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Brexit is Finally “Done” — as Britain Heads into the Great Unknown

Jan 31, 2020

For three-and-a-half years — ever since the historic referendum vote on June 23, 2016 — Britain has been in a state of emotional turmoil over Brexit. The painful saga of whether to accept Brexit, what kind of Brexit it would be, and what kind of deal would be negotiated seemed to drag on interminably, like a dental procedure that never…

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Brilliant Billionaires Keep Buying Bitcoin

Nov 12, 2020

When smart people look at Bitcoin, they wind up buying it. This seems to be happening with clockwork-like regularity now. It feels like every other week or two, if not every other day or two, some new individual or entity, known for excellence in their domain of expertise, is buying BTC. The latest example of this is Stan Druckenmiller, a…

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Britain’s Green Industrial Revolution is a Sign of the Investing Times

Nov 23, 2020

“Imagine Britain when a Green Industrial Revolution has helped to level up the country,” wrote U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a Financial Times opinion piece on Nov. 17. “You cook breakfast using hydrogen power before getting in your electric car, having charged it overnight from batteries made in the Midlands,” Johnson went on. “Around you the air is cleaner;…

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Central Banks are Confirming a 71-Year-Old Prophecy from Austrian Economics

Mar 03, 2020

On Monday, Feb. 2, 2020, the Dow Jones industrial average roared higher by nearly 1,300 points. The single-day rally was the Dow’s best day in more than a decade. And the Dow was only one part of it. Stocks in general were up big on Monday in the anticipation of central bank stimulus. The story is well known: When things…

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China is Using its Currency to Stockpile Copper and Grains

Jan 25, 2021

In the TradeSmith Decoder model portfolio, we have a large position in a top-tier copper miner that was up more than 190% as of last Friday’s close. For that we say: “Thank you, China.” There are other crucial factors driving the price of copper higher — and grains, too — but China is a big one. China has been using…

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China’s Coronavirus Stats Can’t Be Trusted

Apr 01, 2020

The coronavirus data coming out of China is manipulated, and possibly outright false. We know this, in part, because a Chinese health official has admitted as much. There have also been questions and red flags around China’s data reporting from very early on. This matters because China’s coronavirus statistics — the number of cases, the number of fatalities, and the…

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Confrontation Between the U.S. and China is Beginning to Heat Up

Mar 22, 2021

Relations between the United States and China are on a downward slope, and tensions are on an upward slope. This has been true for a while now, enough so to fuel talk of a “new Cold War” between the U.S. and China, alternately known as “Cold War 2.0.” The original Cold War played out between the United States and the…

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Congratulations: You Survived the Wildest Market Conditions Since 1929

Mar 17, 2020

Have you ever wondered what the 1929 stock market crash was like? Have you ever imagined how it might feel, as an investor, to endure 1929-level panic and turmoil? Have you ever wondered if you could handle it? Well, you don’t have to wonder anymore, because it just happened. The extreme volatility and fear displayed on Monday broke all records…

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Congress Needs Remote Legislating Capabilities As Soon As Possible

Mar 27, 2020

Without remote legislation capabilities, there are plausible scenarios where Congress loses its ability to legislate, or even to function. Imagine a scenario where the government is frozen in place — and no new emergency bills or measures can be passed. The risk of a non-functioning government, in the midst of the worst global crisis in generations, is now staring us…

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Coronavirus is Coming to the United States — Here’s What to Watch

Feb 26, 2020

Coronavirus is coming to the United States. “It’s not so much of a question of if this will happen anymore,” Nancy Messonnier, Director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), said in a Wednesday briefing, “but rather more of a question of exactly when this will happen.” Immediately after the NCIRD briefing was released, the stock market…

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