25 Jan, 2020 @ 02:46 by Yahoo! Finance

Also, Wall Street analysts’ views on Zions Bancorporation, Louisiana-Pacific, Microsoft, and Red Rock Resorts

24 Jan, 2020 @ 22:37 by Yahoo! Finance

(Bloomberg) -- YouTube secured the exclusive rights to broadcast some of the biggest esports leagues, giving Google a boost in its efforts to push into the lucrative world of video games.The deal, signed between Alphabet Inc.’s Google and video game publisher Activision Blizzard Inc., gives YouTube the rights to broadcast the new Call of Duty League and the already-popular Overwatch League, which was broadcast on Amazon.com Inc.’s Twitch for the past two years at a reported cost of $90 million. As part of the agreement, Google will provide cloud infrastructure for Activision’s online games. Financial terms of the multiyear deal were not disclosed.Gaming is a significant new frontier for Google. Last year, it released a game-streaming service called Stadia, which lets people play games through the internet without having to buy a console or high-powered computer. YouTube has always been a major destination for watching people play video games, but the company is trying to take even more territory by poaching well-known game players from Twitch.‘All-Out Talent War’ in Video Gaming Sparked by Ninja Defection“In 2020 Google is going all out to claim a piece of the $120 billion games market,” said Joost van Dreunen, managing director of Nielsen’s video-game research arm. “Google is off to a great start to building strong relationships with content creators which it will need to differentiate as it tries to penetrate the industry via different avenues.”The news isn’t good for Amazon, which hasn’t announced a competitor to Stadia and still faces uncertainty about its in-house gaming studio, van Dreunen said. “The longer Amazon remains on the sidelines of technological shifts in the games business, the harder it will be to capture share down the line,” he said.The deal offers a strong boost to the central thesis of Activision’s esports efforts. The publisher pitched investors on the Overwatch League and the Call of Duty League, which launches later this month, as esports equivalents to traditional sports leagues like the National Basketball Association or National Football League. Selling media rights to companies like YouTube is a central piece of how these leagues make money.Providing hosting services to Activision is also a win for Google’s cloud division, which is trailing Amazon and Microsoft Corp. in that market.(Updates with comment from analyst in the fourth paragraph.)\--With assistance from Eben Novy-Williams.To contact the reporter on this story: Gerrit De Vynck in New York at gdevynck@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Jillian Ward at jward56@bloomberg.net, Andrew PollackFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

24 Jan, 2020 @ 22:32 by Yahoo! Finance

Microsoft Corp. this month has opened a new office in Berkeley to house two Artificial Intelligence and research-based teams acquired by the computer software giant last year. The new digs are located at 1919 Shattuck Ave. -- a stone's throw away from U.C. Berkeley, which owns the Class B office building known as Berkeley Way West. Microsoft operates more than 100 offices around the country.

Nadella averaged one book reference every six minutes in a session at the World Economic Forum.

24 Jan, 2020 @ 21:25 by Yahoo! Finance

Previewing Tech Sector Earnings

The microprocessor giant night delivered the most eye-opening report of the current earnings season, smashing expectations for both last quarter’s results and forecasts for the current one, driven in particular by strong demand for processors used in data-center computers. Revenues in the December quarter were $20.2 billion, up 8% from a year ago, and a full $1 billion ahead of Wall Street estimates. For the full year, Intel sees revenue of $73.5 billion and profits of $5 a share; the Street had been estimating $72.3 billion and $4.68 a share.

24 Jan, 2020 @ 18:09 by Yahoo! Finance

Bear of the Day: Dell Technologies (DELL)

24 Jan, 2020 @ 18:01 by FinancialContent


The trillion-dollar market cap club expanded last week to a third U.S. company, with Google parent Alphabet Inc topping the lofty valuation mark. Adding the next member, however, is likely to take a while.

When the software behemoth reports its results Wednesday, Wall Street is ready for another strong quarter.

Wall Street is betting that the most popular U.S. technology and internet stocks can keep outshining the broader equities market but their latest rally leaves little room for error this earnings season. Investors dashed for the exits after Tuesday's less-than-stellar quarterly report from Netflix - the N in FAANG - an acronym for the group of U.S. tech companies that have been the biggest drivers of the bull market. Hopes remained high for the other FAANGs - Facebook, Apple, Amazon.com and Google parent Alphabet, as well as Microsoft, ahead of their financial reports.

The Euro initially tried to rally during the trading session on Friday, but then gave back some of the gains yet again. Ultimately, this is a market that looks as if it is going to go looking towards the major figure underneath.

The Euro initially tried to rally during the week, but then broke down rather significantly. It looks as if we are trying to test the bottom of the recent consolidation.

Wall Street is betting that the most popular U.S. technology and internet stocks can keep outshining the broader equities market but their latest rally leaves little room for error this earnings season.

All forms of money supply have accelerated over the past year, supporting lofty equity prices.

24 Jan, 2020 @ 16:37 by FinancialContent

China’s biggest direct retailer partners with HP and three other tech giants.

Microsoft shares have surged 55% over the last year to outpace the likes of Facebook and Amazon.

24 Jan, 2020 @ 15:00 by FinancialContent

Artificial intelligence is on track to be a truly revolutionary technology. Here's what investors need to know.

24 Jan, 2020 @ 14:55 by Yahoo! Finance

Robust adoption of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) graphics cards and EPYC deal wins are expected to have driven top-line growth in fourth-quarter 2019.

24 Jan, 2020 @ 14:25 by FinancialContent

Companies' shares (and bottom lines) should get a lift from the environmental efforts of these tech giants.

Based on the early price action and the current price at 1.1039, the direction of the EUR/USD is likely to be determined by trader reaction to the Fibonacci level at 1.1045.

24 Jan, 2020 @ 14:14 by Yahoo! Finance

Microsoft's (MSFT) fiscal second-quarter results are likely to reflect gains from strength in Azure and robust adoption of business productivity offerings.

Popular mobile video app TikTok said on Friday it has hired attorney Erich Andersen from Microsoft to serve as the company's global general counsel, reporting to president Alex Zhu. Andersen was most recently Microsoft's chief intellectual property counsel, bringing expertise in an area of key concern to TikTok as it builds out its music offerings. TikTok, owned by Chinese tech company ByteDance, allows users to create and share short videos that can be set to snippets of songs from its music library.

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24 Jan, 2020 @ 13:50 by FinancialContent

It's not the Tech company's only business line, but it's a bigger deal than investors might realize and it's getting bigger.

24 Jan, 2020 @ 13:00 by Yahoo! Finance

Are you looking for a top-notch mutual fund? Or for individual stock ideas? Either way, you should start your search with the best mutual funds.

24 Jan, 2020 @ 12:56 by FinancialContent

Invest in companies that pay the most.

24 Jan, 2020 @ 12:41 by Yahoo! Finance

The U.S. has long criticized EU trade policies, such as its restriction on U.S. farm exports. With the U.S. and China signing a trade deal, Washington can now focus on the EU, and that could spell bad news for Brussels.

24 Jan, 2020 @ 12:00 by Yahoo! Finance

Bitcoin SV (BSV) is currently trading at around $257 after a huge 19% drop since last week. BSV has fallen significantly over the last 24 hours, losing around 9% in value. From September to October 2019, BSV pumped close to 80% before dropping around 45% towards the end of the year. However, the price of BSV spiked to a new all-time high this month after pumping over 300% since the start of 2020. Last week, at the peak of its most recent rally, BSV was worth $425 per coin. Will Bitcoin SV recover from its recent slump or continue to fall? Let's take a look at the chart. Despite the recent drop, Bitcoin SV's price chart is still extremely bullish.The post Latest Bitcoin SV price and analysis (BSV to USD) appeared first on Coin Rivet.

Cloud-based work-collaboration stocks are poised to climb after one of their own, Atlassian, crushes analysts' estimates in its fiscal second quarter.

EUR/USD rallied in the early day after German and French PMI data pointed to growth. However, the pair struggles to hold gains as the rest of the euro area showed signs of weakness.

(Bloomberg) -- Sign up here to receive the Davos Diary, a special daily newsletter that will run from Jan. 20-24.Technology’s most influential leaders have a new message: It’s not us you need to worry about -- it’s artificial intelligence.Two years ago big tech embarked on a repentance tour to Davos in response to criticism about the companies’ role in issues such as election interference by Russia-backed groups; spreading misinformation; the distribution of extremist content; antitrust violations; and tax avoidance. Uber Technologies Inc.’s new chief even asked to be regulated.These problems haven’t gone away -- last year tech’s issues were overshadowed by the world’s --- but this time executives warned audiences that AI that must be regulated, rather than the companies themselves.“AI is one of the most profound things we’re working on as humanity. It’s more profound than fire or electricity,” Alphabet Inc. Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai said in an interview at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland on Wednesday. Comparing it to international discussions on climate change, he said, “You can’t get safety by having one country or a set of countries working on it. You need a global framework.”The call for standardized rules on AI was echoed by Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty.“I think the U.S. and China and the EU having a set of principles that governs what this technology can mean in our societies and the world at large is more in need than it was over the last 30 years,” Nadella said.It’s an easy argument to make. Letting companies dictate their own ethics around AI has led to employee protests. Google notably decided to withdraw from Project Maven, a secret government program that used the technology to analyze images from military drones, in 2018 after a backlash. Researchers agree.“We should not put companies in a position of having to decide between ethical principles and bottom line,” said Stefan Heumann, co-director of think tank Stiftung Neue Verantwortung in Berlin. “Instead our political institutions need to set and enforce the rules regarding AI.”The current wave of AI angst is also timely. In a few weeks the EU is set to unveil its plans to legislate the technology, which could include new legally binding requirements for AI developers in “high-risk sectors,” such as health care and transport, according to an early draft obtained by Bloomberg. The new rules could require companies to be transparent about how they build their systems.Warning the business elite about the dangers of AI has meant little time has been spent at Davos on recurring problems, notably a series of revelations about how much privacy users are sacrificing to use tech products. Amazon.com Inc. workers were found to be listening in to people’s conversations via their Alexa digital assistants, Bloomberg reported last year, leading EU regulators to look at more ways to police the technology. In July, Facebook Inc. agreed to pay U.S. regulators $5 billion to resolve the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. And in September Google’s YouTube settled claims that it violated U.S. rules, which ban data collection on children under 13.Read more: Thousands of Amazon Workers Are Listening to What You Tell AlexaPrivacy DebateInstead of apologies over privacy violations, big tech focused on how far it has come in the past few years in terms of looking after personal data.Facebook Vice President Nicola Mendelsohn said in an interview with Bloomberg Television on Friday that the company has rolled out standards similar to Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation in other markets.“Let’s be very clear, we already have regulation, GDPR,” Mendelsohn said in response to a question about the conversations Facebook is having with regulators. “We didn’t just do it in Europe where it was actually regulated. We thought it was a very considered and useful way of thinking about things so we actually rolled a lot of that out around the world as well.”Keith Enright, Google’s chief privacy officer, also spoke at a separate conference in Brussels this week about how the company is working to find ways to minimize the amount of customer data it needs to collect.“We’re right now really focused on doing more with less data,” Enright said at a data-protection conference on Wednesday. “This is counter-intuitive to a lot of people, because the popular narrative is that companies like ours are trying to amass as much data as possible.”Holding on to data that isn’t delivering value for users is “a risk,” he said.But regulators are still devising on new laws to protect user data. The U.S. is working on federal legislation that calls for limits on sharing customer information and, similar to GDPR, require companies get consent from consumers before sharing data with third parties. Facebook, Amazon, Apple Inc. and Microsoft all increased the amount they spent on lobbying in Washington last year, with some of those funds going to pushing industry-friendly privacy bills.And even though tech executives called for AI rules, they still cautioned against regulating too much, too fast. Pichai reminded lawmakers that existing rules may already apply in many cases. Lawmakers “don’t need to start from scratch” he said.\--With assistance from Nate Lanxon and Stephanie Bodoni.To contact the reporters on this story: Amy Thomson in London at athomson6@bloomberg.net;Natalia Drozdiak in Brussels at ndrozdiak1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Giles Turner at gturner35@bloomberg.net, Jillian WardFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

Microsoft aims to help affected public entities strategize around budget shortfalls introduced by Initiative 976.

24 Jan, 2020 @ 04:12 by Yahoo! Finance

It was a busy start to the week ahead of a particularly busy end to the week. Expect plenty of moves as the markets digest a heavy economic calendar.

It’s a bearish start to the day with support levels tested early. Failure to move through to key levels by late morning will see more losses ahead.

24 Jan, 2020 @ 03:15 by Yahoo! Finance

Investing.com - The U.S. dollar is showing some strength against the safe haven Japanese yen Friday as a degree of calmness returns to traders who have fretted all week over the new pneumonia-like virus in China.

24 Jan, 2020 @ 02:44 by Yahoo! Finance

It’s turned bearish for the majors, with losses this week eating into last week’s gains. A Bitcoin move back through to $8,500 levels would signal support.

It’s a busy day ahead, with private sector PMIs for January to set the tone. Expect retail sales figures from Canada to also drive the Loonie.

23 Jan, 2020 @ 20:15 by FinancialContent

Tech stocks have dominated the past decade, and they aren't showing any signs of slowing down.

23 Jan, 2020 @ 19:12 by Seeking Alpha
23 Jan, 2020 @ 18:55 by FinancialContent

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) boasts four compelling tailwinds that could set the tone for the next decade, according to Piper ...

23 Jan, 2020 @ 18:34 by Seeking Alpha

Here are the highlights from Day 3 of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in the Swiss ski resort of Davos:

23 Jan, 2020 @ 17:49 by FinancialContent


Apple acquired more AI companies than any other tech giant over the past decade.

23 Jan, 2020 @ 17:03 by FinancialContent

AMD reports next Tuesday (Jan. 28) after the close. They guided Q4 to be a huge 50% revenue growth quarter. It sounds like the company's confident enough to hit or beat it.

A futures contract is a technique used to hedge positions and reduce the risk of the unknown. In the case of Bitcoin, futures are mostly associated with speculators who wish to use traditional, regulated financial services to bet on the price of Bitcoin. Essentially, Bitcoin futures allow for traditional investors to enter the Bitcoin space and participate in the markets without having to go through all the steps needed to buy actual Bitcoin. As Andreas Antonopolous explains in this interview with Ivan on Tech, the more developed a market is, the more options will appear to bet on the price of said market. In this article, I will take a look at how the Bitcoin futures market has been developing.The post The Bitcoin futures market is growing with more solutions on the way appeared first on Coin Rivet.

ECB President Christine Lagarde highlights a subtle but potentially important shift in the inflation assessment.

23 Jan, 2020 @ 16:05 by FinancialContent

This technology subset is on its way to becoming a trillion-dollar-a-year industry.

23 Jan, 2020 @ 16:03 by Seeking Alpha

Christine Lagarde, the new head of the European Central Bank, has announced a comprehensive review of ECB of its monetary policy. The review is scheduled to take one year, and Lagarde has said that she will be listening carefully as she attempts to modernize the ECB.

23 Jan, 2020 @ 15:45 by Yahoo! Finance

The Euro initially tried to rally during the trading session on Thursday but gave back the gains to break lower yet again. As the ECB keeps interest-rate at zero, they sound extraordinarily dovish.

As stock prices continue to rise, yields have dropped on most dividends (and it’s harder to afford to buy those stocks anyhow). How can you find an appropriate yield in this environment?

23 Jan, 2020 @ 14:10 by FinancialContent

The S&P 500 Futures are trading through the lower end of the rising wedge now, and it would suggest the stocks are likely to move lower from here, perhaps setting up that move to around 3,250 we have been looking for.

23 Jan, 2020 @ 14:08 by Yahoo! Finance

By Yasin Ebrahim

Genesys Engage on Microsoft Azure is a new trusted and secure cloud offering built to ease the transition to the cloud for large enterprises

Tom Plumb of Wisconsin Capital Management says growth-stock valuations aren’t overly high and expects investors to keep paying up for the most successful companies.

The European Central Bank, as expected, left interest rates unchanged on Thursday and maintained its commitment to purchasing 20 billion euros ($22.8 billion) a month in bonds. The ECB's deposit rate stands at -0.5%, while its main refinancing operations rate holds at 0%. In a statement, the ECB repeated that its Governing Council expects rates to remain at present or lower levels until there are solid signs stubbornly low inflation is on track to converge with the bank's target of near, but below, 2%. The ECB also reiterated it expects asset purchases to run for as long as needed to underline the accommodative impact of its policy rates, ending them shortly before it starts to raise interest rates. Also as expected, the ECB announced the launch of a review of its monetary policy strategy. ECB President Christine Lagarde is scheduled to hold a news conference at the bank's Frankfurt headquarters at 8:30 a.m. Eastern.

Piper Sandler analyst Brent Bracelin raised his price target for Microsoft to $190 from $158 and maintains an Overweight rating on the shares.

A tremendous tussle between Bitcoin bulls and bears is underway this morning with a major sell-off causing price to slump towards the $8,450 level of support. This particular level provided a bounce for Bitcoin's price on two occasions over the weekend, while it was also a point of resistance on January 8. A daily candle close below this level would see the world's largest cryptocurrency flip into a bearish posture with downside price targets emerging at $8,150 and $7,850. A corrective move to the downside would also see a rejection of a potential golden cross, which would have seen the daily 50 EMA cross the 200 EMA to the upside for the first time since April 2019. However, the bearishThe post Bitcoin flips bearish with battle over $8,450 level of support appeared first on Coin Rivet.

The range in EUR/USD has been narrowing through the week but volatility is expected later today as the European Central bank meets to discuss monetary policy.

Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ: AMZN) has requested the court to halt Microsoft Corporation's (NASDAQ: MSFT) work with the Pentagon on a $10 ...

23 Jan, 2020 @ 08:52 by Seeking Alpha

Caution reigned supreme today in markets as Wuhan went into shutdown and those that were unfortunate enough to have China risk to cover were forced to do so amid dwindling liquidity on both the Yuan and SHCOMP.

23 Jan, 2020 @ 07:52 by Yahoo! Finance

By Peter Nurse

Nobody expects any policy changes when European Central Bank big shots meet Thursday, but Christine Lagarde could still drop some worthwhile hints about the path ahead.

The market expects Microsoft to deliver a year-over-year increase in earnings on higher revenues when it reports results for the quarter ended December 2019.

Amazon.com Inc said on Wednesday it filed a motion in court to pause the U.S. Department of Defense and Microsoft Corp from carrying out an up to $10 billion cloud computing deal until a court rules on its protest of the contract award.

Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday said it filed a motion to pause the U.S. Department of Defense and Microsoft Corp from carrying out an up to $10 billion cloud computing deal until a court rules on its protest of the contract award.

23 Jan, 2020 @ 03:34 by Yahoo! Finance

Investing.com - The safe haven Japanese yen gained against the U.S. dollar Thursday on a sharp bout of risk aversion, as battles to contain the new pneumonia-like virus in China intensified, although volatility remained limited.

It’s a bearish start to the day, with support levels in play. Failure to break back through the support levels would lead to heavier losses in the day.

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22 Jan, 2020 @ 18:09 by FinancialContent

The bearish signal is showing up on two of the three trillion dollar mega-caps and could signal a major stock market top.

22 Jan, 2020 @ 18:00 by FinancialContent


22 Jan, 2020 @ 17:46 by FinancialContent

SmarTrend identified an Uptrend for Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) on September 5th, 2019 at $139.57. In approximately 5 months, Microsoft Corp has returned 19.23% as of today's recent price of...

Nasdaq (NDAQ) possesses the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

22 Jan, 2020 @ 17:12 by FinancialContent

Stocks are pushed up by QE and increasing debt until they can’t rise further.

Stock prices are moving in tandem with the expansion of the Fed’s balance sheet, but got crunched as the central bank boosted rates.

Amazon has boosted its position as the world’s most valuable brand surpassing Google, Apple and Microsoft, according to a global report.

22 Jan, 2020 @ 14:38 by Seeking Alpha
22 Jan, 2020 @ 14:23 by FinancialContent

The tech giant is just following the money.

Tighter EU laws governing cryptocurrency will lead to wider Bitcoin adoption, claims the CEO of established UK crypto exchange Coinfloor. This month, the European Union implemented a new law – known as the EU Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5AMLD) – which requires cryptocurrency platforms and wallet providers to identify their customers for anti-money laundering purposes. The UK has decided to implement the law despite its decision to leave the EU. Coinfloor CEO Obi Nwosu says tighter EU and UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulations will increase confidence among consumers. He told Coin Rivet: “Clearer regulation is a going to be a good thing for the UK and EU. It will bring more certainty for users, service providers like us, andThe post ‘Regulation will see Bitcoin go mainstream in the UK’ – Coinfloor CEO appeared first on Coin Rivet.

22 Jan, 2020 @ 13:03 by FinancialContent

As the New Year gets underway, stocks have continued their impressive march higher. Comparing the start of this year to the start of 2019 reveals some big contrasts.

Beyond Meat Inc.'s (NASDAQ: BYND) shares continued their surge in after-hours on Tuesday as Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) ...

Billionaire investor Ray Dalio, who is the founder of the world’s largest hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, is not a fan of bitcoin. Dalio believes bitcoin doesn’t serve purposes of money. “There’s two purposes of money, a medium of exchange and a store hold of wealth, and bitcoin is not effective in either of those cases […]The post Bitcoin is ‘not effective’ to serve purposes of money, says billionaire investor Ray Dalio appeared first on The Block.

22 Jan, 2020 @ 10:06 by Seeking Alpha

Martin Lewis, financial journalist and founder of hugely popular personal finance site MoneySavingExpert.com, has had his likeness used by scammers for fake Bitcoin adverts. Taking to Twitter to express his outrage, Lewis warned followers that his image is being used by Bitcoin scammers in an attempt to defraud vulnerable victims. Lewis shared a screenshot of one of the scam ads, shown above, which appears to show his likeness alongside the headline “Martin Lewis lends a hand to British families with Bitcoin Future”. The scam ad, which takes the form of a legitimate-looking advertorial circulated via email, goes on to state that Brits are making up to £450 a day from the Bitcoin scheme, leading to many "quitting their jobs". BeThe post Money Saving Expert founder Martin Lewis targeted by Bitcoin scammers appeared first on Coin Rivet.

Grayscale Investments, a subsidiary of the Digital Currency Group, on Tuesday, said that it hadbecome a reporting company with the ...

22 Jan, 2020 @ 09:00 by FinancialContent

New platform seeks to simplify corporate sustainability and ESG reporting process for public companies

The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum rolls on in the Swiss ski resort of Davos.

22 Jan, 2020 @ 06:15 by Yahoo! Finance

Blockchain payments processor BitPay has added support for XRP, the world’s third-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization. XRP has been integrated on BitPay's platform via Ripple’s open developer platform, Xpring. The two companies first partnered on the initiative in October. At the time, Sean Rolland, BitPay’s director of product, said that XRP can offer a payment […]The post BitPay adds support for XRP appeared first on The Block.

Stocks floundered on Tuesday as Boeing shares were halted after the company announced further delays to the 737 Max program.

Square Crypto, the crypto initiative begun by payment company Square, has unveiled a developer kit for bitcoin's Lightning network. The post Square Crypto unveils its first product: a developer kit for the Lightning network appeared first on The Block.

21 Jan, 2020 @ 22:29 by FinancialContent

Tonight we have big tech names reporting earnings but there are more major names in play this week.

The biggest single move by Starbucks’s customers who want to go green might be to stick with black coffee. Overall, dairy accounted for 21% of the company’s global carbon footprint in 2018.

21 Jan, 2020 @ 21:56 by FinancialContent

Top tickers for end of day: NIO, S, TSLA, BBD, AAPL, MSFT, AR, F.

21 Jan, 2020 @ 21:15 by FinancialContent

These stocks give investors a good mix of value and income. But which is the best overall opportunity?

21 Jan, 2020 @ 21:06 by FinancialContent

Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), where a total volume of 176,784 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 17.7 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 77.9% of MSFT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 22.7 million shares..

21 Jan, 2020 @ 19:48 by Yahoo! Finance

It's time for President Donald Trump and his 4MoreYears campaign to move over. In this episode of "Moneyline" with Matt McCall, he's here with some soothing words about today's bull market and his new hashtag, 10MoreYears.Source: InvestorPlace That's right, it's not too good to be true. Just because the market seems to be reaching a new high every day -- and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is about to hit the important 30,000 level -- doesn't mean we are on the brink of a major stock market collapse. If you think like that, you're just going to do yourself in.Looking forward to what McCall has dubbed the "Roaring 2020s," it is important to be bold. Which is why Matt is looking at companies with $1 billion or less in market capitalization -- the market segment where he's had his biggest wins. Who would have thought that over the last 20 years, the biggest winners in the S&P 500 would include Monster Beverage (NASDAQ:MNST) and Tractor Supply (NASDAQ:TSCO)? But Monster Beverage grew from $34 million to $35 billion. And Tractor Supply grew from $31 million to $10.7 billion. Small-cap and micro-cap stocks are clearly the place to be.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsAnd as McCall looks for the bull market to continue soaring for at least another decade, he has some words of caution. If you can't handle the market, get out. Or at least, just get into the S&P 500. * The 10 Best Value Stocks to Own in 2020 One particularly worried subscriber recently asked him why two out of 10 stocks in a portfolio were down. But this mindset is dangerous. In this episode Matt reminds investors that you're simply looking for one or two big winners. Those wins will cancel out -- and far surpass -- the rest of the losers. McCall's PodcastThe stock market isn't the only thing rallying lately. Since the killing of Iran's Qasem Soleimani in early January, bitcoin has been on the way up. That's not surprising, as McCall has likened the cryptocurrency to safe-haven investments like gold and oil stocks. Bitcoin isn't the only name in the crypto world that's having a good start to 2020. Several smaller currencies -- called "alt-coins" are starting the year strong. One, called augur (REP) is up almost 44% in the past month. And Matt has more of those high-performing alt-coins where that came from. He just launched a new cryptocurrency scoring system, designed to help investors find the big winners.As Matt says, just like how software stocks were some of the biggest winners in the last two decades, bitcoin and its smaller peers will be some of the biggest winners in the future. And the alt-coins will show even bigger returns.Tune in to this episode of "Moneyline" for more on how to play this bull market, everything you need to know about bitcoin and his brand new hashtag -- 10MoreYears.Matthew McCall left Wall Street to actually help investors -- by getting them into the world's biggest, most revolutionary trends BEFORE anyone else. The power of being "first" gave Matt's readers the chance to bank +2,438% in Stamps.com (STMP), +1,523% in Ulta Beauty (ULTA) and +1,044% in Tesla (TSLA), just to name a few. Click here to see what Matt has up his sleeve now. Matt does not directly own the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy to Pay the Bills * 7 Earnings Reports to Watch Next Week * 7 5G Stocks to Connect Your Portfolio To The post Bitcoin Rallies as the Bull Market Reaches New Highs appeared first on InvestorPlace.

BTCPay has released a new desktop application – BTCPay Vault – to integrate user hardware wallets into its system and allow more users to take advantage of its full Bitcoin node.  Established in 2017, BTCPay is a self-hosted, open-source bitcoin payments processor. According to an official blog post, the platform does not store private keys […]The post Self-hosted bitcoin payments processor BTCPay launches new 'Vault' desktop app appeared first on The Block.

21 Jan, 2020 @ 18:15 by FinancialContent


21 Jan, 2020 @ 18:00 by Yahoo! Finance

Bitcoin has been accused many times in the recent past of lacking innovation and quality developers working on its core protocol. However, if you look at what's going on under the hood, you'll see a great deal of exciting new features have been added over the last few years, with even more scheduled for this year. For example, last year, blockchain technology company Blockstream released Miniscript, a new scripting compiler for Bitcoin that aims to improve its programmability without compromising security. Recent technology proposals include Schnorr signatures (a new signature scheme), MAST (a brand new Merkle tree data structure), and Taproot, which offers a way to allow all participants to agree on an outcome and sign off on a settlementThe post Bitcoin technology: What's coming in 2020? appeared first on Coin Rivet.

Stock valuations have gotten so high that the value crowd is crowing again.

* Indexes down: Dow 0.18%, S&P 0.14%, Nasdaq flat (Changes comment, updates prices)

21 Jan, 2020 @ 16:41 by FinancialContent

The chip designer has been crushing the market in recent years. How much higher can the skyrocketing stock rise from here?

Crypto asset manager Grayscale’s Bitcoin Trust has been officially registered as a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting company. As previously reported, the New York-based firm filed a registration statement on Form 10 with the SEC in Nov. 2019 on behalf of its Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC). It has been over 60 days after the […]The post Grayscale's Bitcoin Trust is now registered with the SEC as reporting company appeared first on The Block.

Receives Perfect Score on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Annual Scorecard assessing LGBTQ Workplace Equality

21 Jan, 2020 @ 15:11 by FinancialContent

Tuesday's morning session saw 316 companies set new 52-week highs. Interesting Points: The largest company by market cap to ...

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The highly anticipated Bitcoin halving will take place later this year, with several analysts predicting that it could spur another cryptocurrency bull market. Roughly every four years, or every 210,000 blocks, Bitcoin undergoes a block reward halving, which means the reward for miners who add new blocks to the Bitcoin blockchain gets cut in half. The first halving happened in 2012. One year later, Bitcoin reached a new all-time high. The second halving came in 2016, with Bitcoin famously surging to a $20,000 all-time high in December 2017. Cryptocurrency mining is a very energy-intensive and expensive process, with electricity, insurance, and equipment all demanding a hefty initial and ongoing cost. Many believe that when the block reward is slashed, BitcoinThe post Will the Bitcoin halving spur a bull market? appeared first on Coin Rivet.

New Zealand-based blockchain data and research firm Brave New Coin (BNC) has launched a new metric for bitcoin. Dubbed “Twitter Sentiment,” the metric analyzes over 34 million bitcoin-related tweets every week, BNC announced Monday. The firm uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms that search for tweets containing words such as bitcoin, $BTC and BTC, among others. […]The post Bitcoin’s ‘Twitter sentiment’ data gets rolled out by a blockchain data firm appeared first on The Block.

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Adena Friedman has been the CEO of Nasdaq, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) since 2017. This report will, first, examine the CEO...

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Here's how to improve the way you invest in the new year.

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Friday's morning session saw 641 companies set new 52-week highs. Areas of Significance: MACOM Technology(NASDAQ: ...

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During Thursday's morning session, 405 companies made new 52-week highs. Significant Points: MACOM Technology(NASDAQ: ...

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Financial markets have suffered a few frights already this year, but despite the shocks delivered by US president Donald Trump and Iran, they have largely picked up where they left off in 2019. With Middle East tensions simmering down, the FTSE All-World has managed to notch up a 1.4 per cent gain so far in January. The Nasdaq has climbed another 3.4 per cent in 2020, taking its gain since the beginning of 2019 to almost 40 per cent. Tesla alone is up 20 per cent in two weeks.

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Tehran announced this month that it would no longer abide by any of its commitments on uranium enrichment days after a US drone strike killed Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s most powerful military commander. The plane was carrying 57 Canadian citizens.

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Short interest on the Nasdaq rose 1.7% in late December, the exchange said on Friday.

Nasdaq Cut CO2 Footprint to Zero, Offsetting Emissions Including NYC MarketSite Tower By John Jannarone Nasdaq, Inc. has reached a zero-carbon footprint within its own corporation, a move symbolizing its commitment to helping clients with a wide range of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. “We don’t have a tremendous carbon footprint ourselves, but we […]

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Casey’s General Stores (NASDAQ: CASY) leadership and store team members rang the NASDAQ opening bell today, signaling the start of the day’s trading session. Casey’s is the fourth-largest convenience store retailer and fifth-largest pizza chain in the United States.

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Nasdaq (NDAQ) introduces a new technology to manage surveillance activity.

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Regulators are taking steps to loosen the control that big U.S. exchanges exert over the flow of real-time stock prices to the public in an effort to lower costs for investors.

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Nasdaq (NDAQ) has an impressive earnings surprise history and currently possesses the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely beat in its next quarterly report.

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Even if the stock market gets volatile this coming year, these two businesses still thrive in that environment.

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Compliance officers and data scientists will now be empowered with access to normalized trading and compliance-related data for deeper insights aiding in the detection, investigation and prevention of market abuse

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Bypassing the traditional route may become more popular in 2020, and the stock exchanges are trying to help.

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The drugmaker received welcome news from the European Medicines Agency.

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AMD, Lam Research and KLA top the list.

Nasdaq (NDAQ) remains poised for growth on strategic buyouts, technological expansion and capital deployment offset by higher expenses.

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Short interest on the Nasdaq fell 0.286% between late November and mid-December, the exchange said on Friday.

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Last week’s milestone ruling in the case of stolen ETF fees left investors wondering what happens next.

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These five stocks should profit significantly from the new multibillion-dollar opportunity.

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Reduces Carbon Footprint to Zero through Offset Purchase Program

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Exchange operator IEX Group on Tuesday said it plans to introduce a new way to place stock orders that will reduce the chance of trading when the price is likely to move away, leveling the playing field between fast and slow traders.

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Trading in the options on certain exchange traded funds, including the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF and the iShares Core S&P 500 ETF , was resumed on Nasdaq's exchanges after a brief halt, Nasdaq said on Monday.

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Upgrades Morgan Stanley upgraded the stock for AGCO Corp (NYSE: AGCO) from Underweight to Equal-Weight. For the third quarter, ...

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Options on certain exchange traded funds, including the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF and the iShares Core S&P 500 ETF, will not trade on Nasdaq's exchanges on Monday due to late notification of capital gains distributions, Nasdaq said in a system status message on Monday.

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Leading U.S. exchange by number of IPOs and proceeds raised

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Here are two consumer stocks that should zoom higher if the economy surprises to the upside.

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Nasdaq shows rising price performance, earning an upgrade to its IBD Relative Strength Rating from 75 to 81.

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Short interest on the Nasdaq fell 0.2% in late November, the exchange said on Tuesday.

Cboe Global Markets said on Tuesday it would take full control of EuroCCP, Europe's largest clearing house for stock trades, to bolster its post-Brexit base in Amsterdam and diversify into derivatives.

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New platform increases transparency for the demand in the global sustainable bond market

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Cboe Global Markets has agreed to buy EuroCCP, giving the exchange operator full control over the equity clearing house.

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Short interest on the Nasdaq slipped 0.2% in mid-November, the exchange said on Tuesday.

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Nasdaq’s Quandl, a leading alternative data provider, today launched the E-Commerce Intelligence (ECI) dataset, which allows investors to track product-level e-commerce transactions on a near real-time basis. The exclusive dataset follows the day-to-day transactions of 800 brands and 500 companies across more than 350 e-retailers in North America and EMEA, capturing US$15 billion worth of product sales annually.

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Returns on invested capital (ROIC) can help identify effective management.

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