Tagged: Financial Sense;Jim Puplava

Myths Behind the War on Cash

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By Mises Institute – The attacks on physical cash from a phalanx of economists, central bankers, commercial banks, and politicians have not diminished in recent years. On the contrary, in the face of the worldwide increase in terror attacks…

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Margin Debt Pulls Back from Record Highs

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By Jill Mislinski – The New York Stock Exchange publishes end-of-month data for margin debt on the NYX data website, where we can also find historical data back to 1959. Let’s examine the numbers and study the relationship between margin…

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Earnings Driven Stock Market

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By Kurt Kallaus – The “earnings season” is the period each quarter when the vast majority of corporate earnings are reported. The bulk of the stellar gains in the stock market this year have occurred around earnings season. Alcoa typically kicks it off…

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Gold Bounces vs ‘Reflation’ Euro as FANG Tech Stocks Get 2.5% of Global Fund Allocations

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By Adrian Ash – Gold funds ticked higher Wednesday morning as world equity indices slipped for a second day – led by pre-market trading in US tech stocks such as Google – and the Euro retreated from 1-year highs versus the Dollar…

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ECB Chief Draghi Rocks Global Markets – Signals Tapering of QE

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By Gary Dorsch – On June 27th, the Euro leaped above $1.13 and above ¥127 after ECB chief Draghi signaled growing confidence in the Euro-zone’s economic recovery and rising inflation. “The threat of deflation is gone and inflationary forces are at play,” Draghi said…

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Public Pension Crisis Reaching a Tipping Point

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By FS Staff – Public pension funds are operating on the assumption that they’re going to generate returns 25 percent higher than Warren Buffet every single year into perpetuity. That’s insanely optimistic and has allowed politicians to use the pension system as a piggy bank…

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Amazon Unveils Patented “Behive” Drone Delivery System for Cities

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By Michael Shedlock – Amazon fulfillment centers, typically single-story warehouses located in suburbs, do not meet its goal of low-cost deliveries to city dwellers. Amazon’s patented solution is multi-story, drone-delivery behive center warehouses smack…

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Have Hedge Funds Set Oil Markets Up for a Rebound?

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By Oil Price – Hedge funds and other major investors have soured on oil prices, and the pessimistic turn has corresponded with the deep selloff in recent weeks. Since the beginning of June, the long positions held by speculators have…

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Understanding Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)

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By Paul Horn – Using a health savings account (HSA) is a prudent financial decision that many Americans overlook or simply do not understand. One of their primary benefits is that contributed funds do not run out each year like a medical savings account. Instead, unused funds…

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