Tensions High as Ecuador Copes with Threat of More Aftershocks | News | teleSUR English

21 May 2016 Comments Off on Tensions High as Ecuador Copes with Threat of More Aftershocks | News | teleSUR English

Towns that had been largely spared by the initial earthquake were severely affected by the pair of strong aftershocks.

Source: Tensions High as Ecuador Copes with Threat of More Aftershocks | News | teleSUR English

 

Symo says: Many thought we could see the light at the end of the tunnel, but it turns out it the earthquake locomotive bearing down on the country. Then two more major aftershocks… too much devastation to deal with by so many who have so little.

The Jury Is In: Latin America’s 21st Century Socialism Has Failed

21 May 2016 Comments Off on The Jury Is In: Latin America’s 21st Century Socialism Has Failed

Disguised with ideas of brotherhood, equality, and freedom, the so-called 21st Century Socialism quickly positioned itself as a solution to our problems

Source: The Jury Is In: Latin America’s 21st Century Socialism Has Failed

 

Symo says: And it goes fast… things have dramatically changed in in South America and Ecuador specifically in just the 3 years I have been here.

Born to Ride? The Awful Ecuadorian Driving Style

21 May 2016 Comments Off on Born to Ride? The Awful Ecuadorian Driving Style

Always cross the street at the red light. Why? Because if we see a yellow or green and you are crossing, they won’t stop, trust me. As ashamed as I feel, I think I’m sometimes one of th…

Source: Born to Ride? The Awful Ecuadorian Driving Style

 

Symo says: Hmm… I’ve got to live here, so I’ll just keep my opinion to myself 🙂 on this one. I will say that Ecuadorian drivers have zero, none, nada, nunca, concept of 3 dimensional space. Watching them from my apartment window, attempt to back into a parking space is just funnier than can be and worth the price of admission alone!

The money mistakes even the rich make – MarketWatch

21 May 2016 Comments Off on The money mistakes even the rich make – MarketWatch

This is what happens when emotions come into money decisions

Source: The money mistakes even the rich make – MarketWatch

 

Symo says: Interesting article and some sound advice, except for the second sentence… the diversification part of it is OK (to a point), but my No. 1 investing mistake before working with a financial adviser was deciding to work with financial adviser(s)… 4 of them. There is only ONE person that gives two shits about your money… YOU. There is this “www” thing out there. If you can’t find basic investing strategies that appeal to your style, then the problem is you and not how you invest.

The Fed has a chatterbox problem – May. 20, 2016

21 May 2016 Comments Off on The Fed has a chatterbox problem – May. 20, 2016

The Federal Reserve may be talking too much these days. Mixed messages from Fed officials run the risk of overloading investors with too much information and leaving them confused about what’s next.

Source: The Fed has a chatterbox problem – May. 20, 2016

 

Symo says: It’s time for a Fed Chairperson who has some balls. Why does Janet Yellen allow these regional guys to say anything, at anytime to anyone. She needs to instruct the board that they are to keep their mouths shut and attend to business.

Panama Papers: Should the Corporate Media Have Been Trusted?

16 May 2016 Comments Off on Panama Papers: Should the Corporate Media Have Been Trusted?

“John Doe” made a bad call when he leaked the Panama papers to the corporate media.

Source: Panama Papers: Should the Corporate Media Have Been Trusted?

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