Dollar suffers further losses as Fed fails to inspire

The dollar suffered fresh losses on Thursday as Asian investors followed their New York counterparts in shifting out of the unit, unmoved by another interest rate hike and an upbeat assessment of the world’s top economy. The greenback sank after the much-anticipated central bank meeting, which provided little to excite buyers, despite tentative hopes US lawmakers… Please follow and like us:

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VantagePoint Software Now Forecasting Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Utilizing Patented A.I. Technology

VantagePoint Software Now Forecasting Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Utilizing Patented A.I. Technology WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla., Dec. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – VantagePoint Software, using patented Artificial Intelligence technology to predict stock market trends and trend changes made the official announcement today that traders can now use the software to forecast Cryptocurrencies. Actual chart from VantagePoint software showing… Please follow and like us:

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Biggest Crash Ever Is (Probably) Coming by 2020: Harry Dent

Brace yourself for the most devastating market crash ever in “the greatest political and economic revolution since the advent of democracy.” That’s the dire alert from colorful, controversial prognosticator Harry S. Dent Jr., in an interview with ThinkAdvisor. Dent, who chiefly uses demographic cycles to forecast the economy and markets, correctly predicted Japan’s 1989 economic collapse,… Please follow and like us:

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Is NASDAQ “Selling Out” To HFT Or Playing By The Rules?

When the Nasdaq exchange decided to close down its Market Velocity and Market Forces products on October 30, it ended an 11-year run for a data feed that had received limited customer traction but garnered much attention recently. The controversy that surrounded the product’s end, news first reported by The Wall Street Journal, raises questions about… Please follow and like us:

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Quantopian Test Backfires Or Just Too Early To Make a Determination?

Steven Cohen’s experiment at diving into quantitative investing may have hit a speed bump on his way to launching a new hedge fund with the widely hailed Quantopian platform. The Wall Street Journal reported that the experiment at unleashing a horde of mathematicians, engineers, and computer programmers onto the market panoply has been met with anemic… Please follow and like us:

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Investors Rush To Participate In Rally Via Bullish Levered SPX Options

At the end of September, Barclays’ US equity analysts declared that they are currently “uncomfortably bullish” as the current “bull run in global equities is near the strongest in history,” but valuations are not universally high across the board. With this being the case, it looks as if markets could still have further to run, which… Please follow and like us:

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New Trump EO imposes harsh economic quarantine on Rocket Man

WASHINGTON, September 21, 2017 – As U.S. stocks continued to wobble in negative territory Thursday in response to Wednesday’s relatively stiff Fed comments on bonds and interest rates, President Trump added a new headline risk for traders and investors today with an Executive Order aimed at further cramping North Korea’s nuclear shenanigans. Major averages closed modestly… Please follow and like us:

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British inflation jumps, pushing pound to one-year dollar high

Britain’s annual inflation rate accelerated in August, mainly on rising prices for motor fuels and clothing, official data showed on Tuesday, sending the pound to a year-high versus the dollar. The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) 12-month rate jumped to 2.9 percent in August compared to 2.6 percent in July, the Office for National Statistics said in… Please follow and like us:

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Is Twitter Any Good at Predicting Stock Prices?

Using machines to read text as a way to enhance understanding of market movements is a topic of intense polarisation and debate. Back in the ’90s, work on natural language processing (NLP) involved teams of linguists and computer scientists attempting to code up rules of grammar. Recent work has focused on techniques like word embedding, the… Please follow and like us:

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Obamacare replacement bill, French elections bugging stocks

WASHINGTON, May 4, 2017 – Drum roll, please. House Republicans seem to think they have the votes Thursday to pass their latest version of “Obamacare Repeal and Replace,” whatever that means these days. The problem with dismantling this overreaching legislative debacle, put in place years ago exclusively by Democrats, is the original Obamacare’s complexity and deliberate… Please follow and like us:

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How The Stock Market Affects Corporate Decision-Making

Wharton’s Itay Goldstein discusses the feedback loop between the stock market and corporate decision-making. http://d1c25a6gwz7q5e.cloudfront.net/audio/20170323-KW-RR-Goldstein.mp3 The stock market is seen as a reflection of what happens in the real world: A company releases poor earnings results and its stock price tanks, or shares rise if the firm becomes an acquisition target. But Wharton research shows that… Please follow and like us:

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NYSE: 200 Years of Market Ups & Downs

Two hundred years ago on March 8, 1817, the New York Stock & Exchange Board was officially launched by a group of financial brokers, who rented rooms at 40 Wall Street. It was renamed the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in 1863. The idea for stock market was informally created in 1792, when 24 brokers and… Please follow and like us:

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Trump speech to emphasize military, Obamacare. Stocks trade flat

WASHINGTON, February 28, 2017 – The online edition of Fortune has run an AP report indicating that President Donald Trump’s Tuesday evening address to a joint session of Congress will emphasize big boosts to defense spending and law enforcement, commensurate big cuts to most areas of the President’s upcoming budget-particularly aiming at the EPA, but at… Please follow and like us:

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Trading Diary: Freaky Friday puts trading action on hold

WASHINGTON, February 24, 2017 – If you keep up with the financial news, or what passes for it these days, given the politicization of nearly everything, you’ll have noticed that traders and investors alike are pulling back from the ongoing Trump Rally to assess the total situation. As is often the case, we’re dealing with a… Please follow and like us:

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The pause that refreshes: Trump Rally stalls in Friday trade

WASHINGTON, February 24, 2017 – After acting dazed and confused for much of this week, stocks looked wobbly during Thursday’s trading action, pointing toward a negative opening Friday; and a negative opening bell trade is exactly what U.S. markets got. Stocks and major averages alike took a tumble in Friday morning trading action, with the Dow… Please follow and like us:

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