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The U.S. debt clock currently reads in blazing red numbers at more than twenty-one trillion. However, those numbers may seem completely meaningless without a context. When faced with the issue of national debt, there should neither be blind fear nor blind indifference. It is critical for Americans to understand how the national debt works. Who owns it? Who pays for it?  How does the accumulation of federal debt actually affect the economy and our everyday...

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With the rise and fall of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, analysts and investors in today’s markets are conducting research into new types of profitable financial products. Secure ledgers of blockchain have drawn interest among investment firms all over the world for its potential to transform the art sector of the economy. Because these new types of financial products are designed to encourage transparency, many believe that stronger art markets could emerge from building trust in transactional...

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Speculators are mainly focused on the recent happenings in the political arena, where Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, admitted to eight criminal charges – including some violations in campaign-finance laws. This wasn’t the only event stirring up the news lately; Paul Manafort, President Trump’s campaign manager, is facing eight charges related to tax fraud. As midterm elections come around, analysts are worried that these mild shakeups might bring volatility into the market. Historically, the...

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If there’s one company building a comprehensive ecosystem of services, it’s Amazon. Beyond e-commerce, Amazon made its way into the groceries market via its acquisition of Whole Foods and ventured into the healthcare industry through its collaboration with Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan. Most recently, rumors are floating around that the e-commerce giant plans to buy out Landmark Theaters, a movie theater chain, as well. As far as the movie business is concerned, the media...

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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 inflation to corroborate the strong trends in financial stocks and the falling rates in government bonds makes it a very important number in investing. However, common theories that are used to forecast inflation are not...

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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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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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