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Dow Drops 500 Points, S&P 500 Sees 4-day Losing Streak
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Author: Michael Stern

Monday saw stocks fall as fears over the possible worsening of the current COVID-19 virus. The market also reacted to the uncertainty of a future fiscal stimulus. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by 1.8 percent to close 509.72 points lower at 27, 147.70. The S&P 500 did not fare any better. It lost 1.2% […]

23 Sep 2020
Factors Driving the Value of the United States Dollar
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Author: Maria Andretti

The decision to either buy or sell U.S. dollars is based on the economy’s performance. Investment from all corners of the world flows in, and is directed into a strong economy. Investors see the U.S.’s safety, and they recognize their ability to achieve a reasonable rate of return on their money. These people invariably seek […]

22 Sep 2020
Is There Any Chance of the U.S. Dollar Collapsing?
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Author: Michael Stern

To encourage lending and investment, the U.S. Central Bank began buying long-term securities from the open market. The immediate impact is a lowering of interest rates and adds new money into a beleaguered economy. As a result of quantitative easing, many worried investors began asking, “Will this move lead to a dollar collapse?” On the […]

17 Sep 2020
Digital Currencies, the New International Monetary System
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Author: Maria Andretti

The U.S. Treasury was in the process of delivering physical stimulus checks, when at the same time, the PBC (Peoples Bank of China) began beta testing of its new digital currency. Economists in the future may very well look at these two events as the start of the digital currency era. Up until last August, […]

16 Sep 2020
Wall Street is Flashing Warning Signs
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Author: Michael Stern

There have been signs lately that the dramatic rise in the stock market is unsustainable. With investors driving the market value of Tesla up to the point where it exceeds that of JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup combined, and the $2 trillion market cap of Apple surpassing that of 2,000 companies making up the small-cap Russell […]

14 Sep 2020
China Is Getting Close to Launching the Digital Yuan
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Author: Jeffrey Taylor

Although the Peoples Bank of China has yet to announce a launch date, the digital yuan will be the first digital version of a country’s currency. China is making significant efforts to keep pace with, and control, a rapidly digitized economy. Throughout the year, trials have taken place in various cities. The trials and tests […]

10 Sep 2020
Is There a Perfect Storm Brewing in the Stock Market?
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Author: Maria Andretti

The coronavirus pandemic has made this a wild and wonderful year for Wall Street and investors. The panic caused by the virus at first sent the broad-based S&P 500 lower by a staggering 34 percent in a matter of a little over a month. It took a scant 17 days for the index to drop […]

9 Sep 2020
What Trends Will Define Cryptocurrency for What’s Left of 2020?
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Author: Michael Stern

The world of cryptocurrency is fast-moving. Things change overnight. There is a continuous introduction of new technology, key players in the market come and go, and trends shift faster than in other industries. The crypto market is fast and, at times, chaotic. However, be that as it may, many new and exciting developments are coming […]

7 Sep 2020
Berkshire Hathaway Reducing Dependence on the U.S. Economy
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Author: Maria Andretti

Berkshire Hathaway, led by Warren Buffet, the “Oracle of Omaha,” is reducing its dependence on the United States economy. After the Federal Reserve announced its intention to drive up inflation, Berkshire Hathaway invested in excess of $6 billion in five of the largest trading companies in Japan; Marubeni Corporation, Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsui & Co. Ltd., […]

3 Sep 2020