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Social Media Platforms Need To Be Regulated! NYU Prof Sees “Dangerous Issues For Society”

Authored by Vasant Dhar, NYU Sterm Professor, op-ed via CNBC, Unregulated social media platforms pose significant societal risks. That's what we found out after the 2016 election, when it became clear that social media had been used for political mass manipulation in the world's oldest democracy. We should not be surprised. Despite a large scale […]

The 10 Most Interesting Predictions From 2018 Forecasts

Via Nicholas Colas of DataTrekResearch, Tis the season for predictions… In fact, it seems to us that the requisite crystal ball gazing gets more popular every year. A nice compact list of bite-sized thoughts makes for easy social media sharing, after all. But the really interesting thing to us is not “What” a person or organization […]

“We Got Ourselves A Full-Blown Mania…”

Authored by Kevin Muir via The Macro Tourist blog, I often get asked by younger traders what it was like to trade in the DotCom bubble. When I tell them stories about the madness that prevailed at the time, they shake their heads in disbelief about how stupid my generation could have been. They have […]

“Long Bitcoin” Is The Most Crowded Trade On Wall Street… Again

.. at least according to BofA’s latest, just released December monthly Fund Managers Survey, in which 172 participants with $480bn in AUM responded to dozens of questions, among which “what do you think is the most crowded trade.” Back in September, as we reported at the time, for the first time ever the top answer […]

LFIN Crashes After-Hours When CEO Admits “We Don’t Deserve This Market Cap”

Update: Much to his credit, Venkat Meenavalli, the CEO of LongFin ventured onto CNBC's FastMoney tonight to explain the exponential rise and somewhat shady acquisition strategy of his company. Amid an increasingly rapid eruption of words and rising volume, Meenavalli seemed to struggle to convince the Fast Money skeptics that what he did was above-board, […]

Stunning Visualization Of The Explosion Of ICO Activity In The Last Four Years

Via Elementus.io, This graphic shows every token sale that successfully raised at least $100k, from the beginning of 2014 through the end of last month, November 2017. The bar chart at the bottom displays the total dollar amount raised in each month (details below). How big is the ICO (aka token sale) market really? It […]

Chicken Wing Spot Prices Collapse 30% As NFL Protests Take Their Toll

Back in November, shortly after Trump ignited a war with the NFL over player protests of the National Anthem, Papa John’s insisted that their sales were getting crushed by a backlash from fans who decided to boycott games (we covered it here: Papa John’s Pulls NFL Ads Due To “Negative Consumer Sentiment”).  That said, the […]

New Russian Hacker Claims Putin Ordered Theft Of Clinton’s Email, After First One Refused FBI Bribe To Lie

A Russian hacker has reportedly confessed that he hacked the DNC and stole Hillary Clinton’s emails under the direction of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), claims Russian news outlet The Bell. Konstantin Kozlovsky – a Russian citizen with a hacker group called Lurk, confessed to the theft during a hearing about his arrest in August, along […]

Oil Producers Turning To Crypto To Solve Sanctions Problems

Authored by Tom Luongo, Last week, Venezuela announced it would develop a national cryptocurrency backed by its oil reserves, the Petro.  Now there is a report that Russia is considering the same thing.  Iran will likely follow suit. As of right now this is just a rumor, but it makes some sense.  So, let’s treat […]

John McCain Begs For More Twitter Followers… Internet Says ‘No’

Earlier this week, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., lost almost 20,000 Twitter followers after asking his supporters to boost his following base. McCain tweeted on Monday, that his Twitter account was 74 followers short of 3 million, and asked his followers to “spread the word” to reach this “big milestone!” We're only 74 Twitter followers away from […]