Macro Investing
Russia Gold

Russia boosts gold stockpiles

Russia is growing its gold stockpiles as analysts begin to sound the alarms, suggesting another worldwide recession might be in the making. According to its foreign reserve data updated on Friday, Russia's central bank's gold...
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Three ways tech titans are winning the data boom

Did you know that in 2018 alone, internet users spent a collective 2.8 MILLION years online? That's a lot of data. And over 33 percent of that time was spent on social media platforms like...
Iran and Venezuela are reeling from U.S. sanctions

Iran and Venezuela reeling from U.S. oil sanctions

A worldwide oil surplus is permitting the United States to accelerate its plan of bringing Iranian crude exports to a standstill, and markets are watching on in awe as the commodity battle plays out. U.S....
India China Oil Markets

India, China could form mega cartel in oil markets

As Iran remains defiant in the face of U.S. sanctions, India and China, the worlds second and third largest oil buyers, are contemplating a potential move which could counter the U.S.' pull on global...
Economies Avocados Tequila Border Wall

Local economies, avocados and tequila at risk in border wall dispute

As the debate heats up over President Trump's proposed border wall, there may be one ignored consequence with which many Americans have yet to come to terms ... a scarcity of a few of...
Dollar

Gold falls below $1,300 as the dollar rebounds

Gold crept upward slightly over the weekend in its path to a second quarterly rise as the dollar fell slightly on lukewarm U.S. financial data. U.S. consumer spending rose less than forecasted in January and earnings...
Bitcoin Prices

Bitcoin prices fall below key support level

Bitcoin prices are down over a percent on the day, trading around $3,960 range, according to CoinMarketCap. Some experts believe that if Bitcoin fails to stabilize above $4,000, a further drop could be expected as...
Rare Earth Nuclear Option

China’s rare earth “nuclear option” looks increasingly likely

China's threats to ban rare earth exports to the United States is looking increasingly likely as trade tensions in between the two economic superpowers continue to escalate. China is ready to use rare earths to...
blockchain

Blockchain tech takes on the energy industry

The oil and gas sector has been surprisingly slow to adapt to new technology, however, with increasing pressure from the rise of renewables, it looks like now it has no other option. And makes sense....
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Sir Tim Berners-Lee: It’s not too late to save the web

With the rise of online harassment, hate speech, state-sponsored hacking, and fake news, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the innovator of the World Wide Web, doesn't exactly like what he sees... Sir Berners-Lee issued a passionate letter...