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Savings Accounts vs. CDs vs. Money Market Mutual Funds

If you’re saving money for a near-term goal — like buying a house, taking a trip, or building an emergency fund — the priority should be keeping the money safe. The last thing you want to do is invest it in something risky, only to find that the money isn’t there when you need. But it’s […]

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Hive Criticizes Norwegian Government Amid Concession Cuts to Miners

Hive Blockchain Technologies has published an update regarding the company’s response to the Norwegian Parliament’s recent approval of a legislative bill that will restrict cryptocurrency miners from accessing the tax relief on electricity consumption available to other power-intensive industries. The release criticizes the government’s “unilateral” move to suspend the subsidy without consulting with representatives of […]

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The Cashaccount.info Platform Tethers Names to Bitcoin Cash Addresses

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) proponent and developer, Jonathan Silverblood announced a new identification system he developed that ties a custom human-readable alias to payment information. Silverblood has launched a beta version of the platform Cashaccount.info so visitors can test out the platform’s functionality and give the developer feedback. On the 10-year anniversary of the Bitcoin Genesis block, […]

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Asset Class Returns by ETF, 2018 Year-End Review

Another one in the books! I don’t track the market daily as I think the discussion is full of noise and after-the-fact justifications. I check my portfolio quarterly to see where to reinvest dividends. At the end of the year, I like to record the annual returns for select asset classes as benchmarked by passive […]

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Japan’s DMM Exiting Crypto Mining Business

Japanese e-commerce giant DMM.com is reportedly exiting the cryptocurrency mining business due to “deteriorating profitability,” local media reported. This news follows an announcement by another major Japanese company, GMO Internet, that it will no longer manufacture and sell mining machines, citing similar reasons. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations […]

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Pump and Dumps Are the Final Indignity for Dying Coins

You can tell an altcoin is close to death when its price soars. That may sound like a contradiction in terms, but that’s what can happen to crypto assets when they’re in the throes of death. With low liquidity and thin volume, exchange-listed altcoins are prey to manipulators who will send them skyward one final […]

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Dogs Of The Dow A Winning Strategy In 2018

With the 2018 investing year now closed, one strategy that turned out to be a winning one was the Dogs of the Dow strategy. The Dogs of the Dow strategy is one where investors select the ten stocks that have the highest dividend yield from the stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJIA) […]

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Federal Tax Changes Kick In As 2019 Begins

OTTAWA — The new year brings with it tax changes at the federal level that will affect just about every Canadian, as well as small businesses. One of the first changes workers will see is an increase in Canada Pension Plan premiums coming off their paycheques — the first of five years of hikes to […]

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How Institutional Investors Are Changing the Cryptocurrency Market

Institutional investors trading cryptocurrency gained ground in 2018, with a number of high profile players edging in and taking a seat at the table. Increased interest from larger investors may have played a part in supporting digital assets as well as distorting the market.  Also Read: KPMG: Institutional Investment Key to Cryptoassets Growth Will Crypto Markets […]

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Finding the Purpose of Financial Success

For many people, the start of a new year signals an opportunity to start again. The turning of a calendar page, exposing an unblemished run of 365 days, feels like fresh opportunity. It’s not full of the mistakes of the past year; rather, it’s a new opportunity to begin again on whatever that journey may […]