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gold
Gold is soaring past an eight-year high now, even as equities are rebounding, in a bizarre setup that sees the two moving in lockstep when traditionally gold would be a safe haven asset that replaces...
gold
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 this...
Retail
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 will...
Insurance
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 after...
America
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 may...
gold_silver
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 the...
junk_food
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, up...
dumpster_dive
In the 1980s, dumpster diving emerged to the point that it became a bit of an art as a response to rampant consumerism and massive waste. So what happens when you combine this art with...
twitter_shaming
Plenty of people saw the now-disputed Peloton Christmas commercial at least a dozen times and saw nothing wrong with it. But it only takes one person--one Tweet--to recalibrate the masses’ correctness sentiment.  And shave a billion...
luxury_retail
A decade ago, with the majority of stores exiting, Euclid Square Mall in Ohio was temporarily used by religious congregations who held services in abandoned retail stores. Two years ago, Amazon announced plans to build...