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Bloomberg: Asian Stocks Fall on Trade; Crude Extends Rally: Markets Wrap
Most Asian stocks declined as concerns lingered over the impact of potential global trade restrictions. The dollar and Treasury yields were steady. Equities benchmarks fell in Tokyo as the yen climbed, and were also lower in Hong Kong. Stocks in Sydney and Seoul were little changed. [more...]
Bloomberg: Trade War Hits Stocks as $8 Trillion in Bear Market: Inside EM
Stocks in developing nations slumped as heightened concern that a trade war will sap global economic growth put equity gauges worth $8 trillion in a bear market. Currencies also retreated and are heading toward their worst month since November 2016. [more...]
Bloomberg: It’s Been a Rough 2018 for Many Quant Hedge Funds
Many quant hedge funds -- young and old -- are struggling to make money this year. Manoj Narang, who started his hedge fund last year, saw his biggest investor, JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s asset management unit, pull its money. Renaissance Technologies, the world’s most profitable hedge fund, is trailing its benchmark in one fund this year through mid-June. [more...]
Bloomberg: Cryptocurrency May Be Tool for Election Meddlers, Senators Told
Foreign operatives looking to interfere with U.S. elections can cloak themselves through cryptocurrencies and other virtual forms of money, a Senate hearing was told on Tuesday. [more...]
Bloomberg: Crypto Collapse Spreads With Hundreds of Coins Plunging in Value
The meltdown in Bitcoin is weighing on more than the biggest cryptocurrency. Over 80 percent of 1,586 digital coins Finder.com tracks in a weekly survey decreased in price in the past seven days. The tokens fell 19 percent on average, Finder.com found in the week ended June 25. [more...]
Bloomberg: Investors, Not Banks, Could Spark the Next Crisis
Banks must bear much of the blame for previous financial crises. In the next one, ordinary investors could play a more central role. Ironically, they’ll do so through vehicles created with them in mind – exchange-traded funds, or ETFs.  [more...]
Bloomberg: Yuan's Rapid Selloff Puts China's Market-Anchor Role in Danger
An accelerating slump in China’s yuan is stoking fear that policy makers are less willing to temper the currency’s decline as the economy slows and a trade battle with the U.S. worsens. [more...]
Bloomberg: Robert Shiller Says Bitcoin Is a ‘Remarkable Social Phenomenon’
Bitcoin is a social movement whose popularity splits along geographic lines in the U.S., Nobel economics prize winner Robert Shiller said. [more...]
Reuters: Asia shares hobbled by trade fears, oil extends gains
Asian share markets were under pressure on Wednesday as weakness in Chinese stocks and the yuan weighed on sentiment in the region, while oil climbed as the United States pressured allies to stop buying Iranian crude. [more...]
Reuters: Oil rises on supply disruption
Oil prices rose on Wednesday, pushed up by supply disruptions in Libya and Canada and after U.S. officials said all countries should stop Iranian crude imports from November. [more...]
CNBC: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says the hype around blockchain signals a bubble
Apple co-founder and noted bitcoin bull Steve Wozniak says the hype around blockchain is similar to what he saw in the dotcom era, with companies going belly-up at a rapid rate. [more...]
CNBC: China's sudden currency slide sparks rumors of an anti-Trump policy move 
China’s currency has slipped markedly in the last week, to the point where it’s trading at December lows against the dollar, and that’s prompting speculation that China would be willing to use a weakened currency to fight U.S. tariffs and trade threats. [more...]
Currency Strength Indicators
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