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Digital Assets: Ray Dalio – Cash is trash; BTC is Untouchable; Libra Maybe; Stocks are Good; Gold is Best

Ray Dalio, a long time bitcoin sceptic, again panned the cryptocurrency at Davos. Cash is trash; BTC is Untouchable; Libra Maybe; Stocks are good; Gold is Best, he said.

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CPPIB Reports 2.2% Return in the Second Quarter
November 14, 2019

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) reported gains of 2.2% during the second quarter. On Thursday, the nation’s largest public pension fund reported how it delivered the return.

Is Saudi Arabia Running Out of Money?
November 14, 2019

The Saudi Aramco IPO could be a ploy to raise money for a nation under financial duress. That’s the statement from former CIA chief David Petraeus in an interview with…

Bonanza of New Accounts at Charles Schwab After Zero-Commission Trading
November 14, 2019

Brokerage Charles Schwab added a solid 31% more accounts in October compared to September. Charles Schwab’s move last month to introduce commission-free trading has paid off in spades. Previously, it…

Carl Icahn Takes Stake in HP, Pushes for Xerox Merger
November 14, 2019

Activist investor Carl Icahn has purchased roughly $1.2 billion in HP Inc. stock. Icahn is now pushing the personal computer maker to merge with printing giant Xerox. Icahn now owns…

The New Geneva AI Tool Automatically Learns How to Evade Censorship
November 14, 2019

In the arms race to implement (and avoid) censorship, David has a new tool against Goliath. It’s called Genetic Evasion, or Geneva for short. Censoring regimes and authoritarian governments are…

Paypal Blocks Payments to PornHub Models; Cryptos See Opportunity
November 14, 2019

Pornhub is up in arms against PayPal for suddenly blocking payments to its 100,000 models. “We are all devastated by PayPal’s decision to stop payouts to over a hundred thousand…

Bank-branded Checking Accounts Soon from Google
November 14, 2019

Google is partnering with Citigroup and the Stanford Federal Credit Union to offer checking accounts by next year. Checking accounts. That all-important banking bastion may fall as cashed-up, data-heavy, and…

These Funds Were the Biggest Laggards in 2019
November 14, 2019

In a raging bull stock market, the biggest losers in 2019 were obviously funds that were short, or bet on volatility. A Morningstar compilation of the 20 top loser funds…

IMF Analyst: A Lot of Mutual Funds Could Collapse in a Panic
November 13, 2019

International Monetary Fund analyst Laura Kodres warns that investors are putting too much faith in mutual funds. According to Deutsche Bank, half of the high-yield asset funds could experience liquidity…

Is China Winning the Artificial Intelligence Race?
November 13, 2019

The artificial intelligence race draws many comparisons to the moon race between the United States and China. But is that an overreaction, and, if so, who is winning right now?