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Tommy Douglas lowered the voting age to 18. Who has the courage to reduce it to 16? - Loonie Politics

  “If you start voting as soon as you can, you will probably vote for life.  If you put it off and put it off and put it off, you might never get into a voting booth…” —British Columbia Premier John Horgan, speaking to the CBC in March 2018 “…I think if you’re… a living, breathing ...

Make plans for Wall Street’s only “Free Lunch”

Investors tend to get rid of their losers near year-end for tax purposes, often hammering these stocks down to bargain levels. Over the years the Stock Trader’s Almanac has shown that NYSE stocks selling at their lows on or around December 15 will usually outperform the market by February 15 in t ...

Chastened prime minister proceeding with caution - Loonie Politics

  With the return of Parliament, we are about to witness the next chapter in the Justin Trudeau story that has gripped Canadian politics, for better and for worse, for the past decade or more. What we saw in the Throne Speech and the furtive attempts at Western outreach, even from the cabinet shuf ...

Outlook: CPM Group’s Jeffrey Christian reflects on 2019 and forecasts what’s ahead in 2020

Jeffrey Christian is the managing partner of CPM Group, a commodities research and management, consulting and financial advisory firm in New York. He founded the company in 1986, spinning off the Commodities Research Group from Goldman Sachs & Co., and… The post Outlook: CPM Group’s Jeffrey Chr ...

SILVER-COPPER-ZINC: Surge expands Caledonia project

BRITISH COLUMBIA – Surge Exploration added additional mineral claims in the area of its Caledonia project in northern Vancouver Island. In a press release, Surge explained that the new mineral claims include the Silver Skarn project and additional land nearby… The post SILVER-COPPER-ZINC: Surge ...

Supercharge Your Gold Position With Precious Metal Royalty Companies

Gold closed down as much as 1.21 percent Friday on a blowout jobs report that seemed to alleviate investor fears of an impending economic slowdown. The U.S. added as many as 266,000 jobs in November, beating expectations of 180,000, while the unemployment rate ticked down to a 50-year low of 3 ...

Dial-a-frog?

Frog and phone – Credit: Marta Yebra AlvarezThere is a ‘frogphone’ but you won’t be talking or communicating directly with frogs, instead you will get data about them, according to a December 6, 2019 British Ecological Society press release (also on EurekAlert), Researchers have developed ...

US Open – Calm before the storm, Oil pares last weeks gains, gold and Bitcoin steady

Financial markets are bracing for huge week filled with central bank decisions, the UK general election and a critical deadline with the US-China trade war.  Volatility is picking up as the VIX climbed 5.3% in early trade to 14.34.  Chinese trade came in worst than expected, a reminder that the ...

RIP: Paul Volcker

Former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker has died at the age of 92. Volcker ran the Fed from 1979 to 1987. His tenure may have been one of the most important in the Fed’s history. Volcker raised rates to extraordinary levels in an attempt to kill inflation. The strategy worked but it sent the U.S. econ ...

China's Steps-Up Import Substitution Strategy while USMCA Comes Down to the Wire

Overview: The important week is off to a slow start. While the MSCI Asia Pacific benchmark extended its gains for a third session, European and US shares are struggling. The Dow Jones Stoxx 600 is consolidating its pre-weekend 1%+ rally, while US shares are trading heavier after rallying for t ...

Commodities Led Most Asset Classes Higher Last Week

Breaking a three-week losing streak, broadly defined commodities topped last week’s returns for the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange traded funds. Other than US bonds and real estate investment trusts (REITs), all the primary slices of global markets posted gains for the trading we ...

This Week In AI: CloudWalk Raises $140M, Google AI Screens Calls, AI Learns Acrobatics

Hi there, Here’s what went down in artificial intelligence this week. Want the full post? Become a CB Insights customer. If you’re already a customer, login here. The post This Week In AI: CloudWalk Raises $140M, Google AI Screens Calls, AI Learns Acrobatics appeared first on CB Insights Re ...

Jobs, trade and the economy: What did we learn last week?

Last week was particularly busy, with key data releases giving us the latest glimpse into economic activity around the world, and government negotiations establishing the boundaries of important trading relationships. Here’s what we learned, and what we need to watch going forward. September U.S. ...

What IoT Means for the Future of Technology Businesses

What IoT Means for the Future of Technology Businesses Mert Yucesoy | Trust, Ethics, and Privacy, Applied Artificial Intelligence What is Io ...

EUR/USD – Euro gains ground as risk appetite improves

EUR/USD has posted considerable gains on Thursday, erasing most of this week’s losses. Currently, the pair is trading at 1.1373, up 0.55% on the day. On the release front, there are no German or eurozone events, but stronger risk appetite on Thursday has boosted European stock markets as well as ...

Deniers Deflated as Climate Reality Hits Home

Read time: 4 mins Climate science deniers are becoming desperate as their numbers diminish in the face of incontrovertible evidence that human-caused global warming is putting our future at risk. Although most people with basic education, common sense, and a lack of financial interest in the fossi ...

A Baby Volcano Was Just Discovered in the Pacific, and It's Adorable

A newfound volcano discovered near Minamitorishima Island, Japan, is a mere 3 million years old, which is quite young for the area. ...

CWS Market Review – September 20, 2019

“Things are never clear until it’s too late.” – Peter Lynch On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve voted to cut interest rates. The new target range for the Federal funds rate is 1.75% to 2.00%. This is the Fed’s second rate cut in the last seven weeks. As recently as December, the Fed had be ...

ADP: Private Employment increased 102,000 in June

From ADP: Private sector employment increased by 102,000 jobs from May to June according to the June ADP National Employment Report®. ... The report, which is derived from ADP’s actual payroll data, measures the change in total nonfarm private employment each month on a seasonally-adjusted basi ...