Greek Debt Swap Feared Short of Goal
Banks and insurers, who were supposed to declare Friday whether they would join the bond exchange that was a condition of a second bailout for Greece, were slow to declare themselves, and a shortfall was feared at midday.
Mobius Picks Best Emerging Markets, as G7 Growth Slows
The OECD issued a negative outlook for the major industrialized economies, but noted that emerging economies remained strong. While Mark Mobius, emerging markets guru, told investors where specifically they could grab on to that growth.
Japan Struggles to Restrain Yen, Considers Extra Budgets
Japan continued to warn investors that it would maintain tight control on the yen’s value, adding that another joint intervention by Tokyo together with other G7 nations would not be out of the question if it became necessary.
Japan Still Devastated but Outlook Hopeful
As Japan continued to battle an ongoing nuclear crisis in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami, its currency continued to fall on the world market thanks to a G7intervention on Friday, the first since 2000, that kept speculators at bay.
Yen Falls on G7 Intervention; Japan to Continue Loose Stance
As G7 leaders set in motion a coordinated intervention designed to halt the rise of the yen, Japan continued its own ultra-loose monetary policy, flooding banks with cash to keep interest rates low.
Global Gold Standard Suggested as Gold Hits New Highs
The president of the World Bank, Robert Zoellick, suggested in a piece in the Financial Times on Sunday that major economies should consider a return of sorts to the gold standard.
The Retirement Blog: A Scary Sense of Place
A simple phrase worth repeating: "It isn't the free market that succeeds or fails; it's individuals acting within the free markets that succeed or fail."
Experts Debate: Boom or Doom?
U.S. Global Investors, the San Antonio-based fund shop that boasts a chart-topping performance with its gold/precious-metals fund and its global-resources fund (among others), recently hosted...
Forces of Nature
Can a global resources fund be right for some of your clients? While the mere mention of digging for oil, copper, coal, or gold makes...