Economics and Investing:

Derivatives, again: Clawback controversy at JPMorgan

J.B.G. sent this: Food inflation fears as US crop prices surge: Worries about world food prices are increasing, stoked by a 10 percent rise in US corn and wheat prices in just a week. Get your storage wheat and corn meal before these price increases work their way down to the retail level!

United States of Investment Properties – The role of property investors in the current housing market. JWR’s Comment: There is a word for someone who foolishly invests in a declining market: contrapreneur.

Jim Rogers Prediction: America Will Certainly Go Through A Period Of Default
Bankers’ Fraud Now ‘Too Big To Fail’
Top 10 Warning Signs of A Global End Game

The Financial Crisis In Europe Has Only Been Put On Hold Temporarily

Wall Street Shakes Off Factory Data; S&P, NASDAQ Rise