Stock futures rise slightly as investors weigh cross currents of latest earnings

Scott Eells | Bloomberg | Getty Images Stock futures ticked higher Wednesday night as investors responded to a weak outlook from retail chain Target early in the day, and results from Nvidia and Cisco that landed after the market closed. Investors are also anticipating more than half a dozen speakers from the Federal Reserve talking … Read more

FTX users may be cashing of bankrupt crypto exchange through a Bahamas loophole

Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO of cryptocurrency exchange FTX, at the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami, Florida, on June 5, 2021. Eva Marie Uzcategui | Bloomberg | Getty Images Some FTX users appear to have found a way to move money off of the exchange through a back door in the Bahamas. Analysis by data firm Argus … Read more

Dow closes more than 600 points lower after indecisive midterms, crypto selloff

Stocks were lower on Wednesday — following recent market gains — as results of the midterm elections provided no clear answers about who would control Congress yet. A crypto selloff also weighed on markets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 646.89 points, or about 1.95%, to 32,513.94. The decline was led by Disney, which fell … Read more

Stock futures rise slightly following relief rally to begin October

Stock futures went up slightly following a broad rally on the first trading day of October – a sharp turn from September, which brought the worst month since March 2020 for the the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500. Futures tied to the S&P 500 increased 0.12%. Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.21%. … Read more

Turning point for Bitcoin? Where crypto goes from here

It’s been a strenuous year for the crypto business. After hitting a high of more than $68,000 in November 2021, bitcoin has plunged to hover around $20,000. But for long-term ETF investors, some experts advise to take crypto’s comedown in stride. “If you’re going to do this right, then what’s been happening in the past … Read more

Latest news from Russia and the war in Ukraine

Estonia aims to train Ukrainian troops through new program Commander of the Estonian first infantry brigade Colonel Andrus Merilo, takes part in a major drill as part of the EFP NATO operation at the Tapa Estonian army camp near Rakvere, on February 6, 2022. ALAIN JOCARD/AFP via Getty Images Estonia’s Minister of Defense said that … Read more

Nasdaq falls for third straight day as chip stocks weigh on market

Traders work on the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, August 8, 2022. Andrew Kelly | Reuters Stocks fell on Tuesday as investors navigated a batch of disappointing company reports ahead of a key inflation reading. The S&P 500 fell 0.6%, while the Nasdaq Composite dropped 1.5%. The Dow … Read more

20% returns over in CeFi, DeFi lives on

PARIS — Celsius and Voyager Digital were once two of the biggest names in the crypto lending space, because they offered retail investors outrageous annual returns, sometimes approaching 20%. Now, both are bankrupt, as a crash in token prices — coupled with an erosion of liquidity following a series of rate hikes by the Federal … Read more

How the fall of Celsius dragged down crypto investors

Celsius filing for bankruptcy this week surprised virtually no one. Once a platform freezes customer assets, it’s typically all over. But just because the fall of this embattled crypto lender didn’t come as a shock, it doesn’t mean it wasn’t a really big deal for the industry. In October 2021, CEO Alex Mashinsky said the … Read more

Latest Russia news and the war in Ukraine

Putin expands fast-track Russian citizenship to all Ukraine A local resident walks past a Ukrainian rescuer working outside a building partially destroyed after a Russian missile strike in Kharkiv on July 11, 2022, amid Russia’s military invasion launched on Ukraine. Sergey Bobok | AFP | Getty Images As Russian missiles struck a key Ukrainian city, … Read more