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18 Jun, 2019 03:47 / Yahoo! Finance

Gainers trail losers among Apple suppliers. Hon Hai Precision Industry up 1.6%; Infineon Technologies falls 3.8%.

18 Jun, 2019 02:46 / FinancialContent

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Your local cable and internet providers have had crazier ideas. This one might actually work.

18 Jun, 2019 00:34 / FinancialContent

For the June quarter, the expectation currently is that earnings for the S&P 500 index will decline by -3.1% from the same period last year on +4.3% higher revenues.

17 Jun, 2019 23:17 / FinancialContent

Taking home an Academy Award could legitimize Apple's confusing entry into video streaming.

Apple (AAPL) will require developers to place its Login button above rival buttons from Facebook (FB) and Google (GOOGL) in the app they create for distribution through its App Store. According to a report from Reuters, this requirement centers on Apple’s efforts to tighten data privacy for its customers.

17 Jun, 2019 21:48 / FinancialContent

Markets are waiting on the Fed announcement on Wednesday with the expectation that at least cuts will happen by the end of the year. Therefore investors are rotating out of financials and into the conglomerates of tech.

Microsoft (MSFT) closed the most recent trading day at $132.85, moving +0.3% from the previous trading session.

Apple (AAPL) closed the most recent trading day at $193.89, moving +0.6% from the previous trading session.

Apple is one of the largest public companies in the world, but its pace of innovation is slowing. If you're thinking about buying Apple stock now, this is what the fundamental and technical analysis show.

17 Jun, 2019 20:41 / Yahoo! Finance

On the surface, the gains notched by the major U.S. equity benchmarks to start the week were not all that impressive. The Nasdaq Composite led the way, climbing 0.62%, while the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average each finished higher by 0.09%.Source: Shutterstock However, there were pockets of excitement throughout the market today, helped by the return of Merger Monday. Dow component Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), one of the largest U.S. pharmaceuticals companies, is looking to bolster its oncology offerings by acquiring cancer treatment maker Array BioPharma (NASDAQ:ARRY) for $48 a share in cash, putting an enterprise value of about $11.4 billion on the company.Pfizer has one of the larger cash stockpiles among the major U.S. pharmaceuticals companies and checks many of the quality boxes. However, there are some concerns the Array deal could be credit negative.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsCredit ratings aside, traditional pharmaceuticals companies need growth, and buying makers of cancer drugs is one avenue for delivering that growth. Other ChatterApple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock, always a widely watched bellwether as it is the largest technology name in the Dow, traded modestly higher Monday although some analysts expressed concern about the impact of the China trade war on the stock and how the company is positioned for a fuller 5G rollout next year. * 7 Top-Rated Biotech Stocks to Invest In Today "JPMorgan analyst Samik Chatterjee cut his forecast for iPhone shipments for the next few quarters by 4%, and trimmed his price target on the stock to $233 from $235," reports Barron's. "But he maintains an Overweight rating on the shares, asserting that the trade tensions are likely to be resolved."Sticking with Dow technology names for a moment, Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), one of the largest semiconductor makers, is trying to snap out of a funk that has the stock down nearly 15% in the current quarter. Much of that tumble is attributable to semiconductor companies' sensitivity to the trade war with China, but for long-term investors, there are reasons to be optimistic about Intel."We concede that 2019 will be strenuous for Intel because of macro weakness, U.S.-China tensions, and share loss, but overall revenue growth should eventually stabilize," said Morningstar in a recent note. "As Intel gets back on track in 2020 with its 10-nm Ice Lake server parts, we think its data center group, or DCG, will enjoy average top-line growth of 10% through 2023."Boeing (NYSE:BA), a frequent guest in this space and the Dow's largest component, was the blue-chip index's best performer Monday, adding 2.2%. The company said it has no plans to rename the controversial 737 max passenger jet.At the Paris Airshow Monday, the aerospace giant boosted its 20-year demand forecast for passenger jets to $6.8 trillion, up from a previous estimate of $6.3 trillion."The world's largest planemaker said at the Paris Airshow it expected 44,040 new airplane deliveries over the next two decades, up from the roughly 43,000 it forecast a year ago," according to Reuters. Bottom Line on the Dow Jones TodayOverall, a little under half of the Dow's 30 components closed higher today, hardly a great percentage and risks remain for investors to consider. Looking out to later in June, FedEx Corp. (NYSE:FDX) reports fiscal fourth-quarter results on June 25, and while the freight shipping company is not a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, it is a member of the Dow Jones Transportation Index, and a bellwether stock at that.Mired in a slump that has seen the shares slide almost 5% this month, FedEx stock lost another half percent Monday after JPMorgan lowered its price target on the stock to $184 from $202. Tennessee-based FedEx has been a guidance offender multiple times over the past year and it appears that bad news is poised to continue.Again, FedEx is not a Dow stock, nor is it the largest company in the U.S. Not even close, but transportation names are historically accurate gauges of economic sentiment the market's tolerance for risk so there could be some tests coming for stocks before June ends.As of this writing, Todd Shriber did not own any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * The 7 Best Tech Stocks to Buy for the Second Half of 2019 * 7 Top-Rated Biotech Stocks to Invest In Today * 4 Semiconductor Stocks to Sell Compare Brokers The post Dow Jones Today: Almost a Case of the Mondays appeared first on InvestorPlace.

17 Jun, 2019 20:20 / Yahoo! Finance

Today at 10:24 AM ET, Apple (AAPL) was trading on a positive note with nearly a 1.0% gain for the day. At the same time, the S&P 500 Index, the NASDAQ Composite Index, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average were up 0.3%, 0.7%, and 0.2%, respectively.

17 Jun, 2019 20:20 / Yahoo! Finance

Apple (AAPL) continues to receive challenges to its app business practices. After the US Supreme Court cleared a consumer-led antitrust lawsuit tied to Apple’s app business to proceed last month, a fresh lawsuit targeting the same business has been filed in California.

17 Jun, 2019 20:19 / FinancialContent

* Indexes end higher: Dow 0.09%, S&P 500 0.09%, Nasdaq 0.62% (Updated to close)

17 Jun, 2019 20:18 / Seeking Alpha
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When folks think of the Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) portfolio and its collection of holdings, most of which were selected by Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett, the companies that most readily come to mind are probably American Express (AXP), Coca-Cola (KO) and, more recently, Apple (AAPL).But a deep dive into Berkshire Hathaway's equity holdings reveals a more complicated picture.Berkshire Hathaway held positions in 48 separate stocks as of March 31, according to regulatory filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. But the portfolio of "Buffett stocks" isn't as diversified as the number might suggest. In some cases, BRK.B holds more than one share class in the same company. Some holdings are so small as to be immaterial leftovers from earlier bets the Oracle of Omaha has yet to completely exit.And perhaps most importantly, Berkshire Hathaway's equity portfolio is actually pretty concentrated. The top six holdings account for almost 70% of the portfolio's total value. The top 10 positions comprise nearly 80%. Banks and airlines, to cite a couple of sectors, carry quite a load in this portfolio. Then there's the fact that several Buffett stocks actually were picked by portfolio managers Todd Combs and Ted Weschler.Here, we examine each and every holding to give investors a better understanding of the entire Berkshire Hathaway portfolio. SEE ALSO: The 19 Best Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019

, which last week cut its sales guidance for its current fiscal year by $2 billion due to both a Huawei parts ban and weaker demand from other clients, will see its chip sales to Apple bounce sharply next year. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has had a fairly high accuracy rate over the years when it comes to Apple product scoops, says that Apple plans to launch 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch flagship iPhones in 2020, along with a new, relatively low-cost, 6.1-inch iPhone (by comparison, the iPhone XS and XS Max have 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch displays, respectively).

17 Jun, 2019 19:36 / Yahoo! Finance

Wall Street is on tenterhooks this week, waiting for two big catalysts to hit. First, they're waiting on a Federal Reserve policy decision at a time when the markets are screaming for a rate cut. And second, they're watching for a possible meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20 meeting later this month.As a result, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is in a holding pattern above the 26,000 level -- continuing a sideways shuffle that has been in effect since January 2018. If a breakout is going to happen, it's now or never as a breakdown could well call into question the vitality of this 10-plus-year bull market. * 7 Top-Rated Biotech Stocks to Invest In Today Last week, I highlighted several Dow components that were looking weak. Today, let's look instead at components that are ready for an upside move. Here are four to watch:InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Dow Jones Stocks to Buy: Apple (AAPL)Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares are pushing higher, testing above their 50-day moving average and looking longingly at the $200-a-share level lost back in early May. Now, the company is vulnerable to a worsening of the U.S.-China trade standoff. It could potentially get hit in both directions: first on a risk to its China-centered supply chain and second, with its image as an American tech giant in the eyes of Chinese consumers. However, hype is also building for the launch of the iPhone 11 later this year. Further, the company is looking to introduce two 5G phones in 2020.The company will next report results on July 30 after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of $2.10 per share on revenues of $53.5 billion. When the company last reported on April 30, earnings of $2.46 per share beat estimates by 10 cents on a 5.1% decline in revenues. Boeing (BA)After months of malaise following two fatal crashes of its 737 MAX, a resulting regulatory grounding, and long-term damage to the company's image, Boeing (NYSE:BA) shares have stabilized. They now look ready for a possible push back above its 200-day and 50-day moving averages. At some point, all the bad news gets priced in. The latest reports are that the FAA is expected to soon begin flight trials of the fix for the 737 MAX.The company will next report results on July 24 before the bell. Analysts are looking for earnings of $1.81 per share on revenues of $19.6 billion. When the company last reported on April 24, earnings of $3.16 missed estimates by three cents on a 2% drop in revenues. Disney (DIS)Disney (NYSE:DIS) shares are threatening to push up and over their prior high from late April, aiming for new record highs. Analysts at Citigroup recently upgraded the stock and assigned a $160-a-share price target, a move that would be worth a gain of nearly 15% from here. A successful opening for the new Toy Story 4 movie would help motivate such a move.The company will next report results on Aug. 6 after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of $1.77 per share on revenues of $21.5 billion. When the company last reported on May 8, earnings of $1.61 beat estimates by four cents on a 2.6% rise in revenues. Home Depot (HD)Shares of home improvement retailer Home Depot (NYSE:HD) are threatening to break up and out of a two-year long consolidation range with a push above the $210-a-share level. Lower long-term interest rates in recent months is helping reverse a slowdown in the U.S. housing market, with the company benefiting form the pickup in activity as both buyers and sellers focus on everything from new appliances to gardening.The company will next report results on Aug. 20 before the bell. Analysts are looking for earnings of $3.09 per share on revenues of $31 billion. When the company last reported on May 21, earnings of $2.27 beat estimates by eight cents on a 5.7% rise in revenues.As of this writing, William Roth did not have a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * The 7 Best Tech Stocks to Buy for the Second Half of 2019 * 7 Top-Rated Biotech Stocks to Invest In Today * 4 Semiconductor Stocks to Sell Compare Brokers The post 4 Dow Jones Stocks Ready to Rise     appeared first on InvestorPlace.

17 Jun, 2019 19:20 / Yahoo! Finance

Apple is in talks with Intel (INTC) about purchasing the chip company’s smartphone modem business, according to a report from The Information citing people familiar with the matter. Intel said in April that it would exit the smartphone modem business, and it later announced its intention to sell the business.

17 Jun, 2019 19:05 / FinancialContent

Chinese stocks have taken a big hit from the trade war, with the iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index (NYSE: FXI) down 13.8% in the past ...

The chief executive paints a dire picture of a future without privacy.

17 Jun, 2019 18:50 / FinancialContent

* Indexes up: Dow 0.17%, S&P 500 0.23%, Nasdaq 0.79% (Updated to afternoon)

17 Jun, 2019 18:47 / Yahoo! Finance

In the week that ended on June 14, US tech giant Apple (AAPL) continued to trade on a positive note for the second week, but its rally slowed. Last week, Apple stock inched up 1.4% after a solid 8.6% gain in the previous week.

Shareholdersof China-based e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) will vote July 15 at the company's annual ...

Based on the current price at 97.020, the direction of the September U.S. Dollar Index into the close is likely to be determined by trader reaction to the Fibonacci level at 97.020.

Leading the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) rumor mill today is news of what the 2020 iPhone may be like. Today, we'll look at that and other Apple Rumors for Monday.2020 iPhone: New rumors may reveal what Apple has in mind for the 2020 iPhone line, reports MacRumors. This rumor comes from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a solid track record when it comes to leaking AAPL's plans. He claims that the company will release three smartphones next year. According to Kuo, each of these devices will come with an OLED screen. He also says that 5G will be available on the 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch versions. Kuo notes that the 6.1-inch model will only offer LTE.Movie Making: A recent report claims that Apple is planning to release six movies a year, 9to5Mac notes. This rumor claims that the tech company is planning to release several small budget films each year. It notes that the tech company is looking for each of the movies to have a budget of $30 million. This rumor also says that AAPL is hoping to take home some Oscar nominations and awards for these films.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsiOS 13 Beta: A new version of the iOS 13 beta is now available for download, reports BGR. This marks the second release of a beta version of iOS 13. Anyone wanting to take part in the beta can do so, but there are different versions for developers and public testers. The developer version usually comes out first and the public beta follows a couple of days later. While AAPL releases may betas throughout the year, this is a much bigger one. It will include loads of new features for users to take advantage of.Check out more recent Apple Rumors or Subscribe to Apple Rumors : RSS As of this writing, William White did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. Compare Brokers The post Monday Apple Rumors: What Can We Expect From the 2020 iPhone appeared first on InvestorPlace.

17 Jun, 2019 18:10 / FinancialContent

Before adding 5G support to all 2021 iPhones.

Welcome to the latest episode of the Full-Court Finance podcast from Zacks Investment Research where Associate Stock Strategist Ben Rains dives into what we know about Google (GOOGL) and Microsoft's (MSFT) cloud gaming plans

A Wall Street analyst lowered his price target on Apple stock after trimming estimates for Apple's iPhone sales for the rest of the year. U.S.-China trade tensions have created headwinds.

* Indexes up: Dow 0.21%, S&P 0.24%, Nasdaq 0.79% (Updated to early afternoon)

(Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. could be seeing weaker-than-expected demand for its iPhone product line, especially in China, where trade tensions have been weighing down sales, analysts said on Monday.Shares of Apple rose 0.7%, rebounding after a three-day decline. While the stock is up about 12% from a low hit earlier this month, Apple is still down more than 8% from a peak in early May.JPMorgan wrote that macroeconomic uncertainty “is likely to drive greater headwinds to the smartphone market.” The bank lowered its iPhone shipment forecasts for the second quarter through the fourth quarter, dropping them by 4% to 139.5 million units. Analyst Samik Chatterjee also trimmed his price target by $2 to $233, although he kept his overweight rating.The macro issues are “cyclical and likely resolved with a trade resolution,” Chatterjee wrote, adding that Apple could see a tailwind from its growing services business.The iPhone is critically important to Apple’s fortunes, accounting for more than 60% of the company’s 2018 revenue, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The company derived nearly 20% of last year’s revenue from China, and weakness there pushed Apple to cut its sales forecast in January.JPMorgan was not the only firm to express caution about the outlook for iPhone sales on Monday. Longbow Research wrote that “concerns are rising that the ban on sales to Huawei will further impair iPhone demand in China,” and that there was a risk Apple “will not see notable share gains outside of China.” Analyst Shawn Harrison has a neutral rating on Apple, and wrote that the company’s efforts “to expand the reach and breadth of its services is key amidst a challenged iPhone demand environment, particularly in China.”Loop Capital Markets wrote that while iPhone unit demand was “well aligned with Street expectations” for June, consensus forecasts were “too high” for the second half of the year.“We continue to believe that risk remains to iPhone revenue through the year from mix (both units and capacity per unit), but with a stabilizing China,” analyst Ananda Baruah wrote, affirming Loop’s hold rating and $190 price target.A more optimistic view on the iPhone came from Credit Suisse, which wrote that China iPhone sales were becoming “less bad.”“The pace of decline for iPhone shipments in China has significantly improved” so far this quarter, analyst Matthew Cabral wrote, touting the impact of price cuts. But he noted that units were still down 4% this quarter compared with the year-ago period, and that iPhones were “lagging the overall Chinese smartphone market.”While “less bad” is a “clear positive given the magnitude of the prior headwind, risk remains,” he wrote. Credit Suisse has a neutral rating and $209 price target.Cabral expects trade-related uncertainty will keep the stock within a range, but that risks are “skewed to the downside.”Even beyond trade, he added that “aggressive local competition and a narrower ecosystem advantage in China remain deeper structural challenges for Apple, with no easy near-term fix.”To contact the reporter on this story: Ryan Vlastelica in New York at rvlastelica1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Catherine Larkin at clarkin4@bloomberg.net, Scott SchnipperFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

Analysts continue to worry about both the trade war with China and this year’s iPhone product cycle, ahead of the arrival of 5G models in 2020.

Immigration is an important driver of the United States technology industry – without immigrants, it’s not quite clear that ...

Take Two Interactive scored positive press and analyst coverage for its showing at the E3 video game show last week. One analyst on Monday raised his price target on Take Two Interactive stock.

17 Jun, 2019 16:25 / Seeking Alpha
17 Jun, 2019 16:10 / FinancialContent

* Indexes up: Dow 0.28%, S&P 0.30%, Nasdaq 0.77% (Updates prices, comments)

Speaking on stage at the London CryptoCompare conference last week, Thomas Lee claimed that the size of the global crypto community may be only half a million people. Lee believes that “crypto is a lot smaller” than most people think. He said that although most people seem to agree that crypto is a “1.9 million user market”, he thinks that there are closer to “500,000 people in the world that own crypto”. Bullish $crypto twitter is way better than during the bear market. -- Emptybeerbottle (@Fullbeerbottle) June 16, 2019 The Fundstrat Global analyst said that “one way to measure this is to look at crypto Twitter”.  He said that a “huge number of followers on crypto Twitter is generally around 100,000”,The post Thomas Lee thinks the crypto community is a lot smaller than people think appeared first on Coin Rivet.

Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa, and Cortana are carving up this growing space.

17 Jun, 2019 14:48 / Seeking Alpha

Altair Engineering, Netgear, Fitbit, Microsoft and DexCom highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day

17 Jun, 2019 14:32 / FinancialContent

In early trading on Monday, shares of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) topped the list of the day's best performing Dow Jones Industrial Average components, trading up 0.9%. Year to date, Microsoft Corporation registers a 31.6% gain.

* Indexes up: Dow 0.05%, S&P 0.20%, Nasdaq 0.72% (Updates to open)

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: LM Ericsson, Cisco Systems, Ubiquiti Networks, Microsoft and Motorola Solutions

As central banks around the world prepare for meetings later this week, it wouldn’t be too surprising if the markets act a bit ...

A severe enough shock could usher in a global recession, even if central banks respond rapidly, writes Nouriel Roubini.

17 Jun, 2019 14:06 / FinancialContent

Shares of Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) opened today above their pivot of $192.21 and have already reached the first level of resistance at $194.12. Should the shares continue to rise,...

17 Jun, 2019 14:00 / Yahoo! Finance

At the time of writing, the positive momentum in the cryptocurrency markets is still present. Bitcoin is well on the way to $10,000, and that means we can expect some altcoins to pump higher as well. Bitcoin has broken past the $6,000, $7,000, and $8,000 levels with ease. Since then, we touched the $9,000 level for a brief moment before returning to the $8,500 area soon after. However, over this past weekend, BTC was able to break the $9,000 level again and remain above it, finding support near $9,100. We can't forget Bitcoin is an uncorrelated asset that is helping investors dodge economic and geopolitical risks in the form of trade wars, sluggish GDP growth, and what appears to beThe post Cryptocurrency market update: Bitcoin continues to rise appeared first on Coin Rivet.

17 Jun, 2019 13:59 / Yahoo! Finance

Based on the early price action, the direction of the EUR/USD the rest of the session is likely to be determined by trader reaction to the support pivot at 1.1228 to 1.1227.

17 Jun, 2019 13:53 / Yahoo! Finance

Binance, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges by volume, is issuing a bitcoin-backed token, the firm announced in a blog post on Monday.The post Binance launches bitcoin-pegged token on Binance Chain appeared first on The Block.

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor, New Frontier Data Q: I'm a small business owner just trying to establish my product. ...

InvestorsObserver issues critical PriceWatch Alerts for AAPL, CSCO, FB, NVDA, and UBER.

The Klein Law Firm announces that class action complaints have been filed on behalf of shareholders of the following companies. If you suffered a loss you have until the lead plaintiff deadline to request that the court appoint you as lead plaintiff.

17 Jun, 2019 13:00 / FinancialContent

U.S. President Donald Trump's administration banned China's Huawei from buying certain components made by American firms, which ...

DEADLINE MONDAY ALERT: The Schall Law Firm Announces it is Investigating Claims Against Apple Inc.

17 Jun, 2019 12:56 / Yahoo! Finance

To receive further updates on this Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) trade as well as an alert when it's time to take profits, sign up for a risk-free trial of Strategic Trader today.This morning, we're recommending a bullish trade on Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT).We were watching and waiting all last week to see if the S&P 500 would pull back after its incredible surge higher, but the index held on to all its gains. It didn't produce any more gains, but it didn't give any of its previously earned gains back either.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThis is encouraging for us as we look to enter new trades on some of our favorite stocks in our portfolio. Today, we want to take use this opportunity to collect income on MSFT by selling put writes. A Tech Company Providing ConsistencyMSFT has been one of our favorite stocks for quite a while now because of its consistency. Regardless of the economic and geopolitical turmoil and uncertainty the market is facing, MSFT finds a way to deliver. That's why the company has a $1 trillion valuation. Traders are looking for consistency right now, and they're willing to pay for it.We saw this consistency highlighted again last Thursday when the company declared that it would continue paying a quarterly dividend of $0.46 per share. This puts MSFT in a rare category of companies that are growing and paying strong dividends at the same time. Traders can't get enough of this one-two punch. Retesting Support at $129The stock completed a strong bullish "wedge" continuation pattern in early June, and it has been consolidating above the $130 price level. The $130 level served as resistance for the stock in late April, after the company released its most recent earnings announcement.Daily Chart of Microsoft (MSFT) -- Chart Source: TradingViewWe wouldn't be surprised to see the stock consolidate for a little while. MSFT may even drift a bit lower to retest former resistance to see if it will hold as new support. However, we think $129 will hold as support now that MSFT has turned around.That makes it a good strike price for a short-term put write trade.To find out which MSFT puts we're selling -- and to get access to our full portfolio of income-generating trades -- consider signing up for risk-free trial subscription to Strategic Trader today. InvestorPlace advisers John Jagerson and S. Wade Hansen, both Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designees, are co-founders of LearningMarkets.com, as well as the co-editors of Strategic Trader.Follow our Facebook page to receive each Trade of the Day direct to your News Feed -- and join the conversation.Compare Brokers The post Microsoft is Earning its $1 Trillion Valuation appeared first on InvestorPlace.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is looking to produce six low-budget films per year, for its Apple TV+ service, according to the New York ...

The U.S. dollar fell on Monday after manufacturing activity in the New York area fell to a two-and-a-half year low in June, while other currencies remained quite ahead of a flurry of central bank meetings. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a basket of six major currencies, was down 0.1% to 96.935 by 11:25 AM ET (15:25 GMT). Data on Monday showed that manufacturing activity in the New York region posted a record drop in June, as economic activity in the area contracts.

17 Jun, 2019 10:50 / Yahoo! Finance

Since December, Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock has been agonizing for the longs, as the price had gone from $356 to a low of $177, despite the rally of the stock market. During this period, there have been nice rallies in the shares of giant tech companies like Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT).Source: Mike Lau via Flickr (Modified)Tesla stock has generally been volatile. After all, most new automakers have failed miserably!But over the past week, TSLA stock has risen 5%. Can this uptrend last? Or could this mostly be a relief rally by TSLA stock as the short sellers close out their positions? Keep in mind that, during the first quarter, the company reported a disappointing 63,000 deliveries.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * The 7 Best Tech Stocks to Buy for the Second Half of 2019 Well, of course, TSLA CEO Elon Musk is supremely optimistic. At this week's shareholder meeting, he set out to answer some of the questions swirling around Tesla.Perhaps the most important statement from Elon Musk was the following: ""I want to be clear: there is not a demand problem. We have a decent shot at a record quarter on every level. If not, it will be very close."Let's hope so. Because if TSLA doesn't deliver on the forecast by Elon Musk, then TSLA stock will certainly take another hit. Other Risks Facing Tesla StockThe irony is that a spike in deliveries may create its own issues for TSLA. Note that Elon Musk also said that Tesla's growth will probably not be cheap. If TSLA's margins decline, the increased production will put lots of pressure on its bottom line. It's also worrisome that TSLA has a solar-installation business, which is also capital intensive. At some point, it would not be surprising for Elon Musk to need to raise billions more from Wall Street.Another concern is that Tesla's overall business is getting more complex. It's building a massive battery factory in China and has one planned for Europe as well. TSLA is also looking at entering the insurance industry and is considering building a robotaxi network of 1 million vehicles.At the shareholder's meeting, Elon Musk even mentioned that TSLA may get into the mining business, in order to have more control over the supply of commodities it uses, like lithium and cobalt. In the meantime, the company will start producing the Model Y, a compact SUV. The Model Y and the Tesla Semi freight truck are both slated to be launched in late 2020.Elon Musk has never lacked for ambition. But even he has limits. Does he really need to do all these things? The Bottom Line on Tesla StockBased on analysis from third parties like Electrek, it does look like TSLA has seen a pick-up in demand during the past couple months. Yet this uptick may prove to be temporary.One reason is that the federal tax credit for purchasing Teslas will decline from $3,750 to $1,875 by the end of this month. In other words, people may be rushing to buy Tesla's vehicles before the credit drops. A similar phenomenon probably occurred at the end of last year, when Tesla's deliveries reached a record.Meanwhile, TSLA has been aggressively reducing the prices of its vehicles. That could boost its unit sales, but also hit its margins. According to analysts at Cowen: "Basic microeconomic theory would suggest that goods or services that don't have a demand problem, don't see their prices lowered by half a dozen times in 4-5 months."Finally, competition is likely to become a bigger factor, especially in China, which is a meaningful part of Tesla's growth strategy. There are multiple companies that only make electric vehicles in China, including Nio (NYSE:NIO) and more well-established firms, such as BYD (OTC: BYDDF).So in light of all this, it's probably best to be skeptical on TSLA stock despite its latest rally.Tom Taulli is the author of the upcoming book, Artificial Intelligence Basics: A Non-Technical Introduction. Follow him on Twitter at @ttaulli. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 10 Stocks to Buy That Wall Street Expects to Soar for the Rest of 2019 * 7 Value Stocks That Are Flying Under the Radar * 6 Mouth-Watering Fast Food Stocks for Growth Investors Compare Brokers The post Why the Rally of Tesla Stock Could Reverse appeared first on InvestorPlace.

The U.S. campaign against Huawei Technologies Co. is taking a toll, with the company’s founder forecasting a hit to revenue of about $30 billion over the next two years.

Evercore ISI analyst Kirk Materne was arguably overselling it when he suggested stepping into a Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) position because of its opportunity to grow within the video gaming industry. There are plenty of other better reasons to own MSFT stock. Indeed, video games remain a relatively small part of the software giant's total businessSource: Shutterstock Nevertheless, his point is well taken. For all that Microsoft has already done to carve out its piece of the video game market, what's coming in 2020 could actually be game-changing.Rival Sony (NYSE:SNE) has also already hinted at its planned next entry in the race, with its next-generation PlayStation console sporting some impressive specs. Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is entering the fray too, skipping the development of a console altogether and remotely handling all the heavy-duty game processing from the cloud. Next year may well be the year, however, one company puts its finger directly on the pulse of what the video-gaming market wants.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Project ScarlettIn terms the average teenage gamer would understand, the next generation of Microsoft's Xbox series looks like it's going to be a "beast." Powered by Zen 2 and Radeon-based graphics hardware from Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD), the console coming out late next year will offer 8K graphics and frame rates up to 120 per second. It's a level of visual detail that borders on perfection. The still-unnamed console, simply called Project Scarlett for now, will also utilize solid state drives. * 7 Stocks to Buy for the Coming Recession All told, Microsoft described the in-development console as being four times as powerful as the Xbox One X, which is the latest commercially available choice in its franchise.The specs largely mirror those Sony touted for its next-gen PlayStation, which should become available late next year as well. Microsoft is arguably doing more to bring more gamers into its ecosystem though. Namely, the company is beefing up its game-streaming offering.Although subject to a name change, what's being called xCloud for the time being will allow players to stream games from their consoles to other devices including phones and tablets.At the same time, Microsoft as adding another tier to its existing Game Pass service. Called Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which is primarily a combination of Xbox Live Gold and the familiar Game pass. The new product works for PC as well as console games.And yet, as forward-thinking as Microsoft's gaming endeavors may be, the company is also backwards-minded … as in compatibility.Although it didn't clarify exactly what constitutes a "generation," the company's presentation at this year's E3 event said "Thousands of games across four console generations will look and play best on Project Scarlett." In other words, older game discs that wouldn't normally be playable on new hardware will now be playable on new consoles, relieving gamers who don't wish to rebuild an entirely new gaming library. Effect on MSFT StockEven if Project Scarlett is a smash hit, it's not likely to decidedly buoy the value of MSFT stock. It's certainly not going to hurt though.In its infancy, Microsoft's Xbox was seen as more of an experiment than a profit center. Built to utilize its DirectX coding that couldn't be fully realized with personal computers, it's unlikely that when the first Xbox was sold in 2001, the organization ever thought it would become the success it's become.But, gaming is still only a small part of Microsoft's total business.While it's difficult to ferret out details, last fiscal year (ending in June), the company's "More Personal Computing" division generated $42.7 billion, or 38% of its top line of $110.4 billion. That division, however, also includes sales of its Windows operating system, Windows commercial and cloud product, search engine revenue, and revenue from sales of its Surface line of tablets. That's a lot of different business lines making up a relatively modest piece of the revenue pie. * 7 High-Quality Cheap Stocks to Buy With $10 To its credit, the More Personal Computing division's sales improved 8% last year, and last quarter's gaming revenue grew 7%. Xbox software and service revenue was up 15% on a constant currency basis, more or less lining up with the 9% improvement in sales for the entire division. But, gaming just doesn't offer enough firepower on its own to meaningfully move the dial for the company.The nickels and dimes still add up. Bottom Line for MSFT StockWhile not solid enough reason to step into a stake, the fact that video gaming isn't a game-changer for Microsoft doesn't mean MSFT stock isn't worth owning. It is. The company is absolutely crushing it with its cloud business, and Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives recently touted the idea that it was closing the gap on Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) by virtue of winning "larger and more strategic" enterprise-level cloud business. Its business productivity and networking platforms are on a roll as well.But gaming? For better or worse, video games are a low-impact business for the software icon and Microsoft stock investors.As of this writing, James Brumley did held a long position in Alphabet. You can learn more about James at his site, jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 10 Stocks to Buy That Wall Street Expects to Soar for the Rest of 2019 * 7 Value Stocks That Are Flying Under the Radar * 6 Mouth-Watering Fast Food Stocks for Growth Investors Compare Brokers The post Next-Gen Xbox Won't Launch Microsoft Stock, But It Doesn't Need To appeared first on InvestorPlace.

17 Jun, 2019 10:14 / Yahoo! Finance

At the time of writing, Bitcoin (BTC) is trading close to $9,200 after price spiked during the weekend, climbing 18% from $7,800 to $9,250 in just a couple of hours. It seems the hypothesis that weekends are good for Bitcoin is indeed true. But will Bitcoin maintain its weekend gains during the next few days? Bitcoin/USD Bitcoin experienced a major rally that took its price upwards close to 18% over the weekend. Afterwards, price pulled back closer to its new support level at around $8,800. At the moment, the market is moving upwards with higher lows each time it falls, meaning we should expect BTC to continue its climb towards $10,000 - which in my opinion might come within theThe post Latest Bitcoin price and analysis (BTC to USD) appeared first on Coin Rivet.

The Federal Reserve is widely expected to strike a dovish chord when it meets this week, clearing the way for a July rate cut — the first in more than a decade — that almost 40% of economists in a WSJ poll are expecting. While a hawkish Fed no longer looms over this aging bull market, Nouriel Roubini, now says the world “has an even bigger problem on its hands.”

The first such vessel set to hit markets is Ehang Air Mobility Group’s Ehang 216, which first took flight in 2014 with a range of 22 miles, or 25 minutes of flight time. The 2-passenger, 570-pound aircraft is expected to start selling for $300,000 sometime next year, and is expected to receive strong interest from emergency responders, air taxi services, and tourist flight operators. Ehang is an alumni of Microsoft Corp.'s (MSFT) incubator program formerly known as Microsoft Accelerator.

17 Jun, 2019 08:57 / Yahoo! Finance

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After a sharp fall on Friday, EUR/USD is seen consolidating near its 200-period moving average on a 4-hour chart. All eyes will be on the Fed meeting later this week. Ahead of it, the pair has some potential to bounce higher.

Palestinian engineers working for Israeli chip designer Mellanox Technologies are poised to share a $3.5 million payout when the company's takeover by U.S. chip supplier Nvidia Corp is completed.

17 Jun, 2019 07:36 / Seeking Alpha

In commodities, crude oil fell 0.7% to $52.17 a barrel after reaching an earlier high of $52.91. CFTC data showed the number of long speculative positions on oil had fallen to its lowest level since March last week after a seventh straight weekly drop. Gold futures slipped 0.6% to $1,337.15 a troy ounce while the U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of six major currencies, was flat at 97.032.

The stock market rally is drifting. But Microsoft is in a buy zone. Fellow Dow stocks Disney and Home Depot are close. Apple has a new base. Boeing is vying for orders at the Paris Air Show.

Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC (“KSF”) and KSF partner, the former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Jr., remind investors with large financial interests that they have only until June 17, 2019 to file lead plaintiff applications in a securities class action lawsuit against Apple Inc. (NasdaqGS: AAPL).  Investor losses must relate to purchases of the Company’s shares between November 2, 2018 and January 2, 2019. This action is pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

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17 Jun, 2019 00:47 / FinancialContent

Japan Display Inc on Monday said it has received notice from TPK Holding Co Ltd that the Taiwanese flat screen maker has decided against investing in the Apple Inc supplier.

Tim Cook offered a cautionary message to Stanford University graduates Sunday, urging them to remember that with great power comes great responsibility.

The Schall Law Firm, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, announces the filing of a class action lawsuit against Apple Inc. (“Apple” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ: AAPL) for violations of §§10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

The stock market rally is drifting. But Microsoft is in a buy zone. Fellow Dow stocks Disney and Home Depot are close. Apple has a new base. Boeing is vying for orders at the Paris Air Show.

These tech giants are paying high prices for defensive acquisitions as their core businesses slow.

16 Jun, 2019 20:25 / Yahoo! Finance

Bitcoin has a carbon footprint equal to that of Las Vegas, according to scientists. Boffins at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have figured out that the world’s most dominant cryptocurrency is responsible for pumping out around 22 megatons of carbon dioxide every year – the same amount as the infamous US home of 24-hour casinos. Researchers at TUM analysed masses of data such as the IP addresses of Bitcoin ‘miners’ who eat up vast amounts of electricity to harvest pieces of the cryptocurrency. Miners set their machines up to solve various mathematical conundrums in order to execute transactions to be rewarded with Bitcoins, but the cost in electricity to do so can often outweigh the value of the coinThe post Bitcoin’s carbon footprint is same as Las Vegas appeared first on Coin Rivet.

16 Jun, 2019 14:10 / FinancialContent

The tech giant isn't too worried about cloud gaming threats just yet.

The first Bitcoin was installed in Vancouver during 2013. But now the Mayor of the Canadian city is proposing a ban on the machines, arguing that they open the door to money laundering. It's important to remember who exactly is using them; some of these people are often on society’s fringes, especially sex workers. Vancouver’s potential ban on such machines will affect that vulnerable group disproportionately, argues Ethan Lou, a former journalist who these days runs a mining company in Canada and whose first book, Once a Bitcoin Miner, will be published next year. In an article for The Globe and Mail, he says: "Make no mistake, the issue of Bitcoin ATMs is one of social class. Sex workers use cryptocurrency toThe post Vancouver Bitcoin ATM ban will 'disproportionately affect' sex workers appeared first on Coin Rivet.

The world of exchange traded funds is evolving. With a slew of new ETFs, you will be able to not only diversify your portfolio, but also to take advantage of active management to lower risk while keeping a handle on expenses. The TrimTabs All Cap US Free-Cash-Flow ETF (TTAC) is actively managed and lists its holdings daily, for full transparency.

16 Jun, 2019 12:53 / FinancialContent

Video game trade event E3 had a new console rollout from Microsoft Inc. (NASDAQ: MSFT), tons of upcoming game previews and even an ...

16 Jun, 2019 09:00 / Yahoo! Finance

The price of Bitcoin hit a 13 month high this morning, climbing above $9,300, according to Coin360. Binance boss Changpeng 'CZ' Zhao was, somewhat unsurprisingly, very happy about this. Over 9000! pic.twitter.com/Z1kWmmgLXG -- CZ Binance (@cz_binance) June 16, 2019 What a difference six months can make. Today marks 6 month anniversary of Bitcoin bottom hit on Dec 16 last year. 6 months ago Bitcoin was supposed to hit $1000 and now we are talking about breaking $20k and beyond. Crazy how times change. -- Anondran (@anondran) June 16, 2019 Next stop $10,000 and the beginning of a “crypto summer", according to Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire. Crypto market rallying (again) ahead of Libra launch, marking a massive inflection point in global adoptionThe post Superb Sunday for Bitcoin as price breaks $9,000 appeared first on Coin Rivet.

16 Jun, 2019 06:44 / Yahoo! Finance

Investing.com - In what is set to be a busy week, the Federal Reserve’s latest interest rate announcement will dominate trader’s attention amid expectations that the central bank could flag plans to ease monetary policy.

Broadcom calls out trade fight for guidance cut, Trump voices concerns about defense mega-merger.

15 Jun, 2019 23:58 / FinancialContent

I'm going over Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google as well as Nvidia. Following a strong bounce in the stock market, where is the market poised to go from here, and can the stock market retest its all-time highs once again this month.

15 Jun, 2019 23:29 / FinancialContent

The fifth generation wireless technology or 5G is ready to take off and will be a game changer when it is fully implemented. There is a lot of excitement over the technology, given its transformative potential.

15 Jun, 2019 22:02 / FinancialContent

Insiders are scooping up shares, but the company still faces formidable headwinds.

15 Jun, 2019 20:40 / FinancialContent

The company that builds custom systems for the titans of the internet knows more than almost anyone what's needed to grow and scale in a cloud-first world.

Don’t expect unbridled enthusiasm over Facebook’s reported cryptocurrency push just yet. “I don’t believe it’s going to be this kind of major game-changer,” Brent Thill, Jefferies senior technology analyst, tells Yahoo Finance’s ‘The Ticker.’

This weekend's Barron's is the CEO issue. The magazine takes a look at 30 leaders considered the best. Other featured ...

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities law firm, reminds investors in Apple, Inc. (“Apple” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:AAPL) of the June 17, 2019 deadline to seek the role of lead plaintiff in a federal securities class action that has been filed against the Company.

Amazon will also match employee contributions to 20 homeless groups for the next three months.

Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC (“KSF”) and KSF partner, the former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Jr., remind investors with large financial interests that they have only until June 17, 2019 to file lead plaintiff applications in a securities class action lawsuit against Apple Inc. (NasdaqGS: AAPL). Investor losses must relate to purchases of the Company’s shares between November 2, 2018 and January 2, 2019. This action is pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

15 Jun, 2019 01:11 / FinancialContent

The e-commerce giant's in-house game developer still has at least two titles in the pipeline.

The Sino-American trade dispute and near-term developments could prove to be a "major swing factor" for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: ...

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14 Jun, 2019 19:28 / FinancialContent

The Cupertino tech giant is extracting hefty concessions from the cable operators.

Attorney Advertising -- Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC reminds investors that a class action lawsuit has been filed against the following publicly-traded companies. You can review a copy of the Complaints by visiting the links below or you may contact Peretz Bronstein, Esq. or his Investor Relations Analyst, Yael Hurwitz of Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC at 212-697-6484. If you suffered a loss, you can request that the Court appoint you as lead plaintiff.  A lead plaintiff acts on behalf of all other class members in directing the litigation. The lead plaintiff can select a law firm of its choice. An investor's ability to share in any potential future recovery is not dependent upon serving as lead plaintiff. 

14 Jun, 2019 18:58 / FinancialContent

Morgan Stanley came away from the Electronics Entertainment Expo video game trade show in Los Angeleswith a better understanding ...

Today’s positive US data seemed to mitigate the speculations over a probable Fed rate cut. Fiber dropped 0.66% reaching near 1.1214 levels amid Greenback upsurge and weak German & Italian data.

The sell-off in chipmaking titan Broadcom threw a wet blanket on the new market rally. The Nasdaq and small caps led the drop. This Dow Jones stock rose.

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Broadcom traded lower after the company's quarterly revenue missed analyst estimates and lowered its revenue for the fiscal year, saying it sees a "broad-based slowdown" in demand. Following the report, other chip stocks fell in sympathy.

Google Inc. CEO Sundar Pichai is concerned overzealous antitrust probes of Big Tech, including his own, could have far-flung, damaging consequences for the U.S. economy and national security.

14 Jun, 2019 16:34 / Yahoo! Finance

The Euro initially shot higher during trading on Friday, but then pulled back a bit to show signs of weakness again. Ultimately, we are testing a major support level underneath so it’s likely that we continue to see volatility.

14 Jun, 2019 16:05 / Seeking Alpha

MarketWatch’s most-read stories this week include analyses of the Beyond Meat stock phenomenon.

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Coinbase has become one of the largest exchanges in the world. Based in the US and operating since 2011, the exchange is often the first place many people go to buy their first ever Bitcoin. Coinbase provides many benefits such as simplicity of use, but it has also received criticism from Bitcoiners as well as many of its customers. Let’s take a look at four things you should know about Coinbase. Ease of use One of the key benefits of using Coinbase is that it has a simple user interface that is ideal for people who have very little knowledge of the cryptocurrency scene. You can buy and store four of the major cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Bitcoin Cash.The post Coinbase review: Four things you should know appeared first on Coin Rivet.

14 Jun, 2019 10:20 / Yahoo! Finance

Today the price of Bitcoin is US$8,275.48; Ethereum is US$256.28; XRP is US$0.399167; Bitcoin Cash is  US$410.96 and Litecoin is US$132.20. These are the Top 5 cryptocurrencies by market capitalisation. About the Top 5 cryptocurrencies The top 5 cryptocurrencies are the biggest and most significant cryptocurrencies and constitute the top half of The Top 10 Cryptocurrencies by market capitalisation. Bitcoin In August 2008, the domain name bitcoin.org was registered. On 31st October 2008, a paper was published called “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”. This was authored by Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of Bitcoin. To date, no one knows who this person, or people, are. The paper outlined a method of using a P2P network for electronic transactions without “relying The post The Top 5 cryptocurrencies latest price appeared first on Coin Rivet.

EUR/USD seems to have fallen into a range below 1.1280 ahead of US retail sales which are scheduled for release today. I expect some volatility from the release, but I think the markets will be more focused on the Fed who are scheduled to meet next week.

14 Jun, 2019 08:30 / Yahoo! Finance

Bitcoin looks to be poised on the verge of its next bull run, according to the head of one of the world’s most respected independent financial advisory organisations. Nigel Green, chief executive of deVere Group, claims that Bitcoin’s sustained foray above $8,000 today looks sustainable enough to build for a push even higher, propelling the value of the decade-old cryptocurrency to heights unseen since 2017. “Ditching its trademark volatility, Bitcoin has been stuck in no-man’s land for over a week, oscillating within a $600 range,” he said in a Coin Rivet article for the Daily Express. “But the price of the world’s largest cryptocurrency surged to the upside on Wednesday and cleared the key $8,000 resistance level – this could The post Bitcoin bull run imminent, expert says appeared first on Coin Rivet.

US market received an unexpected bounce from surging oil prices as energy stocks topped the list of winners. But investor sentiment remains supported by the one constant that keeps the S&P 500 ticking, the allure of the Federal Reserve easy money policy.

It’s a litmus test for the U.S economy today. Retail sales and consumer sentiment figures will give the FED an idea of how consumers really feel.

14 Jun, 2019 03:34 / Yahoo! Finance

Investing.com -- The dollar was lower against the yen and euro early Friday in Europe but higher against risk proxies such as the Aussie dollar as traders shunned risk ahead of a weekend set to be marked by geopolitical tensions.

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13 Jun, 2019 21:27 / Yahoo! Finance

It looks like the calm in the currencies is drawing to a close and volatility is about to pick up. So far, so good. We’re at a crossroads these days: after a recent string of declines, the USD appears to be catching a bid. This is not without repercussions and a move either way will be profoundly felt across the markets. But which way that move will be? Read on to find out – and also get positioned accordingly.

The next FOMC meeting will take place on June 19, and on June 13 the interest rates markets were pricing in a rate cut of 25 bps by 24.2%, while the likelihood of the Fed leaving rates unchanged in the 225-250 interval was at 75.8%.

* Oil surges as much as 4%; Energy top gainer among S&P sectors

13 Jun, 2019 16:48 / Seeking Alpha
13 Jun, 2019 16:00 / Yahoo! Finance

At the time of writing, the reality is that most DEXs, or decentralised exchanges, are still quite difficult to use – mostly due to bad user interfaces and user experience. There are a few exceptions (which I will cover later), but the fact of the matter is that to have a great crypto-trading experience, you should probably look into centralised exchanges, mainly because of the additional support and functionality. Even though some crypto-enthusiasts like Vitalik Buterin are quite against the centralisation of exchanges and services – due to the non-custodial aspect of centralisation – it’s an easy way to get started or to trade professionally. Vitalik Buterin: “I definitely hope centralized exchanges go burn in hell as much as possible” The post The top five cryptocurrency exchanges in 2019 appeared first on Coin Rivet.

13 Jun, 2019 15:47 / FinancialContent

By Toroso Investments In last week’s ETF Think Tank research note, we covered the importance of ETF advisors having an IPS to drive portfolio management and allow a focus on growth. This week we lighten things up a bit with ETF Nerd trivia. We cover 5 distinct questions intended to  inspire and...

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13 Jun, 2019 12:46 / Yahoo! Finance

Based on the early price action, the direction of the EUR/USD on Thursday is likely to be determined by trader reaction to the downtrending Gann angle at 1.1297. We’re still waiting for a confirmation of the closing price reversal top. Volatility is likely to pick up once 1.1283 is taken out and the chart pattern is confirmed.  

Before he turned 19, bitcoin bets made Erik Finman a millionaire. Now, the crypto wunderkind says he wants to create a platform for investing in cryptocurrencies that is easy for average folks to use.

13 Jun, 2019 10:24 / Yahoo! Finance

The U.S. dollar was slightly higher on Thursday as traders increased expectations that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates in the coming months. Consumer inflation data on Wednesday helped support the case for a cut, as it slipped from the Fed's 2% target. Traders have been speculating on the possibility of the central bank changing its course on monetary policy due to slowing inflation and rising trade tensions.

13 Jun, 2019 09:56 / Seeking Alpha

The Greenback is on the back foot early as the Asian markets respond to softer inflation out of the U.S. Australian employment figures failed to impress this morning.

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12 Jun, 2019 22:21 / FinancialContent

Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.46 per share. The dividend is payable Sept. 12, 2019, to shareholders of record on Aug. 15, 2019. The ex-dividend date will be Aug. 14, 2019.

The bullcase for Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) is based on the belief that its cloud platform Azure remains in the ...

When it comes to the U.S.-China trade fight, bond traders are too pessimistic, stock traders are too optimistic, and currency traders are too complacent, say analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

12 Jun, 2019 20:11 / FinancialContent

The stock market closed lower Wednesday, but kept its uptrend intact as the Nasdaq composite and S&P 500 remained about 1% from this week's highs.

The FCC’s maps have been blasted for overstating how many places in the country have access to high-speed internet.

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) is credited for its strong product momentum in recent years, which has helped it to challenge ...

Investors might want to think twice before dismissing potential antitrust probes of Big Tech as a temporary concern.

12 Jun, 2019 17:54 / FinancialContent

The market for software initial public offerings remains strong, with CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. shares soaring in their trading debut.

12 Jun, 2019 14:15 / FinancialContent

The software company is back with a 13-figure market cap, something that hasn't happened for the two other tech giants that planted that flag last summer.

Salesforce.com Inc agreed on Monday to buy big data firm Tableau Software Inc for $15.3 billion, adding muscle in its fight with Microsoft Corp for a bigger share of the market that helps businesses target customers with tools to analyze and visualize data.

12 Jun, 2019 13:31 / FinancialContent

The chipmaker is an underdog in the CPU and GPU markets, but it’s retaining its lead in gaming consoles.

12 Jun, 2019 13:30 / FinancialContent

Do these big businesses deserve a place in your portfolio?

12 Jun, 2019 13:28 / Seeking Alpha

The fear in Silicon Valley is that antitrust investigations of big tech will blunt momentum of an industry that powers the U.S. economy. But history tells us another story.

12 Jun, 2019 08:30 / Yahoo! Finance

Peer-to-peer Bitcoin marketplace Paxful has announced it has partnered with blockchain exchange and wallet AirTM. The move means Paxful users will now be able to fund and withdraw Bitcoin from their accounts using AirTM as a payment method. Both organisations operate largely across Latin America where they work with emerging markets and unbanked communities. The partnership will allow the two companies to provide a service similar to PayPal across economically-challenged communities which have been historically affected by hyperinflation and lack of banking security. According to AirTM CEO Ruben Galindo, the introduction of a peer-to-peer platform will allow currencies to be traded for Bitcoin and introduce crypto to 300,000 new customers while opening up almost $6m in monthly transaction volume. Possibilities The post AirTM teams up with Paxful appeared first on Coin Rivet.

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11 Jun, 2019 22:34 / FinancialContent

Dropbox Inc. radically revamped its software lineup Tuesday in a bold bid to take on Microsoft Corp. and Google for supremacy in the market for productivity.

The top U.S. antitrust enforcer said on Tuesday that studying enforcement actions against Standard Oil and AT&T decades ago can help lay the groundwork for looking at possible anti-competitive behavior at today's tech giants such as Alphabet's Google and Facebook.

Cloud-based gaming could allow Big Tech - particularly Amazon.com Inc, Microsoft Corp and Alphabet Inc's Google - to pull revenue away from traditional video game publishers in the coming years, Citi analysts said in a research note on Tuesday.

11 Jun, 2019 19:13 / FinancialContent

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Cloud storage provider Dropbox Inc on Tuesday announced a major update of its core software that will pull together a variety of work-related tools into one spot, part of the company's continued push to offer higher-profit services beyond raw storage space.

11 Jun, 2019 17:20 / FinancialContent

The Invesco Dynamic Large Cap Growth ETF (PWB) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Tuesday, with over 364,000 shares traded versus three month average volume of about 57,000. Shares of PWB were down about 0.5% on the day.

It’s mostly momentum investors who are buying the likes of AMD and Tesla.

11 Jun, 2019 17:04 / Seeking Alpha

The video game industry is rewarding new and different ideas rather than copycats, and those companies that can hit on the next new ...

11 Jun, 2019 17:02 / FinancialContent

* Indexes down: Dow 0.05%, S&P 0.09%, Nasdaq 0.10% (Updates to early afternoon)

Technically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks have staged a bullish June reversal, rising sharply from multi-month lows, writes Michael Ashbaugh.

11 Jun, 2019 16:25 / FinancialContent

A new video game and esports exchange traded fund debuted last week, bringing new competition to the video game ETF space. That ...

11 Jun, 2019 16:20 / Seeking Alpha
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It seems that every few years or so, new technologies enter the hype cycle and are touted as the next big game changer. Around 10 years ago it was 3D printing. Then, with the creation of Bitcoin, hype emerged regarding the underlying blockchain technology. Now, artificial intelligence (AI) has taken some of that spotlight and has joined the hype train. Blockchain and artificial intelligence could connect the world of the future through the Internet of Things. Decentralise everything It is argued that we are currently in the midst of a fourth Industrial Revolution thanks to the advances in technology. Blockchain is just one part of this, and so is artificial intelligence. AI arguably has the potential to remove the necessity The post What is the relationship between blockchain and artificial intelligence? appeared first on Coin Rivet.

11 Jun, 2019 07:46 / Seeking Alpha

Justin Sun will try to bridge the gap between the cryptocurrency community and the traditional investor when he has lunch with Warren Buffett.

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Last week was the annual charity auction for lunch with Warren Buffett, and this year's winner was Justin Sun, CEO of Tron and BitTorrent, who paid $4.6M for the lunch, and he joins Yahoo Finance to discuss.

10 Jun, 2019 16:08 / Seeking Alpha

Fresh off CME Group's announcement last week that its bitcoin futures product in May had its best month since the product first launched in late 2017 (record levels in both open interest and volume), we decided to analyze the CFTC's Commitment of Traders (COT) report to unpack who is driving the growth in open interest, and compare how traders are currently positioning themselves (long/short) relative to historical net exposure.The post Who's buying and selling bitcoin futures? An analysis of the CFTC COT report appeared first on The Block.

10 Jun, 2019 12:00 / Yahoo! Finance

There are numerous social media sites used by the cryptocurrency community. While much of the debate tends to take place over on Twitter, Reddit is also one of the main sources for breaking news and discussion of your favourite cryptocurrency topics. Like anything to do with cryptocurrency, controversy is never far away, with accusations of censorship attached to the main Bitcoin subreddit. Here are three cryptocurrency subreddits you should be following. r/Bitcoin The largest and most popular subreddit – now with over 1 million members – is also the one that has experienced the most controversy. The issue, like most controversies within the Bitcoin community, stems from the scaling debate. Those who advocated for larger blocks felt that their posts The post Three cryptocurrency subreddits you should be following appeared first on Coin Rivet.

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The bears have been in control this week, with the majors needing a weekend rally of old to reverse the current week’s losses…

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