Month: December 2017

In a New Year telegram to U.S. President Donald Trump, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin says a constructive dialogue between the two nations is essential for global stability. The Kremlin said Saturday that Putin emphasized in his Seasons Greetings to Trump that Russia and the U.S. could develop a “pragmatic cooperation aimed at long-term perspective” on
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As investors increasingly turn to passive investment vehicles such as ETFs, this year the funds saw record-breaking inflows of $476 billion and assets under management climb to $3.4 trillion. Even traditional money managers have rushed to launch their own exchange-traded funds. But the hot money has flowed into niche funds offering exposure to bitcoin, electric
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Ripple surged more than 30 percent Friday to an all-time high, briefly surpassing ethereum as the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization. Officially called XRP, ripple climbed nearly 33 percent to a record high of $1.90 and traded near $1.81 Friday morning, according to CoinMarketCap. The digital currency briefly had a market cap of more than
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But many investors, on Main Street and Wall Street, disagree. Ark Investment Management founder and CEO Catherine Wood, an early believer, told CNBC on Thursday that bitcoin is “so much bigger an idea than even Apple, which is a pretty big idea.” Roger McNamee, co-founder of venture capital powerhouse Elevation Partners, also said Thursday on
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The U.S. dollar saw a stunning spiral downward this year, now tracking for its worst since 2003. One strategist closely looking at the dollar’s technical setup says the greenback’s current levels are at a key juncture. Matt Maley, equity strategist with Miller Tabak, breaks down possible scenarios for the dollar as it trades near these
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The “Fast Money” traders shared their first moves for the market open. Pete Najarian is a buyer of JPMorgan. Tim Seymour is a buyer of Sea Limited. Carter Worth is a buyer of PotashCorp. Dan Nathan is a buyer of AutoNation. Trader disclosure: On December 28, 2017, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended
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Difficult times for Chipotle shareholders will not turn around anytime soon, according to one Wall Street firm. Cowen reiterated its underperform rating on Chipotle shares, predicting the company’s fourth-quarter sales will come in below expectations. “If Facebook check-in’s are indicative of traffic, data suggests the most recent weekly trend weakened to the softest levels of
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China’s Huawei on Friday flagged overall and smartphone revenue figures for 2017 that represented its slowest growth in four years, and vowed to extend its global reach with more premium products next year. The telecom equipment and smartphone maker expects 2017 revenue to rise 15 percent to 600 billion yuan ($92.08 billion), Chief Executive Ken
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U.S. equity: 38 percentInternational equity: 34 percentU.S. fixed income: 23 percentOthers: 5 percentSource: ETF.com Not surprisingly, high yield bond ETFs (HYG) saw outflows, but they were modest. Mexico ETFs were also a loser (a reverse Trump trade). Gold miners also saw outflows, and despite talk of an infrastructure plan, utilities and transports both had negative
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Bitcoin might be all hype, but it could withstand a crash and become legitimate, particularly if it sees enough gains in 2018, according to tech investor Roger McNamee. Bitcoin is “still a very small market in the context of the larger financial world, but it has had a huge year. We’ve done it around a
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For a market dependent on synchronized global growth, investors may be betting too much that China will not rock the boat next year. Part of the S&P 500’s rally to record highs this year comes on the back of better economic growth around the world. A major contributor to that growth was stability in China
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Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Thursday: Apple stock dipped slightly after the bell. The tech giant on Thursdays issued an apology to customers, after reports emerged that Apple introduced software that intentionally slows-down iPhones with older batteries. Shares of Mosaic rose more than 1.6 percent in relatively light volume after hours.
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For instance, in New Rochelle, New York, where a portion of taxes due in 2018 (and already assessed) are being accepted early, residents already have prepaid about $15 million. The average annual property tax bill there tops $18,000. “What we’re telling residents is that we’ll accept these prepayments but they should check with a financial
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