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What You Know About In­fla­tion Is Wrong

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New studies show that how much money a central bank prints may be less significant to inflation than commodity prices. As the markets grow stronger and stronger, there is no metric more important for investors than inflation. Investors’ expectations of rising ... More »

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The Current State of Cryptocurrency

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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 il... More »

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The General Electric Dilemma

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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 ou... More »

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What’s Happening in the Markets?

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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... More »

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Warren Buffett’s Bet Against Hedge Funds

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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 ... More »

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Investors Pull $30B from Stock Market

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Financial specialists and investors are pulling a constant flow of cash from the U.S. securities exchanges, marking a shift in investor sentiment and concern among the bulls. The $2.6 billion pulled from U.S. equities last week brought outflows to $30 billion ... More »

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Last Week in Finance: June 19th, 2017

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The end of last week’s trading session brought about mixed sentiment, with small suggestions of the bulls taking over this week. Overall, however, it is evident that the markets are showing some fatigue since the presidential election in November, seeing there... More »

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Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates

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On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve declared its intent to raise short-term interest rates and to continue raising them throughout the year, as part of a more aggressive tactic to drain money from the financial system as economic growth continues. According to F... More »