Wall Street Trading Bots Fail as Fed Flip-Flops and Trump Tweets

The party may be over for automated trend-following trading strategies on Wall Street. As a recent report by Bloomberg highlights, the once legendarily profitable investment systems run on computers by hedge fund managers have lost their edge. Although still dominating a large share of capital compared to human traders, the machines are not as invulnerable as they once were. Wild volatility in the Dow Jones and other major US stock market indices makes that abundantly clear. Smooth economic cycles are one thing, but unnatural monetary policy from the Federal Reserve – alongside market-shaking tweets from Donald Trump – are something

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This Wall Street Analyst Forecast Tesla’s Dominance. Here’s What He Says Will Shake up the Auto Industry Next.

Adam Jones, Global Auto Analyst at Morgan Stanley, warned that the production of an electric vehicle by either Tesla or Rivian could be bad news for traditional car makers in Detroit. Why? This wildly profitable segment of the vehicle industry is one that auto companies don’t mess around with. Amazon Plunks Down Major Cash to Invest in Tesla Competitor Rivian As CCN reported, Amazon led a $ 700 million funding round in Tesla rival Rivian Automotive LLC. According to the reports, while GM wasn’t included in the round as previously speculated, analysts expect the automaker to inject funds into Rivian in

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Ocasio-Cortez Tries to Tear Down Trump’s Border Wall Just 24 Hours after Chasing Amazon out of NYC

The wide criticism U.S. House Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez received when she cheered Amazon’s decision to not build a second headquarters in New York didn’t seem to faze her. Instead, the freshman congresswoman seems emboldened, and now, just one day later, she’s setting her sights on President Donald Trump and his beloved border wall. Trump’s National Emergency Declaration Triggers Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez On Friday, President Trump declared a national emergency to combat all kinds of crimes that stem from illegal immigration. Speaking from the White House Rose Garden, he reiterated his talking points about what he’s called a crisis at the country’s southern

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A Bitcoin ETF is ‘Virtually Certain’, Only Matter of time for SEC Approval: Wall Street Advisor

The prospect of a Bitcoin ETF is ‘virtually certain’ according to finance manager Ric Edelman, who is confident that either VanEck or Bitwise will satisfy the demands of the SEC. The founder of Edelman Financial Engines told CNBC’s Bob Pisani on Monday’s ETF Edge: “It’s virtually certain. The only question is when. And I don’t know how soon it will the happen; the SEC has several legitimate thoughtful concerns that the industry has to overcome, and I’m confident that they will, and eventually we will see a bitcoin ETF. And it’s at that stage that I will be much more

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Wall Street’s about to Bid Farewell to One of its Biggest Bitcoin Bulls

Serial investor and bitcoin advocate Bill Gross has announced his immediate retirement from active bond investment to manage his own funds. Gross who was dubbed the  “bond king” for his role in active bond-trading almost 50 years ago, achieved fame and notoriety in equal measure for his investment advice to pick bitcoin over central banks. Bill Gross Defended Bitcoin in 2016 Describing central banks as a “casino” in a 2016 investment letter for the Janus Henderson Global Unconstrained Fund, Gross painted a picture of a post-apocalyptic future where existing financial paradigms are overwhelmed and replaced by cryptocurrency. Unsurprisingly, the position

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