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The Pivot Point

The massive economic shock following the banking collapse of 2007–8 is the direct cause of the crisis of confidence which is affecting almost all the institutions of western representative democracy. The banking collapse was not a natural event, like a tsunami. It was a direct result of man-made systems and artifices which permitted wealth to […]

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Exotic Indexes: Built to Sell or Built to Last?

There are now more than 70 times as many indexes as there are stocks. What does that mean for investors?

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Central banks are buying gold at the fastest pace in six years

Earlier this month the World Gold Council published its quarterly report– and it shows that central banks and foreign governments from around the world are buying up gold at their fastest pace in six years. This is pretty big news, and it says a LOT about the future of the dollar. Remember, central banks and […]

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Leveraging Active Investing with Small-Cap Stocks

Elizabeth M. Lilly, CFA, thinks that small-cap stock investing is an excellent way to leverage active management. If you do the research.

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An Evil So Great That America May Not Be Able To Ever Recover From It

Approximately 800,000 children go missing in the United States every year, and many of them end up in the hands of sex traffickers.  After you read what I have to share with you, I guarantee that you will start watching your children much more carefully when they are in public.  Earlier today I received an […]

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Are Social Media Influencers Losing the Game of Trust?

We are all influencing and being influenced, following and being followed, but we are not trusting all, and not all are being trusted. When we play the game of trust, we win, or we ruin. At its core, Influencer marketing is supposed to be a scaled and accelerated version of word-of-mouth marketing (WOMM), the most […]

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The ruble is the most gold-backed currency in the world.

Russia insider asked me to share my opinion on why gold, or a gold backed currency is not be sufficent enough to safeguard the Russian…

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Crypto prices are surging… is it time to buy again?

Last week the price of Bitcoin was double what it was on April 1 of this year. Then it crashed by almost 20% in matter of days. Then it surged again. And at the time of this writing, the price of bitcoin is just shy of $8,000. That’s a pretty volatile ride. Naturally the “experts” […]

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Le Pen party tipped for Euro election victory over 'failing' Macron

Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Rally (RN) will win the most votes in the European election in France, exit polls predict — an upset for the centrist President Macron. … READ MORE : https://www.euronews.com/2019/05/26/macron-failing-says-le-pen-as-party-on-course-for-french-euro-election-victory What are the top stories today? Click to watch: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSyY1udCyYqBeDOz400FlseNGNqReKkFd euronews: the most watched news channel in Europe Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=euronews euronews […]

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Corporate Bonds after a Spin-Off: Consider the Covenants

Whatever their motivations, spin-offs can have a dramatic effect on the performance of the associated corporate bonds, so it is crucial that fixed-income investors conduct the necessary analysis. Nathan N.J. Grant, CFA, has some advice.

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