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The Dow Jones Industrial Average Slides on Apple’s Coronavirus Announcement

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is pointing down after Apple Inc. warned about the ongoing spread of the coronavirus across China.

The tech giant downwardly revised its quarterly revenue forecast, citing weak Chinese demand and stalled production of its top gadgets.

More on this story below. Plus, see what else is moving the Dow Jones today…

More on this story below. Plus, see what else is moving the Dow Jones today...

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Why the Dow Jones Industrial Average's Winning Streak Is In Jeopardy Today

The Dow Jones Industrial Average could see its winning streak end as optimism over a trade deal with China fades.

The Dow Jones futures project a 63-point slide in premarket hours as the U.S. and China reach a standstill over technology transfers and cybersecurity threats.

But an earnings beat this morning is propelling this global retailer higher, and that could be enough to keep markets in the green...


21 Billion Reasons Why Blockchain Investors Have a Great Year Ahead of Them

I hope you had the chance to catch my recent interview with legendary investor Frank Holmes. We talked about the need for investors to look beyond struggling cryptocurrencies to understand the enormous potential of the blockchain – the technology "underneath" that makes crypto work. 

What kind of potential? Well, I believe – conservatively – that the technology could impact some $8 trillion in global transactions

See, the world's total GDP runs at around $80 trillion a year. And blockchain tech could eventually underpin all of that buying and selling.

But I'm only assuming blockchain grabs a 10% market share of systems that have been archaic and outdated for years now.

Here's the thing. As amazing as it sounds, trillions of dollars in trade each year still relies on rickety, less-than-totally-secure computer networks and, in some cases, even paper contracts!

Thanks in part to blockchain technology, that's all about to change. In a big way.

That's why today, I want to show you four industries where blockchain technology could add security and transparency – and greatly reduce business costs.

To be clear: I think this could boost bottom lines to the tune of $21 billion in 2019 alone – another conservative estimate – for the innovative firms using this technology.

This is the kind of "strategic info" that could make you look smart at your office Christmas party or next family gathering.

Better yet, put it to use wisely, and it could help you pinpoint your next few triple-digit winners – and that'll be even more fun to share with friends and family.

So check it out...

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Dow Jones News Today: Index Flat as Investors Eye Q4 GDP Report, Higher Oil Prices

The Dow Jones news today is highlighted by a new round of earnings reports and updates on the global energy front.

On Wednesday, the markets were stagnant after the United Kingdom invoked Article 50 to officially began the process of withdrawing from the European Union.

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