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The Left-Siders | Start With Why

This article is for the left-siders out there. They are the ones who lead us into the future. They are the ones who change the world. — Read on simonsinek.com/discover/the-left-siders/

Regime Change For the Fed — Honest Rates

James Grant was one of three recipients of the 2019 Bradley Prize. Roger Kimball and Judge Janice Rogers Brown were likewise honored. At the May 7 award ceremonies at Washington, the famed editor of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer had this to say: * — Read on www.nysun.com/national/regime-change-for-the-fed-and-honest-rates/90694/

Wealth concentration near ‘levels last seen during the Roaring Twenties,’ study finds | The Seattle Times

The shift is eroding security from families in the lower and middle classes, who rely on their small stores to finance retirement and to smooth over shocks like the loss… — Read on www.seattletimes.com/business/wealth-concentration-near-levels-last-seen-during-the-roaring-twenties-study-finds/

Ray Dalio Sees Parallels to 1930s in Today’s Markets

Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater, the world’s largest hedge fund, believes current economic conditions are similar enough to those in the 1930’s to warrant significant portfolio reallocations, including holding at least five to ten percent in gold. — Read on finance.yahoo.com/news/ray-dalio-sees-parallels-1930s-170410932.html

After Nine Year Bull Market Pensions are Still Underfunded

A nine year stock bull market doesn’t seem to be enough to encourage CEOs to bring pension funds up to breakeven points. Instead they’ve poured record amounts into stock buybacks. — Read on www.marketwatch.com/story/5-companies-that-spent-lavishly-on-stock-buybacks-while-pension-funding-lagged-2018-10-20

Wall Street Fears 50% Stock Drop Could Reach Scary “Fair Value” Level

This October is bringing with it a lot of scary stuff, and Halloween isn’t even here yet. Wall Street is starting to issue dire warnings that a significant stock market correction of 50% could reduce equity values back down to…get this… historic “fair value” averages. Because of this, we may have a real “Trick-or-Treat” market […]

Emerging Markets’ Oil Shock is Here

Brent crude recently hit $85 a barrel on its way higher, possibly towards $100, a level some analysts expect by the end of the year. Although it is still a long way from the 2008 record of $147.50, prices in emerging market currencies, which have strongly devalued against the US dollar, are already exceeding the […]

Negative Debt Pile Swells By $1 Trillion as Trade Clouds Gather

Bond investors are looking pretty pessimistic on growth. As the U.S. and China move closer to a trade war and the European Central Bank prolongs stimulative rates, traders are piling into the safety of government debt and enlarging the stock of bonds with below-zero yields. In just six days through — Read on finance.yahoo.com/news/negative-debt-pile-swells-1-121743703.html

Vertical Farm Startup Bowery Is Building World’s Techiest Indoor Farm | Fortune

Vertical farm startup Bowery is building the world’s most technologically sophisticated indoor farm, which will open later this year. — Read on fortune.com/2018/02/28/bowery-indoor-farm-technology/

‘It’s just chaos’: Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller warns that an ‘economic crisis’ is brewing

Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Schiller suggests that the next economic crises may have been triggered by President Trump’s recent tariffs on Chinese products. Interestingly, he points out that the catalyst will be much less from the actual tariffs, than from the insecurity and hesitancy businesses develop when faced with a potential trade war. www.businessinsider.com/nobel-prize-winning-economist-robert-shiller-economic-crisis-trade-war-2018-3