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LATEST EPISODES

Recorded | 20 January 2018
In today's show, we review recent comments by Billionaires Ray Dalio and Bill Gross. Both comments adress the expectations both investors have for the market behavior in 2018. You'll learn why both men think the sell-off in the bond market will continue to persist, and why they think the stock market isn't as expensive as most people make it out to be.

Recorded | 6 January 2018
In today's show, we talk about Quantitative Tightening and the impact on the US Stock Market. The group has an in-depth discussion about the bond yield curve and how it might look as 2018 progresses. Our guest, Richard Duncan, has worked at the IMF and World Bank and has over 30 years of experience in financial markets.

Recorded | 6 January 2018
In this episode, Preston and Stig review the newly released book, The Art of the Good Life. The book's author is Rolf Dobelli and he uncovers the 52 surprising shortcuts to happiness, wealth, and success.

INVESTING BLOG AND NEWS

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What Will Happen To Gold When The Stock Market Bubble Pops?

by Gary Savage | 22 January 2018

The stock market is in a bubble phase that will eventually pop. This video explains why gold, evidenced by its relative strength among other commodities, will be the preferred recipient of liquidity.

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Visual Explanation of ETFs

by Jeff Desjardins | 22 January 2018

Today’s infographic highlights the basics around ETFs, including how they work, what type of assets they can track, and the pros and cons associated with investing in them.

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Why You Must Own Silver In 2018

by Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT | 22 January 2018

While Gold is very close to a major breakout (in price), its strength has not filtered down to Silver yet.

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Will the World Economy Continue to “Roll Along” in 2018?

by Gail Trevberg | 22 January 2018

In 2017, the world economy seemed to be going smoothly because it has benefitted from artificially low energy prices and artificially low interest rates. But we cannot expect this temporary condition to go on.

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What’s The Macro Price Tag For Shutdown Economics In The U.S.?

by James Picerno | 22 January 2018

Which federal agencies (and related services) will suffer the most? Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will take the biggest hit, according to the Times, based on estimated percentages of employees who will stay home.

  • activist-investor-vs-engaged-investor

Nelson Peltz: Activist Investor vs Engaged Investor

by Jacob Wolinsky | 22 January 2018

Nelson Peltz joins Reuters Breakingviews Global Editor Rob Cox for an exclusive one-on-one conversation on how investors can better work with the companies they own in 2018.

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Jim Rickards: Three “Snowflakes” That Could Cause the Next Financial Avalanche

by Jim Rickards | 22 January 2018

Financial avalanches emerge from unstable snowpacks (markets), while a single snowflake can disturb others, and create a slide that gains momentum and ultimately cause the entire snowpack to rip loose.

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Week Ahead: Will The USD Slide Continue? Can Bitcoin Head Higher?

by Pinchas Cohen | 22 January 2018

All four major US indices—the S&P 500, Dow, NASDAQ and Russell 2000—moved higher, each finishing a third straight week of gains. The bullish finale came despite the looming threat of a US government shutdown.

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Economic Calendar – Top 5 Things to Watch This Week

by Investing.com | 22 January 2018

Global financial markets will focus on this week's European Central Bank meeting for further details on when the central bank plans to end its massive economic stimulus program.

  • NYSE-bitcoin-futures-ETF

NYSE Tries for Bitcoin Futures ETFs

by Simon Golstein | 21 January 2018

The New York Stock Exchange has officially asked the Securities and Exchange Commission for permission to launch five new Bitcoin-related ETF funds via NYSE Arca.

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Why Hackers Hack: Motives Behind Cyberattacks

by Jeff Desjardins | 21 January 2018

Today’s infographic breaks down the statistics from a couple of large global studies on cybersecurity, and the motives behind those cyberattacks.

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ISM Non-Manufacturing: Continued Growth in December

by Jill Mislinski | 21 January 2018

The Institute of Supply Management (ISM) has now released the December Non-Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), also known as the ISM Services PMI.

  • high-hopes-for-fourthquarter-earnings

High Hopes for Fourth-Quarter Earnings

by Investing.com | 21 January 2018

Even before Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL), JP Morgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) and other U.S. companies beat earnings estimates for the fourth quarter, there was reason for optimism.

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ETF Tax Efficiency

by Elisabeth Kashner | 21 January 2018

ETFs are known for tax efficiency, particularly around annual capital gains distributions. Think of it as a holiday gift from the IRS to ETF investors, via its special tax treatment of market makers.

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When Berkshire Buys Hershey

by Jody Chudley | 21 January 2018

Warren Buffett calls his bulging bank account his “elephant gun” that he plans to bag a giant-sized acquisition with. So what might he buy? The brand name powerhouse, Hershey

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Are Bond Yields About To Move Higher?

by Michael Harris | 21 January 2018

Trendlines are part of a pattern group defined in the early to mid 20th century by some analysts in an effort to reduce market complexity via loosy compression.

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A Beginner’s Guide To The Bitcoin Lightning Network

by Steven Hay | 20 January 2018

Basics of Bitcoin Lightning Network - Know more about what it is, its origins, how it works, and the benefits you can get from it.

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Visualizing the Global Millionaire Population

by Jeff Desjardins | 20 January 2018

A graphical representation of the wealth of global millionaires in terms of region, fortune size, and city.

  • waiting-for-the-market-boom

Waiting for The Market to Boom is a Terrible Strategy

by Cullen Roche | 20 January 2018

Planning for a “near-term melt-up” is an irrationally short-term expectation. And just like it’s silly to plan for a crash it’s equally silly to position your portfolio for a boom.

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Commodities: Trading Markets And Fake News

by Dan Flynn | 20 January 2018

The Grain report is behind us and the harvest in South America will be in the forefront shortly just as pitchers and catchers will be reporting for duty and we will be talking planting intentions here in the Good Ol’ USA. Has the market priced in bearish news?