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The 5 Best Stocks to Buy Now to Play the $6.5 Trillion Fintech Boom

With blockchain technology on its way to fueling a $6.5 trillion economy, investors are looking for the stocks to buy now to profit from this extraordinary opportunity.

These stocks aren't obscure companies, but established financial industry players that already are investing heavily in this new technology.

These five stocks to buy now are at the forefront of the blockchain revolution...

Stocks

How "Bizarro Finance" Has Given Us More Than Double the Markets' Gains Since 2015

If negative-interest-rate policies (NIRP) sound like some kind of esoteric, unknowable concept, that's not by accident.

It's exactly what central bankers would like you to think.

In the same way people consider money something difficult to define, negative interest rates suggest some sort of complicated economic theory.

In fact, it's very simple. Instead of being paid to lend money, negative rates mean it costs you to lend. It's like the laws of physics have been turned upside down, as though gravity began to push rather than pull.

This "Bizarro finance" underlying NIRP couldn't exist without fiat money and central bankers hell-bent on destroying its value. I first mentioned this last year, when I recommended a negative rate protective profit play that's since gone on to do better than double the markets' return. At that point, negative rates were already eating into Europeans' savings.

The situation has only gotten worse in the meantime, with trillions more in sovereign debt under negative rates, and as you'll see, more banks "offering" their depositors a negative rate.

What's worse, the idea of negative rates is growing more popular among the global central banking set… including, ominously, Janet Yellen's U.S. Federal Reserve.

That's right: NIRP could be the next hot European import, and the results could be devastating to the unprepared. But it will also work to turbocharge that protective profit play I told you about..

Bitcoin

A U.S. Bitcoin IPO Is Closer Than You Think

While the first Bitcoin IPO is not imminent, it's not all that distant, either.

Several leading Bitcoin startups are already several years old and, more importantly, have advanced to the later stages of their venture capital funding. That means we could see the a Bitcoin IPO on a U.S. exchange in less than two years.

These four leading contenders have the best chances to become the first Bitcoin IPO...

Global Markets

A Stock Market Crash Is Waiting, Paid for by the BoJ

You won't hear much news about a stock market crash after Japan's prime minister announced plans for a new economic stimulus package.

Shinzo Abe wants to pump a reported $99 billion into the Japanese economy.

While this sounds like great news for the world's third-largest economy, the policies of the Bank of Japan could trigger a complete economic meltdown. This is the dangerous policy you need to know about...

The Fed

Federal Reserve Approves Capital Surcharges for Nation's Largest Banks

Yesterday (Monday), the U.S. Federal Reserve System approved a rule to require the nation's largest banks to hold a larger capital buffer.

These "capital surcharges" are in addition to the 7% capital requirements set forth in the Basel Accords in 2010.

There are two takeaways from this action....