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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.

This Flowchart Could Help You Decide Whether To Buy Or Rent A Home

  By Libby Kane and Skye Gould Should you buy or rent a home? The flowchart below may be able to [...]

Bitcoin catches on in tech-savvy Romania

  By Luiza Ilie BUCHAREST (Reuters) – In a well-lit office with red window frames in downtown Bucharest, Romania’s first [...]

Why Experts Reject Creativity

By Derek Thompson, The Atlantic, People think they like creativity. But teachers, scientists, and executives are biased against new ways [...]

This Story Is Like an Uber for Articles

Dan Tynan Tech Columnist (Uber) By now you’ve probably heard of Uber, the alternative to traditional taxis that lets you beckon a [...]

Oil Prices Continue to Define Geopolitics

From Stratfor, Geopolitical diary, Editor’s Note: Oil prices dropped steeply Oct. 14, with crude oil futures falling 4.6 percent to [...]

Bitbond gets funding for its P2P bitcoin “crowdlending” platform

photo: Guardian/Guy Grandjean, James Ball SUMMARY:The German peer-to-peer loans outfit is going for the emerging markets, starting with those in [...]

2014 EMERGING AND FRONTIER MARKETS – Assessing risk and opportunity

Cushman & Wakefield has evaluated the risks of acquiring office space in the most sought after emerging and frontier  markets. [...]

These maps reveal how long you probably have to live

By Simran Khosla, Global Post, This series of maps shows how long you’ll probably live, depending on where you live. [...]

Market Valuation, Inflation and Treasury Yields: Clues from the Past

By Doug Short, Advisor Perspectives, My monthly market valuation updates have long had the same conclusion: US stock indexes are [...]

Investment-grade wine market versus other asset classes – which is better

People have invested in fine wines for more than 150 years, but wine grew into a more standardized investment class [...]

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