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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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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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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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Going, Going, Ghosn: The ex-Nissan CEO’s Wild Escape from Japan

By: TradeSmith Research Team

2 weeks ago | Educational

If you liked Ocean’s Eleven, you are really going to like the movie they make about Carlos Ghosn. There isn’t any official word — yet — but there is no way a movie doesn’t happen. The true-life story of how Carlos Ghosn escaped house arrest in Japan, and the events that played out to make it happen, read like a…

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Investors Fear Missing Out More than the Prospect of War

By: TradeSmith Research Team

3 weeks ago | Educational

There is an old trader’s saying: “It’s not the news — it’s the reaction to the news.” The point of the saying is this: What matters more than a headline, or the substance of a news story or data point or event, is the way investors choose to interpret the information. That interpretation depends on how investors feel, which is…

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Mystery Drone Swarms are Not OK

By: TradeSmith Research Team

3 weeks ago | Educational

There is something genuinely weird going on in Colorado and Nebraska. The phenomenon is a calling card of the new information age, and the intense challenges soon to come. To step back for a moment and provide context, our assigned name for the 2020s is “The Deadly Decade.” The basic premise is that the 2020s are likely to be a…

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