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In a bear market, the best offense is a good defense

“To keep your footing and stay centered, reverse that old adage about sports and war: In a bear market, the best offense is a good defense” reports marketwatch.com. A bear market, when it comes, will feel like an attack on your financial security.The bullish case for Facebook is about to get even better Momentum-based investing strategies are coming off a 10-year cycle of poor performance, writes Mark Hulbert.Investors working with investment advisers ought to make time to talk about bear markets — when stocks drop at least 20% from their…

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Most Cryptos See Gentle Green Amid Exceedingly Calm Market Picture

“The altcoin has thus again dislodged EOS and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) as fourth-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, which it holds with a market cap of around $990 million” writes Marie Huillet for cointelegraph.com. Ripple (XRP) — like its larger market cap counterparts — is seeing virtually no price change on the day, and is trading around $0.301 at press time.On the month, Ethereum is similarly stable, trading at virtually the same price point (0.4 percent down) as in mid-January.On the month, the coin has seen virtually no movement, trading down…

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These tools can prepare investors for threats lurking in the market

“A growing number of tools prepare you for the threats lurking around the market, from a trade war to climate change, by letting you test them out on your investments before they ever happen” writes Executive Director Of for cnbc.com. For example, a user can now see how a second government shutdown would rattle their investments. Source: cnbc.com

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Here’s why the craft cannabis industry can thrive in the face of Big Marijuana

“There are many uncertainties facing the cannabis industry, the fate of craft cannabis among them” writes Ryan Stoa for marketwatch.com. Beyond these attention-grabbing headlines, however, are signs that a craft cannabis industry is alive and well and will enjoy a promising future.But there is ample reason to believe a craft market can not only survive but thrive.As the industry matures, craft cannabis should maintain a strong presence in the marketplace. Source: marketwatch.com

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CREDIT SUISSE: Here’s why investors shouldn’t assume China’s economy is already recovering

“Credit Suisse analyst Andrew Garthwaite says signs of Chinese economic growth could be a fake-out” writes Marley Jay for businessinsider.com. And without lax lending standards, he says industrial production and economic growth won’t improve.After all, China’s government said the economy cooled off in 2018 and grew at its slowest pace since 1990.In the end, no matter where you look, it’s become a tall order to get a solid reading on the economy.”We need to see credit growth increase and much more fiscal stimulus (which is a quarter of 2015 levels…

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Crypto Markets Continue to See Mixed Signals, Dow Jones Up Over 360 Points

“Ethereum (ETH), the top altcoin by market cap, is trading at $122.37 at press time” writes Helen Partz for cointelegraph.com. Ripple (XRP), the third top cryptocurrency by market cap, is seeing slight losses today, down 1.38 percent over the past 24 hours.Out of top 20 cryptos by market cap, Maker (MKR) is down the most, with its price tumbling almost 7 percent on the day.Bitcoin (BTC) is slightly down over the past 24 hours, and is trading at $3,626 at press time. Source: cointelegraph.com

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CME Group CEO Terry Duffy: Government Involvement Key to Crypto’s Success

“Terry Duffy, CEO of leading derivative market CME Group, has said that until governments start to accept cryptocurrencies, it is very difficult for major commercial banks to get involved in the market” writes Adrian Zmudzinski for cointelegraph.com. Duffy outlined a change in JPMorgan Chase’s attitude towards crypto when answering inquiries about institutional demand for Bitcoin.He concluded: “The key to the success of any currency, whether it’s fiat or crypto, is going to be associated with the government.A report released today by digital asset management fund Grayscale Investments reveals that capital…

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NEO Blockchain Platform Opens Seattle Office Headed by Ex-Microsoft Exec

“Chinese blockchain platform NEO will open an office in United States city of Seattle, according to an official announcement shared with Cointelegraph on Feb. 15” writes Aaron Wood for cointelegraph.com. The NEO Global Development (NGD) Seattle office will open and begin recruitment this month, purportedly allowing the company to expand into the U.S. market.The new office will be headed by ex-Microsoft executive John deVadoss. NEO is currently developing NEO 3.0, an upgrade to its blockchain that will “bring faster transaction speeds, greater stability and expanded application programming interfaces for smart…

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Report: Global Blockchain in Energy Utilities Market to Grow 60% by 2024

“The global blockchain in energy utilities market is expected to grow by 60 percent by 2024, according to a new report from Infoholic Research LLP published on Feb. 15” writes Ana Alexandre for cointelegraph.com. Per the report, the global blockchain in energy utilities market was assessed to be $210.4 million in 2018, and is expected to reach $3.4 billion by 2024.To prepare the report, Infoholic Research reportedly analyzed the deployment of blockchain in the energy utilities market on a global scale by components, services, application, and regions.Infoholic Research thus predicts…

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CloudTrade Steps Into Freight Invoicing Market

“Electronic invoicing and data capture company CloudTrade is rolling out a new solution designed for the logistics and freight industry, the company revealed this week” reports pymnts.com. The CloudTrade platform automatically extracts the necessary data and integrates the information into an existing transportation management system, payment platform and other back-office portals.Any of these documents can be used to integrate key supply chain data for improved landed costs analysis and reporting analytics.” Hatfield added that the solution leverages companies’ existing back-office technologies, allowing buyers or receivers to get freight invoices in…

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