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New York Trading Session Heads Up Monday, February 19, 2018

New York opening news digest 3 REITs That Scream ‘Sucker Yield’ As part of my job as a REIT analyst, I am trained to analyze the underlying safety of the company’s dividend, the ability for the dividend to grow, and the overall merit of the stock.   CoT Update: Euro & Oil Speculators Sell Aggressively Record positioning in the euro and crude oil both saw reductions from record high levels as the currency and commodity show vulnerability.   GBP JPY Price Action Building a Base The recent GBPJPY sell-off has…

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What to watch in Glencore earnings

“Last year, Glencore said its revenue was $152.95 billion. –CREEPING COST, CAPEX: Analysts at Liberum aren’t expecting anything too exciting from Glencore” writes Oliver Griffin for marketwatch.com. This is more than four times the net income of $1.38 billion Glencore reported in 2016. –REVENUE: A group of 19 analysts forecast revenue of $213.88 billion, according to FactSet.Here’s what you need to know: –NET INCOME: A consensus estimate from 18 analysts compiled by FactSet forecasts net income for the year of $5.57 billion. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Futures Markets News 

Gold futures dip as dollar steadies

“On Friday, gold futures settled up by 0.1% at their highest level in about three weeks, helped by an ongoing slump for the dollar” writes Markets Writer for marketwatch.com. Gold futures fell modestly Monday, giving up part of last week’s gain, as a steadier dollar weighed on the metal, and as the Presidents Day holiday in the U.S. gave many traders the session off.American financial markets are closed for Presidents Day, and there are no U.S. economic releases expected, as federal agencies are shuttered. Check out: Which markets are closed…

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Markets News Stocks 

European stocks tilt lower after strong week, as traders search for cues

“Analysts have said volumes for European markets will likely be lower than usual on Monday, with U.S. markets closed for the Presidents Day Holiday” writes Markets Reporter for marketwatch.com. European stocks struggled to make headway Monday, after the regional market logged its best week in more than a year following the recent selloff.The financial sector was led higher by bank stocks, pushing the Stoxx 600 Bank FX7, +0.32%  up 0.3%.Falls in shares of German auto maker Daimler AG and consumer products heavyweight Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC dragged on the pan-European…

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Bouygues, M6 sign broadcast distribution deal

“Bouygues SA (EN.FR) and French media holding company M6-Metropole Television SA (MMT.FR) said Monday that they have signed a deal to supply television channels to Bouygues Telecom subscribers” writes Marc Navarro for marketwatch.com. The distribution agreement covers all of the TV channels in M6 Group’s portfolio as well as related on-demand services, the companies said in a joint statement.Following the agreement, Bouygues Telecom and M6 Group will collaborate on the development of targeted advertising, they said. The companies didn’t disclose financial details about the deal. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Futures News Oil 

Oil futures rise, as supply fears wait in the wings

“The gains in oil prices could soon be tested by concerns over rising U.S. crude oil output, which is already at record highs” writes Markets Reporter for marketwatch.com. BHGE, +1.49%  said the number of U.S. oil rigs rose by seven last week to 798, marking the fourth-straight rise.West Texas Intermediate futures CLH8, +0.89%  rose 51 cents, or 0.8%, to $62.19 a barrel, after a 4.2% gain last week.Oil futures climbed on Monday, with the commodity picking up where it left off last week, when prices rebounded as investor appetite for…

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Crypto News 

UBIK Becomes Croatia’s Self-regulating Body for Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

“To improve the situation, this self-regulating blockchain and cryptocurrency organization was created” writes Bruno Kvorc for newsbtc.com. Collecting a list of companies active in the blockchain and cryptocurrency world will benefit the ecosystem in the long run.Self-regulation in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry is becoming the new norm.With over 70 members already joining UBIK, it has become evident there is a  growing interest in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.UBIK aims to spread cryptocurrency and blockchain awareness first and foremost. Source: newsbtc.com Share This:

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News Options Reviews 

Options Daily Review February 19, 2018

Options Daily Review for February 19, 2018 BRAZIL: Ibovespa Closes Slightly Higher With Expiring Options, Foreign Scene Ibovespa, the benchmark stock index in Brazil, closed slightly higher (+0.28%) at 84,524.58 points Friday after showing volatility throughout the trading session ahead of the expiration of stock options on Monday, while investors still monitor the U.   Commerce Department recommends 24% tariff on steel imports as it lays out options for Trump The U.S. Commerce Department has recommended a 24% tariff on steel imports from all countries, and a 7.7% tariff on…

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Crypto News 

Phone Numbers Becoming Backdoor to Crypto Accounts

“Hackers have discovered that the easiest and most direct way to steal cryptocurrency is to first steal phone numbers” writes Leo Jd Brizzee for newsbtc.com. This rash of phone porting is the unintended result of what was supposed to be a security upgrade known as two-factor authentication.This despite requesting that his phone company add additional security measures after his wife and parents had their numbers stolen. “Everybody I know in the cryptocurrency space has gotten their phone number stolen,” said Joby Weeks.Case in point Joby Weeks lost control of his…

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Protect Yourself And Your Cryptocurrency From Real Criminals

“Recently a group of about 170 leaders in the crypto world held a panel discussion about security in Cancun Mexico” reports newsbtc.com. Even when a transaction can be tracked through the Blockchain ledger though the anonymous design of cryptocurrency allows criminals not to have their true identities linked to their accounts.The anonymous nature of cryptocurrency though assures criminals that once they have access to and can transfer the information to their own wallets it is nearly impossible to track down their identities. Source: newsbtc.com Share This:

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