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UK Election 2019: Brexit and the NHS dominate election campaign debate

The Conservatives and Labour have been outlining their main pitch to voters. The Prime Minister Boris Johson in his first major speech of the campaign said a Conservative government would unite the country and “level up” the prospects for people with massive investment in health, better infrastructure, more police, and a green revolution. But he […]

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The Crypto-Bears are back but is a recovery in sight?

By Jenny Lynton To be honest, we’re hooked. Well, Bitcoin (BTC) has steered us through a rollercoaster of emotions recently, as its value whipsawed across the market. Then this week, just as the coin rallied higher and momentum was rising, the bears came back to haunt us. One of the key reasons behind the latest market […]

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Have you claimed the most valuable asset your ancestors passed down to you?

If you were a southern Italian peasant around the turn of the 20th century, your life was pretty rough. The feudal system had officially ended with the unification of Italy a few decades earlier. But most laborers probably didn’t notice the difference. The vast majority of southern Italians were farm workers. But the landlords who […]

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ETFs: The Systemic Risk Compass

Do exchange-traded funds (ETFs) pose systemic risk? Or are such concerns exaggerated? A panel of experts weighed in.

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The Fragile Boris Johnson

I find election campaigns in which the Prime Minister addresses scrubbed, smug Tory audiences, filmed by the BBC in close shot to conceal the sparsity of their numbers, deeply disturbing. I find the speeches in factories to employees even more chilling. The sullen compliance of employees, too cowed to show discontent before their bosses, should […]

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Here’s What Triggered the Crypto Selloff

By David Goodboy Even long-term crypto bulls have been shaken to the core with the recent selloff. I can relate. I feel the pain of holding a portfolio of cryptocurrency assets while fighting a strong emotional urge to dump everything. I know this pain well after being involved in the financial markets for nearly three […]

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