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  • The superrich are selling stocks, buying properties and keeping cash ready

    08/05/2019 8:38:06 AM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 32 replies
    Market Watch ^ | August 5, 2019 | Shawn Langlois
    The superrich blueprint to navigating this hairy stock market: Tap the brakes and get ready to pounce when it all goes to hell. And by the looks of Monday’s action, hell might not be too far away. In the first quarter, Tiger 21, a coalition of 750 members worth in excess of $75 billion, raised cash to levels not seen since 2013. Not much changed in the second quarter in terms of keeping powder dry. The group’s holding 12% in cash. What has changed, however, is that these deep-pocketed investors, in the call of the day, are continuing to move...
  • Is This A Gamechanger For The Lithium Industry?

    04/24/2019 4:10:40 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 13 replies ^ | 04-24-2019 | Charles
    2018 was a terrible year for commodities, but few sectors fared as badly as lithium. The crucial battery metal, also known as “White petroleum”, struggled through a 50 percent price correction as supply soared and demand fears spread like wildfire. But it isn’t time to give up on lithium stocks just yet. The rising stars of the hard-rock lithium space are transforming the industry with their remarkable ability to extract lithium at a lower cost and faster pace than the lithium majors can from their brine deposits. In short, there’s a new caliber of producer in town and - with...
  • U.S. Investor Calvey's Arrest Just Another Brick in the Wall

    02/22/2019 3:17:24 AM PST · by tlozo
    The Moscow Times ^ | Feb. 20, 2019 | Ben Aris
    The arrest of Michael Calvey on Feb. 14 on charges of “large-scale embezzlement” sent shockwaves through Russia’s investment community. One of the best known, most successful and personally well-liked figures in the Russia investment community, Calvey has been both a savvy investor and at pains to keep his head down. He never comments on politics and is known as a straight shooter. The success of his fund Barings Vostok Capital Partners (BVCP) relies entirely on smart calls and it has made a string of “home runs,” as U.S. citizen Calvey has told me in a string of interviews over the...
  • By Arresting an American Investor, Russia Essentially Just Sanctioned Itself

    02/21/2019 11:48:46 AM PST · by tlozo · 9 replies
    Barrons ^ | Feb. 21, 2019 | Pierre Briancon
    Western powers are preparing new sanctions against Russia for its aggression against Ukraine in the sea of Azov, but maybe they don’t need to bother: Russia is good enough at hurting itself. Russia’s arrest last week of the American founder of Baring Vostok, an investment fund focused on Russia, should spook the last few investors who remained tempted by the economic and financial promise of a resource-rich country despite its permanent disregard for the rule of law. Michael Calvey, an American citizen who created Baring Vostok 25 years ago in the heat of Russia’s abrupt turn towards a supposed market...
  • Jack Bogle has died

    01/16/2019 6:09:11 PM PST · by fision · 45 replies
    various media | 1/16/2019
    Jack Bogle, founder of Vanguard, has died.
  • I need a Good Subscription to Investment Newsletter

    11/26/2018 4:51:42 PM PST · by CincyRichieRich · 37 replies
    11-26-18 | Self
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  • Vanguard Founder Jack Bogle's Market Forecast

    10/21/2018 9:47:03 AM PDT · by NRx · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10-17-2018 | Morningstar
    A short interview with Jack Bogle (the father of the low cost index fund) who gives his thoughts on where markets may be going. Appx 6 minute.
  • How Corporate America Is Filling The Gaps In Public Education

    07/18/2018 10:41:22 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 12 replies ^ | 07-18-2018 | Fred
    America is trying to win a race of technological dominance over China, but the education system isn’t exactly playing along, and increasingly, it’s up to the corporate world to fill in the gaps. U.S. employers face serious skill shortages in several industries including health care and science and technology, with some reports claiming that as many as 500,000 tech jobs go unfilled each year, and the U.S. Labor Department saying for a decade starting in 2015 there will be an estimated 1 million computing jobs without applicants to fill them. The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) estimates that 1.8 million...
  • The $1 Trillion Wealth Fund Defying Markets

    02/28/2018 11:02:33 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 2 replies ^ | 02-28-2017 | gerald
    Norway’s $1 trillion-dollar sovereign wealth fund doubled its return on investment last year, and this year, it’s not shying away from the markets--even when many are giving up on the bull run. In fact, the fund is wholeheartedly embracing the spike in volatility, with plans to add some $40 billion in stocks to its portfolio. After all, the fund beat its own benchmark and it’s riding high on massive $130 billion in winnings. First, let’s look at last year’s success story:
  • The big mistake investors make once they hit that first $1 million

    02/01/2018 7:31:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 02/01/2018 | Mitch Tuchman
    Rich people — really rich people — have an inside joke about spending in retirement: They call it “skiing.” Not skiing as in snow skiing, but “spending our kids’ inheritance.” They use it in reference to splurges, such as pricey wines, cruises through Europe, second homes, or whatever strikes their fancy. They don’t feel bad about spending, because there’s little chance that they’ll spend so much that their own retirement is put at risk. It is truly their kids’ money, so why not? Here’s the crazy thing. A recent Washington Post story details how ordinary savers, folks who are comfortable,...
  • The Best Places In The World To Mine Bitcoin

    01/18/2018 9:01:52 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 14 replies ^ | 18-01-2017 | Charles
    Deep in China’s Sichuan mountains, miners are chipping away at complex mathematical puzzles in hopes of unlocking one of today’s most prized assets, bitcoin. Currently, more than 60 percent of all bitcoin is mined in China, and these miners have picked their location wisely. The remote Sichuan mountains enjoy a cool year-round temperature and cheap electricity provided by small-scale hydro-electric facilities, averaging from $0.05 to $0.08-cents per kWh. Recent rumors, however, suggest that this could all come crashing down. First reported on Reuters, the People’s Bank of China outlined a plan behind closed doors aiming to curb the high energy...
  • Peter Schiff: In The Impending Collapse "Everything That Can Go Wrong, Will"

    01/17/2018 4:05:22 PM PST · by blam · 121 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 1-17-2017 | NMac Slavo
    The impending economic collapse is hidden from most. People only see a rising stock market, not the negative underlying factors that will cause the whole system to crash. The weakening of the U.S. dollar is just getting started, warned veteran market forecaster Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital. “We have just begun a major, long-term bear market in the dollar,” he said, which should cause a spike in oil prices. He thinks oil will reach $80-$100 a barrel in 2018. The commodity currently trades at roughly $63 a barrel. Shiff focuses on oil as just one example of the...
  • China Downgrades US Credit Rating From A- To BBB+, Warns US Insolvency Would “Detonate Next Crisis”

    01/16/2018 3:32:14 PM PST · by blam · 38 replies
    In its latest reminder that China is a (for now) happy holder of some $1.2 trillion in US Treasurys, Chinese credit rating agency Dagong downgraded US sovereign ratings from A- to BBB+ overnight, citing “deficiencies in US political ecology” and tax cuts that “directly reduce the federal government’s sources of debt repayment” weakening the base of the government’s debt repayment. Oh, and just to make sure the message is heard loud and clear, the ratings, which are now level with those of Peru, Colombia and Turkmenistan on the Beijing-based agency’s scale of creditworthiness, have also been put on a negative...
  • Don’t Look Now, but Gold Just Finished Its Best Year Since 2011

    01/05/2018 6:55:48 AM PST · by blam · 13 replies
    Market Oracle ^ | 1-5-2017 | Money Metals
    Metals investors may have missed it given the gloomy sentiment that plagued markets for much of 2017, but gold just finished its best year since 2011. Perhaps in a year like the one just passed, 13% gains are simply not inspiring. U.S. stocks finished about 25% higher for the year, and crypto-currencies including Bitcoin left all other asset classes in the dust. Bitcoin gained roughly 1,400%. Die hard gold bugs enter 2018 waiting for crypto-bugs and stock bulls to see the value of precious metals. Fortunately, precious metals have served reliably both as an inflation hedge and as a safe...
  • Theranos avoids bankruptcy thanks to a last-minute loan

    12/23/2017 9:53:56 PM PST · by Enchante · 11 replies
    Engadget ^ | December 23, 2017 | Jon Fingas
    Theranos has come a long way from the days when it was a darling in the biotech industry. The Wall Street Journal's sources have claimed that the blood-testing firm has avoided bankruptcy by securing a $100 million loan from Fortress Investment Group. The move should keep Theranos afloat "through 2018," founder Elizabeth Holmes reportedly said in an email. Naturally, though, there are strings attached -- Fortress wants to see a return on its investment. Holmes reportedly said that Theranos has up its patent library as collateral, and that Fortress gets 4 percent equity. The loan is also subject to "certain...
  • Law Enforcement Officials Searching Caterpillar Offices

    03/02/2017 9:51:15 AM PST · by blam · 36 replies
    Journal Star ^ | 3-2-2017 | Chris Kaergard
    PEORIA — Federal officials executed a search warrant at three Caterpillar, Inc. facilities in the Tri-County Area — including the corporate headquarters — Thursday morning. Company officials confirmed the presence in a statement without specifying which agency was performing the search or what the search was in regard to. A spokeswoman declined by email to provide further details. "Caterpillar is cooperating," the brief statement said. The spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois confirmed that facilities in three communities were the subject of the activity — Peoria, East Peoria and Morton. At the Downtown Caterpillar global...
  • Dr. Doom's Back: Marc Faber Warns Markets Will Fall "Like An Avalanche... Trump Can't Stop It"

    02/27/2017 9:13:25 PM PST · by blam · 30 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2-27-2017 | Tyler Durden
    'One man alone cannot make 'America great again'. That you have to realize," warns Marc Faber, the editor of "The Gloom, Boom, & Doom Report," reminding the world that the US stock market is vulnerable to a seismic sell-off that won't be caused by any single catalyst. His argument: Stocks are very overbought and sentiment is way too bullish for the so-called Trump rally to continue. "Very simply, the market starts to go down. As it goes down, it will start triggering selling, and then it will be like an avalanche," said Faber recently on CNBC's Futures Now. "I would...
  • David Rosenberg Crushes The Trump-flationary Dream: "That's Just Not Gonna Happen"

    01/29/2017 3:55:00 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1-29-2017 | Tyler Durden
    "It seems to me like a lot of people think we're in a new inflationary boom," but, warns Gluskin-Sheffs David Rosenberg, "the answer is no... that's just not gonna happen. It's not like Ronald Reagan at all in that regard." Submitted by Patrick Ceresna via*This time around, not only are valuations at 15-year highs but we're entering it into the eighth year of the expansion of the bull market. You have to respect where were you are in the market cycle in the business expansion and we're much more mature now than we were in that early stage of...
  • Larry Elder: Trump 'Disrespects' The Intel Community? What About Obama's Iraq Bug-Out?

    01/20/2017 5:05:31 AM PST · by expat_panama · 14 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | Jan. 19, 2017 5:00 AM ET | LARRY ELDER
    President Obama and his team still engage in a hissy fit over Donald Trump's questioning Obama's place of birth... 2000, a number of disgruntled Democrats referred to him as "President Select." Now President-elect Trump is being hammered over his refusal to except the intelligence community's consensus about Russia's alleged role in the election. All of the intel agencies maintain that the Russian government attempted to influence our election, and that Russia preferred Trump over Hillary Clinton. From the outset, Trump doubted both the argument that Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee and that the release of damaging emails was...
  • Donald Trump’s inauguration set to unleash a cascade of stock-market anxiety

    01/20/2017 5:05:27 AM PST · by expat_panama · 31 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Jan 20, 2017 7:27 a.m. ET | Mark DeCambre
    The day of reckoning for the Wall Street is nearly here. Donald Trump is set to be sworn in as leader of the free world and the level of consternation in the market is palpable. That is not to say that equities won’t continue to carve out fresh records, spurred by animal spirits; or that Trump’s promise to “make America great again” won’t come to fruition, leading to halcyon days for investors from the lowest sociopolitical rung to the deepest-pocketed 1%... ...“I’m dying to look back at this and like the outcome,” Blankfein said on Wednesday during an interview on...