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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 FS Staff – Bitcoin has entered a parabolic phase, blowing past the price of gold and hitting new all-time highs on a daily basis. This time on FS Insider, Trace Mayer, host of the Bitcoin Knowledge Podcast and a leading expert on bitcoin and cryptocurrencies...

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By FS Staff - We aren’t simply in a bull market, Piper Jaffray's Craig Johnson noted. Investors need to think of this specifically as a long-term, structural bull market. There are two big forces coming to bear that will keep markets structurally bullish. The first, he says, is...

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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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