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Ray Dalio Sees Parallels to 1930s in Today’s Markets

Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater, the world’s largest hedge fund, believes current economic conditions are similar enough to those in the 1930’s to warrant significant portfolio reallocations, including holding at least five to ten percent in gold. — Read on finance.yahoo.com/news/ray-dalio-sees-parallels-1930s-170410932.html

Emerging Markets’ Oil Shock is Here

Brent crude recently hit $85 a barrel on its way higher, possibly towards $100, a level some analysts expect by the end of the year. Although it is still a long way from the 2008 record of $147.50, prices in emerging market currencies, which have strongly devalued against the US dollar, are already exceeding the […]

What Happened to America’s Middle-class?

Alissa Quart, author of the new book, Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America, suggests that America’s middle class is being wiped out by a cost of living that far outpaces salary increases.   A couple earning nearly $140,000 can’t make ends meet without taking after hours jobs? Tiny starter houses cost $680,000 and up? Highly educated […]