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In my Successful Investing and Intelligence Report newsletters, I have written about how the contours of the future macroeconomic environment are likely to turn out in the wake of the economic problems caused by global central banks making decisions to increase interest rates to combat inflation. But just to recap, I strongly feel that the […]

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This Is What It Means Hopes and fearsAnd chasing dreamsThis is what it meansSmiles and criesAnd making memoriesThis is what it means… –Jim Woods, “What It Means” There’s an old saying in the literary world that a man’s life is incomplete until he has tasted love, poverty and war. Beginning with the latter, my closest […]

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In today’s economy, investors are looking for exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that can go the distance and ride out what may be an impending recession. Looking forward, the macroeconomic environment likely will be shaped by three key elements: slowing growth, falling inflation and central bank rate cuts. If this is indeed the case, longer-dated, fixed-income exchange-traded […]

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When one of the biggest and most important companies ever announces a fiscal push toward the use of artificial intelligence (AI), you know things are starting to get serious. On Monday, tech-behemoth Microsoft (MSFT) revealed that it is putting its money where its AI mouth is, as the Redmond giant said it was making a […]

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The iShares Global Comm Services ETF (IXP) is an investment vehicle that holds a range of global companies in media, social media, entertainment, search, video gaming and telecommunications industries. The exchange-traded fund’s (ETF) holdings include companies at a variety of market-cap levels, though larger companies tend to be the targets of the lion’s share of […]

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Is It Time to Buy China? ETF Talk: Take a Global View with This ETF For the Love of Conversation  Confucius Say Be Noble *********************************************************** Is It Time to Buy China? As investors, we are always looking for the next big opportunity to profit. And often, ideas that worked in the past but have gone […]

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