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Bitcoin margins raised by CME in preparation for volatility

“The CBOE and CME availability of bitcoin futures was seen as a major step for the cryptocurrency, giving traders access to bitcoin through regulated exchanges, with the exchanges implementing their trading rules and regulations, such as margins and circuit breakers, on their bitcoin futures contracts” writes Leia Klingel for foxbusiness.com. The CBOE was the first U.S. exchange to offer bitcoin futures.The CME has increased its margin requirements for bitcoin futures to 43% ahead of the launch, up from 35%. “Margins for CME bitcoin futures are being increased to 43% for…

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Big-money investors single out the biggest risk to markets over the next year

“Roughly 40% of respondents named geopolitical uncertainty as the biggest risk to markets, the survey showed” writes Joe Ciolli for businessinsider.com. “Historically, clients have cited this as the biggest risk when volatility has been low,” said Sunderji.The firm notes that, over the life of its survey, geopolitical risk has been a popular response during periods of low overall market uncertainty.That seems to be the case in global markets right now, at least according to a survey of 700 institutional clients conducted by Barclays. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Bitcoin Futures Surge In First Day Of Trading

“Bitcoin Futures Surge In First Day Of Trading On their first day of trading, bitcoin futures surged past $18,000, adding to a streak for the digital currency that began the year at just $1,000 and has nearly tripled in value over the past month alone” writes Scott Neuman for npr.org. The surge in bitcoin futures, the first of which expire in January, adds to the frenzy for the digital currency that was introduced in 2009 and has seen its value skyrocket in recent months.According to The Financial Times, in Japan,…

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Bitcoin futures set to begin trading later Sunday

“Another large futures exchange, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, will start trading its own futures on December 18” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. EST. The CBOE futures do not involve actual bitcoin; they’re securities that will track the price of bitcoin on Gemini, one of the larger bitcoin exchanges.The Chicago Board Options Exchange, one of the nation’s largest traders of options and futures in the U.S., will open up bitcoin futures for trading at 6 p.m. As of 4:00 Sunday, bitcoin was quoted at $15,375 on the bitcoin exchange Coindesk.A…

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Traders brace for futures launch after wild week for currency

“The futures launch has so far received a mixed reception from leading banks and brokerages in the US and elsewhere” writes Reuters In New for theguardian.com. Several online brokerages including Charles Schwab and TD Ameritrade will not allow the trading of the bitcoin futures for now.The launch on the Cboe futures exchange has given an extra kick to the currency’s scorching run this year.Analysts, however, warn that much of how the futures market will react is a mystery, given that bitcoin is unlike other assets.Goldman Sachs on Thursday said it…

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Bitcoin’s Recent Volatility Risks Deflationary Spiral, Could Undermine It as a Currency

“The chart above shows BTC prices going back to the beginning of 2017; the chart below shows BTC prices back to the beginning of the currency” writes Joel Hruska for extremetech.com. Justin Gash, Professor of Mathematics at Franklin College, to chart how Bitcoin prices had changed up to that point and what to expect in the future.Two days ago, Valve announced that it would no longer accept Bitcoin as a currency for its games on Steam.Bitcoin’s price has been rising for the past two months and skyrocketing for the past…

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Bitcoin Soars and Falls As Banks Worry About Volatility

“The concerns about its volatility have led some Wall Street banks and trade groups to raise concerns about the potential implications of trading bitcoin” writes Ken Sweet for popularmechanics.com. EST, according to large bitcoin exchange Coinbase, after briefly surging above $19,000 Thursday morning.Coinbase, the largest bitcoin exchange, at one point tweeted that record-high traffic had caused interruptions to its service.In Japan, following the failure of a bitcoin exchange called Mt.The Wall Street Journal reported that Citigroup will also not allow clients access to bitcoin futures, although a Citi spokesman declined…

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2017 has been a stellar year for Asian stocks, and HSBC says there are more gains to come

“So expected earnings growth looks set to be a little lower next year, but what about potential growth in PE multiples?” writes David Scutt for businessinsider.com. The highest 2018 growth is, for now, expected in India, Indonesia and China.” This table from HSBC shows current market expectations for earnings growth by individual market. However, even with the risks, HSBC still thinks there’s plenty of fuel in the tank to propel stocks even higher.2017 has been a very good year for Asian stocks. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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