The USA Bugging EU – But Trade Talks Go Ahead

EU-US trade talks: they were said to have died a slow and painful death (by surveillance) just a few weeks ago when it was revealed by the National security Agency whistleblower (Edward Snowden)  that the USA was listening in on the EU, and in particular France and Germany. The USA was bugging the EU (probably…

Stock-Market Crashes Through the Ages – Part V – 21st Century

As the 21st century ushered in a new era of further inter-linked living between nations around the world and heightened levels of communication, technology became the tool that was at the finger-tips of everybody in real-time around the world. Governments were and still are mistrusted both by their people and by other states (and the…

The Men That Broke Banks - Rogue Traders

An unprincipled, deceitful, unreliable scoundrel. A vicious and solitary animal. An organism that shows a variation from the standard. What are we talking about? Rogue Traders! Does the cap fit? Some people ask why rogue traders still exist. But, that seems as if it’s an easy one to answer. Fool-proof risk management doesn’t exist and…

Biggest Stock Market Scams in History - Part II

When Charles Ponzi was around, it took just a tad longer to rake in the cash and commit financial fraud, escaping with the proceeds to better climates. Today, the internet and the power of the virtual world have made the transfer of funds so much quicker. In a wink of an eye, or even less,…

Hiring Women in Business

Current Federal-Reserve Vice Chairman Janet Yellen is said to be the next pretender to the Federal-Reserve throne after Ben Bernanke jumps into his helicopter and takes a short ride somewhere to some secluded spot in January 2014 (doubtful, however, whether he will throw the cash out this time at all to the poor people that…

Biggest Stock Market Scams in History - Part I

A wicked web of deceit, with just a good measure of theft and forgery thrown in for old time’s sake! Most of the time when we read about history, the biggest this or the fastest that related to the stock exchange it’s (so we are told) so that we don’t make the same mistakes twice…