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4 Charts Of The Puerto Rican Debt Crisis That Will Blow Your Mind

The long-anticipated Puerto Rican debt crisis just kicked into full gear…

The island revealed Aug. 3 it made only $628,000 (1%) of a $58 million debt-service payment that was due Aug. 1 – marking the largest municipal default in U.S. history.

Exactly how much does Puerto Rico owe?

These charts break it down…

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Here’s Why Gold Had A Flash Crash

A gold “flash crash” took the yellow metal down 4.2%, or about $50, in a matter of seconds late Sunday night to its lowest level since March 2010.

Just before 9:30 p.m. ET — or just as China’s market opened for trading — someone dumped five tonnes ($2.7 billion worth) of gold on the Chinese market.

Exactly who is “someone,” and why the big sell?

Let’s take a look…

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Here’s The Lowdown on Four Trump Corporate Bankruptcies

On June 16, lightning rod entrepreneur Donald Trump became the twelfth Republican to announce candidacy for his party’s nomination in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The move thrust the multi-billionaire’s finances into the spotlight…

You see, Donald Trump’s net worth currently stands at $4.1 billion. And yet the Donald Trump bankruptcy count sits at four.

However, the strength (or weakness) of Trump’s financial track record going into the 2016 election lies in understanding exactly what those four Donald Trump bankruptcies were – the answer might surprise you.

Let’s take a look…

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Why Did Alibaba’s Jack Ma Just Buy 28,100 Acres in Upstate New York?

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma just shelled out $23 million for a property in New York’s Adirondacks that was once owned by William A. Rockefeller, Jr.

But that’s no dent in Ma’s overstuffed wallet. The co-founder and acting chairman of Alibaba is both the richest man in China and the 18th richest in the world.

Here’s a look at Ma’s latest expansion into the U.S. – 28,100 acres in one of America’s most beautiful nature preserves – and what he intends to do with it…

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2008 Stock Market Crash Causes and Aftermath

The 2008 stock market crash was the worst since the Wall Street Crash of 1929.

The Dow plunged 54% in 18 months. It wiped out more than $2 trillion of Americans’ retirement savings, and millions lost their jobs.

Here’s a look at the events behind the brutal 2008 crash, in our third installment of the worst stock market crashes in U.S. history…

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The Dot-Com Crash of 2000-2002

Stock market crash history series No. 2: The dot-com crash of 2000 eviscerated more than $5 trillion in market value between March 2000 and October 2002.

The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite tumbled 76.81% between its March 10, 2000 high and Oct. 4, 2002 for a whopping 76.81% drop. (The Dow Jones and S&P 500 also suffered, albeit less intensely – down 27.38% and 43.19%, respectively.) The March 10 high wouldn’t be seen again for 15 years.

What triggered this massive loss of wealth is one of the most famous bubbles in stock market history…

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