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Retirement contribution limits will rise in 2019

 

Good news retirement savers: The Internal Revenue Service announced cost of living increases to the contribution limits for retirement-related plans in 2019.

Market Close Report: NASDAQ Composite index closes at 7,998.06 up 1.98 points

 

Thursday s session closes with the NASDAQ Composite Index at 7 998 06 The total shares traded for the NASDAQ was over 2 4 billion Declining stocks led advancers by 1 05 to 1 ratio There were 1525 advancers and 1599 decliners for the day On the NASDAQ Stock Exchange 29 stocks reached a 52

Health Care Sector Update for 04/18/2019: MBRX,CGC,WEED.TO,MBIO,EIGR

 

Top Health Care StocksTop Health Care Stocks JNJ 0 73 JNJ 0 73 PFE 1 34 PFE 1 34 ABT 1 45 ABT 1 45 MRK 0 87 MRK 0 87 AMGN 2 83 AMGN 2 83 Health care stocks were edging higher reversing a steep slide earlier Thursday with the NYSE Health Care Index rising about 0 1 in late

5 Must-See Stock Charts for Monday: CGC, PINS, NVTA, UNP, BX

 

InvestorPlace Stock Market News Stock Advice amp Trading Tips It s the same action that we ve had for much of this week Stocks press lower near the open only to recover by lunch and push higher in the afternoon The gains aren t remarkable but the bulls resilience

Health Care Sector Update for 04/18/2019: CGC, MBIO, EIGR

 

Top Health Care StocksTop Health Care Stocks JNJ 1 13 JNJ 1 13 PFE 1 39 PFE 1 39 ABT 1 29 ABT 1 29 MRK 0 87 MRK 0 87 AMGN 2 37 AMGN 2 37 Health care stocks were falling including a 0 2 decline for the NYSE Health Care Index in recent trade Shares of health care companies in

Forex Daily Recap – A Great Day for the Greenback amid Astounding Retail Figures and EUR/USD Plunge

 

USD IndexUSD Index After struggling in the last few sessions the US Dollar Index made near the two week top level At 15 22 GMT the index had reached the daily high of 97 36 levels The greenback launched the rocket near 96 96 levels landing near 97 41 levels 0 46 percent up The

Controversy Aside, This Buyback ETF Is Soaring

 

Q1 Earnings Continue to Impress, Retail Sales Hit 18-Month High,

 

Thursday April 18 2019 A massive jump in retail sales has delivered a major boost to investor sentiment ahead of the opening bell This key metric of economic heath posted its biggest jump in 18 months during March Meanwhile first quarter earnings continue to roll in today with

Stock Market News For Apr 18, 2019

 

Wall Street closed lower on Wednesday as stiff loses of the healthcare sector negated the positive impact of strong first quarter earnings results Moreover investors waited for special counsel Robert Muller s report to be released on Thursday regarding Russian intervention into the 2016 U

Futures Rise On Data, Global Equities Mixed, Trade Deal Draws Near

 

The U S Equities Rise After Strong DataThe U S Equities Rise After Strong Data The U S futures were trading flat to slightly down in early pre market trading The index futures began to rise shortly after 8 30 AM following the release of today s economic data The date includes Retail

Thursday’s Vital Data: Intel, Netflix and Freeport McMoRan

 

InvestorPlace Stock Market News Stock Advice amp Trading Tips U S stock futures are rallying into the open this morning Source Shutterstock Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average are up 0 17 and S amp P 500 futures are higher by 0 22 Nasdaq 100 futures have added 0

Health Care Sector Update for 04/18/2019: MBIO, EIGR, CGC, JNJ, PFE, ABT, MRK, AMGN

 

Top Health Care Stocks Top Health Care Stocks JNJ FlatJNJ Flat PFE 0 43 PFE 0 43 ABT 0 85 ABT 0 85 MRK 0 45 MRK 0 45 AMGN FlatAMGN Flat Leading health care stocks were mixed pre market Thursday Leading health care stocks were mixed pre market Thursday Stocks moving on

Gold Down At 1,270 after strong US retail sales, Copper Back From 10-Month Highs

 

A new set of news coming from the Eurozone is underpinning gold as manufacturing PMI in Germany and the euro area showed weak numbers for April renewing concerns about a possible economic slowdown A new set of news coming from the Eurozone is underpinning gold as manufacturing PMI in Germany

Fed Beige Book Shows Slight-to-Moderate Growth

 

The U S Federal Reserve s Beige Book released Wednesday afternoon showed that labor markets remained tight across the nation but businesses struggled to find skilled workers while wages only grew modestly The U S Federal Reserve s Beige Book released Wednesday afternoon showed that

The Economic Calendar Puts the EUR, GBP and USD Front and Center

 

Earlier in the Day Earlier in the Day It was a quieter day on the economic calendar through the Asian session this morning March employment and business confidence figures out of Australia were the only stats for the markets to consider It was a quieter day on the economic calendar

Market Close Report: NASDAQ Composite index closes at 7,996.08 down -4.15 points

 

Wednesday s session closes with the NASDAQ Composite Index at 7 996 08 The total shares traded for the NASDAQ was over 2 41 billion Declining stocks led advancers by 1 74 to 1 ratio There were 1143 advancers and 1988 decliners for the day On the NASDAQ Stock Exchange 44 stocks reached a 52

Coinbase Crypto Services Expand to 11 New Countries: Why it’s Important

 

Coinbase crypto services

On April 17th, word went around that Coinbase crypto services will be expanding to 11 new countries. And the information is true. According to the crypto exchange, Coinbase will expand its crypto-to-crypto conversions and trading services to Colombia and Mexico, among other countries.

Here’s what we know.

Coinbase Expanding Crypto Services

Based in San Francisco, USA, Coinbase said in a blog post on Wednesday that customers in 11 new countries now have access to its crypto-to-crypto exchanging services. These services, according to the crypto exchange, will be on Coinbase, and Coinbase Pro as well. ...

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SIRIN Labs Loses One Quarter of Its Staff to Poor Finney Sales

 

SIRIN Labs

According to media site Globes, the team behind blockchain smartphone Finney has laid off a quarter of its workforce. Sirin Labs has let go of 15 team members after overestimating sales of its innovative device.

The company said it had received 160,000 Finney pre-orders in late 2018, so what’s happened?

Sirin Labs Loses Workforce

The company has said in late 2018 that it only needed to sell 80,000 devices in order to make a profit. Now it seems, not only have those pre-orders not translated to actual sales, it hasn’t managed to hit the ...

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Rakuten Launches Cryptocurrency Exchange for Customers

 

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Rakuten has begun accepting applications for accounts for its anticipated cryptocurrency exchange called “Rakuten Wallet.” The company announced that pre-registration is available for customers with Rakuten Bank, but further details as to whether the service will be available for everyone has not yet been revealed.

The company previously stated that the crypto exchange will commence business in June 2019 and it will come with a mobile app that allows trading of crypto assets.

New Crypto Exchange for Customers

Rakuten had a revenue of $9 billion in 2018, and the decision to support cryptocurrency is ...

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Proof of Capital: A New Blockchain Venture Fund Worth $50 Million

 

Proof of Capital

A new blockchain-focused venture capital fund called Proof of Capital has been established by a group of investors. The aim of the $50 million USD fund is to encourage further adoption of blockchain technology.

Blockchain Venture Fund: Proof of Capital

The new fund has been founded by three partners: Phil Chen, Chris McCann, and Edith Yeung.

It will invest in early-stage startups that are involved in blockchain technology. The group has highlighted various areas of the blockchain ecosystem that it is looking to back, including remittances, custody, wallets, security, and identity.

All ...

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India’s Unocoin Left with 14 Employees, Struggling to Stay Afloat

 

Unocoin

Unocoin, a leading crypto exchange in India, is struggling to stay afloat. Why? Because India has promulgated a law banning cryptocurrency-related trading in the country. So why is Unocoin sticking around?

There are 14 employees left at Unocoin, after the exchange shaved off 86% of its workforce. The exchange is trying to recover its huge losses and compete in the commercial market again.

Legal Action

The famous Unocoin suffered this setback due to legal action taken against one of its daring moves. In the year 2018, the founder members of the firm, Harsh B, ...

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France’s Crypto Regulations: Finance Minister Wants Whole EU Adoption

 

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This week, some are focusing on the recent fire that broke out in Notre-Dame cathedral, while others are looking at Bruno Le Maire, the French Finance Minister. According to Le Maire, EU member states should implement the same crypto regulations the French parliament approved last week.

Here’s what we know.

French Crypto Regulations are Key, According to Le Maire

Last week, France’s parliament approved a law called the Pacte (Action Plan for Business Change) law, which pertains to cryptocurrencies. The law also deals with other business plans. According to Reuters, the new law will ...

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SBI Delists Bitcoin Cash: Keeps Support for Bitcoin SV

 

SBI Delists Bitcoin Cash

In a potentially rebellious move, major Japanese financial services company, SBI Holdings, announced it is delisting Bitcoin Cash (BCH) from its digital currency exchange. Let’s check this out.

SBI Delists Bitcoin Cash (BCH)

Yesterday, we covered the controversy surrounding the delisting of Bitcoin SV (BSV). Specifically, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, announced yesterday that it will delist this crypto effective April 22nd.

The move comes as a retaliation against the actions of BSV creator Craig Wright (more on that to follow).

But today, tables are turning somewhat as major Japanese financial ...

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FBCoin: Facebook Set to Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency Coin

 

FBCoin

In 2018, and early this year, Bitcoin experienced a bearish market that riled the interest of several parties and social media companies such as Facebook. As a result, Facebook has since entered the blockchain space with its own cryptocurrency known as FBCoin.

FBCoin and WhatsApp Users

“FBCoin” is an unofficial name for the crypto asset that the social media giant has designed for its users. Facebook intends to unveil the technology to billions of its users, along with the real name.

Besides Facebook, several technology companies have acknowledged the potential and power of crypto ...

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Bitcoin SV Delisted from Binance Amid Craig Wright Controversy

 

Bitcoin SV

One of the largest crypto exchanges in the world, Binance, has delisted Bitcoin SV (BSV), it announced earlier today. The move comes after a week of controversy surrounding the cryptocurrency’s founder Craig Wright.

Bitcoin SV

Earlier today, the world’s largest crypto exchange by market volume announced it will be delisting all BSV trading pairs on April 22nd. It will continue to support BSV withdrawals, however, until July 22nd.

Binance CEO, Changpeng Zhao (CZ), first threatened the move last week. It came after Wright attacked several Twitter users who said he is not the person ...

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Bitcoin Remains Stable: Crypto Market Capitalization Hits New High

 

Bitcoin

Over the last month, the cryptocurrency market was on a hot streak, rising about 38% as investors piled into crypto assets such as Bitcoin and other popular alternatives like Litecoin, Ripple’s XRP, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, and EOS.

Crypto Market Capitalization Hits New All-Time High

At the beginning of the month, Bitcoin (BTC) price surged, taking analysts and traders by surprise as to what might have caused the sudden increase in price. However, analysts are unsure whether the cryptocurrencies will hold their recent gains. But considering Bitcoin has managed to maintain the price above $5,000, it shows ...

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Coinbase Executive Leaves: 3 Major Departures in 6 Months

 

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According to reports, Coinbase executive Dan Romero is stepping away from his role as vice president of international business. His departure will bring the number of executives to leave the company in the last six months to three.

Another Coinbase Executive Leaves

Romero announced in a Medium post earlier today that he will be leaving the crypto exchange at the end of April. He joined Coinbase in April 2014.

The Coinbase executive didn’t give a specific reason for his departure but simply said he was “planning to take some time to figure out what’s ...

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Harvard University Purchases Blockstack’s Crypto Tokens

 

Crypto Tokens

In the news making headlines in the cryptocurrency industry, Harvard University Endowment has made an investment in the crypto token sale of Blockstack.

Blockstack Offering 95.83 million Crypto Tokens

A filing made with the US Securities Exchange Commission listed designees affiliated to the Havard Management Company including Charlie Saravia, Rodolfo Gonzalez, and Zavain Dar who have been participating in the purchase of 95.8 million Blockstack tokens, worth $11.5 million. Although it’s not clear how much the Harvard University Endowment has purchased, it is, however, the first time a major endowment has invested in cryptocurrency.

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Bakkt Hires PayPal and Google Veteran as Chief Product Officer

 

Bakkt

Bitcoin futures exchange Bakkt has a new chief product officer. Announced via Medium earlier today, the exchange has added Mike Blandina to its team.

Bakkt Hires New CPO

In previous years, Blandina has worked at PayPal where he served as head of payments and credit engineering. He has also been director of engineering for Google Wallet.

In most recent years, Blandina was chief technology officer and product and engineering at OneMarket. CEO of Bakkt Kelly Loeffler wrote in the blog post:

“As our CPO, Mike will lead our efforts to converge a ...

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Coinbase Card: Now You Can Spend Your Crypto Instantly

 

Coinbase card

The Coinbase card is looking to make cryptocurrencies easier to pay with.

Over a long time, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies such as Litecoin, Ethereum, and Ripple’s XRP have been criticized that they are hard to use and spend in the real world compared to fiat currency.

Last week, the price of Bitcoin surged to $5,000, but due to its volatility and instability, BTC is still not considered the best means of payment. Bitcoin is thus considered to be a store of value just like gold instead of being an exchange currency.

However, ...

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Bitcoin Price is in the Green but EOS is Today’s Real Winner

 

Bitcoin price

The cryptocurrency top ten are in the green! Well, eight of them are at least. According to CoinMarketCap, the total cryptocurrency market cap today is $182,807,737,820.

As usual, when Bitcoin price is in the green, the rest of the market tends to be too. At the time of writing, Bitcoin is showing gains of a respectable 1.13%—a continued increase from a bull run now lasting over a week. Further down the chart, EOS is running away with a 6.84% increase.

What has Bitcoin in the green as of late? The entire market is bullish ...

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How Cryptocurrency Traders Benefit from Blockchain Technology

 

blockchain technology

Blockchain technology is a critical infrastructure for the existence of cryptocurrency and arguably one of the reasons why cryptocurrencies exist. The two are different, but they are essentially part of the same system.

Blockchain technology, therefore, affects traders directly but there are other ways that cryptocurrency traders benefit from the technology. It not only supports the existence of digital currencies but also facilitates the transfer and storage of funds, therefore making it easy for crypto investors to trade.

Blockchain’s Impact on Cryptocurrency Value

The value a cryptocurrency also seems to be related to the ...

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China’s NDRC Wants to Ban Crypto Mining: Another Clamp Down

 

NDRC

According to Reuters, China’s state planner wants to ban Bitcoin mining. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has updated a draft list of industrial activities that it is looking to encourage, restrict, or eliminate.

The list was first published in 2011.

NDRC Wants to Ban Cryptocurrency Mining

Unfortunately for crypto enthusiasts, cryptocurrency mining has made the elimination list. The NDRC concluded that it, along with 450 activities, should be phased out as they did not follow current laws and regulations.

As stated, cryptocurrency mining was joined by 450 other activities deemed ...

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Chinese Investors Jump on Bitcoin’s Bull Trend but at a Higher Price

 

Bitcoin

Cryptocurrency investment is on the rise right now, especially due to the recent Bitcoin uptick. BTC’s recent climb attracted Chinese investors, but they’re paying a premium price because they have to pay extra to purchase over the counter.

China previously banned cryptocurrency exchanges from operating within its borders and also banned crypto trading. However, Chinese crypto investors have been using OTC platforms to access the cryptocurrency markets. The downside is that they have to purchase Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies at a higher price than the officially listed market value. Some of the OTC platforms include Huobi ...

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Cryptocurrency Witnesses Better Returns than Equities This Year

 

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Good days may be ahead for cryptocurrencies. The sentiment of digital assets is improving slowly after witnessing a bear trend in 2018. The total cryptocurrency market cap has increased considerably by over $50 billion USD since the beginning of 2019. Many digital assets are outperforming the market when compared to the largest indices worldwide.

CCI30 Increases by 40%

Since the beginning of this year, the CCI30 (Cryptocurrency Index 30) has gained as much as 40%, reversing the initial downtrend. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC), which witnessed a drop in the middle of February 2019, have recuperated losses ...

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Coinbase Jobs Rank in LinkedIn’s Top 50 US Employers List 2019

 

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Cryptocurrency is taking over the financial world, and crypto exchanges are taking over the jobs world. Because on LinkedIn’s Top 50 US employers list for 2019, Coinbase has ranked higher than investment banking giant JPMorgan. Now, Coinbase jobs will be in higher demand than ever before.

The Perks of Coinbase Jobs

Coinbase ranked at number 35 on the list and JPMorgan listed at 44. It was the only crypto-relative company to make the list, but it’s a start.

Coinbase’s 600-strong staff cover areas of engineering, IT, and human resources roles. Employees can be paid ...

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