Millennials Have Ushered In The 'Baby Bust' Cycle

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Negative Population Growth, Inc., has issued a November report warning that America is no longer making enough babies to keep pace with deaths. The report blames, the ‘baby bust’ phase on the millennial generation (1980-2000), who are having children at record low rates. Their attitudes towards marriage, procreation, and materialism changed dramatically after the Great Recession […]

The Debt Bubble Is Beginning To Leak Air

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“The current state of credit card delinquency flows can be an early indicator of future trends and we will closely monitor the degree to which this uptick is predictive of further consumer distress.” – New York Fed official in reference to rising delinquency rate of credit cards. The recent sell-off in junk bonds likely reflects a […]

Money ‘tsunami’ may spur quadrupling of gold prices, McEwen says

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(Bloomberg) — Gold has bottomed out and may be set to soar, according to one of the industry’s biggest bulls. Prices could surpass $5,000 an ounce in five years, from about $1,280 now, as investors seek returns amid a prolonged period of cheap money and use the metal as a haven from geopolitical and financial risk, […]

Fusion GPS Founder Told Congress That Russians Had Infiltrated The NRA

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Authored by Chuck Ross via The Daily Caller, The co-founder of the opposition research firm behind the Trump dossier testified to Congress earlier this month that he believed Russian operatives have infiltrated the National Rifle Association. Glenn Simpson, a founding partner of Fusion GPS, casually suggested in an interview with the House Permanent Select Committee […]

These doomsday preppers are starting to switch from gold to bitcoin

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(Bloomberg) — Wendy McElroy is ready for most doomsday scenarios: a one-year supply of nonperishable food is stacked in a cellar at her farm in rural Ontario. Her blueprint for survival also depends upon working internet: part of her money, assuming she needs some after civilization collapses, is in bitcoin. Across the North American countryside, […]

Brazil lower house okays higher mining royalties, new regulator

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BRASILIA, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Brazil’s lower house of Congress on Wednesday passed a bill that would boost royalty rates on iron ore by 75 percent – instead of doubling the rates as had been proposed – and later voted to approve the creation of a new mining regulator. Under the revised plan, gold mining […]

John McCain’s Walking Boot Mysteriously Swaps Sides Two Weeks After Treatment For Torn Achilles Tendon

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Content originally published at iBankCoin.com 81 year old John McCain (R-AZ) has had a string of unfortuate heath issues this year. In mid-july, the Arizona Senator underwent brain surgery for aggressive cancer – returning to Washington D.C. five days later to cast his vote against the healthcare bill. Then, a little over two weeks ago McCain was treated […]

Dollar Dives To 6-Week Lows As Fed Fears Market 'Partying Like Its 1999'

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1999-like parties are breaking out everywhere across financial markets… First things first, US Financials Conditions are partying like its way easier than 1999…   The Philly Semiconductor index is partying like its 1999…   But what happens next? Meltup time?   S&P 500 Valuations are partying like its 1999… The spread between German and US […]

South African gold miners' silicosis lawsuit nearing settlement

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CAPE TOWN, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Lawyers acting for thousands of gold miners who contracted lung diseases at work in South African mines said on Wednesday an out-of-court settlement with their employers could be reached by December. A High Court ruling last year set the stage for protracted proceedings on cases dating back decades in […]

First Look: The Hyperledger Project

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This post First Look: The Hyperledger Project appeared first on Daily Reckoning. Yesterday I hinted at a brand-new blockchain network powered by some of the biggest names around. Today I’m bringing you an insider’s look at this brand-new version of the popular network. Introducing the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger project. It’s biggest innovation in blockchain tech […]

JPMorgan: Every Investor Class Is Now All-In Stocks

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A funny thing happened as the so-called experts were looking for signs of retail euphoria (and repeatedly were unable to find it): everyone got all-in equities… and not just retail investors and US households, but mutual funds, hedge funds, pensions, systematic, and sovereign wealth funds. As JPMorgan calculated when looking at the equity positioning of […]

Roy Moore's Communications Director Resigns

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Amid an ongoing barrage of sexual assault allegations, Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has just confirmed to the Washingtonian that his communications director, John Rogers, has resigned. John Rogers has resigned as communications director from Roy Moore’s Senate campaign, according to a source familiar with the matter.   Reached by phone on Wednesday, Rogers confirmed […]

Why Rule of Law is the Most Important Product

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Via The Daily Bell Every once in a while a technology comes along that upsets an entire industry. Digital cameras put Kodak out of business. The giant of the photography industry had the opportunity to adopt the technology early. But their profits depended on selling film more than selling cameras. And this is not a […]

LME launches probe on cobalt suppliers over fears of child exploitation

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The London Metal Exchange (LME), the world’s biggest market for industrial metals, has launched a probe into whether cobalt mined by child labour is trading on the exchange, following several reports indicating that minors are being exploited to extract the coveted mineral. Members of the century-old trading platform first raised concerns about questionable cobalt this […]

Do We Really Need A Federal Ban On Horse Meat?

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Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute, For decades in the United States, turkey has been the center of the Thanksgiving meal. Some eccentrics may offer other choices, such as roast beef or duck, but nowadays, it's a sure bet that few households will be offering horse meat as one of Thursday's featured dishes.  Horse meat […]