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Is Bitcoin a Bubble?

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Bitcoin has made headlines as a surging cryptocurrency over the last few months, but economists believe these gains are fueled by speculation. The Wall Street Journal surveyed fifty-three private-sector economists, and fifty-one of them (96%) say Bitcoin is ex... More »

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Spotify Going Public

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Spotify AB has filed a Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission to offer stock on the New York Stock Exchange. According to sources familiar with the listing, Spotify plans to offer shares in March or April of 2018. This is the most recent major ad... More »

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Investors Pull $30B from Stock Market

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Financial specialists and investors are pulling a constant flow of cash from the U.S. securities exchanges, marking a shift in investor sentiment and concern among the bulls. The $2.6 billion pulled from U.S. equities last week brought outflows to $30 billion ... More »

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The Science Behind Smiles

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One day, late for a conference in Boston, I was looking for a shortcut. So I walked through a nearby building that was connected to my hotel, planning to use an exit door I had spotted earlier to make my way to the conference center. But as soon as I reached t... More »

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Last Week in Finance: June 19th, 2017

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The end of last week’s trading session brought about mixed sentiment, with small suggestions of the bulls taking over this week. Overall, however, it is evident that the markets are showing some fatigue since the presidential election in November, seeing there... More »

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Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates

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On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve declared its intent to raise short-term interest rates and to continue raising them throughout the year, as part of a more aggressive tactic to drain money from the financial system as economic growth continues. According to F... More »

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Snapchat: The Golden Goose

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What’s next for Snapchat? Will it reach beyond the heights of Facebook, or stagnate like Twitter? Snap Inc., the parent company of Snapchat, went public on Thursday. Snap was one of the biggest offerings in the tech sector since Alibaba. However, many venture ... More »

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Dow Climbs to 21,000 for First Time

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Trump’s optimistic tone in his Tuesday night speech and a hawkish Fed sparked the 300 point Dow push, surging to 21,000 points. Stocks have gone through the roof since November, with the Dow index surpassing 19,000, 20,000 (and now 21,000) points since Trump’s... More »

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Bond Prices Fall on Tax Overhaul Plan

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Bond prices fell to lower levels on Friday after a struggle to find direction over the past few weeks. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note finished on Friday at 2.409%, which is 0.099% lower than the close last Friday. It is common knowledge that yields ris... More »