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By FS Staff – “Generally, in midterm years, there’s that weak spot in Q2 and Q3, what we call the bottom pickers paradise,” Hirsch said. “I had an average of a 50 percent move on the midterm low to the pre-election-year high.” From a big picture standpoint...

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By Kurt Kallaus – Much like mortgage debt is to home prices, margin debt is to stock prices. With the Dow rising 25% and hitting new record highs every fourth day on average during 2017, borrowings for stock purchases have been hitting new records in tandem...

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By Stratfor – With a directive from the central government and a less restrictive regulatory environment, China has been at the forefront of using CRISPR for health care purposes. Chinese scientists were the first to edit the genome of a human embryo...

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By Adrian Ash – Gold prices rose sharply against all major currencies on Friday, recovering even last week's 1.5% drop in Japanese Yen terms while stocks and shares fell worldwide as Beijing hit back at Washington with plans for new import tariff rates...

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By FS Staff – Investors who depend on any or all of these resources in retirement may need to plan ahead, though, as the landscape is changing rapidly, and what worked in the past may not work for much longer. In addition to private pensions vanishing...

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By Jill Mislinski – This week, the S&P 500 continued to decline with 3 days of losses. The index closed Thursday at its lowest yet of the week and fell 3.77% from this time last week. It is down 1.93% YTD and is 8.0% below its record close.

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By Oil Price – In 2016 the Dutch gas market achieved a major milestone when the TTF natural gas hub became the benchmark for European gas, taking the lead from the British NGC. The significance of this achievement has yet...

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By Patrick O'Hare – You have to hand it to Fed Chairman Powell. He orchestrated unanimity among Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) members at his first meeting overseeing the FOMC and he projected a calm...

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By Matthew Kerkhoff – We’re going to look at a bunch of economic data today, but before we do, there’s something we need to clear up. Most economic data is released in a monthly cadence, but if you focus on monthly figures...

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By Stratfor – In December 2017, US President Donald Trump signed into law his country's first major tax reform since the Reagan era. Sometimes new legislation is seismic in its effects, directly altering the playing field...

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