Three Ways to Protect Your Financial Privacy (Tiffany B.)
Hastert, however, has been charged with “structuring” — banking in such a way as to avoid federal “suspicious activity” reporting rules. Some people think the Justice Department is using these charges as a pretext to punish him for the allegations from his past precisely because it can’t win a court case against them.
The same thing could easily happen to you in your pursuit for financial privacy… unless you take my advice.
‘Goldbug’ Analysts Capitulation (Jonathan D.)
We can see in the next three following charts that a bear market is defined by constant higher highs and lower lows. When this process ends, the bear market has stopped and a new trend can take place, as is the case actually with the gold price in terms of euros. With this currency, we’ve had to wait until 2005 for the gold bull market to be validated. Since then, the gold bull market has been validated in all currencies.
Even with the severe underperformance since 2013, gold is up approximately 9% per annum since it started to trade freely in 1971. As seen on the next chart, depending on the currency in which it trades, average yearly returns are excellent for investors with a long term horizon. In other words, gold does what it always has done throughout history: preserve value and purchasing power.
The June 3 ruling, which applies only in California, came to light on Tuesday after Uber appealed it in a filing in state court in San Francisco, where both the company and the driver in the case are based.
Classifying Uber drivers as employees could mean considerably higher costs for the company, including Social Security, workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance.
A New Era For Utilities (Tom K.)
How many home and business owners will become net suppliers to the grid over the next ten or fifteen years? Who will own and manage the assets? The answer to these questions is the measure of the risk to generating and transmission utilities and central power plant owners.
While the Internet makes it easier to do research and make a trade, that doesn’t mean it is easier to make a good trade, or better still, a smart long-term investment. I think it’s challenging today. It’s easy to trade, but much more difficult to create real wealth. A P/E multiple used to have real meaning. Today, the pace of the market is so fast, there are so many flash traders, so many games being played and so many nickels being minted, that it is difficult to figure out what is real. There are debt and equity bubbles out there that have been being created for the past two decades. They can be difficult to take advantage of because investors have to go against the prevailing thinking.
Toxic algae bloom off West Coast might be largest ever (westcoastjan)
Unlike the more common PSP syndrome, which is resposible for shellfish closures off the coast of B.C. in the summer months, ASP also affects fish, which can then poison humans and other mammals that eat the affected fish.
The acid has been responsible for several deaths and has sickened more than 100 people, according to the Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife.
The Blight Of The Honeybee (jdargis)
There was also a practical issue — a major one. Literally, you couldn’t eat without bees; certainly you couldn’t listen to any coverage of colony collapse without being told that honeybees were responsible, through pollination, for one out of every three mouthfuls of food you ate. One out of three.
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