Sunday , 22 October 2017


Banking

Bank Stock Recommendations Are Only 43% Accurate! Here’s A Ranking

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When holding their stock picks for the year, banks were only 43% accurate with their predictions. That’s right! Flipping a coin would have been potentially more effective than buying bank stock picks, which ended up down -4.79% on the year. The S&P 500 finished down only -0.69%. Simply just making any interest in a savings account would have been more effective as well. [This article ranks] the banks, from best to worst, based on accuracy of their calls and also based on the performance of their recommendations.

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If Trump Truly Wants To Fix the Economy He Should Shut Down the Federal Reserve – Here’s Why

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An unelected, unaccountable group of central bankers has far more power over our economy than anyone else does but, with the election of Donald Trump as President, we now have an opportunity to get free from this insidious system because, if he truly wants to fix the economy then shutting down the Federal Reserve would be the thing to do. It would take someone very bold to make such a move so it begs the question, "Is he up to the task?"

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Central Banks Creating A Looming Bubble in Long-Term Debt

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In the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2007–2009, analysts and prognosticators have argued over what will likely be the next big bubble: will it be in auto loans, in equities, government bonds, or even in housing again? In fact, the biggest risk facing financial markets may be the financial asset duration bubble. Let me explain why that may well be the case.

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What the Heck Is Going On With the Chinese Yuan?

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If you think that China's currency is a little confusing, you're not alone. Sometimes China devalues its currency on purpose and other times, China hoards gold or dumps U.S. bonds to prop it back up and protect its value. What gives? Today's infographic demystifies the Chinese Yuan.

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Types of Interest – How Their Rates Are Set – Why They’re Creating the Ultimate Bubble

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The basic definition of an interest rate is simply the cost of borrowing money. It’s the cost associated with acquiring credit, whether buying a car, getting a mortgage, or taking a vacation. We encounter interest rates every time we make a monthly credit card or student loan payment. Interest and interest rates are a major part of daily life, yet many people don’t have a good understanding of the most critical types of interest or how their rates are set. Broadening our understanding even a little can help empower us to make more informed decisions, whether at the bank or at the ballot box.

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Most Americans Are Skeptical of the Fed’s Happy Talk – Here’s Why

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The more I think about where the “monetary policy community” of academic elites has brought us, the angrier I get. It has been a long time since I have been this passionately upset about something - and not merely because the policies are stupid - but what the Fed has done is to destroy the retirement hopes and dreams of multiple tens of millions of my fellow U.S. boomers (and when we include the effects of the destructive policies of the rest of the world’s central banks, the number becomes hundreds of millions). This article looks at the FOMC’s decision-making process for monetary policy and surveys the unpalatable future that our leaders are cooking up for us.

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