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Technical Tuesday: Comparing Technical Signals for the US Utilities Sector

Nov 20, 2018

In this week's Technical Tuesday, we look at a comparison of technical signals for the US utilities sector.

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Cryptocurrency bloodbath continues as BTC nears $4,000

Nov 20, 2018

The cryptocurrency bloodbath is continuing into today as Bitcoin’s (BTC) RSI reached a record low and the staple cryptocurrency inches closer to USD$4,000. In today’s news, the government of India is likely set to reveal draft regulations for the country’s cryptocurrency sector before the end of 2018, OKEx responded to claims of market manipulation, and the Monetary Authority of Singapore is expanding its regulatory framework concerning payment providers to include cryptos, plus much much more.

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Asian stock fall overnight as tech and trade concerns drive global selling

Nov 20, 2018

Volume traded remains weak in Tokyo with total turnover on the Tokyo Stock Exchange 10.0% below its 20-day average, Chinese stocks dropped in overnight trading with the rout in US tech stocks yesterday stretching over to Asian stock markets

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European stocks lower, global sell-off gains speed, weak growth outlook fuels risk-off trades

Nov 20, 2018

European stocks are lower across the board, caught in the global stock downdraft led by tech shares, as trade tensions and weak growth outlook fuel risk-off sentiment, the Euro Stoxx 600 is currently down -0.47%, the FTSE 100 has declined -0.12%, the DAX has fallen -0.72%, and the CAC 40 is lower by -0.66%

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Cryptocurrencies in freefall, BTC below $5,000, ETH sub-$150, XRP falls least

Nov 19, 2018

Cryptocurrencies continued their freefall this afternoon as the price of cryptocurrency leaders Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) fell below $5,000 and $150, respectively, for the first time in 2018. In today’s news, IBM and Columbia University have announced the launch of two blockchain accelerator program to assist startups trying to create innovation at scale and KPMG released a somewhat bullish report on cryptocurrencies, plus much much more.

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Tech losses lead US stocks lower with Nasdaq down over 3% as the tech wreck continues

Nov 19, 2018

US stocks closed broadly lower with tech shares leading the losses on trade fears and risk-off sentiment, The S&P 500 finished down 1.66%, Nasdaq Composite is down 3.03%, and Russell 2000 is down 2.03%

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How the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Hash War is Impacting the Broader Crypto Market

Nov 19, 2018

The Bitcoin Cash (BCH) hash war that has raged on since November 15th, 2018 is hindering the broader cryptocurrency market. After the Bitcoin Cash Network split last week, mining pools raced to allocate mining power to their favored implementation of the BCH Network from other mining operations. A disruption in mining activity among top cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) has worked to stimulate a pullback in broader cryptocurrency prices. Meanwhile, the hash war is reigniting pre-existing conce...

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VIX spikes 12% on weakness in Technology Stocks

Nov 19, 2018

Volatilities are moving higher on the selloff with the VIX +14% to 20.71, RVX +11% to 24.24, and VXN +13% to 27.58. Your Options Markets commentary covering stocks, ETFs and commodities options. Detailed analysis covering implied volatility trends and the factors driving options today including recommended options strategies.

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European stocks sell off on trade pessimism after opening session with gains

Nov 19, 2018

European stocks started the session with gains but building pesssimism on trade turned the market, with losses in the US pulling Europe even lower, closing at the lows of the session, the Euro Stoxx 600 closed down -0.73%, the FTSE 100 declined -0.19%, the DAX fell -0.85%, and the CAC 40 finished down -0.79%

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Tech shares lead losses among US stocks today as trade tensions escalate

Nov 19, 2018

US stocks have traded lower all morning with losses building through the session as fresh trade tensions dampen sentiment, sending markets strongly lower, the S&P 500 is currently down 1.53%, Nasdaq Composite is down 2.56%, and Russell 2000 is down 1.86%

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