Dow Surges 443 Points: Here’s What Xi Jinping Said That Lit the US Stock Market on Fire

On February 15, the Dow Jones surged by 1.74 percent, adding 443.86 points. Within less than 1 month, the Dow Jones has recovered from 24,065 points to 25,883 points, by a staggering 7.6 percent. Analysts were uncertain how the Dow Jones would react to the reported plans of the Trump administration to delay the U.S.-Chian trade deal deadline by 60 days to May 1. The prospect of a comprehensive trade deal may have significantly improved in the last 24 hours. Reports claimed corporate China has begun to face an increasing number of defaults, Didi plans to lay off 2,000 employees,

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Here’s Why the Bitcoin Price Has Crypto Traders Railing at Bart Simpson

Bitcoin’s recent price movements have crypto traders everywhere railing at Bart Simpson for roiling the market. Below, we’ll explain why, but first, let’s take a look at the flagship cryptocurrency’s movements today. Bitcoin Price Trades Sideways Bitcoin price action has not changed much since our previous analysis. The digital currency continues to trend inside a narrow channel. Whether or not this channel is a bull flag cannot be determined just yet. The only positive thing in the current trend is bitcoin’s ability to hold onto gains it made during February 8’s impressive bull run. As of Thursday afternoon, the bitcoin-to-dollar rate

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Here’s How the Gov’t of Seoul is Using a Public Blockchain in the Real-World

The government of Seoul is using ICON, the largest blockchain project in South Korea by valuation, to process information, issue documents, and conduct a wide range of administrative tasks. On February 8, the Seoul Metropolitan Government moved forward with its plans to develop a blockchain ecosystem with the people of Seoul by creating the Seoul Blockchain Governance Team. The Seoul Blockchain Governance Team is composed of 40 college students, 30 normal residents, 20 blockchain developers, and 10 industry experts. The team will develop, test, and deploy distributed ledger-based systems in the upcoming months for the government. Ultimately, the Seoul Metropolitan

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TD Ameritrade Says US Stock Market Stability is Luring Investors, But Here’s Why the Dow Might Not Bounce Back

Throughout the past two weeks, analysts have generally attributed the recovery of Dow Jones to technical factors, expressing skepticism toward the sustainability of the U.S. stock market rally. This week, Shawn Cruz, a trader strategy manager at $ 30 billion brokerage giant TD Ameritrade, said that the sentiment in the U.S. stock market has improved, especially among fundamental-based investors. “ giving the more fundamental-based investors faith coming back into the market, which is then driving what technical traders are seeing on their screen,” Cruz said, speaking to The Wall Street Journal. Can the Dow Jones Rally? Since

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Swiss Franc Plummets – Here’s What Caused the Haven Currency’s Mini ‘Flash Crash’

On Monday during the Tokyo session the Swiss franc (CHF) was aggressively sold. The USD/CHF pair for instance touched the 1.0106 level. This was a high that the pair last reached in November last year. On the other hand the Euro/Swiss Franc (EUR/CHF) pair touched the 1.1422 mark. Against the Japanese yen the franc fell to 108.80 while against the sterling pound it touched the 1.3056 level. Swiss Franc Rises Sharply Then Fills Gap, Breaking its Average Trading Range But within a matter of minutes the sharp moves were reversed. For the USDCHF it resulted in a trading range of

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The Bitcoin Price is Booming, But Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Get Too Excited [Yet]

The bitcoin price on Friday posted one of its most robust bullish sessions in weeks as it rose as much as 10.5 percent in just twelve hours. The bitcoin-to-dollar exchange rate (BTC/USD) established a higher high towards $ 3,710, up 10.38 percent from the Asian session open. It was not a matter of technicals only; the fundamentals also played an important role in catalyzing the ongoing bitcoin bull run. Robert J. Jackson Jr., a commissioner at the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), said in an interview that the regulatory agency would eventually approve a bitcoin ETF. The news, it seems, helped

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Facebook’s Crypto Shopping Spree Isn’t Over Yet. Here’s Who Else They Might Acquire.

Facebook’s crypto ambitions are reportedly not limited to its acquisition of blockchain startup Chainspace, according to The Information. Facebook Has Met with at Least Three More Crypto Startups Citing unnamed sources, the publication said Facebook has been eyeing several blockchain startups with a view of making acquisitions. Some of these firms include Algorand, Basis and Keybase. Around two months the social media giant reportedly held discussions with stablecoin startup Basis. This was after Basis had signaled that it was shutting down in mid-December over regulation concerns. However, nothing materialized from the discussion. Facebook’s Plans to Develop a USD-Pegged Cryptocurrency Interestingly,

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Here’s Why the US Corporate Earnings Decline Won’t Hurt the Dow Jones

For the first time since 2016, U.S. corporate earnings are projected to drop by 0.8 percent per share in the first quarter of 2019. But, the projection had no visible impact on the Dow Jones and the rest of the U.S. stock market. In December 2018, Wall Street analysts forecasted U.S. corporate earnings to grow by 3.3 percent. The data provided by FactSet obtained by FT show that analysts have slashed their forecast from 3.3 percent growth to a 0.8 percent decline. The drop in U.S. corporate earnings comes in a period in which large conglomerates, especially in the tech

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