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Facebook Must Have a Moral Duty, It’s a Social Network!
The Facebook scandal refuses to ease. Facebook saw close to $37bn wiped off its market cap on Monday as the markets responded to the news over the weekend of Facebook Inc. selling data of more than 50m users without permission. Zuckerberg said yesterday “We don’t sell any data to anyone”Read More
Viva Espana? Bravo Europa? Leaving America?
Look at this image I created using Bloomberg for the data. It shows the Dow and the Spanish IBEX indices over a 5 year period. It begs the question: will we see a closing of this gap now in performance? And does that mean better performance from Spain?Dow Jones/IBEXLet usRead More
Will Rising Interest Rates Push Gold Higher?
There has been an incredible amount of chatter as to how many times the Federal Reserve is going to raise rates in 2018, and the speed at which it will raise them by. For gold investors, the old question lingers, “What will rising interest rates mean for the price ofRead More
How the Italian Elections can affect the European Economy?
The Italian general election on Sunday 4th March will be another closely watched vote, with voters continuing to shift allegiances from the Establishment to the populist parties that have seen increased popularity in recent years.Read More
Will Switzerland Save Cryptocurrencies?
Of all the places in the world to hold assets – one of the first, if not the first, to come to mind is Switzerland. Neutral, fairly isolated, rich, discreet, and conservative – it has long been the first choice for anyone wanting to secrete any kind of asset inRead More
From Gold to Code: Could Cryptocurrencies Really Replace Fiat Money?
Cryptocurrencies have accumulated a large fan base and raised the question whether crypto coins can replace the traditional money system. So, is it time we start talking about whether or not cryptocurrencies represent the future of moneyRead More
The Biggest Initial Coin Offering: Telegram Has Raised $850 through its ICO
Well-known social media chat platform Telegram just raised $850m from its pre-ICO, with the funds raised to cover the cost of development of Telegram’s TON blockchain and for the ongoing development and maintenance costs of Telegram’s Messenger app.Read More
The Real Problems Being Solved Behind Cryptocurrencies
The pace of change in all areas of life is relentless – go on vacation for a couple of weeks with no access to news – and you will, in all likelihood miss some major announcement about a new advance in cancer screening, aeronautics, computer science or a similar thing.Read More
Why India is a Game Changer for the Crypto Market?
I write to you from India, before hitting my trading desk at the start of a new week. Here in India, the annual budget by the Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, has been interpreted by some as yet another death knell for Cryptocurrencies. They’re wrong. It’s the opposite.PioneersIndia is one ofRead More
Midterm Report – The Impact and the Future of Brexit
The summer of ‘16 EU Referendum not only had the UK population divided but also the global financial markets. So what is the impact of Brexit so far?Read More
If Cryptocurrencies Are So Bad Then Why Are They Becoming More Popular?
A lot of professional economists now live their lives to bash and criticize cryptocurrencies and their place in the modern world. Evidence of this abounds through a cursory look on Twitter, Linkedin or Facebook. It’s more divisive than the Brexit and the American President – or at least feels it.IRead More
3 Problems Exchanges Must Solve for Wall Street to Embrace Cryptocurrency
Cryptocurrencies exchanges are the widest platform to buy and sell coins and although exchanges constantly evolve and improve, there are challenges ahead and problems to solve.Read More
We’ve Been Here Before, with the “Dot-com Bubble”
Do you remember Webvan and Pets.com? Boo.com? I do. Back then as well as trading the ups and downs of Nasdaq stocks, I also had my own trading show on Bloomberg TV covering this live, living and loving every minute.Read More
Buying on Dips: Is it the Right Time to Buy Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies?
Since the beginning of 2018, Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies suffered the first major crash with a drastic fall in prices. So, is it a good time to buy cryptocurrencies?Read More
6 Reasons Why Cryptocurrencies will Go Mainstream in the Upcoming Year
Cryptocurrencies went viral just as the populist, anti-authoritarian view saw Trump elected and Brexit voted for. Perhaps we should not have been surprised after all. But is it a fad? Will it be like the Arab Spring, and fizzle?Read More
What is Expected in the Forex Market in 2018?
The U.S. Dollar is about to finish 2017 with its worst performance against a basket of major currencies in 14 years despite three rate hikes by the U.S. Federal Reserve and expectations for at least three more in 2018.Read More
If Bitcoin Crashes: How Can you Short Bitcoin?
As Bitcoin’s prices constantly breaking new all-time highs, the most popular cryptocurrency has become part of the economy. The economy has one rule, if an asset rise, it should also decline at some point. So how can you short Bitcoin?Read More
How CME’s Bitcoin Futures Launch can Affect Bitcoin Prices
The world of cryptocurrencies continues to evolve and with it comes news of the launch of Bitcoin futures.The CME Group announced last month that it will be launching Bitcoin futures based on the CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate (“BRR”). It is anticipated that the launch date will be on 10thRead More