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Trump Administration Takes Hard Line as NAFTA Talks Underway

Posted on August 17th, 2017.

The Trump administration took a hard line in renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on Wednesday, demanding major concessions aimed at restoring the U.S. trade balance with Canada and Mexico. First Round of NAFTA Talks Begin On Wednesday, representatives from the U.S., Canada and Mexico descended on Washington,...

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Bitcoin

British Economy is Declining, Europe’s Bitcoin Market Prospers

Posted on August 10th, 2017.

By definition, a safe haven asset is an investment that is expected to retain its value or even increase its value in times of market turbulence. Because of bitcoin’s decentralized nature, bitcoin has long been considered as a safe haven asset, with many investors describing the digital currency as “digital gold.” In 2016, gold recorded...

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Economy

Will the Fed’s actions push the US into a recession?

Posted on August 7th, 2017.

The Fed is credited for softening the blow of the last financial crisis and leading the economy on the path of recovery – albeit a slow one. However, citing historical precedence, analysts at MKM partners believe that the Fed’s action of reducing the size of its balance sheet might push the economy into a recession. Important...

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Dollar Perils Likely to Continue as Political Drama Hangs Over Washington

Posted on July 31st, 2017.

Donald Trump’s tenure as U.S. president has been a boon to U.S. stocks. But it has also been a disaster for the U.S. dollar – a consequence some analysts are attributing to political discord in Washington. What’s Ailing the Dollar? To be sure, the dollar’s sickly performance can be attributed to many factors. The...

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Blockchain

Bulletproof

Posted on July 28th, 2017.

Hi Everyone, One of the things that’s been bugging me about blockchain technology is another technology that is on the rise just as fast and could possibly make it irrelevant. Quantum computing is currently under development by some of the biggest tech players in the world. IBM, the NSA, and Google are all working hard to make...

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Cryptocurrencies

The Dollar Beat Down Party

Posted on July 27th, 2017.

Hi Everybody, Earlier this week, we commented on a controversial situation that is currently playing out in Poland. Indeed, since eToro has opened our platform in Polish this has become a region of interest. Thanks to several comments on hacked.com, I have been enticed to revisit the matter. Today, the Economist reports that the European...

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Breaking: Rate Unchanged but Fed to Begin Normalization “Relatively” Soon

Posted on July 26th, 2017.

In line with expectations. We can sum up the Fed’s monetary statement and rate decision in four words, although the initial reaction of the markets points to a dovish interpretation by the “algos” and traders alike. The target benchmark interest rate of the Fed remained between 1% and 1.25%, while the Fed didn’t...

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Economy

IMF Downgrade of U.S. and U.K. Economies Puts Investors on Notice

Posted on July 26th, 2017.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has slashed its growth outlook for the world’s No. 1 and No. 5 economies, citing political pressures and fiscal uncertainty in its evaluation of the next two years. U.S. Outlook Cut as Fiscal Stimulus Remains Elusive After a dismal first half of 2017, the U.S. economy is projected to grow just...

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Bank of Japan Keeps Monetary Policy on Hold as Economic Outlook Brightens

Posted on July 20th, 2017.

The Bank of Japan (BOJ) kept interest rates on hold Thursday amid signs that ultra-loose monetary policy was breathing new life into the world’s third-largest economy. The BOJ voted to keep its overnight interest rate at -0.1%, unchanged since early 2016. Officials also pledged to continue purchasing Japanese government bonds so...

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What is the Smarter Market Telling us?

Posted on July 13th, 2017.

The inverted yield curve in the bond market has a 100% record of predicting recessions since the late 1960s. A recession affects all asset classes. Therefore, it is essential for all the investors to be aware of the developments in the bond market. Key observations The bond traders have a very high probability of predicting recessions...

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The $1 Million question: Where is the US Jobs Market Headed?

Posted on July 10th, 2017.

The jobs report is widely followed by the analysts as it affects all the important markets – equity, bond, gold, and forex. But, what is it that makes the jobs report so important and what is the current trend in the jobs report telling us? Key Observations June’s jobs numbers show that the economic recovery is on track Wage growth...

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Breaking News: US Employment Holds Up but Wage Growth Disappoints

Posted on July 7th, 2017.

The US Non-Farm Payrolls number for June came out a few minutes ago, and the headline number was much better than expected, with more than 200K new jobs added during the month. The whole report was a mixed bag, as wage growth was lower than the consensus estimate and the Unemployment rate also unexpectedly ticked higher, albeit from a...

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Economy

Copper Trade Recommendation, June 30th

Posted on June 30th, 2017.

Copper: Long-Term Short Copper Futures, Daily Chart Analysis “Dr. Copper” as a lot of investors are calling the commodity because of its close correlation with the global economy, enjoyed a bounce in recent weeks, as the Chinese stock market stabilized, the Dollar took another nosedive, and stock markets remained near their all-time...

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Protect Your Savings: Central Banks, the Inflation Fallacy, and the Mountain of Debt

Posted on June 26th, 2017.

Since the end of the financial crisis, or some would say that since we entered the eye of the storm, central banks all over the world continued to pursue “extreme” measures to prop up the world’s economy and avoid a deflationary spiral. So far, we can say that the experiment worked, although the underlying problem, debt, didn’t go...

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The Fed Rate Decision: What it Means for the Markets and Your Portfolio

Posted on June 15th, 2017.

The Fed increased interest rates by 25 bp, to 1-1.25%, while announcing a gradual decrease of its balance sheet, that equates to a very slow tightening of monetary conditions The Fed announced that it will keep a close eye on inflation, but didn’t mention the slowdown in consumer spending and other risks The markets still pricing in an...

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Breaking News: The FED Raises Rates, Plans to Reduce Balance Sheet “This Year”

Posted on June 14th, 2017.

The key takeaway’s from today’s rate decision and statement: The Federal Reserve hiked interest rates to the target range of 1-1.25% as expected The FOMC plans to shrink its balance sheet later on this year, with no precise date included No significant mention of the recent softness in economic data, although the FED will...

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Economy

Fearing Recession, Billionaire Investor Paul Singer Creates $5 Billion Rainy Day Fund

Posted on May 30th, 2017.

Paul Singer, a billionaire investor, has created a $5 billion rainy day fund to protect himself from a disaster awaiting Wall Street, according to Marketwatch. Singer runs Elliot Management, a $33 billion hedge fund. He recently advised investors in a letter that low volatility is ahead for stocks, which will see values move higher for a...

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Business

Dow Could Hit 100,000 By 2030; Adviser Urges Investors To Prepare

Posted on May 13th, 2017.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average could hit 100,000 by 2030, according to financial author and adviser Ric Edelman. Edelman, who believes incredible profits are in the making for those who prepare for new economic realities. If it doesn’t hit 100,00, he said, it will probably hit 150,000. The blue-chip index currently trades at around...

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Economy

What Do Rising Interest Rates Mean For Investors?

Posted on April 4th, 2017.

With interest rates inching upward in the U.S. and elsewhere following a period of sustained low rates, what should investors do to maximize their earnings? Last month, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates and signaled it will raise interest rates more this year. This followed a raise in December, the first in more than a year....

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Weekly Analysis: Stocks at Decision Point, Altcoins Still on Fire

Posted on April 2nd, 2017.

Asset Current Value Weekly Change S&P 500 2363 0.80% DAX 12312 2.06% WTI Crude Oil 50.81 5.92% GOLD 1247.50 -0.24% Bitcoin 1075 1.32% EUR/USD 1.0657 -1.49% 5 Things to Watch Next Week Will Bitcoin target its all-time high? The most important cryptocurrency scared bulls last weekend as it spiked lower to $900 before recovering above...

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