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By Jill Mislinski – Market Cap to GDP is a long-term valuation indicator that has become popular in recent years, thanks to Warren Buffett. Back in 2001, he remarked in a Fortune Magazine interview that "it is probably the best single measure...

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By Danielle Park – US auto sales peaked in 2016 and fell for a fourth consecutive month in June, while sales in Canada hit a fresh record in the first half of 2017 on an 8.8% increase in light truck sales thanks to (misplaced?) business confidence in...

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By FS Staff – Many analysts are fearful of an impending downturn as early as next year. In an exclusive interview with FS Insider, legendary forecaster Martin Armstrong explained his outlook on the global economy and markets, including a bold call...

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By Monty Guild and Tony Danaher – Last week we wrote a simple introduction to digital currencies, describing the motivation of their creators, the technologies that underlie them, and some of the pitfalls that may be waiting for...

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By FS Staff – Confused about annuities? Don't be! Here's what you need to know about them, including how they work, when they might be a bad fit, and, especially, why they sometimes get a bad rap if those selling them don't explain...

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By Stratfor – The US Department of the Treasury unveiled new sanctions June 29 targeting Chinese entities allegedly acting as fronts for North Korean interests, including the Dalian Global Unity Shipping Company and two Chinese nationals.

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By Oil Price – Interestingly, the consortium is moving ahead with this target without the aid of any major names in the Western international E&P business. Meaning that a success here could mean a major shift in power away from...

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By Michael Shedlock – An article from Investopedia recently caught my attention: “IMF Urges Banks to Invest In Cryptocurrencies” The opening sentence of the article states: “A June 2017 staff discussion note from the International Monetary Fund (IMF)...

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By Frank Barbera – The composite price action of both markets seems to be pointing to an over-arching conclusion that, at this juncture, we could be seeing a broad distribution pattern tracing out, and that often happens at major tops...

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By Jill Mislinski – The New York Stock Exchange publishes end-of-month data for margin debt on the NYX data website, where we can also find historical data back to 1959. Let's examine the numbers and study the relationship between margin...

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