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Michael Kern

Michael Kern


Contributor since: 21 Feb 2018


Michael Kern is a newswriter and editor at Safehaven.comOilprice.com, and a writer at Macro-Investing.com.  

  • Are Celebrities Good Or Bad For Cannabis Stocks?

    Published 01 December 2019 | viewed 712 times

    Political polarization is ruining Thanksgiving families’ dinners. As Republican and Democrat supporters grow further apart, bipartisan turkey dinners are being canceled or shortened.  However, if…

  • How To Survive Thanksgiving Politics With Cannabis Gravy

    Published 28 November 2019 | viewed 886 times

    The use of celebrities is a clear move by the cannabis companies to promote the plant’s products to the public and influence the regulator Political…

  • Twitter: The Saudi Spy Tool To Bring Down Dissidents

    Published 07 November 2019 | viewed 1,272 times

    In 2017, Saud al-Qahtani--advisor to the Saudi Crown Prince--was rather active on social media. In one Twitter post, he stated: “Does a pseudonym protect you…

  • Cannabis Has Become A Real Estate Selling Point

    Published 03 November 2019 | viewed 1,742 times

    Americans spend a whopping $40 billion every year shopping under the influence. But there’s a new high-dollar twist to that trend that realtors are hoping…

  • The Cosmic Wild West Just Got Its First IPO

    Published 28 October 2019 | viewed 1,597 times

    National pride and cosmic geopolitics has nothing to do with today’s space race from the American perspective. It’s all about eventual profit, and that’s exactly…

  • Another Goldman Banker Charged For Insider Trading

    Published 23 October 2019 | viewed 1,841 times

     "Once upon a time, there was a Pops searching for Truffles in the Forest". So goes the subject line of an email message sent in…

  • ‘Click To Pray’, The Vatican’s Latest Attempt To Draw In Millennials

    Published 20 October 2019 | viewed 1,341 times

    The Catholic church keeps up with the times, apparently. In an effort to reach more tech-obsessed Millennials and Gen-Zers ostensibly to pray for world peace,…

  • Is The Pot Stock Boom Over Already?

    Published 17 October 2019 | viewed 1,938 times

    With Mexico on the brink of legalizing recreational marijuana, you would think it would be great news for the cannabis industry, but stocks are getting…

  • 5 Billionaires Booted From Their Own Companies

    Published 13 October 2019 | viewed 965 times

    Be careful what you build. If it gets too big, you may become a billionaire, but there’s a chance you end up in an increasingly…

  • Is There Any Reason To Be Bullish About Netflix?

    Published 08 October 2019 | viewed 1,116 times

    Netflix stock is down 30 percent from its high, and earnings are about to come out. Whether this is a buy or not comes down…

  • Zero-Fees Is The New Normal In Stock Trading

    Published 03 October 2019 | viewed 1,370 times

    When Robinhood first came out with its free stock-trading app, we didn’t really think it would take too long to put pressure on the market…

  • Big Tobacco Just Can’t Catch A Break

    Published 22 September 2019 | viewed 1,106 times

    In the throes of a vaping panic that has the FDA and the CDC running in frantic circles, tobacco giant Altria has seen its shares…

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    Published 28 August 2019 | viewed 2,137 times

    Unless you've been living under a rock for the past several months, you may have noticed that fears of a looming recession are growing. The…

  • Space Crime And Scandal Overshadow SpaceX Failure

    Published 27 August 2019 | viewed 1,805 times

    The space … space has been quite the scene of legal drama recently, with everything from a NASA astronaut being accused of hacking her estranged…

  • Jerome Powell's Impossible Challenge

    Published 23 August 2019 | viewed 927 times

    Stock markets are inching higher ahead of Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s Friday address; however, investors are still on edge. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell faces the impossible challenge…

  • Why Silicon Valley Is Moving To Toronto

    Published 20 August 2019 | viewed 2,126 times

    Silicon Valley has a second address, and it’s becoming much more than a summer cottage these days. Welcome to Toronto, the hottest new venue for…

  • Smart Contracts: The Tech Reshaping Entire Industries

    Published 16 August 2019 | viewed 2,163 times

    When the average person thinks of contracts, they might think of stacks of paper, hundreds of signatures, negotiations, and loopholes, and leering legal eyes. A…

  • Cyberattacks Are Funding North Korea’s Billion-Dollar Nuclear Program

    Published 07 August 2019 | viewed 1,455 times

    Back in 2006, the United Nations and the United States imposed sanctions that were intended to choke off any chance of funding for North Korea’s…

  • The First $10B Fallout From Trump War On Big Tech

    Published 04 August 2019 | viewed 1,380 times

    Jeff Bezos just cashed out $1.8-billion in Amazon stock. The Department of Justice is launching a broad investigation into tech giants to see if they…

  • Lone Hacker Taps Data Of 100 Million Capital One Customers

    Published 31 July 2019 | viewed 1,307 times

    A lone hacker has accessed the personal data of more than 100 million customers of America’s fifth-largest credit card issuer, Capital One, in the biggest…