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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.

3 Tips for Opening a Foreign Brokerage Account – and Why You Need One

By Jeff Opdyke, International Living, The old notion that “when America sneezes the rest of the world catches a cold” [...]

Malaysia Airlines: Actions for the Future

Recently, one of the leading airlines of Asia and a reputable provider of intercontinental air traveling, Malaysia Airlines suffered two [...]

3 ways America should be more like Canada

    By Rick Newman .View photo Source: Thinkstock Its middle class is thriving, its people are universally liked and its [...]

You Need to Know This About “Buying” a Second Passport

By Bob Bauman JD, International Living, Big-spending, deep-in-debt governments everywhere are looking for money. So national tax collectors have dusted [...]

Borderlands: Hungary Maneuvers

Geopolitical Weekly By George Friedman I am writing this from Budapest, the city in which I was born. I went to [...]

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 [...]

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