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  • Seven Things You Should Know About the Art Market

    Recently, I wrote a newsletter about my views of the art market. Specifically, I addressed why, in my view, art had finally come into it’s own as a true asset class. (I compiled a list of a dozen reasons why I believe that is so: If you are interested in reading that piece, you can [...]

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  • Why Art Is an Asset Class

    Davos was crowded with the usual representatives of the top 1%: CEOs, technologists, representatives from the major banks, and the occasional head of state. This year, there were discussions about the ECB's quantitative easing program, which was announced during the conference, and the Swiss National Bank's recent decision to  remove its peg on the Swiss [...]

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  • Independence Movements: Europe’s Paradox

    In its early days, the Eurozone was seen as a powerful competitor to the United States for economic dominance—perhaps especially to American tourists attempting to navigate unfavorable exchange rates during the early 2000s. Real tests of strength, however, come at times of crisis. As the Eurozone stumbles out of the turmoil brought about by the [...]

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  • 9 Ways the Eurozone is More Fragile than the US

    My remarks proved as prophetic as I'd feared. The crisis I predicted then is still casting shockwaves through the world economy, and may do so for generations to come. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland that year, I said that imbalances in the Eurozone would come to a climax — which might lead [...]

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  • Rise of the Machines: Downfall of the Economy?

    The party was packed with the usual collection of highly polished New York media and business types. (The entertainment highlight of the night for me was a charming duet by Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett.) It was a great honor to be asked by Bloomberg and BusinessWeek to give an official toast during the event, [...]

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  • Video: ECB QE Will Be ‘Too Little, Too Late’

    Dec. 4 (Bloomberg) — Nouriel Roubini, chairman of Roubini Global Economics LLC and a professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business, talks about European Central Bank policy and the global economy. Lee Sachs, co-founder of Alliance Partners and a former assistant U.S. Treasury secretary, also speaks. They speak with Erik Schatzker and Stephanie [...]

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  • Russia: 21st Century Empire?

    During the last year, the conflict in Ukraine has come perilously close to a state of full-blown though undeclared war. Looking back over the past 12 months, we’ve seen a seismic shift in the political makeup of the region. Russia has effectively annexed the Crimean Peninsula, which includes the city of Sevastopol, home of the [...]

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  • Video: Conversations with Nouriel Roubini: Emerging Markets as Investment Opportunities

    Now that the golden era for emerging markets has ended, Nouriel Roubini looks ahead. Which emerging markets will put their houses in order and grow, and which ones face overwhelming odds? In the race between China and India, which will be the tortoise and which will be the hare?

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  • Video: Conversations with Nouriel Roubini: Dysfunction in DC

    Nouriel Roubini discusses the underlying causes of dysfunction in DC and assesses the impact gridlock may have on the US economy in coming years. Can divided US leadership enact the necessary structural reforms before it’s too late?

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  • Video: Conversations with Nouriel Roubini: Technology

    Innovations in robotics and artificial intelligence promise mind-boggling advances and higher productivity, but at a cost. Nouriel Roubini outlines the transformative effects the technological revolution will have on employment and advanced as well as emerging economies.

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