Goldman Sachs: Trend Towards Digital Cash Is Unstoppable

Untraceable cash is headed for history’s trash bin, says research from Goldman Sachs. With Digital cash and cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin growing, Goldman notes cash is involved in crime, tax evasion and tracking the population has its benefits, the research piece opines. Consumers can receive loans more easily, for instance. In a March 23 strategy note… Please follow and like us:

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The government won’t protect your internet privacy, so here’s how to do it yourself

Harm mitigation in a suddenly less secure internet Christiaan Colen via Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0 An Old Browser Logo Internet Service Providers were an integral part of privacy online. No longer, thanks to new legislation. The big money of the internet comes from tracking and selling user data to better target ads. Do one search for… Please follow and like us:

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US Secretary of State to Discuss Russian ‘Aggression’ With NATO 

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he will discuss “Russia’s aggression in Ukraine” when he meets with NATO allies Friday. Upon arrival in Brussels, the top U.S. diplomat said he sees three important areas to discuss: NATO’s resources for its mission, the organization’s fight against terrorism, including Islamic State, and NATO’s posture in Europe, “most… Please follow and like us:

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Trump and an era of Neo-Republicanism

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2017 – U.S. foreign policy is complex and contradictory, both tentative and a juggernaut. It has the capacity to terrify our friends and to comfort our enemies. It is essential to global stability and prosperity. Neo-Republicanism is a conservative offshoot that has moved away from traditional, conservative preservationist philosophies toward an anti-domination agenda.… Please follow and like us:

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What to do about slowing earnings growth?

Successful dividend growth investing relies on finding companies at an attractive price which can grow earnings and dividends over time. A long track record of annual dividend increases is an indication of a strong business model that generates a lot of excess cash, beyond the needs for growing the business. This is the characteristic for most… Please follow and like us:

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Trading Diary: Snapchat (SNAP) in Facebook’s cross-hairs

WASHINGTON, March 29, 2017 – Stocks continue to shuffle back and forth in a sideways correction of the Trump Rally that has begun to get a little boring lately. That’s because in this kind of environment, any stock that you buy will likely go down. At the same time, however, any stock you give up on… Please follow and like us:

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Investments Stocks on Investors’ Radar — Ares Capital, FS Investment, GAMCO Global Gold, and NASDAQ

NEW YORK, March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — On Wednesday, benchmark US indices were in mixed colors as the NASDAQ Composite closed the trading session up 0.38%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged 0.20% lower; and the S&P 500 was up 0.11%. US markets made broad based gains with seven out of nine sectors finishing the day… Please follow and like us:

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As Passive Investing Grows Bloomberg Terminal Suffers

It seems passive investing is even starting to hit the likes of the Bloomberg Terminal , which according to the Financial Times and research by Burton-Taylor International saw the number of its Bloomberg terminals drop by 3,145 in 2016, only the second time in history such a drop has been recorded. Morgan Stanley predicts that Bloomberg… Please follow and like us:

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Theresa May set to trigger Brexit Article 50

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will on Wednesday trigger the formal, two-year process of negotiations that will lead to Britain leaving the European Union (EU). Late on Tuesday, a photograph was released of her signing a letter invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and officially notifying the EU of Britain’s decision to withdraw from the… Please follow and like us:

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Analysts: Trump Could Target South Korea for Currency Manipulation

South Korean economic reforms, made in part to minimize the impact of a potential international financial crisis, make it a likely target for charges of unfair currency manipulation by the United States. There is growing concern in South Korea and in other emerging markets that the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump will use allegations of… Please follow and like us:

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Stocks Soar As Consumer Confidence Grows

According to the conference board, consumer confidence is at a 16 year high. Many stocks have gone up today after the release of the report. Will this confidence last after the failure to repeal Obamacare? As stocks go up gold takes another beating….

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Economic Growth – Good To Gooder To Goodest?

Last summer something started out rather small, that has been slowly gaining momentum ever since – the return of economic growth. If you can ignore the media, day-to-day focused news reporting, and look into the less exciting economic data in the background, we are seeing broad based improving momentum. This has only briefly occurred during the… Please follow and like us:

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Trump Trade Stance Turns U.S. Automakers Hawkish on China

Recent reports about the Trump administration’s plans to fight China’s protectionism in automotive trade matter in no less than three different respects — with the third being both the most neglected and potentially most important. For it makes startlingly clear how the emerging new Trump-ian trade policy could both remedy specific problems American producers have with… Please follow and like us:

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