By CCN Markets: The Dow diverged from the broader U.S. stock market on Friday and was last seen eyeing its fifth consecutive gain as rising oil prices pushed energy blue-chips higher. Dow Edges Higher; S&P 500, Nasdaq Slip The U.S. stock market opened slightly lower on Friday, reflecting a tepid pre-market for Dow futures following a record-setting rally during the previous session. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 58.52 points, or 0.2%, to 26,811.69, its highest level of the year. Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX) was the Dow’s top performer, gaining 1.4%. Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE: XOM), another energy blue-chip, rose
By CCN Markets: Goldman Sachs issued a dire warning about U.S. tech stocks last weekend. Their valuation premiums are at historic highs. Add the potential threat of U.S. regulatory interventions, and Goldman sees a bear market ahead for tech. In an investor note Friday, Goldman’s chief U.S. equity strategist, David Kostin, admonished clients about the risks facing tech stocks: “Rising market concentration and the political landscape suggest that regulatory risk will persist and could eventually weigh on company fundamentals. The valuation premium for growth is elevated today relative to history; Software in particular now carries the highest multiples since the
By CCN Markets: Dow Jones futures rose on Tuesday, but money managers on Wall Street aren’t convinced the stock market rally has longevity. Billion-dollar investors are pulling money out of stocks and piling into cash, according to a survey by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The investors, who manage $ 528 billion between them, are also cycling into defensive investments and treasury bonds. It’s a sure sign that investors are building defensive portfolios in the face of trade war fears and weak economic data. Dow creeps higher on hopes of Federal Reserve rate cut As of 6.44 am ET Tuesday, Dow
By CCN Markets: Canada’s largest chain of pharmacies announced a big partnership at the World Cannabis Congress on Monday. Shoppers Drug Mart will be working with TruTrace Technologies (until recently known as BlockStrain) to bring blockchain-based verification to the medicinal marijuana market. If successful, it could help power cannabis stocks higher as more doctors become comfortable with prescribing the drug. For interested investors, TruTrace’s stock trades as symbol “TTT” on the Canadian stock exchange. Shoppers Drug Mart operates roughly 1,300 pharmacies in Canada and already sells various products containing marijuana. It hopes to make doctors and patients feel more secure.
Cryptocurrency markets have been doing extremely well over the last 48 hours, making a lot of prior skeptics think the bearish crypto winter may have ended. Since our last markets update three days ago, the entire cryptoconomy has gained close to $ 33 billion in value and trading sessions over the last 24 hours produced a whopping $ 81 billion in global trades.
“Investing in stocks can be a daunting, complex and decidedly exclusionary activity,” says Bill Barhydt, Abra's CEO. To that end, his company’s mobile cryptocurrency wallet app has announced a new feature which will allow investors to purchase traditional stocks using bitcoin. The new feature is built into the existing Abra app that enables users to buy and sell cryptocurrencies.
Crypto investors in the 155 countries where Abra has its presence will be able to invest in traditional stocks, such as Apple or Amazon, as well as in exchange traded funds (ETFs), using both cryptocurrencies and fiat directly from their mobile app.
Abra has decided to add access to collateralized equities investing. This means that users of the exchange and wallet app in 155 countries will be able to trade on popular U.S. stocks and commodities like gold and even use cryptocurrency to do so.
Invest in US Stocks, Gold and ETFs With Crypto
Abra, a cryptocurrency wallet app and exchange with native support for bitcoin cash, has announced that is set to offer its global users the opportunity to invest in stocks, commodities and ETFs, all within the app. The service is going to start with popular U.S. stocks and ETFs and the company also promises to add more global assets in the coming months.
Pot stock analysts believe that the CBD industry is about to explode. The reason? The $ 867 billion Farm Bill, signed into law by US President Donald Trump on December 20, officially excluded all cannabis products with 0.3% or less THC from the Controlled Substances Act. (THC is the psychoactive element in marijuana that gets users “high.”) CBD has medicinal uses and is already legal in many states, as is its psychoactive component. As a result, farmers anywhere in the United States can freely grow “hemp” for both industrial and medical purposes. Several Pot Stocks Set to Explode Canaccord Genuity, a
By CCN.com: Piper Jaffray has raised its price target on Canopy Growth shares from $ 40 to $ 60, sending Canopy and other cannabis-related stocks upwards. The analyst says Canopy Growth’s step into the US makes them “bullish” on the potential of the stock. The cannabis company’s shares have already surged nearly 10% today, and other so-called
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By CCN.com: The U.S. stock market has performed relatively well in comparison to other major regions including China and Japan, as seen in the strong performance of the Dow Jones throughout the past three weeks. However, analysts remain concerned about the upcoming earnings reports of technology conglomerates and leading corporations in struggling industries such as
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Despite official 2018 GDP figures showing that the Chinese economy grew last year at its slowest pace in 28 years, some of China’s largest stocks continue to perform at market-leading levels, led by tech quartet Tencent, Baidu, Sina and Alibaba. According to the data released by Beijing on Monday, China recorded a GDP growth rate
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A number of stocks tanked sharply without warning earlier today on the Hong Kong equity market, which is the fourth largest in the world. The market rout left investors with no time to exit their positions, leaving them with losses amounting to as much as $ 4.77 billion in a matter of minutes. Share prices of
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The big technology stocks of Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google (FANG) have all rallied the past month. But not Apple which is seeing a near 7% decline over the period. It looks like FAANG (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google) could be dead. FANG Stocks Rally Over the last month, Facebook shares are up 3%,
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Stock prices of twelve of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the USA have fallen sharply after the commencement of a Congressional investigation into prescription drug pricing practices. In a statement released yesterday, it was revealed that the House Oversight Committee chaired by Senator Elijah Cummings (D-Md) sent letters requesting information about their pricing strategies to AbbVie, Amgen,
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Tilray’s share price plummeted today on the expiry of its IPO lock-up period. But is the sell-off investors exiting cannabis stocks? Or, is it as simple as Tilray “insiders” cashing in their profits? Tilray’s stock lost 17.24% by the end of trading on the Nasdaq today, wiping out recent day’s gains. With its IPO, Tilray
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Tesla stock is seeing near 4% gains so far on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as the US stock markets recover from two days in the red. Automotive companies are feeling the pinch of economic tightening and lowering demand for conventional, fuel-hungry, vehicles. The big car makers are ramping up their electric car developments,
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U.S. stocks broke out Tuesday morning, led by a sharp recovery in the tech-heavy Nasdaq after China pledged more stimulus measures to help reverse a moribund economy. Stocks Rise, Nasdaq Hits Milestone Wall Street’s major indexes were back on solid footing Tuesday morning after posting their first back-to-back losses of the year. The broad S&P
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Renowned hedge fund manager Jeffrey Vinik has dismissed the pot stock craze, describing cannabis investment as overrated and likely to suffer from squeezed margins. Speaking on CNBC’s Squawk Box on January 10, Vinik also revealed that bitcoin currently accounts for “zero percent” of his investment portfolio. Returning to the hedge fund scene after a five-year hiatus, the
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The price of gold futures broke the $ 1,300 per ounce threshold for the first time since June 2018. Investors are likely moving positions to the gold markets, pushed away from stocks after recent dips. The crypto market capitalization, or the total amount invested in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, is also holding nicely, showing that cryptocurrency
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A plethora of major U.S. stocks will arrive on the blockchain next week thanks to the launch of DX.Exchange, a digital exchange based out of Estonia. According to a recent report by Bloomberg, DX.Exchange will offer digital tokens based on shares of 10 Nasdaq-listed companies, including Alphabet (GOOGL), Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), Facebook (FB), Microsoft (MSFT), Tesla […]