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Trump Better Start Liking a Strong Dollar, and Fast

A borrower's case for the greenback leads market commentary.<p>President Donald Trump told CNBC in January that "ultimately I would like to see a strong dollar." Nobody really believed that, since Trump said a year earlier that the greenback was too strong and "it's killing us." The truth is, a weaker …

Markets

Finnish chemistry professor develops “revolutionary” biofuel

A professor at Turku’s Åbo Akademi and Sweden’s Umeå University says he has managed to develop a fuel based entirely on biomass with the same …

Biofuel

There's a bond equivalent of a low-cost S&P 500 index fund

There is, and has been for a long time, a standard one-size-fits-most long-term investment: an S&P 500 index fund that tracks a broad swath of the US …

All About Bonds for Beginner Investors

Want to learn more about bonds and how to invest in them? This guide will tell you everything you need to know.<p>Most of us are used to borrowing money …

Big Trade Rattles Nasdaq Futures Before Open

An unusually large trade in Nasdaq futures roiled prices shortly before the market opened and the tech sell-off resumed Wednesday morning.<p>More than 10,000 Nasdaq 100 eMini futures worth $1.4 billion traded in just eight minutes around 9 a.m. this morning as prices tumbled, according to FactSet. …

22-year-old's 3-D scanner can diagnose heart diseases in 90 seconds

<b>(CNN) —</b> At 22, many of us are finishing up college and hoping we might get be lucky enough to land a stable job. Peeyush Shrivastava is a little different.<p>He started a biotech company and collected millions of dollars in capital, including from famed businessman Mark Cuban, and he hopes to start …

Medicine

How Bitcoin Ends

Is the cryptocurrency just going to end up reenforcing the financial system it was supposed to disrupt?<p>Bitcoin was a clever idea. Idealistic, even. But it isn’t working out quite as its developers imagined. In fact, once all the coin has been mined, bitcoin will simply reinforce the very banking …

Oil like gas: S&P Global Platts bags Asian LNG price benchmark

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: A LNG tanker is tugged towards a thermal power station in Futtsu<p>By Henning Gloystein and Jessica …

An Ancient Virus May Be Responsible for Human Consciousness

You've got an ancient virus in your brain. In fact, you've got an ancient virus at the very root of your conscious thought.<p>According to two papers …

Biology

3 Unforgettable Lessons I Learned From the Oil Price Crash

With the oil market downturn seemingly in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to reflect on what went wrong.<p>After dipping back into the $40s earlier this …

Million-Barrel Oil Hedging Surge Signals Shale Boom Here to Stay

Oil explorers took advantage of a market rally to lock in prices for almost 1 million barrels a day’s worth of future output, signaling the shale …

Stocks Stung by Biggest Selling Blast Since June

The tech-led plunge in U.S. equities dragging major benchmarks from record highs sent a signal that sellers might have unloaded a lot of shares in a …

Math Geeks Behind ETFs Scramble to Defend $1 Billion Bonanza

Who are the biggest winners of the shift to passive investing: investors who appreciate the cheap products, asset managers who sell them in bunches …

How to build profitable trading systems!

This article continues the series on quantitative trading, which started with the Beginner’s Guide and Strategy Identification. Both of these longer, …

Gym rats have a bizarre new way to get more buff

When it comes to getting into shape, everyone wants to find an easy fix.<p>The simple truth is getting fit requires endless hours in the gym, dedication …

‘So Many Ways to Say Boring’: Trading in a Popular ETF Slumped to the Lowest in a Decade

Another sign that traders are hitting snooze in the dog days of summer<p>How quiet is it out there? The most heavily trafficked security in the world on Monday barely got out of bed. Trading volume in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF, known by its ticker SPY, was just shy of 32 million shares, the lowest since …

Stock Markets

Block Traders Are Strong-Arming the Tamest Bond Market Ever Seen

By just about any measure, trading in Treasuries has never been more tranquil. Yet beneath the surface, an explosion of bets in futures is buffeting …

Traders Think Hedge Funds Are Missing a Trick With Oil

Hedge funds are still holding large bearish bets against oil and OPEC, yet out in the real world traders and refiners buying and selling actual …

Commodities Are Good for Traders, Bad for Investors

These assets are in the midst of a prolonged drawdown.<p>Investing in commodities is tough. Things are so tough, in fact, that many commodities traders are fleeing the business altogether.<p>The recent performance of these hard assets shows why this is the case. While U.S. stocks are up for almost nine …

Why the world's biggest investor backs the simplest investment

<b>What's the best financial investment? If anyone knows, it's Warren Buffett, the world's richest investor.</b><p>He's worth tens of billions of dollars, accumulated over decades of savvy investments. His advice is in a letter he wrote to his wife, advising her how to invest after his death, which anyone …

Why Commodity Traders Are Fleeing the Business

The number of trading houses has dwindled, and the institutional, pure-play commodity hedge funds that remain are few.<p>Profiting from commodity trading often requires a combination of market knowledge, luck, and most importantly, strong risk management. But the number of commodity trading houses has …

A time capsule containing 118 trillion cubic feet of gas is buried in northern Australia

Two to three kilometres beneath the surface of Australia’s Northern Territory sits buried energy. The layered rock formations known as the Velkerri …

World’s Top Oil Traders Bet American Shale Is Here to Stay

The world’s biggest energy traders are betting shale oil production is here to stay.<p>European trading houses from Trafigura Group Pte. to Mercuria …

Tech stocks nosedive after Goldman Sachs report released

Tech stocks tumbled from nosebleed heights on Friday after a report from Goldman Sachs warned investors that they could be leaning too heavily on …

Trump and the NRA Are Now Out of Sync

The president says he is vanquishing the evildoers. For Wayne LaPierre, the evildoers are never defeated.<p>Donald Trump and the NRA are growing out of sync. No, you wouldn't believe that based on the rapturous reaction to his speech on Friday before the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in …

Guns

For Oil's Future, Peer Through the Hedges

In oil, like life, the secret to happiness is to lower your expectations. That isn't just a piece of homespun, nihilist wisdom. It's what's happening …

Oil Traders Are Looking at the Wrong Inventory Data

There is plenty of crude, which is a raw material, but there is a decline in the actual refined products that drivers consume.<p>Traders in the energy market are too focused of late on crude oil inventories. When oil inventories rose in last week’s Department of Energy report many zeroed in on the …

U.S. Crude Exports Surge to a Record

Another week, another record for U.S. crude exports.<p>Producers and traders shipped out 1.21 million barrels of crude a day from the U.S. in the week …

What Makes Oil Prices So High?

Updated January 24, 2018<p>Oil prices are rising because OPEC agreed to extend production cuts through 2018. On November 30, 2016, the organization …

Black Cloud of Illiquidity Hovers Over the Bond Market

The failure to identify the cause of the October 2015 "flash rally" remains troubling.<p>The $13.9 trillion market for U.S. Treasuries is often called the most important in the world. Lawmakers, regulators and investors have always taken its smooth functioning for granted, with rare exceptions such as …

Stock Markets