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With four front-runners facing difficult sets of issues, the electoral campaign is likely to be tumultuous with continued weakening French institutions. On Sunday, January 29th the French Socialist Party (PS)

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One of the biggest contributors to losses for traders in the financial market is the temptation to sell short. Borrowing shares of a company that is not owned by the seller in the hopes of making a massive profit have shipwrecked...

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Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft—the largest publicly traded companies in the world—are banking their collective futures on the game-changing field of deep learning artificial intelligence. “They have entire research arms dedicated to unlocking...

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Given the surge in leading economic data, those awaiting an imminent recession or economic downturn in the U.S. may have a while longer to wait, said Kurt Kallus, author of Exec Spec and a frequent guest on our FS Insider podcast. Kallaus has made several correct calls...

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When the NYSE’s A-D Line hits a new high, it conveys a clear message that liquidity is plentiful. The market might encounter other types of problems, such as investors’ emotions suddenly swinging, or a big news event rocking the market.

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The thing that was really intriguing about the post-Trump breakout in the market was that it moved us out of an entire 2-year consolidation. If you think about it, 2015 and 2016 was like an extended sideways consolidation with the Dow trading between 16,000 and...

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The evidence strongly suggests that the past two years served the purpose of clearing out the excesses generated by the long-term bull market which began in 2009. In other words, the market is rested and ready to resume its potential as we head further into 2017...

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Whether the US current account deficit is harmful or not to the US economy depends on the assumptions we make about capital scarcity. In a world awash with excess capital and insufficient demand, the US current account...

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Trade and employment are more complicated than the U.S. just being inundated by cheap products that rely on cheap labor to displace American jobs. Low savings rates in the U.S. and the high savings rates in some countries impact the exchange rates making...

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Japan has mastered the art of the quick change. Throughout its modern history, the country has demonstrated an extraordinary capacity to adapt its policy to suit the demands of the day. In the late 19th century, Japan's leaders...

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