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French election Update: Markets Poised for Moderate Gains as Macron, Le Pen In front

Posted on April 23rd, 2017.

The previously most likely scenario looks to be playing out in the first round of the French presidential election, as Marine Le Pen and Emmanuelle Macron are ahead in early polls and projections. The “horror-scenario” is increasingly unlikely, as Melenchon is trailing Fillon for the third place. Although Le Pen might have a chance...

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Financial Freedom

How to Live a Minimalistic Life to Achieve Financial Freedom

Posted on April 23rd, 2017.

Our goal is to help you achieve financial freedom, and that doesn’t just mean we will help you properly manage and earn more money, we will help you change your attitude towards it. A great way to see life, in general, is through the minimalistic lens. It helps us understand what should truly be valued. Minimalism is to most of us a...

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Weekly Analysis: Litecoin, France, and North Korea in the Spotlight

Posted on April 23rd, 2017.

  Asset Current Value Weekly Change S&P 500 2345 0.85% DAX 12105 -0.50% WTI Crude Oil 49.61 -8.12% GOLD 1285.50 -1.14% Bitcoin 1229 4.19% EUR/USD 1.0728 1.21%    5 Things to Watch Next Week How will the market react to the French election? As the last polls before the first round of the presidential election show a move towards...

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Stock Pick: Novavax can be a Big Winner in 2017

Posted on April 22nd, 2017.

Novavax (NASDAQ:NVAX) develops vaccines based on protein nanoparticles which can help increase the immune response in patients. It is currently awaiting results of phase 3 trial. A successful result will provide significant bump to the stock and also make it an attractive acquisition target by bigger pharmaceutical companies. RSV F...

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Week in Review

The Week in Review: US Stocks Bounce Back with All Eyes On France

Posted on April 22nd, 2017.

Weekly Recap Asset Current Value Weekly Change S&P 500 2345 0.85% DAX 12105 -0.50% WTI Crude Oil 49.61 -8.12% GOLD 1285.50 -1.14% Bitcoin 1229 4.19% EUR/USD 1.0728 1.21%   Global stock markets had an unusually mixed week as European equities were under pressure before the close French presidential election. The latest polls...

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Weekly Analysis of Cryptocurrencies

Posted on April 22nd, 2017.

Bitcoin In yesterday’s column I pointed out that on a longer-term setup on the daily chart, we had a buy signal. But I neglected to point out that on a shorter-term setup on the daily chart, it was not yet given. On the shorter-term setup, we are just below a 2nd arc of a 3rd pair. Trade accordingly… Ethereum Ethereum has not...

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Investment Recommendations April 21st

Posted on April 21st, 2017.

DAX: Short-Term Buy   DAX, 4-Hour Chart Analysis The German index has held up above the 12,000 level despite the selling pressure this week, although it slid out of the rising long-term trend channel. The bullish cross on the MACD indicator suggests a reversal, and a positive outcome on the French election could propel the benchmark back...

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Daily Analysis: Calm before the Storm, as Paris Shooting Jeopardizes Elections

Posted on April 21st, 2017.

Friday Market Recap Asset Current Value Daily Change S&P 500 2350 0.40% DAX 12048 0.31% WTI Crude Oil 50.45 -0.77% GOLD 1284.00 0.18% Bitcoin 1246 2.17% EUR/USD 1.0694 -0.68%   Choppy trading continued globally as the financial world focuses on the first round of the French presidential election, where the polls are still remarkably...

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Analysis: Bitcoin gave a buy signal

Posted on April 21st, 2017.

Bitcoin Bitcoin gave us a buy signal on the daily chart an hour ago, when price closed above the 4th arc. This is a pleasant surprise. The next target is in the $1440 area, though longer term the target is closer to $1600.   Ethereum Ethereum continues to move sideways through an arc pair on the 3 hour chart. If it continues to move...

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The Risks of the French Election and How to Play Them

Posted on April 20th, 2017.

Elections and votes have been among the worst nightmares of politicians and some investors as well. The Brexit vote last summer, the Italian constitutional referendum, the Dutch elections, and of course Donald Trump’s march to victory all stirred up markets, especially because of the huge errors made by polling companies and other...

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Investment Recommendations April 20th

Posted on April 20th, 2017.

Monero: Short-Term Buy (update)   Monero, 4-Hour Chart Analysis Monero continues to trade in a holding pattern between the $20 and the $22 levels since our recommendation. The altcoin held up well, despite the spikes lower towards the $20 support, but it failed to stay above the $22 level sustainably. The triangle consolidation looks to...

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Daily Analysis: Oil Turns South as Stocks Remain Steady

Posted on April 20th, 2017.

Thursday Market Recap Asset Current Value Daily Change S&P 500 2340 -0.27% DAX 12016 0.10% WTI Crude Oil 50.86 -3.84% GOLD 1282.00 0.22% Bitcoin 1220 0.67% EUR/USD 1.0767 0.53%   The volatile period in crude oil continued yesterday, as the surprising gasoline inventory build in the US triggered a large sell-off in the world’s most...

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Market Overview

Bitcoin’s Future

Posted on April 20th, 2017.

Have you ever thought about a futures market for bitcoin. It seems the CME Group has. The idea is the same as the futures for any commodity really. Just as a gold miner or a farmer has a relatively fixed cost but unknown yield, bitcoin miners have the same type of deal. They know how much they’re about to spend, but have less of a...

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Investment Recommendations April 19th

Posted on April 19th, 2017.

EUR/USD: Short-Term Sell   EUR/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis The pair index seems to be developing a declining trend, although yesterday’s surge pushed the Euro above the short-term resistance. The French election is expected to weigh on the common currency in the coming days, and the brief jump provides a possibly great entry position to...

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Daily Analysis: Stocks Quiet But French Election Looms

Posted on April 19th, 2017.

Wednesday Market Recap Asset Current Value Daily Change S&P 500 2346 0.35% DAX 12028 0.24% WTI Crude Oil 52.80 -0.04% GOLD 1279.00 -0.32% Bitcoin 1202 -0.81% EUR/USD 1.0709 0.17%   Stock markets bounced back slightly from their Tuesday lows, as no new developments surfaced regarding the US-North Korean conflict. Despite the calm...

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Gambling with the World

Posted on April 19th, 2017.

It’s not every day you see somebody do something that has a significant chance to plunge the entire world into chaos. That’s exactly what Theresa May did yesterday. I’m not saying that she made the wrong move or that she did something stupid. In fact, calling for a snap election on June 8th may prove to be the smartest...

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Ethereum, Litecoin and Bitcoin Analysis

Posted on April 19th, 2017.

Sometimes it seems like reading charts is like tracking the weather. It seems much easier to track the course of a hurricane than it is to predict when one will start, when it’s quiet outside. Likewise, sideways movement is challenging not just because it’s so easy to lose money trading it, but because it’s hard to know...

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Stock Pick: DryShips Dividend and Key Metrics can Start Attract Momentum

Posted on April 18th, 2017.

DryShips (NASDAQ:DRYS) has had a rough run in the past few weeks. The stock price has declined by over three quarters in the last one month. However this rapid decline in the stock price hides the strong key metrics which the company boasts. The company has a number of drybulk carriers and offshore vessels which provide transportation of...

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ICO

ICO Analysis: Exscudo

Posted on April 18th, 2017.

Exscudo is a mix of legacy and cryptocurrency-based financial tools for global finance. Its token is EON and its ICO begins on April 25th. Currently, early investors get a 10% bonus and are able to invest for about .0002 per EON. Exscudo stands for “exchange” and “escudo,” which was the currency of the great Portuguese empire. “We have...

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Investment Recommendations April 18th

Posted on April 18th, 2017.

S&P 500: Short-Term Sell   S&P 500 futures, 4-Hour Chart Analysis The index remains below the line-in-the-sand zone between $2350 and $2355 and the low volume bounce on Monday creates a good short-term opportunity to place a short trade. The prior leader of the global rally, the DAX is still trending lower, and the US indices are...