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The Significance of Treasury Yields

Treasury note yields are important economic indicators that are often overlooked during times of economic expansion. Treasury notes are important to the economy because, in contrast with equities, they have little risk – they are backed by the US economy. When investors believe economic contraction is on the horizon, they will be more interested in […]

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Tesla Chairman Steps Down After Great Quarter

Former Tesla chairman Elon Musk has resigned from chairman duties after a fraud scandal. The US accused Musk of saying he’d make his company private and stocks wouldn’t be for sale. Musk’s punishment is a fine of $20 million charged to Tesla and another $20 million to him but he will be allowed to stay […]

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Why We Shouldn’t Care About The Dow Crashing

One cannot say no one saw this coming. The headlines, however, were alarmist as ever. The source of their doomsday tone: on Monday of this week, the DOW Jones index tumbled over 1,100 points in the United States’ biggest one-day stock fall since 2011. After weeks of boasting stock markets that were “smashing one record […]

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Corporations Are Stripping Americans’ Legal Rights As Congress Deregulates

On October 27th, 2017, the Starbucks Corporation changed its Terms of Use policy for its customers in the United States. Under the new Terms of Use, by using any Starbucks services, you automatically forfeit your right to join class-action lawsuits and consolidated proceedings. By simply using any of their services, customers of the coffee chain instantly forfeit […]

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Fintech: The Future of Finance

The term financial technology, which evolved by the end of the first decade of the 21st century, refers to any technological innovation in the financial sector. This includes automation softwares in the financial industry such as trading, investing, and retail banking, and mobile technologies that facilitate people’s everyday lives. New financial technologies have just started […]

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Trump and Trade Do Not Go Well Together

Donald Trump came out recently with arguably his first real decision on his relatively protectionist, isolationist and anti-globalist foreign policy. He decided to withdraw the United States of America from the negotiation process of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Firstly, the scope and extent of the TPP must be noted: It would reduce prices on imported consumer […]

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The Next Financial Crisis May Be Looming

The next financial bubble is just about ready to burst and there is little that can be done about it. Think it can’t happen? Then consider this: Risks that aren’t acute can build for a while before triggering a crisis. What’s indisputable is that debt, the tinder of almost every financial conflagration, is growing rapidly. […]

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Nano and Biotechnology: A New Arena for Australia–Indian Relations

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull inaugurated the world’s most advanced nano-biotechnology research center. Nanotechnology is a part of science and technology about the control of matter on the atomic and molecular scale. In a joint effort to boost education and research in the field of nano-biotechnology in India, TERI and […]