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ETFs And Passive Investing Have Wildly Distorted S&P 500 Valuations, Study Finds

Academics are starting to arrive at a conclusion we have been talking about for years: the influx of ETFs and passive investing in today’s market could be more trouble than its worth. Many people currently believe that larger companies are in a bubble – and that small caps are the place to look in 2021….

Beige Book Finds Prices Rising Everywhere

One month after the November Beige Book toed the “modest recovery” party line with most of the Fed’s 12 districts characterizing economic expansion as the trite “modest or moderate”, even as four districts described “little or no growth” while five narratives noted that activity remained below pre-pandemic levels for at least some sectors, the economy…

Exxon's Mega Oil Finds In Guyana Are Just The Beginning

Authored by Matthew Smith via Oilprice.com, Like many global oil majors ExxonMobil is under considerable pressure because of the significant fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, sharply weaker oil prices and the threat of peak oil demand. There are growing fears that Exxon, because of its tremendous debt burden, is a zombie company. These are generally…

“The Robot Made Me Do It”: Research Finds AI Encourages Risk-Taking Behavior

By Tyler Durden Good news for people that like to make terrible decisions and avoid taking responsibility: robot scapegoats are here. According to a new academic paper published by the University of Southampton on December 11, robots can actually encourage risk-taking behavior in humans. The study was led by Dr Yaniv Hanoch, Associate Professor in Risk Management…

"Cancel Culture" Is Decimating Free Speech At World's Leading Universities, New Study Finds

Authored by Steve Watson via Summit News, A study by leading education focused think tank Civitas has found that free speech at the world’s leading universities is being eroded at an alarming rate owing to the rise of “cancel culture”. The study found that within the past three years, more than 68 per cent of universities in…

Fort Hood Leaders Punished as Probe Finds Widespread Sexual Violence, Rape at Army Base

By Elias Marat The U.S. Army has fired or suspended 14 leaders at the Fort Hood military base in Texas over widespread patterns of violence there including murder, rape, sexual assault and harassment. In an independent review of the climate command at the base, investigators discovered a “permissive environment for sexual assault and sexual harassment,”…

New Study Finds That Militarizing Local Police Does Not Reduce Crime

New research shows that the militarization of local law enforcement through weapons, armored vehicles, combat attire, office equipment and other items provided by the Department of Defense does not reduce crime. Additionally, researchers found incomplete records and discrepancies in the federal government’s tracking of surplus military equipment, or SME, issued to local law enforcement agencies….

US Media Coverage Of Pandemic Far More Negative Than Elsewhere, New Study Finds

Authored by Rick Moran via PJMedia.com, A new study shows that American media outlets have been far more negative in their coverage of the coronavirus than the media in other nations. Not surprisingly, negative stories of Donald Trump and the pandemic were more likely to be published than positive stories about what was happening with…

“This Gives Some Hope” – Japanese Study Finds 98% Of COVID Patients Still Have Antibodies 6 Months Later

In another example of how COVID-19 research has painted a complex, and sometimes conflicting, picture of the virus and the ability of the human immune system to fight it off, a team of researchers at Japan’s Yokohama City University published research showing that antibodies in COVID-19 patients persist for six months or more, even amid…

Majority Believe BLM Made Racial Tensions Worse, New Poll Finds

Authored by Steve Watson via Summit News, A New survey has found that a majority of 55% of British people believe that the Black Lives Matter movement has enflamed racial tensions rather than improving the situation in the country. The poll, conducted by Opinium, found that only 17% of respondents actually believe the movement has had a…

Top 20% Gets 6x More Benefits from Student Debt Cancellation than Bottom 20%, New Study Finds

By Brad Polumbo From Sen. Elizabeth Warren to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, some of the most prominent progressive politicians in the country are pushing hard for widespread student debt cancellation. So, it’s fascinating to see a new study show that forcing taxpayers to pay down the roughly $1.5 trillion in government-held student debt is not a…

More Than 200 Firearms Mysteriously Went Missing From Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office, Investigation Finds

More than 200 firearms mysteriously disappeared from a Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office between 1977 and 2015, a new report from the City Controller’s Office found last week. An investigation was sparked into the office after a confidential complaint was filed in 2019, according to CBS 3 Philly. The investigation took a year to unfold. The complaint…

In Striking Rebuke, Consumer Reports Finds Tesla Has Second-Worst Reliability Of All Automakers

Tesla shares pared their “S&P 500 inclusion” gains on Thursday after it was revealed that Consumer Reports decided to not “recommend” the company’s Model S and panned the company’s Model Y “due to a decline in their reliability”. Model S ratings dropped due to issues with its suspension – the very same issue Tesla claims…

Shorting The Robinhood “Herd” Can Produce Consistent Returns, New Paper Finds

We previously reported that one of the most profitable strategies on Wall Street was taking the other side of whatever the hedge fund consensus has been. We have also bore witness to a market so insanely rigged by the Federal Reserve that retail investors conditioned to “buy the dips” at all costs have routinely outperformed hedge funds,…

JPMorgan Finds No Benefits From COVID Lockdowns

While the latest vaccine progress news out of Pfizer was welcome by the market (and its CEO who sold over 60% of his PFE stock on the day of the announcement) in a week where global infection resurgence continued with cases jumping 8% W/W last week (537k vs. 309k in Aug-Oct) and EU/ UK re-imposed…

“It Defies Logic”: Scientist Finds Telltale Signs Of Election Fraud After Analyzing Mail-In Ballot Data

A most interesting thread popped up on Twitter Sunday from a data scientist who wishes to remain anonymous, regarding mail-in ballot data which strongly suggests fraud occurred in the wee hours of election night, when several swing states inexplicably stopped reporting vote counts while President Trump maintained a healthy lead over Joe Biden. Using time…