Monthly Archives: March 2013

Statfor: The Strategic Importance of the Yangtze River

“The Yellow River is China’s Hudson or Delaware.  The Yangtze, by contrast, is China’s Mississippi.” As a preview of next week’s series on the Yangtze River, Stratfor East Asia analyst John Minnich discusses the crucial role the river plays in … Continue reading

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Smartphones and Streaming Music

Is Apple prepping a streaming music service? Nobody outside Cupertino knows. Here’s strong evidence why it should. – Fortune Interesting Fortune piece on smartphones and streaming music speculating on Apple’s entrance into the space. FORTUNE — There’s no doubt that … Continue reading

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Easter Traditions – History Channel

Interesting history lesson! Where did the Easter egg come from?   For centuries the Christian church banned eggs during Lent and it became a special treat to eat them again on Easter. (click here if video is not observable)

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Overbought and Oversold Markets – March 29

The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is a momentum oscillator that measures the speed and change of price moves. The RSI moves between zero and 100 and is considered overbought with a reading above 70 and oversold when below 30.  Note … Continue reading

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Global Trend Indicators

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Week in Review

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Headache for head of state as Italian politics fails..again

Here is something we really need to monitor and keep on our radar.  The potential for an outsized political or geopolitical shock is growing and not just in Italy. (click here if video is not observable)

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Employment in 10 largest counties in the U.S.

Employment in the nation’s 10 largest counties ranged from almost 1.0 million in Miami-Dade, Florida, to almost 4.0 million in Los Angeles, California, in September 2012. All of the 10 largest counties had percentage increases in employment from September 2011 … Continue reading

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Statfor: George Friedman on Cyprus and the EU

The good overview of the bigger picture issues with respect to Cyprus. Stratfor Founder and Chairman George Friedman discusses how the financial situation in Europe is deteriorating and the uncertain future ahead. For more analysis, visit: (click here if … Continue reading

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U.S. Equity Sector ETF Weekly Performance – March 29

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