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Is it possible, that the global warming will affect the exponential growth of the economy? [migrated]

I am wondering if, in the face of the global warming, the long-term passive investments into ETFs are still a good idea. Right know we benefit from the exponential growth of the economy. I assume (...
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What does “burned through $300 million mean”?

In the book "Antifragility of Islamic Finance: The Risk-Sharing Alternative" by Umar Rafi and Abbas Mirakhor, on page 101 I read the following line: "Pets.com, the poster-child company of the dot ...
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What types of resource/mining stocks are counter-recession?

I'm trying to learn the method behind the madness that explains some resource/mining stocks' performance during the last recession (December 2007 - June 2009). SPY: -38.15% (for comparison) NRP: -34....
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P2P lending sites - What was their history in 2008 and how safe is your money in a recession

I recently read a lot about P2P lending sites and their favourable interest rates but the skeptic in me wants to get more opinion from real people here with experience (and not blogs that get ...
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Are there any mostly-passive funds that become active after stock market crashes?

I am thinking of the following scenario: Expansion, index with low fees After a market crash, lever up and buys equities Does there exist a fund which follows this strategy? Preferably an ETF?
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Fed funds rate and probability of a recession

From an article today on Investopedia: Bonds Signal up to 60% Chance of Recession Earlier in 2019, the Federal Reserve announced a pause in its program of interest rate hikes, re-energizing the ...
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I have some savings want to invest in index fund but worried about recession in 2019/2020

I have a dilemma. Should I go all in and invest my savings in Vanguard indexes such as VTSAX? Or should I play it safe and wait for a recession? The market recovered from the December 2018 drop so ...
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Could the US demonetize large bills? If so, how can I protect myself if I rely on holding US dollars in cash?

There was a demonetization in India. I heard that this was difficult for Indian residents to handle. I understand most of the money is in digital forms, but there is still a large amount of actual ...
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What kinds of ETFs weathered well the 2008-2009 financial crisis?

I started to do research on which ETFs kept or increased their value over a recession in 2008-2009. I saw a lot of articles which says "invest in X, because X is always in demand (even in crisis)." X ...
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Why do stocks necessarily drop during a recession?

Why do stocks drop during a recession? Where does the money go in favor of these assets? Or is the first question not true?
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ADR value with US dollar inflation / recession

If one were to hold an ADR (American depositary receipt), and the currency of country of the underlying foreign security increases in value compared to the US dollar, or the US dollar drops in value (...
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Should I squirrel money and wait until the next recession to invest in TD E-Series? [closed]

After prolonged research on finance and investing I'm about ready to start putting money into actual investment products for a retirement fund down the line. And for a number of reasons I've decided ...
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Why invest in long term government bonds when the yield curve is inverting?

The New York Times has noted that the US is heading toward an inverted yield curve, which is one of the precursors for a recession. The yield curve is said to be inverted when long term government ...
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Does every recession start with a trigger/shock? What are the likely triggers for the next one? [closed]

There have been about 10 recessions after 1950. While observing the recent two, each one started after a trigger. 2008 - Mortgage Crisis and 1997 - dot com. I understand that a recession is not a ...