Food for Thought

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.

Easy access to community college is boon to immigrants starting out in U.S.

Tauqeer Hassan should have been Tauqeer Hassan should have been starting college in Pakistan this fall, but his life was [...]

Culture Clash: How ISIS Could Send Europe Over the Edge

By Riyadh Mohammed  The dramatic and tragic images of refugees pouring into Europe from the Middle East represent more than [...]

The Big Four Economic Indicators: October Real Retail Sales

By Doug Short, Advisor Perspectives, Official recession calls are the responsibility of the NBER Business Cycle Dating Committee, which is [...]

Gundlach – The Scariest Indicator in the World

by Robert Huebscher, Advisor Perspectives, Those Federal Reserve governors who intend to vote for an increase in rates at their [...]

China Plans 2020 Deadline for Dismantling Its Capital Controls

By Keith Zhai, Bloomberg, China’s leaders are poised to announce a 2020 deadline to dismantle currency controls that have kept the [...]

Are Emerging-Markets Stocks Too Cheap to Ignore?

By Ben Johnson, Morningstar, Emerging-markets stocks have gone from the penthouse to the outhouse. Over the 10-year period ended Oct. [...]

Is Russia Plotting To Bring Down OPEC?

  By Dalan McEndree  President Putin’s recent moves in the Middle East—to shore up Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria through [...]

Everyone you know will be able to rate you on ‘Yelp for people’ – whether you want them to or not

You can already rate restaurants, hotels, movies, college classes, government agencies and bowel movements online. So the most surprising thing [...]

Study projects Asians will become largest US immigrant group

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major shift in immigration patterns over the next 50 years, Asians will have surged past [...]

Tough Decade Ahead for Stocks, Says John Bogle

By Christine Benz, Morningstar, Morningstar director of personal finance Christine Benz recently sat down with John Bogle at the annual [...]

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