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Sam Bourgi

Sam Bourgi is Contributing Writer to Hacked.com, where he specializes in cryptocurrency, economics and the broader financial markets. Sam has nearly eight years of progressive experience as an analyst, writer and financial market commentator where he has contributed to the world's foremost newscasts.

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Ethereum Notches Two-Month High as Bitcoin Offspring Triggers Volatility

Posted on August 22nd, 2017.

Digital currency Ethereum climbed to a two-month high on Monday, taking some of the heat off Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, which have slumped since the weekend. Ethereum Forges Higher Path Concerns over Bitcoin created a favourable tailwind for Ethereum (ETH/USD), which is the world’s No. 2 digital currency by total assets....

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Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Corrects Lower After Record-Setting Weekend

Posted on August 21st, 2017.

The Bitcoin Cash (BCH) offshoot soared to new records over the weekend, as higher trade volume and a boost in mining profitability drove gains. However, prices have since come crashing down amid a broad pullback in the newly forged cryptocurrency. BCH Approached $1,000 Over the Weekend Bitcoin Cash jumped 44% to $996.92 on Saturday,...

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Market Overview

U.S. Stocks Tank as Political Jitters, Weak Earnings Trigger Broad Selling

Posted on August 18th, 2017.

U.S. stocks just posted their biggest decline in three months, as disappointing earnings and political jitters drove volatility through the roof. Wall Street Slams on the Breaks Stocks declined across the board on Thursday, with the S&P 500 Index falling 1.5% to 21,750.73. All 11 sectors tracked by the large-cap index finished in...

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Economy

Trump Administration Takes Hard Line as NAFTA Talks Underway

Posted on August 17th, 2017.

The Trump administration took a hard line in renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on Wednesday, demanding major concessions aimed at restoring the U.S. trade balance with Canada and Mexico. First Round of NAFTA Talks Begin On Wednesday, representatives from the U.S., Canada and Mexico descended on Washington,...

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Cryptocurrencies

NEO Springboards to Top-Ten Cryptocurrency with $2.4 Billion in Assets

Posted on August 16th, 2017.

NEO has skyrocketed in recent weeks, placing it among the world’s top-performing cryptocurrencies and offering further credence to China’s leadership role in the market. NEO Surges to New Highs The so-called “Ethereum of China” is up 500% over the past 14 days. At the time of writing, prices were up 13.8% to...

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Bitcoin

The Bitcoin-Google Connection?

Posted on August 16th, 2017.

Bitcoin has more than doubled over the past month, as the hype and euphoria around crypto-investing continue to outweigh fears of a burgeoning asset bubble. For one astute cryptocurrency analyst, bitcoin’s year-long rally appears to be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Google ‘Bitcoin’ and See How Many Results Show Up At the...

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Market Overview

Gold Fails to Break $1,300 as Risk Appetite Returns to the Financial Markets

Posted on August 15th, 2017.

Gold prices were knocked from more than two-month highs on Tuesday, as risk appetite returned to the financial markets. Gold Rally Fails to Eclipse $1,300 A familiar narrative has befallen gold this week, as the metal appears poised to complete a triple-top formation extending all the way back to April. After gaining roughly 5% over the...

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Market Overview

Stocks Look for Redemption After Second-Worst Week of 2017

Posted on August 14th, 2017.

North Korea tensions triggered a mass exodus from global equities last week, with the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average posting their second-biggest declines of the year. Stocks Drop, Volatility Spikes U.S. stocks edged higher on Friday, but that wasn’t enough to offset large weekly declines. The large-cap S&P 500...

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Bitcoin

Bitcoin Forges New Highs as Prices Quadruple This Year

Posted on August 14th, 2017.

Bitcoin’s relentless surge continued over the weekend, with prices crossing $4,000.00 for the first time since the cryptocurrency was introduced back in 2009. BTC/USD: On to a New Milestone The BTC/USD exchange rate reached a high of $4,190 for a new all-time record, according to Bitstamp. After a brief pause, Bitcoin’s...

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Cryptocurrencies

Ethereum Up 50% in Last Two Weeks on South Korea, ICO Hype

Posted on August 11th, 2017.

Ethereum (ETH/USD) has been pushing higher over the past two weeks, with prices crawling back above $300.00 for the first time since June. ETH/USD Hits One-Month High The ETH/USD exchange rate approached $315.00 on Wednesday, the highest level in over a month. The price pulled back on Thursday to settle just above $300.00. Prices held...

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Market Overview

Geopolitical Sabre-Rattling Sends Gold to Two-Month Highs

Posted on August 10th, 2017.

Gold prices rode a tailwind of “fire and fury” Wednesday on route to two-month highs, as North Korea tensions triggered a bout of risk aversion in the financial markets. Precious Metals Surge Risk avoidance sent gold prices sharply higher in mid-week trading. The December futures contract closed a hair below $1,280.00 a troy...

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Market Overview

Dow’s Streak of Nine Consecutive New Highs Comes to an End Amid North Korea Tensions

Posted on August 9th, 2017.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average snapped its remarkable winning streak on Tuesday, as U.S. stocks ended on a whimper amid escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula. Dow Falls for the First Time in 11 Days The Dow snapped a ten-day winning streak, including nine consecutive record highs. The blue-chip index fell 33.08 points, or 0.2%,...

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Cryptocurrencies

Crypto Market Cap Hits Record High as Value Doubles in Three Weeks

Posted on August 9th, 2017.

The combined value of all cryptocurrencies soared to record highs this week, with bitcoin pulling away from the pack amid growing institutional sponsorship and safe haven status. Crypto Market Surpasses $120 Billion The cryptocurrency market was valued at roughly $124 billion on Tuesday, according to Coinmarketcap.com. That’s...

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Market Overview

Wall Street’s Double-Digit Earnings Set to Continue Despite Political Impasse

Posted on August 8th, 2017.

U.S. stocks rose to fresh highs on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average notching its ninth consecutive record close on the back of double-digit earnings from Wall Street companies. Record-Setting Rally Continues The 30-company Dow Jones index climbed 25.61 points, or 0.1%, to 22,118.42 on Monday. The blue-chip index has risen in...

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Bitcoin

Bitcoin’s Offensive Continues as Prices Breach $3,400

Posted on August 8th, 2017.

Bitcoin’s value jumped to a new record on Tuesday, a clear indication that the bull market was back in vogue following a month of turmoil. $3,000 & Beyond The virtual currency (BTC/USD) rose 2.4% to $3,468.00 in overnight trading, according to Bitstamp. Before the weekend, the BTC/USD had crossed the $3,000 mark only once. At...

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Cryptocurrencies

Ethereum Catches Fire Amid Broad Rally in Digital Currency Market

Posted on August 7th, 2017.

Ethereum leaped to one-month highs over the weekend, as a relief rally swept the digital currency market following a volatile start to the month. ETH/USD Price Levels Prices climbed above $270.00 an ether on Sunday before paring gains later in the session. At the time of writing, the ETH/USD exchange rate is down nearly 5% at $259.00,...

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Market Overview

Dow’s Relentless Surge Shows Signs of Slowing as Markets Ponder Overvaluation Risks

Posted on August 4th, 2017.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average posted its seventh straight record close on Thursday. However, growth came by the narrowest of margins as Wall Street tempered its appetite for stocks. The Dow’s Remarkable Story Earnings results from several blue-chips have pulled the Dow Jones into record territory. Gains continued on Thursday,...

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Analysis

Bitcoin Cash: Lack of Support for BCH Deposits Will Limit Price Discovery

Posted on August 4th, 2017.

The price of Bitcoin Cash is fluctuating wildly just days after it was minted – a trend expected to continue as bitcoin users face difficulty accessing their BCH deposits. Early-Stage Volatility BCH price discovery was off to a rocky start on Tuesday, with volatility extending throughout the week. Values peaked at $756.93 on...

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Bitcoin

Bitcoin Maintains Market Share After Digital Currency Split

Posted on August 3rd, 2017.

Bitcoin prices were remarkably steady on Thursday, as markets welcomed a new version of the digital currency following the Aug. 1 fork. Bitcoin Prices Survive Hard Fork After reaching $2,900.00 on the day of the fork, bitcoin prices have stabilized north of $2,700.00. The BTC/USD traded within a $23 range on Thursday, retaining a market...

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Market Overview

Divided Bank of England (BOE) Set to Vote on Interest Rates This Week

Posted on August 2nd, 2017.

The Bank of England (BOE) will release its August interest rate decision on Thursday amid growing dissent within its own ranks. Although economists expect the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to bypass a rate hike, the real story is likely to be how many members vote for one anyway. MPC Revolt The BOE appears to be at odds...

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