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Geopolitics Update: Trade War, Tariffs & the Coming Tech Implosion May 24, 2018

Posted by Knowledge Leaders Team in Economy, News

As the Trump administration’s on-again, off-again trade war with China continues to create uncertainty for investors, we sat down with geopolitical strategist Peter Zeihan to learn more about the tariff program and what it could mean for the US economy. Similarly, we discussed the changing outlook…

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John Williams Takes the “Under” on Expected Rate Hikes May 22, 2018

Posted by Steven Vannelli, CFA in Economy, News

Yesterday John Williams, one of the newest members of the Federal Open Market Committee, wrote an article titled “The Future Fortunes of R-star: Are They Really Rising?” where he summarized his views on real neutral interest rates. He began with a short definition: “R-star is…

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Bitcoin Rebound Suggests US Dollar Bear to Return Soon May 03, 2018

Posted by Steven Vannelli, CFA in Markets, News

Bitcoin made a closing high on December 18, 2017 at $18,764 and then proceeded to fall to the closing low for the year, $6,604.48 on April 6, 2018. Since then, it has rebounded almost 50% to today’s level of $9,670, having broken back through the…

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The Unbearable Lightness of Earnings April 17, 2018

Posted by Knowledge Leaders Team in Knowledge Leaders, News

Baruch Lev is the Philip Bardes Professor of Accounting and Finance at the Stern School of Business, NYU. This article first appeared at the Lev End Of Accounting Blog and is shared here with his permission. Today’s Wall Street Journal published an article that caught my attention: “Next Up: The…

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Crypto-Crash Part 2 January 30, 2018

Posted by Steven Vannelli, CFA in Markets, News

On January 17, I wrote a blog titled “Crypto-Crash” (link: http://blog.knowledgeleaderscapital.com/?p=13867) where I speculated that the next stop for Bitcoin would be $8,000. On that day Bitcoin touched $9,100 and then bounced back to $12,000. It has since been range bound between $10,000 and $12,000……

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Bitcoin: What It Is And What It Isn’t November 29, 2017

Posted by Bryce Coward, CFA in Markets, News

Bitcoin has garnered much mainstream media coverage in recent months which is the natural reaction to its meteoric ten-fold rise this year. The digital currency’s rise to about $11,000 today was met with awe, and then it quickly fell by 20% in a matter of…

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