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Chinese Yuan has Hardly Budged
08/31/2010 – 11:55 pm PDT | Comments Off

The frequency of my reports on the Chinese Yuan is admittedly much higher than it used to be. Why? Call it disbelief. More than two months have passed since China revalued its currency, and after …

GM Announces CNG Van Pricing
08/31/2010 – 11:45 pm PDT | Comments Off

The fully integrated and dedicated Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) option, available this fall for Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans, will be cost $15,910, General Motors announced Tuesday.
That means that the total cost of …

Top Selling Hedge Fund Books
08/31/2010 – 11:36 pm PDT | Comments Off

You don’t hear much about hedge funds these days, other than some going out of business and a few reporting a drop in returns. If you still have the money, and still want to take …

Top British Companies That Trade On the New York Stock Exchange
08/31/2010 – 11:00 pm PDT | Comments Off

Number 11 Wall Street is home to the world’s largest stock exchange. The New York Stock Exchange (NYX) dominates all other foreign markets as it sees an average daily trading volume in excess of …

Clarification on CFTC Final Retail Forex Regulations Forthcoming
08/31/2010 – 9:36 pm PDT | Comments Off

Bart Mallon, Esq.
NFA to Issue Guidance on Regulations
Now that the CFTC has finalized the retail Forex regulations the Forex community will now set forth to figure out exactly what will be happening next.  Today I …

Oregon Tax Revenue from Measure 66 is 50% Short of Predictions; Oregon Grants Unions 4.75% Pay Hike
08/31/2010 – 9:18 pm PDT | Comments Off

From the dysfunctional state of Oregon comes news that Measure 66 fell about 50% short of its revenue predictions. Balance that with 4.75% pay hikes and it adds up with a continuing refusal by Oregon …

Cautiousness Ahead of Heavyweight Releases
08/31/2010 – 8:35 pm PDT | Comments Off

The Dow ended in a relatively sideways day up marginally by 5 points amidst mixed economic data released today.
FundamentalsInvestors are bombarded by pretty mixed economic data today. On the one hand, the retail numbers and …

Concerns for Iran’s Nuclear Program Continue to Mount
08/31/2010 – 7:32 pm PDT | Comments Off

By Dave Brown – Exclusive to
On Monday, Iran said it would produce the enriched uranium needed for a medical reactor in Tehran within twelve months, following closely on the heels of the announcement from …

The Future of Stock Market Investing?
08/31/2010 – 6:54 pm PDT | Comments Off

Valuation-Informed Indexing Is the Future of Investing
By Rob Bennett

You have recently been sent to Earth from your home planet of Mars and know nothing of what people here have for years been saying about stock …

President Obama’s Address on the End of the Combat Mission in Iraq
08/31/2010 – 6:36 pm PDT | Comments Off

Having returned hours earlier from a conversation with troops in Fort Bliss, Texas – troops who had seen every phase of what has become one of America’s longest wars – the President spoke to the …