Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Key Takeaways: Bitcoin plunged in value this week, and other cryptos followed suit Some investors are losing their life savings, while others are considering buying the dip Q.ai’s Crypto Kit can help investors navigate the crypto world amid uncertain times It’s been a turbulent time for the markets, in general. The last few months, er, years, have been especially uncertain for investors at large. But, as much as the markets are moving up and down these days, cryptocurrencies have really been through the ringer. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies fell in value on Thursday following a digital asset sell-off that has already wiped almost $600 billion in market capitalization in a single week. Download Q.ai for iOS today for more great Q.ai content and access to over a dozen AI-powered investment strategies. Start with just $100. No fees or commissions. To kick off the week, Bitcoin plummeted in … [Read more...] about Is The Crypto Crash A Sign Of Trouble Or A Time To Buy The Dip?
Joseph Sotinel (Agence France-Presse) (The Jakarta Post) PREMIUM London ● Tue, May 17 2022 The lightning uptake of crypto assets like bitcoin had swelled a volatile sector to a valuation of roughly two trillion dollars recently. A week-long rout has since wiped away tens of billions of dollars from that value and spread panic throughout the market. Bitcoin blues to Read Full Story SUBSCRIBE NOW Starting from IDR 55,500/month Unlimited access to our web and app content e-Post daily digital newspaper No advertisements, no interruptions Privileged access to our events and programs Subscription to our newsletters We accept Register to read 3 premium articles for free Already subscribed? login Or let Google manage your subscription … [Read more...] about Bitcoin bonfire: Why crypto assets are tumbling
U.S. equity markets are mixed following strong earnings from Amazon.com, Inc. ( AMZN ) that lifted the Nasdaq while a blowout jobs report pushed bond yields higher by fueling fears of bigger interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve. Key Takeaways Tech shares are rising, boosted by Amazon and Snap, as the Nasdaq aims for its first weekly gain this year. A blowout jobs report pushed bond yields higher by fueling fears of bigger interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve. Crude oil's price surge continued, with the price crossing $93 per barrel. The Nasdaq , helped by Snap Inc. ( SNAP ) and Amazon, is set for its first weekly close higher this year. The S&P 500 is also higher, while the Dow Jones is little changed. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note is skyrocketing nine basis points (BPS) to 1.92% after the Labor Department reported that many more jobs were created in January than expected (more below). That's prompting speculation that … [Read more...] about Markets Mixed as Amazon, Snap Fuel Tech, Dow Drops on Rate Worries
Federal Reserve President Jerome Powell told Congress while the Fed still plans to hike interest rates to combat inflation, the economic impact from the invasion of Ukraine remains “highly uncertain,” and policymakers will need to be “nimble” in responding to new information. Key Takeaways Stocks are moving higher, gaining back ground lost yesterday, despite the Federal Reserve saying interest rates will move higher this month. ADP reported private-sector jobs jumped more than anticipated last month. Ford, Chevron, Hewlett-Packard Enterprises, and AutoZone are among companies gaining today. Solid economic and corporate news is edging stocks higher. All three major indices are up more than 1%, clawing back some of yesterday's losses. Almost all of the stocks in the Dow are rising. Shares of Chevron Corp. ( CVX ) and other energy companies are higher as the fighting in Ukraine increases concerns about disruptions in oil supplies. Oil futures reached the highest … [Read more...] about Market Wrap: Powell Sticks to Rate Hike, Ford Announces EV Move, AutoZone Soars
U.S. equity markets are continuing their rally as solid corporate earnings boost investor optimism. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. ( CMG ) and Yum! Brands, Inc. ( YUM ) gained, as the Dow and Nasdaq are both up about 200 points. Key Takeaways U.S. stocks are higher, with the Nasdaq and S&P 500 each gaining more than 1% as solid corporate earnings boost investors' confidence. Investors are awaiting an earnings report from The Walt Disney Company ( DIS ). Crude oil reversed its earlier decline and is back above $90 per barrel. Bond yields declined. Better-than-expected financial reports from restaurant chains Chipotle and Yum!, along with food sciences firm FMC Corporation ( FMC ), are sending their shares higher. Shares are rising for media companies after Omnicom Group Inc. ( OMC ) reported profit that beat forecasts, and its shares are trading near all-time highs. Tech stocks are powering the Nasdaq's 1.5% gain. Meta Platforms, Inc. ( FB) shares … [Read more...] about U.S. Stock Surge Continues as Chipotle, Tech Shares Drive Gain
U.S. stocks again started the day mixed after a report said that U.S. retail and food services fell more than expected last month. Investors are also digesting a slew of quarterly earnings reports from banks, as JPMorgan Chase & Co. ( JPM ) and Citigroup Inc. ( C ) recorded income declines, while Wells Fargo & Company ( WFC ) said that profit jumped. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and the S&P 500 are poised to finish the week lower, while the Nasdaq may end up higher for the week. All three major indexes finished lower yesterday. Key Takeaways Stocks are mixed again this morning, with the Nasdaq gaining and the Dow and S&P 500 falling. Retail and food sales sank 1.9% in December, marking the biggest drop in 10 months. JPMorgan and Citigroup reported falling quarterly profit, while Wells Fargo reported fourth quarter profit that beat analysts' forecasts. The University of Michigan will release its Consumer Sentiment Index for … [Read more...] about Stocks Mixed as Retail Sales Drop Most in 10 Months
Shares for The Walt Disney Company ( DIS ) fell by almost 3% after analysts at investment firm Guggenheim Partners downgraded the stock over concerns for the company's future profit growth. Disney, which reports earnings on Feb. 9, closed trading at $155.44 on Jan. 13. As of this writing, the stock is changing hands for $151.13. Key Takeaways Disney stock is falling because it was downgraded to Neutral from Buy by investment firm Guggenheim Partners. The firm cited the threat of new COVID variants disrupting operations and the entertainment behemoth's increased content spend as reasons for its downgrade. Out of 17 analysts covering Disney, 14 have still rated it a Buy for 2022. Why Did Guggenheim Downgrade Disney? Analysts at Guggenheim downgraded Disney stock to Neutral from their earlier Buy rating. They also cut the firm's price target on Disney shares to $165 from $205 due to "broader business pressure." Elements of this pressure include higher wages … [Read more...] about Disney (DIS) Falls on Guggenheim Downgrade
HONG KONG: The dollar started the week just off a 20-year high against peers on Monday, as investors sought safety due to fears about global growth while cryptocurrency markets appeared to find some stability after last week's turmoil. The dollar index was at 104.54, having briefly crossed the 105 level on Friday, its highest since December 2002, after six successive weeks of gains. Investors have flocked to the safe-haven currency on concerns about the U.S. Federal Reserve's ability to dampen inflation without causing a recession, along with worries about slowing growth arising from the Ukraine crisis and the economic effects of China's zero-COVID-19 policy. "Broad USD strength is being supported by a mounting global growth concern," said Barclays analysts. They said events to watch this week included U.S. retail and production data due Tuesday, as well as public remarks from several Fed officials. "Focus will be on any potential reiteration/pushback on the notion that … [Read more...] about Dollar starts week on strong footing on firm safe-haven bid
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In the months prior to the outbreak of civil war in Syria, I led a State Department delegation on a controversial trip to Syria that included a sit-down with Bashar al-Assad. Our intention was to muscle the Syrian dictator on a series of security issues in the field of technology. The weaponization of widely available consumer technology was making it easier to surveil, spread disinformation, and both develop and destroy political movements. Our delegation was there to apply political and economic pressure to try to get Assad moving in the right direction. advertisement advertisement The thing that made this delegation walking into Assad’s office different from any other was that it was not composed of diplomats or government officials from the Pentagon or CIA. It was comprised of senior executives from American companies including Cisco Systems, Verisign, Microsoft, and others. Our view was that the companies held the power to be more persuasive under … [Read more...] about From Cold War to ‘Code War:’ Why government needs tech talent now