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Market Shorts – JP Morgan is rolling out the first US bank-backed cryptocurrency to transform payments business
Source: CNBC “The first cryptocurrency created by a major U.S. bank is here — and it's from J.P. Morgan Chase.The lender moves more than $6 trillion around the world every day for corporations in its massive wholesale payments business. In trials set to start in a few...read more
Source: Marketwatch "Looking at the income, living expenses and lifespans of today's retirees can help you make the right financial moves so your golden years aren't tarnished by an unexpected shortfall....The average remaining life expectancy of someone who's made it...read more
Source: City Journal "The second-longest bull market in American history hasn't stopped the deterioration of state and local pension funds, whose unfunded debt has almost quadrupled - by their own accounting - from about $360 billion in 2007 to $1.4 trillion today....read more
Source: CNBC "Every day, millions of Americans go to their jobs, work hard, and play by the rules to pay the bills and put food on the table each night. But they often struggle to then find any way to save for retirement. Currently, almost half of all American...read more
Source: Smith/Of Two Minds "Central banks, like generals, always fight the last war - until the war is lost. The global economy is careening into recession (call it a 'slowdown' if you are employed by the Corporate-State Media), and while we don't yet know just how...read more
Source: CNBC "As recession fears rise, Bernstein is suggesting investors look to gold and gold mining stocks to reduce risk. The firm's global quantitative trading strategy group on Monday sent a note titled 'a strong case for holding gold.' 'We show that from current...read more
Source: Daily Reckoning “Will quantitative easing soon become a permanent fixture of markets?...The Federal Reserve has lost its race with Old Man Time. The opening whistle blew in December 2015… and Janet Yellen came off the blocks with a 0.25% rate hike. If the...read more
World Gold Council "Gold is a highly liquid yet scarce asset, and it is no one's liability. It is bought as a luxury good as much as an investment. As such, gold can play four fundamental roles in a portfolio: A source of long-term returns, a diversifier that can...read more
Crudele/New York Post "Read between the lines and the Federal Reserve is admitting that it is lost. 'Puzzled' might be a better word. And while the stock market loves that idea because it means there probably won't be as many interest rate hikes as expected this year,...read more
Wall Street Journal "Now that Donald Trump has criticized the 'new calls to adopt socialism in this country,' Democrats and the media are already protesting that the socialist label doesn't apply to them. But what are they afraid of - the label or their own ideas? The...read more
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