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It seems that, wherever I look, these days, hedge funds and other funds that run on the same investment principles are not only abundant--they're "all the rage." Strangely enough, most of us know little about them or their sudden popularity. The year 1949 saw the emergence of the…

Carl Faberge the world-famous goldsmith and jeweler to the Tsars of Russia created a variety of items for the Russian royal family. He made an arrangement in 1885 with Emperor Aleksandr III to fabricate a special Easter egg with a surprise in it for the Queen. He did…

There is no doubt that Alan Greenspan has the ability to move markets. Even the slightest change in vernacular can bring about reactions that are... spectacular. He attempts to hide his manipulative ways with fed jargon, saying "for a considerable period" one month then switching to "patient" the…

I am truly amazed by the strength of our domestic housing market. Almost every investment guru has predicted softening or pullback in the last couple of years. Including yours truly. But on it goes... up, up and away! Recent Commerce Department comments reveal that a "larger than expected"…