Millennials to Spend Big Money on Pets This Holiday Season

Millennials to Spend Big Money on Pets This Holiday Season

Millennials to Spend Big Money on Pets This Holiday Season Millennials love their pets, and that love’s showing up on their holiday credit-card bills. The much-discussed generation of shoppers, known for their industry-disrupting tastes, will spend heavily on their pets this holiday season, more than 2X what consumers overall are expected to spend, according to a […]

F1: Liberty Media Fuels a Air of Uncertainty, Stock Tanks

F1: Liberty Media Fuels a Air of Uncertainty, Stock Tanks

F1: Liberty Media Fuels a Air of Uncertainty, Stock Tanks $RACE, $FWONK Liberty Media claims that F1 reversing stock price may have been fueled by an air of uncertainty over if it will strike a new deal with the 10 racing Teams before their current contract expires in years. Liberty bought F1 for $4.6-B, and […]

Chinese Investors Sentiment is Very Weak, Conditions Abroad Have Little Influence

Chinese Investors Sentiment is Very Weak, Conditions Abroad Have Little Influence

Chinese Investors Sentiment is Very Weak, Conditions Abroad Have Little Influence $ALMMF, $CHL, $PTR Market sentiment is very weak. President Xi’s government is struggling to dispel such gloom and talk stock prices back up with promises of tax cuts, more bank lending and a media campaign. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index sank 30% from January […]

Michigan’s Goal: Build a Lucrative Marijuana Industry from the Ground Up

Michigan’s Goal: Build a Lucrative Marijuana Industry from the Ground Up

Michigan’s Goal: Build a Lucrative Marijuana Industry from the Ground Up Michigan’s is planning to build a lucrative cannabis industry from the ‘ground up’ with passage of a ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana on Tuesday. It could do so by serving as a model for the rest of the Midwest, and possibly beyond. Michigan […]

Do Not Get Distracted By Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Q-3 Profitability

Do Not Get Distracted By Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Q-3 Profitability

Do Not Get Distracted By Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Q-3 Profitability $TSLA Tesla posted an impressive Q-3 profit Wednesday, and the company’s top-line revenue was more stunning. The money flowing toward Tesla is more important than whether it makes or loses money on a Quarterly basis. As Tesla grows, questions could arise over its monopoly status in the EV sector, and use […]

If You Win the $1.6-M in the Mega Millions Lottery, You Still Need a Financial Plan

If You Win the $1.6-M in the Mega Millions Lottery, You Still Need a Financial Plan

If You Win the $1.6-M in the Mega Millions Lottery, You Still Need a Financial Plan Playing the lottery has become the new version of the American Dream for many people. There have been no Mega Millions jackpot winners since 24 July, so the jackpot will be at least $1.6-B for Tuesday’s drawing. That payout will be […]

National Mandate for a Big GOP Victory in November, Brings Overseas Investors to US

National Mandate for a Big GOP Victory in November, Brings Overseas Investors to US

National Mandate for a Big GOP Victory in November, Brings Overseas Investors to US $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The 2018 midterm elections only 17 days away, + the political and earnings seasons are in full swing with the S&P 500 numbers coming in higher that expected with 20% of the member reported. The Big […]

Disruption and Investors’ Fear of Missing Out

Disruption and Investors’ Fear of Missing Out

Disruption and Investors’ Fear of Missing Out $NFLX, $TSLA A new study from UC Riverside and the Rotterdam School of Management finds that fear of missing out motivates investors to give money early to startups with a disruptive vision. Many early backers are reluctant to invest too much in unproven ideas that might not take […]

This is All You Need to Know About Bitcoin and Blockchain

This is All You Need to Know About Bitcoin and Blockchain

This is All You Need to Know About Bitcoin and Blockchain $BTCUSD, $BLCN  Bitcoin and the alternative cryptocurrencies, aka altcoins, are cryptic to say the least. Some people consider bitcoin a currency, others an investment and still others a store of value. Even government agencies cannot agree on what bitcoin really is. The IRS treats it […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Elon Musk Future Uncertain, Criminal Charges Maybe Ahead

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Elon Musk Future Uncertain, Criminal Charges Maybe Ahead

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Elon Musk Future Uncertain, Criminal Charges Maybe Ahead $TSLA Sell all rallies in Tesla is still our call CEO Elon Musk’s future with Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is a bit clearer after the company settled a securities fraud lawsuit with the SEC, but there are other clouds hanging over the niche EV maker. Under an […]

Swiss Bankers Raise $104-M to Establish Crypto Financial Services Company

Swiss Bankers Raise $104-M to Establish Crypto Financial Services Company

Swiss Bankers Raise $104-M to Establish Crypto Financial Services Company $BTC, $ETH Seba Crypto AG, a Swiss financial services company run by ex-UBS Group AG bankers, said it raised money as it seeks to become 1 of the world’s 1st regulated banks to let consumers trade paper (fiat) money into cryptocurrency. The Zug HQ’d company […]

Mt Gox Trustee Sold $230-M in Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash Since March

Mt Gox Trustee Sold $230-M in Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash Since March

Mt Gox Trustee Sold $230-M in Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash Since March $BTC, $BTH, $USD, $JPY The trustee for the now-defunct Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Mt. Gox has revealed new details about the pace of cryptocurrency sales as part of the firm’s bankruptcy and rehabilitation process. Attorney Nobuaki Kobayashi explained in a 25 September notice on the […]

Cryptocurrencies, the Week in Review

Cryptocurrencies, the Week in Review

Cryptocurrencies, the Week in Review $BTCUSD, $ETHUSD,$XRPUSD Most all of the Top 10 digital currencies by market cap posted gainers, with some coins seeing dramatic increases in value quickly. Industry leader Bitcoin is trading above 6,700 as of 1:00p EDT Friday, that marked a gainer of 4%+ from that time 1 day prior, according to data […]

Bitcoin (BTC) and Other Digital Currencies Hacked in Japan to the Tune of $60,000,000

Bitcoin (BTC) and Other Digital Currencies Hacked in Japan to the Tune of $60,000,000

Bitcoin (BTC) and Other Digital Currencies Hacked in Japan to the Tune of $60,000,000 Bitcoin can be used for payment at 50,000 stores in Tokyo alone $BTCUSD Bitcoin (BTC) and other digital currency worth around Japanese Yen 6.7-B (or US$60-M) has been stolen in Japan following a hacking attack, a virtual exchange operator said Thursday. […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) VP of Global Supply Management Ankles the Ailing EV Maker

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) VP of Global Supply Management Ankles the Ailing EV Maker

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) VP of Global Supply Management Ankles the Ailing EV Maker $TSLA Liam O’Connor is another 1 of a of Tesla execs to exit due to current DOJ (criminal) and SEC investigative climate. Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is losing yet another executive in a string of departures going back months. This time, according to a report Thursday, […]

No Provision for WALL, No Spending

No Provision for WALL, No Spending

No Provision for Wall, No Spending President Donald Trump Thursday hammered an extensive continuing resolution passed by the Senate earlier this week, calling it “ridiculous” and demanding to know where the money for border security will come from. “I want to know, where is the money for Border Security and the WALL in this ridiculous Spending Bill, […]

Islamic State’s Use of Bitcoin (BTC) May Be Over Very Soon

Islamic State’s Use of Bitcoin (BTC) May Be Over Very Soon

Islamic State’s Use of Bitcoin (BTC) May Be Over Very Soon $BTCUSD Like cash, the anonymity of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have attracted criminals and terrorists to the digital coins over recent past. That could soon all be over after the President of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), Marshall Billingslea, said the group will likely agree […]

Tropical Storm Florence’s Effect on the Commodities Markets

Tropical Storm Florence’s Effect on the Commodities Markets

Tropical Storm Florence’s Effect on the Commodities Markets $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY The impact of Florence chases Hogs to higher marks Soybean steady post-WASDE. Corn falls to the bottom of its trading range. Wheat declines sharply. Cotton remains firm on Florence. Meats move higher, though it is off-season for demand. As Florence bore down on the Carolinas, […]

Cryptocurrencies are Becoming More Stable

Cryptocurrencies are Becoming More Stable

Cryptocurrencies are Becoming More Stable $BTC, $ETH Let’s examines Key factors in the growth of the cryptocurrency industry, and what regulators are doing to mitigate the risks It is an encouraging sign that the cryptocurrency community and regulators have been quick to evolve and respond to risks that have been identified in the market. For […]

Emerging Market Rout Approaching Bottom

Emerging Market Rout Approaching Bottom

Emerging Market Rout Approaching Bottom $USD, $AUD, $NZD Franklin Templeton Investments says the rout in emerging markets may be nearing a bottom, but says that there are still countries like the Philippines that will suffer. Given the uncertainty, the money manager is keeping a net neutral USD position, while making trades including shorting the Philippine […]

Can, Will Precious Metals Rise From the Mat?

Can, Will Precious Metals Rise From the Mat?

Can, Will Precious Metals Rise From the Mat? $GLD, $SLV, $MTAFF Gold finished +0.7% to 1210.80 oz in NY Wednesday People are asking me: Can the precious metals rise from the mat? The Big A: Yes. It is important to note that when 2 of the 5 sentiment indicator shift to more positive sentiment, to […]

Until There are Clear and Present Regulated Guidelines Cryptocurrency will Not be a Robust, Legitimate Asset Class

Until There are Clear and Present Regulated Guidelines Cryptocurrency will Not be a Robust, Legitimate Asset Class

Until There are Clear and Present Regulated Guidelines Cryptocurrency will Not be a Robust, Legitimate Asset Class $BTCUSD,$CME, $Cboe There is and has been talk on The Street about financial institutions adding crypto services to their offerings, raising new funds for digital currencies, and even launching dedicated trading desks. But until institutional investors have a regulated, […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO, Elon Musk Filmed Smoking Marijuana, Stock Dives

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO, Elon Musk Filmed Smoking Marijuana, Stock Dives

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO, Elon Musk Filmed Smoking Marijuana, Stock Dives $TSLA Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEo Elon Musk was filmed smoking marijuana, drinking whiskey and wielding a sword just hours before the automaker said its accounting chief would leave after a 1-month stint, the latest in a string of unusual behavior and executive departures that is […]

Comey and Mueller Leveraged Their Government Ties For Profit

Comey and Mueller Leveraged Their Government Ties For Profit

James Comey and Robert Mueller Leveraged Their Government Ties For Profit $LMT US President Donald Trump slammed fired FBI director James Comey in a Monday Tweet, returning to his claim that the probe by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2016 Election is a “witch hunt.” “Mueller is Comey’s best friend,” President […]

Crypto Bear Market Hammers Bitcoin Cash

Crypto Bear Market Hammers Bitcoin Cash

Crypto Bear Market Hammers Bitcoin Cash $BCHUSD This year’s Bear market in cryptocurrencies has really punished investors who bought Bitcoin (BTC) at the height of cryptomania last year. But, losses have been even more painful for those who invested in promising rival BCH. Bitcoin Cash (BCH), an offshoot of Bitcoin that launched on 1 August […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Chairman said His EV Company “will remain public”

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Chairman said His EV Company “will remain public”

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Chairman said His EV Company “will remain public” $TSLA Late Friday When Wall Street Was Asleep, Musk Declared Tesla Will Remain Public Almost 3 weeks ago on 7 August, (NASDAQ:TSLA) Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, Tweeted from his care while driving to the airport, that he was planning to take the company private in […]

Global Investors Buying US Stocks, S&P 500 at Record Highs

Global Investors Buying US Stocks, S&P 500 at Record Highs

Global Investors Buying US Stocks, S&P 500 at Record Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Global Investors bought into US stocks this week which set their longest-ever market rally. That action declared the end of a “tsunami” of tech fund inflows which have driven the market higher, noting tiny inflows of $0.1-B this week after […]

US Bank Shares Off on Fears of Turkey’s Lira Dive

US Bank Shares Off on Fears of Turkey’s Lira Dive

US Bank Shares Off on Fears of Turkey’s Lira Dive $GS, $BAC, $BK Monday, US bank shares fell for a 3rd straight session running as investor appetite for risk weakened on worries that a currency crisis in Turkey would spread to other countries. The Turkish Lira has collapsed on concerns about President Tayyip Erdogan’s increasing […]

Bitcoin (BTC) the Pain Extends…

Bitcoin (BTC) the Pain Extends…

Bitcoin (BTC) the Pain Extends… $BTCUSD Friday all major digital coins posted losses. Bitcoin BTCUSD, -1.26% the world’s largest digital currency, was last changing hands at 6,385.77, down 1.9% since Thursday at 5:00 on the Kraken cryptocurrency exchange. The outlook for Bitcoin is weal. This chart is grim meaning there a way to go before this over. During […]

Where is the ‘420’ Money Coming from Elon?

Where is the ‘420’ Money Coming from Elon?

Where is the ‘420’ Money Coming from Elon? $TSLA Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk still has not said where the Money to take Tesla private at ‘420’ would come from. Tuesday, Elon Musk did not just say he was considering taking Tesla private Tuesday. He said the funding to do so was “secured.” No one knows […]

Democrats are Running on Socialism and Anger

Democrats are Running on Socialism and Anger

Democrats are Running for Election on Socialism and Anger They have No message, No messenger and No money Friday’s news that America’s economy continues to grow with more jobs and less unemployment under President Donald Trump, Democrats are running scared because “they have no message, they have no messenger,’  a national spokesperson for the our […]

Judge Cannot Block President Trump’s Defunding of Sanctuary Cities

Judge Cannot Block President Trump’s Defunding of Sanctuary Cities

Judge Cannot Block President Trump’s Defunding of Sanctuary Cities President Donald Trump’s executive order threatening to withhold funding from “sanctuary cities” that limit cooperation with immigration authorities is unconstitutional, but a judge went too far when he blocked its enforcement nationwide, a US appeals court ruled Wednesday. In a 2-1 ruling, the 9th US Circuit […]

Stress for Millennials: Money, Health or Politics

Stress for Millennials: Money, Health or Politics

Stress for Millennials: Money, Health or Politics Millennials say their finances cause them more stress than politics, work or health, according to a new study. “Politics is a huge stress for people and we know work is a big stress,” says Michael Katchen, CEO and co-founder of Wealthsimple, the online investment management service behind the […]

‘Never Say Die’ the End of Aging

‘Never Say Die’ the End of Aging

‘Never Say Die’ the End of Aging “The value is in living well…not living forever.” Aubrey de Grey, 55 anni, is not an ordinary scientist. He has dedicated over a decade to prove to everyone that it is indeed possible to live for over 1,000 years while healthy, happy, and vibrant. Known for his book […]

Hong Kong Horse Racing: 2018 Prize Money

Hong Kong Horse Racing: 2018 Prize Money

Hong Kong Horse Racing: 2018 Prize Money The Stewards have decided that with effect from 16 July 2018 the rates for Prize Money, Entry Fees, Riding Fees, Training Fee, Livery Charges and Contributions to Retired Racehorse Programme are as follows :- PRIZE  MONEY CLASS 1……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… $2,625,000 CLASS 2……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… $1,950,000 CLASS 3……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… $1,380,000 CLASS 4………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… $920,000 […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) ‘People’ are asking “Who is Louis Camilleri”

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) ‘People’ are asking “Who is Louis Camilleri”

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) ‘People’ are asking “Who is Louis Camilleri” $RACE, $MO Louis Camilleri is the current Chairman of Altria and the new CEO of Ferrari At the close of the 2006 F1 season, cigarette advertising was banned from the cars on the grid. The most prominent and widely recognized brand/car package was the Red, Black and White […]

Financial Advisors Have to Take Notice of Cryprocurrency Investments

Financial Advisors Have to Take Notice of Cryprocurrency Investments

Financial Advisors Have to Take Notice of Cryprocurrency Investments $BTCUSD, $ETHUSD Perhaps the most interest among everyday investors in several years are cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or Ethereum. But, the majority of financial planners are less excited. Wirehouses including: UBS (NYSE:UBS), Merrill Lynch Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) and Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) have forbidden their advisors from buying and selling […]

China’s Ban on Cryptocurrency ‘Killed’ Bitcoin Trading

China’s Ban on Cryptocurrency ‘Killed’ Bitcoin Trading

China’s Ban on Cryptocurrency ‘Killed’ Bitcoin Trading $BTCUSD China’s central bank has hailed it’s cryptocurrency crackdown a complete success. Declared by the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) and reported by state media, data apparently shows that the Chinese currency is now involved in less than 1% of all Bitcoin trades worldwide. The Big A: How did this happen? […]

Bitcoin Domination or Hyperbitcoinization?

Bitcoin Domination or Hyperbitcoinization?

Bitcoin Domination or Hyperbitcoinization? $BTCUSD Hyperbitcoinization is a state in which Bitcoin is expected to become the world’s dominant form of money. The fact that the digital currency is socially wired should work to its advantage when it comes to exponential adoption. Cryptocurrencies enthusiasts expect Bitcoin to displace legacy paper (fiat) currencies and become the […]

Wall Street Pulls Support from Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA)

Wall Street Pulls Support from Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA)

Wall Street Pulls Support from Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) $TSLA Key Indicators Turning Very Bearish Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk is on Twitter scolding news organizations for quoting analysts with a Bearish view of his struggling EV maker. Of the 31 Analysts covering the stock, 10 say to sell, or 32%, meaning the Bears are coming out […]

Dutch ‘Speed Trader’ Jumps in Cryptocurrencies

Dutch ‘Speed Trader’ Jumps in Cryptocurrencies

Dutch ‘Speed Trader’ Jumps in Cryptocurrencies $BTCUSD, $ETHUSD The EU’s largest trader of ETFs has moved into cryptocurrencies, ignoring regulator’s cautioning consumers and institutions not to buy or sell digital currencies. The Amsterdam-based speed trader Flow Traders NV is making markets in the 1st exchange-traded notes based on Bitcoin and Ether. XBT Provider, an issuer of […]

Polychain and the Future of Digital Assets

Polychain and the Future of Digital Assets

Polychain and the Future of Digital Assets $BTCUSD, $ETHUSD, $CME, $CBOE Today it is mostly crypto enthusiasts and technologists trading their assets. Tomorrow it will mostly institutions trading crypto assets. The professional traders have taken over from the ‘hobbyists’ Earlier this year, Polychain became the 1st crypto fund with more than $1-B in assets under […]

‘Hope’ Is Not A Keen Business Strategy

‘Hope’ Is Not A Keen Business Strategy

‘Hope’ Is Not A Keen Business Strategy As anyone who writes a book can attest, it’s both gratifying and nerve-racking to see how the ideas resonate with your readers. Since my colleagues and I wrote Strategy Beyond the Hockey Stick, we have been circling the globe discussing the research with the media, at conferences and, most […]

Why Bitcoin Should Work

Why Bitcoin Should Work

Why Bitcoin Should Work  $GS, $BTCUSD In a recent interview at the Economic Club of New York, Goldman Sachs CEO, Loyd Blankfein, said he adopted a cautiously positive tone towards bitcoin, terming it a “consensus currency” similar to fiat currencies. He had criticized bitcoin last November and called it a “vehicle to perpetrate fraud.” CEO […]

Saudi Added to MSCI Emerging Markets Index, Huge Cash Inflows Seen 

Saudi Added to MSCI Emerging Markets Index, Huge Cash Inflows Seen 

Saudi Added to MSCI Emerging Markets Index, Huge Cash Inflows Seen MSCI said 32 major Saudi stocks will gain emerging market status Index provider MSCI confirmed that Saudi Arabia will be added to its emerging markets index from June 2019, in a move widely expected to help the Kingdom’s bourse attract greater investment. MSCI said […]

Cryptocurrencies: Japan ‘Clamps’ Down, Bitcoin ‘Falls’ Down

Cryptocurrencies: Japan ‘Clamps’ Down, Bitcoin ‘Falls’ Down

Cryptocurrencies: Japan ‘Clamps’ Down, Bitcoin ‘Falls’ Down $BTCUSD Bitcoin falls 8% after Japan watchdog orders exchanges to strengthen practices against money laundering The world’s largest digital currency hit a 4-month low of $6,092.38 and broke below $6,400 for the 1st time in a week. The order led bitFlyer, the largest crypto exchange in Japan to suspend […]

Looking at the DJIA Vs Gold and Silver Long Term

Looking at the DJIA Vs Gold and Silver Long Term

Looking at the DJIA Vs Gold and Silver Long Term $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $MTAFF It is time to reduce exposure to Wall Street and shift the proceeds into Gold, Silver, the precious metals mining companies and the royalty streamers. Let us have a look at the 21st Century Bear markets. The high-tech dot.com bubble ultimately deflated […]

Investors are Pouring Money into Stock Funds

Investors are Pouring Money into Stock Funds

Investors are Pouring Money into Stock Funds $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Investors poured money into US ETFs (stock exchange-traded funds) during the latest week, restoring  a Key pillar of support for markets, data from the Investment Company Institute showed. US-based equity ETFs collected $11.2-B during the week through 16 May, according to the ICI trade group, the […]

Bitcoin and Blockchain are Here to Stay

Bitcoin and Blockchain are Here to Stay

Bitcoin and Blockchain are Here to Stay $BTCUSD, $ETHUSD Thoughts on Bitcoin and Consensus 2018 The hottest ticket last week was in New York City. But unlike any Top-Tier event, you were invited … if you could afford it. At approximately $2,000, Consensus 2018 was the most expensive edition in the Bitcoin conference’s history. Despite […]

‘Lame Duck’ Robert Mueller Only Duty Left is to Write a Report

‘Lame Duck’ Robert Mueller Only Duty Left is to Write a Report

‘Lame Duck’ Robert Mueller Only Duty Left is to Write a Report So, wrap it up, stop wasting American taxpayers money and go find a job… Wednesday, US President Trump personal attorney Rudy Giuliani said that Russia special counsel Robert Mueller told President Donald Trump’s legal team that he would will not/cannot indict a sitting […]

Pre-Civil War Fiat Money was Issued Regionally by Private Banks

Pre-Civil War Fiat Money was Issued Regionally by Private Banks

Pre-Civil War Fiat Money was Issued Regionally by Private Banks $BTCUSD In the pre-Civil War era, 90% of US money was regionally issued banknotes from private banks. These currencies traded at different rates at different times and places. There were discount books in each town to keep track of how much each currency should be […]

Head of Iran’s Central Bank Hit With Terror Sanctions

Head of Iran’s Central Bank Hit With Terror Sanctions

Head of Iran’s Central Bank Hit With Terror Sanctions The head of Iran’s central bank declared a terrorist The United States designated the head of Iran’s central bank as a terrorist and barred anyone around the world from doing business with him, escalating financial pressure on Iran. Valiollah Seif, the Governor of the Iranian central […]

The Trump Effect: Iran’s Economy on Verge of Collapse, Regime Change Coming

The Trump Effect: Iran’s Economy on Verge of Collapse, Regime Change Coming

The Trump Effect: Iran’s Economy on Verge of Collapse, Regime Change Coming The Iranians are in great economic difficulties as a result of the renewed sanctions. The US took a step toward cutting Iran off from the global economy Thursday, levying sanctions on a financing network and accusing the country’s central bank of helping funnel […]

Cryptocurrency Regulation: New Laws, Big Changes Coming

Cryptocurrency Regulation: New Laws, Big Changes Coming

Cryptocurrency Regulation: New Laws, Big Changes Coming $BTCUSD There are Asian countries feeling the effects of inadequate cryptocurrency regulation, and others, like India, China and SKorea, have taken an uncertain or hostile stance to cryptocurrency. That frame is not likely to last too much longer Japan is building a clear framework for how virtual currency exchanges, and ICOs (initial coin […]

As the EU Splinters, ECB’s Draghi Pleads for Currency Reform

As the EU Splinters, ECB’s Draghi Pleads for Currency Reform

As the EU Splinters, ECB’s Draghi Pleads for Currency Reform $EURUSD European Central Bank President Mario Draghi Friday called for greater central government interference in capital markets, stating his desire for a fiscal instrument that would alleviate crisis-driven stress on weaker countries. The Head of the European Central Bank (ECB) is urging political leaders to […]

Iran’s Currency Network Sanctioned

Iran’s Currency Network Sanctioned

Iran’s Currency Network Sanctioned US Sanctions Iran Currency Network After Nuclear Deal Withdrawal Thursday, the US Treasury imposed sanctions against 6 individuals and 3 companies it said had funneled millions of dollars to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s elite Qods Force, just days after President Donald Trump withdrew from the Y 2015 Iran nuclear deal. The […]

The Year of the Security Token

The Year of the Security Token

The Year of the Security Token $BTCUSD Blockchain is 1 of the fastest growing ideas in recent history, and its revolutionary decentralized model is being appropriated by industries far and wide. Its popularity began with Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency, which is now almost 10 years old. Bitcoin was the seminal cryptocurrency back when it was just […]

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 […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Elon Musk, ‘an interesting man’

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Elon Musk, ‘an interesting man’

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Elon Musk, “an interesting man” $TSLA, $RACE, $GM, $F, $VLKAY Saturday, a Seattle fund manager noted that Elon Musk is “possibly the most interesting man in the world,” in a post on his firm’s website He did not refer to Wednesday’s conference call Mr. Musk held on the controversial financial travails of the […]

Bitcoin’s Key Resistance Stands at $10,000/each

Bitcoin’s Key Resistance Stands at $10,000/each

Bitcoin’s Key Resistance Stands at $10,000/each $BTCUSD After a strong 4 wk Bull Run which has seen the total value of all crypto coins spike 72% to $460-B. Bitcoin accounts for 36.1% of all coins is headed toward Key resistance at $10,000 and it’s 200-Day MA at $10,015, a closely watched technical gauge of momentum […]

In a Volatile Market Pay Attention, Keep Cool, Do Not Overreact

In a Volatile Market Pay Attention, Keep Cool, Do Not Overreact

In a Volatile Market Pay Attention, Keep Cool, Do Not Overreact $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Stocks rebound sharply off session lows, benchmark S&P 500 broke back above 200-day MA Heavily-weighted financial sector under-performs as yields decline across the curve Investors cautious ahead of Friday’s release of the April NFPs report Some tips for new investors that […]

This Market Could Be Saying ‘Buy in May’

This Market Could Be Saying ‘Buy in May’

This Market Could Be Saying ‘Buy in May’ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX An “upside-down” market may bode well for U.S. stocks, according to JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM). Established patterns look to be off in here, as bonds and equities move in tandem, stock prices climb along with volatility, shares fall despite strong earnings, and money flowed out […]

Coins/Tokens: Security Vs Utility

Coins/Tokens: Security Vs Utility

Coins/Tokens: Security Vs Utility $BTC, $ETH Cryptocurrencies and Coins/Tokens has not been for the feint of heart. What with the volatility, changes on the market, plus some fraudulent projects  makes for a lot of things to worry about. And now  some coins/tokens are considered as securities and became subject to US federal regulations. In July […]

Savvy Managed Money Is Paying Attention to Stocks Aimed a Millennials

Savvy Managed Money Is Paying Attention to Stocks Aimed a Millennials

Savvy Managed Money Is Paying Attention to Stocks Aimed a Millennials $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Monday, hedge fund managers, aka Managed Money, at the high-profile 2018 Sohn Investment Conference in New York pitched stock ideas ranging from online food ordering to home-builders that should benefit from the growing influence of the millennial generation. Millennials, a […]

Billionaire Founder/CEO of Twitter and Square, “Bitcoin will replace the Dollar”

Billionaire Founder/CEO of Twitter and Square, “Bitcoin will replace the Dollar”

Billionaire Founder/CEO of Twitter and Square, “Bitcoin will replace the Dollar” $BTCUSD, $TWTR, $SQ Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) CEO Jack Dorsey predicted that Bitcoin (BTCUSD) will eclipse all the world’s currencies in about 10 years . But the newly nominated new head of the New York Federal Reserve disagrees. In a speech Friday, the current San Francisco Fed President […]

Bitcoin, Using it as Money to Buy Stuff

Bitcoin, Using it as Money to Buy Stuff

Bitcoin, Using it as Money to Buy Stuff $BTCUSD, $SQ, $MSFT, $EXPE, $DISH, $ETSY Bitcoin is an investment asset, and it is also ‘Money’. And businesses that accepts Bitcoin payments are becoming closer to the mainstream you than you may think. Most people that I talk to look at cryptocurrencies an investment, a tradable asset, a […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) F1 Budget Tops $570-M

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) F1 Budget Tops $570-M

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) F1 Budget Tops $570-M $RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is F1 auto racing’s most famous team and as such has the biggest racing budget. But, in the Maranello outfit’s latest financial statements contain the revelation that its research and development costs are actually reversing. In the past Ferrari’s finances were private. This started to change in […]

James Comey’s Credibility is “Shot”

James Comey’s Credibility is “Shot”

James Comey’s Credibility is “Shot” Thursday, former Arkansas Govenor Mike Huckabee said that fired former FBI Director James Comey’s new book will do “very little” to hurt President Donald Trump. Mr. Comey, who was fired by President Trump last May, is set to release a new book, titled “A Higher Loyalty,” which he says will illuminate […]

Trading: Master Your Emotions or They Will Master You

Trading: Master Your Emotions or They Will Master You

Trading: Master Your Emotions or They Will Master You These day in financial markets dominated by huge data, sophisticated analytical programs and quantitative strategies, concerns about the psychological aspect of trading may seem very strange. But, in reality a clear understanding of trading psychology very important. As it is when people forget to question motivations […]

Japan Proposes Legalization of ICO Fundraising

Japan Proposes Legalization of ICO Fundraising

Japan Proposes Legalization of ICO Fundraising $BTCUSD, $ETHUSD Japan has unveiled proposed guidelines for the legalization of raising money in the cryptocurrency space. A government-backed research group has put forward rules that would see ICOs (initial coin offerings) given regulatory definition and approval. An ICO is a means of raising capital by issuing and selling new […]

The Democratic Party is the Party of Jihad

The Democratic Party is the Party of Jihad

The Democratic Party is the Party of Jihad It will be the death of American democracy if the Democrats are successful in overthrowing the government of President Trump The Democratic Party has gone on the offensive and adopted the strategies of Jihad to overthrow the government of President Donald Trump, they have dubbed it “Resistance” […]

NSA Tracking International Bitcoin Activity

NSA Tracking International Bitcoin Activity

NSA Tracking International Bitcoin Activity $BTCUSD The NSA’s Bitcoin-Spying ‘Oakstar’ Project Focused on Counter-Terrorism Conspiracy theorists have long suspected the US government of trying to hobble the growth of a decentralized cryptocurrency market. Now there is a report that suggest that is true. One news outlet is claiming that it has obtained classified documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden, indicating that […]

IMF’s Christine Lagarde Urges Bitcoin Regulation

IMF’s Christine Lagarde Urges Bitcoin Regulation

IMF’s Christine Lagarde Urges Bitcoin Regulation $BCTUSD Regulation of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies must be considered now, Germany’s Bundesbank vice president Claudia Buch told Reuters Sunday, though she does not believe they pose a threat to financial stability. Ms. Buch said that speculation on volatile virtual coins and tokens does not pose a systemic threat […]

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies Across the Board

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies Across the Board

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies Across the Board $BTCUSD Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies are new, alluring and somewhat complex investment assets. People see Bitcoin as currency, an investment and a store of value. Government’s do not agree on what Bitcoin is. The US Internal Revenue sees and treats it as property, The US Securities and Exchange Commission considers […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is What You Have When You Have the Money

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is What You Have When You Have the Money

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is What You Have When You Have the Money $RACE Race track events are regular happenings for performance car manufacturers, and many of them offer racing car services for clients, and others host hospitality days and racing for their clients and club members at big circuits, upping the level of service and brand […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Disagrees with Liberty Media’s New Direction

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Disagrees with Liberty Media’s New Direction

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Disagrees with Liberty Media’s New Direction $RACE FIA’s President Jean Todt prepared to call Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) bluff to leave F1 after Y 2020 At the Geneva Motor Show, Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne 2X’d down on his threat to leave Formula 1 by saying the Maranello-based team could race in America instead. “Why not?” he is […]

Bitcoin Exchange Ties-up with Barclay’s for UK Transactions

Bitcoin Exchange Ties-up with Barclay’s for UK Transactions

Bitcoin Exchange Ties-up with Barclay’s for UK Transactions $BTCUSD,$BCS Wednesday, 1 of the biggest Bitcoin exchanges has struck a deal which will allow it to open a bank account with Britain’s Barclays (NYSE:BCS), making it easier for UK customers of the exchange to buy and sell cryptocurrencies, the UK boss of the exchange said in […]

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 […]

Ferrari May Lead ‘Break Away’ Series to Rival F1

Ferrari May Lead ‘Break Away’ Series to Rival F1

Ferrari May Lead ‘Break Away’ Series to Rival F1 $RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) may just be ready to lead a breakaway series to rival F1, the motorsport’s former boss Bernie Ecclestone, 87 anni, says. Mr. Ecclestone, operating in his role as F1’s chairman emeritus, says Ferrari chief Sergio Marchionne has already staged talks about forming a […]

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 […]

Arcane Financial Products That Track VIX Questioned

Arcane Financial Products That Track VIX Questioned

Arcane Financial Products That Track VIX Questioned $CBOE, $VXX, $CS, $NMR Wall Street’s most widely followed ‘fear gauge’ of future stock market volatility is being manipulated, causing billions of dollars in losses a year to unwary investors, a law firm representing an “anonymous whistleblower” alleged in a letter to US financial regulators and released Monday. […]

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, […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) to Confront Liberty Media on Key Issues

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) to Confront Liberty Media on Key Issues

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) to Confront Liberty Media on Key Issues $RACE, $LMCA Liberty Media (NASDAQ:LMCA) is pushing to discuss a fairer distribution of F1’s prize money, thus leading to an battle with Ferrari (NYSE:RACE). Last year, in their 1st season as Formula 1’s new owners, Liberty made it clear that Ferrari’s $100-M annual bonus payout […]

President Trump’s SEC to Ban Frivolous Shareholder Litigation

President Trump’s SEC to Ban Frivolous Shareholder Litigation

President Trump’s SEC to Ban Frivolous Shareholder Litigation In its determination to reverse a 20 year decline in US stock listings, the SEC may soon offer companies an extreme incentive to go public, and that is the ability to bar “aggrieved” shareholders from suing. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in its long history has […]

Become a ‘Master’ Get Happy and Make Money

Become a ‘Master’ Get Happy and Make Money

Become a ‘Master’ Get Happy and Make Money Let’s get started: If you do not have an an active passion, do not worry, Become really good at something, Generously use your skills to help the right people, then You will succeed. In his book, So Good They Can’t Ignore You, Cal Newport dispels the myth dubbed […]

President Trumps Infrastructure Plan Shaping Up

President Trumps Infrastructure Plan Shaping Up

President Trumps Infrastructure Plan Shaping Up Jobs, Jobs, Jobs The Trump Administration is finalizing its long-awaited infrastructure plan, which pushes most of the financing of projects to private investment and state and local taxpayers. President Trump, who spoke of improving US infrastructure during his Y 2016 campaign, may preview the plan in his 30 January […]

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 […]

Why GBIT for 2018?

Why GBIT for 2018?

Why GBIT for 2018? $BTC, $ETH The cryptocurrency world is very similar to the stock market and a black hole in space. It’s getting to the point to where you have to start paying attention to the cryptocurrency market because wealth is being obtained daily with some of the trades being made and more and […]

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 […]

President Trump Torpedoed Steve Bannon

President Trump Torpedoed Steve Bannon

President Trump Torpedoed Steve Bannon As I said earlier today in this column, Steve Bannon cannot win in a dust-up with President Trump. Steve Bannon’s Key financial backer, conservative donor Rebekah Mercer, cut ties with him Thursday shortly after she spoke by phone with President Donald Trump. The rebuke from a former close ally of […]

Leaders of US Sanctuary Cities Should Be Charged With Crimes

Leaders of US Sanctuary Cities Should Be Charged With Crimes

Leaders of US Sanctuary Cities Should Be Charged With Crimes The acting director of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) says politicians who run sanctuary cities should be charged with crimes. Thomas Homan said in a TV interview Tuesday that the Department of Justice (DOJ) needs to file charges against municipalities that do not cooperate […]

DOJ, Mueller and Rosenstein Under ‘Siege’

DOJ, Mueller and Rosenstein Under ‘Siege’

DOJ, Mueller and Rosenstein Under ‘Siege’ Wednesday, Paul Manafort, the former Trump Campaign Chairman, filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJO, special counsel Robert Mueller, and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Wednesday. The lawsuit alleges that Mr. Mueller’s Russia investigation has extended its scope. He also charges the DOJ broke the law […]

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