This is now the longest government shutdown in US history, and no one has any clue as to how much longer it will last.
Today, fuel is low, and employment figures are high. Yet car makers are once again in trouble.
There are talks of a recession everywhere. Many are predicting one…Still, some don’t believe we could be heading towards a recession…
It took them months to admit what was already obvious to most of the population. That is, that the economic ‘slowdown’ was in fact a full-blown crisis.
This is a time to prepare. The market and the Fed may be playing a game of chicken. But they are also still heading for the edge of the cliff.
Cannabis investing is a speculative play. Yet while usually in a recession speculative plays don’t do well because money is scarce, we think cannabis could be different.
If you have ever played Monopoly, you have probably noticed two things. The game can be really long and the banker — who pretty much controls the game — can never run out of money.
The Fed were planning to ‘normalise’ monetary policy very slowly. They didn’t expect much turbulence. The truth is that it’s not shaping out to be that way. Markets have been jolting all year.
The Fed is looking at one more interest rate hike this year and three in 2019…or so they said. But investors aren’t buying it.
If you are not familiar with bonds, they are basically a loan agreement. Usually the longer the term of the debt, the higher the yield since the risk is higher. Yet sometimes, this curve inverts.
Sidewalk Toronto is looking at creating a smart city ‘from the internet up’, using sensors and smart devices. It all sounds great…but there’s a problem.
While bitcoin’s price keeps fluctuating, we are seeing more companies and people flowing into blockchain, the technology behind bitcoin.
We all use Facebook and Google for leisure and work. But is it really as harmless as it seems? They have trapped us in a web of surveillance and censorship.
Central bankers usually add gold to their reserves to diversify, and to provide a hedge against inflation. According to Bloomberg, central banks now hold about a fifth of the gold ever mined.