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The stock market is freaking out up about the bond market—but should it be?

“Government bond yields climbing and a shrinking gap between short-term and long-term Treasury rates have prompted some consternation on Wall Street, driving equity prices lower as investors fret about what these dynamics mean for U.S. economic growth entering its ninth year of expansion” reports marketwatch.com. Netflix Inc. on Monday detailed stunning growth for a tech company that has been around more than two decades, as its hefty spending on content and international expansion pays off in a big way. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Blood testing at dinner parties takes health awareness to new level

“The first such event to hit the market was launched last week and has already attracted considerable attention” writes Victoria Ward for telegraph.co.uk. But the latest trend in the quest for peak personal fitness involves guests having their blood tested while being given a detailed nutritional breakdown of every morsel that passes their lips.Rather than competing over their latest holiday adventures or children’s piano grades, the group of friends will compare notes on who has the highest cholesterol or not enough vitamin D. The “health optimisation party” is the latest…

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Global oil supply surplus may soon become a shortage

“Oil prices have rallied so far this year, as OPEC-led efforts have helped erase a big global surplus, but the market may soon suffer from a new dilemma: a shortage of crude supplies that would support further price gains” writes Markets Commodities Reporter for marketwatch.com. For the past couple of months, the IEA has underestimated global demand, with its first-quarter 2018 estimate at 98.1 million barrels a day–which is likely about 0.3 million barrels a day short of true global demand, according to Parry.When OPEC reached an agreement in late…

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The U.S.- China Face-off: Is It About Trade? Or National Security?

“Antitrust regulators in eight other countries have approved the Qualcomm acquisition; but China is a crucial market for the San Diego-based company” writes Clay Chandler for fortune.com. And yet, in the escalating war of words between the world’s two largest economies on trade issues, it’s almost impossible to preserve such fine distinctions.The histrionics over trade provided a useful smokescreen for ZTE to obscure what appears to be an egregious failure to comply with U.S. law.In theory, the U.S. Commerce Department’s move earlier this week to slap a seven-year ban on…

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Bitcoin News Digest Saturday, April 21, 2018

Testing $10K? Bitcoin Price Hits 4-Week High As Altcoins Shine Bitcoin hit four-week highs in Asian hours but continues to underperform when compared to alternative cryptocurrencies (altcoins). Having scaled a lo   Bitcoin, Banks And A Whole Lot Of FUD A recent post aims to debunk “15 claims about Lightning”. Unfortunately it gets lots of things very wrong. Especially about banks.   Bitcoin Private Price Pump Will run out of Steam Pretty Quickly Most altcoins tend to ride Bitcoins coattails a bit when the world’s leading cryptocurrency rises in value.…

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Iran intl. oil show to host start-up demo days

“The Iran oil show is among the most significant oil and gas events in the world in terms of the number of participants and its diversity” reports tehrantimes.com. Through the event, startup runners and investors can interact with each other and talk about their ideas.It aims to attract investors for newly-established startups and knowledge enterprises active in the field of gas and oil. Source: tehrantimes.com Share This:

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GOLDMAN SACHS: A steadfast source of stock market turmoil is poised to make a comeback

“Historical correlations with policy uncertainty may be a more useful guide,” he said, adding that defensive sectors tend to outperform when policy uncertainty rises, while tech and financials perform the worst” writes Akin Oyedele for businessinsider.com. And so, Kostin cautioned that investors shouldn’t rely on the small sample of sector returns around midterm election years.Goldman Sachs is now flagging another potential source of volatility on the horizon: the US midterm elections on November 6, when seats in the House of Representatives and Senate will be contested.Nearly halfway into 2018, it’s become…

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AngelList Reports Doubling of Crypto Jobs Since New Year

“AngelList, a website for startups offering vacancies to job seekers and investment opportunities for angel investors, reported that the number of crypto job openings has doubled in the past three months, according to their weekly newsletter published Thursday, April 19” reports cointelegraph.com. In their newsletter, AngelList lists three companies hiring in the field of “Decentralized Finance,” three in “Security Hardware,” and three in “Decentralized Internet.” Last December, Cointelegraph wrote about the various new kinds of job opportunities in crypto in 2018, including in development, law, and design.The newsletter also mentions…

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