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As Global Economies Slump, So Does Alcohol Consumption

As global economies slump – particularly emerging ones – so too does the sale of alcohol.

Here's a look at some of areas hit hardest by this kind of drought...

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Time for More Double-Digit Gains from "the Country of the Future"

"Boom and Bust" Brazil's long political drama is reaching a fever pitch. Yesterday morning, the Brazilian Federal Senate voted to impeach President Dilma Rousseff. While the Senate still has to convict her, she'll be suspended from office until her trial ends.

Rousseff stands accused of being at the very heart of a vast web of corruption that's brought South America's biggest, most diverse economy into a biting recession.

Rousseff and her many supporters call the impeachment proceedings "a coup," while her opponents call it "justice." Brazil's divided society has taken to the streets with near-daily demonstrations and violence between the two sides.

What's more, all of this is taking place against a backdrop of plunging commodities, double-digit inflation and interest rates, a collapsing real, and, yes, even the dreaded Zika virus.

In other words, conditions are perfect for what could be the contrarian play of the year.

Remember, the United States has seen low growth, political gridlock, and social upheaval, all while its stock market went stratospheric. The effect in Brazil is likely to be stronger and more lucrative; GDP shrank 3.95% last year, but Brazilian stocks have surged 35% in the past three months alone, and they've historically shot up by more than 1,000% at times like these.

There's always opportunity in chaos, if you go where the growth is. And we're going to get huge exposure to that growth, with almost none of the downside, on this play...

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What Happens to Olympic Host Cities After the Games Leave?

What happens to Olympic host cities after the games leave town?

Here's a look at how host cities survived the Olympics - and an outlook for Brazil hosting Olympics 2016...

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What's Going On in Brazil

Exactly what's going on in Brazil?

Here's a quick guide to one of the most complex political scandals in modern history and the impeachment vote for embattled Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff...

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Tax Havens Are the Devil, Now Say 300 Economists from 30 Countries

Over 300 economists warned global leaders about tax havens today.

They claimed these institutions serve absolutely no purpose but to keep the world's poor even poorer...

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The Top 5 Ways ISIS Makes Money

You already know one of the ways ISIS makes money is through its oil operations.

But did you know that there are four other HUGE revenue sources for the terrorist organization?

You'll be shocked to learn exactly how ISIS funds its terrorist campaigns, especially considering some of the financial support comes from within the United States...


How China Will Trigger a Global Stock Market Crash

Although some fear that the Chinese government is deliberately working to create a global stock market crash that would make their country the most dominant economy, the reality is much more frightening.

You see, China's 30-year economic boom has been built on a very shaky foundation. And that foundation is on the verge of collapse.

Here's why the Chinese economy is on the brink of spinning out of control...

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"ISIS Corporation" Operates a Lot Like Big Oil

ISIS has had to drastically change its spending habits to respond to lost oil profits.

Because of the efforts of U.S. and coalition planes to bomb refineries in Syria, ISIS is starting to lose profits from its massive oil revenue.

But surprisingly, the terrorist organization is responding to the loss in profits just like big oil has been...

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How ISIS Makes Money Will Surprise You…

How ISIS makes money is often presented as a simple answer: Oil.

In fact, the U.S. Treasury Department believes ISIS makes up to $500 million a year selling oil.

You see, what most people don't know is that oil only accounts for a quarter of the terrorist group's income. But there's actually a much more sinister way ISIS funds terrorism that we discovered through a leaked document...

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What Is Brexit and How Will It Impact Investors in 2016?

"What is Brexit?" is a question readers have been asking us throughout 2016. The term "Brexit" has been making headlines all year, and this will continue to be one of the biggest financial stories of 2016.

That's why we've answered the question "what is Brexit?" And we've also dug deeper into what exactly a Brexit will mean for your money this year.

First, here's the definition...