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Don't Overlook Russia
October 19, 2016 CurrencyThe consensus insists that an investment in Russia is ill-advised. But the country isn’t the scary beast we’re led to believe it is. It's simply a market misunderstood by much of the West.
Internet of Things (IoT): More Than Protected Plumbing
October 18, 2016 Trading StrategiesLas Vegas just saved a ton of money and 300 million gallons of water by installing IoT monitoring devices in its water mains. And that’s just one system out of 150,000 in the U.S.
GDP Apocalypse Now
October 7, 2016 U.S. EconomyDo you want to follow how often the U.S. economy fails to live up to expectations? Well … there’s an app for that. And what is says about gross domestic product (GDP) isn’t pretty.
It’s Too Late to Rescue Wall Street
September 28, 2016 U.S. EconomyCan you inflate a balloon by taking out the air? The answer is obvious. And, yet, Wall Street is rising (to rarefied levels) even as money is flowing out. How can this be?
The Best, Most Conservative Measure for Volatility: VIX Fear Index
September 23, 2016 Trading StrategiesMany investors are looking for ways to avoid the dangers of a market crash similar to 2008. The best, and most conservative, way is to follow the VIX — aka the fear index.