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By Oil Price – President Donald Trump has decided to withdraw the US from the Paris climate accord and is telling people close to him that the US will withdraw from the pact, according to a flurry of media reports in the past hours.

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By Jill Mislinski – With today's release of the March S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, we learned that seasonally adjusted home prices for the benchmark 20-city index were up 0.9% month over month. The seasonally adjusted year-over-year...

Independent Institute's picture

By Independent Institute – Before diving into the more interesting numbers contained within President Trump’s first official budget proposal, let’s ask a budget history trivia question: When was the last time that any US President proposed a budget for the US...

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By The Conversation – Ever since the Golden Gate Bridge opened to traffic on May 27, 1937, it’s been an iconic symbol on the American landscape. By 1870, people had realized the necessity of building a bridge spanning the Golden Gate Strait to connect the city of...

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By Chris Puplava – Breadth is one of the most powerful tools that I use to asses strength of the economy and stock market. Breadth is simply a measure of the level of participation of stocks in a bull market or areas and sectors of the economy in...

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By Patrick O'Hare – Apple (AAPL), Alphabet (GOOG), Microsoft (MSFT), Amazon.com (AMZN), and Facebook (FB) — these five companies are the five largest companies in the S&P 500 based on market capitalization. In aggregate, their market value is $2.93 trillion!

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By Mises Institute – One of the cardinal rules of government accounting and rhetoric is to call any slowdown in the growth rate of government spending a "cut." This gives the impression that less is being spent when more is being spent.

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By Adrian Ash – Gold prices jumped above $1265 per ounce in London trade Friday, gaining 0.9% for the week as world stock markets slipped despite another fresh overnight record-high in US equity indices. Major government bond prices rose, pushing...

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By Tim Duy PhD – With incoming data brighter and suggesting that the first quarter slowdown was indeed temporary, a June rate hike looks more certain than not. But why are they even contemplating raising rates at all given recent inflation numbers?

Paul D Horn CFP CPWA MS's picture

By Paul Horn – I recently had a client that was the unfortunate victim of identity theft. It took her credit card company calling her after several large transactions to even know that it happened. This, unfortunately, is an all too common...