May 2016

May 26, 2016

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Executive Summary 1.  Ordinary people aren’t very ordinary.  Professor Deirdre McCloskey’s recent piece in The Wall Street Journal got us thinking about the roots of western prosperity — and suggested that current nervousness about populist movements around the globe may...
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May 26th, 2016

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May 19, 2016

Executive Summary 1.  Market summary.  The movement of the U.S. dollar will be the key determinant of the direction of U.S. stocks, gold, and oil — and a great deal about the direction of the U.S. currency and market depends...
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May 16, 2016

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May 13, 2016

Executive Summary 1. Critically important to your investments:  popular revolts against corruption around the world.  This trend will last for decades, and upset many of the patterns we think we know.  Corruption and cronyism have existed throughout human history, and...
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May 5, 2016

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Biotech:  Still An Innovation Engine   Biotech had a tough second half of 2015, and a tough beginning to 2016; between July’s high last year, and the February 2016 low, the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index (NBI) registered a nearly 40 percent...
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