2017: The year the bitcoin craze reached Wall Street

Bitcoin burst out of the shadows in 2017, seducing Wall Street and individual investors alike even though many still struggle to understand precisely what it is. The cryptocurrency’s rise is also pushing regulators to consider taking action after years of simply urging caution. Bitcoin started the year at $1,000 per unit in January but by mid-December… Please follow and like us:

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Bitcoin rises in debut as SEC warns on digital money

Bitcoin experienced some big swings but finished higher in its debut on a major exchange Monday, while a leading US securities regulator warned investors about the risks of cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin futures for January delivery finished at $18,850.00 near 2115 GMT on its first full day of trading, a bit below session peaks but soaring well past… Please follow and like us:

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The Bitcoin Bubble – How We Know It Will Burst

In the last year, the price of Bitcoin has increased from less than US$800 to more than US$12,000. This huge spike in value has many asking if it is a bubble or if the high price today is here to stay. Finance defines a bubble as a situation where the price of an asset diverges systematically… Please follow and like us:

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The Drug Of Central Stimulus Will Ware Off Markets: Inflation Is Coming

Albert Edwards has peered into the future, and he sees the whites of inflation’s eyes. How can the head of the Societe Generale’s global strategy “team” tell? The very individualist Edwards notices that Americans are set to take more holidays than at any point in history. He then correlates union / worker power with inflation as… Please follow and like us:

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Time to invest? Bitcoin tops the $5,000 mark

It’s been called a “fraud” and a “folly” by the financial establishment and prestigious economists alike. Those who trade in the hot cryptocurrency have been labelled “stupid” by one of banking’s biggest captains of industry. But despite all the trash talk, Bitcoin just passed yet another record high-water mark. RELATED: Bitcoin — Bubble mania or legit… Please follow and like us:

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US Equity Hedge Funds Gain On Trump Boost

November 2016, what many thought was unthinkable became a reality when Donald Trump assumed power in the United States. His unpredictability and outspokenness had already spooked markets in the lead up to the election, but what has happened since has been quite remarkable in its own right. Markets, which once feared the idea of a Trump… Please follow and like us:

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Real rates in a -2.5% deep hole in Germany

Francesco Filia – Measuring the Bond Bubble A key conviction of ours is that we live through a Twin Bubble in asset markets: an Equity Bubble, particularly in the US, and a Bond Bubble, particularly in Europe. We know how we got here: the irresistible push of 10 years of massive passive public flows by major… Please follow and like us:

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The U.S. Housing Market: 10 Years After The Bubble

Ten years ago, the U.S. housing market bubble burst and the resulting credit market crisis pushed the U.S. economy into its worst recession since the Great Depression. Now that the U.S. has just begun its ninth year of economic expansion, what does the housing market look like today? Are there any signs that indicate the formation… Please follow and like us:

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Bitcoin And The Theory Of Money; Hedge Fund Quiz

Bitcoin is not only irredeemable, but also unbacked. That is a big difference—in favor of the dollar. (Keith Weiner of Monetary-Metals) Read an analysis of Bitcoin as money ( Bitcoin has no backing. I think of Bitcoin as “Token” money. What are your thoughts? Get The Full Risk Parity Series in PDF Get the entire 10-part… Please follow and like us:

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