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Here’s how to navigate stock market meltdown

By   /  Friday, January 22nd, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Here’s how to navigate stock market meltdown

Henry Dubroff

Markets are quirky things. They sail along for a while and then wham, turbulence arrives. Twice in the past six months we’ve seen two market meltdowns — the latest put the U.S. indices deep into correction territory. My own takeaway is that we are not in the middle of a full-blown financial crisis; there’s been Read More →

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China’s command economy hits great wall of the free market

By   /  Friday, January 15th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on China’s command economy hits great wall of the free market

Henry Dubroff

“They’ve gone about as fur as they c’n go.” Sixty years ago, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein used those words to describe the state of affairs in Kansas City in the musical “Oklahoma.” But I can’t think of a better way to describe what’s going on in China. The Middle Kingdom appears to have hit Read More →

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Dubroff: Building South Sudan health care from the ground up

By   /  Friday, January 8th, 2016  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Building South Sudan health care from the ground up

  Before he embarked on a quest to rebuild the health care system in South Sudan, Ken Waxman of Santa Barbara built a career any physician would be proud of. One of the top trauma surgeons in Southern California, he was the head of emergency surgery at Cottage Hospital and later advised the Ventura County Read More →

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Dollar will continue to reign supreme among world’s currencies

By   /  Friday, January 1st, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dollar will continue to reign supreme among world’s currencies

In a time of turbulence in global politics and economics, one thing remains constant. The dollar’s supremacy as the dominant currency for international finance and reserves is unchallenged — nor is it likely to be replaced anytime soon. That’s the theme of a new book by Benjamin “Jerry” Cohen, the Louis G. Lancaster Professor of Read More →

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Fed rate increase should help take risk out of financial markets

By   /  Friday, December 18th, 2015  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Fed rate increase should help take risk out of financial markets

The Federal Reserve’s decision to slowly begin the process of normalizing interest rates may not have all that much to do with the economy or inflation. The economy isn’t really overheated and any threat of inflation remains far off in the future. Parsing the Fedspeak of the Dec. 16 announcement that regulators are “reasonably confident” Read More →

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City National bank CEO heralds Fed decision to raise rates

By   /  Thursday, December 17th, 2015  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on City National bank CEO heralds Fed decision to raise rates

The Federal Reserve’s Dec. 16 decision to begin the long process of normalizing short-term interest rates got a thumbs up from one of Southern California’s most influential bankers. City National Bank CEO Russell Goldsmith heralded the decision to raise the benchmark short-term rate to 25 basis points from zero — the first rate hike in Read More →

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Low gas prices great for tri-county consumers but not all businesses

By   /  Friday, December 11th, 2015  /  Columns, Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Low gas prices great for tri-county consumers but not all businesses

Market disruptions have consequences. And the downward spiral in oil prices looks like the sort of disruption that could have far-ranging consequences. For one thing, we may be at the dawn of a decade where baby-boom era memories of gasoline lines fade and global demand for petroleum products is suppressed as China’s appetite for commodities Read More →

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