Bitcoin: The Why, The Why Nots!

Bitcoin: The Why, The Why Nots!

Bitcoin: The Why, The Why Nots! $BTCUSD, $CBOE, $CME Bitcoin has been in the news for the past year, and a clear understanding about how the cryptocurrency actually works and its volatility has kept many professional investors and traders from considering it worthy. There surely is plenty of money to be made, but investors must […]

Moody’s Rates US Credit “Top Notch” at Aaa

Moody’s Rates US Credit “Top Notch” at Aaa

Moody’s Rates US Credit “Top Notch” at Aaa $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX This week Moody’s said that it has maintained the United States’ top-notch “Aaa” credit rating, saying the country’s “exceptional” economic strength would counterbalance lower fiscal strength. The ratings agency also kept its stable outlook on the United States and said it expects Washington to resolve […]

IRS Taps Bitcoin Traders’ Exchange Data Pool

IRS Taps Bitcoin Traders’ Exchange Data Pool

IRS Taps Bitcoin Traders’ Exchange Data Pool $BTCUSD Coinbase Inc., an online exchanges for digital currencies, has warned thousands of its customers that it will be reporting their financial data to the US tax officials. The request was part of a probe by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) into alleged tax evasion and advoidence. The […]

Bitcoin ‘Hammered’ Banks Ban Purchases

Bitcoin ‘Hammered’ Banks Ban Purchases

Bitcoin ‘Hammered’ Banks Ban Purchases $BTCUSD Mr. Bear Breathes on Cryptocurrencies Bitcoin Hits $7,500 as UK’s Biggest Bank Bans Cryptocurrency Purchases on Credit Currently, Bitcoin is trading at: 7,659.085, -284.92, or -3.59%,  as of 1:22p GMT, the market is open. Bitcoin prices tested 3-month lows Monday after Lloyds Banking Group, Britain’s biggest bank, said it would ban […]

President Trump Right to Take Credit for Booming US Stock Market

President Trump Right to Take Credit for Booming US Stock Market

President Trump Right to Take Credit for Booming US Stock Market $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US stocks climbed to new records for the 3rd session running Tuesday, as investors took in the latest batch of Q-4 earnings and celebrated the reopening of the federal government. Tuesday, Blackstone (NYSE:BX) CEO Steve Schwarzman says President Donald Trump […]

People are Buying Bitcoin with Debit and Credit Cards

People are Buying Bitcoin with Debit and Credit Cards

People are Buying Bitcoin with Debit and Credit Cards $BTCUSD Some people afraid of missing out on the Bitcoin Bull Run has underfunded investors placing bets on credit. The data suggests that about 18% of Bitcoin investors used a credit card to fund purchases of the cryptocurrency, according to a survey of 672 active investors […]

China’s $38-T Off-Balance Sheet Items Poses Little Risk

China’s $38-T Off-Balance Sheet Items Poses Little Risk

China’s $38-T Off-Balance Sheet Items Poses Little Risk $CNY, $UBS, $MCO The Chinese finance sector’s RMB 253-T ($38-T) of off-balance sheet items pose little risk because more than two-thirds of them are relatively harmless components such as custodial funds and untapped credit-card limits, said UBS Group AG (NYSE:UBS). Despite the size of the number, a […]

China to Open Up Financial Markets with Tougher Regulations

China to Open Up Financial Markets with Tougher Regulations

China to Open Up Financial Markets with Tougher Regulations China’s central bank (PBOC) Governor Zhou Xiaochuan, 69 anni, says that the country’s financial system is becoming significantly more vulnerable due to high leverage. Zhou who has made some stern warnings recently about debt levels in the world’s 2nd-largest, soon to be the world largest economy. […]

Visa Inc (NYSE:V) HEFFX Highlights

Visa Inc (NYSE:V) HEFFX Highlights

Visa Inc (NYSE:V) HEFFX Highlights Visa Inc. V, +0.25% and PayPal Holdings Inc. PYPL, -1.03% said Tuesday they are extending their U.S. and Asia partnership to Europe. PayPal will use its banking license in Europe to join the Visa network of financial institutions and offer Visa accounts in Europe for consumers to use wherever Visa […]

US-China Trade Deal Reveals Key Corporate Winners

US-China Trade Deal Reveals Key Corporate Winners

US-China Trade Deal Reveals Key Corporate Winners $V, $MA, $AXP, $LNG, $JPM, $MS, $TSN Beef companies, credit card firms and LNG (liquefied natural gas) exporters emerged as potential corporate winners Friday in the wake of trade agreements reached between the United States and China. Initial reaction on the US stock market was subdued after the announcement […]

Investors are Betting The Trump Presidency, Shunning Hedges

Investors are Betting The Trump Presidency, Shunning Hedges

Investors are Betting The Trump Presidency, Shunning Hedges $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Bet the Presidency, is the mantra of investors crowding into the US  The Trump Rally with only modest downside protection despite potential headwinds, from elevated corporate leverage, Fed rate hikes, and potential US policy risks. Data from Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) show investors have discarded […]

US Student Loan Debt Reaches $1.31-T

US Student Loan Debt Reaches $1.31-T

US Student Loan Debt Reaches $1.31-T Student loan debt in the United States stands at $1.31-T, far more than Americans’ total outstanding credit card balance of $779-B. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York calculated the numbers and released a report that includes debt data through the end of 2016. Other Key figures in the […]

November, a Pivotal Month in the History of Financial Markets

November, a Pivotal Month in the History of Financial Markets

November, a Pivotal Month in the History of Financial Markets $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $GS, $JPM November marked a Key shifts for global financial markets, with a number of asset classes from financial stocks, emerging-market bonds to hard commodities staging sharp price swings in the space of just 3 weeks. Investors believe that the election […]

Donald Trump Will Trash Obama’s No-Growth Orders

Donald Trump Will Trash Obama’s No-Growth Orders

Donald Trump Will “Trash” Obama’s No-Growth Orders $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Trump Rally extends, US stocks finished higher Tuesday, with the DJIA hitting a record high close for the 4th session running as tech stocks rebounded from a post-election hammering and energy stocks were boosted by a sharp rise in Crude Oil prices. Tuesday, […]

Gold & Silver’s Run Forecasts a Coming Bust in Stock, Bonds, Credit Markets

Gold & Silver’s Run Forecasts a Coming Bust in Stock, Bonds, Credit Markets

Gold & Silver’s Run Forecasts a Coming Bust in Stock, Bonds, Credit Markets $GLS, $SLV, $UGLD, $GDX, $CEF, $PHYS In the coming years as investors are forced to seek safe-havens expect Gold to rise to record highs as asset bubbles burst in everything from stocks, bonds and credit. The precious Yellow metal is at the beginning […]

Entrepreneurship in America “Died” Under Obama

Entrepreneurship in America “Died” Under Obama

Entrepreneurship in America “Died” Under Obama $BAC The Y 2008 financial crisis buried US entrepreneurship, and it’s having a hard time coming alive again. A US economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (NYSE:BAC), recently said that the formation of new corporate firms and individual establishments has plunged since the financial crisis and remained low […]

US Demand for Autos Fall in July

US Demand for Autos Fall in July

US Demand for Autos Fall in July $GM, $F, $HMC, $TM, $VLKAY US auto sales drop in July as hot weather and softening demand kept buyers at home. Major automakers have reported July sales that fell short of expectations, which has reinforced worries that the market may have peaked with last year’s record numbers. Kelley Blue […]

China Debt Burden Crisis Unlikely

China Debt Burden Crisis Unlikely

China Debt Burden Crisis Unlikely Amid warnings that China may face a financial crisis induced by its debt burden, an economic expert said this week that a number of factors make this scenario unlikely. “Economists have often used such adjectives as ‘neck breaking’ and ‘breath-taking’ to describe the very fast economic growth of China in […]

China’s Economy Seeing Stable Growth in 2016

China’s Economy Seeing Stable Growth in 2016

China’s Economy Seeing Stable Growth in 2016 Recent figures have shown that the Chinese economy has generally seen stable growth with deepening supply-side structural reforms, an official from the National Bureau of Statistics said Monday. Meanwhile, measures have been taken to expand total demand in the 1st 4 months of this year, contributing to economic […]

UAE Business Loan Demand Grows, Lenders Reluctant

UAE Business Loan Demand Grows, Lenders Reluctant

UAE Business Loan Demand Grows, Lenders Reluctant Central bank report finds improving demand in Q-1, as conditions tighten UAE businesses are demanding more loans but lenders appear less willing to supply them, according to a report from the country’s central bank. In its Q-1 report, the bank said the appetite for business credit improved from […]