Want To Explain Cryptocurrencies And Blockchains To The Average Person? Try this…

Full credit to: Laura Shin

When a friend of Jamie Smith’s first urged her to work at a Bitcoin company, her first reaction was, “That’s criminal money, I want nothing to do with that.” But once the former press officer for the White House began learning more about the cryptocurrency, she couldn’t stop herself and was hooked.

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A Double-Edged Sword For Equity Investors: Currency Hedging

By James Picerno

Interesting insight by an author, James Picerno.

The US dollar has had a rough ride so far in 2017. The Federal Reserve’s Trade Weighted US Dollar Index that tracks the major currencies has tumbled roughly 8% year to date through last week’s close. The greenback’s slide, however, has delivered a substantial return premium for US investors who own foreign assets in funds sans currency hedging.

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5 Reasons To Fear The Market Fall

By Michael Pento

This powerful and protracted bull market has made Cassandras look foolish for a long time. Those who went on record predicting that massive central bank manipulation of markets would not engender viable economic growth have been proven correct. However, these same individuals failed to fully anticipate the willingness of momentum-trading algorithms to take asset prices very far above the underlying level of economic growth.

Nevertheless, there are five reasons to believe that this fall will finally bring stock market valuations down to earth, and vindicate those who have displayed caution amidst all the frenzy.

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