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Pound plunges after no-deal Brexit fears rise, boosting dollar

2018-09-22 malaymail
NEW YORK, Sept 22 — Sterling plunged yesterday, driving the US dollar up, after fears rose that Britain would leave the European Union without a trade deal.
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Here's Why Should You Buy Financial ETFs

2018-09-21 zacks
The U.S. stock market is showing strong complacency amid trade fears, with the S&P 500 and Dow Jones hitting new highs. While most of the sectors have been rallying, a few are lagging behind and financials is one of them. However, this seems to be the right time to get into this sector stocks and ETFs. Below, we have highlighted some strong reasons for the outperformance of the broader sector: Rising Rates Rates have been on the rise this year with 10-year Treasury yields hovering above 3% and 2-year yields near a decade high of 2.

CryptoWatch: Crypto surge adds $20 billion to market value in broad-based rally Friday

2018-09-21 marketwatch
Bitcoin and major digital currencies were trading higher Friday, putting most coins on track for back-to-back winning weeks.
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VIG: Industrials Are Driving Performance

2018-09-20 seekingalpha
Dividend growth has turned positive for the year, removing a former negative attribute about the fund.

CryptoWatch: Japanese exchange hack results in 6,000 bitcoin stolen

2018-09-20 marketwatch
The cryptocurrency market’s credibility took a hit late Wednesday New York time when Japanese exchange Zaif said it had been hacked, resulting in the loss of nearly 6,000 bitcoin.
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RPT-With copper options, China steps up challenge to London, New York rivals

2018-09-20 reuters
BEIJING, Sept 20 (Reuters) - The Shanghai Futures Exchange (ShFE) will launch copper options trading on Friday, aiming to take a slice of a $270 billion global market in one of its biggest challenges yet to London and New York rivals.
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UPDATE 1-Shanghai bourse plans alumina futures draft in commodities derivatives push

2018-09-20 reuters
SHANGHAI, Sept 20 (Reuters) - The Shanghai Futures Exchange (ShFE) aims to release a draft of an alumina futures contract in late 2018 or early 2019, after requests from the market to create a price benchmark for the feedstock used to make aluminium, an official said on Thursday.
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Cboe exchange turns to machines to police its 'fear gauge'

2018-09-20 channelnewsasia
Hard pressed to quash allegations that its popular "fear gauge" is being manipulated, Cboe Global Markets is turning to artificial intelligence to help put those concerns to rest.

With copper options, China steps up challenge to London, New York rivals

2018-09-20 reuters
BEIJING (Reuters) - The Shanghai Futures Exchange (ShFE) will launch copper options trading on Friday, aiming to take a slice of a $270 billion global market in one of its biggest challenges yet to London and New York rivals.
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Deutsche Boerse: Interesting Growth Profile But Wait For A Better Price

2018-09-19 seekingalpha
Deutsche Boerse operates across the entire value chain of capital markets, but it still is significantly exposed to trading activity.

CryptoWatch: Large-scale investors still have appetite for bitcoin at these levels, says analyst

2018-09-19 marketwatch
With bitcoin down more than 50% year-to-date, the retail market is still in panic mode, says Aslam
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Top Analyst Reports for Walmart, IBM & Texas Instruments

2018-09-18 zacks
The Zacks Research Daily presents the best research output of our analyst team. Today's Research Daily features new research reports on 16 major stocks, including Walmart (WMT), IBM (IBM) and Texas Instruments (TXN). These research reports have been hand-picked from the roughly 70 reports published by our analyst team today.

CryptoWatch: Crypto prices will slowly recover into year-end, says founder of blockchain platform

2018-09-18 marketwatch
Bitcoin BTCUSD, +2.03% the worlds largest digital currency, lost as much as 4% late Monday, hitting a low of $6,213.46, inching closer to critical support near $6,000. In early Tuesday trading a single bitcoin was last going for $6,267.68, up 0.8% since Monday at 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the Kraken cryptocurrency exchange.
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The Fed Sets Expectations For The S&P 500 In Week 3 Of September 2018

2018-09-18 seekingalpha
The S&P 500 closed out the third week of September 2018 on an upnote, but not by so much that it resumed setting the kind of new record highs that it was just a few weeks ago.
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[Opinion] EIA Introduces Interactive Dashboard Detailing Natural Gas Storage Activity

2018-09-17 oilvoice
EIA has developed an interactive dashboard that provides daily and weekly contextual information to the Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report (WNGSR). The new dashboard shows Lower 48 and regional storage activity and key market fundamentals that affect underground natural gas storage activity.
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2018-09-18 - Asif

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