Analysis: Crypto Valuations Owe Much to Investor Fear and Greed — Just Like With Stocks

The end of 2017, just a couple of months ago, was a watershed moment for the virtual currency markets. The unprecedented appreciation of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies helped fuel the appetite for initial coin offerings, fundraising vehicles for new, untested coins. Though the direction of the cryptocurrency markets has not been influenced directly by […]

Best Short-Term Bond Fund ETFs for 2018

As short-term bond yields continue to rise, short-term bond fund ETFs may be an appropriate addition to an individual’s long-term investing strategy. Short-term bond ETFs invest primarily in investment grade corporate fixed-income investment vehicles with maturities between one and five years. In general, these ETFs are suitable for conservative investors because they are less sensitive […]

Goldman-Backed Fintech Circle Buys Crypto Exchange Poloniex

A Goldman Sachs-backed financial technology company Circle just got deeper into the game by purchasing cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex. The deal is reportedly worth $400 million, according to Fortune’s Robert Hackett. Circle facilitates cryptocurrency trades worth a couple hundred million dollars in its market-making arm Circle Trade. Poloniex said that its team would be bolstered by […]

Unsure How to Make Your Brand Relevant to Investors? Talk Up Blockchain and Profit

In a bid to reignite its pop culture relevance in the dawning crypto age, and to help make cryptocurrencies legit as a form of payment, electronics and video game entertainment company Atari recently announced it will launch its own brand of cryptocurrency. The news sent shares of Atari, essentially a penny stock priced in euros, surging well […]

End of Easy Fed Money Points Toward Potential for Inflation

Since 2008 the Federal Reserve has maintained an easy money fiscal policy that has been responsible, in part, for the steady rise of the stock market as well as fostering an environment of historically low interest rates. Recent yields on Treasury bonds, however, indicate that the era of quantitative easing may be over, resulting in […]

Analysis: Blockchain Driving T-Mobile into the Cloud Computing Business

T-Mobile, the No. 3 wireless carrier in the United States at 70.7 million customers, has been quietly hiring respected cryptocurrency developers since last summer. Now the company appears poised to announce a blockchain project that could put the carrier in competition with much larger cloud computing players such as Google and Amazon and, not incidentally, positively […]

Get On the Stock Dividend Train Before It Pulls Away, Experts Advise

Investors looking to maximize total investment return in 2018 should plan on buying companies that not only pay significant current dividends but will increase the dividend amount paid out each successive year. “If you want to clobber the market in 2018 — and beyond — then buying companies with accelerating dividends is an absolute must,” […]

Citigroup Picks This Island Nation as Top Frontier Investment

International banking and finance experts are recommending that investors start paying more strategic attention to frontier market investment opportunities. While higher risk, these markets often represent the fastest growth to early investors. Sri Lanka, an island country off the coast of India, is fast becoming a frontier market to watch, they say.  In fact, Citigroup […]