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The Pandemic Proof $53 Billion Industry Wall Street Can’t Ignore

Millions of Americans and Canadians – and billions of people across the world -- love to gamble. Especially on sports, which generates 70% of global gaming revenue: more than lotteries, poker, casinos, and any other...
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TikTok Is Becoming A New Battleground For Tech Politics

The China connection has consistently been a bogeyman for the wildly popular TikTok, and now, TikTok feels completed to distance itself further from Beijing as India--its biggest market--bans the app over government infiltration fears.  India...
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Over 184 Companies Have Bailed On Facebook

Advertising hatred of Facebook is spreading as fast as social media-generated fake news.  Facebook is taking a nose-dive precisely because advertisers are fleeing what has become a toxic environment. It’s been enough of a culling...
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Are Gold Stocks Still Undervalued?

Gold miners’ stocks rocketed out of mid-March’s stock panic, breaking out to major new bull-market highs in mid-May. Such blisteringly-fast gains, and gold stocks’ upleg stalling out since, have left many traders nervous about...
Immigration

Immigration Attack Will Ruin America’s Tech Dominance

This is where Canada’s “Waterloo” conducts a silent coup against Silicon Valley, thanks to the use of immigration as a political punching bag in the United States, and yet another move against foreignw workers...
Retail

Retail Is Still Struggling

U.S. states are now open again for business, but the lines outside of places like TJMaxx might be misleading.  The question now is this: With doors re-opening, which ones are going to stay closed, and...
Insurance

Regulators Force Insurance Companies To Offer Discounts

Major health insurance companies have started to offer discounts to their customers due to the pandemic, but it wasn’t out of the goodness of their hearts, or for any marketing stunt: It was only...
Travel

The Travel Stock Trap

Against all odds, airline stocks enjoyed their best weekly gains in history last week, and even Carnival cruises soared as investors--many of them younger novices pouring into fee-free online trading apps--went contrarian.  Their travel optimism,...
Fake News

Fake News Is A New Virus Without A Cure

Fake news is as much of a virus as COVID-19--but deadlier in different ways, as Americans are about to find out.  And if the cure for coronavirus is elusive, scientists will have an impossible time...
America

How A Pandemic Made Americans Better Workers

Work from home statistics show that 82% of telecommuters report lower stress levels, which, in turn, means happier, more engaged employees. That’s the sort of employee that ends up being more productive, and it...
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Working From Home Will Transform The Energy Industry

A few days ago, Facebook joined Twitter in embracing remote work as a permanent option for many of its employees. In a decade, Mark Zuckerberg said, half of the company’s employees could work from...
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The Bitcoin Miner That Is Paid To Do Nothing

In 2017, bitcoin burst into the global consciousness when it soared from below $1,000 to nearly $20,000. It then just as quickly dropped out of the limelight as it crashed to below $4,000 and...
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From Smartphones To Smart VR Acquisition, Apple Pushes the Envelope

The rule is thumb in the high-tech world is this: When Apple enters any space, the competition is watching it closely and looking for its own entry point.  That’s exactly what will happen in the...
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One Biotech Stock For 2020

A new medical development is sweeping the country… Some may see it as controversial - but the studies don’t lie. It’s effective. So effective, in fact, that the FDA has just fast-tracked its approval… Meaning that it is...
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COVID Earnings: Oddly Good And Shockingly Bad

As first-quarter earnings reports start trickling in, market sentiment is largely looking to what happens in Q2 because that’s where the real pain takes hold.  So far, there have been plenty of surprises, as tech...
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Your Job May Be Pointless After COVID-19

Not so long ago, milkmen, gas station attendants, and movie theater projectionists, for instance, were common professions; but then at some point in our technological progression, they became irrelevant.  And today, there are a lot...
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Bitcoin Disappoints As ‘Safe Haven’ Asset Amid Coronavirus Meltdown

Any safe haven asset worth its salt is supposed to rise and shine when all hell breaks loose in the financial markets, providing an escape hatch from market turmoil.  Going by that criterion alone, bitcoin...
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The Surprising Businesses Deemed “Essential” During The Coronavirus Lockdown

Generally speaking one would have a hard time finding a common thread to pull when it comes to gun sales, pot sales, crafting material sales and video gaming supplies, but the rules are being...
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Coronavirus Poses Major Threat To Stock Markets

There’s a school of thought within financial circles that says that bull markets do not die of old age but rather due to extraneous factors such as overconfidence, overspending and over-leverage. Unfortunately, this raging...
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Here’s Why Precious Metals Are Climbing

All good ideas arrive by chance- Max Ernst For what seems like an eternity for the bulls, the gold market has suffered from a strange cognitive dissonance, stubbornly refusing to react to the signs of...
apple

Is Apple A Buy?

Apple stock right now is trading almost at its 52-week high, and those who saw the tech giant for what it was--not a phone--are being vindicated.  There may be even more lucrative vindication on the...
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Banksy Strikes Again

Rarely shying away from making timely political statements, elusive British artist Banksy has over the holidays revealed his new piece on the imposed divide between Palestinians and Israelis. The artwork, titled “Scar of Bethlehem” portrays...
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The Best Investments Of The Decade

As we head into 2020 and take a look back at the past decade, many would-be investors will necessarily be suffering from a latent case of FOMO. It’s not the fear of missing out,...
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Smart Money On Edge As Trade Tensions Escalate

Could it be that stock markets are catching on to the fleeting nature of tweeting, or is there something bigger at play here as the massive rebound one might expect on good news all...
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America’s $300 Billion Junk Food Dilemma

Americans spend almost $300 billion on junk food per year, and then an estimated $190 billion to fight obesity.   According to the new survey, half of Americans will be obese within the next 10 years,...