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Biggest Ponzi Scheme

Biggest Ponzi Scheme in US, a Warning of the Most Devastating Event to hit America since Great Depression!
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How You Can Profit from the Currency Wars

How You Can Profit from the Currency Wars | InvestmentContrarians | Scoop.it
Recently, we have heard a lot about currency wars being waged by various nations around the world.
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Recently, we have heard a lot about currency wars being waged by various nations around the world. To those who are unfamiliar, “currency war” is a term that refers to countries that are actively looking to devalue their currency to help stimulate export growth and their domestic economy. Investing in stocks in this type of environment can be tricky, as one needs to add additional variables to the analysis. Having a strong market sector, solid long-term fundamentals of the individual stock, and a favorable currency direction can help when considering investing in stocks.
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Why Government Bailouts Actually Lower GDP Growth Potential

Why Government Bailouts Actually Lower GDP Growth Potential | InvestmentContrarians | Scoop.it
What does it take to create and sustain long-term gross domestic product (GDP) growth in an economy?
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What does it take to create and sustain long-term gross domestic product (GDP) growth in an economy?

 

One of the most important factors is a high level of investor confidence.

Investor confidence throughout the economy can help support the formation and expansion of businesses and the development of new technologies and ideas.

 

GDP growth, as we all know, does not originate from government-led initiatives, but from businesses creating new innovations and technologies.

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Where to Look for Income in 2013

Where to Look for Income in 2013 | InvestmentContrarians | Scoop.it
Over the last few years, the aggressive monetary policy plan by the Federal Reserve has left many income investors in a difficult position.
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Over the last few years, the aggressive monetary policy plan by the Federal Reserve has left many income investors in a difficult position. The low level of interest rates has reduced the income-generating potential of traditional fixed-income products.

Increasingly, more people are creating an investment strategy, looking for stocks with a solid dividend yield to add income to their portfolio.

For dividend yield investors, 2012 was a great year. In total, the S&P 500 corporations paid $281 billion in dividends in 2012, a record high, according to analyst Howard Silverblatt at S&P Dow Jones indices. (Source: “Dividends Galore: Expect Another Record Year in 2013,” Wall Street Journal, January 7, 2013.)

The total paid out in dividend yield was a 17% increase from 2011, and a 14% increase from 2008, which was the previous high until 2011. As I’ve written before, special one-time payments played a large role in dividend yield for 2012. More corporations announced special dividends in December 2012 than at any other time since 1955.

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The Next Financial Ticking Time Bomb

The Next Financial Ticking Time Bomb | InvestmentContrarians | Scoop.it
While many eyes are focusing on Europe and America when it comes to the next financial crisis, one sector that people aren’t focusing on is the bond market in Japan.
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While many eyes are focusing on Europe and America when it comes to the next financial crisis, one sector that people aren’t focusing on is the bond market in Japan. Many investors might not realize it, but Japan might be the next financial ticking time bomb.

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The Ultimate Contrarian Investment

When it comes to looking for a long-term investment opportunity, sometimes it pays to look at a market sector that might not initially seem bullish.
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New Report Shows Huge Shift in Sentiment for the Retail Sector

New Report Shows Huge Shift in Sentiment for the Retail Sector | InvestmentContrarians | Scoop.it
Sasha Cekerevac takes a look at the recent positive jobs numbers and last month’s revision in relation to the latest sentiment numbers in the retail sector.
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Why the Spanish Debt Downgrade Could Be an Opportunity

Why the Spanish Debt Downgrade Could Be an Opportunity | InvestmentContrarians | Scoop.it
The latest downgrade on Spain’s sovereign debt by Standard & Poor’s should not be a surprise to anyone following the financial crisis in the eurozone.
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Should You Add YUM! to Your Portfolio?

Should You Add YUM! to Your Portfolio? | InvestmentContrarians | Scoop.it
Long-term investing is about making inroads either in new markets or in new technologies that will take market share from competitors.
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Has Apple Topped Out?

Has Apple Topped Out? | InvestmentContrarians | Scoop.it
Sasha Cekerevac notes that when it comes to technology stocks, Apple’s massive growth and share price are unmatchable. However, Apple is not leading other technology stocks in any categories, including mobile smartphones and MP3 players.
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The Technology Stock You Should Stay Away From

The Technology Stock You Should Stay Away From | InvestmentContrarians | Scoop.it
While many technology stocks for the past few years have done extremely well, the old-fashioned PC makers have struggled.
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You Need to Stick with the Cheap Retailers

You Need to Stick with the Cheap Retailers | InvestmentContrarians | Scoop.it
The retail sector continues to show decent growth, which is encouraging given the lack of strong jobs growth.
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The retail sector continues to show decent growth, which is encouraging given the lack of strong jobs growth. The improvement in the housing market is helping to add some confidence to consumer spending and the retail sector. Retail sales in December grew 0.5%, above the 0.4% estimate made by Briefing.com. On an ex-auto basis, sales grew at 0.3%, which was the same as November, but below the Briefing.com estimate of 0.5%.
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Open Fort Knox! The Ink at the Money Printing Press Is Dry

Open Fort Knox! The Ink at the Money Printing Press Is Dry | InvestmentContrarians | Scoop.it
The government needs money fast. The problem is that the bank vaults are closed for the time being, and unless they are opened by early March
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The government needs money fast. The problem is that the bank vaults are closed for the time being, and unless they are opened by early March, America could face a cash crunch.

 

The intense battle between Congress and President Barack Obama, who is requesting an immediate increase to the current national debt limit of $16.4 trillion, is ongoing, but it needs to be resolved soon, as the current national debt subject to the limit is $16.39 trillion. Obama is threatening possible delays to Social Security and veterans’ benefits, along with an impact on the government payroll, if the cash doesn’t come. (Source: Lee, C.E., and Hook, J., “Obama Escalates Debt Fight,” Wall Street Journal,January 14, 2013.)

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Why China’s Real Estate Makes Perfect Sense

Why China’s Real Estate Makes Perfect Sense | InvestmentContrarians | Scoop.it
China is beginning to show renewed growth. The country is driving stimulus spending and easy monetary policy to get its economy back on track and drive consumers to spend.
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China is beginning to show renewed growth. The country is driving stimulus spending and easy monetary policy to get its economy back on track and drive consumers to spend.

 

And while there has been talk of an asset bubble in China’s housing market, my view is that the short-term risk is high, but there’s also excellent long-term growth potential in the Chinese housing market.

 

Investment in the country’s housing market surged 61.7% from January to November, according to the National Bureau of Statistics in China.

 

The conditions bode well for the country’s housing market. Consider that there are over 300 million middle-class consumers in China, and as a group, they are hungry for a lifestyle like we have in the West. Real estate investments are a key goal for the Chinese.

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The Rich and Poor Divide Isn’t Good for America

The Rich and Poor Divide Isn’t Good for America | InvestmentContrarians | Scoop.it
There is a crisis in America, relative to the widening income gaps between the rich, the middle class, and the poor, which ultimately impacts consumer spending.
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There is a crisis in America, relative to the widening income gaps between the rich, the middle class, and the poor. This ultimately impacts consumer spending.

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How the Economy Will Impact Corporate America

There has been so much focus on the fiscal cliff that financial expert George Leong feels traders are ignoring the problems of slowing growth in corporate
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Dear Mr. President: Now It’s Time to Deliver on Your Promises

Dear Mr. President: Now It’s Time to Deliver on Your Promises | InvestmentContrarians | Scoop.it

By the time you are reading this, either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney will have won the race to be the 45th President of the United States.

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Avoiding Investor Mistakes Right Now: What You Need to Know

Avoiding Investor Mistakes Right Now: What You Need to Know | InvestmentContrarians | Scoop.it
George Leong reviews the biggest investor mistakes that you could be making in this market right now and how to avoid them.
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Why You Need to Be Looking at Mining Stocks

Why You Need to Be Looking at Mining Stocks | InvestmentContrarians | Scoop.it
Given the financial crisis in the eurozone and an expected upcoming recession, along with economic stalling in China and its impact on other established and emerging Asian countries.
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If You Don’t Believe the IMF, How About What the Multinationals Are Saying?

If You Don’t Believe the IMF, How About What the Multinationals Are Saying? | InvestmentContrarians | Scoop.it
The global economy is stalling, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise; and unless the eurozone and Europe can recover from its financial crisis, George Leong’s prognosis for the global economy is not good.
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Why the Soft GDP May Foreshadow Light Spending

Why the Soft GDP May Foreshadow Light Spending | InvestmentContrarians | Scoop.it
While Black Friday is another seven weeks away, there is already mounting speculation on how good the holiday shopping season will turn out to be for the retail sector.
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