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Bitcoin

World's First Bitcoin IPO Sets Stage for More Bitcoin Stocks

The world's first Bitcoin IPO is on track to launch on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) in early December, paving the way for more Bitcoin stocks to go public in over the next few years.

The company is Melbourne-based Bitcoin Group. Right now Bitcoin Group runs a cryptocurrency arbitrage fund, but is planning to expand into Bitcoin mining if the IPO succeeds.

It’s one more big step toward the day when the major players of finance jump aboard the Bitcoin bandwagon…

Commodities

Saudi Move to Cut Oil Prices Is Now Russia's Biggest Economic Threat

Saudi Arabia has made headlines by cutting oil prices, not production. That move seems calculated to undercut the effect the United States has on global oil markets, even though that effect is indirect.

But make no mistake: Russia is the country that will suffer the most as oil prices drop.

Thanks to the Saudis, this could get ugly very quickly for Putin…

Currencies

How to Profit from a Stronger U.S. Dollar

The Fed plans to wind down its asset purchases this month, but Japan and the United Kingdom are still buying, full swing.

Meanwhile, the European Union is just looking to get started.

And, while the Fed is expected to begin raising rates next year, Europe and Japan recently pushed theirs below zero as deflation appears to be the bigger threat.

That's sent the U.S. dollar into a major run up, with the euro and yen on the losing side.

This adds up to a global currency conflict that's giving us a very rare, very lucrative opportunity right now...

Alibaba

Why These Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) Stock Price Targets Are Too Low

Last week, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Brean Capital, and UBS all initiated coverage of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) with "Buy" ratings and price targets of $112, $110, and $100 respectively.

And while those BABA stock price targets are bullish, they're all off the mark. Alibaba stock is headed much higher than that.

Here's how much higher the BABA stock price could go...

Earnings

McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) Stock Tumbles on Bleak Earnings; What to Expect Now

McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) stock was down 2% this morning (Tuesday) from yesterday's close after the company reported slipping earnings, revenue, and income in the third quarter.

MCD reported earnings per share (EPS) of $1.09 for the quarter. That missed analysts' estimates of $1.37. Last year, McDonald's had EPS of $1.52 in the third quarter.

After another dismal earnings report for the Golden Arches, here's how investors should play MCD stock...

Investing Tips

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