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Euro Hits 2-Year High as Market Calls Draghi’s Bluff

Posted on July 21st, 2017.

Friday Market Recap Asset Current Value Daily Change S&P 500 2470 -0.01% DAX 12334 -0.89% WTI Crude Oil 46.49 -0.92% GOLD 1249.00 0.24% Bitcoin 2751 11.81% EUR/USD 1.1638 0.05% The most important trend in financial markets continued yesterday and today in early trading as the Euro hit yet another new high compared to the US Dollar,...

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Analysis: Bitcoin Storms Higher on BIP 91 Lock-In as Crytpocurrencies Continue Rally

Posted on July 21st, 2017.

The most valuable coin is still leading the way higher, after breaking out of its one-month long correction that took BTC 40% lower. The scaling debate has been resolved by a much-needed, but still debated consensus regarding the BIP 91 protocol, propelling Bitcoin towards its all-time highs. The currency that has been pushed lower by...

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Bitcoin Prices (BTC/USD) Poised for 17% Weekly Gain as Institutional Cash Floods Back In

Posted on July 21st, 2017.

Bitcoin prices (BTC/USD) were down at the start of Friday trading, but were poised for a dramatic weekly rise amid easing concern over the future of the digital currency. The cryptocurrency was down 5% to $2,729.58 at 5:42 BST, according to Bitstamp. It had approached $2,900 on Thursday as the market clawed back toward record highs. At...

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Market Recap: Nasdaq Records First Ten-Day Winning Streak Since 2015

Posted on July 20th, 2017.

The Nasdaq Composite Index recorded its sixth straight record close on Thursday, buoyed by gains in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. The technology-rich index posted the narrowest of gains, edging up 0.1% to 6,390.00. In doing so, it recorded its tenth straight gain, or the longest winning streak since February 2015. On the most active...

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Draghi Flip-Flops Twice as Bitcoin Surges Past $2500

Posted on July 20th, 2017.

Thursday Market Recap Asset Current Value Daily Change S&P 500 2474 0.11% DAX 12522 0.56% WTI Crude Oil 47.67 0.61% GOLD 1239.00 -0.25% Bitcoin 2575 12.11% EUR/USD 1.1562 +0.42% Well, that was quick; the European Central Bank backtracked from its recent hawkish position today, as the President of the central bank announced in its...

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Bank of Japan Keeps Monetary Policy on Hold as Economic Outlook Brightens

Posted on July 20th, 2017.

The Bank of Japan (BOJ) kept interest rates on hold Thursday amid signs that ultra-loose monetary policy was breathing new life into the world’s third-largest economy. The BOJ voted to keep its overnight interest rate at -0.1%, unchanged since early 2016. Officials also pledged to continue purchasing Japanese government bonds so...

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Cryptocurrencies Bounce Back after Quick Correction

Posted on July 20th, 2017.

The major coins experienced a swift and deep correction after rallying hard on the first two days of the week, with Ethereum dipping below $200 after almost doubling to reach $250 previously. The correction was likely triggered by a security breach in the Parity Wallet that resulted in more than $30 million worth of ETH being stolen....

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Markets Calm Before Central Bank Madness

Posted on July 19th, 2017.

Wednesday Market Recap Asset Current Value Daily Change S&P 500 2460 0.13% DAX 12434 0.04% WTI Crude Oil 46.55 0.32% GOLD 1242.00 0.00% Bitcoin 2350 -0.03% EUR/USD 1.1530 -0.21% Financial markets are very calm once again, with yesterday’s most active European equities also virtually unchanged. The Dollar also settled down after...

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Cryptocurrencies Hold Gains as Hard Fork Fears Ease

Posted on July 19th, 2017.

The major coins all rallied strongly in late trading on Tuesday, with Ethereum leading the way higher after surging past the $200 level and getting close to $250. The oversold long-term picture together with the positive news regarding Bitcoin’s scaling issues gave a huge boost to the whole market, as the weekend panic seems like a bad...

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Dollar Cracks Again as Stock Fade to Red and Cryptocoins Surge

Posted on July 18th, 2017.

Tuesday Market Recap Asset Current Value Daily Change S&P 500 2454 -0.17% DAX 12431 -1.21% WTI Crude Oil 46.30 -0.61% GOLD 1242.00 0.45% Bitcoin 2340 13.23% EUR/USD 1.1573 0.83% Stock markets are losing ground today, led by European stocks that are being pushed lower by the new highs in the Euro. The DAX and the Euro Stoxx 50 indices...

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Cryptocurrency Rally Continues as Ethereum and Bitcoin Shine

Posted on July 18th, 2017.

The major cryptocurrencies got bought aggressively following the weekend liquidation, and the most valuable coins rallied back above their prior high, giving the first confirmation of a possible long-term trend change. Bitcoin surged past $2150 and hit the key $2250 level, with the timing of the previous being almost perfectly in line...

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Stocks in Summer Limbo Amid Crypto-Recovery

Posted on July 17th, 2017.

Monday Market Recap Asset Current Value Daily Change S&P 500 2458 0.11% DAX 12592 -0.32 WTI Crude Oil 46.44 -0.19% GOLD 1224.00 0.50% Bitcoin 2075 3.15% EUR/USD 1.1465 -0.03% Global financial markets are very quiet this Monday, with no major catalyst from the economic and political fronts. Last week’s rally in US stocks remains...

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Cryptocurrency Update: Majors at Key Price Levels After Weekend Crash

Posted on July 17th, 2017.

Ethereum recovered well after the Sunday morning crash that took the coin down to the $135 price level, with Bitcoin also bouncing higher, and the other majors following the two dominant currencies as well. ETH’s 20% rally means that the token is just below the previous low, at $172, which triggered the sell-off and liquidation during...

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Ethereum Crashes to Two-Month Lows in Weekend Panic

Posted on July 16th, 2017.

The crazy crypto weekend continued Saturday night as Etherum broke below its recent low, triggering another huge wave of selling and forced liquidations as margin calls got initiated after the deep correction. The cryptocurrency dragged the whole market lower amid, with all the majors falling strongly, but lots of small cap coins held up...

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Long-Term Cryptocurrency Update: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, and Dash

Posted on July 15th, 2017.

The crypto-correction continues in earnest this weekend, with Bitcoin leading the way lower this time around, “catching up” with our previous roadmap for the correction. The most valuable coin is testing the developing long-term base formation after spiking below the $2000 level earlier on today. BTC/USD Daily Chart Analysis The other...

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ICO Analysis: Power Ledger

Posted on July 15th, 2017.

Renewable energies are all the rage, for good reason. It is not hard to imagine dozens of companies, globally, prospering exponentially into the future as they deliver cost-effective platforms which enable people to buy and sell their power without going through the traditional power grid. There is an inconvenient truth facing the...

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Analysis: Another Crazy Crypto-Weekend Ahead?

Posted on July 15th, 2017.

As weekends have been very busy – to say the least – for crypto traders, today’s move lower has been keeping all players on the edge. With the Segwit2X announcement looming in one week, and the Judgment Day for Bitcoin also around the corner, nervous trading continues across the board in cryptocurrencies. While the...

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Pressure Mounts on the FED as Retail Sales Disappoint Again

Posted on July 14th, 2017.

Friday Market Recap Asset Current Value Daily Change S&P 500 2449 0.14% DAX 12618 -0.18% WTI Crude Oil 46.49 0.95% GOLD 1227.00 0.86% Bitcoin 2275 -4.23% EUR/USD 1.1441 0.37% Another month, another huge miss in US Retail Sales; that pattern didn’t break this month, as sales actually declined in June. Bastille Day is still mostly...

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Cryptocurrency Analysis: Major Coins Hold Lows as Ethereum Stuck at $200

Posted on July 14th, 2017.

The crypto-market experienced another short-term sell-off yesterday, but the major coins all managed to hold above their prior lows, as the downside momentum weakened and the small cap coins also stopped hitting new lows. While a trend change is not yet confirmed, the long-term picture continues to be encouraging, and the market could be...

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What is the Smarter Market Telling us?

Posted on July 13th, 2017.

The inverted yield curve in the bond market has a 100% record of predicting recessions since the late 1960s. A recession affects all asset classes. Therefore, it is essential for all the investors to be aware of the developments in the bond market. Key observations The bond traders have a very high probability of predicting recessions...