauldin: This is not a small company. It is the largest company in Germany, and Germany is the largest economy in … Continue reading

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Icahn warns of markets on ‘treacherous path’

Whatever else one may think about Carl Icahn, he makes many excellent points in this refreshingly candid 15 minute video. The observations about Wall Street [and Bay Street] and ETF mammoths (Larry Fink et al) who get rich selling risk … Continue reading

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Even more reasons to move to electric cars (as if we needed more)

The emissions fraud scandal is spreading (as we suspected it would), with revelations of overstated fuel efficiency results across a host of manufacturers.  See:  Mercedes tops list of car companies overstating fuel economy. Others are complaining that this is making … Continue reading

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Why growth and inflation keep disappointing Fed forecasts

Gary Shilling, president at A. Gary Shilling, discusses the impact of low inflation on the U.S. Treasury market, the Federal Reserve’s focus on China and the global economy and the ability of commodities to clear their markets. Here is a … Continue reading

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The world’s smartest office building

How does the world spend the next several years paying down and working our way out of debt while still affording some growth and investment? We get really, really efficient. Fortunately the cutting ‘edge’ future is here. Awesome. The Edge, … Continue reading

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Central banks designed to fight inflation not deflation

Adrian Wooldridge, managing editor at The Economist, discusses the role of central banks in the global economy and their ability to handle individual nations’ economic pressures.  Here is a direct video link.

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