Another Crypto Heist: Keep Your Bitcoin Safe

Another Crypto Heist: Keep Your Bitcoin Safe

Another Crypto Heist: Keep Your Bitcoin Safe Hackers have robbed the wallet in the 19th largest cryptocurrency tether. The company behind the dollar-pegged cryptocurrency blamed “malicious action by an external attacker” for the theft of $30,950,010 on Monday. Unlike BPF Tether was using a soft wallet storage system , BPF use a secure hard wallet […]

Forex Morning Briefing

Forex Morning Briefing

Forex Morning Briefing $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD Commentary: Nothing New. PE The US Dollar (.DXY) Index at 94.05 has near term channel support near 93.50/60, while that holds, the Southside looks limited in ere. While trading above 93.50/60 .DXY could move up towards 94.50-95.00 soon. Near term looks Bullish to me. EUR (Euro) at 1.1735 could […]

Bitcoin Attacks, Cracks, Breaks Key Resistance at $8,000

Bitcoin Attacks, Cracks, Breaks Key Resistance at $8,000

Bitcoin Attacks, Cracks, Breaks Key Resistance at $8,000 $BTCUSD Bitcoin’s Bull Run shows no signs of abating, with the world’s largest cryptocurrency defying fears marking another milestone. Bitcoin is trading at $8,224.9951, + 202.06 or 2.52% It has been a strong year for the largest cryptocurrency, with 3 corrections of more than 25%, all giving […]

Hollywood Looking for Bitcoin Film Financing

Hollywood Looking for Bitcoin Film Financing

Hollywood Looking for Bitcoin Film Financing $BTCUSD Hollywood feature film may soon be financed with cryptocurrencies. Christopher Woodrow, who has helped produce or finance movies for the past decade, says the distributed-ledger technology known as blockchain is about to disrupt the film industry and he wants to be a part of it. The producer the Oscar-winning […]

Forex Morning Briefing

Forex Morning Briefing

Forex Morning Briefing $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD, $CNY Commentary: USD Still Under Pressure. PE EUR (Euro) at 1.1817 broke above the down channel seen in the 3-day and weekly candle. While trading above 1.1780-1.1800, there is room of testing higher at 1.1850-1.1900 before again coming off to 1.17 or lower medium term. USD/JPY at 112.50 could test […]

Bitcoin’s Cryptocurrency Rivals Multiply

Bitcoin’s Cryptocurrency Rivals Multiply

Bitcoin’s Cryptocurrency Rivals Multiply $BTCUSD Almost weekly we are seeing new iterations of Bitcoin, the biggest cryptocurrency, as disagreements over of its design persist and opportunities for making fast money prove hard to pass up. The biggest offshoot, called Bitcoin Cash, emerged in August after a hard fork in the Bitcoin blockchain. That spinoff valued […]

Forex Morning Briefing

Forex Morning Briefing

Forex Morning Briefing $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD, $CNY Commentary: USD Under Pressure. PE Wednesday, I saw a range of 1.1850-1500 for EUR (Euro) at 1.1781 ahead. A high of 1.1861 was seen Wednesday and EUR has come off from there. Looking for a near-term range within 1.1850-1710. USD/JPY at 113.02 has recovered some from an intra-day low […]

Buy Bitcoin on Your Phone, Square says, “Let’s Do It”

Buy Bitcoin on Your Phone, Square says, “Let’s Do It”

Buy Bitcoin on Your Phone, Square says, “Let’s Do It” $SQ, $CME, $CBOE, $BTCUSD Payments company Square Inc. (NYSE:SQ) said it has started allowing select customers to buy and sell Bitcoins on its Cash app, as it looks to tap into a craze that has sent the cryptocurrency up more than 600 % YTD. Bitcoin […]

Forex Morning Briefing

Forex Morning Briefing

Forex Morning Briefing $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD, $CNY Commentary: USD Under Pressure. PE EUR (Euro) at 1.1792 rose strongly past 1.1745 and The US Dollar (.DXY) Index at 93.82 broke below t support at 94.25-20. The rise in EUR, and the fall in .DXY occurred despite the US PPI rising 0.4% (M-M), higher than the market expectation […]

Forex Morning Briefing

Forex Morning Briefing

Forex Morning Briefing $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD, $CNY Commentary: USD Undecided But Holding Up Under Pressure. PE EUR (Euro) at 1.167  trading higher and might try to test 1.1725-45 Tuesday The US Dollar (.DXY) Index at 94.49 has support at 94.35-20, with chances of new rise towards 95+ in the next couple of weeks, maybe. USD/JPY at […]

Bitcoin a Thriving, Anonymous ‘Speculative’ Instrument

Bitcoin a Thriving, Anonymous ‘Speculative’ Instrument

Bitcoin a Thriving, Anonymous ‘Speculative’ Instrument $BTCUSD Bitcoin, whose value has fluctuated significantly this month, remains a “speculative” investment that thrives because of the cryptocurrency’s anonymous nature, BlackRock’s (NYSE:BLK) Larry Fink said Monday. “The reason why it does so well is it is anonymous. It’s anonymous, and it’s cross-border,” Mr. Fink, whose firm oversees nearly […]

Bitcoin: Buyers Return to Market After Deep Dive Monday

Bitcoin: Buyers Return to Market After Deep Dive Monday

Bitcoin: Buyers Return to Market After Deep Dive Monday $BTCUSD Investing and trading in Bitcoin is not for novices or the feint of heart. Bitcoin halted a 2-day correction as speculators saw a 29% dive from its record high as an excessive response to a technology upgrade being cancelled.  The cryptocurrency is currently trading $6,758.9351, […]

Forex Morning Briefing

Forex Morning Briefing

Forex Morning Briefing $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD, $CNY Commentary: USD Undecided But Holding Up Under Pressure. PE The US Dollar (.DXY) Index at 94.53 has been able to maintain its strength from Friday, with all currencies trading weaker Vs USD. Support seen in the 94.35-20 region, with chances of new rise towards 95+ in the next 2 […]

Bitcoin, The Black Swan for Cash

Bitcoin, The Black Swan for Cash

Bitcoin, The Black Swan for Cash $BTCUSD Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan does not seem to impressed by Bitcoin, the controversial digital currency some see as a fad and a sham. He compared Bitcoin to the currency issued by the Continental Congress after the American Revolution began. “Bitcoin is what used to be called fiat […]

Bitcoin Developers Suspend Plan to ‘Fork’ the Digital Currency

Bitcoin Developers Suspend Plan to ‘Fork’ the Digital Currency

Bitcoin Developers Suspend Plan to ‘Fork’ the Digital Currency $BTCUSD Bitcoin hit a record high just off of $8,000 Wednesday after a coalition of developers and investors suspended a software upgrade planned for next Thursday that could have split the digital currency in half. Bitcoin is currently trading of that high at $7,150.9648 Vs USD […]

Bitcoin Nears $8000

Bitcoin Nears $8000

Bitcoin has reached a new record high, surging 10 percent, and was trading at $7,888 on the Bitstamp exchange Wednesday after a controversial update to the cryptocurrency’s software was suspended. The bitcoin rate dipped briefly Tuesday, falling below $7,000 due to uncertainty over a new code proposal, Segwit2x, which could have create a competing cryptocurrency, […]

Millennials Rather Bitcoin Than Stocks and Bonds

Millennials Rather Bitcoin Than Stocks and Bonds

Millennials Rather Bitcoin Than Stocks and Bonds $BTCUSD Seen in News headlines, “millennials kill everything from romance to napkins”, but a new survey shows they may be responsible for keeping the Bull run in Bitcoin alive. A survey by venture capital firm Blockchain Capital found that about 30% of those in the 18-to-34 age range would […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $USO, $OIL Commentary: Nothing New. PE Gold at 1269.00 trading above support near 1260, while that holds, see some consolidation in the 1260-1290 region. Till there is some directional clarity on the US Dollar (.DXY) Index, Gold is likely to remain ranged medium term. A […]

Bitcoin, What’s Ahead for the Raging Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin, What’s Ahead for the Raging Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin, What’s Ahead for the Raging Cryptocurrency $BTCUSD, $MSFT, $JPM, $GS, $TM, $CME, $CBOE Bitcoin’s amazing rise YTD has attracted lots of attention, but most institutional investors are still on the sidelines, as regulators have yet to issue comprehensive rules, and corporations are still only testing blockchain technology. Whether Bitcoin matures or crashes will depend […]

Forex Morning Briefing

Forex Morning Briefing

Forex Morning Briefing $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD Commentary: Most currencies are trading at Key Support/Resistance marks now with greater weakness bias seen. PE Sterling (GBP) at 1.3071 despite the 25bpt increase in interest rates by the BOE Thursday, with chances of more hikes to come. Careful now as a further decline from here could signal […]

Goldman Sachs’ CEO, “We Cannot Dismiss Bitcoin”

Goldman Sachs’ CEO, “We Cannot Dismiss Bitcoin”

Goldman Sachs’ CEO, “We Cannot Dismiss Bitcoin” $BTCUSD, $GS, $JPM, $CME, $GBTC, $AMZN Goldman Sach’s CEO Lloyd Blankfein is keeping his ‘powder dry’ on Bitcoin the fast moving #1 cryptocurrency. The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS) Chief says he is not willing to reject the digital currency just yet and does not hold any investments in […]

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs, Bitcoin’s Bull Run Continues

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs, Bitcoin’s Bull Run Continues

Forex Morning Briefing, Bitcoin’s Bull Run Continues $BTCUSD Commentary: Nothing New for $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD. PE Bitcoin climbed past $7,000 for the first time, breaching another milestone less than one month after it tore through the $5,000 mark. Thursday, spot pricing for Bitcoin climbed 7.1% to a high of $7,045.46 before pulling back slightly to […]

Bitcoin, the Angst, the Allure

Bitcoin, the Angst, the Allure

Bitcoin, the Angst, the Allure $BTCUSD, $CME, $CBOE, $GBTC CME,(NASDAQ:CME)  the world’s largest exchange owner reversed course Tuesday and said it plans to introduce Bitcoin futures by the end of Y 2017, just a month after dismissing an earlier plan. Bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency, which has risen 6X YTD, spiked to a fresh record high […]

China Plays a Role in the Gold Markets, How Important?

China Plays a Role in the Gold Markets, How Important?

China Plays a Role in the Gold Market, How Important? $GLD, $USDCNY China has been accumulating Gold over the past 10 years, and it is also the largest producer of Gold in the world and perhaps the world’s biggest consumers of the precious Yellow metal. The World Gold Council’s (WGC) data for Q-2 Y 2017, says […]

Bitcoin Futures Could Open the Way Into Crypto Markets

Bitcoin Futures Could Open the Way Into Crypto Markets

Bitcoin Futures Could Open the Way Into Crypto Markets $BTCUSD Bitcoin is spiking to a record after CME Group Inc.(NASDAQ:CME) said it’s planning to launch Bitcoin futures as the move could open the way for investors who have been standing on the sidelines as Bitcoin soared over 500% YTD. The cryptocurrency marked a high at […]

Bitcoin Spikes as CME Exchange Announces Futures

Bitcoin Spikes as CME Exchange Announces Futures

Bitcoin Spikes as CME Exchange Announces Futures $BTCUSD, $CME, $CBOE CME Group Inc., (NASDAQ:CME) the world’s biggest exchange operator, plans to introduce bitcoin futures, a development that could help professional traders and investors finally get serious about the cryptocurrency. Bitcoin (BTC/USD) surged to a record high at 6,399.005 after the announcement. The Chicago-based firm, a […]

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD Commentary: Possible USD/JPY fall ahead. PE USD/JPY at 113.08 tapped a low of 112.97, dragging the EUR/JPY at 131.59 lower with it even as EUR at 1.1636 recovered a bit. The dip in USD/JPY may confirms the strength of 114.50-115.00 resistance and opens a further fall to […]

China Economic Update

China Economic Update

China’s manufacturing sector expanded at a slower but stable pace in October, according to official data Tuesday. The manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) came in at 51.6, moderating from 52.4 in September and 51.7 in August, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. A reading above 50 indicates expansion, while below reflects contraction. NBS statistician […]

Bitcoin Marks Another Record High, Topping $6000 Each

Bitcoin Marks Another Record High, Topping $6000 Each

Bitcoin Marks Another Record High, Topping $6000 Each $BTCUSD The most widely used digital currency will now cost you about $6,092.71 apiece after blowing past the $5,000 and $6,000 for the 1st time earlier this month. Bitcoin’s total value is just over $100-B, meaning it makes up more than 50% of the overall cryptocurrency market. […]

Bitcoin’s ‘Dividend Play’ the Hot Story Now

Bitcoin’s ‘Dividend Play’ the Hot Story Now

Bitcoin’s ‘Dividend Play’ the Hot Story Now $BTCUSD Speculation about another possible split in Bitcoin is weighing on the value of the hundreds of other digital tokens that have been issued this year as the price of the biggest cryptocurrency soars. Bitcoin’s underlying network is scheduled to go through a major software upgrade in November […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) grains futures finished lower on Thursday as a stronger USD made US commodities less competitive. The most active Corn contract for December delivery fell 0.5 cent, or 0.14%, to 3.505 bu. December Wheat delivery went down 3.75 cents, or 0.86%, to 4.3175 bu. November Soybean […]

Banks, Cash Will Be Replaced by Computers & SmartPhones

Banks, Cash Will Be Replaced by Computers & SmartPhones

Banks, Cash Will Be Replaced by Computers & SmartPhones $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Jim Rogers predicts that banks must invest in the financial technology, or “fintech,” or become outdated and replaced. “My children will never walk into a bank when they become adults as by then all the banks along the streets will be replaced […]

Banks Desperate to Stop Cryptocurrencies Like Bitcoin

Banks Desperate to Stop Cryptocurrencies Like Bitcoin

Banks Desperate to Stop Cryptocurrencies Like Bitcoin $BTCUSD, $JPM Recently, Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan (NYSE:JPM) said publicly that Bitcoin is a fraud that is waiting to blow up. The story came a month after China’s ban on Initial Coin Offer (ICO), an unregulated way of raising financing by cryptocurrency startups. Following the statement, […]

Bitcoin to hit $50,000

Bitcoin to hit $50,000

The price of bitcoin will grow tenfold in the next decade with the cryptocurrency’s market capitalization exceeding a trillion dollars, says an investment analyst who predicted the surge to $5,000 when bitcoin was trading at $2,600. Bitcoin is a new currency that was created in 2009 by an unknown person using the alias Satoshi Nakamoto. […]

CannaSOS.com ICO Taking Off

CannaSOS.com ICO Taking Off

CannaSOS.com ICO Taking Off CannaSOS.com, the cannabis social network giant, has released a press release earlier this month stating that it will be doing an ICO with its PerksCoin utility token. The company is planning to integrate its utility token in the worldwide canna space with the help of decentralized blockchain technology. More information on […]

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD Commentary: ECB rate fixing on Thursday, 26 October. PE EUR (Euro) at 1.1827 strengthened overnight as the market shies away from going in Short into today’s important ECB meeting where President Draghi is expected to unveil the ECB’s plan on “recaliberating” the ongoing QE. Intra-day range would be […]

Singapore Will Not Regulate Cryptocurrency

Singapore Will Not Regulate Cryptocurrency

Singapore Will Not Regulate Cryptocurrency $BTCUSD Singapore does not plan to regulate cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, but will remain alert to money laundering and other potential risks stemming from their use, the head of the country’s central bank said. “As of now I see no basis for wanting to regulate cryptocurrencies,” Monetary Authority of Singapore […]

COBINHOOD Completes Successful ICO

COBINHOOD Completes Successful ICO

Today, COBINHOOD, a next-generation cryptocurrency service platform announced the completion of its Initial Coin Offering (ICO). The platform has successfully raised 10 million USD equivalent ETH through ICO. COBINHOOD’s first service is a zero fee exchange with the vision to provide the ultimate trading experience for traders all around the globe. COBINHOOD’s backend team developed […]

China Makes a Move on the USD

China Makes a Move on the USD

China is set to roll out a yuan-denominated oil contract as early as this year. Analysts call the plan, announced by Beijing in September, a huge move against the dollar’s global dominance. The so-called petro-yuan is a “wake up call” for investors who haven’t paid attention to the Chinese plans, according to the head of […]

Bitcoin Update

Bitcoin Update

Bitcoin Update Since 2011, the world’s most popular digital currency, bitcoin, outpaced all the world’s currencies, except for 2014. The combined value of the world’s cryptocurrencies has increased tenfold this year to more than $170 billion. The bitcoin rally has stalled after the so-called ‘hard-fork’ split of the digital currency, which has created another virtual […]

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD Commentary: ECB rate fixing on Thursday, 26 October. PE EUR (Euro) at 1.1760 rose to a high of 1.1793 in the US session Tuesday. The strength of the 1.1730-00 support is increasing. USD/JPY at 113.90 rose Tuesday, negating the fall from 114.07 seen Monday. This is a surprise […]

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD Commentary: EC B rate fixing on Thursday, 26 October. PE Key support at 1.1730-00 on EUR (Euro) 1.1760) is holding so far even though the German-US 10yr Spread (1.94%) trades a little lower than yesterday’s 1.93%. USD/JPY at 113.35 rose to 114.07, but has come off maybe endorsing […]

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD Commentary: ECB rate fixing on Thursday, 26 October. PE EUR (Euro) 1.1768 hanging just above Key support at 1.1730-00. Depending, looking for 1.15 or 1.22. If the support at 1.95% on the German-US 10yr yield spread, currently at 1.93% breaks, it could push the single currency to […]

China Has a Political Advantage for Growth

China Has a Political Advantage for Growth

Some Western countries have been doubting China’s political system, especially the Communist Party of China (CPC)’s status as the only ruling party, despite the country’s success in hosting the Beijing Olympic Games, developing into the world’s second largest economy and becoming a leading innovator in mobile technology. It is a ruling party’s ability to make […]

Hedge Fund Performance Point to Growth in USA

Hedge Fund Performance Point to Growth in USA

The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for October 2017 measured 2.69%, down from 3.72% in September. “SS&C GlobeOp’s Forward Redemption Indicator of 2.69% for October, 2017 reflects improved levels of redemption notices as compared to the 3.40% reported a year ago for October, 2016. This marks the ninth consecutive month of lower year-over-year comparisons for […]

Sharp Recovery for Thai Economy

Sharp Recovery for Thai Economy

Thai exports value in September have roared to a new record in most product categories and major markets, with the full-year export expected to beat the previous forecast at 8 percent, local media quoted the commerce minister as saying on Saturday. Exports, a key driver of Thailand’s growth, climbed 12.2 percent in September with a […]

China is a Growth Story

China is a Growth Story

Investor confidence in China’s securities market remains strong, data from the China Securities Investor Protection Fund Corp. (SIPF) showed. The investor confidence index compiled by the SIPF came in at 58.1 in September, retreating 0.9 percent from August’s high. On a yearly basis, the index still marked a 15.5-percent rise. Readings above 50 signal investor […]

Bitcoin Tapping at 6,000, Traders Ignore Pitfalls

Bitcoin Tapping at 6,000, Traders Ignore Pitfalls

Bitcoin Tapping at 6,000, Traders Ignore Pitfalls $BTCUSD Bitcoin closed in on another milestone Friday, as the digital currency approached $6,000 for the first time to put its gain in 2017 to more than 500%, and is currently trading at 5,974.01, +342.94, or 6.09% on the day. As Bitcoin continues rise, people are speculating that […]

Bitcoin ETFs (exchange-traded funds) Are Coming

Bitcoin ETFs (exchange-traded funds) Are Coming

Bitcoin ETFs (exchange-traded funds) Are Coming $BTCUSD Bitcoin ETFs (exchange-traded funds) are coming, helped by the emergence of derivatives on the digital currency, according to industry executives. An expert, sitting on a on a panel at the Futures Industry Association annual conference in Chicago that it seemed obvious that futures and options will lead to […]

What is the Link Between RMB Yuan and Gold?

What is the Link Between RMB Yuan and Gold?

What is the Link Between RMB Yuan and Gold? $USDCNY, $GLD, $OIL People are asking, Paul, what is the link between the RMB Yuan and the precious Yellow metal? The Big A, as follows: Chart 1: The USD/CNY exchange rate (red line, right axis) and the price of Gold (yellow line, left axis, London P.M. […]

Bitcoin Traders ‘Edgy’ Over Coming Regulations

Bitcoin Traders ‘Edgy’ Over Coming Regulations

Bitcoin Traders ‘Edgy’ Over Coming Regulations $BTCUSD Bitcoin fell as much as 5.9%, its biggest loss in almost a month, to as low as 5,247, it bounced and is now trading at 5,414.23, +42.00 or +0.78% on the day. Looks like the ‘edginess’ wore off quickly. Bitcoin traders waiting for a pullback in the cryptocurrency price […]

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD Commentary: Nothing New. PE The single currency’s support at 1.1730 held well for EUR at 1.1772, keeping the preferred Bullish possibility alive. Note: Look for a near term range of 1.1730-1860 for the next few days ahead of the ECB announcements next week. EUR/JPY at 132.07 is stable, […]

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD Commentary: Nothing New. PE EUR (Euro) 1.1780, am Bullish longer term, with support at 1.1730. Note: See possibilities of a Bear Shoulder-Head-Shoulder developing. A break and close below 1.1700 could negate the Bullish prospect. We prefer Bullishness the single currency because The Dollar (.DXY) Index at 93.35 may […]

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD Commentary: Nothing New. PE EUR (Euro) 1.1808 fell in US trade Friday after an initial rise to 1.1875 on the release of US CPI (+2.23%) and US Retail Sales (+4.69% y/y). Now it is testing the lower support a 1.1800. Still seeing a rise towards 1.20. USD/JPY at […]

Digital Currencies (aka Crypto’s) Are Stronger Than Ever

Digital Currencies (aka Crypto’s) Are Stronger Than Ever

Digital Currencies (aka Crypto’s) Are Stronger Than Ever $BTCUSD  Bitcoin prices, up over 400% YTD, hit $5,896 Saturday. While Bitcoin is the largest crypto currency, 11 other coins have a market cap in excess of $1-B, demonstrating diverse trading options. Bitcoin’s dominance is still felt across the market, it is the main currency traded against […]

Gold is Forever, Not All Crypto Currencies Will Survive

Gold is Forever, Not All Crypto Currencies Will Survive

 Gold is Forever, Not All Crypto Currencies Will Survive $GLD, $BTCUSD. $AMZN, $GOOGL, $JPM Not all of the Crypto currencies will survive, it is still early in this game. As in the .Com era there were winners and losers then, will there be winners and losers now. Bitcoin and Ethereum are the front-runners now, recall that […]

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD Commentary: Nothing New. PE EUR (Euro) at 1.1850 down from 1.1878 to 1.1825, within the uptrend targeting 1.1950+. Intra-day support at 1.1825 and at 1.1800. Longs preferred in here. US Dollar (.DXY) Index at 92.96 hit my target and possible to break below 1st support near that […]

Bitcoin Surges Past $5,000

Bitcoin Surges Past $5,000

Bitcoin Surges Past $5,000 $BTCUSD $JPM, $GS, $GOOGL Bitcoin’s surge has divided the financial community between those convinced it is a bubble on the verge of popping. Questions being asked on Wall Street and Main Street about speculation on Bitcoin after the digital currency breached 5,000 for the 1st time, pushing this year’s gains to more […]

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD Commentary: Keep an eye on the German-US T 10yr spread, which had indicated a rise in Euro in the last couple of sessions.PE EUR (Euro) at 1.1873 could move to 1.1950 as long as the yield spread remains higher. US Dollar (.DXY) Index at 92.84 is headed towards […]

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD Commentary: Nothing New. PE The US Dollar (.DXY) Index at 93.33 is trading lower as expected but could be ranged within the 93-94 for the next 2-sessions. EUR (Euro) at 1.1803 moved up to test 1.1825 as expected, and could dip to 1.1750 near term. Trade within 1.1730-1.1850 […]

Obama Hated UK Relationship

Barack Obama thought his country’s “special relationship” with Britain was a joke and would slip Falklands references into press conferences to mock the UK. Obama sought to tear apart America and it’s allies, his administration and political organization had a negative im pact on the world and the USA. Deservedly called the worst President in […]

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD Commentary: Nothing New. PE The US Dollar (.DXY) Index at 93.548 faced rejection from 94, while that holds, .DXY could come off towards 93.26-93.00 near term. EUR (Euro) at 1.1771 moved above 1.1750. the low of 1.1668 tested Friday could possibly be the near term low this week, […]

Bitcoins Big Problem: Tax

Bitcoins Big Problem: Tax

Bitcoin has captured the attention of investors and world governments alike, especially given Bitcoin’s meteoric rise over the past 12 months. Cybersecurity expert John McAfee believes they may encompass the sum of all fears for governments the world over. Taxation and Financial transparency has seen the USA attack countries like Switzerland and many other offshore […]

Things Change When Bond Yields Begin to Rise

Things Change When Bond Yields Begin to Rise

Things Change When Bond Yields Begin to Rise $DIA, $GLD, $SLV Last week the DJIA closed at new all-time highs, with Friday’s close being just a whisker from making it 5 days in a row. Looking at the daily closes for the Dow Jones (Blue Plot below) with its 52Wk High Line (Green Plot), since […]

ICO Investors to “Get Wiped Out in Crypto ‘Mania'”

ICO Investors to “Get Wiped Out in Crypto ‘Mania

ICO Investors to “Get Wiped Out in Crypto ‘Mania’” Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass comments on the raging battle over the viability of the cryptocurrency market. Mr. Bass called many of the dozens of ICO’s (initial coin offerings) that have taken place this year “frauds,” the Hayman Capital Management founder warned in a TV interview […]

ICOs ALERT: SEC CYBER UNIT and TASK FORCE

ICOs ALERT: SEC CYBER UNIT and TASK FORCE

ICOs ALERT: SEC CYBER UNIT and TASK FORCE ICO With increased attention to how securities laws may apply to digital token sales and the disruptive nature of increased cyber threats to the investor community, the Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”) last week announced two new initiatives. The SEC’s press release, found here, outlined the creation of the […]

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD Commentary: A bit of slowdown in the Dollar’s up-move seen. PE Consolidation in USD/JPY at 112.75 seen below 113.00-50 over the last 2 days. Let us see if it Tops out below 113 now or breaks out. The ER/JPY at 132.56 look Bullish overall with support at 132.00. […]

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD, $CNY Commentary: A bit of slowdown in the Dollar’s up-move seen. PE The US Dollar (.DXY) Index at 93.40 is down a bit Wednesday compared to 93.87 Tuesday, and EUR(Euro) at 1.1775 up from Tuesday’s 1.1707. Perhaps some more USD strength is possible in here, the Key resistance […]

The US Economy Growing Under President Trump’s Policies

The US Economy Growing Under President Trump’s Policies

The US Economy Growing Under President Trump’s Policies $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US economy growing under US President Trump’s developing economic policies. Nevertheless stock market pessimists are warning investors to moderate their optimism over President Donald Trump’s proposed tax cuts. Stocks raced to records last week and again this week, the USD hit a 2-month high and […]

‘Goldie’s’ Boss says, “Keep an open mind on Bitcoin”

‘Goldie’s’ Boss says, “Keep an open mind on Bitcoin”

‘Goldie’s’ Boss says, “Keep an open mind on Bitcoin” $BTCUSD, $GS, $JPM Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS) CEO Lloyd Blankfein said he is keeping an open mind on Bitcoin after a media report that the investment bank was exploring a new trading operation dedicated to cryptocurrencies.  Follow Lloyd Blankfein  ✔@lloydblankfein Still thinking about #Bitcoin. No conclusion […]

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD, $CNY Commentary: Nothing New. PE Good strength in USD Monday, with The US Dollar (.DXY) Index at 93.87 close to 94.00 then 94.51 EUR (Euro) at 1.1707 broke below last week’s low at 1.1716 and USD/EUR at 113.10 rising again after dipping to 112.09 last week, […]

US Stock Indexes Post Record Highs Despite Las Vegas ‘Horror’ 

US Stock Indexes Post Record Highs Despite Las Vegas ‘Horror’ 

US Stock Indexes Post Record Highs Despite Las Vegas ‘Horror’ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The S&P 500 and the DJIA traded just below record highs touched at the open Monday, in a strong start to Q-4, boosted by financials and healthcare stocks and after economic data pointed to underlying strength in the economy. Shares of […]

IMF Boss to Central Bankers: “Do Not Dismiss Bitcoin”

IMF Boss to Central Bankers: “Do Not Dismiss Bitcoin”

IMF Boss to Central Bankers: “Do Not Dismiss Bitcoin” $BTCUSD, $JPM Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has a message for the world’s central bankers, “Do not be Luddites” Friday, addressing a conference in London, Ms. Lagarde said virtual currencies, which are created and exchanged without the involvement of banks or government, […]

Hackers Stalk Investors on Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Hackers Stalk Investors on Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Hackers Stalk Investors on Cryptocurrency Exchanges $BTCUSD Dan Wasyluk discovered the hard way that trading cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin happens in an online Wild West where Sheriffs are largely absent. Wasyluk and his colleagues raised bitcoins for a new tech venture and lodged them in escrow at a company running a cryptocurrency exchange called Moolah. […]

Bitcoin Traders Defy PBOC Crackdown

Bitcoin Traders Defy PBOC Crackdown

Bitcoin Traders Defy PBOC Crackdown $TECHY Just a few weeks after the PBOC banned fundraising through token launches and ordered some Bitcoin exchanges to shut, casting a chill over the cryptocurrency industry, Chinese traders say that the market is far from dead. While several exchanges announced that they will close Saturday, 30 October, traders have […]

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD, $CNY Commentary: Nothing New. PE US Dollar (.DXY) Index at 93.23 failed to crack 94.00 Thursday, dipping from a high of 93.67. Friday may be ranged with 93.00-93.50. EUR (Euro) at 1.1780 saw a high at 1.1804 Thursday, may range with 1.1740-1820 Friday. For a few […]

Bitcoin Trading Applications Snagged at SEC

Bitcoin Trading Applications Snagged at SEC

Bitcoin Trading Applications Snagged at SEC $BTCSD, $ICE An effort to allow investors to trade digital currencies as easily as stocks stumbled when backers withdrew 2 proposals to list Bitcoin funds. Intercontinental Exchange Inc.’s (ICE) NYSE Arca exchange Wednesday withdrew an application with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to list Grayscale Investments LLC’s […]

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD, $CNY Commentary: Word tensions continue between North Korea and USA. PE Word tensions between North Korea and USA is threatening to break the uptrend in EUR (Euro) at 1.1860, and the downtrend in The US Dollar (.DXY) Index at 92.575. It has also pushed USD/JPY lower […]

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD, $CNY Commentary: Nothing New. PE EUR (Euro) at 1.1932 rose to 1.2005 Friday, it was unable to hold, despite stability in the German-US 10Yr Spread (-1.81%). The overall uptrend is still intact, but the Support to watch moved up to 1.1890, from 1.1850. The US Dollar (.DXY) […]

No Debt Crisis in China

No Debt Crisis in China

China’s central bank, the China Banking Regulatory Commission, and the State Council have all take explicit actions in 2017 to reduce the expansion of debt — especially the mounting indebtedness of state-owned enterprises, said Roach. “These efforts now seem to be having a positive impact. According to the Bank for International Settlements, China’s ‘credit gap’ […]

Global Economy Growing

Global Economy Growing

The world economy has picked up momentum, as expanding investment, employment and trade support synchronised growth across most countries, according to the latest Interim Economic Outlook of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, OECD. The pace of expansion is projected to be faster this year than in 2016, with a further uptick expected in […]

China Downgrade Unwarranted

China Downgrade Unwarranted

China Downgrade Unwarranted China hit back Friday at the S&P Global Ratings’ downgrade of the country’s sovereign credit rating, with the finance ministry calling it a “wrong decision.” The Ministry of Finance (MOF) website described the decision as “perplexing,” with the economy on a firm footing. S&P said Thursday that it had lowered China’s long-term […]

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD, $CNY Commentary: Nothing New. PE An uptick in the German-US 10Yr Spread helped EUR (Euro) at 1.1952 move up since Thursday, the overall uptrend remains intact and unless there is a sharp fall Friday, be open to chances of further move North. AUD (Aussie) at […]

Bitcoin is an Experiment About “The Payday” Not its Potential as Money

Bitcoin is an Experiment About “The Payday” Not its Potential as Money

Bitcoin is an Experiment About “The Payday” Not its Potential as Money $BTCUSD, $IBM Cryptocurrencies are not a store-of-value or a safe-haven for anyone’s money or assets.  In the beginning, Bitcoin was something of a revolution to me. The digital currency represented everything from my rebellious youth. It was a decentralized, denationalized, and digital currency […]

Bitcoin Debate Heats Up, Split Coming

Bitcoin Debate Heats Up, Split Coming

Bitcoin Debate Heats Up, Split Coming $BTCUSD at 3,952.73 Wednesday Bitcoin is likely to split again this November, creating a 3rd version of the world’s largest cryptocurrency as miners and developers pursue separate visions to scale up its growing market. Major industry players say consensus between opposing camps looked increasingly unlikely. That opinion was echoed […]

Bitcoin’s Rally Flying in the Face of Central Bank Regulation

Bitcoin’s Rally Flying in the Face of Central Bank Regulation

 Bitcoin’s Rally Flying in the Face of Central Bank Regulation $BTCUSD Wednesday, Bitcoin is trading at 3938+, rising about 20% from the lows marked last Friday, as concern eases that a crackdown by Chinese regulators will hinder the growth of the alternative method of exchange. After marking a record high at 4,921 on 1 September, […]

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD, $CNY Commentary: Need to always watch Support and Resistance. PE The US Dollar (.DXY) Index at 91.7260 trading lower, EUR (Euro) at 1.2009, and AUD (Aussie) at 0.8013 are trade higher too, retaining their uptrends. Should the EUR at 1.2009 see 1.2035-50, the 1 of 2 possibilities […]

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