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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.

Are we turning Japanese?

After the Great Crisis and Recession of 2008 there were a lot of economic and market commentators arguing that the [...]

Liv-ex 100 – does it reflect the market?

Liv-ex comes from London International Vintners Exchange, and it was established in 1999. The exchange offers a secure marketplace for [...]

How Much Do Online Reviews Really Help Your Business?

Online branding is becoming an increasingly popular aspect of business marketing. Generating online reviews from satisfied customers will help drive [...]

Apple Tops List of World’s Most Valuable Brands

By Douglas A. McIntyre February 18, 2014 6:18 am EDT Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) sat atop a new list of the [...]

Real-Estate Crowdfunding Finds Its Footing

By Andrew Blackman, WSJ, Sites Offer Small Shares in Commercial Properties Before last year, Ed Medley had never invested in [...]

Chinese Real Estate Investors Grab 80% of Portugal Visas

A program in Portugal that combines the appeal of cheap real estate and easy visas seems to have found a [...]

Dare to be Great II

By Howard Marks, Oaktree Capital, Memo to:           Oaktree Clients From:                   Howard Marks Re:                       Dare to Be Great II In September [...]

The Ride-Sharing, Handbag-Borrowing Productivity Revival

By Aki Ito and Jeff Kearns Rayshauna Gray makes frequent trips around New England from her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. [...]

Religion in America’s states and counties, in 6 maps

BY NIRAJ CHOKSHI It goes without saying that religion is big in America. It played a starring role in the founding [...]

Map: Income Taxes in Your County

How much does the average tax filer in your county pay in income taxes, and how does your county stack [...]

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