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In the aftermath of the 2016 presidential elections, President Donald Trump promised a protectionist and “America First” trade policy that includes the raising of tariffs. Most recently, a 25% tariff on steel and 10% tariff on aluminum is aimed at helping domestic metal compete against foreign producers but threatens to raise input prices on American business that use steel: namely small businesses. Threats that face American industry include waivers on major American importers of steel...

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With the rise of cryptocurrency across the global landscape, regulators across the world are trying to figure out ways to control cryptocurrency exchanges. Originating as a currency exchange in the dark side of the Internet, marked by secret drug trades and illegal activities, cryptocurrency quickly became a backbone of mainstream digital currency exchange. However, this is where the problem lies; cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) were designed to make it difficult to...

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Every year, industrial executives (as well as the rest of Wall Street) would travel down to a coastal resort off Sarasota, Florida to hear General Electric’s CEO, Jeffrey Immelt, present his outlook on the company. Last May, Immelt expressed a very positive outlook on the conglomerate’s future, stating “this is a strong, very strong company.” However, many investors didn’t think Immelt was very confident in his sentiments. His 27-slide presentation went through a 2018 profit...

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President Trump’s chief economic advisor, Gary Cohn, tendered his resignation from the White House on Tuesday, leading the Dow Jones to plummet by roughly 189 points after its already-bearish opening of 300 points down. However, adverse market shifts like this are not uncommon anymore; any news – whether economic or political – can carry drastic changes to markets, often giving investors reason to panic. Ray Dalio and Warren Buffett – two of Wall Street’s most...

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Comcast recently made a surprise bid for Sky, a U.K. media broadcaster that is currently being chased after by Rupert Murdoch, an 87-year-old billionaire who is currently the Executive Co-Chairman of 21st Century Fox. This could be the beginning of a battle between two of the largest players in the media arena today. Murdoch’s plan for 21st Century Fox is to purchase the remaining portion of Sky, which is currently holds a 39 percent stake...

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Ten years ago, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett made a bet with a hedge fund manager that the S&P 500 would outperform a certain group of hedge funds in the next decade. The results were somewhat surprising; his S&P 500 fund experienced an annual gain of 7.1% over ten years, while the basket of funds selected by the hedge fund manager only experienced an average increase of 2.2%. The victory was finalized in January, and...

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