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  • Inside The Biggest Counterfeit Gold Scandal In Recent History

    Published 30 June 2020 | viewed 7,200 times

    Over the years, we have periodically reported of the occasional gold bar discovered as counterfeit in Manhattan's Diamond District which instead of containing the yellow precious metal would…

  • Natural Gas Demand Hits 25-Year Low

    Published 25 June 2020 | viewed 1,688 times

    Natural gas prices near a 25-year low on Thursday morning as the summer heat has yet to materialize, and oversupplied conditions persist.  August NatGas futures slid…

  • Is The Fed Getting Desperate?

    Published 16 June 2020 | viewed 1,692 times

    Equity markets are flying, emerging markets are up, bond yields are creeping ever so slightly higher, credit is doing just fine. Good news for the…

  • How Big Will The Next Real Estate Bust Be?

    Published 08 June 2020 | viewed 3,084 times

    So how big is the impending commercial real estate bust in the US? Bigger than the residential mortgage bust of the 2000s and also bigger…

  • 40 Million Jobless As Pandemic Fuels Economic Collapse

    Published 28 May 2020 | viewed 1,964 times

    In the last week 2.123 million more Americans filed for unemployment benefits for the first time (versus the 2.10mm expected). Source: Bloomberg That brings the…

  • COVID-19 Sparked A Bicycle Boom

    Published 26 May 2020 | viewed 660 times

    As social distancing is the order of the day, riding a packed subway to get around is not exactly what the doctor prescribed. Add to that the…

  • Insurance Companies Are Turning People Away As COVID-19 Crisis Escalates

    Published 22 May 2020 | viewed 11,019 times

    In yet another unprecedented COVID historic first, insurance companies are actually turning away Americans who want to purchase a life insurance policy. Who would have ever thought insurers would…

  • Social Security Could Dry Up In Less Than A Decade

    Published 21 May 2020 | viewed 1,646 times

    The CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics released some alarming data earlier this week that surprisingly had absolutely nothing to do with Covid for a…

  • Day Trader Loses $9 Million In Oil Price Crash

    Published 09 May 2020 | viewed 3,401 times

    The April 20 historic oil price crash that sent the prompt May WTI contract plunging to the unheard of price of negative $40 per barrel…

  • 52% Of Small Businesses Expected To Close Their Doors Within Six Months

    Published 08 May 2020 | viewed 2,861 times

    Anyone that was hoping for a “quick recovery” for the U.S. economy can forget about that right now.  Yes, many states are attempting to “reopen”, but…

  • U.S. Regulators To Ban Hedge Funds From Small Business Loan Program

    Published 24 April 2020 | viewed 7,553 times

    The US will bar hedge funds from participating in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), along with private equity firms, as they are primarily engaged in…

  • 50 Million Pints Of Beer Could Be Wasted If UK Pubs Don't Reopen

    Published 15 April 2020 | viewed 1,666 times

    Britain remained in a nationwide lockdown in mid-April as virus-related deaths and confirmed cases climb. A crashed economy and high unemployment risk sending the country into depression.…

  • Oil Stumbles On IMF's Gloomy Economic Forecast

    Published 14 April 2020 | viewed 1,260 times

    As if oil prices needed any more help on their downward spiral towards the teens, The IMF just slashed global growth to the worst since…

  • Amazon To Hire 75,000 New Workers As Delivery Demand Soars

    Published 13 April 2020 | viewed 1,304 times

    Update (1000ET): Shortly after this report on a pause of grocery orders after "unprecedented demand", Amazon has announced this morning it is creating an additional 75,000…

  • WeWork Sues SoftBank For Withdrawing $3 Billion Insider Payoff

    Published 07 April 2020 | viewed 1,018 times

    As WeWork founder Adam Neumann tries to save his billionaire status, and several other shareholders, including Benchmark Capital, a PE firm that retains several seats…

  • Big Banks Could Win Big On Fed Small Business Bailout

    Published 06 April 2020 | viewed 1,246 times

    And just like that, the big banks are about to make a killing (again) thanks to the Fed. As a reminder, as part of the…

  • Priceless Van Gogh "Spring Garden" Painting Stolen

    Published 30 March 2020 | viewed 1,171 times

    What better time could there be than a global pandemic, that has led to closures of museums and public landmarks across the world, to stage…

  • U.S. Auto Sales Fall By 75%

    Published 26 March 2020 | viewed 1,728 times

    If any company is bracing for the shock of falling U.S. auto sales, it's got to be Group 1 Automotive. The company owns and operates 186…

  • Philippines Halts Stock Trading, 57 Million Quarantined

    Published 16 March 2020 | viewed 2,137 times

    Following two weeks of relentless market turmoil, traders were wondering which country's stock market would be shut down first. Moments ago we got the answer…

  • Is A Banking Crisis Looming?

    Published 12 March 2020 | viewed 3,428 times

    Earlier today, Zerohedge reported that Boeing shocked the investing community when it announced that due to "market turmoil", it would immediately draw down on its full $13.825…