Hodl Hodl plans to make its software freely available so anyone can launch their own version of the peer-to-peer bitcoin exchange. Announced Saturday at the Baltic Honeybadger conference in Riga, Latvia, the plan is, in part, a recognition that Hodl Hodl’s business model is vulnerable to regulatory crackdowns. “History teaches us that if a government wants
The Electric Coin Company (ECC) says it discovered a new way to scale blockchains with “recursive proof composition,” a proof to verify the entirety of a blockchain in one function. For the ECC and zcash, the new project, Halo, may hold the key to privacy at scale. A privacy coin based on zero-knowledge proofs, referred to as
Apple disputed the negative call by Goldman Sachs on Friday, which hit the stock, taking issue with the firm’s negative characterization on how Apple would account for its new TV+ service. Goldman said that the one-year free trial of the TV+ service would have a “material negative impact” on earnings by showing lower hardware profit
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell holds a news conference following the Federal Reserve’s two-day Federal Open Market Committee Meeting in Washington, July 31, 2019. Sarah Silbiger | Reuters The Federal Reserve is expected to cut interest rates by a quarter point on Wednesday, but what it says about its future plans will determine whether stocks
If you’ve followed my work over the past year, you know that I’m a strong supporter of marijuana stocks. While the viability of individual names varies, overall, the lack of a defined upside excites me. In other words, the cannabis market could be the most transformative of our generation. Or it could crash and burn.
This week Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. (IIPR) announced it would be providing an extra $8 million in funding to a subsidiary of Ascend Wellness Holdings, as part of a new lease amendment, which puts the company on track to capitalize on one of the United States’ newest markets: Illinois. As of last month, Illinois’ Compassionate
Coinme, which provides kiosks and ATMs for digital currencies, raised $1.5 million in a Series A-1 financing round that included Ripple’s subsidiary Xpring and Blockchain Finance Fund. Proceeds from the funding will be used for additional licensing to expand its U.S. and international coverage. The company is licensed to operate bitcoin ATM’s in 29 states
It was another good day in the stock market today, as equities pushed higher in Friday morning trade. It’s not hard to see that bulls are getting tired though, as equities faded off their opening highs. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) fell 0.1%, the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSEARCA:DIA) rallied 0.1% and the
Stocks meandered for much of Friday despite some encouraging consumer data, which may not be surprising given that this week was mostly impressive for riskier assets. Source: Shutterstock In a report out earlier today, the University of Michigan’s initial reading of September consumer sentiment jumped to 92 from the three-year low of 89.8 last month.
Equities opened higher on Friday, but faded throughout the afternoon, with the S&P 500 finishing about flat on the day. After a very strong start to September, here’s a look at a few top stock trades going into next week. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow #1: Ford Shares of Ford (NYSE:F) haven’t made much progress
Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) was expecting 5 million new paid subscriptions in the second quarter, but racked up only 2.7 million, including a loss of 126,000 U.S. subscribers. Netflix stock has fallen 21% since July 17 when it reported these numbers. But NFLX stock will survive this fall. Source: Flickr via Mike K. First of all, NFLX
As tech stocks go, Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) provides investors with potential upside while also providing a reasonable amount of downside protection should the global economy slow. Most InvestorPlace contributors, including myself, consider Intel stock a smart play at this point in the economic cycle. Source: JHVEPhoto / Shutterstock.com If you’re looking for a stock with a
Cronos Group (NASDAQ:CRON) stock fell 5.2% on Sept. 9 as a result of investors’ concerns about the cannabis company’s focus on vaping products. Those offerings have come under severe scrutiny in recent weeks, due to the death of six people from lung disease related to their use. Source: Shutterstock Cronos isn’t the only cannabis company
For a good portion of this year, Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) was one of the best-performing names in the Dow Jones Industrial Average and impressive player among large- and meg-cap, mature technology companies. Source: Ken Wolter / Shutterstock.com Escalation of the U.S.-China trade spat vanquished the Cisco stock ebullience last month and the shares have only
Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY) stock has long been a “value trap.” The company has traded at a low valuation for years. But the company faces tough challenges. Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and other e-commerce giants threaten its business model. But more aggressive investors are finding value in this deeply-discounted retailer. Source: Jonathan Weiss / Shutterstock.com Activist
Crypto brokerage Tagomi released its borrowing and lending platform to the wider public, enabling investors to short cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ethereum. Tagomi’s COO Kevin Johnson told CoinDesk that its new platform addresses issues that stymie institutional crypto shorts. Many large-scale investors could not short cryptocurrencies as rapidly as they might short an equity position
U.S. stock futures are trading higher this morning and now sit a whisker from new records. Source: Shutterstock Ahead of the bell, futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average are up 0.32%, and S&P 500 futures are higher by 0.22%. Nasdaq-100 futures have added 0.07%. In the options pits, calls continued their recent trend of
The market didn’t end yesterday’s session at its high, but the 0.29% gain the S&P 500 was able to hang onto still translates into the third-straight winner. The Dow Jones Industrial Average logged its seventh consecutive win, with both indices still buoyed by renewed hopes that trade ties with China are on the verge of
Chesnot | Getty Images Netflix is missing out on the broader market’s rally, but don’t give up on the stock, says Piper Jaffray. The firm reiterated its overweight rating on the stock and its $440 price target. “Despite an onslaught of new streaming services currently casting a cloud of concern over NFLX shares, we expect
Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Apple — Goldman Sachs lowered its price target for Apple shares to $165 per share from $187 a share, saying that accounting for a planned Apple TV+ free trial is likely to have a material negative impact on average selling prices. Broadcom – Broadcom reported adjusted
Anyone who has bought and held Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) stock for more than a couple of years has made a killing as the company has spearheaded the cord-cutting, anti-cable-TV revolution. Netflix was the undisputed leader in the streaming niche for a long time — and still is, perhaps, but some well-known names are poised to take
[Editor’s note: This article was originally published in August 2018. It has been revised to reflect current market trends.] The IPO success of Beyond Meat (NASDAQ:BYND) has me revisiting the world of plant-based foods and exploring how investors can take advantage of the move to meatless alternatives. Today, the global plant-based meat market is estimated
There’s now an underground service catering to fraudsters that lack the skills or nerve to hack into online accounts to steal funds. According to a September report from security-as-a-service firm Armor, cybercriminals on dark markets are now selling fiat cash for fractions of its worth to avoid the risk of dealing with the money themselves.
The U.S. government’s red ink for fiscal 2019 swelled past the $1 trillion mark in August, the first time that level has been eclipsed in seven years, the Treasury Department reported Thursday. The total shortfall rose to nearly $1.07 trillion, thanks to a difference between revenue and expenses of more than $214.1 billion in August.