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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 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 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 Kurt Kallaus – US and global stocks remain in a secular Bull market. Major averages from around the world confirm the strength we see in our country boosted by strong earnings and guidance. Tech stocks have trounced value companies and...

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By Frank Barbera – Over the last few years, Gold Mining stocks have carried investors on quite a ride. This observer first started watching the Gold Stock Index back in 1978, when mining stocks were the only game in town. Back then...

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By Andrew Zatlin – Uber has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons over these past couple months. I’m sure you’ve seen or heard the headlines. From sexual harassment to discrimination, to “Greyball” – software that helped Uber drivers...

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By Frank Barbera – Other warning flags can be found in the realm of technical analysis where sentiment readings are among the most bullish values seen in a number of years. These suggest that there is room now for a contrary stance where excess positive sentiment...

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By Adrian Ash – Gold prices held near 5-week lows against a falling US Dollar on Wednesday, trading at $1243 per ounce as commodities rallied but world stock markets extended Tuesday's retreat in New York. As Brent crude oil rallied $1 per...

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By Michael Shedlock – Amazon bought Whole Foods today. Widespread carnage in the grocery stock prices followed. Jim Cramer called it a major deflationary disruption saying stores cannot compete. “What Amazon did to the mall, it will now...

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