Why bitcoin could be the new gold

Could bitcoin be the next gold?The idea has a great deal of intuitive appeal. Gold bugs and bitcoin fetishists are inclined to share a profound distrust of fiat money and the nation-state, an impregnable bullishness about their favoured asset class and an obsessive attention to details of market moves along with a blithe disinterest in bigger-picture difficulties.The idea has become especially popular as the value invested in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has marched up over the last year. Read more [...]
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Technical or not, debt-limit default could spell Treasuries nightmare

Nobody doubts that the United States will make good on its debts.However if Congress fails to lift the debt ceiling in time, what is called a "technical" default -- one which only delays interest and principal payments -- are on deck for the {}14.1-trillion (U.S.) Treasury market, introducing a potentially devastating variety of complications.Bond-market industry groups are not waiting to see how it plays out. They are fine-tuning prior blueprints for how to manage affected securities so trading Read more [...]
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Bullish on Louisiana Pacific

On July 9, 2016 ($18.48 [U.S.]), we reported that a rise over $19.50-$20.00 would indicate goals of $22 and $25 for Louisiana Pacific. These goals were reached and exceeded as the stock rallied and reached a high of $26.92 (A). The stock has since pulled back to support near its climbing 40-week Moving Average (40wMA -- B) and now seems ready to resume the up-trend (C). Behaviour indicators including the climbing 40wMA as well as the climbing trend-line (solid line) affirm the positive status. Read more [...]
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Investors mine for gems among unloved small-cap stocks

U.S. small-cap stocks, highly sensitive to the destiny of U.S. President Donald Trump's policy ambitions, may face more selling pressure, leaving small-scale investors scrambling for quality titles and much more resilient sectors.Small-caps, that are more reliant on U.S. policy and economic conditions than are large multinationals, have dropped lately on rising doubts that Mr. Trump can deliver on pro-business promises like tax cuts. After outperforming in late 2016 after Mr. Trump's election, Read more [...]
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Goldman, Pimco load up on mortgage bonds as Crap gets riskier

Some large investors are getting so antsy about corporate crap debt which once-unloved mortgage bonds seem safe in comparison.Pacific Investment Management Co., Goldman Sachs Asset Management and many others are snatching up bonds tied to subprime mortgages and other home loans made prior to the housing crisis, while promoting speculative-grade company debt. They say crap yields are too low for the risk investors are taking, and securities backed by mortgages -- that Read more [...]
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Stock split is all but dead and a new study says save your tears

1 minor mystery of this bull market has been the almost complete disappearance of stock splits. New research suggest there is more to it than simply passive investors who do not care what a share expenses.An array of benefits accrue when stocks trade at the three and four digits, says Wolfe Research. High-priced stocks have reduced volatility, less short interest and reduced trade costs, the New York-based firm found. Stock splits have gone the way of landline telephones Read more [...]
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Palladium ETF investors Money out despite windfall

Investors have made a fortune. Why are funds that track the metal money?More than $49-million (U.S.) has left both primary U.S. and European palladium ETFs -- the ETFS Physical Palladium Shares and the ZKB Palladium finance -- roughly 15 percent of assets through Aug. 21 this year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Around all ETFs, holdings of palladium have dropped from around 3.1 million oz in 2014 to 1.6 million ounce now. And that is while 38 percent has Read more [...]
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Cybersecurity a risk for stocks that are Canadian

In 2014, hackers breached the cybersecurity defences of JPMorgan Chase amp; Co. and stole data related to 76 million families and 7 million small businesses. At the moment, the assault was the biggest ever on a U.S. bank. Yet the stock price of the bank budged.To date breaches have had little effect on firms' share value. This, however, is very likely to change, based on Ian de Verteuil, equity strategist at CIBC World Markets Inc.. In a report published on Sunday, Read more [...]
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The Most Recent selloff of the SP 500 came with Loads of signs

Is the market fit of nerves restlessness that is ordinary, or something worse? According to an analysis that considers not sensitivity but discuss moves' breadth, do not be surprised if it is the latter.Take the Samp ;P 500's bounce where the index recouped nearly all the fall, starting a week ago. A problem arises when you see that it occurred with the assistance of a cohort of shares and look to the rally, Sundial Capital Research states. In actuality, companies Read more [...]
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Apple is a perfect Match for the value investment Plan of Warren Buffett

Berkshire Hathaway buy of Apple stocks has revived debate.After all, the Warren Buffett of Berkshire made his fortune searching out companies with strong fundamentals and industry positions that were dominant, and it is not tough to argue that these standards are met by Apple. Now, the iPhone manufacturer is well on its way to becoming the world's first $1-trillion (U.S.) firm. Its shares are up 45 percent in the last year. Berkshire has roughly 130 million shares, Read more [...]
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