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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.

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 [...]

Emerging from the Global Competitiveness Ranks

By Mark Mobius, Franklin Templeton Blog, The World Economic Forum (WEF) recently released its annual “Global Competitiveness Report,” which details [...]

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