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Food for Thought. Thoughtful debate and insightful observations/ commentary on actions/events in financial markets, investments, societies, and governments around the world that impact our lives. Also Oxstone Team’s Global Investment Commentary and Best Investment Ideas.

American Soccer and American Marketing

The current year of 2014 became characterized as the year of the entrance of soccer to the new level of [...]

On cloud nine trillion

  On cloud nine trillion Our Asia economics editor takes his leave, less worried than many of his peers about [...]

These are the most religious places in the world (and what they’re practicing)

By Simran Khosla, Global Post, This map shows the countries where more than half the population consider themselves practicing members [...]

The Buffett Valuation Indicator: Some Odds and Ends

By Doug Short, Advisor Perspectives, Market Cap to GDP is a relatively long-term valuation indicator that has become popular in [...]

The Dollar Under Siege

Bud Conrad, Chief Economist   After World War II, the dollar became the world’s preeminent currency. Convertible to gold at [...]

10 companies that changed our world

Many tech startups aim to ‘change the world.’ But disrupting, say, the taxi business is one thing — these pioneers [...]

NY BROKER SELLS $13MIL IN HOMES TO CHINESE BUYERS VIA WECHAT MOBILE APP

   BY MICHAEL COLE    The Baccarat Hotel & Residences under construction in New York Smart brokers know the value of [...]

Mid-Year Emerging Markets Update: ‘Recovery Phase’

By Mark Mobius, Franklin Templeton, As I’ve often said, investing in emerging markets requires patience, long-term perspective, and selective stock-picking. [...]

Why Moldova Urgently Matters

By Robert D. Kaplan, Stratfor, “NATO’s Article 5 offers little protection against Vladimir Putin’s Russia,” Iulian Fota, Romania’s presidential national [...]

5 QUESTIONS ON THE STATE OF MORTGAGE LENDING

  Anyone who’s tried to get a mortgage in recent years knows that it hasn’t been easy. But there are [...]

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