There will be a defining geopolitical event next month when India, Pakistan, Iran and Mongolia become full members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). This will increase the population of SCO members to an estimated 3.05 billion. We should care about this because it is the intention of the SCO to do away with the US dollar for trade settlement.[Read more...]
Have you ever seen the Ben Stiller and Cameron Diaz movie There’s Something About Mary?
In one scene, Ben Stiller’s character, Ted, picks up a hitchhiker who considers himself an entrepreneur:
Hitchhiker: You heard of this thing, the 8-Minute Abs?
Ted: Yeah, sure, 8-Minute Abs. Yeah, the exercise video.[Read more...]
Before I reveal this secret completely, let’s play a little game…
Imagine one place you’ve been dying to visit. And imagine yourself doing one thing you’d love to do there.
For example, have you ever dreamed of letting yourself get lost in the winding streets of Italy?[Read more...]
While your favorite Wall Street tycoon is relaxing poolside in the Hamptons during the final week of summer, the S&P 500 has finally broken through. Well, barely…
The illusive close above 2,000 finally materialized. After two intraday breaks above the round number, the S&P finds itself right at 2,000 and up more than 8% year-to-date.[Read more...]