Monthly Archives: December 2011

And The Winner Is …..

2011 has been a year of uncertainty and turmoil in the global markets. In the latter part of the year we saw wild gyrations in the U. S. stock markets with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) having a record … Continue reading

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Newt Gingrich Gets A Christmas Sermon

Newt Gingrich is awakened, like Abou Ben Adhem, from a deep dream. It’s 5:00 am on Christmas Day – he peers around in the darkness. He senses it – there’s a supernatural kind of presence in the room. “Who’s there?” … Continue reading

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Going for Broke. Our Ponzi Economy.

How do bad deals, such as subprime lending, become good deals with some financial engineering? Let’s do a thought experiment, with 3 hypothetical deals. Deal #1: Here’s the deal: You invest $100 with me. I’ll pay you $110 at the … Continue reading

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The Higgs Boson – Have We Just Found the God Particle?

Satyendra Nath Bose (1894-1974) was a famous Indian Physicist and Mathematician known for his collaboration with Einstein in providing key insights into the foundational developments in Physics. These include the theory of Bose-Einstein condensates – the weird, degenerate properties of … Continue reading

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