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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...


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...