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Markets have experienced a significant shift in the last year as QE equity rally seems to have taken a backseat to growing concerns that all is not well in the global investing climate. One major shift that is beginning to play out is the rapidly changing dynamics of China as a global industrial leader and its attempt to become more service oriented economy. I recently had the opportunity to speak with Amit Hampel, a former Portfolio Manager at Tudor and CEO and Chief Market Strategist of Macro Made Simple, LLC, an investment consulting firm that makes clients aware of major macroeconomic shifts and helps them avoid the pitfalls that come with macro event risk.

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Greetings, What a day! At some point in NY trading on Wednesday we were confronted with this chart of WTI crude oil, as the March contract traded below $27.50/bbl. That’s right, oil was down nearly 7% on the day. Source: barchart For some reason US equities are now trading in lockstep with crude oil. As

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Alexander Brokaw contributes to The Edge on a weekly basis with his posts on the latest frauds perpetrated in the financial industry.   In the throes of the subprime mortgage crisis, executives running the Birmingham, Alabama-based Superior Bank realized they had a problem. Their loan book had fallen into dire shape. Borrowers for a slew

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