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Bridgewater’s Dalio Warns “There’s A War Going On… And Taxes Won’t Help”

The founder and CEO of Bridgewater, the world's largest hedge fund, was not exactly cock-a-hoop about Trump's tax reform plan ahead of this week's successful vote, and now that the details are out, Ray Dalio explains why the tax changes don't do what's needed to help America… When we look at the tax plan holistically, […]


Republican Leaders Consider 22% Corporate Rate: WaPo

With Republican leaders still frantically scrambling to find last-minute fixes in their tax-reform plan that will help win over moderate Republicans and deficit hawks who could create problems during the reconciliation process, the Washington Post is reporting that Republican leaders are considering a deal to roll back the corporate rate to 22%. Rumors that Republicans […]


Dalio Confirms GOP Tax Plan “Good For Business”, Bad For Democratic States

Confirming what many have suggested, the billionaire founder of the world's largest hedge fund, warns in his latest letter to watch out for the effects of tax reform on migration, the fiscal conditions of affected states and cities, and an increased polarity in America. Birdgewater's Ray Dalio writes (via LinkedIn), While we have talked a […]


The Problem Isn’t Populism: The Problem Is The Status Quo Has Failed

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, The top 5% who have benefited so immensely from the consolidation of wealth and power cannot confess the status quo has failed the bottom 95%. The corporate/billionaires' media would have us believe that the crisis we face is populism, a code word for every ugly manifestation of […]


The ‘End Of Dreams’ And The Saving Of Appearances

Authord by Alastair Crooke via The Automatic Earth blog, Robert Kagan first called attention to the fact that America would need to awake from its ‘dream’ a decade ago in End of Dreams: The Return of History, and would have to manage the rise of ‘other’ powers, (some greater than others), with adroitness, if it […]


Mauldin: A Generational Reset Redistributing Wealth To The Bottom 60% Is Near

Authored by John Mauldin via MauldinEconomics.com, Billionaire founder of top hedge fund Bridgewater Associates Ray Dalio got where he is by having keen insight into both human nature and economic trends. Occasionally, he shares some of his wisdom publicly. In one of his recent articles, Dalio argues that it is a serious mistake to think […]


Why Cryptos Will Not Replace Gold As A Store Of Value

Why Cryptos Will Not Replace Gold As A Store Of Value – Gold versus Bitcoin: The pro-gold argument takes shape– Why cryptocurrencies will not replace gold as a store of value– Similarities between crypto and gold but that does not make them substitutes– Gold remains a highly liquid market, cryptocurrencies continue to be fragmented and difficult […]


Why We’re Buying Physical Gold with a $1700 Target

originally on marketslant.com For What it is Worth: We are buying Gold in our small family fund. This is a trade, not an investment. Potentially a much longer term trade for us than normal, possibly a 12 month hold as opposed to our 3 day positions. We are buying physical in quantities that will not need to […]


Mauldin: The Distribution Of Pain

Authored by John Mauldin via MauldinEconomics.com, When you write about economics, you learn very quickly that the economy doesn’t care what you say about it. The forces that drive it are beyond any one person’s comprehension, much less control. But at the same time, the economy doesn’t work like a law of nature. Unlike gravity, […]


Ray Dalio Goes On Gold Buying Spree, Adds 575% To GLD Holdings, Becomes 8th Largest Holder

Until last quarter, the world’s biggest hedge fund had, curiously, never held a position (according to our records) in any of the most liquid gold ETFs, whether the SPDR Gold Trust, the GLD, or the iShares Gold Trust, the IAU. That changed in the second quarter of 2017, when Bridgewater made its first tentative purchases […]


“This Doesn’t End Well”: SocGen Explains Why US Balance Sheets Are Far Worse Than They Appear

Reverting to one of his favorite topics – namely how the application of a statistical average of a sharply bimodal sample tends to muddle the resulting signal, something Ray Dalio expounded on as recently as last month– on Monday morning, SocGen’s Andrew Lapthorne explains not only why the true story of US corporate balance sheets […]


Bridgewater Paid $1 Million To Settle Sexual Harassment Charge Against Former CEO

Embarrassing revelations about sexual harassment in the workplace continue to emerge in the media as the national conversation about sexual misconduct has spread from tech, to entertainment and media to the constantly surveilled halls of one of America’s most successful and most controversial hedge fund firms. In a report that further tarnishes the workplace culture […]


Visualizing How Billionaire Investors Hedge Against Geopolitical Black Swans

Investors must always be comfortable with the idea that the market bears risk. Sometimes this risk flies under the radar and isn’t as pronounced as it probably should be. However, as Visual Capitalists's Jeff Desjardins notes, in other cases, the topic of risk can catapult to the forefront of discussion. There can be specific events […]


The “Fat Pitch” & Miss

Authored by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, While I remain long and invested in the markets on behalf of my clients, I focus and write about the significant risks that are currently present. I am fully aware a laissez-faire attitude towards these risks is ultimately likely to destroy large portions of my clients hard-earned, and irreplaceable, […]


Bill Miller Put 30% Of His Fund’s Assets In Bitcoin

While Jamie Dimon, Warren Buffett, Ray Dalio and Larry Fink have all revealed themselves to be skeptics of bitcoin, accusing it of being a bubble, at best, and a fraud, at worst, one longtime investor who made his name scooping up “value” stocks in the 1990s has quietly posted astonishing returns betting on the digital […]