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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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Cryptocurrencies

Going down a Stronger Path

Posted on July 21st, 2017.

In one of the biggest turnaround stories in history, it appears that Russia is about to legalize and regulate the Cryptocurrency markets.

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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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Does Slow and Steady Win the Race?

Posted on July 20th, 2017.

A new report out of the UK today states that young workers in England will need to save as much as 20% of their paycheck in order to receive a pension that is 66% of their monthly salary once they retire. This is nearly an impossible task for most, especially those with outstanding student debt. My friends, this is unsustainable. Janet...

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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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Bitcoin

Bitcoin’s Brexit Moment Happening Now (Full Explanation)

Posted on July 19th, 2017.

Hi everyone, You may have heard about the bitcoin scaling issue that is currently playing out so I would like to offer the following as a simple yet comprehensive explanation of what is about to happen. U.K.’s Brexit referendum on June 23rd, 2016 caused the British Pound to lose 10% of its value in a single night, which is a...

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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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Cryptocurrencies

Stretch Your Limits

Posted on July 18th, 2017.

Seeing Bitcoin and Ethereum both in double digit gains this morning is certainly a welcome sight. Let’s hope this continues.

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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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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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Snapping at the Heels

Posted on July 14th, 2017.

I’d like to wish a very happy Bastille Day to all of our clients and colleagues in France.

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Stocks Retreat from New Highs as Mrs. Yellen and the Fed remain in Focus

Posted on July 13th, 2017.

Thursday Market Recap Asset Current Value Daily Change S&P 500 2443 0.13% DAX 12633 0.05% WTI Crude Oil 45.87 0.81% GOLD 1217.00 -0.13% Bitcoin 2372 -0.73% EUR/USD 1.1404 -0.07% Janet Yellen and the Fed are still all over the news today, as the central banker continues her testimony on monetary policy. After yesterday’s surprisingly...

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Cryptocurrencies

Crypt0 B0unce

Posted on July 13th, 2017.

The amount of bureaucracy and regulation that goes on in the European Union is simply incredible. The entire continent is a virtual minefield of political tripwires and multi-level legal landmines. Sometimes it’s a wonder that they can even move forward at all. So, when thinking about the legalization of digital currencies in the...

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Yellen Speech Sparks Rally in “Everything” as Fed Sees Risk Again

Posted on July 12th, 2017.

Wednesday Market Recap Asset Current Value Daily Change S&P 500 2439 0.59% DAX 12641 -1.64% WTI Crude Oil 45.30 0.52% GOLD 1221.00 0.53% Bitcoin 2370 0.20% EUR/USD 1.1425 -0.37% Investors might have felt quite a bit of nostalgia today, as Fed Chair Janet Yellen followed the tradition Alan Greenspan and Ben “Helicopter” Bernanke when...

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Cryptocurrencies

Shhhh, Don’t Wake the Sleeping Markets

Posted on July 12th, 2017.

All the stock markets really want to do is focus on the upcoming earnings season. Unfortunately, it seems that politics are once again getting in the way of profits.

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Daily Analysis: Cryptocurrencies Take Center Stage as Stock Rebound Continues

Posted on July 11th, 2017.

Tuesday Market Recap Asset Current Value Daily Change S&P 500 2419 -0.21% DAX 12436 -0.05% WTI Crude Oil 44.84 1.06% GOLD 1213.00 0.05% Bitcoin 2350 -3.05% EUR/USD 1.1428 0.25% Financial markets are mixed today with no clear trends in the major asset classes. The major stock indices are little changed, with the European and US...

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Cryptocurrencies

Seeing the Good

Posted on July 11th, 2017.

If we celebrate every piece of good news, then we must also listen to the bad. However, when listening to bad news we can always find some good. 🙂

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Europe Rebounds, Oil Lower Again as Cryptocurrencies are Under Pressure Again

Posted on July 10th, 2017.

Monday Market Recap Asset Current Value Daily Change S&P 500 2433 0.17% DAX 12834 Closed WTI Crude Oil 47.17 -2.42% GOLD 1284.00 0.45% Bitcoin 2779 -4.23% EUR/USD 1.1202 0.07% The US Dollar and European stocks markets are in the center of attention in today’s quiet session in financial markets. The Greenback is once again trying to...