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All Downhill for Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds

Economics 21, Released on 6/7/18 The trustees have concluded that starting this year, Social Security’s tax income and interest earnings will no longer be sufficient to finance payments. Continue……

Bitcoin ETF Dreams Kept Alive With New SEC Filing

Bloomberg, Released on 6/6/18 Van Eck Associates Corp. and SolidX Partners Inc. recently filed a request to list a Bitcoin-linked ETP to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Continue……

Cash-rich companies are set to pour $2.5 trillion into buybacks, dividends and M&A this year

CNBC, Released on 6/4/18 “Assuming improving growth and stable rates, we expect the positive positioning/flow backdrop to support US equities, which is important as the Continue……

Jim Chanos says cryptocurrency is ‘masquerading as a technological breakthrough’

CNBC, Released on 6/5/18 “Bitcoin is still the area for people who are trying to avoid taxation or other examinations of their transactions. That’s one thing where I think it…

Japan Shows Why — And How — All Fiat Currencies Are Doomed

Dollar Collapse, Released on 6/2/18 A couple of decades ago, when the post-war baby boom generation was in its prime earning and tax-paying years, governments had a chance to guarantee…

Three critical lessons from Europe’s recent mini-meltdown

Sovereign Man, Released on 6/1/18 Trying to trace the origins of the latest political crisis in Italy is like… well… trying to trace the origins of the decline of the…

Goldman Sachs Vice President Charged in Insider-Trading Scheme

Bloomberg, Released on 5/31/18 A vice president at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. was charged with crimes related to insider trading. They made more than $140,000 from illegal trades with Continue……

Stock Market Borrowing at All Time High

Naked Capitalism, Released on 5/29/18 Highly levered stock markets are subject to more violent downdrafts as margin calls lead to forced sales. Continue……