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Short Squeeze, Liquidity, Margin Debt & Deflation

<b>Some things you CAN see coming, in life and certainly in finance.</b> Quite a few things, actually. Once you understand we’re on a long term downward …

How Much Can You Save by Bringing Your Own Lunch Food to Work?

When I first started working in an office full-time, my favorite part of the day was walking around Midtown Manhattan and marveling at the food …

New bear market threat forces the issue: How much can you stand to lose?

Game over?<p>The turmoil that has racked financial markets for the last two months has stoked fears that stocks' six-year-long bull run has ended — and with it, hopes for a continuing economic recovery.<p>For tens of millions of Americans who own stocks in retirement savings plans, the prospect of …

People weren't supposed to be saving this much money — and now it's a problem

So, let's start with the basic premise: Consumers are not economists.<p>This means that normal people who have a job and then decide what to do with their hard-earned money often make decisions that economists don't expect.<p>The latest example is when, how much, and why people save money. In short, too …

China's "Credit Mystery" Deepens, As Moody's Warns On Shadow Financing

Last month, we took a detailed look at what we said could be a multi-trillion yuan black swan. <br>In short, one of China’s many spinning plates is the …

Finance

Google now under Android antitrust investigation in the U.S. as well as Europe

Google must wonder whether it will ever be free from antitrust investigations. Following antitrust charges against its search business (cleared in the USA, upheld in Europe), the EU filed a second complaint that Google had abused its dominant position in the mobile field to favor its own Android …

Antitrust Laws

The party's over

The party's over.<p>In a note on Friday morning, Kit Juckes, a strategist at Societe Generale, wrote that the easy money has been made, and things are about to get a lot harder for investors.<p><b>"</b><b>Making healthy investment returns when QE-inspired asset inflation is all but played out, e</b> <b>merging markets are</b> …

Stock market or real estate? Here’s what we think is a better choice!

Making an investment can be a tricky affair. After all, how do we decide whether we should go for a long term investment or a short-term that will …

'Peace Officer' documentary looks at why police tactics seem to be getting more brutal

When police killed his son-in-law in 2008, William "Dub" Lawrence, a retired lawman with a meticulous streak, started his own investigation, tracking bullet trajectories and scouring the crime scene in an obsession aimed at exposing the increased militarization that has turned many police forces …

Law Enforcement

Parenting Behaviors People Need to Get Over, Like, Now

I guess it isn’t enough that we, as parents, are propagating the human race. You would think we would get a pat on the back and a “Thanks for not …

A Simple Men's Dress Shoes Guide & Inspiration

What you wear on your feet can make or break your look, blah blah blah. You’ve heard it all before and you probably don’t want to hear it again, so …

20 Best Jackets For Men (2015 Edition)

Jackets are different than, say, your denim. Where jeans are concerned, you could conceivably get away with having one favourite pair that you wear …

The Best Blazers For Men & How To Wear Them

No longer reserved for the English gent or regimented Navy sir, the humble blazer has played a star role in seasons past, since its debut nearly two …

How To Mix Casual & Formal Pieces The Right Way

<b>As men’s wear continues to look to the ‘street’ for style inspiration, the lines between casual and formal attire are blurring.</b><p>That’s <i>not</i> to say …

9 Things That Will Never Go Out Of Style

<b>Trends come and go and, because of their very nature, often repeat years later.</b><p>But the true men’s wear classics have stood the test of time – decades …

Men's Fashion