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The Nanny State Comes for Robinhood – Ethan Yang (12/22/2020)

Perhaps one of the most consequential innovations in modern finance has been the advent of an investing app known as Robinhood. Founded in 2013,...

Monday Stock Market Gyration Sets Stage For Next Few Weeks – Mike Swanson (12/22/2020)

Yesterday was a funny day in the markets as the DOW dumped over 500 points right off the open and then came back. ...

What Would Happen If the Fed Ceased to Exist? – Charles Hugh Smith (12/22/2020)

Extremes get more extreme until risk breaks out; then the reversal will be as extreme as the bubble expansion.What would happen if the Federal...

Why Facebook antitrust case relies so heavily on Mark Zuckerberg’s emails – Rebecca Haw...

Rebecca Haw Allensworth, Vanderbilt University Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s own words play a starring role in the government’s case to break up his social network. “It...

How the History of Waterloo, Iowa, Explains How Meatpacking Plants Became Hotbeds of COVID-19...

ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. This spring,...

With New Covid-19 Strain 70% More Transmissible, Nations Rush to Contain Spread From UK...

British government officials met on Monday to discuss the implications of strict new travel restrictions imposed by several countries, following reports of a highly...

The January Effect And Small Cap Stocks – Mike Swanson (12/21/2020)

There is a reliable trend in the markets that repeats just about every single year in which individual stocks that had been among the...

Dollar to lose 99% of value over time; Alex Mashinsky gives bitcoin, gold outlook...

Fiat currencies have historically lost most of their value after de-pegging from gold, and the best way to protect against an inevitable decline of...