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The price of bitcoin has exploded over $1,900 ($1,944 as of this writing), and a bitcoin-yen carry trade may actually push it far higher, says leading bitcoin expert Trace Mayer. Here’s what Trace said on our FS Insider podcast Friday: “A major Japanese forex company is now...

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OPEC is discussing a potential deepening of crude oil output cuts in a bid to accelerate market rebalancing, sources from the cartel told Reuters. The news came as the group’s Economic Commission Board met to discuss...

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Impeachment is a predominantly legislative process currently followed in several dozen countries, including Brazil, South Korea and the Philippines. “Impeach” has roots in the Latin word for being caught. It allows members of the...

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Following the 2008 financial crisis, many observers were surprised by how much many Americans began saving. From 2009 to 2012, total household debt fell considerably, dropping by more than 12 percent from 2008 to 2013.

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Both Republican tax plans may have serious impacts on residents in high-income states with places like California, Massachusetts, and New York impacted the most. “It’s not just that they’re going after itemized deductions in both the Trump plan and the Republican...

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Oil prices will see a steep plunge as autonomous electric vehicles decimate the value chain of entire industries in just a few years. So write James Arbib and Tony Seba of RethinkX in their latest thought-provoking report looking at the power of technological disruptions...

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The US dollar has drifted lower against most of the major currencies as the culmination of news from Washington, escalating already rising concerns about the economic agenda that was to bolster growth with dramatic tax reform, infrastructure...

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Official recession calls are the responsibility of the NBER Business Cycle Dating Committee, which is understandably vague about the specific indicators on which they base their decisions. This committee statement is about as close as they...

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We all know that investing is a game of expectations. The market “prices in” certain information, and then we adjust our outlook and positions as those expectations change. A key operating rule of this “game” is that when the best that can be...

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March 2019 is the current target date for the next US recession, says a machine-learning "forecasting engine" developed by San Diego-based Intensity Corporation. Intensity boasts a number of very large tech firms as clients—Apple, IBM, Microsoft, and others...

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