Brad Holthouse

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How Malaysia’s 1MDB Fund Scandal Reaches Around the World

Malaysia<p>Singapore<p>Switzerland<p>United Kingdom<p>United States<p>Australia<p>Hong Kong<p>Thailand<p>Luxembourg<p>United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

Angst Swells as Australian Population Nears 25 Million

Want to go for a dip at Sydney’s famed Bondi Beach? Prepare to be jammed for an hour against sweaty bodies on a bus trapped in traffic. With …

Australia

Millions of Computers Are at Risk of Hacks That Crack Into Their Core

Yuriy Bulygin knows all about computer vulnerabilities. He spent most of his career at Intel Corp. studying security flaws in chips, including …

Debt Paradox Means Russia Borrows More Despite Rally in Oil

Oil prices near the highest level in over three years are driving the world’s biggest energy exporter deeper into debt.<p>While Russia stands to reap a …

Australia Weighs the Cost of Resisting China's Meddling

When Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited Australia in March 2017, he had a clear message for policy makers: There’s no need to pick sides between …

Denmark’s Saxo Bank sees white-label partnerships as main growth driver in Asia

Saxo Capital Markets, the Hong Kong unit of Copenhagen-based Saxo Bank in which Chinese carmaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group has agreed to buy a 51 …

China's Geely to take control of Denmark's Saxo Bank

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Chinese carmaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group will increase its stake in Denmark’s Saxo Bank to more than 50 percent in a deal that highlights China’s drive to tap the expertise of European financial firms.<p>Beijing has generally been trying to slow the pace of overseas …

Automotive Industry

Like buying Xero in the early days

Consumer finance is like fashion. It needs to evolve to suit the taste of each generation of consumers. 20 years ago FlexiRent did well, 10 years ago …

Mobile Devices

The sky is not falling, but storm clouds are brewing

The sky is not falling was the message in September 2017. Our message was that the overall market did not show excessive valuations, which generally …

Stock Markets

Run for the hills... interest rates are exploding!

...Or that is what some equity pundits masquerading as bond experts want you to believe. They predict that a ‘bondcano’ of rising interest rates will …

Economics

King of the (Bond) World: Terry Duffy Makes His Biggest Trade

It’s a Terry Duffy classic. After years of expanding CME Group Inc.’s empire through deal-making, the CEO of the world’s largest derivatives market …

Bond Market Is Downgrading the Prospects for Inflation

The synchronized global economic growth that began in October 2016 is fading.<p>The recent surge in stock volatility has captivated the financial community. Throughout the swings, however, bonds have remained unusually calm. The markets are so disconnected that when the Dow Jones Industrial Average …

Why 10-Year Treasury Yields Defy Conventional Wisdom

Central banks, pensions and insurance-related buyers are holding down rates.<p>The yield on the 10-year U.S. government bond continues to defy conventional market views. Instead of marching up to 3 percent, if not higher, as many expected, it fell this week to below 2.80 percent, its lowest level in …

The Daily Prophet: FX Traders Can't Get Out of Their Own Way

The only sure things in life are death and taxes. Perhaps it's time to add the hapless performance of currency traders. The Citi Parker Global …

Inflation Could Help Ease the U.S.'s Debt Burden

It's far from a magic bullet, but could buy time for restructuring.<p>Few topics are less conducive to rational debate than the national debt. One of the most divisive questions is whether a country can get into trouble issuing debt in a currency it controls. Surely, a nation would face bigger …

Volatility aftershocks? Here’s what stock-market investors need to know

When bets that stock-market volatility would remain subdued—previously described as perhaps the world’s most crowded trade—turned sour Monday, the …

Stock Markets

How trading at the speed of light exacerbates market drops

Investors who grew accustomed to calm markets and double-digit annual returns were rudely reminded Monday that stock markets can be volatile, and one …

Trading

Hey day traders: Here are some tax strategies for you

Do you trade stocks more often than most people breathe? Then you need to understand how Uncle Sam views your habit. Otherwise, you’ll be confronted …

Bond fund manager who called dollar’s slide says ‘it’s not too late to move out of U.S. bonds’

In March of last year, Jack McIntyre, a portfolio manager with Brandywine Global, said the dollar was “starting to roll over” and suggested investors …

Investing

Equities: Are TOPIX and Nikkei Still Cheap?

Figure 1: The BoJ’s QE Programs Dwarf the Fed and ECB’s as a % of GDP<p>Figure 2: Correlation Between the TOPIX and Yen Has Been Negative Since the …

I’ve simulated the bitcoin price for the whole 2018. You won’t believe the result!

<i>Disclaimer: This is just for fun, my opinion and not investment advice. Do your due diligence, don’t do stupid things and don’t hold more USD than</i> …

Data Science

7 cryptocurrencies to watch in 2018 if you’re on the hunt for the next bitcoin

A massive bubble? A passing fad? A scam?<p>Whatever the cynics out there want to call bitcoin, its BTCUSD, -1.67% insane rally continues to befuddle the …

Cryptocurrency

The Major Changes in the New Republican Tax Code

revise<p>Income Tax Brackets<p>Individual tax provision<p>revise<p>Current Law<p>There are <b>seven</b> tax brackets, starting at 10 percent and reaching <b>39.6 percent</b> for …

The final GOP tax bill is complete. Here’s what is in it.

Republicans were joyful Friday as they finalized their tax plan, bridging differences between the House and Senate bills and moving another step closer to getting legislation to President Trump by Christmas.<p>They also appear to have locked down the votes they need to pass the measure through the …

Health Care

Coal Is Fueling Bitcoin’s Meteoric Rise

Bitcoin has a dirty secret.<p>The cryptocurrency has wowed markets this year with breakneck gains as investors flocked to an asset that exists only in …

U.S. Bitcoin Futures Climb in First Day of Trade

Launch stokes fears of manipulation, hacks and glitches<p>The first bitcoin futures started trading Sunday, sparking a swift run-up in the price of the digital currency as the exchange provider’s website experienced outages from heavy traffic.<p>Trading of the hotly anticipated U.S. bitcoin futures began …

Bitcoin's Price Isn't Always What You Think It Is

Bitcoin traded above $19,000 on Thursday, but you may have missed it. As it was reaching $19,500 just after 11 a.m. on the GDAX exchange, which is …

Inside Banks, Bitcoin Futures Are Riling Trading Executives

Bitcoin is coming to Wall Street on Sunday, and some executives at the world’s biggest banks aren’t sleeping well.<p>With just a few days left until …

The Bitcoin Whales: 1,000 People Who Own 40 Percent of the Market

On Nov. 12, someone moved almost 25,000 bitcoins, worth about $159 million at the time, to an online exchange. The news soon rippled through online …

Cryptocurrency