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Scientists think they've discovered a fourth type of fuel for humans — beyond carbs, fat, and protein

The nutrition label on a shot-size bottle of this clear, odorless liquid defies traditional explanation. It contains 120 calories — roughly the equivalent of a hearty slice of bread — yet it has no fat, no protein, and no carbohydrates.<p>Those calories instead come from ketones, an ingredient that …

Nutrition

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Some Things I've Learned Over The Last 30 Years

Today marks 30 years since a confident young man walked into the back office of Schroder Investment Management in London, to start his first day on …

Probiotics for Oral Health

by Mary West<p>Studies show probiotics, or live microorganisms known as friendly bacteria, can have health benefits that extend far beyond the stomach. …

How mindfulness can help the shift towards a more sustainable society

We know that mindfulness can transform the life of an individual. But did you know it could also change the world?<p>We are facing increasingly complex …

How I Learned to Fall Asleep in Under a Minute

It was the week before my best friend’s wedding, and my anxiety (nerves plus excitement) had reached epic levels. I wasn't sleeping, to say the …

A struggling hedge fund has reportedly suffered about $1 billion in outflows

The firm's assets now sit at about $8.7 billion, down from $10 billion, Bloomberg reported. The fund is run by billionaire Alan Howard.<p>That's a stark fall for the firm, which as recently as 2013 managed $40 billion.<p>Investors have been pulling money from the fund for years as the fund posted …

Markets

Markets Are Providing A Rare, Generational Opportunity

The market call I am making could be life changing. The explosive Bull Market from 1995-2000 helped so many investors multiply their accounts many …

Dana Lyons' Tumblr — Are Bonds Headed Back To Extraordinarily Low Rate...

US markets have entered the last but most aggressive phase of their bull market

For the last seven years we have tracked both the DJIA and SPX with very similar bull markets in both 1929 and its copy 1987 {made famous by Paul Tudor Jones using very similar technology for arguably one of the greatest trades of all time}. The US markets have now entered the last but most …

Stock Markets

Trump has a $20 trillion problem

<i>The Money Project is an ongoing collaboration between Visual Capitalist and Texas Precious Metals that seeks to use intuitive visualizations to explore the origins, nature, and use of money.</i><p>Only a few days after Trump's inauguration ceremony, the U.S. National Debt will creep across the important …

Donald Trump

The world economy is stuck in a 'rolling cycle of crises'

In an interview on Tuesday, Charles Schwab's chief investment strategist, Liz Ann Sonders, told Business Insider's Henry Blodget that the massive debt buildup in the economy hit a wall in 2008, leading to the global financial crisis, and that the fallout from that crisis was still causing problems …

Henry Blodget

Citi just went overweight on what it describes as the 'world's biggest contrarian trade'

European banks have never traded this cheap relative to U.S. banks, according to an equity research team at Citi, who have turned bullish on the …

Global debt balloons to all-time high of $152 trillion, IMF warns

The world is awash with $152 trillion dollars of debt, according to the IMF, an all-time high which sits at more than double the balance at the start …

This early warning indicator of looming financial risks is flashing red for China

While those concerns have since subsided into the background, courtesy, in part, to another wave of central-bank monetary policy stimulus that saw markets recover strongly since the depths seen in mid-February, the problem has not gone away.<p>To many, it's a matter not of whether these concerns will …

Economy

A 'trifecta' has set up the stock market for a big move higher

In a note on Tuesday, Saut briefed clients on one historical trend and two observations from technical analysis that indicate the S&P 500 could reach a new record again.<p>In horse racing, a trifecta is a bet that nails the order of the first, second, and third finishers.<p>"Nobody can consistently …

Stock Markets

'This year is unlike anything we've seen in the history of finance'

Now these companies, and "particularly those at the lower end of the credit spectrum," of which there are more and more, "are as vulnerable to downgrades and defaults as they were in the period leading up to the Great Recession - and perhaps more so."<p>The report measures leverage as the ratio of …

The 'mass psychosis' in bonds is taking a new twist

So on this propitious day in our era of negative-yield pandemic, these Bunds in the €4.038 billion issuance produced a negative yield of -0.05% and no coupon payments.<p>The only way buyers can make money on these things is if the yield drops deeper into the negative, <b>and</b> if they sell the bonds at this …

Central Banks

16 charts that show why America is the most amazing country in the world

Demographics

Meditations to Use for Stress Relief

Meditations have tremendous benefits for stress management and overall health. While there are many different meditations that are effective, each …

5 Minute Workout Routines

How many times have you said that you don't have enough time to work out? If you're like most non-exercisers, you say it all the time. But if you're …

Exercise

$11.7 trillion worth of bonds are doing something bizarre

According to an analysis by credit rating agency Fitch Ratings, there is now $11.7 trillion worth of negative-yielding bonds in the market following the UK's vote to leave the European Union. That's $1.3 trillion higher than May.<p>When a bond is negative yielding, it means you'll get less back when …

East London

The worst case scenario for bonds isn't as bad as you think

Pragmatic Capitalism We can't blame individual investors for this though. In fact, the professional investment community probably owes you an apology for reinforcing the myth that rising rates mean negative bond returns. We know this is categorically false and yet we continue to see professional …

Investing

This might be the best way to invest in China right now

Imagine if someone offered to sell you $100 for the price of $80. It's a pretty good offer. And it's similar to one that's available to investors in the shares of Chinese companies listed on the Hong Kong stock market.<p>China hasn't been kind to equity investors for the past year. Hong Kong's Hang …

Stock Markets

Australia's economy is crushing it

The Australian economy is humming.<p>Real gross domestic product (GDP) grew at 1.1% in Q1 in seasonally adjusted chain volume terms, seeing the year-on-year growth rate accelerate to 3.1%, the fastest pace seen since the September quarter 2012.<p>The market had been expecting year-on-year growth at …

Australia

Chinese stocks are on the brink of joining an important global club — and the market is roaring

With less than a hour left in trade, the benchmark Shanghai Composite index sits at 2911.33, up 3.15% for the session. Those gains are being mirrored in other mainland indices, with large cap indices such as the SSE 50 and CSI 300 trading up by 3.04% and 3.275% respectively.<p>Curiously, small cap …

Stock Markets

The side effects of negative interest rates are 'fanning out across the globe'

No one knows what the consequences will be down the line. No one has ever gone through this before. It's all a huge experiment in market manipulation. We have seen crazy experiments before, like creating a credit bubble and a housing bubble in order to stimulate the economy following the 2001 …

Interest Rates

This might be Australia's next 'widow maker trade'

The fundamentals have been inviting: Australia has been in a fully blooming housing bubble. Households are the most indebted in the world, based on debt to disposable income. To maintain the housing bubble, the central bank slashed interest rates to record lows (1.75%). The government wants to keep …

House Prices

American companies are 'masking' a $6.6 trillion mountain of debt

Too much debt, however, can be a bit of a problem to say the least (see: the financial crisis).<p>Well, American companies may just have a mountain's worth of problems, according to a new report from Andrew Chang and David Tesher of S&P Global Ratings.<p>"At the same time, the imbalance between cash and …

S&P Global