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If You Follow Investing Veteran Cliff Asness, Consider Dumping [GE] and [FB] Stocks

Cliff Asness, at age 52, is worth around $3.6 million dollars and is the founder of AQR Capital Management. Asness’ founding partners — David Kabiller and John Liew are also worth at least $1 billion each. The trio built the firm up following the 2007/2008 financial crisis. AQR moved away from following the structure of […]

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The Dogs in the Street Know

There are some very obvious facts in British politics which nobody seems to be saying. Joanna Cherry stated in her successful court case that “the dogs in the street know” that the real reason that Boris Johnson had prorogued parliament was to prevent parliament from having an effective say on the outcome of Brexit. The […]

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Onslaught of French Diplomacy

Macron has “jumped into the fight.” The French leader described a meaningful vision of the future world order. He is ahead of the other European countries in promoting a dialogue with Russia. Finally, Paris has displayed a resourceful approach, and the will to resolve the problems around Iran’s nuclear deal. Macron can achieve tactical, albeit […]

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British Pound Likely to Head Lower, Strategist Borish Says

Jul.29 — On this edition of “Charting Futures,” Quad Group Chief Strategist Peter Borish examines the plunge in the British pound with Bloomberg’s Abigail Doolittle on “Bloomberg Markets: The Close.”

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Nations Unhappily Held Together

Media commentary on today’s appeals before the Supreme Court misses entirely the main point – that the highest courts of England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland may each have been legally correct in their differing judgements, because each was judging according to a different legal system. I shall here leave Northern Ireland aside through […]

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This law allows hospitals to kidnap you for profit

An 89 year old man named Robert Allen was feeling depressed after Christmas. He went to the emergency room, and told the doctor that he had thoughts of hurting himself. Using his powers under the Baker Act, the doctor sent Robert to a mental health facility called North Tampa Behavioral. Florida’s Baker Act allows doctors, […]

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