Market Wrap: As Traditional Markets Rally, Bitcoin Gets Boring

Bitcoin broke above $9,250 for the first time since Friday as the leading cryptocurrency continues to trade in a tight range just above $9,000 for several weeks. But cryptocurrency markets have stayed quiet as traders expect a big move. Bitcoin was trading hands around $9,250 as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET).  Ether, the second-largest […]

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CDC’s Deathblow to the Economy Could Mean Imminent Stock Market Plunge

The CDC has all but confessed that the U.S. is losing control over the virus. V-shaped recovery theory will prove to be a fantasy when another wave of virus disrupts business. When the reality of a permanently scarred economy begins to hit the bulls, the U.S. stock market could undergo a considerable pullback. On Monday, […]

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Market Wrap: Bitcoin Quiet at $9.3K While DeFi Gets Loud

It’s a lethargic Thursday across most markets, including bitcoin. Yet, on a longer-term view, the big growth story remains the Ethereum network’s DeFi movement, which continues to help drive ether’s performance in 2020.  Bitcoin (BTC) was trading around $9,395 as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET), gaining 0.97% over the previous 24 hours.  At 00:00 […]

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The Stock Market Is Looking Bullish – So Why Don’t Americans Agree?

Expectations of higher stock prices fell in May, according to the Fed’s consumer expectations survey. Consumers see a mean probability of less than 50% that stock prices will be higher a year from now. Consumer sentiment about the stock market is dipping as analyst sentiment grows stronger. When the U.S. stock market started to rebound […]

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Warren Buffett Should Follow His Own Advice – He’d Be $81 Billion Richer

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has underperformed the broader stock market for a decade. If he followed his own advice and just bought an S&p 500 tracker fund, he’d be $81 billion richer. In fact, he’d be the richest man on the planet. It’s been a rough year for Warren Buffett. The March sell-off wiped out […]

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Market Wrap: Bitcoin Slides, Stocks Tread Water on Trump China Comments

Bitcoin declined for the first time in three days as traders in digital-asset markets and more traditional stocks considered the implications of U.S. President Donald Trump’s latest broadsides against China on the coronavirus and Hong Kong.  Bitcoin (BTC) was changing hands around $9,400 as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET), slipping less than a percent […]

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Smart Money Hasn’t Been This Bearish on the Stock Market Since Obama Was President

Institutional investors are taking up massive short positions in the S&P 500 Index, a sign that the latest relief rally is unsustainable, according to Bank of America. The S&P 500 Index closed above 3,000 on Wednesday for the first time since early March. Despite Bank of America’s bearish call, its CEO believes the U.S. economy […]

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Market Wrap: Crypto Mining Stock Hut 8 Jumps on Unusually High Trading Volume

Shares of cryptocurrency mining firm Hut 8 Mining Corp. (TSX:HUT) surged 32 percent with unusually high trading volume on the Toronto Stock Exchange Friday.  The huge, surprising bounce for the stock arrives after the firm warned earlier in April that coronavirus-related issues might hurt its business.  Like cryptocurrencies themselves, mining company stocks are prone to […]

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Market Wrap: Bitcoin Price Volatility Declines in Contrast to S&P 500

You know things are weird when bitcoin is getting less volatile and stocks aren’t. After surging about a month ago during a frantic sell-off, the 30-day volatility of daily returns from the leading cryptocurrency has dropped in recent days, and is almost back to where it was before the panic started in early March. Volatility […]

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