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Florence Is a Tragedy for Homeowners, Not Insurers
September 17, 2018
People in the Carolinas are about to rediscover the difference between the damage a storm causes and what is covered by insurance. While wind damage is well covered by insurers, flood damage is absent from most policies.
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Japan leads Asia stock markets higher
September 19, 2018
China shares up 1% as Wall Street rally brightens mood despite escalating trade war
Japan leads Asia stock markets higher
September 19, 2018
China shares up 1% as Wall Street rally brightens mood despite escalating trade war
Performance rebound teases macro hedge fund investors
September 19, 2018
Industry stars, such as Brevan Howard, rebound as EM currencies fluctuate
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Aphria Partners with Schroll Medical; Is It on the Diageo Shortlist for Marijuana Partner?
September 18, 2018
Diageo-Aphria Partnership Potential Marijuana stocks are experiencing a renaissance of late, none so more than Aphria Inc (OTCMKTS:APHQF, TSE:APH). After having spent much of 2018 in the dumps, the Aphria stock forecast has finally brightened, with the stock shooting up by 90% in the past month. This jump was spurred on by the Big Alcohol-marijuana partnership between Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ) and Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE:CGC). Now, there are rumors that Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO), a U.K.-based spirits maker, is looking to. The post Aphria Partners with Schroll Medical; Is It on the Diageo Shortlist for Marijuana Partner? appeared first on Profit Confidential.
Marijuana News Today: Tilray Stock Soars After Scoring Major U.S. Agreement
September 18, 2018
Marijuana News Today The marijuana news today is fit to burst with good news from the pot stock market. From Tilray Inc (NASDAQ:TLRY) gaining permission to export pot from Canada to the U.S. for drug trials to The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) sniffing around the industry, it's a been a strong start to the week for marijuana stocks. While we'll cover the implications of the Coca-Cola deal in a separate piece (and I already covered it briefly in yesterday's article), we are going to focus heavily in today's piece on. The post Marijuana News Today: Tilray Stock Soars After Scoring Major U.S. Agreement appeared first on Profit Confidential.
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MARKETS • Forex
Cryptocurrency 'Wild West' must come to an end, UK lawmakers say
September 19, 2018
Report claims Britain can become a global hub for lawful cryptocurrency trading
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British Pound to Look Past UK CPI, US Dollar May Rise
September 19, 2018
The British Pound may overlook incoming UK inflation data while the US Dollar gains amid pre-positioning for next week’s FOMC policy announcement.
FX Markets Unfazed by New Tariffs - 19 September 2018
September 19, 2018
The Japanese Yen moved away from a 2-month trough versus the US Dollar with investors taking the latest tariff issues in stride.
Crude Oil Prices Rise Even as Trade War Heats Up - Now What?
September 19, 2018
Crude oil prices rose even as the trade war between the US and China continued to heat up, with the two sides exchanging another round of tariffs. Where to from here?
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XE Market Analysis: Europe - Sep 19, 2018
September 19, 2018
The Dollar has continued to trade with a softening bias, aside from the case of USD-JPY, which posted a two-month high at 112.43 amid a backdrop of rallying stock markets in Asia. Sentiment has been buoyed by pledges of pro-investment and pro-growth measures by China, North Korea's Kim vow to work on the "complete denuclearization" of the Korean Peninsula, and with Trump declaring that the U.S. trade deal with South Korea has been "fully renegotiated." These factors have offset the escalation in the U.S.-China trade war.
XE Market Analysis: US Adds More Tariffs to Its Juggling Act
September 18, 2018
OVERVIEW The USTR adds a 10% levy on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. No breakthrough yet on NAFTA though officials will get back to the table again on Wednesday. US futures market pointing to lower open; Oil futures trade near a mid-point of $69
XE Market Analysis: Europe - Sep 18, 2018
September 18, 2018
Both the Dollar and Yen are coming under pressure as European interbank markets enter the fray, in a kind of "sell the fact" manner following the announcement by Trump that the U.S. will implement tariffs on a further $200 bln of Chinese imports. The decision was pretty much fully expected, having been flagged last Friday by sources cited by the Washington Post and Bloomberg, while the stepped approach (10% tariff rate to be implemented on Monday before rising to 25% on January 1), perhaps designed to minimise the impact on U.S.
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MARKETS • Commodity
Gold monetisation can help reduce widening CAD
September 19, 2018
Getting the GMS right is critical to addressing the CAD issue.
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Oil holds near $80, supply concern expected to underpin prices
September 19, 2018
U.S. crude inventories rose by 1.2 million barrels to 397.1 million in the week to Sept. 14, according to data released on Tuesday by the American Petroleum Institute (API). 
Gold gains as dollar demand eases, markets discount trade dispute
September 19, 2018
Gold prices rose on Wednesday along with equities as the U.S. dollar softened, with markets showing little worry over the latest escalation in the U.S.-China trade war.
Florence hammers North Carolina agriculture – losses include 3.4 million dead chickens, turkeys
September 18, 2018
North Carolina's poultry sector suffered the loss of at least 3.4 million chickens and turkeys as a result of Hurricane Florence, and swine losses are now estimated to be about 5,500 hogs, according to the state's agriculture agency.
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Japan leads Asia stock markets higher
September 19, 2018
China shares up 1% as Wall Street rally brightens mood despite escalating trade war
S&P 500 nears record despite trade war escalation
September 18, 2018
Treasuries and Bunds sell off; Brent oil heads towards $80 a barrel
US spares rare earths in China trade war
September 18, 2018
Beijing dominates global supply of strategic elements needed for smartphones
Investors’ economic optimism hits near-seven-year low
September 18, 2018
US decoupling widely expected to continue as fears grow of China slowdown
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MARKETS • Bonds
Japan leads Asia stock markets higher
September 19, 2018
China shares up 1% as Wall Street rally brightens mood despite escalating trade war
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U.S. Government Bonds Fall as 10-Year Yield Climbs Above 3%
September 17, 2018
U.S. government bond prices fell Monday as investors digested an array of conflicting data about the economy and Federal Reserve policy
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MARKETS • Outlook
Will American consumers feel the sting from Trump’s trade war with China?
September 19, 2018
Will American consumers feel the sting from Trump’s trade war with China?

U.S. trade negotiations with China and Canada

How Sweden transformed into a capitalist economy
September 19, 2018
How Sweden transformed into a capitalist economy

Sweden: Socialism vs Capitalism

Stocks shrug off Trump tariffs on Chinese goods
September 18, 2018
Stocks shrug off Trump tariffs on Chinese goods

Stocks shrug off Trump tariffs on Chinese goods

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MARKETS • Comment
European Shares Hold Steady On Hopes Of US-China Talks
September 19, 2018
European stocks held steady on Wednesday amid bets that China and the U.S. will resume contentious trade talks after the latest tariff round.
FTSE 100 Fluctuates After Inflation Data
September 19, 2018
U.K. stocks were fluctuating on Wednesday and the pound soared against the dollar after a government report showed U.K. inflation rose to a seven-month high in August, raising expectations that a no-deal Brexit could lift inflation much higher in the coming months and exacerbate the financial squeeze on consumers and businesses.
Market Commentary
A Bull Among Bears: U.S. Soars, Emerging Markets Struggle
September 14, 2018

After the financial crisis, investors sought higher returns in risky emerging markets. Today, the money is flowing back to the U.S. What went wrong for countries such as Argentina and Turkey, and could it get worse? Photo composite: Crystal Tai/iStock

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