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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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FX Outlook
November 03, 2009 Posted by

As in other major economies, production in Japan is on a recovery course driven by inventory adjustments. However, Japan's production recovery is not showing its usual high sensitivity to the global economy in this cycle. It is lagging major Asian

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Observation Deck
November 02, 2009 Posted by

Historically, gold has been a precious commodity used for trade, jewelry, medicine and decoration. In more recent times, it has been used as a hedge against inflation. There are many investors who currently believe our country is heading into an inflationary environment, pushing up the price of gold. But we do not see any data to support the position that inflation will spiral out of control
anytime in the near future.

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Economic Outlook
October 27, 2009 Posted by
With Halloween just around the corner, it is an excellent time to reflect on the horror the economy has faced, realizing good times will return though they may have a new definition.
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Economic Outlook
October 20, 2009 Posted by
For the 26th and 27th time last week something thrilling happened.
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