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The Big Winner from U.S.-Iran Tensions Could be China

By: TradeSmith Research Team

Jan 06, 2020 | News

There are many potential losers from escalating U.S.-Iran tensions. But a big likely winner is China. The drama unfolding with Iran does at least three big things for China. First, it increases the likelihood a U.S.-China trade deal goes China’s way. Second, it shifts the spotlight away from Hong Kong. And third, it increases the strength of China’s geostrategic position…

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The Super-Rich Are Going Bananas: Evidence of a Mania

By: TradeSmith Research Team

Dec 09, 2019 | News

Are we living in a time of mania? Quite possibly yes. To give you a spoiler for where we’re going, new evidence has come in suggesting an investment mania is at hand. It comes in the form of a $120,000 banana slapped on a wall with duct tape. Before being slapped on the wall, the banana was worth whatever an…

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Bitcoin and Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

By: TradeSmith Research Team

Nov 22, 2019 | News

China giveth, and China taketh away — when it comes to cryptocurrencies at least. Just last month, the entire cryptocurrency market surged, gaining $50 billion worth of market cap in 48 hours or so, on a pro-blockchain speech from Xi Jinping, the president of China. Few had expected China’s leader for life to give such a powerful personal endorsement. The…

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Hong Kong’s Rage is the Harbinger of a Multi-Decade U.S.-China Cold War

By: TradeSmith Research Team

Nov 18, 2019 | News

On June 4, 1989, the Tiananmen Square Massacre occurred. On that dark day, the Chinese government declared martial law and sent in tanks and troops to put down student-led demonstrations. Westerners recall the iconic image of “tank man,” the lone protester standing in front of a line of tanks. What is less well-known is that, in the massacre that occurred…

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