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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.  

  • Is There Any Reason To Be Bullish About Netflix?

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    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…

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    Published 22 September 2019 | viewed 856 times

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    Published 28 August 2019 | viewed 1,487 times

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    Published 27 August 2019 | viewed 1,336 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…

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    Published 23 August 2019 | viewed 825 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 1,761 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 1,795 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…

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    Published 07 August 2019 | viewed 1,250 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…

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    Published 04 August 2019 | viewed 1,297 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 1,106 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…

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    Published 30 July 2019 | viewed 858 times

    The pound is taking a pounding versus the dollar, euro and other currencies as the possibility of a no-deal Brexit looks increasingly likely. Under new…

  • Netflix Struggles To Rebound After Subscriber Hit

    Published 22 July 2019 | viewed 760 times

    The streaming war is heating up, and industry veteran, Netflix is struggling to adjust accordingly. But not all is lost for the streaming pioneer. Despite…

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    Published 12 July 2019 | viewed 812 times

    It doesn't seem that long ago when cannabis was seen merely as the feel-good drug of choice for kids aiming to blow off steam. But…

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    Published 10 July 2019 | viewed 1,836 times

    DarkMatter is a name that conjures up all sorts of … darkness, even when you don’t know who, or what, is behind it.  The truth…

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    Published 09 July 2019 | viewed 504 times

    The space race is heating up, with Richard Branson's space tourism business, Virgin Galactic, revealing its plans to go public by the end of 2019.…

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    Published 08 July 2019 | viewed 1,629 times

    Forgot profits for Deutsche Bank for 2019. The German lender is undergoing a radical restructuring that will see 18,000 jobs slashed worldwide and has already…

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    Published 05 July 2019 | viewed 1,273 times

    Do we really want Google to have access to our medical records? Have we been lulled to sleep by big data collectors who make things…

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    Published 03 July 2019 | viewed 1,152 times

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    Published 29 June 2019 | viewed 2,802 times

    In 2017, spying allegations that surfaced in 2017 about Kaspersky, Russia’s premier software company. No concrete evidence was ever presented, but the scandal surrounding Russian…