Inflows Into Nearly Every Asset Class In 2017 – 2018 Warm Up Act?

Although the overarching story of global markets in 2017 was subdued volatility, overall there were net inflows almost entirely across the board – with global equity mutual funds/ETFs (US$281bn), bond funds (US$346bn), global money markets (US$145bn) and commodities (US$8.6bn) recording increases. Investors poured record net inflows of over $620bn into global equity mutual funds/ETFs and bond… Please follow and like us:

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Bitcoin’s Price Surged From $1,000 To Over $13,000 In One Year

The price of bitcoin was one of the biggest Wall Street stories of 2017. At one point, the digital currency surged more than 1,900 percent. On Jan. 1, 2017, the price of bitcoin passed $1,000 for the first time on CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index since early January 2014. On Jan. 1, 2018, the price of bitcoin… Please follow and like us:

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Innovative Securities: Higher Risks May Come in 2018

Innovative Securities: Higher Risks May Come in 2018 BUDAPEST, Hungary, Dec. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – We are living in the decade of bullish markets. Because of record returns (and low interest rates) retail money floods the market. What could next year hold for the investors after all this? Innovative Securities’ prognosis tries to answer. In 2017,… Please follow and like us:

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Bitcoin Is an Implausible Currency

Is bitcoin money, or a payment system? Mounds, or Almond Joy? Great taste, or less filling? If bitcoin is good at both those jobs, then it’s probably got a bright future. If it’s good at neither of them … well, farewell, bitcoin, we hardly knew ye. In a previous column I tackled the question of whether… Please follow and like us:

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Who Is Going To Call The Top In Bitcoin? Morgan Stanley Says They Might Have A Model

In the alternative investment industry, there is an unpublished list of all-time excellent risk management trades. There is Balyasny Asset Management logically modeling in 2015 that the US Federal Reserve withdrawing quantitative stimulus might lead to a crash and adjusting its risk management overlay accordingly. There is Jim Chanos and Kynikos Associates calling out fraud at… Please follow and like us:

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JPMorgan Says Too Much MiFID II Transparency Might Hurt Market Liquidity

As MiFID II approaches – and the majority of bulge bracket research providers have decided to eat the cost of research rather than charge for it – the looming concern is market liquidity amid MiFID II transparency. Get The Full Ray Dalio Series in PDF Get the entire 10-part series on Ray Dalio in PDF. Save… Please follow and like us:

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Bitcoin’s price is skyrocketing. Even Uber drivers and house cleaners want in.

Keith Ellison’s first hint that bitcoin was poised for a breakthrough was over the summer when a friend planning her nuptials sent an unusual text. “She wanted to know whether to accept the wedding band’s offer of a discount in exchange for bitcoin,” said Ellison, a Manhattan Beach, Calif., investment analyst, who advised the friend to… Please follow and like us:

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Ever-volatile bitcoin is embraced by Wall Street

Bitcoin’s stratospheric rise this week follows the digital currency’s embrace by mainstream trading platforms and is seen by some in finance as normal growing pains often experienced by innovative technologies. After starting the year at around $1,000, bitcoin, which first appeared in 2008, on Wednesday surged as high as $11,434 before promptly falling 15 percent. Near… Please follow and like us:

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Bitcoin and Ethereum 101 – [Complete Beginner Guide]

1. What’s a cryptocurrency? So that you need to study Ethereum and Bitcoin? First you should know what a cryptocurrency is. A cryptocurrency is a forex that solely exists on the web. It’s a digital forex. “However why is it referred to as a cryptoforex?” Crypto comes from the phrase cryptography. Cryptography retains your forex protected… Please follow and like us:

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Millennials Really Dig Bitcoin

Millennials Really Dig Bitcoin It’s become fashionable to malign millennials for killing everything from dinner dates to department stores. If the results of a recent survey are anything to go by, there’s another victim that can be added to that lengthy list – fiat currency. According to a newly released survey, over 50 percent of millennials… Please follow and like us:

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Capital Economics Says Gold Is Going To Fall

As the US Federal Reserve prepares for a transition on multiple levels – withdrawing addictive quantitative stimulus while engaging in wide-ranging personal shifts at the top – trends are starting to break out. While industrial metals were higher in October, precious metals were lower — and they may have further to go, particularly with regard to… Please follow and like us:

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Gold demand hits lowest level since 2009: industry

Global demand for gold dropped nine percent in the third quarter, hit by weak buying in key market India, industry body the World Gold Council said Thursday. World demand in the three months to the end of September fell to 915 tonnes compared with one year earlier to stand at the lowest level since the third… Please follow and like us:

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Pawning of Saudi Aramco and Saudi Arabia

While Sophia the Robot adroitly addressed the throng assembled at Saudi Arabia’s “Future Investment Initiative,” she /it wore no hijab. Sophia once claimed she/it would destroy humanity, yet she/it was now promising to play nice if treated well. The robot doesn’t have a lower half of a body – not yet. Yes, it’s a bit creepy.… Please follow and like us:

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Loonie falls sharply on GDP miss; pound boosted on Barnier; Eurozone readings mixed

Loonie falls sharply The Canadian dollar lost ground versus its US counterpart as GDP figures unexpectedly reflected a contraction in the Canadian economy. Eurozone data on inflation, economic growth and unemployment out during today’s session gave a mixed picture. The pound moved higher after some comments by Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, which suggested… Please follow and like us:

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Stock market crash: A day that will live in infamy

Oct. 29, 1929, the New York Stock Exchange crashed. Panic ensued as Wall Street sold 16,410,030 shares in a single day. Billions of dollars were lost and America plunged into the Great Depression. An estimated 15 million Americans were unemployed and nearly half of all banks failed. The Great Depression began with a rapid contraction of… Please follow and like us:

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