Video: Nassim Taleb on Newshour with Jim Lehrer

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PBS video highlighting the outlook of Nassim Taleb, who famously predicted the “black swan” event that we are now experiencing. I would highly recommend checking out Taleb’s book Fooled by Randomness – it’s a very insightful, interesting read about the weakness of financial “certainties” – and was written before the financial world melted down. Warning: […]

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From Bloomberg: Legendary investor Jim Rogers says bonds will be a “terrible” investment as economic problems may persist until 2010. “Stocks in the West are still expensive on any historic valuation method,” while “bonds are going to be a terrible place to be for the next 10, 20 years,” Rogers, chairman of Singapore-based Rogers Holdings, […]

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Top posts from the past week: Marc Faber on Bloomberg – November 11, 2008 Cotton Futures Continue Their March Towards Zero Chinese Bailout May Send US Interest Rates Higher A review of my futures trades from the previous week: Covered my short of 10-Year Treasuries – Unfortunately I got stopped out of this position. I […]

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Over the weekend, China announced a $586 billion “stimulus plan” for its slowing economy. China is in a precarious position as the world economy grinds to a halt. Out of it’s 1.3 billion people, most have not participated in the economic boom the greater country has experienced. Let me know if this sounds familiar – […]

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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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