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Will Quant Funds Trigger the Next Stock Market Crash?

Quant-focused hedge funds – they specialize in algorithmic rather than human trading – gained $4.6 billion of net new assets in the first quarter, and now hold $932 billion, or about 30% to the $3.1...

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Is an interest rate change on the horizon?

For nine years, interest rates have fallen and the European Central Bank has fired up the economy with a flood of money. It is becoming increasingly clear that this cannot last forever. “With a sense...

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Shale’s Lesson for Creditors and Debtors

The heavy hand of past borrowings continues to hang over us. China’s explosion of debt is worrisome. The bad loans being carried by European banks may be a factor restraining the willingness to lend. The...

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“The Great Narrowing” of the S&P 500

Over the past 10 weeks – so since March 1, 2017 – five stocks in the S&P 500 index have gained a total of $260 billion in market value, the infamous FAANG stocks: Facebook, Apple,...

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Macron’s presidency: It’s the economy, stupid!

Bill Clinton convinced voters with his simple message about jobs and job security. Now Emmanuel Macron, a pro-European centrist, has a new vision for businesses in France. What will he do for the economy? Though...

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Manufacturing Might Come Back to the US, but Robots will Get the Jobs: Apple CEO

Apple will invest in and promote “advanced manufacturing” in the US, CEO Tim Cook told CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Wednesday after the somewhat uninspiring earnings report. It was one of the ways Apple would create...

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Fukuyama on Nationalism and Class

Francis Fukuyama is one of the big thinkers of our generation. The question he asked in his 1989 essay “The End of History?” was answered in his 1992 book “The End of History and the...

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US car boom ending as sales drop for fourth month

The US car market appears to be cooling faster than expected as the big three American automakers as well as their foreign rivals reported fewer sales in April – the fourth consecutive month of declines....

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BOJ keeps mum on exit policy while silently tapering its JGB purchase

In the April 26-27 policy meeting, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) made minor adjustments to its growth and inflation outlook, but there were no changes in its generally cautious view. The BoJ sees inflation gradually...

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ISRO’s Solar Calculator App – India’s own Project Sunroof

I receive many queries from readers who are confused if they should install solar. Though solar energy has proved its mettle and is beneficial to be installed owing to its improved performance and reducing prices,...

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Bangladesh: Sewing full-time for 61 euros a month

Four years ago the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing 1,100 people. Working conditions have improved since then, but wages have not. Maria Zimmerman reports from Dhaka. It is late afternoon as Ashik and...

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May’s Bold Move and Fed Expectations

UK Prime Minister May surprised the global investors and world policymakers by calling snap elections, precisely what the 2011 electoral law sought to prevent by fixing the date of elections. As recently as before the...