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Are securities over-inflated largely because of central government policies?

''Bill Gross, co-head of the world's largest bond manager, repeated his call that interest rates would remain low for at least two more years. 'Our primary thrust has been to more...

Will massive stimulus by a few governments cause competitive currency devaluation?

''Massive injections of stimulus into financial markets by the world's largest central banks are creating a domino effect around the globe, prompting governments from Brazil to Turkey to take steps more...

Is there any doubt we will continue on a path of stimulus, resulting in higher commodity prices?

''Federal Reserve officials, impatient with the economy's sluggish growth and high unemployment, are moving closer to taking new steps to spur activity and hiring. Federal Reserve officials, impatient with the more...

What is the Big Picture with stock market prices?

'A Critical Concept -- I want my subscribers to be acutely aware of the very BIG picture.  The big picture can be understood if you fully understand the yield more...

Is the stock market in decline?

''I thought Bernanke did well but was confused by the information given to him by his own Fed members.  The future, out to 2015, was reported to be dull more...

Do European election results signal increased fiat currency risk?

'The euro weakened to a more than three-month low after Francois Hollande was elected president of France and as Greek voters flocked to anti-bailout parties, stoking concern austerity efforts in more...

Will gold be perceived as the only AAA currency left standing?

''Fitch Ratings on Wednesday warned again that the United States' rising debt burden was not consistent with maintaining the country's top AAA credit rating, but said there would likely be more...

Can a Euro-zone crisis be averted?

''Gold Slides, Silver Rises; Is Europe's Turnaround Really Sustainable? With hopes rising that European leaders will work out an agreement to forge a new era of austerity, investors are dipping more...

Is there widespread sovereign currency risk associated with the debt crisis?

''S&P downgrades Belgium's debt Belgium became the latest country to see its debt downgraded as a result of the eurozone crisis, in a further sign that debt market turmoil is more...

Will volatility in stocks and bonds subside or escalate?

''The congressional supercommittee isn't expected to agree to meaningful deficit reduction by this week's deadline.  Prepare for an added element of volatility in stocks and bonds. Brace your portfolio: more...

A Year for Accumulation