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How'd they do that?

May 11, 2011
Have you noticed the amazing track record of the trading desks at the major banks?...
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To TIP or not to TIP

May 9, 2011
The Marketwatch headline grabbed my attention: Holding TIPS will make you poorer. It's by columnist Brett Arends....
Posted In: Investing, numbers

Could there be another Flash Crash?

May 6, 2011
Wall Street did normalize after the Dow dropped a harrowing 600 points in just a few minutes last year, but some investors say not enough is being done to prevent another Flash Crash.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Reflections on twin daughters and the flash crash

May 6, 2011
Ross Levin is a certified financial planner and president Accredited Investors Inc., a fee-only wealth management firm. One of the nation's top...
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Abu Dhabi, Singapore commit to Glencore IPO

May 4, 2011
The world's largest commodities trader predicts it will raise more than $50 billion with the help of big government investors when it goes public later this month.
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Has a silver bubble gone bust?

May 4, 2011
U.S. silver futures plunged yesterday triggering losses across other commodity markets such as crude oil and gold.
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China's largest social network to launch IPO in U.S.

May 3, 2011
Renren, China's largest social network, is going public today in the U.S. The company has been called "the Facebook of China" but there's stiff competition from a slew of other social networks in the country.
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Bin Laden's death may provide opening for new U.S., Pakistan relationship

May 2, 2011
Following the death of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, Dr. Farzana Shaikh -- author of "Making Sense of Pakistan" -- believes that the delicate financial relationship between the United States and Pakistan will change.
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Investors pull out of safe investment on news of bin Laden's death

May 2, 2011
The dollar is up, and gold, oil and other commodities are down on the news of Osama bin Laden's death. Adolfo Laurenti, deputy chief economist with Mesirow Financial in Chicago, explains.
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Money market mutual funds

Apr 29, 2011
Question: What impact will the end of QE2 and or the bumping against the "debt limit" have on money market funds? Art, Webster, WI...
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