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AI and Robotics Set to Revolutionize Healthcare
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By FS Staff – Artificial intelligence and machine learning are about to completely change how we think about healthcare, Studebaker said. With wearable devices, AI is able to monitor health vitals in real-time with the same expertise of a doctor following you...


Strong 4th Quarter Ahead?
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By Matthew Kerkhoff – We’re entering a seasonally strong period of the year with modest valuation levels and a strong economy. If you add in a tailwind from reduced trade friction, we could be in for a strong few months. Nowhere is this more evident than...


Podcast: Lawrence McQuillan on America's Public Pension Crisis
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By FS Staff – The public pension crisis is massive, and it’s only getting bigger. Yet state and local governments are slow to address the problem, and the solutions they’re implementing could result in even larger issues down the road. Lawrence McQuillan...


Investors Are Pulling Their Money from the Stock Market
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By Callum Thomas – A curious divergence has opened up between the level of the S&P500 and the cumulative level of fund flows into US equity funds (mutual funds and ETFs). The last time in recent history that we saw a similar type of divergence was...


Estate Planning in Politically Unstable Times
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By FS Staff – Jim Puplava recently interviewed estate planning expert Elizabeth Morgan who explains how taxes can be affected by the political climate and changing political administrations. She discusses the effect of sunsetting exemptions...


Lessons from the Lehman Moment
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By Patrick O'Hare – This week has been filled with remembrances of the financial crisis. We hear them every year at this time, but this year was super-charged with remembrances because it was the 10-year anniversary of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy...


The Tech Sector Is About to See a Major Reshuffling
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By FS Staff – In addition to the next anticipated fed rate hike, there’s a lesser-known factor set to take effect later this year that may impact markets, and may even cause a flash crash. The change that’s coming has to do with both the S&P and MSCI overhauling...


Chinese Government Encourages Share Buybacks As Bear Market Deepens
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By Danielle Park – Rivets are starting to blow once more on the debt-on-debt Ponzi driving Chinese markets.  Following the lead of western companies, corporate buybacks in China have surged in 2018 (see left).  This is the latest desperate...


Market Concentration Signals Need for Caution
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By FS Staff – We’re currently in the longest bull market in history. Where do we go from here? This time on Financial Sense Newshour's Big Picture, Jim Puplava discusses the forces that are holding this market up, and what issues might develop under...


Breaking Down the U.S. Economy
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By Matthew Kerkoff – In last week’s article I elaborated on why it’s important to allow the economic backdrop to guide us when price action becomes erratic. Today, I thought we would take a short tour of the...


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