Apple vs. Samsung - the rise of court-protectionism

The court victory of Apple over Samsung is a very interesting moment in global corporate history. It marks the rise of something that can be called "a court protectionism". Seemingly Apple will have a great advantage of this decision. But only in USA. At the same time more and more importance in global business will have the markets outside USA. So if United Stated create such a precedent, what will stop other countries to do the same?

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Republicans in a Goldy populism...

Will the Republicans resurrect the Gold Standard? No. Clearly No. Everything is just an election populism. Just like the nomination of Paul Ryan for vice-president and the promise to audit the FED, this move is addressed to Ron Paul's supporters. I.e. this is the third victory of Paul in this campaign, although it is obvious he has no chance of a real nomination. But the chance to put serious questions is repaying very profitably for Paul.

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QE3(4) on horizon, Gold back in profit game

The publication of FED's minutes has made the markets to rush up. It is some surprising why this happened, as there has always been clear that QE3 will happen. I.e. the markets had to be prepared for every new information on it and not be surprised and ultra motivated.

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A cap on mad financial experiments is needed, not an yields-cap...

Imagine you have some money to invest. You see the inflation is 2%, the risk insurance is 3% and your profit expectation is 3%. This means an expected income of your investment of 8%. You find such an asset (for instance Spanish or Italian government bonds) and put your money in. One day somehow the income of your bonds falls to 4%. The reason doesn't matter. It just falls to 4%. The inflation is still 2% and the risk on that bonds is the same. This means your investment needs 5% income just to be neutral - no profit, no loss. I.e. you are losing money with your bonds at 4% income from them...

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Facebook crashed to 50% loss... but still is a great project...

Facebook shares touched a 50% down level. The moment of truth was at 15:56 ET on Friday when the price fell to $19,00 per share. 4 minutes later the market closed at $19,05. As we remember the starting price of IPO was $38, and for some hours after that it even touched $45. But after that the trend was constantly bearish, to reach on Friday the milestone of $19 that means 50% loss since the IPO, and even more, compared with the historically record price.

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