These Are the Biggest Threats to Investors, State Regulators Say

State securities regulators will be busy policing new and emerging scams in the new year. The North American Securities Administrators Association has just released its annual survey of state securities regulators’ top five current investment practices, products or schemes they’ve encountered over the past year as well as what they see as “emerging” threats in the… Please follow and like us:

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Understanding Economic Cycle

Understanding economic cycle and how they impact financial markets is a crucial skillset in managing an investment portfolio. But what does this really mean, and how can we implement it? The below article is designed to run you through how an economic cycle works, and applies our analysis and recommendations from our observations. More can be… Please follow and like us:

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VantagePoint Software Now Forecasting Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Utilizing Patented A.I. Technology

VantagePoint Software Now Forecasting Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Utilizing Patented A.I. Technology WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla., Dec. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – VantagePoint Software, using patented Artificial Intelligence technology to predict stock market trends and trend changes made the official announcement today that traders can now use the software to forecast Cryptocurrencies. Actual chart from VantagePoint software showing… Please follow and like us:

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S&P 500 Projected Return: 5% P.A. Or -4% – Robecco

2018 will be a “coming of age” for financial markets around the world as central banks wind down QE and economic growth gains traction, that’s the main takeaway from Robeco’s latest Expected Returns 2018-2022 report. Robecco’s report, which is published every year and gives a five-year expected returns forecast for the period ahead, has been named… Please follow and like us:

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Albert Edwards Has A Friendly Reminder – “Financial Armageddon” Still Coming

There has been much teeth mashing regarding central bank unconventional monetary policy and the potential for a here has been much teeth mashing regarding central bank unconventional monetary policy and the potential for aAlbert Edwards Has A Friendly Reminder – “Financial Armageddon” Still Coming monetary devaluation amid forthcoming Fed rate hikes. Well known central bank critic Albert Edwards looks at the situation with his Societe Generale’s clients who, likewise, “ Many clients we meet have similarly apocalyptic views to our own but remain… Please follow and like us:

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Global regulators seal final post-crisis banking rules

Regulators from around the world polished off the final set of new regulations for banks in Frankfurt on Thursday, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision said in a statement, closing a saga begun at the height of the financial crisis. Completing the so-called “Basel III” reforms “represents a major milestone that will make the capital framework… Please follow and like us:

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The Future Fund and its contribution to Australia’s economic status

MELBOURNE, Victoria, Australia, November 30, 2017 – Australia’s Future Fund is a government-owned investment fund of Australia. The fund’s capital revenue emanates from the excess financial plan invested by the government of Australia. The Fund currently possesses nearly $60 billion of property, as stated by the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute. In the year 2006, the government… Please follow and like us:

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‘Many’ Fed members favor near-term rate hike: minutes

A majority of US central bankers favor raising benchmark interest rates in the near term, signalling the Federal Reserve is likely to tighten monetary policy next month, minutes from their last meeting revealed Wednesday. But sharp disagreements persist among policymakers over the dangers of inflation and the need to raise rates, according to the minutes of… Please follow and like us:

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A Dangerous Market Structure is More Worrying than Expensive Asset Valuations and Record Debt Levels

FASANARA CAPITAL letter for October “Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.” – Leonardo da Vinci Get The Full Ray Dalio Series in PDF Get the entire 10-part series on Ray Dalio in PDF. Save it to your desktop, read it on your tablet, or email to your colleagues A Dangerous Market… Please follow and like us:

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EU Prepares for British Government Collapse After Firing of 2nd Minister

European Union negotiators are readying themselves for the collapse of Prime Minister Theresa May’s government as it lurches from one crisis to another, say officials in Brussels. And Britain’s Opposition Labor Party is eagerly standing by, with its deputy leader warning Thursday that the ruling Conservative government is so fragile “random events could bring it down.”… Please follow and like us:

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Trump Ponders New Head for Federal Reserve

President Donald Trump says he is “very close” to picking a person for the most important economic post in the United States, the head of the Federal Reserve. Current Chair Janet Yellen’s term expires early next year and she is one of at least five candidates for the job. Besides Yellen, the candidates include Fed board… Please follow and like us:

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IMF raises global growth forecasts, calls for reforms

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday bumped up its global growth forecasts, saying an upswing in the world economy would likely gather pace into next year. But the global crisis lender called on governments to strike while the iron was hot, saying dangers for the current recovery lurked on the horizon and ambitious reforms were necessary… Please follow and like us:

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ECB hints at drawn-out end to bond-buying

The European Central Bank may take a longer path to the end of its mass bond-buying scheme than observers expect as it confronts stubbornly low inflation, the institution’s chief economist hinted Monday. “We are still some distance away from a sustained adjustment” in inflation towards the bank’s target of just below 2.0 percent — believed to… Please follow and like us:

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PwC report: China’s listed banks stable in first half

China’s listed banks entered a period of stability with steady growth and lower non-performing loan ratios and overdue loan ratios in the first half of the year, but pressure for competition may mount and lenders need to increase their pricing and cost control abilities, according to a report. The report by PwC, which surveys financial results… Please follow and like us:

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Is Trump killing the dollar?

For nearly a century, the US dollar has been viewed as the financial world’s ultimate safe haven. No other currency has promised the same degree of security and liquidity for accumulated wealth. In past times of trouble, skittish investors and prudent central banks have all piled into dollar-denominated assets, not least US Treasury bonds. This may… Please follow and like us:

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