Opinion: Here’s a reason why China would want to shut down bitcoin

Last week was tumultuous for bitcoin, as Chinese authorities announced plans to ban the cryptocurrency’s trading in the country.

I am not surprised that Chinese authorities are acting to put a lid on bitcoin BTCUSD, +2.46% trading. What is surprising is why more governments, including the U.S., are not doing the same.

The CEO of the largest bank in the U.S., Jamie Dimon, labeled bitcoin as a fraud last week. Ray Dalio, the head of the wo
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 IPO market could be slowed down by revenue recognition rules

Though the market for initial public offerings has been improving, it may hit another speed bump as most companies are not prepared to comply with new accounting rules.

According to a poll from Deloitte, only 8% of companies that are considering going public have completed the move to the new revenue recognition requirements that are needed for public companies beginning in January 2018. The new rules established by the Financial Accounting Standards Board are meant to standardize how companies report revenue, but have a greater impact on companies that have contracts or deferred re
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 This flaw in the human mind explains why the world is full of overconfident, bumbling know-it-alls

Whenever I crack under qu
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 This is the most important personality trait for online daters

Dating is a funny business.

Want your online profile to get people’s attention? Write something witty. People seeking relationships online say humor is the most important component in a match, according to a new study from dating service eHarmony. Scientists surveyed 1,500 users using a range of internet memes and found people on the site who were considered funny had better success in matching, more frequent conversations, and a higher number of views from other users.

“People use humor to establish bonds with another person,” Jonathan Beber, senior research scientist at eHa
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 Amazon isn’t the only reason Toys ‘R’ Us filed for bankruptcy

Amazon.com Inc., of course, shares some of the blame for Toys ‘R’ Us Inc.’s bankruptcy fi
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The bond market is not acting like it’s hair is on fire in light of the Fed’s decision to start to let assets roll-off its balance sheet.

The Federal Reserve decision to start to shrink its balance sheet is expected to have a material influence on asset markets over time. Yet the bond market seems largely to have shrugged it off.


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What to expect from the Fed’s new dot plot
2017-09-20 07:32 • MarketWatch

The Fed will release its so-called dot plot, the nickname for the central bank’s projections of likely rate hikes, and economic projections at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Analysts widely believe the Fed will hold


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Fed to take historic leap into the unknown
2017-09-20 07:32 • MarketWatch

The Federal Reserve is set to take a leap into the unknown this week by beginning to run-off some of the roughly $3.7 trill


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 Opinion: Apple’s new iPhone won’t move the stock the way these drivers could

The shiny new iPhone will definitely be exciting for Apple, but it won’t move the stock as much as emerging markets and new technologies will.

For a value investor like me, it is easier to love stocks that are hated and more difficult to love stocks that are loved. Love is usually expensive, and the infatuation gets reflected in a company’s valuation. Hate, or near-hate, is cheap.

Being contrarian — taking a position that goes against the grain of commonly held opinion — isn’t easy or comfortable. Humans take comfort in consensus. We love it when the crowd agrees with us. But
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 Opinion: What would happen if the DNS, the ‘phone book’ of the internet, were compromised?

The Great Famine that ravaged Ireland in the mid-1800s was due partly to an overreliance on one kind of crop (the Irish Lumper potato). When this varietal was devastated by infestations of Phytophthora infestans, widespread famine followed, and a million Irish perished.

The lesson? Where there’s lack of diversity, there’s vulnerability — and very bad things can happen.

Fast forward to 2017 and our global, always connected internet. At first glance, the internet appears extraordinarily diverse: billions of computers and mobile devices, connected through myriad systems and ser
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 Retail investors haven’t been THIS bullish since (gulp) you know when

The bears will tell you this market is a lot like the one back in 2000, when the dot-com bubble was on the verge of its epic collapse.

And, at least by one measure, they’d be spot on.

“For years, individual investors in the U.S. have been a dreary bunch, as stocks soared relentlessly since bottoming out in 2009,” writes Wolf Richter of the Wolf Street blog. “But 18 months ago, in February 2016, they finally caught the bug, and now optimism has surged at a record pace.”

He’s referring to the quarterly Wells Fargo/Gallup survey of investors with at least $10,000 in the
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 European stocks push higher, with banks up as investors embrace risk

European stocks advanced Tuesday, with gains for financial shares reflecting an improvement for perceived riskier assets such as equities among investors.

The Stoxx Europe 600 index SXXP, +0.48%  picked up 0.5% to 381.34. All sectors rose, led by the financial and basic materials groups. The benchmark on Monday surged 1%, the largest rise in four weeks, as concerns about Hurricane Irma and North Korea’s weapons program receded.

“Market se
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 $4.6 billion fund quadruples the S&P 500’s returns, powered by Amazon

Some investors abandoned Amazon.com after the internet retailer’s shares topped out at over $1,000.

Not Paul D. Greene, manager of the $4.6 billion T. Rowe Price Media and Telecommunications Fund PRMTX, +0.06% He’s held the stock year in and year out, so Amazon’s AMZN, +0.71%  9% drop since July 26 didn’t faze h
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Gold retreated from its highest level in 11 months on Wednesday, as a stronger dollar and upbeat U.S. economic data set prices up to snap a three-session streak of gains.

Gold had logged gains in each of the last three sessions as North Korean jitters and the still unfolding record-setting impact from Hurricane Harvey drove investors into haven assets, but two upbeat economic reports Wednesday were seen as potentially giving the Federal Reserve cover to raise interest rates again this year.

Gold for December delivery
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