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Donald Trump hasn’t yet made the move from Trump Tower to America’s most expensive public housing, but he was able to come through with one campaign promise this week by announcing a deal with Indiana-based Carrier Air Conditioning that will […] The post In Defense Of Trump’s Deal With Carrier appeared first on ValueWalk.

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Tesla stock continued to slide on Friday as another analyst decided to slash his price target after working in the full effects of the SolarCity acquisition. Unsurprisingly, analysts are generally taking a cautious tone on the merger of the two […] The post Tesla Stock Target Cuts Due To SolarCity Deal Starting To Come In appeared first on ValueWalk.

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The administration of President-elect Donald Trump is shaping up to be as non-traditional as his political campaign. One of the significant points investors and presidential watchers should pay close attention to is Trump’s relationship with the US Federal Reserve. On […] The post Jim Grant: Get Popcorn Ready For Unconventional Trump / Fed Battleground appeared first on ValueWalk.

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As if we weren’t already sick of hearing about voting – 2016 is continuing its run as the Year of the Vote – with yet another important vote around the corner in what some are calling a lighter version of […] The post Is The Italy Referendum Vote The Next Blow To The Euro? appeared first on ValueWalk.

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Absolute Return Letter for the month of December 2016, titled, “A Lesson In Microeconomics – How To Get The Economy Going Again.” “There is a delusion that macroeconomics is both viable and useful – a delusion encouraged by its extensive […] The post Absolute Return Letter – A Lesson In Microeconomics – How To Get The Economy Going Again appeared first on ValueWalk.

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The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays. Over the course of the year, U.S. markets have hit new all-time highs on multiple occasions. The most recent iteration of this trend is the “Trump Rally”, […] The post Animated Maps: Fewer Americans Participating In Surging U.S. Markets appeared first on ValueWalk.

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I almost let an article about how great luxury real estate has performed sneak by without comment until I saw a dubious comparison to the stock market. Here’s what caught my eye: Adjusted for inflation, that’s a compound annual growth rate of 8.7%. The S&P 500 stock-market index averaged an inflation-adjusted annualized return of just… Read More The post Mansions Don’t Produce Much Alpha appeared first on The Big Picture.

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Important for a thorough understanding of the Chinese domestic gold market – the largest physical gold market globally – is the local Value-added Tax (VAT) system:   Submitted by Koos Jansen: In the Gold Survey 2016 by Thomson Reuters GFMS there is a complex illegal scheme described whereby criminals obtain VAT invoices from the Shanghai […] The post The VAT Tax System In China’s Domestic Gold Market appeared first on Silver Doctors.

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News accounts and analyses on other blogs have usefully described and critically assessed the “demonetization” shock that Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave the Indian economy on November 8. Here we emphasize two features of Modi’s initiative that have been little […] The post The Indian Government’s $100 Billion Heist appeared first on ValueWalk.

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Jeremy Siegel, Wharton finance professor, weighs in on the current state of the Trump rally. H/T Dataroma Jeremy Siegel: The Market Put On Rose-Colored Glasses The post Jeremy Siegel: The Market Put On Rose-Colored Glasses appeared first on ValueWalk.

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Thanks to the EFF's efforts, another set of National Security Letters have been published and their recipient freed to discuss them. CREDO Mobile received two NSLs in 2013 -- both accompanied with the usual indefinite gag order. The NSLs [PDF 1] [PDF 2] requested a wealth of data on three of CREDO's customers -- including all call records, financial information (credit cards used, etc.), and personal information (name, address, etc.) -- dating back to April 2008. CREDO challenged the

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David Zaring and Michael Barr on what dismantling Dodd-Frank could mean for the financial system As the Trump administration prepares to take office in January, many are questioning how it might alter the regulatory regime of the U.S. financial services […] The post What Would Dismantling Dodd-Frank Mean For Banks And Consumers? appeared first on ValueWalk.

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If you’re looking to improve your long-term portfolio performance, try thinking more like an NFL head coach. Coaches design their football teams to win championships by focusing on consistent performance in any environment. Their teams are composed of 3 highly […] The post Alternatives – It’s All About Your Special Teams appeared first on ValueWalk.

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Russia has forged an informal network of authoritarian-minded states in Eurasia dedicated to silencing dissenters living in exile. A leading expert on Eurasian affairs has dubbed this coalition as the “Repressintern.” The expert, Mark Galeotti, a senior research fellow at […] The post Eurasia: Tracking The Rise Of The Repressintern appeared first on ValueWalk.

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As we mentioned last month, the Copyright Office -- despite being warned this was a bad idea -- has decided to implement a brand new system for websites to register DMCA agents, and has done so in a way that will undoubtedly fuck over many websites. It's already ridiculous enough that in order to be fully protected under the DMCA's safe harbor rules (that say you're not liable if someone posts infringing material to your website), you need to register a designated "DMCA agent" with the

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A whole lot of computing power is packed into VoCore2 Mini Linux Computer, an open source Linux computer and fully functional wireless router that is smaller than a coin. The applications of this tiny computer are virtually endless; use it as a VPN gateway to secure your network, an AirPlay music streaming station, and much more. You can write code for the VoCore 2 in C, Java, Python, Ruby, JavaScript, and more to enhance its functions. Plug in a microSD card to the included Ultimate Dock and

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This is the first part of a series of articles (I don’t know how many, I’m not done yet) designed to explain what is easily THE most important, albeit poorly understood (even by professionals) market on this ball of dirt. Eurodollars: […] The post The Eurodollar Market: It All Starts Here appeared first on ValueWalk.

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``As a result of this the US labor force shrank by 226,000 to 159,486K, down from 159,712K a month ago, and helped the unemployment rate tumble to 4.6%, the lowest level since August 2007. '' -- An excuse for the Fed to raise has been provided... (Note also per this report that average hourly earnings are actually slightly down on the month, belying alleged strength...)

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Facebook has more than 1.23 billion active monthly users, 945 million mobile users and a staggering 757 million daily users, all of whom probably have posts buried deep within their timelines which they have forgotten about or would be embarrassed for a […] The post How To Remove All Old Facebook Posts From Your Timeline [GUIDE] appeared first on ValueWalk.

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