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Three Signs Market Sentiment Has Reached Dangerous Extremes

By: TradeSmith Research Team

2 days ago | Educational

Investors are starting to believe — to really and truly believe — in the power of the Federal Reserve. This is centered around a cluster of assertions: The Federal Reserve will not raise interest rates. The Fed will not let the market go down. Nothing will keep stocks from continuing to rise. Holding equities is as safe as holding cash. …

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The China Coronavirus and Deadly Echoes of SARS

By: TradeSmith Research Team

3 days ago | News

Wuhan, China is a city of 11 million people. That makes it bigger than any U.S. city, including New York and Los Angeles. Huanggang, a city of 7.5 million, is just 35 miles from Wuhan, and has more people than all but one metro area in the United States — New York City. China has dozens of cities with gigantic populations….

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Interest Rates Have Been Falling for 700 Years

By: TradeSmith Research Team

4 days ago | Educational

Here is a finding that will bake your noodle: Interest rates have been falling for 700 years. From the early 1300s onward, the long-term trend of interest rates has been lower. If the data supporting this finding is correct, we are talking about one of the biggest trends in history: Bigger than any nation or human migration pattern; bigger than…

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Jeff Bezos Wants to Read Your Palm

By: TradeSmith Research Team

5 days ago | Educational

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, wants to read your palm. He doesn’t want to tell your fortune though. He wants to make it easier to buy stuff. The most profitable technologies are so easily and frequently used, they almost become invisible. Like smartphones, for example: The typical smartphone is within its users’ reach almost 24 hours a day: On…

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Never, Ever Attend this Crypto Conference

By: TradeSmith Research Team

1 week ago | Educational

There is a big crypto conference from Feb. 22 through 29. No matter how much you like cryptocurrency, you shouldn’t attend. Why? Because if you’re American, and you show up at this conference, it could land you 20 years in jail. North Korea is holding its annual blockchain and cryptocurrency conference toward the end of February. Sanctions experts from the…

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Man Who Oversees $160 Billion Forecasts 30% Upside for Gold, Disaster for the Dollar

By: TradeSmith Research Team

1 week ago | Educational

Bridgewater Associates is the world’s biggest hedge fund. It has assets under management of more than $160 billion. Bridgewater is also the most successful hedge fund of all time by the metric of absolute dollars earned. By that meaning, if you looked at how many swimming pools Bridgewater could fill with the dollars it has earned for clients, they would…

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The U.S.-China Phase One Signing is Bullish for Emerging Markets — and Bearish for the Dollar

By: TradeSmith Research Team

2 weeks ago | News

As this article goes to press, the United States is preparing to sign a “phase one” trade deal with China. This is a big victory — for China. That makes it a victory for Chinese stocks, emerging market assets, and international stocks in general. Which also makes it bearish for the U.S. dollar. There are multiple reasons why China is…

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What if the FANG stocks dominate for the next eighty years?

By: TradeSmith Research Team

2 weeks ago | Educational

What if the FANG stocks dominate for another eighty years? What if Facebook, Apple, Amazon, and Google are still dominant in the year 2100? It’s an intriguing question for at least two reasons. First, if the FANGS are institutions that will last for generations, they should be seen in a different light. Second, the idea of the FANGS dominating for…

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The “Bunker Mentality” is Big for the Wealthy in 2020

By: TradeSmith Research Team

2 weeks ago | Educational

For the wealthy in 2020, it’s all about the bunker. “World’s super rich are hoarding physical gold in secret bunkers,” a Russia Today headline declares. New research from Goldman Sachs indicates that stores of physical gold — that is to say, actual gold bars in vaults — are accumulating faster than visible purchases of gold ETFs (exchange traded funds). When…

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New Decade Career Advice: Work at Taco Bell

By: TradeSmith Research Team

2 weeks ago | News

Do you happen to know a young graduate looking for work in the American Midwest or Northeast? Are they feeling uncertain about their job direction or career path? Maybe they should work at Taco Bell. That sounds like the lead-in to a joke, but isn’t, because this Jan. 9 headline from Bloomberg is real: “You Can Now Make $100,000 Working…

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