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The World Bank is preparing for the world’s first blockchain bond

August 10, 2018

Via: CNBC

The World Bank has mandated Commonwealth Bank of Australia to arrange the world’s first blockchain bond. The Kangaroo bond, referring to foreign bonds issued in Australia in the local currency, has been named bond-i, an acronym standing for Blockchain Offered […]


Activity, Trading

Bitcoin looks ‘very sick’ and the pain is not over, says analyst

August 10, 2018

Via: Market Watch

After a brief reprieve on Thursday, when most digital currencies finish in the green, all major coins showing losses in early New York trading on Friday. Bitcoin BTCUSD, -0.30% the world’s largest digital currency was last changing hands at $6,308.79, […]


Activity, Investment banking

A Key Goldman Sachs Executive Explains the Investment Case in…Goldman Sachs

August 9, 2018

Via: TheStreet

Goldman Sachs (GS) shares may be too cheap to ignore. Shares of the investment bank have fallen 7.7% so far this year, part of a broader bear thesis on the financials that has descended on Wall Street. But to see […]


Activity, Trading

Market bull braces for 5-10 percent pullback, sees compelling reasons to buy the dip

August 9, 2018

Via: CNBC

Even some market bulls can’t deny sell-off risks right now. Wall Street veteran Bill Stone, who spent 18 years as a chief strategist at PNC Financial, told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Wednesday that a 5 to 10 percent stock market […]


Activity, Investment banking

Rising volatility and central bank changes mean it’s time for new strategies, wealth managers say

August 8, 2018

Via: CNBC

With the trade war causing market volatility and central banks on a mission to tighten monetary policies, wealth managers are calling for a shift in investing strategies. Still, they predicted that investors will likely face lower returns ahead. Rainer Michael […]


Regulations

These may be the 3 biggest hurdles to a bitcoin ETF

August 8, 2018

Via: Market Watch

On the heels of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s decision to deny the Winklevoss twins their application for a digital asset-related exchange-traded-fund, bitcoin pundits are wondering what’s thwarting the first ETF underpinned by bitcoin. Here are some of the main […]


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Facebook wants your bank data

August 7, 2018

Via: Banking Technology

According to the Wall Street Journal, the tech titan was talking to financial organisations to get information like credit card transactions and account balances. The timing is interesting as Facebook is battling privacy concerns and adjusts its policy regarding user […]


Activity, Trading

This could be the ‘most interesting’ trade in the world right now

August 7, 2018

Via: Market Watch

The S&P 500 has scrambled up to just 0.8% below its January peak, sparking chatter that the bull market is definitely not over. But the U.S. stock market isn’t necessarily the place to go at this point, if you’re looking […]


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Mobile banking trojans proliferating

August 6, 2018

Via: Finextra

This represents a historic high; more than a three-fold growth when compared with Q1 2018, and over double the installations than in Q1 2017. This is just one of the main findings from Kaspersky Lab’s Q2 IT threat evolution report. […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Fed: Longer-Term Inflation Expectations Little Changed

August 6, 2018

Via: ABF Journal

Since the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) June meeting, indicators show the labor market has continued to strengthen, with economic activity rising at a strong rate. Job gains have been strong, on average, in recent months, and the unemployment rate […]