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Hertz, one of the biggest car rental companies, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on May 22, 2020. This came in after the company had reported losses for 3 consecutive years. 579 more words

Advanced Money Hacks XVI: Derivatives of greed

Alex James, July 11, 2020

The Egyptians are famous for their pyramids. In modern times however, it is not just those architectural monuments that are drawn to mind when the word “pyramid” is mentioned. 1,525 more words

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Advanced Money Hacks XV: Derivatives 2.0

Alex James, July 10, 2020

Having established in the previous piece of the series that trying to make mega bucks by getting married to a rich spouse, playing the lottery or taking regular trips to Las Vegas is an errand in futility, I will now proceed to examine other approaches commonly used by the majority of people seeking to be rich. 1,551 more words

Personal Finance

Advanced Money Hacks XIV: Derivatives

Alex James, July 09, 2020

When it comes to making money in the financial markets, this is the playground of the super rich. Financial derivatives products are very complex and even seem extremely risky to the uninitiated. 1,933 more words

Personal Finance

Mall and Hotel Loans Are Blowing up Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities, by Wolf Richter

The debt implosion is just getting started, but in the commercial mortgage-backed securities market it’s picking up steam. From Wolf Richter at wolfstreet.com:

CMBS delinquency rates for retail properties spiked to 18% and for hotel properties to 24%. 1,204 more words


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Course designed for trading futures indexes

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The Economy and Financial Markets In June 2020

This month’s commentary:  Recovery continues

The recovery in employment that began in May continued in June. Payroll employment has risen by 8 million since its low point in April but remains 9 percent below the level a year ago.  507 more words

Current Economic Activity