Litecoin Lost 50% in Two Months. Is the Pain Over?

Litecoin, the fifth largest cryptocurrency, lost more than half of its market value in the past two months. Between June 22nd and August 21st, LTCUSD fell from $146 to $70. Since crypto assets have no intrinsic value, investors often compare the current price to its higher level some time ago. This leads them to the…

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DAX 30 Adds to Global Recession Fears

The German DAX 30 index has been declining since early July when it reached 12 656. Last week’s news that the German economy shrank by 0.1% in the second quarter only added to global recession fears. The benchmark index of Europe’s largest economy fell to 11 266 on August 15th. Are investors’ concerns warranted? Or…

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Ethereum Made a Decision the Bulls Won’t Like

A month and a half ago, Ethereum was hovering in the vicinity of $340 a coin. The bulls seemed unstoppable after lifting the price by over 320% in six months. Unfortunately, an invisible threat was brewing under the surface. Instead of simply extrapolating the recent uptrend into the future, we thought it appropriate to take…

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How Bitcoin Almost Collapsed Last Month

The price of Bitcoin returned above the $12 000 mark two days ago. As of this writing, the biggest cryptocurrency is still trading in the vicinity of $12k and the larger uptrend appears to be still in progress. Less than two weeks ago, things were not looking so rosy. BTCUSD was hovering around $9500 in…

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Can Facebook ‘s Antitrust Concerns Fulfill this Setup?

This article was originally published on June 13th, 2019.  It was updated on August 7th, 2019. Facebook ‘s privacy policies are under the microscope once again. Personal e-mails uncovered during an FTC investigation reveal Mark Zuckerberg knew of the company’s problematic privacy practices. Escalating antitrust concerns are not helping the bulls’ cause, either. Facebook stock still hasn’t been able to fully…

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Apple Stock is Crashing. How Low Can It Go This Time?

The market didn’t even give Apple stock time to fully recovery from its 2018 collapse. The shares are down by over 12.6% in just four trading days after trade war and antitrust fears spooked investors. One of the best investment strategies is all about buying high quality companies when their stock price is down. Apple…

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Trump Didn’t Drag USDJPY Down. Elliott Wave Did

USDJPY plunged sharply last week after President Trump’s latest China tariff threats. The pair reached a high of 109.32 on Wednesday, July 31st, but finished the week below 106.60 on Friday. However, just because something happens after something else, it doesn’t mean there is causation between the two. In USDJPY’s case, the stage was set…

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Crude Oil Bears Needed a Spark. Trump Threw a Bomb

The price of crude oil recorded its biggest daily decline in four years Thursday after President Trump threatened to impose new tariffs on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods. The U.S.-China trade war has been unfolding during most of Trump’s presidency. With the 2020 elections approaching, many thought a trade deal might be in the…

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GBPNZD Falls as No-Deal Brexit Looms

The possibility of a no-deal Brexit received another boost after Boris Johnson became Prime Minister of the UK. The market, however, doesn’t seem to like those prospects. The Pound Sterling has been losing ground against the Euro, the Aussie, the US dollar and other rival currencies. GBPNZD is down, too. Less than three months ago,…

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Pandora ‘s Jewelry Hasn’t Lost Its Shine

According to Pandora A/S’ 2017 annual report, the Copenhagen-based company is the “leader in the affordable jewelry segment and the largest producer of jewelry worldwide in terms of pieces crafted.” That leading position paired with double digit average earnings growth in recent years convinced many investors the company was a one-way ticket to riches. So, they…

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Brookfield Partners and the Risk Climb in Tandem

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. operates cash flow-generative assets in the fields of transportation, energy, utilities and communications. The company went public in January 2008, just in time for the Financial Crisis. By March 2009, the stock was down over 67% from its IPO price to as low as $4.77. Over 10 years later today, BIP…

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MSCI Stock – Great Business, but a Bad Investment

MSCI stock was barely holding above $11 a share in November 2008. Earlier this month it reached an all-time high of $247.57. This 2140% return in less than 11 years, not counting the dividends, makes MSCI one of this bull market’s best performers. Anyone who had the insight to buy MSCI stock during the past…

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iRobot Stock Can Fall Much Lower This Time

iRobot Corporation really does manufacture robots, but don’t picture them anything like in an Isaac Asimov book. Founded in 1990, the company makes robot vacuum cleaners, mops and pool cleaners. It has a market cap of roughly $2.5 billion, down from ~$3.8B in March. Since the bottom of the Financial Crisis in 2009, iRobot stock…

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Famous Pattern Put Gold Traders Ahead of the Curve

Last week, gold finally broke out of the consolidation it has been locked in for almost a month. The price fell to $1400 before rising to $1453 on Friday, July 19th. But instead of maintaining the positive momentum, the bulls lost steam and allowed the bears to close the weekly session at $1425.66. Fortunately, a…

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ROKU Is the Very Definition of a Bubble Stock

Roku Inc. is a TV streaming platform operator with over 27 million active accounts as of the end of 2018. The company held it IPO in September 2017 and is approaching its second birthday as a public company. Unfortunately, Roku has been a money-losing company for years. Yet, it has a market cap of over…

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