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A Week to be Remembered as Euro Jumps and Cryptocurrencies Dive Deep

Posted on July 1st, 2017.

Weekly Recap Asset Current Value Weekly Change S&P 500 2428 0.15% DAX 12815 0.11% WTI Crude Oil 46.33 -4.15% GOLD 1242.00 -1.10% Bitcoin 2495 -3.21% EUR/USD 1.1417 1.86% Central Bank Bonanza The beautiful town of Sintra in Portugal was the center of the financial world for a week, as the most powerful players of the global economic...

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Daily Analysis: Central Bank Show Continues as Euro Surges to New Highs

Posted on June 29th, 2017.

Thursday Market Recap Asset Current Value Daily Change S&P 500 2440 0.08% DAX 12577 -0.58% WTI Crude Oil 45.26 1.12% GOLD 1245.00 -0.45% Bitcoin 2779 -4.23% EUR/USD 1.1395 0.17% The common European currency is the star of the week so far, as the markets are digesting the hawkish turn in the European Central Bank’s rhetoric, while...

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Crypto-Bounce Continues as Central Bankers Toy with Markets

Posted on June 28th, 2017.

Wednesday Market Recap Asset Current Value Daily Change S&P 500 2429 0.38% DAX 12668 -0.02% WTI Crude Oil 44.27 0.07% GOLD 1253.00 0.43% Bitcoin 2534 5.13% EUR/USD 1.1335 -0.07% Yesterday’s crazy afternoon, fueled by the newest cyber threat Petya and the plunge in the NASDAQ, is a thing of the past now, as global stocks have...

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Euro Jumps on Draghi as Cryptocurrencies Try to Rebound after Monday Massacre

Posted on June 27th, 2017.

Tuesday Market Recap Asset Current Value Daily Change S&P 500 2433 -0.10% DAX 12696 -0.58 WTI Crude Oil 44.09 1.64% GOLD 1251.00 0.30% Bitcoin 2365 -5.13% EUR/USD 1.1277 0.86% Both fiat and cryptocurrencies are very active today, as “Super Mario” Draghi gave a boost to the Euro on the central bank summit when he hinted on the...

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Protect Your Savings: Central Banks, the Inflation Fallacy, and the Mountain of Debt

Posted on June 26th, 2017.

Since the end of the financial crisis, or some would say that since we entered the eye of the storm, central banks all over the world continued to pursue “extreme” measures to prop up the world’s economy and avoid a deflationary spiral. So far, we can say that the experiment worked, although the underlying problem, debt, didn’t go...

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Weekly Analysis: Bitcoin on New Highs Again after Busy and Surprising Week

Posted on June 10th, 2017.

Weekly Recap Asset Current Value Weekly Change S&P 500 2428 0.15% DAX 12815 0.11% WTI Crude Oil 45.90 -4.15% GOLD 1268.00 -1.08% Bitcoin 2876 11.23% EUR/USD 1.1195 -0.76% The British snap election fueled the most prominent moves of the week, as the Pound was heavily sold on the narrow victory of the Conservative Party. The Euro also...

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Daily Analysis: Markets Turn Volatile after ECB-Meeting as UK Election Looms

Posted on June 8th, 2017.

 Thursday Market Recap   Asset Current Value Daily Change S&P 500 2434 0.06% DAX 12718 0.37% WTI Crude Oil 45.67 -0.07% GOLD 1281.00 -1.01% Bitcoin 2729 -2.94% EUR/USD 1.1223 -0.30% Financial markets turned volatile today after a period of low volatility, as the “Super-Thursday” of the week arrived, with the European Central...

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US Central Bank Records Show 50 Cybersecurity Breaches Since 2011

Posted on June 3rd, 2016.

Over 50 known cybersecurity breaches were detected by the U.S. Federal Reserve between 2011 and 2015, Fed Reserve records have revealed. The United States Federal Reserve, the country’s central bank, has detected over 50 cybersecurity breaches between 2011 and 2015 alone. Several espionage incidents were detected, with staff suspecting...