Investors Buy the Dip In Bonds Ahead of Expected Cuts This Year

Bond investors are hoping that the Year of the Dragon will bring them growth, progress and abundance — but they’ll need the help of the Federal Reserve to dig themselves out of the “greatest bear market of all time.” Last year, the Fed raised interest rates to their highest since 2001 — erasing the value…

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Analysts Turned Bullish In 2023, Can They Stay That Way in 2024?

2022 was a year to forget, and 2023 became a year of regret — unless you were invested in the Magnificent Seven, a short list of the largest tech giants in the S&P 500. These companies, which included Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) and Meta (NASDAQ:META), put global stock markets on their backs, converting Wall Street doomers into…

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Say Goodbye To Inflation And Hello To An Old Familiar Problem

With 2024 around the corner, it may be time to close the book on inflation, toss it out the window and never look back. In November, the consumer price index (CPI) posted a 3.1% year-over-year (YoY) increase — half of what it was just a year ago and a far cry from its 9.1% peak…

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The American Dream is Dying. Some Are Finding It Overseas.

RIP American Dream; we hardly knew ya. In a recent WSJ survey, just 36% of people agreed that the promise of prosperity through hard work still rang true — a sign that Americans aren’t feeling the benefits of the world’s strongest and most-valuable economy. In a year where the US achieved record-high GDP and markets…

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Crypto’s Man of The Hour Is Also The One Who Played By the Rules

The crypto industry has been in the dog house for the last year, but it’s waking up — and there’s only one dog still barking: Coinbase, the US-based exchange, which is up 355% this year. Ask for permission, not forgiveness: Coinbase’s slow and steady regulatory approach, led by CEO Brian Armstrong, has not only shielded…

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AI Made the Stock Market Move In 2023. Can It Do the Same in 2024?

If 2023 was the year of artificial intelligence, 2024 might witness the industry reaching new heights… or flopping harder than a Marvel movie. OpenAI’s ChatGPT was released just over a year ago, kicking off a pivotal phase for artificial intelligence (AI) — and the stock market. The year in AI summed up: It’s been a…

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2024 Could Be a Major Turning Point for Small Businesses

More Americans are taking control of their own fate — quitting the 9-5 grind to become an entrepreneur… only to find themselves working 24/7. Small business applications are on track to set another record, with over 5M new business applications expected by year-end — a potential byproduct of a rocky labor market. Corporate pains, SMB…

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Uranium is The Most Radioactive Commodity of 2023

Uranium prices cakewalked to a 15-year high, serving investors a sweet slice of (yellow) profits. Uranium spent the last decade in the shadow of the Fukushima disaster, but growing demand for nuclear power has fueled a supply shortage in the key ingredient powering those reactors. Nuclear renewal: Uranium prices fluctuate with shifts in global nuclear…

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