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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- BI PRIME: "When the history is written, cryptocurrencies will likely be described as one of the most brilliant scams in history," Elliott Management said.Wikimedia Elliott Management, a $34 billion hedge fund, told clients that cryptocurrencies would
Several strategists have recently recommended buying commodities. Their call has become more pertinent amid increasing signs of inflation.   Commodities can help as an inflation hedge, and their prices benefit from increased overall
There has been a shake-up at one of the billionaire Ken Griffin's stock-picking units. Rich Schimel, who headed Aptigon, a unit of the $27 billion hedge fund Citadel, and David Bonfili, formerly Aptigon's chief operating officer, have left, a spokesm
Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou is launching an investment platform called easyMoney. The first product will be an "Innovative ISA" allowing people to invest in peer-to-peer loans, backed by property, that easyMoney will write. easyMoney plans to launch mor
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is accused of taking a compromising photo of a woman without her consent and transmitted the image to a computer.St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department via Reuters Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is blaming his felony invasi
The battle between tech titan Vinod Khosla and California activists is heating up. This week, Khosla filed an appeal with the US Supreme Court to overturn a 2017 ruling that forced him to open public access to a California beach that surrounds his sh
Dropbox filed to go public on Friday, revealing CEO Drew Houston's salary for the first time.  Houston took home about $110 million in cash and stock in 2017. He stands to make a lot more, thanks to an incentive system tied to Dropbox's shar
Warren Buffett's annual letter to shareholders will be published around 7:45 a.m. ET on Saturday. The document draws huge interest in the financial world, even among those who don't have a stake in Berkshire Hathaway or its investments. Busi
Many are familiar with USAA investment management company as a storied financial planner that has helped out millions of people. Now, exchange traded fund investors can also benefit from the money manager’s years of experience as well. &amp
According to IDC, the global security and vulnerability management market grew 14.2% to $6 billion in 2016. Qualys revenue grew at a much faster rate of 20.3% to capture 10.1% of the market and... ___
The upstart U.S. shale industry has shaken the oil markets, pumping out record amounts of crude as prices have stabilized. Investors can also capture the growth in this nascent segment of the energy market through targeted exchange traded funds. For
The Silicon Valley billionaire secretly bankrolled lawsuits to put the publication out of business and it sounds like he had help.Getty Images A mysterious "Mr. A" allegedly inspired Peter Thiel to try and destroy news site Gawker. The Silicon Valley
First Trust Advisors has come out with its own artificial intelligence and robotics-related exchange traded fund to help investors gain exposure to the growth of innovative cutting-edge technology. First Trust recently launched the First Trust Nasdaq
As investors consider ways to adapt to a changing interest rate environment, a new breed of smart beta fixed-income exchange traded fund strategies may help limit risks. “We think this is particularly important for bond investors as they ne
Shares of Nordstrom spiked as much as 6% to more than $53 Friday after a Reuters report said management was finalizing plans to take the luxury retailer private before it releases earnings on March 1. The Nordstrom family, which owns 31.2% o
First Trust Advisors has come out with its own artificial intelligence and robotics-related exchange traded fund to help investors gain exposure to the growth of innovative cutting-edge technology. First Trust recently launched the First Trust Nasdaq
China has enacted financial reforms to help open up its markets to the global community, raising the exposure of Chinese equities in emerging market indices, but most exchange traded fund investors may still be underallocated to this market country.
South African equities and country-specific exchange traded fund maintained their momentum as new President Cyril Ramaphosa’ cabinet change up fuels hopes of political and economic changes ahead. The iShares MSCI South Africa ETF (NYSEArca:
Today we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the first exchange traded fund to hit U.S. markets. As we look back at how the S&P 500 ETF fundamentally changed the way many investors view the markets, we may also roughly outline what is in
Jessie Diggins made history in Pyeongchang earlier this week when she, along with team sprint freestyle partner Kikkan Randall, won the first Olympic gold medal for the U.S. in cross-country skiing. Diggins' come-from-behind win inspired some truly e
Many income investors do not always think of small-cap stocks and exchange traded funds as ideal dividend destinations. Some ETFs can convince investors otherwise, including the ProShares Russell 2000 Dividend Growers ETF (Cboe: SMDV). SMDV is a divi
Mark Newcomer, Chief Strategy Officer at Mirum, describeswhat venture capital firms are looking for when funding meaningful digital and physicalexperiences
By Doug Sandler, Chris Konstantinos & Rod Smyth,RiverFront Investment Group Our View: A Cyclical Upturn, Not a Secular Trend When you look past all the volatility-induced noise, we believe the fundamental driver of the February stock market c
The iShares MSCI South Africa ETF (NYSEArca: EZA) is up nearly 8% over the past week with the primary catalyst behind the exchange traded fund’s surge being the resignation of Jacob Zuma as president of one of Africa’s largest eco
Goldman Sachs has identified the companies and industries that have investors the most worried. The firm's methodology involves looking at the prices for three-month put contracts, which are used to hedge against moves to the downside. Sure, stocks h
Utilities stocks and sector-related exchange traded funds were among the best performers among U.S. equities Friday, likely advancing on retreating Treasury yields. On Friday, the Utilities Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLU) rose 2.3%, Vanguard Utili
Dropbox filed its S-1 on Friday, revealing ample information about who owns stakes in the $10 billion file sharing company.  Among its biggest shareholders are CEO Drew Houston and his co-founder Arash Ferdoswi. Perhaps more surprising thoug
The SPDR S&P Retail ETF (NYSEArca: XRT), the largest retail exchange traded fund, is up about 1% year-to-date although the fund was recently hampered by an earnings miss by Dow component Wal-Mart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Some market observers believe
Matt Hougan joined Bitwise Asset Management after a 15-year long career in the ETF industry. We caught up with him to chat about the maturation of cryptocurrencies as an asset class.  Matt Hougan, a 15-year veteran of the ETF industry, recen
IRS scam calls are a normal occurrence during tax season, unfortunately. Every year, the IRS warns taxpayers to beware of a long list of tax scams. The latest phone scam alleges there is "fraud and misconduct" associated with your taxes and urges you
Former Goldman Sachs investment bankers Kevin Glynn and David Nolan quit the company to launch a homecooked dog food delivery service. They were initially backed by two of their Goldman bosses. After raising 1 million in funding in October, last week
Select airlines have already begun implementing dynamic pricing structures on their websites.Universal Pictures According to Revenue management software company PROS, airlines may soon begin charging passengers different prices based on who
"The North Korean shipping industry is a primary means by which North Korea evades sanctions to fund its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs."US Treasury President Donald Trump's White House announced the largest single tranche of sanction
The Financial Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca:XLF), the largest exchange traded fund tracking the financial services sector, and rival financial services ETFs have been solid performers dating back to last year. For example, XLF is up 18% over the past
As income-minded investors become more knowledgeable about the investment space and look to control their risk exposure, some may turn to targeted speculative-grade bond exchange traded fund options to focus on specific segments of the high-yield, ju
Investors typically drift toward large-cap stocks in search of dividends, but some exchange traded funds prove other parts of the equity market are viable income-generating ideas, too. For mid-cap dividend hunters, the ProShares S&P MidCap 40
The Battle of Iwo Jima holds a special place in the history of the United States.Joe Rosenthal / AP The Battle of Iwo Jima holds a special place in the history of the United States. Remembered for the iconic photo that AP photographer Joe Ro
AdExchanger | Advertisers spent $1.55 billion on The Trade Desks platform in 2017, helping the DSP grow its annual revenue 52% to $308 million, the company disclosed in its Q4 2017 earnings report Thursday. Shares increased more than 10% during after