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You Shouldn’t Bet Streaks

You Shouldn’t Bet Streaks

Behavioral finance is an especially important topic during choppy markets. Today we review new work in the discipline that shows why people tend to make risky decisions even when they know the odds are against them, or avoid risky decisions even if the odds are...

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World War 1’s Toll

World War 1’s Toll

Veterans Day in the United States was created to commemorate the veterans of World War I. This year Veterans Day also marks 100 years since the end of the war to end all wars. As Statista's Sarah Feldman notes, World War I became known as the war to end all wars due...

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Is Facebook’s Reign Coming To An End?

Is Facebook’s Reign Coming To An End?

Sears and Blockbuster fell because neither was able to adapt and grow with its consumer base. Is Facebook making the same mistakes? Over the last several years, Facebook has gone from facilitating the free flow of information to inhibiting it through incremental...

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The UK Is Confiscating Wealth

The UK Is Confiscating Wealth

In January we alerted you to a new power of British law enforcement: “Unexplained Wealth Orders” allow the United Kingdom to confiscate money and property, without charging the target with a crime. UWOs are similar to civil asset forfeiture in the United States. Just...

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What Really Scares Americans?

What Really Scares Americans?

Every year, Chapman University conducts a Survey of American Fears. The annual survey provides an in-depth examination into the concerns of average Americans, tracking changes and trends over the years. The survey asks participants about topics including government,...

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The Most Profitable Industry In Each State

The Most Profitable Industry In Each State

Diversification is a broadly accepted investment strategy designed to hedge against risk. If you invest all your money in one company or one industry, you flirt with disaster during an economic downturn. With that in mind, HowMuch.net asks, does the US have a diverse...

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Nine Stats About Inflation

Nine Stats About Inflation

In a report on the history (and future) of inflation from Deutsche Bank's Jim Reid, the credit strategist notes that while it may not feel like it, but we live in inflationary times relative to long-term history. Before the start of the twentieth century prices...

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