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How Will (Rigged) Markets React to QE Failure?

How Will (Rigged) Markets React to QE Failure? During the 1970s and 80s, the New York Post, despite its long, storied history, had devolved into a laughingstock tabloid – barely differentiated from the National Enquirer. Over the years, it gradually clawed its way to respectability against entrenched competitors like the …

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Price Takers and Price Makers in World Commodities

Price Takers and Price Makers in World Commodities In the world of basic commodities nearly every market participant, whether a producer or consumer, is a price taker, accepting the general price level prevailing at the time. For example, the individual consumer of gasoline has little choice but to take the …

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What If The Market Crash Is as Rigged as Everything Else?

What If The Market Crash Is as Rigged as Everything Else? Take your pick–here’s three good reasons to engineer a “crash” that benefits the few at the expense of the many. There is an almost touching faith that markets are rigged when they loft higher, but unrigged when they crash. …

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CommInsure ‘didn’t pressure docs’

CommInsure will backdate further claims. Picture: Dave Hunt/AAP THE corporate watchdog has cleared CommInsure of allegations its managers pressured doctors to alter medical opinions so it could deny insurance claims but says some of its practices were “clearly out of step with community expectations”. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission …

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Two words banks don’t tell you

David Koch shows us quick ways to eliminate bad debt. IF YOU utter these two words, you could save yourself hours on the phone — as a Westpac customer found out the hard way. What many Australians don’t realise is that the banks are required by law to maintain a …

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