Parkland School Shooting Survivor Calls Out Millions of American Investors for Owning Gun Makers

David Hogg, one of the students who survived the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida is calling on investors to boycott BlackRock Inc. and The Vanguard Group These are two of the largest investment-management companies in the country, overseeing the retirement funds of millions of Americans. Most have never given a second thought to what they […]

Bank That Fueled 2008 Housing Crash Calls Bitcoin ‘Greatest Bubble in History’

Bank of America investment strategists are now calling the rise and fall of Bitcoin in late 2017 and early 2018 “one of the greatest asset price bubbles in history.” After nearing $20,000 in mid-December, the virtual currency fell to $6,598 in mid-April. It trades this morning at around $8,050. Merrill chief investment strategist Michael Hartnett […]

First Three Months of Stock Market Ends with a Whimper. Where to Now?

After a decade of uninterrupted rising share prices, investors were in for a rude awakening — the S&P 500 has posted its first quarterly loss since 2015 and the bond markets did not fare much better. Investor apprehension is rooted in the onset of an entirely new and dramatically different investment climate. Many investors are […]

Chinese Investors Were Leaving USA Well Before Trump’s Trade War

Chinese investments in American business interests fell by more than a third from 2016 to 2017. A research report by the Rhodium Group and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations reveal a startling drop in Sino-backed investments. Most interestingly, the drop in Chinese investment interest fell long before President Donald Trump’s self-waged international trade war. […]

Got $1 Million Saved Up? Do This to Maximize Social Security Income

Middle-income people who have saved and invested for retirement should wait until age 70 to claim Social Security income, according to new research. The data show that is the best approach to retirement-income planning for people who have saved between $100,000 and $1 million. Steve Vernon, a research scholar at the Stanford Center of Longevity, […]

Before John Boehner Turned Pot Advocate, 15 Million Americans Were Arrested for Marijuana Possession

John Boehner is joining the board of Acreage Holdings, one of the biggest U.S. cannabis companies and one that aims to profit from selling marijuana products as the states relax regulation, despite current federal prohibition. Prior to taking up the job of selling cannabis to Americans, former GOP leader Boehner was one of the most […]

Frontier Markets Gain Leverage As Metal Prices Rise On Developed-World Demand

Increased global demand for precious metals, particularly copper, has increased negotiating leverage in foreign markets that mine those metals. Market prices for copper continue to rise considerably in the wake of this newfound leverage. The price of copper, for instance, rose significantly in value this year to $7,000 a ton. In 2016, a ton of copper was […]

Rockefellers Enter Crypto Market to Promote Blockchain Entrepreneurs

Venrock, the official venture capital firm of the Rockefeller family, has turned its sights on the cryptocurrency market. The Rockefeller name is about as old as old money gets. The family made its wealth on Standard Oil and controls Chase Manhattan Bank. The moniker graces cultural institutions and iconic buildings far and wide, including New […]