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If you think that Bitcoin has hit bottom after the latest round of violent price drops, think again.

While the world’s largest cryptocurrency is down 65 percent since its peak in December, technical indicators suggest there’s worse to come. Bitcoin has consistently had lower peaks since its apex in December, with each new high lower than the last. In addition, the Directional Movement Index signals the bullish buying pressure came to an abrupt end, and a new selling pressure trend has started.
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Argentina's peso gained more than 1 percent and financial stocks surged on Wednesday as government officials in Washington sought emergency funding to stem an economic crisis.
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Asian shares were mostly lower Tuesday as the lack of new leads following a U.S. market holiday meant that trade worries and slowing Chinese manufacturing activity stayed in the spotlight.
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I used to buy and sell stocks often. Over time, though, I found that frequent trading in and out of stocks hurt my overall returns. In retrospect, I would have been better off holding on to stocks longer. So now I typically hang onto stocks for at least a few years and sell only when I think the underlying reasons I bought a stock in the first place have changed.

My reason for telling you all this is that this approach requires me to be very picky about the stocks that I buy. I like a lot of stocks, but I can't afford to invest in all of them. My portfolio currently primarily includes large-cap stocks. The greatest winners, though, tend to be stocks with smaller valuations that have a lot of room to grow.

There's one stock in particular that I have my eyes on right now. It's relatively small, is generating fantastic growth, and appears to have a huge runway for even more growth. If I could buy only one stock, it would be MongoDB (NASDAQ:MDB). Here's why.
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Individual stocks can enjoy head-turning rallies over short periods of time. As of this writing, for example, the top stock in the S&P 500 has risen by just under 200% so far in 2018.

But the real life-changing returns occur over time frames that are measured in years or even decades. So, with that ultra-long-term focus in mind, we asked three Motley Fool contributors to highlight a few stocks with unusually strong outlooks. Here's why NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA), Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ), and Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK) made that list.

An electronics maker for the ages
Nicholas Rossolillo (NVIDIA): I've always been a fan of the semiconductor industry. I think semiconductors are building blocks of the future -- a modern-day commodity of sorts -- so one of my first individual stock purchases over a decade ago was a chipmaker. Unfortunately, it wasn't NVIDIA. The maker of graphics processing units (GPUs) didn't hit my buy-list radar until much later as I never saw a future f
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or the company outside of the video game industry.
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Earnings results sent retail stocks to some of the markets best and worst premarket moves. Signet Jewelers (SIG), Titan Machinery (TITN) and Tilly's (TLYS) all clocked double-digit gains. Dollar TreeDLTR and Dollar General (DG) suffered early losses, as did Salesforce.com (CRM) and Davita Healthcare (DVA). Tilray (TLRY) led a pullback among cannabis stocks early Thursday, as the group paused for a breather after Wednesday's breathtaking gains.

Dow futures slipped 0.2%, while S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures narrowed their losses to a fraction. Apple (AAPL) led the Dow, up 0.3% and on track to open at another new high. Dollar Tree posted the steepest drop among S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 stocks.

Negotiators in Washington worked frantically ahead of a U.S.-imposed Friday deadline for Canada to join a revised trade agreement worked out between the U.S. and Mexico. The Trump administration brought Canada into the negotiations late, on Tuesday, then laid down a Friday deadline — aiming to
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earn U.S. congressional approval before a Dec. 1 change in government in Mexico.

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Canada's top trade negotiator joins her Mexican and U.S. counterparts in Washington on Tuesday in a bid to remain part of a trilateral North American trade pact, as U.S. officials expressed optimism a deal could be reached this week.
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Anyone doing business with Iran will not be doing business with the US, the president says.
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Twitter reported its second-quarter earnings today (July 27), its third profitable quarter in a row. But a decline in its user count sent the social network's stock price nosediving in pre-market trading. The social network exceeded estimates of analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters—it generated $711 million for the quarter, compared to an expected $696 million. But the number of users who visit the site each month fell short of expectations: Analysts had expected Twitter to grow to more than 338 million monthly active users, whereas the social network only reported 335 million for the quarter, a drop of 1 million users over last quarter.
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Two years ago, the entire cryptoasset market had a value of $9 billion. Had it been a public company, it would barely have cracked the S&P 500 index. Fewer than two years later, the cryptoasset market is $300 billion in size, roughly double the market capitalization of RBC, Canada’s largest lender.

The explosion (and recent pull-back) ) of value in cryptoassets like bitcoin and ether has captured the imagination of developers, and the attention of the media, governments, central banks, the investing public, and regulators. It has made enthusiasts euphoric, Nobel laureates skeptical, and old-school billionaires dyspeptic. Charlie Munger of Berkshire Hathaway went so far as to call bitcoin “noxious poison.” Is there any other kind of poison?
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Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) reported another quarter of strong growth. But the growth was down from previous quarters. That was the case not just for revenue, but also for net income, earnings per share, and user metrics. In addition, Facebook saw its daily and monthly active users decline sequentially in Europe, and management guided for a further slowdown in revenue growth in the quarters ahead.

Here are the key takeaways from Facebook's second quarter.

Read more at: https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/07/25/facebook-earnings-highlight-slowing-growth-rising.aspx
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Why do so many of us have a tough time saving money? There are a couple of very obvious -- and popular -- responses: unequal wealth distribution, stagnant wages, and student-aid debt that's shackling an entire generation of college graduates.

Without taking anything away from those legitimate causes, we often ignore the thing we have the most control over: our own spending. It feels good to blame others. It is psychologically depleting to admit our own mistakes. So we over-emphasize the things out of our control, and ignore those within it.

That's a shame, because the very act of owning mistakes can lead to powerful changes down the road. That's why I want to highlight the one trick that's helped my family save the most money over time: setting aside one month per year where we pay for (almost) everything in cash -- and tracking those expenses.
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A report last week said that Apple had lost a trio of its top sales executives in India as its iPhone sales continued to fall in the country. Now, new data from Counterpoint Research indicates Apple secured just 1 percent of the smartphone market in India during Q2 of 2018…

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Fall in sterling since the Brexit vote seen as a factor in rise to nearly 40m visits last year
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The BBC has copies of texts and voicemails revealing Qatar’s tortuous negotiations to free kidnapped royals.
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As the day dawned across the U.S. on Friday, a new economic reality dawned with it: The tariffs long threatened against billions of dollars in Chinese goods took effect just at midnight ET while many Americans were sleeping — but Beijing was ready immediately with a wake-up call of its own.

The new trade regulations imposed by the Trump administration, which levy a 25 percent tariff on $34 billion worth of Chinese imports to the U.S., have "violated [World Trade Organization] rules and launched the largest trade war in economic history to date," China's Ministry of Commerce declared in a statement Friday.

Read more at: https://www.npr.org/2018/07/06/626453571/china-says-u-s-has-begun-largest-trade-war-in-history-retaliates-with-tariffs?t=1530880270364
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The online language school market is continuing to heat up, and a startup that connects native English speakers with an audience of students spanning China and 35 other countries for live language tutorials, is helping fan those flames. VIPKID, based out of Beijing, today announced that it has raised $500 million in funding — a Series D+ round that potentially values the startup at over $3 billion, based on reports in April when it was still raising the money.

Read more at: https://techcrunch.com/2018/06/21/chinas-vipkid-which-links-native-english-speakers-with-online-learners-raises-another-500m-reportedly-at-3b-valuation/
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday that new tax forms, designed to make the filing process clearer and simpler for Americans, will be released next week.

“Next week we will be unveiling the new 1040 and it will be a postcard as we promised,” he said during a press conference celebrating the six-month anniversary of the passage of tax reform. “Hardworking taxpayers won’t have to spend nearly as much time filling out their [tax forms].”

The 1040 form is the U.S. individual income tax return. Republicans promised to simplify the filing process for taxpayers, famously claiming the forms would be postcard-sized.

Read more: https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/new-1040-tax-form-will-be-the-size-of-a-postcard
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DUBAI: The UAE approved an economic package on Tuesday worth over $13 billion aimed at accelerating economic growth in Abu Dhabi over the next three years, state news agency WAM reported. In addition to the approval, Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed launched 10 new economic initiatives to create 10,000 new jobs for nationals over the next five years. This is aimed at
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Adidas (ADSGn.DE) can declare itself the winner over arch rival Nike (NKE.N) in the upcoming soccer World Cup even before the first match kicks off as it is kitting out the most teams.
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Employees have quit over Project Maven, aimed at improving the precision of US drone strikes.
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Volkswagen's (VOWG_p.DE) Porsche unit on Friday denied a report that it was halting the sale of new cars in Europe but said supply would be limited temporarily.
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Danaher Corporation, Xylem, and Pentair are all stocks set to benefit from emerging markets' need for sustainable water infrastructure.
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PayPal is taking its biggest bet yet on point-of-sale transactions, small businesses and markets outside of the U.S. as it looks to raise its game against Square, Stripe and others in the world of payments: The company has confirmed that it is buying iZettle — the Stockholm-based payments pro…
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These low-priced stocks could generate huge returns. But there are huge risks, too.
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The answer depends a lot on how much you're willing to spend to find it.
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Ever wonder if you're true leadership material? Perhaps you've been told you are, but the question is by what standard? Thousands of leadership books are written each year, many of them with marketing agendas to rehash and repackage what has been talked about for decades.
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Rising oil prices are a double-edged sword for the world economy.
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Swiss food giant Nestlé is paying Starbucks $7.
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The growth of 3D sensing technology beyond the iPhone will be a big catalyst for Lumentum.
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Record exports trimmed the U.S. trade deficit in March, the first drop in seven months in a massive gap that President Donald Trump is determined to shrink with an aggressive America first policy.
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Tesla Inc. shares fall 5 percent in pre-market trading after CEO Elon Musk went off-script in what Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas called the “most unusual call I have experienced in 20 years on the sell-side,” noting it could jeopardize the company’s relationship with the capital markets needed to fund future plans.
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The world's largest lithium producer has fallen 25% year to date. Could this be the opportunity long-term investors were waiting for?
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The dollar held steady against a basket of major currencies on Monday after pulling back slightly from a 3-1/2-month high last week, pressured by a decline in the benchmark U.S. 10-year Treasury yield.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-forex/dollar-off-three-and-a-half-month-highs-after-u-s-10-year-yield-slips-idUSKBN1I101U
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After bouncing up, falling down and keeping investors on the edges of their seats, bitcoin may be maturing into a period of relatively boring stability, experts say.
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Honeywell International is a good value, particularly when compared to its peer General Electric Company.
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Even if you don't use PayPal to send money to friends, there's a good chance you've reached for their checkout button in online stores, which is tied to all of...
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21st Century Fox said it could sell British TV channel Sky News to Disney to ease the passage of its takeover of broadcaster Sky.
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Graphics chip specialist NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) announced a slew of new products and partnerships at its annual GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in San Jose this past week. Among the most exciting was its teaming with leading semiconductor designer Arm Holdings to bring artificial intelligence (AI) to billions of Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
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When workflow management platform Asana announced a $75 million round of funding in January led by former Vice President Al Gore’s Generation Investment Management, the startup didn’t give much of an indication of what it planned to do with the money, or what it was that won over invest…
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Verified Facebook pages of Elon Musk's rocket company SpaceX and electric carmaker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) disappeared on Friday, minutes after the Silicon Valley billionaire promised on Twitter to take down the pages when challenged by users.
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Tesla Inc shareholders approved a compensation package potentially worth $2.6 billion for Chief Executive Elon Musk on Wednesday in a test of their confidence in the leader of the electric car company.
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Amazon Japan was raided Thursday by business watchdog agency the Japan Fair Trade Commission on suspicions of anti-competitive practices.
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The yen held firm against the dollar on Tuesday as a political scandal engulfing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government raised doubts about his ability to continue to pursue his economic policies, including monetary easing.
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Thomson Reuters Corp is to track and analyze chatter about bitcoin on hundreds of news and social media websites to help investors looking for an edge in trading the world's biggest cryptocurrency, the company said on Monday.
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Greece will probably not need a precautionary credit line after its bailout ends in August if the country sticks to reforms, the head of Europe's rescue fund said in an interview released on Saturday.
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The Nasdaq blasted through a record high on Friday as traders looking to ride recent momentum piled into Microsoft, Netflix, Amazon.com and other high-performance technology names.
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U.S. filings for unemployment benefits rose by more than anticipated from a 48-year low while continuing to signal a tight job market, Labor Department figures showed Thursday.
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LONDON: The visit to the UK by the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, this week will set the stage for a new trading relationship between the two countries, Dr. Afnan AlShuaiby, head of the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce, predicted. Sitting in her Mayfair office, AlShuaiby told Arab News that with Brexit on the horizon and the Kingdom seeking to diversify its economy, “the sky is the limit” when it comes to business and trade partnerships.
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Want a toned ab, but it’s proving too difficult to achieve? You’re wondering how much you have to workout to get the desired result… here’s the answer you need.

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Investors sold shares in BMW (BMWG.DE) and Daimler (DAIGn.DE) on Monday after President Donald Trump said the U.S. may tax imports of European cars if the EU retaliates against his plan to impose tariffs on aluminium and steel.
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The European Union this month will unveil plans to tax large global tech companies' revenue at a rate in the 2-to-6-percent range, though more likely closer to 2 than to 6 percent, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said in a newspaper interview.
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The U.S. dollar could face headwinds if President Donald Trump’s proposals to impose stiff tariffs on steel and aluminium imports are enacted, with the biggest risk stemming from the possible flight of capital flows needed to finance ballooning U.S. deficits.
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Rising inflation has put gold back on the radar for investors looking to protect themselves from emerging price pressures, but history suggests its reputation has been overstated.
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Amazon is in a deal to buy Ring, a marker of security cameras and internet-connected doorbells, But the companies didn't disclose details.
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Yet even with a plethora of risks and the volatility, a handful of virtual currencies continue to stand out thanks to their proprietary blockchain technology -- the digital, distributed, and decentralized ledger that's responsible for logging all transactions. While guessing the next move in virtual currencies has proved to be more of a crapshoot than Wall Street typically prefers, the following three cryptocurrencies may have a genuine shot at doubling from their current market caps.
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Elon Musk tweeted that he owns .25 BTC that he was given by a friend.
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Bitcoin's dominance in the cryptocurrency space may be dwindling. After consistently comprising 74% to 96% of the aggregate crypto market cap between 2013 and March 2017, bitcoin's share of aggregate market cap has remained below 40% for nearly two months now. Meanwhile, other digital currencies, such as Ethereum and Ripple, have gained significant ground in terms of market cap.
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Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox has strengthened its offer to protect the independence of Sky's loss-making news channel to try to overcome regulatory concerns about Fox's takeover of the parent company.
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Income investors could be missing out if they don't own these dividend-friendly stocks.
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If you were planning on putting your money back into stocks, you might want to hold on.

That’s the message from Nader Naeimi of AMP Capital Investors Ltd. who’s still hanging on to the bulk of his cash reserves for another possible selloff by March.

After an initial sharp selloff, equity markets typically have a brief recovery before another bout of sustained selling, said Naeimi, AMP’s head of dynamic markets who helps oversee about $120 billion at the firm. After moving some 30 percent of his assets to cash last year, Naeimi is waiting for that second round to occur before jumping back in.
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Germany's statistics office has reported a renewed annual rise in the country's exports and imports. Europe's powerhouse managed to slightly narrow its trade surplus which has been in the firing line for many years.
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European stock-index futures signaled sharp losses for the region’s equity markets in a global selloff that has seen the Dow Jones Industrial Average suffering its worst point-plunge ever.
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All those stock market gains since US president Donald Trump signed a major tax overhaul in late December have vanished, after the Dow Industrial index posted its biggest one-day drop in history today (Feb. 5).

At one point, the Dow fell 6.3%, or nearly 1,600 points, which also cancelled its gains for this year, as investors fret over rising bond yields and the prospect of higher interest rates. It closed the day down 4.6%, or 1,175 points.
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The crypto credit card crackdown of 2018 is here.

Purchasing cryptocurrencies with a credit card is about to get significantly harder. Earlier today, the UK’s Lloyds Banking Group announced that it would prevent customers from purchasing cryptocurrencies with its credit cards.
Lloyds Banking Group is easily of the largest retail banks in the UK, and dominates a massive swathe of Britain’s retail banking market. In addition to the eponymous Lloyds Bank, it also owns Halifax, Bank of Scotland, and MBNA.

The ban solely relates to credit card transactions. Crypto purchases with Lloyds-issued debit cards should continue to work as normal.
In a statement to The Guardian, Lloyds Banking Group said: “Across Lloyds Bank, Bank of Scotland, Halifax and MBNA, we do not accept credit card transactions involving the purchase of cryptocurrencies.”
Cryptocurrencies are unregulated, and the market for them is volatile and fundamentally speculative in nature. Over the past month, several major
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cryptocurrencies experienced major plunges in price.
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US President Donald Trump's protectionist trade policies could destabilise the world economyIn recent years, Asian trading partners, such as China, have seen a massive increase in their trade surplus with the US, which has been grappling with widespread deindustrialisation and manufacturing layoffs.

US President Donald Trump has taken up the issue and has promised to "bring jobs back to the US". In the first year of his presidency, he effectively commenced a trade war by imposing hefty tariffs on imports of foreign-made solar panels and washing machines, where China and South Korea have been world leaders.
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Crypto investors are seeing red this week. Bitcoin plunged to two-month lows on Thursday, dipping below $9,000 for the first time since November. This week has seen coins across the board in the red — a sign that investors are jumping ship to fiat currencies this time instead of swapping into altcoins as we’ve seen in the recent past.
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China's biggest e-commerce company beat analysts' expectations as the firm shrugged off any concerns about a market slowdown.

The company also said it would buy a 33 percent stake in its payment affiliate Ant Financial in exchange for certain intellectual property rights owned by the ecommerce giant.

Revenue for the October-December period rose to 83.03 billion yuan ($13.19 billion), up from 53.25 billion yuan a year earlier.

That exceeded the 79.8 billion yuan average estimate of 28 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters.
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Zeven of eight indexes on our world watch list have posted gains through the first week of 2018. The top performer is Hong Kong's Hang Seng with a gain of 10.19%, followed by our own S&P 500 with a gain of 7.45%. In third is Bombay's BSE SENSEX with 6.62%. Coming in last is London's FTSE with a loss of 0.21%.

The chart below illustrates the comparative performance of World Markets since March 9, 2009. The start date is arbitrary: The S&P 500, CAC 40 and BSE SENSEX hit their lows on March 9th, the Nikkei 225 on March 10th, the DAXK on March 6th, the FTSE on March 3rd, the Shanghai Composite on November 4, 2008, and the Hang Seng even earlier on October 27, 2008. However, by aligning on the same day and using a log scale vertical axis, we get an excellent visualization of the relative performance. We've indexed each of the eight to 800 on the March 9th start date. The callout in the upper left corner shows the percent change from the start date to the latest weekly close.
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According to one valuation model that has a stellar long-term record, stocks are now more overvalued than they have been since 1969 — almost half a century ago.

The model to which I refer is based on a single number published each week in the famed Value Line Investment Survey, published by Value Line, Inc. The number represents the median of the projections made by Value Line’s analysts of where the 1,700 widely-followed stocks they closely monitor will be trading in three- to five years’ time. Followers refer to this number as the VLMAP, which stands for Value Line’s Median Appreciation Potential.
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Business sentiment towards the U.S. is more likely to be influenced by the administration’s stance on climate change and trade than by the recent tax cuts.
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Donald Trump has taken his battle with the media on to the global stage by using a speech in Davos declaring the US open for business to accuse his press and TV critics of being mean, vicious and purveyors of fake news.

Some members of the audience of business leaders, politicians, academics and media representatives at the World Economic Forum responded to the president’s renewed onslaught by hissing.
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The Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck was hit hard Friday.

A hacker managed to funnel out 500 million NEM coins, a value of more than $424 million USD, one of the exchange's co-founders said at a news conference in Tokyo Friday.

Japan’s Financial Services Agency is also investigating the theft.
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Despite Goldman Sachs beating on earnings per share and revenue estimates for the fiscal fourth-quarter, not many investors had good things to say about the stock.

In fact, shares went lower in the two days following its earnings results. It made you think that Goldman Sachs "reported a hideous, horrible quarter where everything was bad and there was nothing good," TheStreet's Jim Cramer said on CNBC's "Mad Dash" segment.
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Given that bitcoin, despite its first-mover advantage, has no intrinsic value like a stock or real estate or gold, it's only worth as much as people are willing to pay for it.

If bitcoin crashes like skeptics predict, people that own it will lose lots of money, says Eric Schiffer, CEO of Patriarch Organization, a digital investment company.

But massive bitcoin losses, which could be triggered by a government crackdown, a major hacking event or it being usurped by one of the nearly 1,500 other cryptocurrencies, won't cause a financial meltdown, says Redwood.
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The bank won't like it, but it needs to cut its biggest expense.

Last week, Goldman reported results for 2017, its most challenging year since at least the financial crisis. Debt and commodity trading revenue fell 30 percent. Equity trading was down 7 percent. Revenue in Europe was down.
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Mark Cuban has had quite the successful run in the tech industry, successfully starting and selling businesses at the opportune time and using his profits to invest in the next big thing.

Thus far, the entrepreneur and tech expert has been hesitant to mark Bitcoin and cryptocurrency as that “big thing.” Over the years, Cuban has come around on the concept somewhat but—despite the recent announcement that his Dallas Mavericks will accept cryptocurrency as payment for tickets next year—has maintained a level of skepticism.

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Showing just have far Cuban has come on bitcoin and cryptocurrency, he announced earlier this week that his Dallas Mavericks will accept bitcoin and Ethereum as a method to pay for tickets starting next season. Even if the tech investor doesn’t fully believe in cryptocurrency, he’s clearly willing to try to profit off it—an approach that likely helped him become such a success in the first place.
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The scorching-hot stock market is fresh off yet another week of new record highs, yet one glaring question remains: When will it all come crashing down?

The global investment strategy team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch has an idea.

The firm, which has repeatedly warned of investor overexuberance, has identified what it sees as the perfect storm for a stock market correction - traditionally defined as a 10% selloff - and it involves four different metrics crossing particular thresholds.

According to BAML's analysis, such a reckoning will occur once (1) real gross domestic product (GDP) forecasts rise above 3%, (2) wage inflation climbs higher than 3%, (3) the 10-year Treasury yield exceeds 3%, and (4) the benchmark S&P 500 surges above the 3,000 level.
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A slew of hedge funds are setting up shop in Asia, pointing to early signs of a revival after new starts slumped in 2017.

Long-time employees of Tybourne Capital Management, Moore Capital Management, Millennium Management and Soros Fund Management are striking out on their own. Global investors have renewed their interest in the region after Asia-focused funds were the top performers last year, and beat global peers in five of the past six years, according to data from Eurekahedge Pte.
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Investors shrugged off the potential for a federal government shutdown Friday, driving U.S. stocks higher and setting new milestones for several of the indexes.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index, Nasdaq composite and Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks finished at record highs as the market bounced back from modest losses a day earlier. The S&P 500 has now posted a weekly gain in nine of the last 10 weeks.

Retailers, banks and consumer goods companies accounted for much of the latest gains. Energy stocks fell along with crude oil prices. Utilities also declined as bond yields edged up to their highest level in more than three years.
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Goldman Sachs has identified the 14 S&P 500 companies set to see the biggest sales growth in 2018.

The firm ranked stocks in the benchmark S&P 500 index by expected 2018 sales growth, providing a handy guide to the companies the bank sees as most likely to enjoy revenue-driven gains.
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Bitcoin’s meteoric rise and subsequent plunge has crypto investors scrambling for ways to make sense of the market. Wall Street certainly has tools, but do they offer any meaningful insight for an asset like Bitcoin?
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Bitcoin hits a high of $12,045.09, up 30.9 percent from a low of $9,199.59 touched a day ago on CoinDesk.

CoinDesk's bitcoin price index tracks prices from Bitstamp, Coinbase, itBit and Bitfinex. Bitcoin traded about 27 percent above that low at $11,736 midday Thursday.

"Large dips of 25 percent or greater are a feature of the global, super liquid, near-instant cryptocurrency trading environment," Nolan Bauerle, director of research at CoinDesk, said in an email.
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The presence of Donald Trump at this year's World Economic Forum should make headlines. But there's more to keep your eye on at Davos
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Last year’s best performing commodity hasn’t lost its touch. Spot palladium prices have soared above a record that stood for 17 years.
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For Greece, there is finally light at the end of the tunnel.

After nearly eight years of turmoil, the country is within striking distance of freeing itself from a bailout program that has strained its citizens and the eurozone alike.
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Bitcoin tumbled 20% Tuesday on fears over expanded regulations.

The price of the volatile digital currency dipped below $12,000, its lowest level in more than a month, according to data from CoinDesk.com.

Other popular cryptocurrencies ethereum and ripple also posted double-digit losses.

It's unclear why bitcoin fell. Cryptocurrency is a murky market with frequent swings.
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Asian shares slumped on Tuesday, as miners were pressured by weaker Chinese iron ore prices, while the euro stood near a 3-year peak on rising expectations that the European Central Bank could pare its monetary stimulus.
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British construction and services company Carillion collapsed on Monday after its banks lost faith in the company, throwing hundreds of major projects into doubt and forcing the government to step in to guarantee vital public services
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Asian shares hit historic highs on Monday after Wall Street extended its record-breaking run, while the U.S. dollar retreat continued as investors priced in the risk of tighter policies elsewhere in the developed world.

Activity was restrained somewhat as a U.S. holiday on Monday curbed trade in cash Treasuries, though E-Mini futures for the S&P500 made early gains of 0.2 percent.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.3 percent to 591.66, finally clearing the former all-time top of 591.50 from late 2007.

Australia’s main index firmed 0.5 percent, while futures for Japan’s Nikkei pointed to opening gains.

Investors were optimistic that Chinese gross domestic product data due on Thursday would show growth of at least 6.7 percent for the world’s second biggest economy.
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Metropolitan Bank Holding Corp, which is used by cryptocurrency companies and investment firms for wire transfers and deposits, has ceased all cryptocurrency-related international wires effective immediately, Fortune has learned.

A Metropolitan customer confirmed to Fortune that his investment firm was notified on Thursday morning that the bank was “ceasing all international crypto-related wire transfers to and from” it effective immediately. The reason for the shutdown, according to the customer, was because the bank could not verify the compliance of international wire transfers for cryptocurrency accounts. The move is alleged to be a response to an incident of international fraud associated with one of the bank’s clients.
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Japan’s plans to develop its renewable energy industry are lagging much of the world, as the nation has “prioritized keeping the status quo for fear of change,” Foreign Minister Taro Kono said.
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2017 will go down in FMC Corp.'s(NYSE:FMC) history as one of its best years yet, what with the stock skyrocketing 67.4%. Bulls point at lithium as the stock's major driver last year, but FMC derives little sales from the chemical element that has seen its demand and prices soar in recent times as the adoption of electric vehicles gathers steam.

FMC shares, in fact, got their biggest kick in March 2017 when the company announced its intention to swap its struggling health and nutrition business and $1.2 billion in cash for DuPont's crop protection business. (DuPont is now known as DowDupont Inc. (NYSE:DWDP), after its merger with Dow Chemical.) That was a great move, but if you look at FMC's operational performance, you may begin to question the stock's run-up last year. You shouldn't, as the market is wisely betting on FMC's future.
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Jeffrey P. Bezos, founder of Amazon and owner of The Washington Post, announced Friday that he is donating $33 million to a scholarship fund for young "dreamers," immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children. The donation comes amid fresh pressure from business leaders as talks on Capitol Hill over how to resolve the legal status of dreamers are foundering. The White House and some GOP lawmakers rejected a tentative deal from a bipartisan Senate group on Thursday - the same day President Donald Trump made incendiary remarks about people from developing countries. Bezos, who is the wealthiest person in the world, and his wife, MacKenzie, will be donating the sum to TheDream.
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China's exports and imports growth slowed in December after surging in the previous month, adding to signs of ebbing economic momentum as the government extends a crackdown on financial risks and factory pollution.

A synchronized uptick in the global economy over the past year has been a boon to China and much of trade-dependent Asia, with Chinese exports in 2017 growing at their quickest pace in four years.
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The pound climbed to the highest since September, shrugging off Brexit concerns as it got a boost from a weaker dollar.

Sterling reversed a weekly decline as the dollar fell ahead of a U.S. inflation report that follows weaker-than-expected producer prices on Thursday. The pound had been pressured earlier this week by continued signs of division over Brexit and disappointing U.K. economic data.
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Bond traders want to know: Is this really what a bear market looks like?

Ten-year U.S. yields flirted with the highest levels since 2014 Wednesday as longtime pillars of support for the world’s biggest bond market showed signs of eroding, raising the specter of even deeper losses. After all, global central banks are gradually pulling back stimulus and senior government officials in China have recommended that America’s biggest foreign creditor slow or halt purchases of Treasuries.
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The U.S. stock market is having its first tough start to 2018, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq both down about 0.5% in early Wednesday trading.

There is at least one bright spot in both indices, though: Cisco Systems (CSCO - Get Report) , which is up about 0.25% after the company received a bullish push from the analysts at Piper Jaffray. Analyst James Fish assigned an overweight rating to Cisco and bumped the firm's price target to $44 from $37. From current levels, that implies about 10% upside.
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Kodak just launched its own KodakCoin, a cryptocurrency for photographers. As soon as the news was announced, Kodak’s stock (KODK) jumped up, and as of this writing, its stock price is $5.02, a 60 percent gain.
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President Donald Trump will attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland despite his "America First" policy.