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By Gary Dorsch – On January 31st, 2017; the Trump administration fired the first shot in a “Currency War’ with the Euro-zone, when Trump’s top trade adviser Peter Navarro accused the German finance ministry of using a “grossly undervalued”...

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By FS Staff – Public pension funds are operating on the assumption that they’re going to generate returns 25 percent higher than Warren Buffet every single year into perpetuity. That’s insanely optimistic and has allowed politicians to use the pension system as a piggy bank...

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By Oil Price – Hedge funds and other major investors have soured on oil prices, and the pessimistic turn has corresponded with the deep selloff in recent weeks. Since the beginning of June, the long positions held by speculators have...

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By Michael Shedlock – Amazon fulfillment centers, typically single-story warehouses located in suburbs, do not meet its goal of low-cost deliveries to city dwellers. Amazon’s patented solution is multi-story, drone-delivery behive center warehouses smack...

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By Paul Horn – Using a health savings account (HSA) is a prudent financial decision that many Americans overlook or simply do not understand. One of their primary benefits is that contributed funds do not run out each year like a medical savings account. Instead, unused funds...

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By Stratfor – Based on the principle that transformative world events are not random, but are in fact predictable, Stratfor develops decade, annual and quarterly forecasts. These forecasts are built upon Stratfor’s geopolitical methodology...

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By Urban Carmel – Take the US tech bubble of the 1990s, add the subsequent real estate bubble of the 2000s, multiply by two, and you have a good approximation of the events leading to Japan's stock market crash in 1990.

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By The Conversation – On June 27, the ATM turns 50. Former US Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker once described it as the “only useful innovation in banking.” But today, the cash that ATMs dispense may be on the endangered list.

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By Robert Bernard – On June 14, 2017, the US Federal Reserve raised its Fed Funds rate for the second time this year. The new range will be 1 - 1.25%. The Fed also gave a roadmap on how they plan to unwind their $4.5 trillion balance sheet.

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By FS Staff – News headlines are reporting daily on a pension crisis unfolding in the US. To understand how we got here, there are really five major factors that led us to this point: 1. Generous payouts, 2. Inadequate contributions, 3. Low interest rates, 4. Longer life spans...

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