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Posted August 10, 2019 by Joshua M Brown Shot this at sunset in my hometown last night. We’re in one of my favorite times of the year right now....

Nobel Prize winners warn against “autonomous killer robots,” call for U.N. to ban use...

by: Lance D Johnson (Natural News) The Nations of the world are heading into forbidden territory, merging artificial intelligence with weapon systems. Future wars could be waged by criminals and terrorists who hide behind the mask of AI-powered weapon systems. AI-powered...

It’s The Debt, Stupid! – Investment Watch

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk, The Fed desperately needs to keep credit expanding or the economy will collapse. However, it’s an unsustainable scheme. Key Debt Points In 1984 it took $1 of additional debt to create an additional $1 of Real GDP. As of the...

USA vs. China Trade War Illustrated in 6 Visualizations – Investment Watch

by howmuch Since World War II the United States sat atop the global throne of trade and industry. By every measure they dominated the world economy. China leveraged its massive population for economic growth. They’ve exploded onto the global stage...

When Everything That Counts Can’t Be Counted

An analysis of book value captures things like plants and equipment and facilities and hard-money, real assets that corporations have managed to accumulate over their lifetimes. And when the cost of money is higher, these things are more highly valued...

Why bonds are now the better hedge

Russ discusses why bonds are his preferred hedge in this environment. This is not a year in which investors have needed to hedge their equity risk. As of this writing, stocks have not only rallied, they’ve rallied with a consistency...

Is China Hoarding Food, Gold And Other Commodities In Anticipation Of A Global Collapse?...

by Michael Snyder Does China believe that we are on the verge of a major global crisis?  The communist Chinese government has always been very big into planning, and it appears that they have decided that now is the time...

Nasdaq, Yuan Tumble After US Pulls Huawei Licenses – Investment Watch

via Zerohedge: US equity markets are tumbling after hours following reports from Bloomberg that, according to people familiar with the matter, The White House is holding off on a decision about licenses for U.S. companies to restart business with Huawei after Beijing...

The Federal Reserve’s Merry-Go-Round – Investment Watch

by LV When a horse race is fixed like a merry-go-round, it is apparent to the most inebriated observer in the racetrack grandstands.  No binoculars are necessary to see through the charade.  A merry-go-round fix is the most brazen scam that...

“Prices Remain Overvalued” – Investment Watch

Submitted via IMF Blog Following a period of escalating prices, Canada’s housing market is cooling. Measures designed to strengthen financial stability such as more stringent tests of borrowers’ ability to repay their loans, along with higher interest rates, combined to make mortgage...