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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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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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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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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 »

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Trump Scaling Back Dodd-Frank Act

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President Trump pushed forward a series of directives to roll back financial regulations on Friday, after extolling financial leaders in a White House meeting. President Trump signed two executive actions today to scale back the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Ref... More »

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Today in Finance: January 4, 2017

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Quick recap of yesterday morning: equity trading saw a spike by roughly 175-180 points in the first 30 minutes of trading. Three major factors contributed to this bullish start, including higher oil prices, optimism about the economy (based on economic perform... More »

Today in Finance: January 3, 2017

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Happy New Year to all of our followers and members! Recapitulating 2016, we saw a higher year (for the most part) in markets, with the end to the year being slightly weaker than usual compared to the last two months. Last Friday’s session saw a lower start bef... More »