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Greek banks get additional €10bn to counter ECB pressure

Greek bank

Banks in Greece have been given the go ahead to access an additional €10 billion in emergency funding from the Bank of Greece, according to a government official. This is a push-back from Athens demonstrating its intent to roll back austerity measures. “Greece does not aim to blackmail anyone but …

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For-Profit Closures Leaving Students Stuck with Loans

non profit school closing

A group of senators is urging the federal government to forgive massive amounts of student loan debt from students in New Jersey who were saddled with only their debt when Star Career Academy, a for-profit career school closed suddenly. The academy operated several campuses across New Jersey as well as …

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Baltic Dry Index hits lowest levels…ever!

Baltic Dry Index

A measure of international trade often seen as a bellwether for the global economy has crashed to its lowest level ever, fuelling fears we could be heading for another 2008-style crash. Back in November, the Baltic Dry Index dropped below 500 for the first time in recorded history, and it …

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European banks on the brink of collapse

Europe banking crisis Deutsche Bank

Top financial institutions in Europe have hardly been more vulnerable to an economic tremor, a situation worsened by the collapse of the German credit market as Berlin suddenly stopped issuing new debt. Europe’s top financial institutions are teetering on the edge of collapse as access to high quality debt products have created a liquidity …

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Bernie Sanders sells out to Wall Street candidate Hillary Clinton

Bernie Sanders endorses Hillary Clinton

On Tuesday, Senator Bernie Sanders gave up his presidential campaign and endorsed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. “She must become our next president,” Sanders declared – a direct contradiction with what he has spent the past six months saying. “There is no doubt in my mind that, as we …

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Is Australia’s economy set to crash?

Australian consumers are more worried about the medium term outlook than at the peak of the financial crisis, and rightfully so. As The Telegraph reports, by the end of the first quarter this year, Australia’s net foreign debt had climbed to a record $955bn, equal to an already unsustainable 60pc of gross …

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10 Questions with Robert Kiyosaki

Robert Kiyosaki

For this blog, my team gave me 10 questions that they’ve seen asked by people in our community. Let’s just dive in: 1. Why is it important to find a financial mentor? If you want success, you need mentors who have experienced success. In flight school, my first instructors taught …

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Aristotle and the definition of money

Aristotle

There are countless tips on how to make money. This article is not about that. Rather, we examine the definition of money, what makes good money, and how some bad monies stay bad while others have become acceptable through new ideas and technology. In the end we will talk about …

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The US will be on a gold standard in 12 to 24 months – Schiff

Gold Standard America Peter Schiff

Today Peter Schiff stunned King World News when he said the US will be back on a gold standard “… in a year or two.” Schiff also said, “I would have expected a (financial) collapse to have already happened.”  Schiff went on to warn, “… at this point I’m going to …

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Failing news outlet Vice Media receives cash boost from George Soros

Vice Media news George Soros

Vice Media, looking to revitalize its flagging business, has gotten a $250 million cash infusion from an investment consortium that includes billionaire George Soros. The company’s new debt financing was led by 23 Capital, a financing firm focused exclusively on sports, music and entertainment sectors, with participation by Soros Fund Management, …

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South African Households Struggle to Make Ends Meets

The rising pressure caused by increasing prices and an ailing economy are leading many South African households to struggle financially. According to a recent survey of South African households, the rising pressure caused by increasing prices and an ailing economy are leading many to struggle financially. The result is that …

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Italian government to bail out two more banks for 5.2bn euros

Italy government bail out banks

Italy’s government is bailing out two banks in the Venice region at a cost of 5.2bn euros (£4.6bn; $5.8bn). The move comes two days after the European Central Bank warned that Banca Popolare di Vicenza and Veneto Banca were failing or likely to fail. The banks’ “good” assets will be …

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The 2017 ASX Australian investor study top 10 findings

Top 10 2017 ASX Australian investor study

The 2017 ASX Australian investor study results were recently released, here are the top 10 findings from the report: 1 – 60% of Australian adults or 11.2 million people hold investments outside of their institutional superannuation fund. 2 – 37% of Australian adults or 6.9 million people hold investments that are available …

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Mining company to pay dividends in physical gold

dividends gold Resolute mining

By Filip Karinja In a world first, shareholders of ASX listed Resolute Mining (ASX:RSG) can receive dividend payments in the form of gold bullion. The gold miner announced it would resume dividend payments for the 2016 financial year at $0.017 per share under the new gold sales-linked dividend policy. The dividend payments …

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Why ‘Rich Dad’ author predicts a market collapse is coming

Market collapse Robert Kiyosaki

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Famed entrepreneur and author of the ‘Rich Dad’ business book series, Robert Kiyosaki, says his predictions for a market collapse in 2016 are on schedule to become a reality. He was nearly correct in the first week of the year, when markets suffered some …

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Lord Rothschild: big problems ahead in 2016

Lord Rothschild

As central bank policy-makers’ forecasts have become more pessimistic (i.e. more realistic), Lord Rothschild is unsurprised at the current malaise: “not surprisingly, market conditions have deteriorated further…So much so that the wind is certainly not behind us; indeed we may well be in the eye of a storm.” On this basis, …

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