Nasdaq Inc. is still planning to launch its Bitcoin futures early next year, Bloomberg reported early this morning. Two individuals familiar with the Bitcoin project told Benjamin Bain, a reporter at Bloomberg, that despite the downturned market the index still plans on offering these contracts. Bitcoin Futures Bitcoin (BTC) has plunged nearly -75% since the
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While many traders eagerly await a potential bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF), some of the cryptocurrency’s most passionate advocates are lukewarm at best about the prospect of such an instrument. Twitter is flush with users like crypto entrepreneur Jonathan Hamel posting about how an ETF would bring an “epic” inflow of institutional capital to the ecosystem
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(Photo by Alexander RyuminTASS via Getty Images) The trend is your friend is an investment adage that is usually associated with short term traders, employing technical analysis or other momentum strategies. It can also apply to thematic investors seeking to identify mega-trends that will last decades. These are trends so clearly in place, it is
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Shutterstock To become a “Dividend Aristocrat,” a dividend paying company must accomplish an incredible feat: consistently increase shareholder dividends every year for at least 20 consecutive years. Companies with this kind of track record tend to attract a lot of investor attention — and furthermore, “tracking”
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There are two certainties when discussing responsible investments. The first is that millennials will be invariably be listed as a primary driver of interest. The second is that someone will inevitably quip that it doesn’t matter what millennials may want to invest in since they all live in their parents’ basement anyway. Even before the
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Legislation to permit local government bonding to pay for underfunded pension and other retirement liabilities through 2023 is making its way through the lame-duck session of the Michigan legislature. Without an extender, the existing law will expire Dec. 31. The legislation, which would also lower the ratings floor at which municipalities would be eligible to
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Thoughtful Blond Young Woman with Pouting Lips Holding Red Gift Box Against White Background.Getty In my monthly newsletter, the Forbes Real Estate Investor, I cover over 150 Real Estate Investment Trusts (or REITs) – with useful data, including recommendations that range from Strong Buy to Strong Sell. A few of my picks are referred to
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Jerome Powell, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve. The future actions of the Fed will have a key impact on bond markets. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg We’re now firmly into a rising interest rate cycle in the U.S. With several bond metrics approaching extreme levels relative to recent history, here are a few things to be aware of, and
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Shutterstock Looking at the underlying holdings of the ETFs in our coverage universe at ETF Channel, we have compared the trading price of each holding against the average analyst 12-month forward target price, and computed the weighted average implied analyst target price for the ETF itself. 
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Investors are often told to diversify and choose low-cost index funds or exchange traded funds (ETFs). Still, the S&P 500 Index is weighted by market capitalization and a volatile October emphasized how much risk was concentrated at the top. So what’s an investor to do? Mike Loewengart, E-Trade’s vice president for investment strategy, outlined ways
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The Invesco Currency Shares British Pound Stlg (FXB) ETF, which tracks the British Pound against the US Dollar, has slid by about 12.33% from its 52-week high in April 2018. Concerns surrounding Brexit has been the predominant reason for the weakening Pound, whereas the USD strengthened strongly this year amid a hawkish Fed, which has
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In this market, investors should opt for individual stocks instead of exchange-traded funds, which often lump together shares of companies with conflicting trajectories, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Tuesday after a turbulent trading session. Using the technology sector as an example, the “Mad Money” host outlined the crosscurrents making the group particularly “complicated.” Apple’s stock has
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