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How to Profit From China's "Hot Money" Strategy

By Keith Fitz-Gerald Investment Director Money Morning/The Money Map Report China made headlines around the world this week when it revealed that its foreign reserves had eclipsed the $2 trillion market for the first time, rising by a record $178 billion in the second quarter – thanks to a flood of “hot money” that flowed […]

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With Inflation on the Horizon, Gold Prices are Ready to Rally

By Jason Simpkins Managing Editor Money Morning With the global economy on the mend, could gold be gearing up for another record-setting run? It sure looks that way. After peaking north of the $1,000 per ounce price level last year, gold hit a stumbling block when deflationary fears in the world's largest economy sucked the […]

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Here's Why It's Time to Ban Credit Default Swaps

By Martin Hutchinson Contributing Editor Money Morning Ask U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-CA, about credit default swaps and she’ll offer this warning: Ban them now or expect a reprise of the ongoing global financial crisis – which the derivative securities helped create. When it comes to elected officials, Congresswoman Waters is not one I would […]

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How to Keep Your Job in a Jobless Recovery

[Editor's Note: The latest in an occasional series that looks at unique career strategies for navigating the jobless recovery.] These days, we're all facing unemployment, whether or not we're working. That's because as unemployment rises, as layoffs continue and as prospects for a "jobless recovery" escalate, losing a job is top-of-the mind, if not all-consuming […]

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Why Minimum Wage Represents Maximum Stupidity

[Editor's Note: The federal minimum wage increases to $7.25 an hour on July 24.] By Peter D. SchiffGuest ColumnistMoney Morning In a free market, demand is always a function of price: The higher the price, the lower the demand. What may surprise most politicians is that these rules apply equally to both prices and wages. […]

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The "Secret" Investing Strategy That's Your Best Bet For Commodity Profits

By Peter Krauth Contributing Editor, Money Morning Editor, Global Resource Alert There's never been a better time to invest in commodities. That's a very simple statement, but it's backed by three powerful points: Commodities tend to do well when more-popular investments (with retail investors) are doing poorly, and when economic conditions are less than ideal. […]

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U.S. Housing Market to Remain Shackled by Unemployment, Foreclosures and Tight Lending For the Rest of This Year

[Editor's Note: This housing market forecast is the latest installment of a new Money Morning series that will analyze the outlook for key portions of the U.S. and global economies during the last half of this year. Upcoming installments will detail the outlook for the retail sector, for banking, and for China, to name a […]

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By Opening its Doors to China for the First Time in 60 Years, Taiwan Paves a New Path for Investor Profits

By Keith Fitz-GeraldInvestment DirectorMoney Morning/The Money Map Report Just last week – for the first time in 60 years – Taiwan opened its doors to investments from Mainland China. The impact was almost immediate. On Friday, Guangzhou-based China Southern Airlines Ltd. (NYSE ADR: ZNH) submitted the first bid under the new regulations and became the […]

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Another Dismal Earnings Season for U.S. Companies?

By William Patalon IIIExecutive Editor Money Morning/The Money Map Report Investors and analysts return from the long holiday weekend only to face a rather light week on the economic calendar – except for the earliest stages of what’s expected to be yet another dismal earnings season for U.S. companies. Aluminum giant Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) […]

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