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How Bernanke got the nickname “Helicopter Ben” & why it matters right now

How Bernanke got the nickname “Helicopter Ben” & why it matters right now

the Mesh Report Staff August 26, 2010 0

After the 9/11 tragedy, the U.S. economy stalled and deflation (for an understanding of deflation) fears ran rampant.  Ben Bernanke, then a Fed Governor, gave a speech in 2002 entitled, “Deflation: Making Sure “It”

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July’s existing home sales number is an ominous sign

July’s existing home sales number is an ominous sign

the Mesh Report Staff August 25, 2010 0

On or about the 25th day of every month the National Association of Realtors (NAR) releases the existing sales number.  This number is the amount of previously owned condos, co-ops, and single-family homes that

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What is the Hindenburg Omen and should you be worried?

What is the Hindenburg Omen and should you be worried?

the Mesh Report Staff August 24, 2010 0

In the past couple of weeks there has been a lot of talk in the media about the Hindenburg Omen.  This omen is a technical anomaly in the stock market that potentially signals a

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My Interview on the Business News Network

My Interview on the Business News Network

the Mesh Report Staff August 23, 2010 0

On August 20th I was a guest on the Business News Network. The hosts asked me about gold, fertilizer stocks, and my thoughts on the market in general. We also discussed a great trade

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the Mesh Report Staff August 20, 2010 0

Sylvester Stallone, and his costars in the movie The Expendables, rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on August 19th.  In his interview with CNBC, I was shocked to find out

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Do you know the difference between the US Treasury and the US Federal Reserve?

Do you know the difference between the US Treasury and the US Federal Reserve?

the Mesh Report Staff August 18, 2010 0

Most people have heard of Tim Geithner and Ben Bernake and they know that the Treasury and Federal Reserve are parts of our government concerned with money.  However, I find that most people don’t know what

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For-profit schools offering online degrees are in trouble

For-profit schools offering online degrees are in trouble

the Mesh Report Staff August 17, 2010 0

Chances are most of you have seen advertisements for online degrees and some of you might have obtained one.  For-profit education is a multi-billion dollar a year business and there are many publicly traded

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Should you be worried about the future of Social Security?

Should you be worried about the future of Social Security?

the Mesh Report Staff August 16, 2010 0

This week marks the 75th anniversary of the Social Security program being signed into law by President Franklin Roosevelt.  For the past decade there’s been a lot of talk about the grim future of

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3 stimulus programs announced in 24 hours

3 stimulus programs announced in 24 hours

the Mesh Report Staff August 12, 2010 0

In the past 24 hours the government has announced 3 different stimulus programs.  Washington DC seems to be on a spending spree and it’s important (FOR) you know if your tax dollars are being

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Is it time for the government to print more dollars?

Is it time for the government to print more dollars?

the Mesh Report Staff August 9, 2010 0

Less than impressive employment numbers were released last Friday, August 6th.  This is the third month of very anemic job growth and the US GDP is languishing at 2.4%.  Companies aren’t hiring, banks aren’t lending,

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