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12 Reasons Bitcoin Could Fall Below $1,000

Bitcoin continues on its roller coaster ride falling from a high of $19,870.62 on December 17 to around $12,000 this morning. Cryptocurrencies and especially Bitcoin more than caught the attention of investors in 2017 when they became infatuated with it. Bitcoin started 2017 at $963.38 and ended at …

Bitcoin

Bridging the Week: January 8 to 12, and 16, 2018 (FINRA Examination Priorities; Crypto-Exchange Suit; Treasury Secretary Speaks Bitcoin) [VIDEO]

Article ByGary De WaalKatten Muchin Rosenman LLPBridging the WeekLast week, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority disclosed its examination …

Law

Industrial Commodities Support Higher Gold Prices

Even after the impressive 5-week rally, gold prices still have upside potential.<p>Some key industrial commodities are pointing the way …

Business

Yen Is Top Currency Wager for Funds Betting on BOJ Shift

A minor tweak in the Bank of Japan’s bond purchases has emboldened investors to bet the central bank is about to wind back monetary stimulus.<p>Going …

Economy

Oil prices dip, but hold around a 3-year high, as dollar slips

Oil prices started the week slightly lower Monday, pressured by a rising U.S. rig count, even as the price of crude continues to hover near record …

Oil

Kiwi breaks above US73c

The New Zealand dollar has climbed above US73 cents for the first time in almost four months, following the euro higher as economists grow more …

Economy

Bitcoin Halts Week-Long Slide But Battles With Regulatory Pressure

After four days of straight losses from Monday to Thursday, Bitcoin seems to have leveled off somewhat. However, 2018 has not started well as this …

Bitcoin

FOREX-Dollar index wallows at 3-year lows, euro buoyed by ECB taper hopes

FOREX-Dollar index wallows at 3-year lows, euro buoyed by ECB taper hopes<p>* Hopes of further ECB tapering push euro to over 3-year highs<p>* Dollar skids …

Economy

CFTC: Crude Oil, Euro Net Longs at All-Time Highs; Speculators Turn Bullish on AUD

CFTC: Crude Oil, Euro Net Longs at All-Time Highs; Speculators Turn Bullish on Australian Dollar<p>Investing.com - The Commodity Futures Trading …

Oil

CFTC Approves Amendments to Commission Regulations Under Parts 3 and 9

On January 9, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced it had unanimously approved final rules that update Parts 3 (Registration) and 9 …

Law

10 things you need to know in markets today

Good morning! Here's what you need to know in markets on Thursday.<p><b>1. The European Union isn't being clear with the relationship it wants with Britain after Brexit, Philip Hammond argued in a speech in Germany on Wednesday evening.</b> "In London, many feel that we have little, if any, signal of what …

Business

Bitcoin Regulation? Senate Meeting Financial Market Regulators Over Cryptocurrency, Report Says

The noose of regulation seems to be closing around the Medusa’s head-like neck of cryptocurrencies. After months of monitoring by various agencies, …

Business

ASX extends losing streak to two sessions as banks weigh

by Sarah Turner<p>Australian shares declined on Thursday as banks weighed the market down, after worries about the future direction of bond markets …

Markets

US Senate panel could crackdown on Bitcoin

The price of Bitcoin plummeted as South Korea announced plans to draft a law aimed at banning cryptocurrencies and police raided cryptocurrency …

Cryptocurrency

CFTC Staff Issues No-Action Relief to Futures Commission Merchants and Introducing Brokers Regarding Capital Treatment of Deferred Tax Liabilities From Changes in Accounting Principles

On January 5, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight issued a no-action letter authorizing …

Law

This country will trigger ‘the great unwind’, according to permabear Edwards

Japan is the catalyst that could bring the record-setting bull market for stocks across the globe to a screeching halt, according to Société …

Economy

Bitcoin Set for Worst Weekly Slide Since 2015 as Scrutiny Rises

Bitcoin slumped again on Friday, leaving the largest cryptocurrency heading for its worst weekly performance in three years as regulators around the …

Business

Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies: ScaleVP Comments From the Sidelines

Just because an investor isn’t putting money into blockchain technologies or cryptocurrencies yet, it doesn’t mean they’re not watching these …

Bitcoin

The prospects for a bitcoin ETF look dead in the water

The digital currency bitcoin is one of the hottest things on Wall Street, just as exchange-traded funds have become the most popular investment …

Bitcoin

Oil Weekly: 2018 Starts In Great Style

Oil markets begin the year with a boom, following seven consecutive weeks of stockpiles draws, whereas refined petroleum inventories build up …

Business

More Than Just OPEC Underpins 49% Surge in Crude Oil Pricing

OPEC may get the credit for the longest winter decline in U.S. crude stockpiles in a decade, but other factors are also at play, including strong …

Oil

U.S. Senate panel to discuss bitcoin with markets regulators -source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate’s financial services panel will hold a hearing next month with the country’s top markets regulators to discuss bitcoin amid rising concerns over the risks cryptocurrencies pose to the financial system, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told …

Business

Gold Eases In Asia After China Consumer Prices Come In A tad Weaker Than Seen

© Reuters. Gold dips in Asia<p>Investing.com - Gold prices fell in Asia on Wednesday as weaker than expected consumer inflation in China last month gave …

Economy

Oil prices push to fresh 3-year highs ahead of U.S. supply data

Oil prices rallied further on Wednesday, hitting fresh three-year highs on optimism ahead of a government reading on U.S. oil supply due …

Oil

Two More Bitcoin ETF Proposals Withdrawn - Bitcoin News

Economy & Regulation<p><b>The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reportedly informed two bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) aspirants their</b> …

Bitcoin

The biggest misconceptions about bitcoin

The price of bitcoin rose 1,221% in 2017. Everyone was talking about the cryptocurrency in December, and will continue to talk about it into 2018, …

Bitcoin

Euro bulls unbowed by resilience of dollar

It is only January, but the first few days of 2018 indicate how tricky trading the euro against the dollar could prove this year. Like two fighters …

Economy

FOREX-BOJ move boosts yen; dollar continues recovery

© Reuters. FOREX-BOJ move boosts yen; dollar continues recovery<p>* Yen hits five-day high after BoJ trims buying in long-dated JGBs<p>* Euro below $1.20 …

Economy

What Do Investors and Companies Talk About?

Also different kinds of activism, bitcoin futures and ETFs, crypto self-parody and meal-kit startups.<p><b>One-on-ones.</b><p>One thing that we talk about a lot around here, but that no one in the wider world seems quite to believe, is that public companies frequently meet in private with their big shareholders …

Opinion

US dollar off to strong start after three weeks of selling

The US dollar has started this week on a more bullish note after a string of recent declines, with investors offering mixed views on where the buck …

Economy