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Anticipating risks in 2011…but can we?

”Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing” says Warren Buffett. As true as that seems, there is a very powerful second dimension to it: If you don’t anticipate what’s coming, you can do as well as you want and … Continue reading

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What’s up in 2011?

What a year 2010 has been! The sheer dramatics all over the financial world were breathtaking at times, and surely it was a remarkable year announcing a remarkable decade. But where do we go from here? Let’s recap the most … Continue reading

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Today’s the day for Spain!

After clearly failing to raise enough capital in today’s bond auction, Spain is unable to refinance its debt, needs a bailout from the EU-fund, triggering further state bankrupcies in Portugal, Belgium and Italy –

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Company Bonds to overtake Government Bonds?

For decades, government bonds have been regarded as relatively risk-free, at least when they are issued by solid western countries. Amidst the current financial turmoil involving the US economy and the Euro-crisis, are we to witness a dramatical change in … Continue reading

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Invest into financial stocks now…

…says investor legend Warren Buffett and reorganizes Berkshire Hathaway’s portfolio.

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Watch out for those…!

The burst of the US real estate bubble and the resulting bust of subprime credit was the main reason for the heaviest economical crisis since the Great Depression. Everybody vows that it shouldn’t and must not happen again, but let … Continue reading

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US elections: Small or Big Business?

The Republican’s landslide win yesterday might have huge effects on President Obama’s economic policy. Lobbyists were quick to submit wish lists to the Republican majority, the main objectives on their agenda being tax cuts, loosening environmental protection laws, and revoking … Continue reading

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