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The Fed Hiked a Quarter Percent: Now What?

So here we have it – the first rate hike in nearly a decade. The Fed hiked rates a quarter point on the federal funds rate in a unanimous vote. This is the overnight rate member banks get when they need to borrow to meet reserve requirements. Dropping that little...
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The Fed Hikes Rates – What Next?

As expected, the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates this week, and there’s obvious nervousness out there regarding the impact this will have, if any. In his recent Big Picture podcast, Jim Puplava, Founder of Financial Sense and Chief Investment Strategist at PFS Group, said the Fed should hike once and...
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Doom and Gloom for North American Oil Producers

To the dismay of U.S. shale producers, oil prices continue their long slow slide into the abyss.  Perhaps the current price of $35 per barrel – an 11 year low – is the final destination.  More than likely, however, it’s a brief reprieve before the next descent. Oil...
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New form for ASBA in place

With a checklist regime kicking in for initial public offerings (IPOs), capital markets regulator the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), has put in place a new form for ASBA (Application Supported by Blocked Amount) facility. ASBA facility has become mandatory for all categories of investors applying...
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