China clears key hurdle to buy Chicago Stock Exchange

China just moved a step closer to acquiring one of America’s oldest stock exchanges, despite security concerns raised by some in Congress.

This week a U.S. panel that examines foreign deals for potential national security concerns cleared the purchase of the 134-year-old Chicago Stock Exchange by a China-led group of investors.

The Chicago Stock Exchange said the Committee....More>>>

Should You Jump On The Bitcoin Bandwagon?

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If you&s;re like me, you may know at least one person who made thousands of dollars in just a few weeks by investing in Bitcoin. You may even have thought....More>>>

Quotient Technology Inc (QUOT) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.06 Per Share

Wall Street brokerages expect Quotient Technology Inc (NYSE:QUOT) to report earnings per share of $0.06 for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Three analysts have made estimates for Quotient Technology’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.07 and the lowest is $0.04. Quotient Technology posted earnings of $0.05 per share in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive....More>>>

Contrasting New Media Inv Group (NEWM) and News (NWS)

New Media Inv Group (NYSE: NEWM) and News (NASDAQ:NWS) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

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Agile Therapeutics Inc (AGRX) Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Analysts

Agile Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:AGRX) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the seven ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in....More>>>

Schumer: Where Is the GOP ACA Change Bill?

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Senate prepares to vote on skinny ACA change proposal

Vice President Breaks Health Bill Debate Tie

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said Wednesday that Democrats will stop trying to amend the Republicans’ Affordable Care Act change proposal, because it’s still not clear what the proposal actually is.

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Viva Entertainment Group (OTTV) Takes Aim at Netflix (NFLX) and Other Over-the-Top TV Players

Calling a spade a spade, Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) is the dominant name in the over-the-top television space right now, though Sling TV, from DISH Network Corp (NASDAQ:DISH) deserves a mention. For that matter, the relatively new Vue service from Sony Corp (NYSE:SNE) has the potential to cause problems for both DISH and Netflix, as Vue offers several different bundles, all of which include some....More>>>

This $2 Billion AI Startup Aims to Teach Factory Robots to Think

Japan’s Preferred Networks Inc. has only one publicly available product, a whimsical application that uses artificial intelligence to automate the coloring of manga cartoons.

Yet the four-year-old firm has become Japan’s most valuable startup, with a venture capital funding that priced it at more than $2 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. Toyota Motor Corp.,....More>>>

Oils New Normal: $80 a Barrel?

Oil has been on a rollercoaster ride, making and stealing fortunes for and from speculators. Since mid-June, oil has plunged approximately 60%, which has been due to oversupply and slowing global economic growth, the latter of which leads to reduced demand. Earlier this year Feb. 11 to be exact oil hit a low of $26.05/barrel. Some economists and analysts feel as though the $30/barrel level can....More>>>

Nexus Gold (NXXGF, CVE:NXS) Has a Secret Weapon

Gold may be a commodity, and mining it may be the same all over the world. It’s not a one-size-fits-all industry though. The big differentiator? The tools miners use to determine where gold awaits. That’s what makes Nexus Gold Corp. (OTCMKTS:NXXGF, CVE:NXS) such an interesting opportunity right now – it’s got a tool called Element Detection Technology, or EDT, in its toolbox,....More>>>

Buy state-run banks, pharma with a 2-year-view; 4 monsoon picks that could fetch up to 18%

Any unfavourable verdict in the state elections, which indicates that the National Democratic Alliance government would face challenges in the 2019 elections, would result in a drastic fall in midcaps and smallcaps, said Akash Jain, Vice President – Equity Research, Ajcon Global.

Among sectors, Jain is bullish on midcap IT companies as growth is visible. He feels investors can accumulate....More>>>

SHU Portfolio: There Is A Bright Light At The End Of The Inseego Tunnel

We didn’t intend to write about Inseego (INSG) again but the shares have fallen back quite a bit after the Q1 2018 earnings.

Even when this isn’t all that unusual, this stock tends to be fairly volatile, we just want to check the tires to see whether the company is still making progress, so here are our takeaways.

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10-year Treasury yield hits 3% for first time since 2014

The most widely watched bond rate in the world just hit a milestone.

The yield on the 10-year Treasury note, which helps set rates for auto loans, mortgages and other lending, climbed to 3% on Tuesday for the first time since 2014.

For Americans, that means borrowing costs are on the way up. For Wall Street, it’s a warning that higher interest rates may eat into corporate....More>>>

Mnuchin to Congress: Raise the debt ceiling before you go home

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is warning Congress not to leave Washington for its summer recess before raising the country’s debt ceiling.

Mnuchin urged lawmakers to act “sooner rather than later” to increase the nation’s borrowing limit before the Treasury Department runs out of emergency measures to avoid heading into default.

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Freeport-McMoRan Will Rebound

Freeport-McMoRan’s (FCX) shares had a rough ride following the first-quarter earnings release (I discussed it here). In fact, the stock lost about 20% of its value. I believe that this sell-off presents a buying opportunity. In this article, I’ll discuss the key worries regarding Freeport-McMoRan and why I believe the fears are overblown.

Fear #1: New environmental claims will....More>>>