Survey: Majority of Wealthy Investors Expect to Live to 100 anni

Survey: Majority of Wealthy Investors Expect to Live to 100 anni

Survey: Majority of Wealthy Investors Expect to Live to 100 anni $UBS More than 50% of the world’s wealthy investors expect to live to the age of 100, with nearly 67% planning to work longer in life to afford a comfortable retirement, according to a survey released Thursday. The UBS Investor Watch, which tracks the sentiments of […]

Xi’s Comments on ‘Opening Up’ China Driving Broad Rally

Xi’s Comments on ‘Opening Up’ China Driving Broad Rally

Xi’s Comments on ‘Opening Up’ China Driving Broad Rally $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Wall Street’s major stock indexes hit session highs Tuesday as investors concerns about rising US-China trade tension receded after Chinese President Xi Jinping promised to cut import tariffs. Fully 10 of the 11 major S&P sectors were higher, with the energy index […]

Blockchain Getting the Attention, Bears Feasting on Cryptos

Blockchain Getting the Attention, Bears Feasting on Cryptos

Blockchain Getting the Attention, Bears Feasting on Cryptos $BTCUSD Savvy voices in the nascent industry are calling for a balanced approach regarding regulations which will let the technology to thrive and innovate.  Blockchain continues to get a growing amount of attention from businesses and investors, and the fundamental tool of cryptocurrencies is an important element of […]

Investors Rotating Leadership from QE ‘Winners’ to QE ‘Losers’

Investors Rotating Leadership from QE ‘Winners’ to QE ‘Losers’

Investors Rotating Leadership form QE ‘Winners’ to QE ‘Losers’ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Analysts are expecting investors will shift their holdings as the realization sinks in that the Fed is committed to raising interest rates until a major event compels the central bank to reverse course. That means investments that had strong gains during a […]

Blockchain, “No One Can Own of Control It, Everyone Can Use It”

Blockchain, “No One Can Own of Control It, Everyone Can Use It”

Blockchain, “No One Can Own of Control It, Everyone Can Use It” $BTCUSD, $ETHUSD, $IBM, $GOOG, $JPM, $USB, $WMT, $SPOT Blockchain is a technology that no one can own or control but anyone can use, it is the platform for Cryptocurrency. Blockchain as  applications for just about any enterprise involved in record-keeping, documentation, registrations and […]

Bitcoin, a Look at Where it is Going…

Bitcoin, a Look at Where it is Going…

Bitcoin, a Look at Where it is Going… $BTCUSD Saturday, Bitcoin finished + 1.61% at $6,950 then opened lower at $6,450.25 early Monday overseas. Currently, Bitcoin is trading at: 6,879.0049,+19.6797 or +0.29% as of 6:37a BST, the market is open. Saturday’s rise leaving Bitcoin off 17.8% from last Monday’s open through to Saturday’s close. For the Quarter and […]

Bitcoin: The Bulls Vs The Bears

Bitcoin: The Bulls Vs The Bears

Bitcoin: The Bulls Vs The Bears $BTCUSD Bitcoin started to look good Friday, and it rallied through to a mid-day high at $9,020 Saturday, before a late afternoon sell-off hit the broader cryptocurrency market. Bitcoin, could break through the 1st major resistance mark at $9,161.65, as investors locked in gains that led to Bitcoin falling […]

World Markets Fell This Week, Investors Fear Trade Wars

World Markets Fell This Week, Investors Fear Trade Wars

World Markets Fell This Week, Investors Fear Trade Wars $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The world’s stock markets fell Friday on investor fears that a trade conflict between the US and China might would escalate. A 3nd day of losses pushed US stocks to their worst week in 2 years. So far, China’s response to the […]

The Role of the US SEC in ICO Offerings

The Role of the US SEC in ICO Offerings

The Role of the US SEC in ICO Offerings As stated in the SEC mission statement, “The mission of the US Securities and Exchange Commission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.” The SEC was created by Congress in 1934 as the first federal regulator of securities markets following […]

Jack Dorsey, “Bitcoin Will Be the World’s Single Currency”

Jack Dorsey, “Bitcoin Will Be the World’s Single Currency”

Jack Dorsey, “Bitcoin Will Be the World’s Single Currency” $BTCUSD , $TWTR, $SQ Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) and Square (NYSE:SQ) CEO Jack Dorsey recently had very positive remarks about Bitcoin. He predicted the future of finance, suggesting that the “father of cryptocurrencies” is likely to become the world’s only currency within the next 10 years. Mr. Dorsey declared: […]

Professional Traders Profiting from Bitcoin Volatility

Professional Traders Profiting from Bitcoin Volatility

Professional Traders Profiting from Bitcoin Volatility $BTCUSD, $CBOE, $CME Buying and selling Bitcoin is one of the fastest and easiest ways of making money from cryptocurrency. With the value fluctuating so much during a day, it is a dream for any experienced investor or a trader. It is a nightmare for a civilian player. Bitcoin […]

Bitcoin Technical’s: MA ‘Death Cross’ Looms

Bitcoin Technical’s: MA ‘Death Cross’ Looms

Bitcoin Technical’s: MA ‘Death Cross’ Looms $BTCUSD The Death Cross pattern does not augur well for Bitcoin. Traders who look for future price direction in technical patterns are seeing indicators that suggest the leading digital currency may have further to fall. Currently, Bitcoin is trading at: 8,196.721680, +384.221680, +4.918033%, as of 5:37a GMT,  the market is open. Bitcoin’s 50-Day […]

The World’s “Really Rich” are Investing in Cryptocurrencies

The World’s “Really Rich” are Investing in Cryptocurrencies

The World’s “Really Rich” are Investing in Cryptocurrencies $BTCUSD Readers are asking: What are the world’s really rich doing when it comes to cryptocurrencies? What we do know from our experience is that a growing number of HNWIs (high- net-worth individuals) are attracted to ‘coins and tokens’. And that 21% of respondents in an annual […]

Retail Investors Pouring Money Into Managed Wealth Solutions

Retail Investors Pouring Money Into Managed Wealth Solutions

Retail Investors Pouring Money Into Managed Wealth Solutions $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX), the world’s largest private equity firm, plans to 2X assets under management over the next 5 years, and it wants individual investors to get the action. About 15 to 20% of Blackstone Group LP’s annual fundraising currently comes from retail […]

S&P 500 Finished Higher, Bonds Tumble

S&P 500 Finished Higher, Bonds Tumble

S&P 500 Finished Higher, Bonds Tumble $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US stocks ended Friday’s session higher, paring, as savvy investors believe that President Trump’s tough tariff talk will not translate into the most severe protectionist policies. Treasuries slumped as the Buck fell. The S&P 500 Index finish near session highs paring its weekly decliner to […]

“The US has Become a Nation of Day Traders”

“The US has Become a Nation of Day Traders”

“The US has Become a Nation of Day Traders” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $BTCUSD Many stock-market participants are no longer investing for the long term, they are day trading for tic by tic profits. Though the majority are losers. That is the take on the current state of the stock market, which has seen average speculators […]

Bitcoin Investors Know Not to ‘Fight the Tape’

Bitcoin Investors Know Not to ‘Fight the Tape’

Bitcoin Investors Know Not to ‘Fight the Tape’ $BTCUSD, $CME, $CBOE Just at the start of Y 2018 Bitcoin began trending towards $20,000. Thursday, it marked $10,000 on a bounce after correcting to $7,500. At that mark it was down 65% from its highs. Currently, Bitcoin is trading at: 9,862.84, -170.91, or -1.70%, as of 7:00a GMT, the […]

Savvy Traders Laud the Return of Market Volatility

Savvy Traders Laud the Return of Market Volatility

Savvy Traders Laud the Return of Market Volatility $VXX, $DIA After last week’s action, some market participants await a return to the calm, but that may not be in their longer-term interest to revert to the very unusual market conditions that we had before. What they should be looking for new is a market that […]

Insight into the Stock Markets’ ‘Quick’ Correction

Insight into the Stock Markets’ ‘Quick’ Correction

Insight into the Stock Markets’ ‘Quick’ Correction $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX As US stock markets conclude 1 of the worst weeks point-wise in history, below is a list of the Key things to know about the quick 9 day corrective action, as follows: It was driven by technicals, not fundamentals. The ongoing market correction does […]

Investors Buying Gold for Protection

Investors Buying Gold for Protection

Investors Buying Gold for Protection $GLD Participants who understand the need to diversify their portfolios know the ability of Gold to diversify an investment portfolio, and to protect assets from declines in the equity markets. Gold often moves in the opposite direction as stocks, gaining value as stocks lose value. Gold gained 13% last year, […]

Retail Investors Undeterred by Volatile US Stock Market

Retail Investors Undeterred by Volatile US Stock Market

Retail Investors Undeterred by Volatile US Stock Market $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Financial advisers across the US say that the volatility in the US stock market has not yet curtailed the appetite by small participants to put money in the stock market. Approximately 52% of Americans own stocks either directly or through a mutual fund, […]

Tesla (NASADQ:TSLA) Investors Searching for Returns Ignore Risk, Buy Bonds

Tesla (NASADQ:TSLA) Investors Searching for Returns Ignore Risk, Buy Bonds

Tesla (NASADQ:TSLA) Investors Searching for Returns Ignore Risk, Buy Bonds $TSLA Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) sold $546-M of auto lease-backed bonds Thursday. The debt deal allowed Tesla to pare the risk premiums it must pay on the notes. They were sold to yield between 2.3 and 5%. Investors had at the initial offered prices put in […]

The Big Q: Why are Crypto Exchanges Vulnerable to Hacks?

The Big Q: Why are Crypto Exchanges Vulnerable to Hacks?

The Big Q: Why are Crypto Exchanges Vulnerable to Hacks? $BTCUSD Blockchain technology can make transactions safe and secure, but crypto-currency exchanges that trade Bitcoins and other virtual currencies that are based on this technology have been hacked because they are not working on secure networks. Late last week, the Tokyo-based Coincheck exchange reported a […]

Market Health Flashing Green for Economy Growth

Market Health Flashing Green for Economy Growth

Market Health Flashing Green for Economy Growth $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The powers driving  US growth from the financial markets has not been this strong since the late 1990’s. Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s (NYSE:GS) index of financial conditions broke through its Internet bubble trough to reach a record low Monday, signaling that the economy may […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) the ‘Failures and Fury’

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) the ‘Failures and Fury’

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) the ‘Failures and Fury’ $TSLA Last Thursday, Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) declared that it is on track to achieve its production targets for the Model 3, directly contradicting a report of further delays and quality issues for its latest and most-affordable sedan. Tesla’s problems with battery production at its Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada, are […]

Davos Report: President Trump Offers American “Friendship & Partnership”

Davos Report: President Trump Offers American “Friendship & Partnership”

Davos Report: President Trump Offers American “Friendship & Partnership” President Trump lauded investing in the US to international companies Buying momentum running high as investors look to keep The Trump Rally going Currently, the S&P 500 futures Vs fair value: +10.00. NAS Comp futures Vs fair value: +36.30. Friday, US President Donald Trump offered “America’s […]

The Big Q: What Determines Bitcoin Price?

The Big Q: What Determines Bitcoin Price?

The Big Q: What Determines the Price of Bitcoin? $BTCUSD The Big A: Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency based on specifications outlined by Satoshi Nakamoto in Y 2009. Transactions are recorded in a blockchain, which shows the entire transaction history for each unit and is used to prove ownership. Processing transactions requires miners using computers to process blocks of […]

Blockchain Technology Will Deliver Full Transparency ‘Everywhere’

Blockchain Technology Will Deliver Full Transparency ‘Everywhere’

Blockchain Technology Will Deliver Full Transparency ‘Everywhere’ $BTCUSD We just attended the North American Bitcoin conference in beautiful Miami Florida. Over 4000 people attended. There were more millennial billionaires in one place then we’ll ever see again in my life. 30 plus companies/block chain purveyors presented at a cost of $20,000 per 15 minutes. Our […]

SEC Taking a Hard Look at ‘Overnight’ Digital Currency Companies

SEC Taking a Hard Look at ‘Overnight’ Digital Currency Companies

SEC Taking a Hard Look at ‘Overnight’ Digital Currency Companies $BTCUSD Monday, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) made it known that it is taking a hard look at public companies that change their name and/or business model in a bid to capitalize upon the investor frenzy, and hyperbole surrounding blockchain technology, SEC Chairman […]

Forex Traders Embrace the SmartPhone Era

Forex Traders Embrace the SmartPhone Era

Forex Traders Embrace the SmartPhone Era $USD, $JPY, $EUR, $GBP, $CNY The world’s biggest financial market, Forex, is embracing the SmartPhone era as investors find new ways to work when they are not on the trading floor. In a JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) survey of more than 400 institutional Fx, interest rates and commodities […]

Government ‘Watchdog’ Cracks Down of Fraudulent Digital Currency Operators

Government ‘Watchdog’ Cracks Down of Fraudulent Digital Currency Operators

Government ‘Watchdog’ Cracks Down of Fraudulent Digital Currency Operators $BTCUSD Friday, the US derivatives ‘watchdog’ said that it has filed charges against 3 separate virtual currency operators alleging the defendants had defrauded customers and broken other commodity trading rules, in a further sign regulators globally are cracking down on fraud in the ‘hot’ emerging asset […]

Bitcoin, How to Get to Yes Safely…

Bitcoin, How to Get to Yes Safely…

Bitcoin, How to Get to Yes Safely… $BTCUSD This week a Top division chief at the SEC outlined the commission’s concerns about the volatile-trading for cryptocurrency investments in a letter to 2 trade groups representing fund managers who have proffered a wide range of proposals for funds holding Bitcoin or related assets. The SEC’s division […]

Bitcoin’s ‘Hot’ and Coming to Real Estate Market

Bitcoin’s ‘Hot’ and Coming to Real Estate Market

Bitcoin’s ‘Hot’ and Coming to Real Estate Market $BTCUSD Bitcoin fever has hit the US real estate market, especially in Florida, offering foreign investors a way to avoid currency controls at home and US economic sanctions. As of the end of Y 2017, the digital currency was listed as a way to pay for some […]

Review: Bitcoin’s Tough Week

Review: Bitcoin’s Tough Week

Review: Bitcoin’s Tough Week $BTCUSD, $CME One of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchanges has been down for hours and its clients are starting to stress. Kraken went offline at 9:00p PST Wednesday for maintenance that was initially scheduled to last 2 hours, plus an additional 2-3 hours for withdrawals, according to an announcement on the San Francisco-based […]

Market Outlook: Bullish, Americans are Underinvested

Market Outlook: Bullish, Americans are Underinvested

Market Outlook: Bullish, Americans are Underinvested $SPY Friday, BlackRock’s  (NYSE:BLK) CEO Larry Fink said he is “quite bullish” on stocks because of robust economic global growth. The US economy and the global economies “are strong enough to continue the upward bias on equities,” he said in a TV interview. We are “quite bullish” “We believe […]

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 […]

Bitcoins are Here to Stay, They are Not Tulip Bulbs

Bitcoins are Here to Stay, They are Not Tulip Bulbs

Bitcoins are Here to Stay, They are Not Tulip Bulbs $BTCUSD, $CME, $CBOE Bitcoin is here to stay, and when supply is limited and demand increases, the price goes up. And when speculators drive the prices up, we can expect a major correction, after the correction, the real value of Bitcoin will be seen. Y […]

Forex Morning Briefing: Bitcoin Bounces on Founder’s Fund Interest

Forex Morning Briefing: Bitcoin Bounces on Founder’s Fund Interest

Bitcoin: Professional Traders Up Net Shorts At Year’s End $BTCUSD, $CME, $CBOE, $FB Trading in Bitcoin is volatile, while .DXY takes a beating In November, Bitcoin fell almost 30% in 4 days from $7,888 to $5,555. In September, it fell 40% from $4,979 to $2,972. And ETF specialist asset manager focused on technology, said in his newsletter […]

Bitcoin: Professional Traders Up Net Shorts At Year’s End

Bitcoin: Professional Traders Up Net Shorts At Year’s End

Bitcoin: Professional Traders Up Net Shorts At Year’s End $BTCUSD, $CME, $CBOE Trading in Bitcoin is volatile. In November, Bitcoin fell almost 30% in 4 days from $7,888 to $5,555. In September, it fell 40% from $4,979 to $2,972. And ETF specialist asset manager focused on technology, said in his newsletter that investors had displayed […]

Fine Arts Investing in 2018 and Beyond

Fine Arts Investing in 2018 and Beyond

Fine Arts Investing in 2018 and Beyond $BAC, $SCHW Global managed money, US hedge funds and some of the world’s biggest banks have embraced the predictive properties of machine learning to spot patterns and guide their investment decisions. Could this branch of AI (artificial intelligence) be used to divine the vagaries of the fines arts […]

Fueling the Fire of Bitcoin: Knowledge is Power

Fueling the Fire of Bitcoin: Knowledge is Power

Fueling the Fire of Bitcoin: Knowledge is Power $BTCUSD, $CME, $CBOE, $GS 1st Main Street, then LaSalle Street, and now Wall Street bring new interest to the Bitcoin market The futures markets have shown that investors want to gain exposure to Bitcoin in a regulated manner without having to store the underlying asset, aka price […]

Saudi Stock Exchange Upgrades Systems

Saudi Stock Exchange Upgrades Systems

Saudi Stock Exchange Upgrades Systems The upgrade will enable market members to provide new categories of securities and services to investors The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) has announced an agreement with Nasdaq to develop new clearing and settlements systems. The deal will see the current Tadawul registration, filing and settlement system replaced by a central […]

Bitcoin On Wall Street, Opens Strong

Bitcoin On Wall Street, Opens Strong

Bitcoin On Wall Street, Opens Strong $BTCUSD, $CBOE , $CME $GBTUSD Just 4 hours after its debut on Cboe Global Markets Inc.’s (NASDAQ:CBOE) Bitcoin futures, the contracts spiked more than 20% and triggered 2 trading halts designed to cool volatility. Dealers said initial volumes exceeded expectations, while traffic on Cboe’s website was so strong that […]

Bitcoin Futures Trading Enters ‘Mainstream’ Finance

Bitcoin Futures Trading Enters ‘Mainstream’ Finance

Bitcoin Futures Trading Enters ‘Mainstream’ Finance $BTCUSD, $CME, $CBOE Currently Bitcoin is trading at: 15,879.9951, +1,810.98, or +12.87% Trading in Bitcoin futures opens Sunday evening in Chicago, as the 1st major US exchange offers a product pegged to the wildly fluctuating cryptocurrency. The currency has risen more than 1,000% this year, and about 80% in the past […]

A Few Investors Can Rock the Bitcoin Market at Will

A Few Investors Can Rock the Bitcoin Market at Will

A Few Investors Can Rock the Bitcoin Market at Will $BTCUSD Caution, about 1,000 people own 40% of the Bitcoin market Information sharing are legal, as Bitcoin is a digital currency and not a security. Currently, Bitcoin is trading 13,769.3848, -2,318.96, or -14.41% at the close: 4:10a GMT, over 20% off its highs of the week ended 8 […]

All Savvy Market Investors Are Prepared for a 10% Correction

All Savvy Market Investors Are Prepared for a 10% Correction

All Savvy Market Investors Are Prepared for a 10% Correction $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX All savvy investors know that it is just a matter of time before this Bull market leg hit end and the market will have a healthy 9-11% correction. A 10% correction could come at any time, and particularly when the market […]

Futures Market Looms, Bitcoin Climbs to $12,000

Futures Market Looms, Bitcoin Climbs to $12,000

Futures Market Looms, Bitcoin Climbs to $12,000 $BTCUSD, $CME, $CBOE Bitcoin surpassed $12,000 for the 1st time on investor’s speculation that the widespread use of futures will help lead to digital currencies being viewed as a legitimate asset class for mainstream investors. Bitcoin is currently trading at: 12,219.9951+493.40 (+4.21%), as of 5:27a GMT. Market open. The […]

DJIA Post Another Record, Investors See Tax Cuts Ahead

DJIA Post Another Record, Investors See Tax Cuts Ahead

DJIA Post Another Record, Investors See Tax Cuts Ahead $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The DJIA marked aother record high Monday, with banks and retailers surging and tech falling as investors realigned their portfolios in hopes of benefiting from expected corporate tax cuts. The S&P 500 ended with a small loss after hitting an intra-day all-time […]

Bitcoin Is Not a ‘Fraud,’ It is Not for Long-Term Investors

Bitcoin Is Not a ‘Fraud,’ It is Not for Long-Term Investors

Bitcoin Is Not a ‘Fraud,’ It is Not for Long-Term Investors $BTCUSD, $CME, $CBOE Many economic guru do not think Bitcoin is a “fraud” but do not recommend it for long-term investors. Bitcoin is currently trading at $11,381. 8154, +233.261, or 2.09% in the world market. Anyone looking to put money into Bitcoin needs to […]

Bitcoin Bears Have Sharp Teeth, Big Appetites and Deep Pockets

Bitcoin Bears Have Sharp Teeth, Big Appetites and Deep Pockets

Bitcoin Bears Have Sharp Teeth, Big Appetites and Deep Pockets The Data Show That Nearly 50% of ICO Investors are Europeans $BTCUSD $CME, $CBOE Nearly 50% of the cash that has poured into newly issued ICOs (cryptocurrencies) in recent years has been raised in Europe, research published Thursday showed. The report by Atomico, one of Europe’s […]

President Trump’s Policies Have Investors In a Happy Frame

President Trump’s Policies Have Investors In a Happy Frame

President Trump’s Policies Have Investors In a Happy Frame $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Iconic investor, Carl Icahn said the market’s rise to record highs shows signs of euphoria, when investors think they can do no wrong and they have been right since 8 November 2016 when Donald J. Trump was elected President. “I really think […]

Investors Buy the Dips, Market Continues to Extend The Trump Rally

Investors Buy the Dips, Market Continues to Extend The Trump Rally

Investors Buy the Dips, Market Continues to Extend The Trump Rally $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Strategy: In an uptrend, when markets fall, buy. 2 weeks ago stocks encountered headwinds and a wide range of risk assets came under pressure in the week ended 18 November, and some market observers again declared the end of what […]

Marijuana Stocks Have a Dark Secret

Marijuana Stocks Have a Dark Secret

Marijuana Stocks Have a Dark Secret The Marijuana industry is growing, and investors are beginning to take notice. According to Cowen & Co., legal Marijuana sales in the US have the opportunity to reach $50-M annually by Y 2026. Analysts are projecting compound annual growth of 26% in North America through Y 2021. Few American […]

Musk’s ‘Production Hell” Burns Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Cash a Record Pace

Musk’s ‘Production Hell” Burns Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Cash a Record Pace

Musk’s ‘Production Hell” Burns Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Cash a Record Pace $TSLA, $F, $RACE Elon Musk declared last week that he is designing a new sports car that could go from Zero to 60 mph in 1.9 secs signaling that he now want to compete with the world’s #1 automotive brand, Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) The hypemiester CEO […]

The Big Q: Will Bitcoin End this Year at $10,000?

The Big Q: Will Bitcoin End this Year at $10,000?

The Big Q: Will Bitcoin End this Year at $10,000? $BTCUSD Hedge fund manager Mike Novogratz, 52 anni, is starting a $500-M fund to invest in cryptocurrencies, and he says the Bitcoin rally still has legs. After surging more than 7X since December 2016, the largest digital currency will end the year at $10,000 from […]

France’s Macron Takes Europe’s Center Stage, Germany’s Merkel Stumbles

France’s Macron Takes Europe’s Center Stage, Germany’s Merkel Stumbles

France’s Macron Takes Europe’s Center Stage, Germany’s Merkel Stumbles He has a big head and bigger ideas French President Emmanuel Macron, 39 anni, looks like the best hope to salvage a unified Europe, as Britain drifts away and Germany get mired. The role of Knight in shining armor is one Macron relishes, whether he’s standing […]

Tax Cuts Do Boost Large and Small Business Investment

Tax Cuts Do Boost Large and Small Business Investment

Tax Cuts Do Boost Large and Small Business Investment $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Fact: Lower corporate tax rates will lead to more investment projects and thus more aggregate economic activity. When companies, big and small, have more “free cash” at hand, they tend to invest more, and this effect is distinct from any effect of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

1 Year Into Trump Presidency, Investment Funds Show Strong Growth

1 Year Into Trump Presidency, Investment Funds Show Strong Growth

1 Year Into Trump Presidency, Investment Funds Show Strong Growth $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Assets managed by US-based funds have grown substantially, led by equity funds, since Donald Trump won the US Presidency 1 year ago. Though financial markets have been broadly skeptical about the ability of The Trump Presidency to pass significant political reforms […]

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 […]

The Trump Rally is Almost 1 Year Old

The Trump Rally is Almost 1 Year Old

The Trump Rally is Almost 1 Year Old $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $AAPL Friday, the US major stock market indexes finished the longest string of weekly gainers since Y 2013 as Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) results and strong services sector data added to the continuing and growing optimism in the economy. US Dollar (.DXY) index rose, […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Trump Rally Extends Marking Another Record Close

The Trump Rally Extends Marking Another Record Close

The Trump Rally Extends Marking Another Record Close $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX  Investors bought the Dip DJIA outperforms Super earnings reports from Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) and 3M (NYSE:MMM) The market’s rally to record highs since last year’s US Presidential election has the feeling of being risk-free, as the S&P 500 established a record of 243 trading […]

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. […]

Gold Vs Fed, What’s in Store for the Precious Yellow Metal

Gold Vs Fed, What’s in Store for the Precious Yellow Metal

Gold Vs Fed, What’s in Store for the Precious Yellow Metal $GLD Some analysts speculate that investors in equities might turn, and take profits now that the Fed plans to let up to $6-B of US Treasury debt and $4-T in MBS (mortgage back securities)to mature every month without reinvesting the proceeds. Those amounts will […]

President Trump Ends ‘War’ on Investors and Investing

President Trump Ends ‘War’ on Investors and Investing

President Trump Ends ‘War’ on Investors and Investing $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX President Donald Trump is “ending the punishment of investment,” and businesses are “very positive” about the economic future. Analyst Larry Kudlow said in a TV interview Sunday, that investors should “fear not.” “There’s a lot momentum building in Washington… for the tax cuts,” […]

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 […]

A Quiet Day on Wall Street, Posting Record Highs

A Quiet Day on Wall Street, Posting Record Highs

A Quiet Day on Wall Street, Posting Record Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $WFC Wall Street extended The Trump Rally marking record highs Wednesday on quiet trade. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson denied NBC’s report that he considered resigning, allaying fears of fresh turmoil in The Trump Administration. The S&P 500 and the NAS […]

You and the US Stock Market: Big Q’s & A’s

You and the US Stock Market: Big Q’s & A’s

You and the US Stock Market: Big Q’s & A’s $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The US and global stock markets have hit record highs this year, as investors celebrate their gainers. But the record do not seem instilling a sense of excitement in everyone. Some investors are nervous, certain that a major correction is overdue, […]

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 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 […]

China To Post the FDI ‘Negative’ List Soon

China To Post the FDI ‘Negative’ List Soon

China To Post the FDI ‘Negative’ List Soon China will roll out a negative list for foreign investment, which has been tested in pilot FTZ’s (free-trade zones). The negative list model, which states the sectors and businesses that are off limits to foreign investment, will be adopted nationwide as early as Y 2018. “Introduction of […]

Investors Not Overly Concerned About NKorea’s Terror “Antics”

Investors Not Overly Concerned About NKorea’s Terror “Antics”

Investors Not Overly Concerned About NKorea’s Terror “Antics” $JPM JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) CEO Jamie Dimon said NKorea a ‘terrible threat’ but markets should not expect a bad outcome. Mr. Dimon explained it would be a mistake for investors to rush to rash decisions on concerns of a nuclear war. “I think there’s a higher chance of […]

The Effects of the Shortened T+2 Settlement Cycle

The Effects of the Shortened T+2 Settlement Cycle

The Effects of the Shortened T+2 Settlement Cycle In March 2017, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) adopted amended Rule 15c6-1(a) which shortens the standard trade settlement cycle for most broker-dealer securities transactions from three business days (known as T+3) to two business days, (known as T+2). On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, […]

Top 10 Nationalities of Real Estate Investors in Dubai

Top 10 Nationalities of Real Estate Investors in Dubai

Top 10 Nationalities of Real Estate Investors in Dubai Emiratis made the most number of transactions between January 2016 and June 2017 The Dubai Land Department (DLD) has revealed a list of the Top 10 nationalities of real estate investors in Dubai between January 2016 and the end of June 2017. Overall, people from 217 […]

Gold Rises to 2017 Highs on NKorea Missile Test, Stocks Ignore Event

Gold Rises to 2017 Highs on NKorea Missile Test, Stocks Ignore Event

Gold Rises to 2017 Highs on NKorea Missile Test, Stocks Ignore Event $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Investors Shrug Off NKorean Missile Launch Gold rallied to the highest level this year after North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan, boosting haven demand. Palladium extended a rally and platinum rose above $1,000 an ounce. NKorea rattled […]

Yellen and Draghi Open Jackson Hole Symposium Friday

Yellen and Draghi Open Jackson Hole Symposium Friday

Yellen and Draghi Open Jackson Hole Symposium Friday $USD, $DXY, $EUR The Jackson Hole Symposium is this week’s most anticipated event, in part due to a severe lack of other newsworthy market stories but also because two very important central bankers are scheduled to appear. The Fed and the ECB are not only 2 of […]

Risk Appetite Returns, Investors Pour $1.48-B into Tech ETF

Risk Appetite Returns, Investors Pour $1.48-B into Tech ETF

Risk Appetite Returns, Investors Pour $1.48-B into Tech ETF $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Investors sank $1.48-B into the PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1 Tuesday. That’s the 4th-largest inflow into the industry’s benchmark exchange-traded fund in the past 5 years, and the 2nd-biggest commitment among US-listed ETFs in yesterday’s trading session. Valuation fears and fragile market […]

Investors are saying, “Stocks Are Too Expensive”

Investors are saying, “Stocks Are Too Expensive”

Investors are saying, “Stocks Are Too Expensive” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Caution Signals Blinking Many professional investors (46%) saying stock markets are overvalued, Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s monthly fund manager poll showed Tuesday. The survey, which polled 202 asset managers with $587-B under management, was carried out between 4-10 August, and showed cash levels […]

Update: Expo 2020

Update: Expo 2020

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, visited the Expo 2020 Dubai Site Office today and said he was encouraged by the developments on site. During the visit, His Highness was accompanied by H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, […]

Hong Kong is the World’s Top Stock Market

Hong Kong is the World’s Top Stock Market

Hong Kong is the World’s Top Stock Market $HSI, $TCEHY, $PNGAY, $AAPL, $FB Among the world’s biggest stock markets, there have not been any better investments YTD than Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index But under the surface of that 25% rise, gains are getting more concentrated, and that means for some shares, volatility is on […]

Marijuana ‘Haze’ Covers Canada, TMX Debating US Policy

Marijuana ‘Haze’ Covers Canada, TMX Debating US Policy

Marijuana ‘Haze’ Covers Canada, TMX Debating US Policy Canada’s stock market has been focused on the Cannabis industry opening up, but the country’s largest stock exchange is grappling with how to deal with Cannabis related companies that have investments in the US, where marijuana is banned by federal law. There could be more certainty soon, there […]

Global Stock Investors Seeing Record Market Highs

Global Stock Investors Seeing Record Market Highs

Global Stock Investors Seeing Record Market Highs $DIA, $SPY, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Year to Date (YTD) investors in global stock markets are seeing record highs. Record marks for the widely-followed country indexes occurred in the context of notably low volatility, adding to investor comfort and a sense of accomplishment. All of this was accompanied […]

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