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The Metaverse: What Every Early-Stage Investor Needs to Know

You may not be familiar with the term metaverse, but if you’ve been a consumer of popular books, movies and video games over the past 30 years or so, you probably are aware of the concept.

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Cuba and Venezuela Offer Cautionary Tales of Socialism

Recent protests offer hope that change may be right around the corner. But for now, gold and Bitcoin have helped fill the gap created by disastrously mismanaged currencies.

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Investors' Risk Appetite Is at an All-Time High. That Could Be a Problem

Two months. That’s how long the pandemic-triggered recession lasted, from February to April 2020, making it the shortest economic downturn in U.S. history, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research’s (NBER) Business Cycle Dating Committee.

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Commodities Were the Top Performers in 1H 2021: Halftime Report

Commodities rallied 21% in the first half of 2021, making them the top performing asset group ahead of U.S., European, emerging market and non-Japan Asian stocks. The broad-based index of energy, agriculture, industrial metals and precious metals rose the same amount as high-flying Bitcoin, which pulled back after hitting its all-time high of more than $63,000 on April 13.

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Gold Is Catching a Bid on Pandemic and Inflation Fears. Are You Participating?

Gold notched its third straight week of higher prices as the yield on the 10-year Treasury dipped below 1.3% for the first time since February.

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Gold Is Catching a Bid on Pandemic and Inflation Fears. Are You Participating?

Gold notched its third straight week of higher prices as the yield on the 10-year Treasury dipped below 1.3% for the first time since February. The highly transmissible Delta variant was also ruled the most dominant strain of coronavirus in the U.S., threatening economic growth and raising uncertainty about the next interest rate hike.

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Bitcoin Mining Uses a Higher Mix of Sustainable Energy Than Any Major Country or Industry

There may be many reasons why people spread misinformation about Bitcoin. Much of the misinformation may originate from Ripple, which is currently under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fintech firm is believed to employ a great number of bots on Twitter and other social media platforms with the intent of tearing Bitcoin down in favor of its own XRP coin.

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Gold Is the Ultimate Contrarian Investment Right Now

Legendary global investor John Templeton once said that the best time to buy was when there was “maximum pessimism,” and the best time to sell was when there was “maximum optimism.”

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China's Crackdown on Bitcoin Mining Is Good News for North American Crypto Miners

Bitcoin erased its 2021 gains last week as China ramped up its crackdown on mining of the cryptocurrency, a move that’s expected to help shift the industry’s center of gravity from Asia to North America.

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China's Crackdown on Bitcoin Mining Is Good News for North American Crypto Miners

Bitcoin erased its 2021 gains this week as China ramped up its crackdown on mining of the cryptocurrency, a move that’s expected to help shift the industry’s center of gravity from Asia to North America.

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UPDATED: Top 10 Gold Producing Countries

Gold is one of the rarest elements in the world, making up between 0.001 and 0.006 parts per million of the earth’s crust.

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When Will Business Travel Recover? Sooner Than You Might Think

Domestic business travel is well on its way to recovery. Forty percent of poll respondents said that business travel within the country where their firm is based has already resumed, while a third said that their company has either decided on a start date or is working toward a date.

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Can't Decide Between Gold or Bitcoin? Why Not Both?

Paul Tudor Jones is super bullish on Bitcoin right now and may give the crypto the same 5% weighting as gold, commodities and cash.

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Transitory or Not, Inflation Is Here. It Could Be Much Higher Than You Realize

I’ve been writing about the possibility of higher inflation for months, and now it looks to have finally made landfall. The headline consumer price index (CPI) came in at 5% year-over-year, the highest in over a decade.

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El Salvador Just Adopted Bitcoin as Legal Tender. Here's Why Other Countries May Follow Suit

El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America, smaller than the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and yet it just did something very big.