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What happens when supercomputers trade the markets? Last week, we spoke with Didier Sornette, director of the Financial Crisis Observatory at ETH Zurich, who uses one of Europe's most powerful supercomputers to scan financial assets around the globe...

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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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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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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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China's first quarter economic data came in above expectations and many are raising their growth outlook on the world's second largest economy. Looking under the surface, however, Leland Miller at China Beige Book told FS Insider that China's positive growth...

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In direct contrast to the "euphoria days" of 2011, most investors have now turned bearish on gold after experiencing a multi-year bear market. Contrarian investors—who generally invest against the consensus or the crowd—argue that's a good sign and believe...

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Most major averages have been trending sideways, with one standout, the Nasdaq, led by tech stocks. This time on Financial Sense, we spoke with Art Hill of StockCharts.com about his views on what the charts are telling us, and what he thinks we should expect this year.

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Gold and silver have been getting slammed for weeks but Jeff Christian, one of the world's leading precious metals analysts, thinks this is more of a short-term reaction to subsiding geopolitical fears and reiterates his long-term bullish outlook based on a number of fundamental drivers.

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Copper and oil are important barometers of economic direction. The weather vane for copper’s direction isn’t as much supply, but demand. Chinese industrial activity and the commitment of traders are important demand side tells to observe.

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