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Step Out of Your Investing Comfort Zone: Buying High-Priced Stocks

The latest edition of the Finance Trends Newsletter was sent out to subscribers on Thursday. If you would like to join our free email list and receive new updates, please subscribe via the title link. Our latest email report, "Going Outside Your Investing Comfort Zone" provides a brief update to this week's Amazon (AMZN) and Google (GOOGL) post. Show More Summary

Today's Headlines

Bloomberg: Trump Goes His Own Way as G-7 Cobbles Together a Form of Unity. U.S. President Donald Trump showed his determination to break the global mold as he refused to follow the Group of Seven line on climate change and forced a more skeptical approach to free trade. Show More Summary

Ethereum Price Crash In Perspective

Ethereum’s price is in crash mode. After it touched $210 just two days ago it dropped to $130 today. This is roughly a 38 pct price crash in Ethereum in 48 hours. Enough reason to panic? Is our Ethereum price forecast for 2017 still valid?

MIB: Brian Greene on Creation of the Universe, String Theory & Everything

This week on our Masters in Business radio podcast, we sit down with Brian Greene, who runs the Institute for Theoretical Physics at Columbia University, and organizer of New York City’s 10th annual World Science Festival, which begins this week on May 30th. Show More Summary

Saturday links: using your vacation time

An Exclusive Offer for Abnormal Returns Readers: This week’s sponsor, Validea, has been running model portfolios based on the strategies of great...

10 Weekend Reads

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Danish blend coffee, grab a seat somewhere out East, and get ready for our longer form weekend reads: • As C.E.O. Pay Packages Grow, Top Executives Have the President’s Ear (New York Times)...Show More Summary

Processing Time

Financial markets act as the collective cauldron of our hopes, fears, dreams, reality, expectations, truths, and lies. They are us. They reflect our biases, our ingrained survival instincts and will to go beyond. Among the strongest bias is RECENCY BIAS. Show More Summary

Longform links: blockchain applications

Saturdays are all about longform links on Abnormal Returns. You can check out last week’s linkfest including a look at the stock...

The Bitcoin Price Crash Of 2017

The bitcoin price crash of 2017 is a fact. Bitcoin went from $2800 to $1800 in just one day. Is this the end of the cryptocurrency bull market or a buying opportunity? Before looking into that question, readers should note that InvestingHaven wrote almost three months

Bugatti Niniette 66 Yacht

From Classic Driver: Using the Bugatti Chiron hypercar as its primary source of inspiration, the new Bugatti Niniette 66 is just about the most opulent sea-based contraption on which we’ve ever set eyes. All 66 feet of the vessel are...Show More Summary

Best Buy?

Other than the airlines and Verizon, Best Buy is my least favorite brand.  I spent tens of thousands of dollars at the stores in my 20’s. They owned me.  Once I started to make a few dollars and paid off my bait and switch Best Buy credit line, I swore them off.  This week the stock hit all-time highs. Show More Summary

System Sounds: Trappist-1 System Jazz Version

Inspired by the discovery of the remarkable TRAPPIST-1 planetary system, an astrophysicist, a musician, and an astrophysicist/musician decided to see what happens when the rhythmic and harmonic structure of planetary systems is translated directly into music. Show More Summary

2017 Major Top or Major Bottom?

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Does the Stock Market Have a Case of Bad Breadth?

By Chris Puplava – Breadth is one of the most powerful tools that I use to asses strength of the economy and stock market. Breadth is simply a measure of the level of participation of stocks in a bull market or areas and sectors of the economy in...

Here's How I Got My Wife To Go To Memphis - Weekly Links - May 26th, 2017

... She'll do anything for good food. My friend, Andy Daniels' Tent won 3rd place at the Memphis in May World Championship BBQ rib contest. Almost as good as the ribs, were the puns - Aporkalypse Now, Love Meat Tender,...

ETF Flopper: Bitcoin Investment Trust Plunges 15%

Bitcoin and the Bitcoin Investment Trust took hair-raising turns in a wild week that will long be remembered.

ETF Flyers: Precious Metals Show Their Mettle

The stock market went nowhere Friday but commodity ETFs marched higher.

Apple Developing ‘Neural Engine’ Chip, Says Bloomberg

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman writes that Apple is developing a custom chip to speed up functions on iPhone and iPad that pertain to artificial intelligence, the last development in custom circuits dedicated to A.I. and machine learning.

Costco’s Comparable Sales Growth Bodes Well For The Future

Costco reported solid fiscal third quarter results on Thursday, May 25, as both its revenues and earnings came in ahead of consensus estimates. This note discusses key takeaways from earnings, and what to expect going forward.

2017’s Elevated Bank Failure Figure Is Not A Cause For Concern

Data compiled by the FDIC about U.S. bank failures shows a rather discomforting trend: 5 U.S. commercial banks have failed so far in 2017 – equaling the total number of bank failures for full-year 2016.

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