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Election

Donald Trump Missed a Loophole in His Plan to Pay for a Wall

In just about every campaign speech, Donald Trump promises to build a wall on the Mexican border – and he has a plan to make Mexico pay for it.

Mexican officials have reacted angrily and even made some counter threats. But so far Mexico hasn't mentioned the one countermeasure that would stop Trump's plan cold.

Even a President Trump would be powerless to stop this...

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Why the Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF Is Sitting in Limbo

It's been nearly three years since the first SEC filing for the Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF, and we're still waiting for the fund to go live.

Investors are getting impatient, but it looks like they're going to have to wait a while longer. You see, the SEC has its hands full as it considers approval of the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust.

Here's why the SEC is being very, very careful with this...

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Why the Bitcoin Price Is Surging in Spite of the "Obits"

The Bitcoin price has doubled over the past year, and is up a solid 12% in April, despite an army of critics that continue to declare the digital currency dead.

Meanwhile the Bitcoin ecosystem continues to grow and thrive. What the critics can't see (or refuse to see) is that the price of Bitcoin has several powerful catalysts working on it right now.

Here's why the Bitcoin price is destined to rise much, much higher...

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New Bitcoin Price Prediction by Needham Puts Value at $655

Another Wall Street firm has made an eye-popping Bitcoin price prediction.

This time it's Needham & Company, which has issued a report that says the Bitcoin price should be $655, about 57% higher than the current price.

Better still, Needham sees demand for Bitcoin rising over the next four years.

And it came up with this surprisingly high Bitcoin price prediction for 2020...

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New Cryptocurrency Ethereum Won't Kill Bitcoin – and Was Never Meant To

The rapid rise of a new cryptocurrency called Ethereum has fueled speculation that the incumbent Bitcoin now has a rival with the potential to sweep it aside.

It’s true that the price of Ethereum has soared more than 1,000%. And it’s already been adopted by such giants as Microsoft, IBM, and JPMorgan.

But the idea that the two are rivals is a misconception fanned by the media.

Here's why they're wrong...

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Why the Price of Bitcoin Has Stumbled

The price of Bitcoin took a tumble over the past week as concerns about a lingering issue again became too obvious to ignore.

The Bitcoin price fell about 9% in the five days following Feb. 29, when delayed bitcoin transactions revived fears that its network had reached capacity.

The exasperating thing is that last week's network hiccup didn't have to happen.

You won't believe why it did...

Technology

What Is Fintech?

Lately a lot of investors are asking, "What is fintech?"

It's a term that's popping up more and more in the financial media, and for good reason. Fintech, which is a compressed version of the term "financial technology," has become a shorthand for how digital technology has begun to disrupt the world of banking and finance.

To find out more about the state of fintech today, take a look at this detailed infographic...

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How Bitcoin Could Deliver 344% Gains – Again and Again

Bitcoin is a lot more than a digital currency. It's one of the most fascinating and disruptive products available to you today.

Bitcoin is decentralized, so it's immune to interference from the world's central banks and highly resistant to politics. It's secure, too, using robust cryptography to maintain security and anonymity and, paradoxically, total transparency.

That decentralization, along with its limited supply, give Bitcoin a built-in value – and a mighty high one, at that. There will only ever be 21 million Bitcoin in existence, a milestone we're expected to hit in the year 2140. Unlike dollars or euro, bankers can't just print more to devalue it.

On the other side of the equation, demand for Bitcoin is surging with a momentum all its own. You see, it's become a bona fide asset class: Bitcoin owners can spend it in more places, on everything from a ride to space on Virgin Galactic to a pepperoni pizza. There are Bitcoin stocks, exchange-traded funds, and even derivatives available to investors, too, as you'll see shortly.

But what's even more exciting is the profit potential, both in Bitcoin and the "blockchain" technology that makes it work securely, for investors who play it correctly.

So I jumped at the chance to sit down with Dave Zeiler, a former Bitcoin "miner" and recognized expert. Miners are expert insiders, the closest Bitcoin will ever come to having bankers. They help oversee and execute the truly massive number-crunching needed to generate Bitcoin in very small increments – up to that 21 million mark, of course.

Now, Bitcoin owners have already seen gains of more than 1,000% - several times, in fact. But as you'll have the chance to see, that's just a bit of what's in store...

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Why the Bitcoin Price Is Falling Today

The Bitcoin price plunged as much as 11% today (Friday) as the market reacted to a blog post by a former Bitcoin developer that said the digital currency had "failed."

The news sent the price of Bitcoin skidding below $400 from about $432 the day before. But a closer look at this Bitcoin news reveals that it's not the catastrophe it appears.

Here's what happened - and why it won't keep the Bitcoin price down for long...

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The Bitcoin Price History Charts Every Investor Needs to See

The last two years of Bitcoin price history have a story to tell.

You see, Bitcoin was the best-performing asset in the world in 2015 – and by a long shot. The price of Bitcoin rose 35%, easily beating the next best asset, real estate investment trusts (REITS), which rose just 2.8%.

And apart from stifling Bitcoin's skeptics, this stunning reversal offers these key lessons about investing in general...