12.5.19 - 10 Outrageous 2020 Predictions

Gold last traded at $1,479 an ounce. Silver at $16.98 an ounce.

NEWS SUMMARY: Precious metal prices rose Thursday on bargain-hunting and a weaker dollar. U.S. stocks decline despite upbeat employment data amid China trade deal worries.

Hong Kong Protesters Win Elections!

640px Hong Kong protests 15676379511Hong Kong Protesters Get A Win, Setting Stage For Foggy China Relations -Forbes
"Anyone who thought the month's long pro-democracy protests were going nowhere just has to read Monday's headlines about Sunday's District Council elections in Hong Kong. These are the small, local races that pro-Communist Party (CCP) leaders have taken hold of in recent years, only to be kicked out of office, one by one, in a record turnout yesterday

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Bloomberg Enters Democratic Race

360px Michael Bloomberg 2005Bloomberg Enters Crowded Democratic Race -Wall Street Journal
"Billionaire Michael Bloomberg's essentially limitless budget for his Democratic presidential bid adds uncertainty to an already crowded and unsettled race while increasing the odds of a prolonged nominating battle in a contest that has yet to produce a definitive front-runner. The 77-year-old former New York City mayor announced his bid on Sunday after indicating earlier this month he might enter the race.

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Book Review: 'They're Both Wrong'

Theyre both wrongBook Review: 'They're Both Wrong' by John Tamny -Big Jolly
"John Tamny's new book, They're Both Wrong: A Policy Guide for America's Frustrated Independent Thinkers, available next week, is going to make people think, and for the partisans on either side, it will hopefully make them ask questions about their own arguments....In his opening chapter,

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$1B Bet on a Big Stock Sell-Off Ahead

Hedge image courtesy Ben Taylorimage courtesy - Ben Taylor World's largest hedge fund bets over $1 billion on a big stock market sell-off soon -CNBC
"The largest hedge fund in the world has reportedly staked more than $1 billion that global equity markets will fall during the next three months. The wager placed by Ray Dalio's Bridgewater Associates would pay off for the firm if either the S&P 500 or the Euro Stoxx 50 or both decline....The bet uses put options - assembled over months by Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley -

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