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Coin Center to Congress: Give Blockchain Developers "Safe Harbor"

Coin Center was invited to present testimony on Thursday to both the House Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection and the House Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance. They explained to both subcommittees the role that digital assets play in the world, what the future of the sector may look like, and how regulators could interact with the sector in a way that protects both the consumers and the innovators and encourages businesses...

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Schedule for Week of June 11, 2017

The key economic reports this week are May Housing Starts, Retail Sales and the Consumer Price Index (CPI).For manufacturing, May industrial production, and the June New York, and Philly Fed manufacturing surveys, will be released this week.The FOMC meets this week and is expected to announce a 25bps increase in the Fed Funds rate.----- Monday, June 12th -----No major economic releases scheduled.----- Tuesday, June 13th -----6:00 AM ET: NFIB Small Business Optimism Index for ...

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How to Slip Some Blockchain Exposure Into Your Portfolio

Over the past year, there have been fortunes made with winning investments like bitcoin, ether and ripple. And yet many people don’t know how to buy a single bitcoin. If you are new to digital assets, you may find it a tap dance just to get your money in, between digital wallets, online exchanges and questionable regulations. If you are perplexed by blockchain technology and feel more comfortable having your money in traditional markets, there are companies you can invest...

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USD/CAD Canadian Dollar Higher After Massive Jobs Gain

The Canadian dollar got a boost from a massive gain of 54,500 jobs in May. All the job gains came in the full time category and make a strong case that the Bank of Canada (BoC) could start hiking rates in early 2018. Oil recovered on Friday after a bad week for crude after the surprise buildup in US weekly inventories released on Wednesday. WTI is trading at ...

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Week Ahead Central Banks to Attempt Return to Fundamentals

UK, Switzerland, Japan and US central banks to deliver statements The US dollar is mixed against majors in a week that saw geopolitical factors drive markets. The surprising result of the UK elections with conservatives being forced to partner to form a government has the pound depreciating across the board. Commodity currencies (AUD, CAD and NZD) appreciated versus the greenback and the majors (CHF, EUR and GBP) traded lower. The JPY ended the week flat against the dollar ...

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USD/CAD Fails to Hold Monthly Range Ahead of FOMC Meeting

Talking Points: – USD/CAD Fails to Hold Monthly Range Ahead of FOMC Meeting Amid Strong Canada Employment. – GBP/USD Tumbles Amid Hung U.K. Parliament; Former-Resistance Zone in Focus. The Canadian dollar outperforms its major counterpart as the region’s employment report showed a 54.5K jump in job growth, but the USD/CAD may continue to operate within a narrow range as market attention turns to the Federal Open...

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Sometimes the ‘Smart Money’ Is Dumb Too

Do all financial advisers turn their clients into better investors, or do some make their clients’ behavior even worse? My latest column looks at this question. There isn’t any doubt that many financial advisers keep their clients from getting too greedy as markets go up, while also inspiring them with hope during dark times — helping investors stay the course through good times and bad. But ...

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Mortgage Equity Withdrawal slightly negative in Q1

Note: This is not Mortgage Equity Withdrawal (MEW) data from the Fed. The last MEW data from Fed economist Dr. Kennedy was for Q4 2008.The following data is calculated from the Fed's Flow of Funds data (released today) and the BEA supplement data on single family structure investment. This is an aggregate number, and is a combination of homeowners extracting equity - hence the name "MEW" - and normal principal payments and debt cancellation (modifications, ...

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Investing Blog Roundup: Focus on Systems, Not Goals

For many people, setting specific, long-term goals is a critical part of how they make progress in work, health, or personal finance.  This week I encountered an article (via Michael Kitces) that describes an alternative approach — one that works for me and which might be helpful for you. Forget About Setting Goals. Focus on Systems Instead from James Clear Investing Articles Right and Wrong Reasons to...

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