Many Americans With Diabetes Do Not Know It

Many Americans With Diabetes Do Not Know It

Many Americans With Diabetes Do Not Know It It’s estimated more than 30% of American adults with diabetes don’t realize they are suffering from this potentially deadly disease. Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey show about 1 American in 7 suffered from diabetes between Ys 2013 and 2016, with the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes at […]

Cryptocurrencies are Becoming More Stable

Cryptocurrencies are Becoming More Stable

Cryptocurrencies are Becoming More Stable $BTC, $ETH Let’s examines Key factors in the growth of the cryptocurrency industry, and what regulators are doing to mitigate the risks It is an encouraging sign that the cryptocurrency community and regulators have been quick to evolve and respond to risks that have been identified in the market. For […]

Gold Dips on News of Resumed US-China Trade Talks

Gold Dips on News of Resumed US-China Trade Talks

Gold Dips on News of Resumed US-China Trade Talks $GLD, $SLV, $USD Gold pared gains as China became a focus point again The possible progress in the trade dispute pressured the USD. Gold prices dipped Thursday as investors purchased riskier assets instead of seeking a safe-haven in gold, on news a new round of US-China […]

Cryptocurrency Prices May Be Headed Higher

Cryptocurrency Prices May Be Headed Higher

Cryptocurrency Prices May Be Headed Higher $BTCUSD,$ETHUSD Cryptocurrencies seem to make recoveries when all hope lost, and Thursday’s price action of the world’s 2nd largest cryptocurrency, Ether (ETH) and many others is no exception. Several of the Top 10 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization are reporting 24-hour gainers above 10%, including monero (XMR), litecoin (LTC), and […]

Until There are Clear and Present Regulated Guidelines Cryptocurrency will Not be a Robust, Legitimate Asset Class

Until There are Clear and Present Regulated Guidelines Cryptocurrency will Not be a Robust, Legitimate Asset Class

Until There are Clear and Present Regulated Guidelines Cryptocurrency will Not be a Robust, Legitimate Asset Class $BTCUSD,$CME, $Cboe There is and has been talk on The Street about financial institutions adding crypto services to their offerings, raising new funds for digital currencies, and even launching dedicated trading desks. But until institutional investors have a regulated, […]

Medical Cannabis Effective in Treating a Wide Range of Health Conditions

Medical Cannabis Effective in Treating a Wide Range of Health Conditions

Medical Cannabis Effective in Treating a Wide Range of Health Conditions Utilizing new mobile application technology, researchers at The University of New Mexico found that medical cannabis provides immediate symptom relief across dozens of health symptoms with relatively minimal negative side effects. In 2 recent studies titled, “Patient-Reported Symptom Relief Following Medical Cannabis Consumption,” and […]

Intermittent Fasting Promotes General Health and Longevity

Intermittent Fasting Promotes General Health and Longevity

Intermittent Fasting Promotes General Health and Longevity There is lots of research showing that fasting has a beneficial impact on longevity, and there are a number of mechanisms contributing to this effect. Normalizing insulin sensitivity is a Key one, but fasting also inhibits the mTOR pathway, which plays an important part in driving the aging […]

President Trump’s Mexico Trade Deal a Look at the Future

President Trump’s Mexico Trade Deal a Look at the Future

President Trump’s Mexico Trade Deal a Look at the Future President Donald Trump has sidestepped conventional processes, protocols and procedures in trade negociations Last Monday, the US reached a preliminary trade agreement with Mexico that addresses several American grievances. A similar deal with Canada may also to be on track. These breakthroughs, combined with an easing […]

Alcohol In Any Amounts Poses Serious Health Risks

Alcohol In Any Amounts Poses Serious Health Risks

Alcohol In Any Amounts Poses Serious Health Risks Just 1 drink a day is to much Alcohol consumption is responsible for 2.8-M deaths per year across the globe, with cancer the leading cause of alcohol-related death among people aged 50 years and older, warn researchers, who also emphasize that there is no safe level of […]

Get Happy, Be Happy, Live Longer

Get Happy, Be Happy, Live Longer

Get Happy, Be Happy, Live Longer New research reveals that happy older people may live longer than their peers who are not as satisfied with life, suggesting that activities and programs aimed at maintaining or improving happiness may be beneficial for increasing life expectancy among seniors. Carried out by researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School in […]

Global Investors Buying US Stocks, S&P 500 at Record Highs

Global Investors Buying US Stocks, S&P 500 at Record Highs

Global Investors Buying US Stocks, S&P 500 at Record Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Global Investors bought into US stocks this week which set their longest-ever market rally. That action declared the end of a “tsunami” of tech fund inflows which have driven the market higher, noting tiny inflows of $0.1-B this week after […]

“Would you like Fries with that?”

“Would you like Fries with that?”

“Would you like Fries with that?” $MCD Fried Potatoes May Increase Your Risk of Death McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) has sold millions more fries each year with the simple question, “Would you like fries with that?” This simple technique has contributed to ever increasing waistlines for their customers. Now, researchers have found those who eat fried potatoes […]

Travel Etiquette: What We All Should Know and Practice

Travel Etiquette: What We All Should Know and Practice

Travel Etiquette: What We All Should Know and Practice Travel is a super experience, but there is an unwritten set of rules governing the travelers behavior. From the expectations of other tourists to ingrained traditions and customs of the country or region we are visiting, and we do not want to offend. To avoid making […]

Caution: Sitting for Prolonged Periods of Time Can Be Deadly

Caution: Sitting for Prolonged Periods of Time Can Be Deadly

Caution: Sitting for Prolonged Periods of Time Can Be Deadly Studies show that the average US adult spends 9 to 12 hours each day sitting, and a 60-min workout cannot counteract the effects of this level of inactivity. Sitting is not inherently dangerous. The danger is in the amount of time you spend sitting. Brief periods of […]

When it Comes to Food Always Chose Quality Over Quantity

When it Comes to Food Always Chose Quality Over Quantity

When it Comes to Food Always Chose Quality Over Quantity It is very important to know that not all protein is created equal. For heart health, experts say the Key is moderation and choosing wisely. “Very high intake of meat, especially processed red meat, is not good for overall health,” said Dr. Jyrki Virtanen, author […]

Bitcoin Whale Unable to Cover Huge ‘Wrong’ Bet, Traders Suffer

Bitcoin Whale Unable to Cover Huge ‘Wrong’ Bet, Traders Suffer

Bitcoin Whale Unable to Cover Huge ‘Wrong’ Bet, Traders Suffer $BTCUSD A huge wrong-way (Long) bet on Bitcoin left an unidentified futures trader unable to cover his/her losses, burning counterparties and threatening to dent confidence in 1 of the world’s largest cryptocurrency venues. The long position in Bitcoin futures listed on OKEx, a Hong Kong-based […]

It is Quality Over Quantity When Feeding Our Hearts

It is Quality Over Quantity When Feeding Our Hearts

It is Quality Over Quantity When Feeding Our Hearts High-protein diets are around like popcorn, but not all protein is created equal. For heart health, experts say the Key is moderation and choosing wisely. “Very high intake of meat, especially processed red meat, is not good for overall health,” said Dr. Jyrki Virtanen, author of […]

Eat Heart Healthy Real Food

Eat Heart Healthy Real Food

Eat Heart Healthy Real Food For heart benefits, a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, beans and grains remains the way to go, according to a new research review. The review, by an American College of Cardiology (ACC) nutrition committee, examined the evidence on a few diet “hypes.” Among the findings: Omega-3 fats and legumes (including […]

Investors Cut Risk in Trade War

Investors Cut Risk in Trade War

Investors Cut Risk in Trade War Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN), a leading provider of independent investment research, today reported estimated U.S. mutual fund and exchange-traded fund (ETF) asset flows for June 2018. Investors cut risk in June 2018 as money moved out of equity and into bond funds. Overall, long-term U.S. open-end funds and ETFs […]

Our Eyes May Be a Window to a Healthy Brain

Our Eyes May Be a Window to a Healthy Brain

Our Eyes May Be a Window to a Healthy Brain Worsening vision and cognitive function are common among older people, but we have the ability to take control of our health so our eyes and mind stay clear and functioning optimally Diseases that affect blood vessels, veins and arteries have long been implicated in cognitive […]

Protect Your Pancreas, It is Extremely Important

Protect Your Pancreas, It is Extremely Important

Protect Your Pancreas, It is Extremely Important We should all know that our pancreas is an extremely important organ in the body because it produces the hormone insulin and secretes it into the blood stream, keeping our blood sugar in check. So, it is a Key player in the war against diabetes. “In essence, it controls […]

Many US Industries Will Thrive During Trade Tensions

Many US Industries Will Thrive During Trade Tensions

Many US Industries Will Thrive During Trade Tensions $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX,$ VXX Several US industries are set to withstand the trade dust-up or even thrive, according to US financial services firm Cowen and Company. China’s recent revisions to tariffs have a clear benefit to luxury retailers, Cowen analysts said in its report. While the […]

US Judge Rules 100’d of Lawsuits Alleging ‘Roundup’ Caused Cancer Go Froward

US Judge Rules 100’d of Lawsuits Alleging ‘Roundup’ Caused Cancer Go Froward

US Judge Rules 100’d of Lawsuits Alleging ‘Roundup’ Caused Cancer Go Froward Hundreds of lawsuits alleging Roundup weed killer caused cancer cleared a big hurdle Tuesday when a US judge ruled that cancer victims and their families could present expert testimony linking the herbicide to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. US District Judge Vince Chhabria said evidence that […]

The Continuing Shredding of Barack Obamacare

The Continuing Shredding of Barack Obamacare

The Continuing Shredding of Barack Obamacare Saturday, The Trump Administration said that it as suspended $10.4-B in payments expected by ACA, aka Barack Obamacare insurers, citing a federal judge’s ruling in a lawsuit over a program’s formula guidelines. “We were disappointed by the court’s recent ruling,” the Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid […]

Get Out of Bed on Purpose!

Get Out of Bed on Purpose!

Get Out of Bed on Purpose! Research has found that people who are naturally early to bed and early to rise may have a lower risk of depression than those who are night owls. This research is the largest and most detailed observational study yet to look at the link between chronotype, an individual’s own […]

Alcohol and the Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease

Alcohol and the Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease

Alcohol and the Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago revealed alcohol may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by disrupting the way amyloid beta is cleared Amyloid beta is a protein implicated in Alzheimer’s disease that can clump together in the brain, building up into groups of […]

Looking at the DJIA Vs Gold and Silver Long Term

Looking at the DJIA Vs Gold and Silver Long Term

Looking at the DJIA Vs Gold and Silver Long Term $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $MTAFF It is time to reduce exposure to Wall Street and shift the proceeds into Gold, Silver, the precious metals mining companies and the royalty streamers. Let us have a look at the 21st Century Bear markets. The high-tech dot.com bubble ultimately deflated […]

World Health Organization Found Inadequate Evidence That Coffee Causes Cancer

World Health Organization Found Inadequate Evidence That Coffee Causes Cancer

World Health Organization Found Inadequate Evidence That Coffee Causes Cancer California Moves to Declare Coffee Safe From Cancer Risk California officials bucked a recent court ruling Friday and offered reassurance to concerned coffee drinkers that their fix will not give them cancer. The unprecedented action by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment to propose […]

If You Do Not Know What Bitcoin is, Read This Please

If You Do Not Know What Bitcoin is, Read This Please

If You Do Not Know What Bitcoin is, Read This Please $BTCUSD, $ETHUSD, $CME, $CBOE, $V, $MA If you are 1 of those people who do not know what Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are read this, as there is a keen international interest in this nascent digital asset. Interest in digital currency has expanded over […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA): There Appears to be Deadly Risk Driving its EVs

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA): There Appears to be Deadly Risk Driving its EVs

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA): There Appears to be Deadly Risk Driving its EVs $TSLA  Motorists are Worried World Wide Most of you will have heard of the Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) EV that is made Northern California. This electric car has been touted and heralded as the 1 that will save our planet. Hang on, last week one crashed […]

ICE (NYSE:ICE) and the Future of Bitcoin Trading

ICE (NYSE:ICE) and the Future of Bitcoin Trading

ICE (NYSE:ICE) and the Future of Bitcoin Trading $BTCUSD, $ICE, $GS, $CME, $CBOT, $NDAQ It was reported that the Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE), parent company of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), is developing an online trading platform that would allow large investors to trade Bitcoin directly. For a large financial institution such as ICE or […]

Bitcoin: The Why, The Why Nots!

Bitcoin: The Why, The Why Nots!

Bitcoin: The Why, The Why Nots! $BTCUSD, $CBOE, $CME Bitcoin has been in the news for the past year, and a clear understanding about how the cryptocurrency actually works and its volatility has kept many professional investors and traders from considering it worthy. There surely is plenty of money to be made, but investors must […]

Look Ahead, Overcome Investing Fear, Win!

Look Ahead, Overcome Investing Fear, Win!

Look Ahead, Overcome Investing Fear, Win! $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX A whole lot of people are fearful about investing in stocks, especially if they have invested little or nothing in the market. The media pundits fill the air with conflicting messages about whether the stock market will continue hitting new highs or is a house […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Elon Musk, ‘an interesting man’

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Elon Musk, ‘an interesting man’

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Elon Musk, “an interesting man” $TSLA, $RACE, $GM, $F, $VLKAY Saturday, a Seattle fund manager noted that Elon Musk is “possibly the most interesting man in the world,” in a post on his firm’s website He did not refer to Wednesday’s conference call Mr. Musk held on the controversial financial travails of the […]

In a Volatile Market Pay Attention, Keep Cool, Do Not Overreact

In a Volatile Market Pay Attention, Keep Cool, Do Not Overreact

In a Volatile Market Pay Attention, Keep Cool, Do Not Overreact $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Stocks rebound sharply off session lows, benchmark S&P 500 broke back above 200-day MA Heavily-weighted financial sector under-performs as yields decline across the curve Investors cautious ahead of Friday’s release of the April NFPs report Some tips for new investors that […]

The More Vegetables We Eat, the Lower the Risk of Heart Disease

The More Vegetables We Eat, the Lower the Risk of Heart Disease

The More Vegetables We Eat, the Lower the Risk of Heart Disease Nitrate-Rich (NO)vegetables boost Heart Health and lower the risk of heart attacks NO is an important biological signaling molecule that supports normal endothelial function and protects our mitochondria. It is also a potent vasodilator helping relax and widen our blood vessels, which improves […]

Bitcoin: IRS says ‘Less than 100 people have reported holdings so far’

Bitcoin: IRS says ‘Less than 100 people have reported holdings so far’

Bitcoin: IRS says ‘Less than 100 people have reported holdings so far’ $BTCUSD The Big Q: What will be the impact of last years digital currency boom be on US tax payers? Notably, Germany has declared Bitcoin Tax Exempt. In Y 2017, cryptocurrencies became among the very trendiest investment opportunities. And, after much debate and […]

Wall Street Banks See US Economy Growing to 4%, Not Collapsing

Wall Street Banks See US Economy Growing to 4%, Not Collapsing

Wall Street Banks See US Economy Growing to 4%, Not Collapsing $GS, $MS, $DB, $BAC, $HSBC, $JPM US Economy Continues to Boom under President Trump The International Monetary Fund (IMF) conducts its semi-annual health check of the world economy this week with investors worried that global growth is starting to fade after accelerating the most […]

Trading: Master Your Emotions or They Will Master You

Trading: Master Your Emotions or They Will Master You

Trading: Master Your Emotions or They Will Master You These day in financial markets dominated by huge data, sophisticated analytical programs and quantitative strategies, concerns about the psychological aspect of trading may seem very strange. But, in reality a clear understanding of trading psychology very important. As it is when people forget to question motivations […]

Xi Speaks, Stock Bulls Listen: Risk is On Globally

Xi Speaks, Stock Bulls Listen: Risk is On Globally

Xi Speaks, Stock Bulls Listen: Risk is On Globally $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ A new era in the Age of Prosperity is seen Appetite for risk on is strong Tuesday morning, as Chinese President Xi Jinping offered plans to further open up the 2nd largest economy. Xi’s public speech at the Boao Forum came days after […]

Strong Economic Development Seen in the USA

Strong Economic Development Seen in the USA

Strong Economic Development Seen in the USA $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ US stocks were up and down last week, seeming driven by shifting headlines on US-China trade tensions. When in fact the market is consolidating the huge gainer since Donald Trump was elected US President. Now, is very important to distinguish between tariffs that we already […]

Cancer Risk and Coffee? No Real Evidence of Any!

Cancer Risk and Coffee? No Real Evidence of Any!

Cancer Risk and Coffee? No Real Evidence of Any! Health experts say the controversial warning overstates the risks and that the health benefits of drinking coffee far outweigh any potential downsides. More California “Nut Country” action. Recently, a California  judge ruled that coffee sellers must post scary warnings about cancer risks. The Big Q: How […]

A Gender Bending Chemical is Found in Nearly 90% of Teens

A Gender Bending Chemical is Found in Nearly 90% of Teens

A Gender Bending Chemical is Found in Nearly 90% of Teens Independent studies demonstrate negative effects of BPA and other toxins in the body, but governmental agencies and manufacturers appear unwilling to protect your health So, it is your responsibility to protect yourself from air, water and food contaminants Bisphenol-A (BPA) was 1st created by […]

Jack Dorsey, “Bitcoin Will Be the World’s Single Currency”

Jack Dorsey, “Bitcoin Will Be the World’s Single Currency”

Jack Dorsey, “Bitcoin Will Be the World’s Single Currency” $BTCUSD , $TWTR, $SQ Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) and Square (NYSE:SQ) CEO Jack Dorsey recently had very positive remarks about Bitcoin. He predicted the future of finance, suggesting that the “father of cryptocurrencies” is likely to become the world’s only currency within the next 10 years. Mr. Dorsey declared: […]

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies Across the Board

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies Across the Board

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies Across the Board $BTCUSD Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies are new, alluring and somewhat complex investment assets. People see Bitcoin as currency, an investment and a store of value. Government’s do not agree on what Bitcoin is. The US Internal Revenue sees and treats it as property, The US Securities and Exchange Commission considers […]

Smoking Marijuana Linked to Major Heart Health Issues

Smoking Marijuana Linked to Major Heart Health Issues

Smoking Marijuana Linked to Major Heart Health Issues A major new study reveals that smoking marijuana dramatically increases one’s risk of suffering a heart attack and other cardiovascular events. The study authors, along with Top cardiologists across the country, are calling for more research into the use of medicinal and recreational cannabis in light of […]

Cancer Linked to Ultra-Processed Foods

Cancer Linked to Ultra-Processed Foods

Cancer Linked to Ultra-Processed Foods Thursday, Scientists suggested on a link between cancer and “ultra-processed” foods such as cookies, fizzy drinks and sugary cereals, and virtually all fast food offerings, some nutritional experts cautioned against reading too much into the study results. Researchers from France and Brazil used data from nearly 105,000 French adults who […]

Savvy Traders Laud the Return of Market Volatility

Savvy Traders Laud the Return of Market Volatility

Savvy Traders Laud the Return of Market Volatility $VXX, $DIA After last week’s action, some market participants await a return to the calm, but that may not be in their longer-term interest to revert to the very unusual market conditions that we had before. What they should be looking for new is a market that […]

Trading in Volatility ETFs Halted at Fidelity

Trading in Volatility ETFs Halted at Fidelity

Trading in Volatility ETFs Halted at Fidelity $SVXY, $XIV, $ZIV Just 3 days after the collapse of an exchange-traded note betting on low volatility, Fidelity Investments said it moved to protect client/investors from these highly leveraged products. The fund giant is halting customer purchases of 3 volatility-focused ETFs (exchange traded funds) a company spokesman, said […]

Tesla (NASADQ:TSLA) Investors Searching for Returns Ignore Risk, Buy Bonds

Tesla (NASADQ:TSLA) Investors Searching for Returns Ignore Risk, Buy Bonds

Tesla (NASADQ:TSLA) Investors Searching for Returns Ignore Risk, Buy Bonds $TSLA Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) sold $546-M of auto lease-backed bonds Thursday. The debt deal allowed Tesla to pare the risk premiums it must pay on the notes. They were sold to yield between 2.3 and 5%. Investors had at the initial offered prices put in […]

Jack Dorsey’s Square Cash Allows Anyone to Buy and Sell Bitcoin

Jack Dorsey’s Square Cash Allows Anyone to Buy and Sell Bitcoin

Jack Dorsey’s Square Cash Allows Anyone to Buy and Sell Bitcoin $BTCUSD, $SQ The risks are the same as ever, but it is a easy way to manage the cryptocurrency. Square’s (NYSE:SQ) Cash App has been helping people send and receive money without fees for a while. Originally an money-by-email service, Cash App has grown into a more […]

Rx Medications, Not the Only Answer to Relieving High Blood Pressure

Rx Medications, Not the Only Answer to Relieving High Blood Pressure

Rx Medications, Not the Only Answer to Relieving High Blood Pressure The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that about 30% of Americans have high blood pressure, also called hypertension, and only 50% of them have their blood pressure under control. Now, under controversial new guidelines released in November 2017, which advised that […]

Legalization of Marijuana, ‘The Great American Social Experiment’

Legalization of Marijuana, ‘The Great American Social Experiment’

Legalization of Marijuana, ‘The Great American Social Experiment’ The great social experiment that is marijuana legalization is now 5 years old, with 6 states already allowing legal marijuana sales, two more where legal sales will begin within months, and yet another that, along with the District of Columbia, has legalized personal possession and cultivation of […]

The Flu Can Be Deadly, Really Deadly

The Flu Can Be Deadly, Really Deadly

The Flu Can Be Deadly, Really Deadly Influenza, aka flu, is already known to be deadly, but a new study suggests that the risk of heart attack is 6X greater than normal while people are ill with the flu. “I was a little bit surprised by the strength of the association. It’s not every day […]

SEC Taking a Hard Look at ‘Overnight’ Digital Currency Companies

SEC Taking a Hard Look at ‘Overnight’ Digital Currency Companies

SEC Taking a Hard Look at ‘Overnight’ Digital Currency Companies $BTCUSD Monday, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) made it known that it is taking a hard look at public companies that change their name and/or business model in a bid to capitalize upon the investor frenzy, and hyperbole surrounding blockchain technology, SEC Chairman […]

Alcohol Is Not Good For Us, Poisoning Kills 6 People Daily

Alcohol Is Not Good For Us, Poisoning Kills 6 People Daily

Alcohol Is Not Good For Us, Poisoning Kills 6 People Daily The World Health Organization International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifies alcohol as a Group 1 carcinogen, their highest risk category. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration data reveals, that just over 26% of people over 18 reported binge drinking in […]

Bitcoin’s ‘Hot’ and Coming to Real Estate Market

Bitcoin’s ‘Hot’ and Coming to Real Estate Market

Bitcoin’s ‘Hot’ and Coming to Real Estate Market $BTCUSD Bitcoin fever has hit the US real estate market, especially in Florida, offering foreign investors a way to avoid currency controls at home and US economic sanctions. As of the end of Y 2017, the digital currency was listed as a way to pay for some […]

Vitamin D Can Ward Off Risk of Heart Disease

Vitamin D Can Ward Off Risk of Heart Disease

Vitamin D Can Ward Off Risk of Heart Disease High doses of vitamin D seem to keep arteries more flexible and pliable, potentially warding off future heart disease, heart attacks and strokes, preliminary research suggests. In just 4 months, vitamin D supplements reduced arterial stiffness in a group of 70 young black men and women, […]

Fed Doves Calling for ‘Slow’ Tightening

Fed Doves Calling for ‘Slow’ Tightening

Fed Doves Calling for ‘Slow’ Tightening The Fed should be patient as it raises interest rates this year, said Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic, adding his voice to other Dovish comments from officials concerned by low inflation and the risk of an inverted yield curve. “I am comfortable continuing with a slow […]

Fueling the Fire of Bitcoin: Knowledge is Power

Fueling the Fire of Bitcoin: Knowledge is Power

Fueling the Fire of Bitcoin: Knowledge is Power $BTCUSD, $CME, $CBOE, $GS 1st Main Street, then LaSalle Street, and now Wall Street bring new interest to the Bitcoin market The futures markets have shown that investors want to gain exposure to Bitcoin in a regulated manner without having to store the underlying asset, aka price […]

Chinese Leaders, “More Imports, Less Financial Risk”

Chinese Leaders, “More Imports, Less Financial Risk”

Chinese Leaders, “More Imports, Less Financial Risk” Chinese leaders have promised to increase imports and reduce risks in their financial system following an annual planning meeting amid slowing economic growth and pressure from trading partners to open their markets wider. The 3-day meeting that ended Wednesday is a throwback to China’s era of central planning, […]

Bitcoin Leads to ‘Revolution’ in Commodity Trading

Bitcoin Leads to ‘Revolution’ in Commodity Trading

 Bitcoin Leads to ‘Revolution’ in Commodity Trading $BTCUSD, $IBM, $UBS The rise of Bitcoin is amazing the world’s financial gurus, and now blockchain, the digital-ledger system is set to do the same in Y 2018 for trading in raw materials commodities, as it is being adapted to streamline physical transactions. Two months ago 4 banks joined […]

Good Read: Aging Backwards, by Miranda Esmonde-White

Good Read: Aging Backwards, by Miranda Esmonde-White

Good Read: Aging Backwards, by Miranda Esmonde-White “A sedentary lifestyle — too much time spent on couches or at desks and not enough movement — is the most common trigger for muscular atrophy. When we move our muscles as little as possible, with a sedentary lifestyle, we turn down our furnaces and literally cause our muscles to atrophy. When […]

Equity Investors in ‘Risk On’ Mode for Fear of Missing Out

Equity Investors in ‘Risk On’ Mode for Fear of Missing Out

Equity Investors in ‘Risk On’ Mode for Fear of Missing Out $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Wall Street’s fear of missing out on this extending Trump Rally is “trumping” all if any political risk in Washington, DC. The countdown on the GOP’s efforts to cut corporate taxes has virtually ended, its a deal, now the risk […]

Bitcoin Bears Have Sharp Teeth, Big Appetites and Deep Pockets

Bitcoin Bears Have Sharp Teeth, Big Appetites and Deep Pockets

Bitcoin Bears Have Sharp Teeth, Big Appetites and Deep Pockets The Data Show That Nearly 50% of ICO Investors are Europeans $BTCUSD $CME, $CBOE Nearly 50% of the cash that has poured into newly issued ICOs (cryptocurrencies) in recent years has been raised in Europe, research published Thursday showed. The report by Atomico, one of Europe’s […]

Investors Buy the Dips, Market Continues to Extend The Trump Rally

Investors Buy the Dips, Market Continues to Extend The Trump Rally

Investors Buy the Dips, Market Continues to Extend The Trump Rally $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Strategy: In an uptrend, when markets fall, buy. 2 weeks ago stocks encountered headwinds and a wide range of risk assets came under pressure in the week ended 18 November, and some market observers again declared the end of what […]

It Is No Secret, Sugar Can Kill People

It Is No Secret, Sugar Can Kill People

It Is No Secret, Sugar Can Kill People Major industries have and continue to devoted huge financial resources to shaping scientific debates that may threaten profits. Prime example: Big Tobacco pushing back on how smoking kills people. This corporate strategy of subsidizing scientists, lobbyists and researchers to present results putting the products in the good light […]

Central Banks are Not Innovators, Bitcoin Threatens

Central Banks are Not Innovators, Bitcoin Threatens

Central Banks are Not Innovators, Bitcoin Threatens $BTCUSD The Big Q: Should central banks embrace cryptocurrencies, or even pioneer their own? The Big A: No. Cryptocurrencies aka crypto assets, are a new and unusual financial medium innovation, and to centralize them in a bureaucracy is wrong. However, the POBC, China’s central bank, says it is working to […]

Gold at 1-Month High on Weak USD

Gold at 1-Month High on Weak USD

Gold at 1-Month High on Weak USD $GLD, $SLV, $MTAFF, $USD Gold jumped to a 1-month high Friday as USD softened Sentiment has turned sharply against USD, which may finally allow Gold to test Key medium-term resistance at 1,310 early this week. On the week, the precious Yellow metal finish up 1.3%, its strongest weekly […]

China’s $38-T Off-Balance Sheet Items Poses Little Risk

China’s $38-T Off-Balance Sheet Items Poses Little Risk

China’s $38-T Off-Balance Sheet Items Poses Little Risk $CNY, $UBS, $MCO The Chinese finance sector’s RMB 253-T ($38-T) of off-balance sheet items pose little risk because more than two-thirds of them are relatively harmless components such as custodial funds and untapped credit-card limits, said UBS Group AG (NYSE:UBS). Despite the size of the number, a […]

Gold Up for 3rd Day Running On US Inflation Data

Gold Up for 3rd Day Running On US Inflation Data

Gold Up for 3rd Day Running On US Inflation Data $GLD, $SLV, $MTAFF, $USD Gold prices rose for a 3rd day running Wednesday, and was flat Thursday, as USD weakened and US bond yields fell despite solid US economic data that reinforced expectations that the Fed will press ahead with increases to US interest rates, […]

The Trump Rally Extends Marking Another Record Close

The Trump Rally Extends Marking Another Record Close

The Trump Rally Extends Marking Another Record Close $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX  Investors bought the Dip DJIA outperforms Super earnings reports from Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) and 3M (NYSE:MMM) The market’s rally to record highs since last year’s US Presidential election has the feeling of being risk-free, as the S&P 500 established a record of 243 trading […]

Metalla Royalty and Streaming, Ltd.’s Annual Letter to Shareholders 2017

Metalla Royalty and Streaming, Ltd.’s Annual Letter to Shareholders 2017

Metalla Royalty and Streaming, Ltd.’s Annual Letter to Shareholders 2017 $MTAFF, $GLD, $SLV It is with great satisfaction that I present to you, our shareholders, the first annual shareholder letter under our new name and business model of acquiring precious metal royalty, streams, and other production based interests. At a time when experts in the […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Overvalued, Dropped by Key Fund

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Overvalued, Dropped by Key Fund

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Overvalued, Dropped by Key Fund $TSLA Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) is overvalued, according to a climate focused investment fund that has beaten 97% of its peers. “We don’t see upside,” Thomas Sorensen, who manages the Nordea Global Climate and Environmental Fund, said in a recent interview . “What’s needed in cash flow generation to get […]

You and the US Stock Market: Big Q’s & A’s

You and the US Stock Market: Big Q’s & A’s

You and the US Stock Market: Big Q’s & A’s $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The US and global stock markets have hit record highs this year, as investors celebrate their gainers. But the record do not seem instilling a sense of excitement in everyone. Some investors are nervous, certain that a major correction is overdue, […]

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