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Identifying consistent patterns and trends in business and in the financial markets. Useful key indicators for market timing, warning signals, bullish investing signals, and trading/investing opportunities.

‘Health Silk Road’ heats up as China and U.S. boost efforts amid coronavirus

China’s not the only one working on the “Health Silk Road.”  As Beijing pushes for global health leadership amid the […]

Coronavirus is changing home appraisals, and some borrowers don’t need them

The appraisal, that staple of the mortgage process, is changing fast during the coronavirus pandemic. In rare instances, appraisers are donning haz-mat […]

Is Gold Mirroring 1999 to 2011 Again?

Chris Vermeulen FX Empire Our research team continues to dig into underlying patterns and set up in the global markets […]

Over 4 million in US will contract coronavirus if states fully reopen: Wharton model

New numbers from the Penn Wharton Budget Model show that reopening states could cause positive coronavirus case numbers to tick as high […]

Here’s what gold does when the U.S. government goes on a borrowing binge

The U.S. government is going on a borrowing binge, with the fiscal deficit set to hit $4 trillion this year […]

Got $500,000 and 90 days? Uruguay might have an offer for you

The way Uruguay’s president-elect sees it, his government will face a couple of problems: too few residents and too little investment. Well, […]

The No. 1 job billionaires and multimillionaires held before they got filthy rich

There are billions of reasons to do this job. Many of today’s self-made billionaires and multimillionaires held a sales job, […]

Gold to Cross the $2000 Mark? ETFs to Gain

Co-chief investment officer Greg Jensen ofthe world’s biggest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, estimates that gold will touch the milestone of […]

A key lending indicator signals the US economy is slowing

A measure of US bank lending is showing signs of stalling, suggesting the American economy could face headwinds in 2020. […]

‘Millennials are spending more on almost every vice,’ survey finds

Workers on the lower end of the income spectrum, earning less than $30,000 a year, spend a greater portion of […]