The biggest blockchain stock explosion of 2018 is set to erupt, unleashing a tsunami of wealth for investors.
Blockchain stocks are just like bitcoin when it was first invented.
But while bitcoin has already matured, the demand for blockchain technologies has only just begun.
Any company investing heavily in blockchain technology will skyrocket as we watch the tech transform our technological landscape.
Emerging blockchain applications include securities exchanges, voting systems, cryptographically secure property registries, peer-to-peer insurance, supply chain management, smart contracts and anti-counterfeiting payment and remittance systems.
Blockchain tech touches everything!
Investing in blockchain today is like investing in internet stocks at the beginning of the tech boom.
The profits will be unbelievable!
Blockchain and Beyond
All major cryptocurrencies rely on blockchain networks to function.
But the future of blockchain technology will extend far beyond financial applications to include everything from big data to robotics and artificial intelligence.
Best Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Shaw Communications Inc.(SJR)
- [By Garrett Baldwin]
The price of Bitcoin surged more than 17% to top $8,000 in a rapid move that surprised many investors this morning. The sudden rally appears to be the result of a short squeeze, according to CNBC contributor Brian Kelly. This means that investors who had been betting on a decline in the price of the world’s largest cryptocurrency had been forced to jump back and buy the currency again. A lot of people have been betting on a decline in the price of Bitcoin heading toward the April 17 tax deadline. The expectation is that many people will need to sell their Bitcoin in order to raise cash to meet tax obligations. Here’s our latest daily insight on why the Bitcoin bear market may end very soon.
Markets gains have been capped by concerns about the latest news out of the Federal Reserve. On Wednesday, minutes from the Fed’s most recent meeting indicated that policy makers are prepared to raise interest rates several more times in the coming months in order to stave off concerns about inflation.
Four Stocks to Watch Today: BLK, FB, DAL
Shares of BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) are on the move after the company reported earnings before the bell. The firm reported earnings per share (EPS) of $6.70. Analysts projected the firm would report EPS of $6.45 on top of $3.28 billion in revenue. The firm topped revenue expectations. The firm noted that an increase in its consulting fees and the recent tax reform bill helped bolster its profitability by 27%.
The stock of Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) has climbed more than 6% since Tuesday. Investors cheered the testimony of CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who appeared before Congress for two days to discuss his company’s privacy policies. The CEO and his firm have been under intense scrutiny since news broke that 87 million user accounts had been accessed without permission by consulting firm Cambridge Analytica during the 2016 election season. The firm had ties to President Trump’s campaign.
Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) reported ea
Best Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. (ITHUF)
- [By Javier Hasse]
Earlier this month, cannabis-focused financing and advisory firm iAnthus Capital Holdings Inc (CNSX: IAN) (OTC: ITHUF) announced it acquired Westchester-based Valley Agriceuticals, LLC, gaining access to New York’s nascent cannabis market.
- [By Javier Hasse]
Over the past few weeks, Benzinga has been sharing interviews with the top venture capital and investment firms operating in the cannabis industry. Among those focused on ancillary businesses that do not touch the plant, we profiled Snoop Dogg’s Casa Verde and Arcview Group partner, CanopyBoulder. Among those willing to get involved in plant-touching ventures, we presented MJIC, which claims it intends to become the “Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) of weed,” and iAnthus Capital Holdings Inc (CNSX: IAN) (OTC: ITHUF), which raises capital for U.S.-based marijuana companies in Canadian capital markets.
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Much of the focus of cannabis investors has been centered on Canada and California. This makes sense given that they are the two largest recreational (or soon to be) cannabis markets in the world. However, one publicly traded company with US-centric cannabis operations has taken a different approach. iAnthus Capital is listed in Canada on the CSE (OTCQB:ITHUF), but is headquartered in New York and incorporated in Delaware. Unlike other Canadian-listed cannabis companies, most of which are aiming to get in on the highly competitive green-rush in California and Canada, iAnthus has set its sights on becoming the dominant player on the U.S. East Coast.
- [By Javier Hasse]
The Green Solution received a $7.5 million loan facility from iAnthus Capital Holdings Inc (OTC: ITHUF).
“This was also to accelerate expansion within Colorado and going into other states nation-wide.”
Valens Groworks Corp (CNSX: VGW), a Canadian post-inspection applicant for cannabis cultivation and processing, raised C$500,000 ($381,431) under a convertible note to meet acquisition and expansion obligations.
Best Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.(TTWO)
- [By Travis Hoium]
Today, I think Axon Enterprise (NASDAQ:AAXN), Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ:TTWO), Square (NYSE:SQ), and SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR) are all stocks with monster potential for long-term investors.
- [By John Ballard]
If you compare Activision Blizzard’s (NASDAQ:ATVI) balance sheet with its peers’, one thing might jump out at you — the Overwatch maker is saddled with a lot of debt. Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) and Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ:TTWO) have higher net cash balances even though Activision generates more revenue and free cash flow than they do, and has been doing so for years and years.
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I’m talking about returns of 31%, 35%, and more — all in a matter of weeks rather than months or years. In fact, we just closed a trade on Take-Two Interactive (Nasdaq: TTWO) for a clean 38.9% in just over four weeks.
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Attention misguided investors: not every tech company has the same troubles as social media beast Facebook (FB) . And for those opportunistic investors our there, such a dislocation in markets right now between broader tech business models and Facebook’s could spell many lucrative buying opportunities. Research out of Goldman Sachs (GS) shows that 25 tech stocks in particular that have seen large correlations with Facebook’s equity returns since March 15 and have under-performed the S&P 500 . The list of laggards is a whose who of former high-flying tech names: Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) , KLA-Tenor (KLAC) , Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) , Alphabet (GOOGL) , Western Digital (WDC) , Electronic Arts (EA) , and Nvidia (NVDA) .
Not too sure where Mr. Market’s head is at, but it’s unlikely Facebook’s troubles will hurt sales of video-games for Electronic Arts this coming holiday season. Nvidia is still holding the pole position in the booming market for AI and autonomous driving chips, and doesn’t put suspect quizzes on a website.
Best Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Sunoco Logistics Partners LP(SXL)
- [By Matthew DiLallo]
Meanwhile, a noteworthy project in the midstream segment finally finished construction in the quarter, after the company and its joint venture partners Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE:ETP) and Sunoco Logistics Partners (NYSE:SXL)completed the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline and Energy Transfer Crude Oil Pipeline. The partners expect commercial operations to begin this June, which means that this pipeline should drive incremental earnings for Phillips 66 in the back half of this year.
Best Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Staples, Inc.(SPLS)
- [By Jeremy Bowman]
Staples Inc(NASDAQ:SPLS) stock has been on a tear over the last few days amid rumors of a potential buyout.According toThe Wall Street Journal, the company is in talks with private-equity firms to sell itself after regulators blew up its planned merger withOffice Depot(NASDAQ:ODP)last year.
- [By Brian Feroldi, Anders Bylund, and Cory Renauer]
Read on to see why a team of Fools think thatStaples (NASDAQ:SPLS), Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT), and GNC Holdings (NYSE:GNC) are all high-yield stocks that should be avoided.
- [By Javier Hasse]
Multiple-award-winning Trimaker is the leader in terms of sales in 3D printing in the region, serving clients like Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), Toyota Motor Corp (ADR) (NYSE: TM), Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ: KHC) and Telefonica S.A. (ADR) (NYSE: TEF). The company not only manufactures its own 3D printers, but also offers materials and related services.
- [By Casey Wilson]
The company was set to merge with its last remaining rival, Staples Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS), this year, but was denied by a federal judge on May 10 because of antitrust concerns.
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Since 2011, Staples Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) has cut 16% of its full-time U.S. workforce — down to 44,000 from 53,000 employees five years ago.
During that same period, the company’s annual sales declined a whopping 9% — down to $22.5 billion from $24.7 billion.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Staples (SPLS) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after releasing earnings today.
Staples dropped 5.2% to $8.49 at 4:45 p.m. today, while the S&P 500 rose 0.1% to 2,364.87.
Staples reported a profit of 25 cents a share, missing forecasts for 26 cents a share, on sales of $4.6 billion, missing expectations for $5.04 billion. Staples said it would earn from 15 cents to 18 cents in the first quarter of 2017, while analysts had been predicting 17 cents. Staples also said it would close 70 stores in 2017 after closing 48 in 2016.
Staples market capitalization fell to $5.5 billion today from $5.8 billion yesterday.
Best Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Fastenal Company(FAST)
- [By Jim Crumly]
As for individual stocks, Fastenal(NASDAQ:FAST) dropped after reporting first-quarter results, and AeroVironment (NASDAQ:AVAV) jumped on an analyst upgrade.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Fastenal Company (NASDAQ: FAST) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $988.60 million.
Perry Ellis International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PERY) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.35 per share on revenue of $214.26 million.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Shares of Alcoa Inc (NYSE: AA) dropped over 7 percent in pre-market trading after the company reported Q3 results. Alcoa posted Q3 adjusted earnings of $0.32 per share on sales of $5.2 billion.
Fastenal Company (NASDAQ: FAST) released third quarter financial results, reporting an earnings miss while revenue came in line with Street estimates. To read the full news, click here.
Twilio Inc (NYSE: TWLO) announced preliminary results for the third quarter that came in above the Street estimates. To read the full news, click here.
According to the Associated Press, Samsung Electronics (OTC: SSNLF) said it will no longer manufacturer its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. The permanent discontinuation follows a round of reports saying customer's replacement phones have caught fire. To read the full news, click here.