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It may be a good time to lock in market gains for the year. Credit Suisse’s Jonathan Golub believes the latest all-time highs will run into trouble this month. “If you’re somebody who just came into a boatload of money … perhaps [wait] until after inauguration,” the firm’s chief U.S. equity strategist told CNBC’s “Trading
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Ether, the digital token of the Ethereum blockchain, is the second-largest cryptocurrency in the world by market value. Jaap Arriens | NurPhoto via Getty Images While you’ve been watching the price of bitcoin soar to an all-time high, another cryptocurrency has been quietly staging a comeback of its own. Ether, the world’s second-largest virtual currency
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Cameron (L) and Tyler (R) Winklevoss. Adam Jeffery | CNBC Early bitcoin investors and founders of crypto-exchange Gemini, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, see bitcoin gaining more than 25 times its current value as more investors adopt the cryptocurrency as an inflation hedge. “We think it will be the best performing asset of the current decade,”
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Federal Reserve officials took part in a detailed discussion about their asset purchase program during the meeting earlier this month, at which some members said they expect several changes to be enacted. The Fed on Wednesday released minutes from its Nov. 4-5 policy meeting. Officials at that meeting voted to keep benchmark short-term borrowing rates
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Dow 30,000 may just be the beginning. Oppenheimer Asset Management’s John Stoltzfus believes the Dow’s record high on Tuesday is justified despite the nation’s battle against surging coronavirus cases. He lists a resilient economy as the major factor for optimism. “Very simply, the fundamentals are improving and prospects for them to improve further appear likely,”
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Henrique Dubugras, founder and chief executive office of Brex Inc., speaks during the Bridge Forum conference in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images The coronavirus pandemic should’ve meant disaster for Brex, the high-flying Silicon Valley start-up that lends to thousands of other start-ups. Founded
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Chicago Federal Reserve President Charles Evans expressed disappoint in the Treasury Department’s decision to end several lending programs implemented during the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking a day after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the programs would not continue past their end-of-year deadline, Evans told CNBC that the facilities provide an important function. “I think our 13(3)
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Wall Street forecaster James Bianco warns the new economic lockdowns will hurt the holiday rush. According to Bianco, the fallout from surging coronavirus infections is starting to put consumers on alert due to job market uncertainty — particularly for those who can’t work from home. “Roughly around 30% of the jobs in the American workforce
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Money manager Kevin Nicholson believes downside is limited for the S&P 500 through next month. Nicholson, who’s co-chief investment officer of global fixed income at RiverFront Investment Group, blames the market’s “tug-of-war” with Covid-19 news. “When we announce new vaccines, the market tends to rally,” Nicholson told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Wednesday. “However, the market
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LONDON — British electric vehicle start-up Arrival announced Wednesday that it will go public through a merger with a U.S. blank-check company. This year has seen a flurry of SPACs, or special purpose acquisition companies, come to market as businesses have shunned the traditional initial public offering process. SPACs are companies that raise funds to
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