• Pivotfarm
    04/18/2014 - 12:44
    Peering in from the outside or through the looking glass at what’s going down on the other side is always a distortion of reality. We sit here in the west looking at the development, the changes and...

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Iraqi pawn to check the Chinese king?





Was the invasion of Iraq intended to create a new pawn on the global chessboard, one that could be used to place the Chinese king in check? The Iraqi oil reserves were meant to be a means to an end, not an end in themselves.

 


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What do you do?





!---This is an attempt to harness the ZH brain trust, an invitation to discuss---!

 


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Far-fetched scenario: a stronger, post-apocalypse Russia?





Inflation or deflation, the Chinese will lose most of the value of their USD-denominated holdings, and the USD will lose the confidence of the rest of the world. What then?

A scenario, probably far-fetched, that points to a stronger Russia over the next half century.

 


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High Frequency Trading and Systemic Instability





HFT creates systemic instability and makes market manipulation much easier.

 


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New look inefficient?





Does anyone else find the new look (compared to blogger) inefficient when it comes to accessing information?

 


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