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How the Fed Interest Rate Hike Will Boost the Dow Jones Today

Investors are expecting an increase in the Dow Jones today as the Fed meets to decide on whether it will raise interest rates for the third time in 2017.

Dow futures are up 29 points this morning as investors prepare for the start of the December meeting of the Fed Open Market Committee.

Here's a look at today's most important market events and stocks, plus a look at today's economic calendar...


Initial Coin Offerings Nearing a Breakthrough with tZero Exchange

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) have a new exchange to trade on, and it's one with a vital distinction. It's fully compliant with U.S. securities regulations.

This exchange, called tZero, is what's known as an "alternative trading system". It's been under construction for three years under the wing of Patrick Byrne's Overstock.com.

The tZero exchange was built to trade digitized version of stocks, but the ICO phenomenon gave it a new mission.

Here's why the tZero platform is such a game changer...


Litecoin Prices Today Slightly Up as White House Throws Support Behind Blockchain

Litecoin prices today were ticking slightly up after positive comments came from the White House about blockchain technology.

Digital currencies are getting more mainstream, and the White House said it recognizes the usefulness of the technology behind crypto.

Here's everything else that happened today...


The First Bitcoin Stock Is Likely to Be This Front-Runner

It's becoming increasingly clear that Coinbase will be the first Bitcoin stock.

The cryptocurrency wallet and exchange company recently landed $100 million in Series D venture capital. That brings the total invested in Coinbase to $217.2 million – the most of any Bitcoin startup.

But that's not the only reason Coinbase is a near-lock to become the first Bitcoin IPO.

Here's why the company is almost certain to go public within the next couple of years...


Why the Bitcoin Price Is Rising

With the Bitcoin price up more than 18% in the past month, a lot of people are wondering what's behind the steep rise.

It's a complicated answer, but know that multiple catalysts have converged to drive the price of Bitcoin up. And this isn't just recently. Bitcoin is 67% higher since the beginning of the year.

Here's why the Bitcoin price is rising now...