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Below is the latest sentiment as compiled by etoro, the world's largest (social) trading network. It provides a view of what individual investors think about the specific instruments and gives a view of the current sentiment.
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Latest News Headlines
CNBC: UK passes crucial Brexit milestone, paving the way for trade talks
U.K. and European negotiators finally agreed on three key issues that were blocking Brexit talks, paving the way for the next phase of discussion between the two sides. [more...]
Bloomberg: Dollar Heads for Weekly Gain, Asia Stocks Advance: Markets Wrap
The dollar is poised for a solid weekly advance after U.S. tax-cut legislation made progress in Congress, and ahead of employment data expected to show continued robust hiring. [more...]
Bloomberg: Where Bitcoin Goes, These Asian Stocks Follow
Investors looking for a more traditional way to ride the bitcoin wave can look to Asia’s small caps. Anticipation of the cryptocurrency’s futures trading debut on the Cboe Global Markets Inc. has powered the shares of Japan’s Remixpoint Co., China’s Shenzhen Ysstech Info-tech Co. and their peers this week. [more...]
Bloomberg: U.K. and EU Strike Brexit Deal, Opening Path to Trade Talks
The U.K. and the European Union struck a deal to unlock divorce negotiations, opening the way for talks on what businesses are keenest to nail down -- the nature of the post-Brexit future. The pound rose. [more...]
Bloomberg: Bitcoin Exchanges Are Buckling While the Price Surges Past $16,000
itcoin surged past $16,000 for the first time on Thursday, with frenzied demand to trade the cryptocurrency buckling one of the largest exchanges just days before the first U.S. futures contracts begin trading. [more...]
Bloomberg: Bitcoin Wildness Highlights Worries as Futures Trading Nears
Three days before Cboe Global Markets Inc., one of the world’s biggest regulated exchanges, debuts futures on the cryptocurrency, it had one of its wildest sessions ever. On Coinbase Inc.’s GDAX exchange, prices zoomed up to almost $20,000 from $16,000 in only about 90 minutes -- then crashed back down. [more...]
Bloomberg: Indonesia to Ban Digital Currency Transactions by Fintech Firms
Indonesia’s central bank will bar financial technology companies from using digital currencies on their platforms as a global frenzy around bitcoin continues to lure more investors. [more...]
Reuters: Strong November U.S. job gains anticipated; wages seen rising
U.S. job growth likely increased at a strong clip in November and wages rebounded as the distortions from the recent hurricanes faded, creating a portrait of a healthy economy that analysts say does not require the kind of fiscal stimulus that President Donald Trump is proposing. [more...]
Reuters: Exclusive: White House doesn't foresee shutdown, Trump wants 20 percent corporate tax
The White House is confident it can craft a deal to avoid a government shutdown and foresees a compromise with lawmakers that will include increases in defense and non-defense spending, White House legislative affairs director Marc Short said on Thursday. [more...]
CNBC: After bitcoin's dramatic rise, here's where experts see cryptocurrencies heading
The cryptocurrency market has had a banner year thanks to the meteoric rise in bitcoin prices and the huge popularity of initial coin offerings as a new way of fundraising. [more...]

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