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I Asked ChatGPT to Write About Airline Deregulation in the U.S. Here’s How It Went

Since its launch in November, ChatGPT has been a smash hit. To explore the benefits of airline deregulation in the U.S., we sought the help of the AI content generator.

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Fund Managers Are Betting On China Stocks And Commodities As The Country Reopens

A January survey conducted by Bank of America shows that 91% of money managers believe China will “fully reopen” in 2023. That’s a significant increase from December 2022. Growth expectations for the country are also at a 17-year high.

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Unfazed by Airline Grounding, Investors Look Ahead to Earnings

Investors don’t appear to have been fazed by the FAA mishap. Shares of U.S. domestic airlines finished Wednesday up more than 1% before advancing a further 4% on Thursday in response to positive earnings estimates.

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Is It Time To Rethink The 60/40 Portfolio?

Investors who use a 60/40 portfolio had a rough year. In the past, putting 60% in stocks and 40% in bonds has often helped investors hedge against losses in either asset class. But 2022 had other ideas.

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Flight Bookings Surge As China Relaxes Travel Restrictions

Last week, thousands of Americans lived out a real-life version of Planes, Trains and Automobiles, the 1987 comedy that saw Steve Martin and John Candy...

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Gold Was the Most Popular Asset of 2022

Any way you slice it, 2022 was a turbulent year, from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to historic inflation and jumbo rate hikes to multiple failures in the digital asset space.

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Ignition! Fusion Energy Comes Closer To Being A Reality, With Exciting Investment Opportunities

This important milestone is the culmination of decades’ worth of research and lots of trial and error, and it makes good on the hope that humanity will one day enjoy 100% clean and plentiful energy.

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A Respected Analyst Is Calling For $3,000 Gold Next Year. I Believe It Could Hit $4,000

Ole Hansen, respected commodity strategist at Denmark’s Saxo Bank, says it’s possible once markets realize that global inflation will remain hot despite monetary tightening. I believe, as I’ve said before, that gold could climb as high as $4,000.

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Crude Tanker Rates Could Reach a Jaw-Dropping $200,000 a Day Next Year

Over the past 12 months, global container shipping rates have steadily declined to their long-term averages as supply chain snarls have receded and backups at ports have disappeared. Now, another segment of the cargo shipping industry is seeing day rates explode to record highs.

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Thanksgiving Air Travel Demand Supported By Remote And Hybrid Work

Americans who work remotely, either full-time or part-time, can save between $2,000 and $7,000 in transportation and work-related costs. They can also gain back the equivalent of two to three weeks per year in commuting time.

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U.S. Consumers Defy The Odds Ahead Of The Holiday Shopping Season

Despite stubbornly high inflation and recessionary fears, spending by consumers may not slow down as we approach the busy holiday shopping season.

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Midterm Outcome And FTX's Demise: An Unexpected Turn Of Events

FTX, until recently the world’s second-largest crypto exchange, filed for bankruptcy as its embattled founder, Sam Bankman-Fried, stepped down as CEO following a liquidity crunch that exposed the firm’s improper use of customer assets.

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Decentralized Assets Like Gold And Bitcoin Are Looking More And More Attractive

As I see it, decentralized assets have never looked more attractive than they do now.

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Will Zuckerberg’s Metaverse Bet Pay Off?

In 1990, a new tech start-up was spun out of Apple to invent the future.

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Is Your Portfolio Positioned For A Lithium “White Gold” Rush?

In North America and the U.S. specifically, the hunt for lithium, a key component of batteries used in electric vehicles (EVs), has historically trailed a handful of other countries.