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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Maria Bartiromo -- How to invest in the stock market today







Federated Investors Global Equities CIO Steve Auth and Deutch Asset Wealth Management Head of ETF Strategy for the Americas Dodd Kittsley discuss their outlook for the markets.
Watch Maria Bartiromo talk about Stocks on Opening Bell.

Monday, March 30, 2015

The Ruble is rumbling up and then down a bit

Ruble's rebound | Sanctions, oil, political slaps fail to dump Russian economy





The ruble is rumbling up and then down a bit, in other words holding ground. Bloomberg notes what was meant to be a punishment - sanctions- hurt but are now healing. The tone is changing. The Russian currency is stabilizing. In fact falling late last year amid the Ukraine crisis the ruble is now fluctuating like back in 2009. Jeffery Sommers, senior fellow at the Institute of World Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is In the Now.



"In the Now" with RT's Senior Political correspondent Anissa Naouai is the first dedicated nightly Primetime show to air live out of our Moscow headquarters. Host Anissa Naouai has worked in the field for almost a decade and has reported from over 80 cities across the globe. Now from Monday to Thursday viewers can enjoy fresh, honest, and hard-hitting news coverage on some of the world's most pressing issues with one of RT's most experienced journalists . We'll put the spotlight on stories you'll never hear on mainstream networks or even in RT's daily news bulletins. "In the Now" - 8pm Moscow, 5pm London, 12pm New York.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Steve Keen: The Deliberate Blindness Of Our Central Planners








The models we use for decision making determine the outcomes we experience. So, if our models are faulty or flawed, we make bad decisions and suffer bad outcomes.

Professor, author and deflationist Steve Keen joins us this week to discuss the broken models our central planners are using to chart the future of the world economy.

How broken are they? Well for starters, the models major central banks like the Federal Reserve use don't take into account outstanding debt, or absolute levels of money supply. It's why they were completely blindsided by the 2008 crash, and will be similarly gob-smacked when the next financial crisis manifests.

And within this week's podcast is a hidden treat. Steve's character exposition on Greek Financial Minister Yanis Varoufakis. Steve has known Varoufakis personally for over 25 years, and is able to offer a win