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FX Outlook
November 24, 2009 Posted by

For the past two years, foreign exchange (FX) markets have been influenced by the massive global monetary policy stimulus programs and central bank quantitative easing (QE) efforts to stimulate and support local economies. At the forefront of this activity, the

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FX Outlook
November 17, 2009 Posted by

 Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. George Santayana For those who have not been paying attention, the U.S. dollar (USD) recently posted a 15 month low last week as it continues to be sold

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Wine Industry
November 17, 2009 Posted by

What will 2010 bring for fine wine sales? SVB predicts sales growth in its preliminary findings for the 2010-2011 Annual State of the Wine Industry Report. 

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Economic Outlook
November 17, 2009 Posted by

In the movie Idiocracy, "Private Joe Bauers, the definition of average American," is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes 500 years in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive.

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FX Outlook
November 10, 2009 Posted by

China's Recovery Firmed Recent data all pointed to a recovery in China. GDP growth in Q3 2009 was in line with expectation, at 8.9 percent annually. This was higher than the 7.9 percent in Q2 and 6.1 percent in Q1.

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Wine Industry
November 10, 2009 Posted by

This holiday season, why not try something different on the wine front? Offer your friends and guests some truly unique and delicious wine choices — all for under $40.With so many great wine values on the store shelves these days,

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Economic Outlook
November 10, 2009 Posted by

In a previous column, I wrote that there is a desirable level of tax* revenue for every economy and that it necessarily changes over time. It is found at the peak of the utility curve for taxation, which is a difficult curve to define.

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Economic Outlook
November 04, 2009 Posted by
I have always been a value investor. It always made sense to me that prices can be off-market for short periods of time, but tend to revert to the appropriate clearing level, acting as an equalizer between supply and demand. Basically, different views on value compete in the open marketplace until prices settle. We've all seen this mechanism in action time and time again.
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