The Bridgewater Culture and “Principles” of Ray Dalio

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Westport, Connecticut-based Bridgewater Associates, the largest hedge fund firm in the world, was one of the first to “embrace quantitative analysis,” according to a recent article in The New York Times that  delves into the idiosyncrasies of the Bridgewater culture—both positive and negative—on what it terms a “rigid and sometimes oppressive work environment.” The article… Read More

Harmony mine manager murdered as illegal mining rears head

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HARMONY Gold said a full criminal investigation was underway following the murder yesterday of the regional mine manager of its Tshepong and Phakisa mining operations near Welkom in South Africa’s Free State province. The gold mining firm confirmed today that Simphiwe Kubekha, the regional general manager of Tshepong and Phakisa, was shot and killed on… Read More

Don't Fall for Tax Reform

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Please don't fall for tax reform.  It’s a con, and a shell game. It's a promise every presidential candidate makes, including Trump. But we ought to be suspicious of grandiose talk about Congress reforming anything. Tax reform proposals always evade and obscure the real issue, which is the total cost– financial, compliance, and human– taxes impose on society. The… Read More

Pensions and Debt Time Bomb In UK: £1 Trillion Crisis Looms

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– £1 trillion crisis looms as pensions deficit and consumer loans snowball out of control – UK pensions deficit soared by £100B to £710B, last month – £200B unsecured consumer credit “time bomb” warn FCA – 8.3 million people in UK with debt problems – 2.2 million people in UK are in financial distress – ‘President… Read More

NIA’s #1 Cryptocurrency Stock Suggestion: HIVE

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NIA is excited to announce Hive Blockchain (TSXV: HIVE) as its new #1 favorite Cryptocurrency stock suggestion. Back on March 3rd, NIA announced Ethereum at $18.50 as its #1 Cryptocurrency suggestion and over the following 3 1/2 months, Ethereum gained by 2,100% to a record high of $407.10! The world’s largest Ethereum mining hashrate provider is Genesis Mining.… Read More

Category 6? If Hurricane Irma Becomes The Strongest Hurricane In History, It Could Wipe Entire Cities Off The Map

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Meteorologists have been shocked at how rapidly Hurricane Irma has been strengthening, and they are already warning that if it hits the United States as a high level category 5 storm the devastation would be absolutely unprecedented.  Of course we are already dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, and many experts are already telling… Read More