grondeau's picture

Economic Shift to the East

As the recovery - or lack thereof - continues, it is becoming more clear that there is an important shift in economic power away from Europe and America and toward the emerging Asian economies.

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I have two newby questions about Shorts:

1.  Can anyone point me to a fairly short (not really a pun, is it?) but extremely articulate explanation of how they work in general?

2.  If one has a short position on a stock that goes higher, is that person responsible for covering the full value of the stock or just the split?  (eg.  short at 20 goes to 25 does the investor owe 5 or 25?)

Thanks so much!

ashvinp's picture

The Keynesian Vacuum Univese

A very short post discussing the current Administration's Neo-Keynesian economic policies, which they appear to believe are unsusceptible to external influences or unintended consequences.

land2341's picture

Need an economist's name

I am looking for a fairly conservative economist whose last name starts with an S.

Salazar,  Soyez,  ah I hate not being able to remember.  I was told he was a viewpoint I should research and you guys are the only people smart enough to know who this is...

What's his name??  What did he write??

investorzzo's picture

why all macro economic roads are leading us to Gold

George Karahalios, the second speaker really impressed me with what he knows. Jim Puplava asks the right questions. A must listen interview. Jon

investorzzo's picture

The Age of Mammon

“Financiers – like bank robbers – do not create wealth. They merely distribute it. While the mob may idolize holdup men in good times, in the bad times it lynches them. What they will do to the new money men when their blood is up, we wait eagerly to find out.”  - Mobs, Messiahs and Markets

V's picture


I think this is relevant to a lot of threads so I thought it deserved its own space. 


docmims's picture

The second leg of the great depression was caused by european defaults

Interesting article from zero hedge that makes a very good point about our present crisis:

I know our trillion dollar bailout will kick the can a little, but not far enough.

investorzzo's picture

How has financialization changed the real economy?

Inequality has skyrocketed in the United States over the past 30 years. And as we can see above, 30 years of massive growth in the compensation of the financial sector has tracked deregulation. It is also worth noting that this is a time period in which most of the gains from increases in productivity have been captured by the top 1% of Americans: