Archives for April 2014

Will Putin Lose His Eastern European Energy Gamble?

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he doesn't think the European community can do without the natural gas it gets from energy monopoly Gazprom. With a Russian economy starting to decline, however, it may be Gazprom that's too strongly … [Read more...]

Investors: Do You Know How We Got Here…

And Where We are Going? Policy Makers- Blowing Bubbles Again Many hard-working Americans are scratching their collective heads about the following questions: Why have stocks performed in a manner that seems to be out of step with the relatively … [Read more...]

How’s the Wealth Effect Really Doing?

Outside the Box: Hoisington Investment Management Quarterly Review and Outlook, First Quarter 2014 By John Mauldin  In today’s Outside the Box, Lacy Hunt and Van Hoisington of Hoisington Investment have the temerity to point out that since the … [Read more...]

How is the Middle Class in the U.S. Doing? (Infographic)

Middle Class Household Income- Currently, in the United States we consider a family that has a household income of less than $100,000 to be "Middle Class". But how well are families really doing? According to the 2010 census, the median household … [Read more...]

Separatist Forces Growing in Europe

Throughout Europe people are yearning to downsize their governments and bring control back to the grass-roots level. The leader in this area (with the most possibility of success) is Scotland with a referendum in September on whether to secede from … [Read more...]

Golden Oldies

There is an old saying, "Those who do not study the past are condemned to repeat it" and another that goes along with it which says, "History may not repeat itself but it does rhyme." Recently I came across some articles that we published quite a … [Read more...]