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Cryptocurrencies are in the green as Bitcoin spikes above USD$6,600 and Tether stablecoin breaks from its USD-peg

Oct 15, 2018

A new report by Crypto Fund Research finds that cryptocurrency funds are now responsible for ~20% of the total hedge fund launches in 2018, According to a tweet by cryptocurrency news service, Coinness, the team behind cryptocurrency project, TRON (TRX), is reportedly partnering with Baidu, China’s largest Internet search provider, plus more

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Asian stocks finish lower with both trade and US-Saudi Arabia tensions bringing sellers to the market

Oct 15, 2018

Japanese stocks slid in overnight trading with rising political tensions between the US and Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong and Chinese stocks resumed their downward move to start the week

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European stocks mixed in midday trading with trade tensions and Brexit worries front and center

Oct 15, 2018

European stocks are opening the week in mixed trading with fresh trade tensions and Brexit uncertainly weighing on markets today, The Euro Stoxx 600 is currently down -0.28%, the FTSE 100 has declined -0.06%, the DAX has advanced +0.21%, and the CAC 40 is lower by -0.28%

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How are the two largest Asian currencies reacting to the recent sell-off in global stocks?

Oct 12, 2018

Over the last three years, the Japanese Yen (JPY) has appreciated 6.87% against the US Dollar (USD) while the Chinese Yuan (CNY) has depreciated 8.23% against the dollar. With the recent market turmoil, how have these two very large and very different Asian currencies reacted to the global sell-off?

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US stocks rallied into the close with the biggest gains for markets today in 6 months on strength of tech sector

Oct 12, 2018

US stocks rallied late in the session today to close wth the biggest gains in 6 months, The S&P 500 finished up 1.42%, Nasdaq Composite up 2.29%, and Russell 2000 up 0.08%

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Volatility breaks out – Stocks Plunge

Oct 12, 2018

Weekly recap of options markets and the factors driving options markets for the week ending October 12, 2018.

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VIX breaks above 25 as S&P500 halts 2-day skid

Oct 12, 2018

Volatilities reflect the market’s uncertainty with the VIX -4% to 23.87, RVX +4% to 24.52, and VXN -6% to 25.91. 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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Cryptocurrencies set to finish week with deep losses as Switzerland's FINMA issued the country's first cryptocurrency asset management license and the US SEC sets a November 5th deadline for decision on nine Bitcoin ETFs

Oct 12, 2018

1Broker, the Bitcoin futures firm charged with violating US securities laws, announced today that they would reopen the window for withdrawals starting Thursday, A patent filed for and won by Mastercard details a proposed system that would allow for multiple kinds of blockchains to facilitate transactions in multiple currencies, and much more

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Stablecoins: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Oct 12, 2018

Stablecoins have been all over cryptocurrency news in recent weeks, but do they truly add value to cryptocurrency markets? Today, Quantamize offers another perspective of how stablecoins actually move away from the ideals that cryptocurrency markets were founded on.

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European stocks gave up earlier gains, markets closed lower as profit-taking dominated the close of the week

Oct 12, 2018

European stocks traded higher in the morning session but gave up all the gains, turned negative and closed lower going into the weekend, The Euro Stoxx 600 closed down -0.19%, the FTSE 100 declined -0.16%, the DAX fell -0.13%, and the CAC 40 finished down -0.2%

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