Author Archives: Darren Marchal

Island Of Innovation & Plays Of Safety

Echoing the words of his European counterparts, Chairman of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission Christopher Giancarlo (AKA Crypto-Dad), has stated that… However, these statements aren’t even half as bullish as a recent speech delivered at the United Nations by the Prime Minister of Malta, and I quote… “Can we solve stalemate diplomatic negotiations by applying algorithms that can avoid war? Can…

Bitcoin Daily Forecast – Tuesday, Oct. 2

Bitcoin markets fell slightly during the trading session on Monday to kick off the week but bounced a bit to show signs of life again. Ultimately, the market looks likely to challenge this downtrend line again, and if we can finally break above there, then we could get this rally going and reach towards the…

Bitcoin Daily Forecast – Tuesday, Oct. 2

Bitcoin markets fell slightly during the trading session on Monday to kick off the week but bounced a bit to show signs of life again. Ultimately, the market looks likely to challenge this downtrend line again, and if we can finally break above there, then we could get this rally going and reach towards the…

Morning Call For Tuesday, Oct. 2

Overnight Markets And News Dec E-mini S&Ps (ESZ18 -0.26%) this morning are down -0.20% and European stocks are down -0.93% at a 1-week low on ramped-up Italian political concerns. EUR/USD (^EURUSD -0.42%) slumped to a 1-month low and the yield on Italy’s 10-year government bond surged to a 4-1/2 year high of 3.4% after Claudio Borghi, head…

Morning Call For Tuesday, Oct. 2

Overnight Markets And News Dec E-mini S&Ps (ESZ18 -0.26%) this morning are down -0.20% and European stocks are down -0.93% at a 1-week low on ramped-up Italian political concerns. EUR/USD (^EURUSD -0.42%) slumped to a 1-month low and the yield on Italy’s 10-year government bond surged to a 4-1/2 year high of 3.4% after Claudio Borghi, head…

Amazon Raises Minimum Wage To $15 Amid Rising Criticism On Pay

Shares of Amazon.com (AMZN) are in focus on Tuesday after the company announced plans to raise the minimum wage for all U.S. employees, effective November 1. The higher pay comes amid a wave of criticism from politicians, including Senator Bernie Sanders, about its treatment of warehouse workers. $15 MINIMUM WAGE: Earlier this morning, Amazon announced a…

Amazon Raises Minimum Wage To $15 Amid Rising Criticism On Pay

Shares of Amazon.com (AMZN) are in focus on Tuesday after the company announced plans to raise the minimum wage for all U.S. employees, effective November 1. The higher pay comes amid a wave of criticism from politicians, including Senator Bernie Sanders, about its treatment of warehouse workers. $15 MINIMUM WAGE: Earlier this morning, Amazon announced a…

Risk Premia Forecasts: Major Asset Classes – Oct. 2, 2018

The expected risk premium for the Global Market Index (GMI) was unchanged in September, holding steady at an annualized 5.0% — matching the estimate in the previous month. The performance forecast for GMI (an unmanaged market-value-weighted portfolio that holds all the major asset classes) reflects premium over the projection for the “risk-free” rate for the long run. Adjusting…

Risk Premia Forecasts: Major Asset Classes – Oct. 2, 2018

The expected risk premium for the Global Market Index (GMI) was unchanged in September, holding steady at an annualized 5.0% — matching the estimate in the previous month. The performance forecast for GMI (an unmanaged market-value-weighted portfolio that holds all the major asset classes) reflects premium over the projection for the “risk-free” rate for the long run. Adjusting…