One Man's Treasure: The Perception Versus Reality Of Equities

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Authored by David Robertson via, Stocks have an almost mythical aura about them for many investors. Conceptually, stocks tend to produce higher returns than many other asset classes and therefore feature prominently in many retirement plans. Practically, stocks have provided terrific returns for many through their working years and into retirement. The proposition of… Read More

Stocks Enter "The Sell Zone"

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Authored by Sven Henrich via, On Mount Everest the Death Zone is the altitude above 8,000 meters above which climbers cannot survive for an extended period of time without oxygen (speak: artificial help). In the Death Zone “most climbers have to carry oxygen bottles to be able to reach the top. Visitors become weak and have… Read More

Exit Scam? Dublin-Based Exchange Bitsane Vanishes With Users' Funds

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Authored by Marie Huillet via, Ireland-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitsane has apparently vanished, taking as many as 246,000 users’ crypto deposits with it. The news was reported by Forbes on June 27. <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> image courtesy of CoinTelegraph Launched in 2016, Dublin-registered Bitsane LP was formerly listed as one of Ripple’s approved exchanges — a January 2018 CNBC article had also… Read More

Will the Disease of Western Liberalism Destroy Russia as It Has the US?

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A Wounded Erdogan Is A Dangerous Erdogan

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Authored by Conn Hallinan via, For the second time in a row, Turkish voters have rebuked President Recep Tayyir Erdogan’s handpicked candidate for the mayoralty of Istanbul, Turkey’s largest and wealthiest city. The secular Republican People’s Party (CHP) candidate, Ekrem Imamoglu, swamped Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) candidate Binali Yildirim in an election… Read More

Recreational Drug Use Surges Worldwide

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The use of recreational drugs rose 30% between 2009 and 2017, according to new data from the United Nations World Drug Report, counting some 271 million people aged 15 to 64 in the study.  <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Marijuana is the most popular drug, followed by opioids, amphetamines and cocaine, Bloomberg reports.  The most popular drug globally… Read More

Vancouver Housing Unaffordability Due To Foreign Ownership, Chinese Funds, & Migrant Millionaires, Study Says

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A new study has provided evidence linking unaffordable housing in Vancouver to foreign ownership, Chinese capital and millionaire migrants, according to the SCMP.  A white paper published by Josh Gordon, an assistant professor at Simon Fraser University’s school of public policy, found a stunning 96% correlation between metro Vancouver municipalities’ price to income ratios and the… Read More

What America Needs Is A Paradigm Shift

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Authored by Jacob Hornberger via The Future of Freedom Foundation, From the Democratic Party debates, it’s not difficult to see that there really isn’t any difference in principle between any of the Democratic presidential candidates and, for that matter, between Republicans and Democrats. <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Oh, yes, I know how the mainstream… Read More

Pension "Death Spiral" Crisis Reaching Fever-Pitch In The US

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Pensions across the U.S. are falling deeper into a crisis, as the gap between their assets and liabilities widens at the same time that investment returns are falling, according to Bloomberg.  Chief Investment Officer Ben Meng told the board of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System last week: “For the next 10 years, our expected returns… Read More

How Long It Took Billionaires to Earn Their First $1 Million

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Everyone has to start somewhere. While the modern fortunes of people like Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates seem stratospheric in size, even the world’s richest self-made billionaires had to crawl before they could walk. After all, as Visual Capitalist’s Jeff Desjardins writes, the journey to becoming ultra-wealthy hinges on earning that very first $1 million… Read More

Trump: "I Don't Really Care About Offending People"

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Though he brushed off reporters’ Khashoggi-related questions earlier in the day during G20 meetings in Osaka, Japan, President Trump finally addressed his raising the issue of the journalist’s murder with crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman during a private breakfast.  <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> President Trump and crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman greet each other during the… Read More

JPMorgan Asks Its Ariticial Intelligence Model What's Next For The Market: Here Is The Answer

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With traders clueless to predict the future, especially now that the Fed is once again actively manipulating markets and setting “price discovery”, JPMorgan’s market strategist, Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou, has resorted to plan B: asking J.P. Morgan’s Artificial Intelligence group to apply an Artificial Intelligence (AI) model to predict the direction of the S&P 500 index and… Read More

No, Your Student Loans Should Not Be Forgiven!

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Authored by Mary Clare Amselem via, Loan forgiveness doubles down on the failed federal policies that led to the $1.6 trillion student loan crisis… <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Senators Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts are making headlines with their plans to forgive student loan debt and make public colleges… Read More

Italy Arrests Captain Of Migrant NGO Ship After Illegal Docking

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The captain of a migrant transport ship that docked at the southern Italian island of Lampedusa was arrested on Saturday following a protracted standoff, according to the New York Times.  <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Sea Watch 3 captain Carola Rackete The 40 migrants onboard disembarked after 16 days on the Sea Watch 3, operated by… Read More