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US Equities making record highs, Greece on the last straw and Oil stockpiles at an 80 year high – what is next ?

Volatile oil prices and a strong economy - Is crude establishing a bottom ?

Are economies slowing down or is this just an economic readjustment

Canadian Dollar, and interest rates globally – Where is this going ?


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“Schwaben” (Swabia) consists of much of the eastern part of present-day state of Baden-Württemberg, as well as the Bavarian administrative region of Schwaben (Swabia). Schwaben also refers to the inhabitants of the region who speak the local dialect. Schwaben (the people inhabiting this region) are considered frugal, clever, entrepreneurial and hard-working. Baden-Württemberg is today one of the most successful economic region in Germany. Many businesses that started in this region considered mid-sized businesses are family businesses that now have revenues well in excess of $1 billion. Many of these businesses have also grown to a global scale such as “Mercedes-Benz”, initially Daimler-Benz (Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz), Liebherr, Festo and Kärcher. “Häfele” furniture hardware, “Stihl” chainsaws and many others. Famous personalities that came from this area are Albert Einstein (physicist - theory of relativity), Rudolf Diesel (inventor of the diesel engine), Robert Bosch (inventor and founder of Robert Bosch GMBH) and Carl Laemmle (founder of Universal Studios in Hollywood) among many others. We chose the name Schwaben as a common cultural ground between Albrecht Weller and Martin Häfele. Both were born in this region and are considered Schwaben.