Germany to Ban Naked Short Selling – Is That Bullish, or Bearish?

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The big financial news today is that Germany is taking steps to ban naked short selling. This was the “reason” stocks and the Euro were down today – at least according to the financial media. Which got me thinking – governments usually enact these types of bans in times of desperation.  At least that was […]

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Perhaps the most visible social mood trend today is the extreme backlash against Wall Street by “Main Street”.  If you want to rally someone on your side at a cocktail party – provided you are anywhere but New York City – a sharp comment denouncing Goldman Sachs will probably win you a sympathetic friend! We […]

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We’ve been discussing market and societal cycles in great detail this year, as we try to uncover clues as to how this current mess is going to continue to unfold. History may not always repeat, but to quote Mark Twain, it certainly rhymes. Nothing like a little history reading to shed some light…earlier this year […]

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Take a minute to think about your view of human history, and our continued progression as a species. Do you believe human history is linear…always getting better…onward and upwards to a better existence? Is it chaotic…stuff happens, people react, then more stuff happens…but there’s no pattern to it? Or…is human history cyclical…with those who neglect […]

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Hi, I’m Brett Owens – and I’m a financial junkie. My “problem” started incollege, when I got a little dose of the stock market – man, was I hooked…in no time, I was reading the Wall Street Journal religously.

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