For much of his presidency, the stock market has loved President Donald Trump, trading higher on his pro-growth policies, like tax cuts, as well as his hands-off regulatory stance. But now with the stock market well off its highs, the president has increasingly become a source of uncertainty and volatility. Trump and Washington politics are
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Crystal City where search traffic spiked with Amazon HQ2 announcement: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg photo credit:© 2018 Bloomberg Finance LP Trulia.com, the online real estate site recently looked at the real-time impact of Amazon’s HQ2 recent November 3rd announcement selecting Crystal City, Virginia as one of its sites. Cheryl Young, Trulia’s chief economist, looked at the numbers
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The region’s services sector decelerated, as the general business conditions index slumped to 3.9 in December from 43.3 in November, this month’s Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia non-manufacturing Report on Business, released Friday, indicates. At the company level, the general business activity index plunged to 3.0 from 42.4. The prices paid index was 18.3, down
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President Donald Trump is adamantly opposed to the Federal Reserve’s rate hike campaign, but has never suggested firing Fed Chairman Jerome Powell, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday, moving to defuse a controversy that could roil global markets even further. Late Friday, Bloomberg News, citing four unnamed sources, reported that Trump has discussed firing
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Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) is reportedly developing a cryptocurrency that will let users send money via its WhatsApp messaging app. The new cryptocurrency would launch first in India—a country with over 200 million Whatsapp users and the world’s leader in sending money home. Facebook Cryptocurrency According to Bloomberg, the company is creating a stablecoin, a digital currency
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Malta-based OKEx, currently the second largest crypto exchange by 24-hour adjusted volume, has launched a new bitcoin derivative product with no expiry date, meaning that positions can be held indefinitely. Announced Tuesday, the product, dubbed a “perpetual swap,” allows crypto traders to speculate on the future value of OKEx’s bitcoin (BTC) to U.S. dollar (USD)
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Orders placed with U.S. factories for business equipment fell in November, missing forecasts for an increase and adding to signs that demand is slowing amid risks from the trade war with China. Non-military capital-goods orders excluding aircraft — a proxy for business investment — dropped 0.6%, after an upwardly revised 0.5% increase the prior month,
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Coinbase has been extremely active with its ’12 Days of Coinbase’ marketing initiative. The cryptocurrency exchange has been releasing daily updates on its company for the last ten days. Yesterday’s announcement was the biggest yet. Coinbase Moves $5 Billion On day one, the cryptocurrency exchange announced that its users could buy e-gift cards from a wallet
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The executives of UPbit, one of South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, have been formally charged by the country’s prosecutors. According to a report from CoinDesk Korea on Friday, the Prosecutors’ Office of the southern district of Seoul has indicted three senior staff members, including founder Song Chi-Hyung, on charges of fraud. The executives are alleged to have
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Developer Replay Destinations has announced the launch of a world-class Caribbean resort called Half Moon Bay Antigua.Half Moon Bay Antigua One world-class Caribbean setting is going to become even more unrivaled starting in summer 2019. That’s when Half Moon Bay Antigua, a low-density, 132-acre resort, is slated to begin construction in Antigua, the favorite vacation
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You might expect a 70-year-old mutual fund with $74 billion in assets to be set in its ways. But the Franklin Income Fund’s holdings have gone through big changes in recent years. Ed Perks, the fund’s lead manager, described those shifts as well as the uncertain investing landscape of 2018 and what he sees ahead.
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Manufacturers report expansion “continued to grow but remained subdued” in December, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Report on Business respondents showed price indexes were positive, but again lower than earlier this year. The general business conditions index decreased to 9.4 from 12.9. Economists surveyed by IFR Markets predicted a reading of 15.0 for
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It may feel like the stock market is collapsing, but investors would be better served to “sit tight” and wait for a bounce rather than selling stocks at their lows, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Thursday after a brutal day for the major averages. “Here’s the problem: we had a lot of companies report and they
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Dustin DeVan and BuildingConnected are joining Autodesk for $275 million.Gary Sexton Autodesk’s construction software business is getting its second acquisition-fueled jolt of the past few weeks. The company announced on Thursday that it is acquiring startup BuildingConnected for $275 million. The acquisition of BuildingConnected comes exactly one month after Autodesk announced plans to acquire PlanGrid,
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