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Measuring the Mania of Crypto

From the Slope of Hope: It seems everyone is talking about Bitcoin these days. On ZeroHedge, I’d say easily half the articles are crypto-related. And why not? The equity market has become a bore. How much can you say about a market which basically goes up about half a percent day after day until the end of time? I’ve […]

Bitcoin Futures Top $18,000, Soar 20% From Open – Halted for Second Time

Update: At 10:05pm ET,  the CFE halted trading in Cboe Bitcoin Futures (XBT), in accordance with CFE Rule 1302(i)(ii) which defines the threshold for the halt as a 20% surge. XBT will re-open for trading approximately five (5)minutes from the time of the halt. Bitcoin Futures have topped $18,000 for the first time… It was […]

Stocks Sink But Bitcoin Bursts To Record Highs On Cyber Monday

Whatever you do – remember "all is well"   Dow ended higher (with MMM and HD the biggest drivers) as Trannies, Small Caps (ugly into the close), and the Nasdaq red with S&P clinging to unchanged…until the very last minute… NOTE – this is Nasdaq's first down day in the last five – and that […]

One River’s CIO: “Not Since The Housing Bubble Has Society Succumbed To Such Financial Hysteria”

Following the first excerpt from the latest weekend note by One River’s prolific CIO, Eric Peters, in which the hedge fund manager discusses the outer limits of speculation, and why there is no such thing as “this time will be different” in markets, he also had some notable observations on why of all the asset […]

Bitcoin Soars To Record High $4,600

The prices of Bitcoin has exploded overnight, surging over 6% to a new record high above $4600 as demand from South Korea and Japan spurred more safe haven buying as gold and Treasury bond prices rose following North Korea's most provocative missile launch yet. Heavy volume taking Bitcoin higher…   The cryptocurrency landscape is a […]

Futures Up, Gold Down With World “On The Brink”

Despite the dramatic action in Bitcoin this weekend, it appears the world’s wise capital markets investors know just what to do faced with civil war in America, kinetic war with Venezuela, and nuclear war with North Korea – simple – Buy The Dow and Sell Gold… Bitcoin suggested some ‘angst’…   But the machines wanted […]

Bitcoin Spikes To New Record High Over $3500 – Best Week Since Brexit Amid “Netscape Moment”

Bitcoin is now up almost 35% since the August 1st fork, and up over 90% from the mid-July fork-fears panic low. Buying was heavy in the overnight Asian session but surged once again this morning, seemingly after US CPI data disappointed, lifting the price to a new record high of $3547. As we noted earlier, […]

German Police Arrest Suspects In Theft Of Massive 100 Kilogram Gold Coin

German special commandos have arrested several people in connection with the theft of a large gold coin that was stolen from the Bade museum in Berlin back in March in a brazen theft that shocked the public. While Reuters didn’t say whether police recovered the coin – there was some speculation that the thieves would’ve […]

Mt. Gox Chief Denies Stealing $500 Million In Bitcoin As Trial Starts

Two-and-a-half years after the collapse of Mt. Gox ushered in a multi-year bear market in the world of digital currencies, the trial of former Gox chief executive officer Mark Karpeles began Tuesday in Tokyo.  Karpeles pleaded “not guilty” to charges of embezzlement and fraud stemming from the collapse of what was once the world’s most-active […]

38 Incredible Facts About The Modern U.S. Dollar

We’ve previously showed you 31 Fascinating Facts About the Dollar’s Early History, which highlighted the history of U.S. currency before the 20th century. This was a very interesting period in which we looked at the money used by the first colonists, the extreme bust of the Continental currency, the era of privately-issued bank notes, and Congress’ […]