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  • Have we Learned Anything from The Financial Crisis of 2007?

    By: Ziad K. Abdelnour | 03 Jun 2013

    I would say nothing at all.... In fact, instead of changing their behavior to prevent another crisis, the Powers-that-be seem to be doubling down on the strategies that Caused the Financial Crisis in the First Place Liberals blame deregulation and reckless Wall Street greed for the economic crisi...

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  • How dependent and vulnerable are we today regarding the European debt crisis?

    By: Ziad K. Abdelnour | 19 Sep 2011

    It is clear to everyone today that Europe is in a deep debt crisis and that the multinational bailout of European banks won’t do much. After UBS announced it had lost $2 billion due to an alleged rogue trader, the world’s major central banks stepped into the void created by the euro zone debt...

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  • Is there a concerted effort on the part of Western democracies to suppress the rising price of Gold?

    By: Ziad K. Abdelnour | 12 Sep 2011

    Wikileaks recently released a U.S. State Department cable stating: “China increases its gold reserves in order to kill two birds with one stone”. China’s increased gold reserves intent is to act as a model and lead other countries towards reserving more gold as large gold reserves are also ...

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  • Why you should prepare for a New Wall Street Order

    By: Ziad K. Abdelnour | 06 Sep 2011

    The Wall Street "Masters of the Universe" are soon to be old history folks. The chickens are indeed coming home to roost, the Global Banking Cartel's crimes are being exposed left & right... Prepare for my upcoming book “Economic Warfare” due in December of this year which will trigger it...

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  • Did the First US Recession ever end?

    By: Ziad K. Abdelnour | 05 Aug 2011

    I certainly do not believe so and strongly believe the U.S. has entered a second recession. It may not be as bad as the first. Economists say that the Great Recession began in December 2007 and lasted until July 2009. That may be the way that the economy was seen through the eyes of experts, but I d...

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  • The Five Myths of Private Equity

    By: Ziad K. Abdelnour | 15 Jul 2011

    I meet face to face an average of 500 entrepreneurs a year and I keep hearing the same question: Why is every private equity fund with which we meet trying to take advantage of us? I will be the first to admit there are some real predators out there looking for an opportunity to take advantage...

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  • Is it all about Incompetence or Just Pretense?

    By: Ziad K. Abdelnour | 16 May 2011

    It is clear to everyone today that President Obama hasn't been able to rein in the giant banks or significantly lower unemployment. Obama is following disproven models, and has appointed economists who either helped cause the crisis in the first place, or who have drunk the Kool-Aid of failed econom...

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  • So is the US Economy in a depression or on the way to a recovery?

    By: Ziad K. Abdelnour | 28 Apr 2011

    The April 20-23 Gallup survey of 1,013 U.S. adults found that only 27 percent said the economy is growing, 29 percent said the economy is in a depression and 26 percent said it is in a recession, with another 16 percent saying it is "slowing down". That means that more Americans think the country...

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  • Winning v/s Losing the Middle East geo-political/geo-economic War in the making

    By: Ziad K. Abdelnour | 04 Apr 2011

    The recent disturbances in a number of Middle East countries including but not limited to Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Syria, Bahrain, Libya, etc…. are separately explained by many conservatives and liberals as evidence of a sudden Muslim thirst for democracy — driven by poverty, political suppression...

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  • Why partnering with a single or multi-private family office is the optimal way to access private equity capital today

    By: Ziad K. Abdelnour | 01 Mar 2011

    There is no doubt that the private equity business is today under tremendous pressure. In fact, our extensive research at Blackhawk Partners; as recent as January 15 of this year, has found that most private equity firms expect the fundraising environment to remain very difficult and still experi...

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