Another Sign Of Cryptocurrency Regulations?

The noose of regulation seems to be closing around the Medusa’s head-like neck of cryptocurrencies. After months of monitoring by various agencies, the financial services panel of the Senate will meet top market regulators early in February to discuss bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, as well as the possible risks their trading poses, Reuters reported Wednesday. Citing… Please follow and like us:

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Bitcoin Price Back Where It Was A Month Ago

The price of bitcoin, the world’s best-known cryptocurrency seems to have gone full circle in the last one month, with its value a little over $15,100 in the early hours of Tuesday. Exactly a month ago, on Dec. 10, bitcoin was priced at $15,037 at the close of trade for the day. Just given those numbers,… Please follow and like us:

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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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Morgan Stanley Quants: Volatility Ahead, FAANG Could Fall Much Further

Has the love affair with FAANG stocks ended? Just as Bank of America Merrill Lynch was pointing out that technology stocks started to become a crowded trade, along comes Morgan Stanley analysis that breaks down the beta factor performance models. In short, they see volatility ahead — which can disrupt existing momentum trades. When looking at… 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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Asian traders extend global rally after US jobs data, eyes on Fed

Most Asian markets rose Monday, tracking fresh records on Wall Street following forecast-busting US jobs data, as investors eyed the Federal Reserve’s latest policy meeting later this week. US data on Friday showed 228,000 jobs were created last month and unemployment held at a 17-year low, reinforcing the view that the world’s number one economy is… Please follow and like us:

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Asian markets on course for broad gains after volatile week

Asian markets rallied on Friday, bringing a volatile week to a positive end as tech firms extended their rebound while investors tracked advances on Wall Street following reports Donald Trump is planning to unveil a big-spending public works plan. Global equities have struggled this week, hit by profit-taking, fears over the progress of a probe into… Please follow and like us:

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BAML Warns Of Major Risks, Sees Crash Ahead, But …….. Buy The Dip

As Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Benjamin Bowler looks at the placid, quantitatively engineered markets and correlates it with the unusual geopolitical and regional occurrences that have transformed the landscape, he emerges with one central thought. “Risk is not fake news,” he concludes in the title of a December 6 research piece. The derivatives expert can… Please follow and like us:

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JPMorgan Says Quant Underperformance “Has Not Been Abnormal”

In a research piece titled “Quant funds underperform,” JPMorgan analyst Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou and his Global Markets Strategy team think they understand the causation. With hedge fund allocation inflows towards quant funds pulling in near 30% of all hedge funds, this occurs at a time when the human-based manager just might be winning against the machines. Get… 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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Why Advisors Are Turning to Alts

Years after the global financial crisis, the advisory community continues to grapple with portfolio diversification. Fortunately, the increased availability of alternative mutual funds means that advisors have new diversification tools available to them. Viewed individually, each alternative asset classes presents what is known as a bi-modal distribution of data. These bi-modal distributions confirm that the correlations… Please follow and like us:

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DB – Here Is What Will Cause Volatility To Explode

Is this the calm before the storm? Alan Ruskin, foreign exchange analyst at Deutsche Bank, believes it is. In a note penned by Ruskin and published today, the analyst opines that markets are currently in “freeze mode” in the midst of global uncertainties. However, as the central bank balance sheet picture changes and central banks begin… Please follow and like us:

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The Top Undervalued Penny Stocks for 2017

The Best Undervalued Penny Stocks FOREX INVESTORS BUZZ Undervalued Penny Stocks For some, there is no better market than the penny stock market. The opportunity for massive gains with such a low cost to entry means that, for a relatively low sum, you can eventually see returns in the hundreds, sometimes thousands, of percentage points. This… Please follow and like us:

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Jefferies: September Rate Hike Off The Table, December Question Mark

If US Fed Chair Janet Yellen were to be judged based on modern trend following analysis, her reign might best be judged by the range expansion in terms of the documented number of opinion changes. Not only did more Fed governors independently opine policy thoughts that sometimes contradicted the Fed chair, but this freedom of expression… Please follow and like us:

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Great Rotation In Progress Amid Shift From Growth And Elsewhere

U.S. economic data is softening and volatility remains low as the third quarter gets underway, but for all the activity among favored tech stocks during the second quarter, U.S. equities could only manage a very small gain. A relative calm that seems to have set in, but one firm is warning that investors should prepare for… Please follow and like us:

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