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February 16, 2018
Advice on cryptocurrencies

Advises on Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies

The main current cryptocurrency, due to capitalization and presence in the headlines is Bitcoin, offering an appreciation of 2.064 percent in the last twelve months with a price on the spot market of 10,000 dollars. However, maybe it’s not the best investment in cryptocurrencies for its trail and the price it sets, both cash and futures that jump-started last Sunday. So, George Tung, co-founder of Cryptos R Us says that we will see other virtual currencies that exceed the capitalization of Bitcoin in the next three to five years. And Hitesh Malviya of ItsBlockchain.com reminds people that the increase that […]
February 14, 2018
Bitcoin Hong Kong regulations

Hong Kong Warns about Some Financial Products Related to Bitcoin

Securities and Futures Commission, SFC, the financial regulator of Hong Kong, made the publication of the future of Bitcoin and financial investment products that are related to cryptocurrencies. She recalled that only regulated firms can offer such products in the country, specifying that it is a “type 2 regulated activity” under the Securities and Futures Ordinance legislation. The notice was issued after the first day of trading in the first future contracts on Bitcoin by the signing of Chicago CBOE, which took place in the early hours of Tuesday and the launch of CME Group futures. The future on Bitcoin […]
February 12, 2018
CEPAL - ONU

ECLAC is auspicious regarding the economy of the region and expects a good 2018

According to the study and regional monitoring data of the organization: Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, ECLAC, Latin America would advance 2.2% in terms of GDP by 2018. In a statement, ECLAC explains this due to the better conditions in commodity prices and the recovery of the Brazilian economy alongside Mexico, the largest economy in the region. As commented by Alicia Bárcena, who is the President of ECLAC, the result of the region over the next year will grow due to the dynamism that presents Brazil and its economy. In addition, several countries that are growing at […]
January 31, 2018
Dow Jones Industrial Average

What is the Dow Jones Industrial Average?

The Dow Jones is basically a stock of 30 companies that represent the U.S. economy. It was started by Charles Dow (in 1896) with fellow journalist Edward Jones (fun fact, they also started the Wall Street Journal). Hence the index name Charles Dow and Edward Jones. It’s a 30-component index, or grouping of stocks, that’s kind of meant to be an indication of “how the market is doing“. This basket of stocks will cover stocks from all different industries from telecom, to industrials, to tech and finance, and it’s going to include some of the world’s most influential and established […]
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