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Bloomberg: Asian Stocks Trade Mixed, Yen and Dollar Steady: Markets Wrap
Benchmarks in Japan and South Korea were down while stocks in Sydney, Hong Kong and China advanced after U.S. gauges climbed to fresh records. The yen was little changed, as was the dollar. [more...]
Bloomberg: Hefty Hedge Fund Bonus Expectations
Hedge fund professionals are expecting year-end bonuses to climb 39 percent for 2017, based on a survey of 500 buy-side investors by recruitment firm Odyssey Search Partners. [more...]
Bloomberg: Nasdaq Surges Past 7,000 Thanks to Brokerage Cash, Hedge Fund Leverage and Euphoria
Little by little, resistance is falling, as milestones such as 7,000 on the Nasdaq Composite Index are passed and new ones like 2,700 on the S&P 500 and 25,000 on the Dow Jones Industrial Average come into view. [more...]

Bloomberg: A Small Fintech Stock Surged 2,600% in a Week After Announcing It’s a Crypto Company
Fintech plus cryptocurrency equals about $7 billion. That’s how much the value of LongFin Corp. surged to after the microcap’s stock rocketed by as much as 2,600 percent since debuting Wednesday. [more...]

Bloomberg: Stocks Reach Record Highs as U.S. Tax Vote Looms: Markets Wrap
Stocks kicked off the penultimate week of the year on a positive note after Republicans reached an agreement on the shape of U.S. tax cuts. The dollar dropped and Treasuries headed lower. [more...]

Bloomberg: Funds Clash Over Whether Aussie Will Drop Below 70 Cents
Two of Australia’s largest asset managers are at odds about whether their nation’s currency will break below 70 U.S. cents. [more...]
Reuters: Asia stocks up on U.S. tax-reform optimism, dollar hesitant
Asian stocks advanced on Tuesday after a record-setting session on Wall Street on bets that U.S. lawmakers would pass sweeping tax legislation, while the dollar was tentative as traders were circumspect about the bill’s economic impact. [more...]
Reuters: Oil edges up on ongoing North Sea pipeline outage, but rising U.S. output weighs
Oil markets edged up on Tuesday as the Forties pipeline outage in the North Sea and voluntary production restraint led by OPEC supported prices, although soaring output in the United States put a cap on gains. [more...]
CNBC: The other North Korea nuclear threat we should be worried about
The risk of a North Korean nuclear meltdown can't be ignored, according to a recent note published on 38North, a project of the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. [more...]
CNBC: Traders might be misunderstanding the cryptocurrency craze and it could come back to bite
There's no doubt that people are in a frenzy over cryptocurrencies. Not just bitcoin, but ether and litecoin and a number of others have seen huge gains this year. [more...]
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