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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.

What To Expect From Texas Instruments Over The Next Two Years?

 

Semiconductor bellwether Texas Instruments 160 TXN has been contending with declining revenues in recent quarters amid cooling demand for its products in many end markets and the ongoing trade war between the U S and China In this analysis we take a look at what is driving the company

How Does China Mobile's Wireless Business Compare With Its Peers?

 

China Mobile 160 CHL dominates the Chinese wireless market with a market share in terms of subscribers of about 58 160 However the carrier has been underperforming its smaller rivals China Telecom and Unicom over the last two years as they bolstered 4G coverage and launched new

Why Has Roku Stock Outperformed?

 

Streaming media player maker Roku s ROKU stock has risen by 280 since it listed in September 2017 While Roku is best known for its streaming hardware Players its financial performance is being driven primarily by growth in the high margin Platform business which generates revenues

Health Care Sector Update for 06/19/2019: IRWD,AGN,IQV,CALA

 

Top Health Care StocksTop Health Care Stocks JNJ 0 09 JNJ 0 09 PFE 0 19 PFE 0 19 ABT 0 31 ABT 0 31 MRK 0 17 MRK 0 17 AMGN 0 07 AMGN 0 07 Health care stocks were moderately higher this afternoon including a nearly 0 5 gain for the NYSE Health Care Index while the shares of

Traders Wants A Rate Cut; They Should Be Careful What They Wish For

 

Playing the Fed's Rate-Cut Odds

 

Wednesday June 19 2019 With no major economic data being released ahead of the opening bell today and Q2 earnings season now in the rearview mirror all eyes turn to the Federal Reserve This afternoon Fed Chair Jerome Powell is expected to give public remarks on the state of the U

Stock Market News For Jun 19, 2019

 

U S stocks closed sharply higher on Tuesday after President Trump s said he will meet his Chinese counterpart during the G 20 summit which boosted investors confidence Moreover market participants are also expecting a signal from the Fed for a rate cut in the next month All three major

Wednesday’s Vital Data: Snap, Boeing and United States Steel

 

InvestorPlace Stock Market News Stock Advice amp Trading Tips U S stock futures are trading near unchanged this morning as traders gear up for this afternoon s announcement from the Federal Reserve Ahead of the bell futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average are

Health Care Sector Update for 06/19/2019: MLNT, CALA, MYOS, JNJ, PFE, ABT, MRK, AMGN

 

Top Health Care Stocks Top Health Care Stocks JNJ FlatJNJ Flat PFE 0 12 PFE 0 12 ABT FlatABT Flat MRK FlatMRK Flat AMGN FlatAMGN Flat Leading health care stocks were mostly flat in Wednesday pre bell trading Leading health care stocks were mostly flat in Wednesday pre bell

Markets Pause As Fed Meets, Trade-Related Optimism Grows, BOJ To Stimulate Industrial Sector

 

The U S Market Is Flat As Trader Wait On The FOMCThe U S Market Is Flat As Trader Wait On The FOMC The U S futures are indicating a flat open on Wednesday as traders wait on today s FOMC statement The committee is not expected to alter monetary policy but it is expected to alter the

3 Big Stock Charts for Wednesday: Pfizer, FMC and McCormick & Company

 

InvestorPlace Stock Market News Stock Advice amp Trading Tips A sizeable chunk of Tuesday s intraday gain was given back before the closing bell rang though even then the S amp P 500 was able to muster a 0 97 win But between the bullish gap and the headlines needed to make it

Three Bullish Indices

 

Nevertheless rises on the biggest global indexes is a fact Gains are supported by the technical analysis too which should give additional confidence Nevertheless rises on the biggest global indexes is a fact Gains are supported by the technical analysis too which should give

U.S. Dollar Index Futures (DX) Technical Analysis – June 19, 2019 Forecast

 

The U S Dollar is trading slightly better against a basket of currencies early Wednesday but inside yesterday s range as most of the major players take to the sidelines ahead of the release of the Fed s interest rate and monetary policy decisions at 18 00 GMT The U S Dollar is trading

Fed May Trigger Wild Swing in Index and Metals

 

The expectations that the US Federal Reserve may maintain rates at current levels or potentially drop rates by a quarter percent leaves an open interpretation as to how the global market s will digest this news Obviously leaving rates unchanged would be the most benign action the Fed

Asian Stocks Higher on Wall Street’s Lead Ahead of Fed Decisions

 

Asia Pacific shares are trading higher on Wednesday on optimistic developments overnight regarding U S China trade relations This fueled a surge on Wall Street that drove the major stock indexes to within striking distance of their all time highs The bullish tone created by the earlier rally

Is Cryptocurrency the Future of Advertising? How Brave Wants to Use Data

 

Brave

Wouldn’t it be great if there were no ads bothering you while you surf the Web?

Or if your data wasn’t everyone’s business? Companies use your data to personalize your experience and bring you more relevant ads and content. Yet, most people are not comfortable with their data being a commodity, and they also don’t see the results they are promised by giving up their data. As a result of recent data and privacy turmoil, people started taking their privacy online more seriously.

You get flooded with ads on a daily basis. You navigate ...

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Facebook Enters the Crypto Space with Libra Coin

 

Libra Coin

On Tuesday, Facebook and its partners unveiled its new cryptocurrency dubbed Libra coin that will transform how its over 2.38 billion users perceive the use of crypto to make purchases.

Libra to Bring “Unbanked” Individuals to the System

The project is offering a stable digital currency that expects to bring more unbanked individuals into the system. The Libra coin will be backed by stable financial assets and managed through a governing body. The coin is expected to make an entrance into the market in the first half of next year.

The Facebook coin could ...

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Litecoin (LTC) is the Top Altcoin Performer in 2019: Gains Keep Coming

 

Litecoin

Cryptocurrencies have bounced back after imploding in early 2019. While all the major digital currencies have bottomed out from one-year lows, Litecoin (LTC) has emerged as a top performer as it continues to elicit strong interest.

Cryptocurrency Renascence

A 360% plus rally from one-year lows underscores the love that Litecoin continues to receive in the market. Elsewhere on the market, Bitcoin (BTC), the largest cryptocurrency, has rallied by 135%, while Ethereum (ETH), the second biggest crypto, is up by close to 100%. With a market cap of more than $8 billion, Litecoin is currently ranked as ...

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Bitcoin (BTC) Moves Up Again, Hits New High Above $9,300

 

Bitcoin

Over the past few months, Bitcoin (BTC) has been surging and it has hit a new year-to-date high surpassing the $9,000 level for the second time in 2019, a feat that has left investors looking at the $10,000 mark.

Bitcoin Rallying

Bitcoin is 151% up year-to-date and the rallying of the most popular cryptocurrency has been associated with the inauguration of the CME Bitcoin futures market. In the last session, the coin was up by 7.50%, hitting price highs per of $9,387 on Bitstamp Exchange before experiencing a slight fall.

At the beginning of ...

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OPACITY LAUNCHES CRYPTO FILE STORAGE

 

Opacity

Opacity focuses on privacy, security, and a familiar user experience.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, June 5, 2019 — Opacity Storage, a cryptographic file storage company, today announced the release of Opacity v1.0. The new product provides anonymous online file storage utilizing a crypto token payment system and a user friendly interface. No personal data such as email, name, or payment information is ever required or stored.

The new Opacity 128GB storage plan accepts payment in OPQ tokens for 1 year of storage service with unlimited free downloads. Opacity encrypts user data starting in the browser, ...

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Bakkt Announces Bitcoin Futures Launch Date in July

 

Bakkt

As Bitcoin (BTC) holds resistance above $8,100 USD, more positive news has arrived to help its case. Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) cryptocurrency platform, Bakkt, is to begin testing its first product: physically-delivered Bitcoin futures.

The date for launch is just over one month from now, July 22nd.

Bakkt Announces First Project Launch

In a blog posted earlier today, Bakkt chief operating officer Adam White wrote:

“On July 22, two days after Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary, Bakkt will initiate user acceptance testing for its bitcoin futures listed and traded at ICE Futures U.S. and ...

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Ethereum (ETH) Soars 8%, Outperforms the Broader Crypto Market

 

Ethereum

Ethereum (ETH) and the crypto market have today seen a sudden surge in buying pressure, allowing them to continue with the upward momentum that has been exhibited in the last few months.

Analysts believe that Ethereum will continue with the upward trend in the near term and could outperform Bitcoin in the long term because of the increasing adoption of Ethereum by companies such as Ubisoft.

Ethereum Up 8% in the Last 24 Hours

Currently, ETH is trading around 8% up its present price of $259.50, gaining significantly in the last 24-hours from lows ...

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Legal & General Partners with Amazon to Develop Blockchain System

 

Legal & General

It was always going to happen. As the blockchain sector evolves, more companies will start merging into it. And this week, that’s precisely what British insurer Legal & General did.

Yesterday, Legal & General, a multinational British insurer, announced that it’ll be working with Amazon to develop a blockchain system.

Here’s everything we know.

Legal & General and Amazon: A Blockchain Partnership

On June 11, Reuters said the multinational British insurer is now working with Amazon to create a blockchain system specifically for corporate pension deals. By using Amazon Web Services—this is ...

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Ubisoft Developing Blockchain-Based Marketplace to Buy In-Game Items

 

Ubisoft

According to French financial publication Les Échos, software giant Ubisoft is exploring potential blockchain applications in gaming. The move to blockchain is said to give the gaming firm a competitive edge in the gaming world.

Ubisoft Blockchain Applications in Gaming

Ubisoft has allegedly been exploring blockchain applications for months under the radar.

And now it has already established one particular use for the technology that would serve as a lucrative edge. As Les Échos describes, Ubisoft plans to place intra-game virtual objects onto the blockchain and then monetize them. These virtual objects could be ...

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Coinbase Debit Card to be Available in Six More European Countries

 

Coinbase debit card

In April, cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase launched its Visa Coinbase debit card in the UK. Coinbase has announced that, as of Wednesday, it will be launching the Visa debit card in France, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, and Ireland.

Coinbase Debit Card Showing Strong Adoption

The debit card allows Coinbase account holders to use digital currencies such as Ethereum, Bitcoin, and Litecoin to pay for purchases in retail outlets and online for traders that accept Visa. Zeeshan Feroz, the Coinbase UK CEO, stated that the aim of the card is to make paying with cryptocurrency as easy ...

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Visa B2B Connect: Cross Border Enterprise Payments on the Blockchain

 

Visa B2B Connect

Visa announced today that it is entering the $125 trillion money-transferring market and using blockchain technology to do so. Its new product, Visa B2B Connect, is newly launched and allows businesses to transfer money across the globe faster and safer.

Let’s check this out.

Visa B2B Connect

The company has its sights set on cross-border, business-to-business (B2B) transactions, where banks transfer money on behalf of corporate customers. The global money behemoth is using blockchain in order to make these payments faster, cheaper, and more transparent.

Its newly launched distributed-ledger called B2B Connect ...

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Litecoin Continues Its Robust Performance, Hits New 52-Week High

 

Litecoin

In the last five months, Litecoin (LTC) has performed exceptionally in the cryptocurrency market and has grown 3.5 times. On Monday, Litecoin’s price grew to its highest level in the last 12 months, rising to $128.07. The last time the price of the coin came close to that was last year on May 23 when it traded at $126.

LTC Performing Well Despite Market Fluctuations

Currently, Litecoin is defying odds and continues to perform well despite the current market fluctuations. There has been mass adoption of Litecoin that is driven by the growing usage of Litecoin ...

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Microsoft Adds Blockchain Tools to Power Platform

 

Microsoft

It helps the cryptocurrency sector when the broader world begins to utilize the digital assets’ underpinning technology. Of course, I’m talking about blockchain technology. Therefore, it’s a great push for the decentralized asset when technology giant Microsoft clearly becomes a huge advocate for blockchain.

How is it an advocate? Well, it is reportedly making blockchain-based tools available to PowerApps and Microsoft Flow users. The news has come first from tech publication GeekWire.

Microsoft and Blockchain

According to the sources, Microsoft will announce plans for adding blockchain tools to its Power Platform at the Microsoft ...

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The Latest in Cryptocurrency Regulations and the G20 Summit

 

Cryptocurrency Regulations

Cryptocurrency regulations seem to be gaining traction across the globe with the latest to call for regulation being the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors. The ministers and governors have asked the Financial Stability Board and the global standards-setting organizations to collaborate in the monitoring of cryptocurrency risks.

Call For More Cryptocurrency Regulations

In a note, G20 finance ministers indicated that they are welcoming the directory of FSB of cryptocurrency regulation. The statement indicated that although cryptocurrency does not pose a risk to the financial stability of the world at the moment, its regulation is ...

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The GateHub Hack: More Than 100 XRP Ledger Wallets Affected

 

GateHub hack

In the crypto space, it’s not uncommon to see a crypto wallet get hacked. It’s unfortunate, of course, but not unusual. And the latest crypto wallet hack came this week. On Thursday, GateHub said more than 100 customers have had their ledger wallets hacked, resulting in their funds being stolen.

Here’s everything we know.

GateHub Hack: What We Know

On Thursday, June 6, GateHub published a “preliminary statement” on its blog. In the post, the crypto wallet said more than 100 customers have had funds on their XRP Ledger wallets stolen.

Taking ...

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Bitcoin Miners Diversifying from China to the US over Regulatory Concerns

 

Bitcoin miners

Bitcoin miners in China are increasingly looking for diversification out of the country because of the anticipated crypto mining ban, the Chinese government’s thoughtful position regarding cryptocurrency, and the increasing pressure from the ongoing trade war with the US.

Squire Mining to Host 41,000 ASICs

Canadian-based blockchain firm Squire Mining, a leading miner in the world in terms of hashpower, has signed a letter of intent seeking to host more than 41,000 Bitcoin ASICs in the US. This move is part of an agreement with Kevin Turner-led Core Scientific, which is a blockchain and AI company. ...

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India’s Proposed Crypto Bill Puts Crypto Owners in Jail for 10 years

 

Crypto bill

Lawmakers in India have proposed a crypto bill that is considered by many to be ludicrous. The country is clamping down on cryptocurrency with an extreme proposal that would make Bitcoin and crypto ownership completely illegal. Those caught holding, mining, owning, or trading any digital asset could face a prison sentence of 10 years.

The bill coincides with the country’s plan to launch its own state-backed cryptocurrency—the Digital Rupee. The message is clear; people will have to engage with crypto the government’s way or not at all.

India’s Proposed Crypto Bill

The bill proposes ...

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Ripple to Enhance Transparency in XRP Volume Reporting

 

Ripple

According to a Bitwise report, there is foul play in the crypto industry because it is unregulated, which makes exchanges culpable to manipulation as some even inflate their trading volumes. The Bitwise researchers have discovered that up to 95% of trading volumes are fraudulent. This is where Ripple steps in.

Ripple Working to Enhance Accuracy

The crypto firm is working with reliable partners in the industry to understand the scale and scope of the problem and evaluate its XRP volume reporting. Going into Q2 2019, the company is likely to take a cautious approach in reporting ...

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Facebook Coin: Platform will Announce Cryptocurrency in June

 

Facebook Coin

According to CNBC, Facebook will announce its cryptocurrency later in June. Further, those working on the project will be able to take their salary in its new currency—the Facebook coin.

Let’s check this out; here’s what we know.

Facebook Coin: To Be Announced in Late June

Rumors have surfaced for months now about Facebook’s new digital asset; however, nothing was ever truly confirmed. What is known is this:

Almost one year ago, Facebook hired former PayPal executive David Marcus to explore blockchain opportunities—blockchain is, of course, the necessary technology to develop a cryptocurrency. ...

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OkCoin Opens Up Euro Pairs to Traders: Get Em’ While They’re Hot!

 

OkCoin

It’s a big week for OkCoin, with the crypto exchange launching in the EU.

Here’s everything we know about the launch.

OKCoin Launches in EU: The Details

On Tuesday, June 4, OKCoin posted a blog post that said it is opening up euro pairs to traders. For non-United States users, starting yesterday, the crypto exchange’s new spot trading offerings cover euro pairs with the following: Ether, Bitcoin Cash, and, of course, Bitcoin. The exchange plans to add more pairs soon; euros can be withdrawn with no fees until September 4.

“OKCoin users ...

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