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If the market’s ‘free pass’ is over, news must be more than just ‘less bad’ for rally to resume

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Has Wall Street’s free pass expired?

That’s one way to interpret last week’s sharp setback in stocks, which punctuated a powerful rally built during a period when expectations for the economy were minimal and the pessimistic arguments on a Covid second wave, fiscal-policy shortfalls and electoral politics could not soon be proven.

This free pass allowed investors to rebuild equity exposure rapidly from depressed levels without needing much more than “less bad” news and revived credit markets.

Last week, though, the Federal Reserve’s cautious longer-term outlook on the economy and a steady rise in Covid cases in several hot-weather “reopened” states served as plausible excuses for Thursday’s near-6% selloff in the S&P 500 and jump in the CBOE Volatility Index.

While the threshold for re-imposing stay-at-home orders appears quite high in most of the country and is not favored in public-opinion polls, the climb in coronavirus hospitalizations has complicated the belief feeding into share prices that momentum toward a swift, smooth and strong reopening process was irresistible.

There has not yet been a reported surge in infections two weeks after mass protests began in many U.S. cities, which is certainly a plus. But the persistent rise in cases forced investors to ask tougher questions about how forceful the travel and consumer comeback will be this summer and into the fall.

Covid, fiscal flux and the election

The Fed’s message of a long trudge out of a deep economic hole comes just over six weeks before extended unemployment benefits are set to expire, and movement toward another federal fiscal support package has flagged. The stock market has behaved at times as if it sees existing fiscal help to be enough to bridge consumers through the worst of this downturn, but this notion hasn’t been tested.

 As for the election prospects, it’s tough to tease out how much a swing factor the they are on stocks just yet.

Stifel strategist Barry Bannister last week cut his S&P 500 target to 3100 in December from an August target of 3250, in part in response to Democrat Joe Biden’s recent rise in the polls and betting markets. More fully, the move comes in light of the following: “(1) Shifting 2020 election trends may threaten the 2017 corporate tax cuts and deregulatory environment, (2) While the Fed pledged Jun-10 to continue the current easing the Fed did not increase the pace of easing, which is an incremental tightening, and (3) a double-dip recession is possible if media and government continue to portray the SARS-Cov2 virus as a modern-day plague in a spectacle that we believe has become politicized.”

It’s worth noting that the S&P 500 kept climbing for weeks along with Biden’s poll tally until a few days ago. And the market often doesn’t always quite know what it ultimately will want out of an election. In 2016, stocks tended to rally along with Hillary Clinton’s prospects, then of course took flight following President Trump’s win. The S&P had a nasty pullback shortly after President Obama’s 2012 re-election and then went on to have one of its best years ever in 2013.

Still, Wall Street can reliably be trusted to begin fixating on “election risks” every fourth summer, so perhaps they will act as a restraint or a prompt for some volatility in the months to come.

Or tape just stretched?

Of course, none of these overhanging issues – Covid, fiscal flux and the campaign – are in themselves new or particularly surprising. Perhaps the market’s sudden switchback, with these stories in focus, said more about the indexes having become overheated, as noted here last week, as the tape stretched to a tenuous overbought state and trader sentiment grew aggressively optimistic.

The S&P’s 5.9% drop Thursday and slight, tentative Friday bounce came with a ramp in the VIX above 40 again, puncturing the rally’s air of imperturbability, while helpfully draining away some of the frothy overconfidence of short-term traders.

The gut check also came as the best-ever 11-week rally was about due to backslide or at least flatten out. This chart from SunTrust’s Keith Lerner plots the rebound rally against other recoveries from important market bottoms in history, suggesting it needs time to settle back and consolidate the gains, at minimum.

There’s no doubt the rapid retreat and even more extreme swings in subsegments of the market – the Russell 100 Value index fell 10% Tuesday to Thursday – might have touched off a choppier market phase as the news flow seems a bit less “heads I win, tails you lose” for the bulls.

Still, the pullback is so far well within the routine zone, and Friday the S&P absorbed a midday selling squall that briefly took it negative only to recoup a quarter of Thursday’s loss. Several extraordinary technical readings of the breadth, persistence and magnitude of the rally in recent weeks won the bulls some credibility not fully depleted by the steep one-day sell-off.

Those rare technical readings placed the rally among only a handful of historical rebounds off key market lows, with unusually positive implications for returns in the months ahead – though not necessarily in the short term.

The S&P, after shedding about a fifth of the total gain from the March 23 low, has made the push higher in June appear an upside overshoot, and is now hashing around its 200-day average. With another 3% drop would be testing the breakout from the month-long range three weeks ago, and no doubt further declines would be shadowed by enough cautionary headlines on Covid or the economy’s very real challenges to make them feel ominous. 

The VIX’s brief foray above 40, extreme bouts of style rotation, fervid speculation in volatile retail-centric stocks, the drop in Treasury yields back into their springtime range and a backup in credit spreads all should leave investors on guard for a possible change in market character.

This could involve further tests of the vaunted resilience this market displayed for months, while investors were proudly carrying that free pass whose expiration date is not clearly marked.

Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/13/if-the-markets-free-pass-is-over-news-must-be-more-than-just-less-bad-for-rally-to-resume.html

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New method of investment: Copy trading, or copy trading as it was originally called

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These are busy days for those who have a certain level of savings in the economy. Because already sharp movements occur in the Turkish lira because of their very high rates of investment to translate the uncertainties in Turkey in recent times with a certain amount of savings. This enables people to turn to different investment methods.

If you are looking for a dynamic investment method and still do not know where to start, we will have a profitable suggestion for you. A type of investment, originally called “Forex copy trading”, and another name that can be translated as copy investment in Turkish is social investment. It can be a good entry-level choice for those who do not know exactly how and how to invest in investment vehicles.

The basic logic of copy trading is to imitate the investments of successful investors in the exchange you want to enter. It’s that simple. Anyway, the name of this investment concept is therefore determined as copy investment.

According to one of the studies conducted in recent years, this type of investment is increasingly taking up a place in the market. The copy investment market will reach an amount of € 70 billion by the end of 2025, according to researches.

To start copy trading, the first thing to do is to choose a reliable and profitable investment platform. At this point, the next step in choosing a reliable investment platform is  Forex Copy Trading

that is, to be able to follow reliable investors for copy investment. Therefore, the choice of platform is very important at this point.

A Close Look at Copy Investment

In short, it is important that copy investment or social investment platforms allow experienced investors to copy their investments directly. Here, when you find such an investment exchange, the investment made in this way is also called “auto investment” because you invest your own account directly into the account of the experienced investor.

You can invest in the form of copy investment in the BIST 100, crypto money exchanges and even foreign exchanges. It is a method that can be followed even for foreign currency deposits. However, it will require serious research at the stage of determining the investors you will follow in the first place.

How Exactly to Invest in Copy?

In fact, there are two popular ways to do this.

Following the Investors’ Strategies One to One

Whichever exchange you are investing in, you can learn the investments made by the really experienced names of that stock exchange with a good research and make these investments one by one.

Benefits:

Simple System: The investment you will make in this way will be a very simple and easy-to-use investment type. This is the reason why it is called auto investment as a type of investment that you can directly imitate the investments of expert investors in the field.

Flexibility: You can follow this type of investment from any digital device. It is a very flexible method as you will do the same no matter where you are, as soon as you hear about the direct investment of the person you follow, as there is no subject to think about.

Choosing a strategy is very easy: All you have to do is find the best in the field with the right research. Once you find it, it will be very easy to determine your strategy.

Transaction Fees: Most successful traders will charge you a certain fee to return their investments. These fee claims create an additional cost. However, you can manage your funds with the confidence that there will be no additional fees or expenses for the investment.

Let others follow your investment. For this, create an investment strategy.

Here you will be the one followed. Of course, this has certain advantages and disadvantages.

Your strategies will directly affect the market: Since you will be the person who will determine the strategy, whatever strategy you follow, the strategy you will follow will be a strategy that will affect the market completely.

You will also get the reward for your labor outside of profits: In this way, you will have to spend all your work on this work. However, you will get more than your followers for your efforts.

You will set the rules of the game: However, doing these operations will require both very serious experience and serious work.

Of course, it would be useful for you to carefully investigate whether there is a method to follow completely. However, it is possible to say that you can carry out such transactions with peace of mind with detailed analysis on the leading quality investment and stock exchange platforms such as AMarkets.

 

 

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Ethereum Price Smashed $2000, $3000 Incoming At Lightning Speed!

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Ethereum Price (ETH) May Hit $10,000 This Cycle!

The Ethereum price that is known to maintain a stable price movement, finally broke the previous ATH to form a new one. It took more than a months time to regain its lost position above $2000, yet sustained successfully. 

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The price took more time than expected to break the $2000 barrier, yet $3000 may be approaching at rocket speed. As predicted by founder of Gokhstein Media, David Gokhstein, the next stop for the ETH price is around $3,900. 

With the continued bullish trend and intensified rally, the price is expected to surge to the highest levels. According to an analyst and Crypto Youtuber, Young and Investing, the Ethereum price may hit $10,000 within the current bull run.

With the accelerated bull run, many analysts believe Ethereum could lead the market instead of Bitcoin too. Therefore providing a huge opportunity for the altcoins to boom within the ETH bull rally. 

Is Altcoin-Season On the Cards?

Many altcoins normally pop-up with the surge in the price of the second dominant crypto Ethereum. Currently, ETH price is trading around its new all time high around $2152 and expected to fly high. Therefore, many small cap altcoins are expected to rise from ashes and pump more than 50x or even 100x also.

Many analysts believe the Altcoin Season of 2021 is on the way and is expected to be the greatest season ever. According to a popular analyst, XRPcryptowolf, the season will reach its peak during the summer.

Moreover, the coins which are believed to be dead or not performing are also expected to rise. One of the analysts, MC also has given a brief idea on which all coins might pump in the current AltSeason.

Collectively, the breakout of Ethereum price has led to initialization of the most awaited AltSeason of 2021. The ETH price rally is expected to intensify in the coming days, that might smash $10,000 soon.

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Source: https://coinpedia.org/ethereum/ethereum-price-to-surge-to-3000-soon/

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Lark Davis Addresses 3 Most Common Criticisms Tagged With Cardano

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Popular New Zealand-based crypto analyst Lark Davis pointed out the three criticisms faced by the Cardano project

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Cardano Is Overvalued

He says that Cardano’s biggest use case right now is staking. The current price of Cardano is based on speculation rather than real demand for the token based on usefulness and need among developers and users.

Right now, the basic economics that will drive future demand are simply not there. Also there’s nothing wrong or unusual about this. This is a fairly normal occurrence. We see that a lot with various assets, where the price of an asset can rise far higher than its value should be based on where it is now simply because of strong support from the market and it’s future predictions.

Even if cardano’s price is overvalued right now does not really mean that it will plunge or go down in the near future. Davis says that in such situations the opposite is likely to happen. The higher the market cap, the more serious an investment it is in the eyes of many investors, which makes the market cap go even higher and become even more serious.

Also Read : Top reasons why Cardano(ADA) Price is Poised For Massive Surge!

Nothing Is Built on Cardano

According to Lark Davis this statement is not technically true as he feels that few things are built on cardano but it lacks an ecosystem. He also states that it’s an incredibly dishonest critique of Cardano in his opinion because it is hard to have an ecosystem when there’s no smart contract functionality.

“Smart contracts are coming. The testnet is due in late April. Smart contracts are then scheduled to come on the mainnet around August… I think we’ll have at least a few dozen applications by Q1 of next year.“

Cardano Is Too Slow in Its Development

Davis says it’s fair to hope Cardano’s speed of development to pick up pace, especially considering the moderately fast rise of other projects with robust and successful ecosystems such as Elrond (EGLD) and Avalanche (AVAX).

Luckily cardano has a growing community and enthusiastic users who are willing to support the smart contracts from the day one of it’s launch. With such an optimistic community if cardano promises to deliver an ecosystem that mints people money, then it’s obvious for users and developers to eventually join this massive ADA community.

“I personally think that Cardano will prove the haters wrong this year, and that they will deliver a powerful and interesting blockchain that will become a big part of the cryptocurrency ecosystem…“

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Source: https://coinpedia.org/altcoin/criticisms-tagged-with-cardano/

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CHZ Price | Chiliz Price Surged 650% in March, What’s Next for the Coin?

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The pseudonymous head of Coin Bureau who goes by the name guy, predicts that this coin has the potential to attract many users into the crypto space.

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Chiliz price has skyrocketed last month by 650% in value, making it a very important month for the cryptocurrency. In the last week, however, a pattern reversal occurred, with CHZ being overwhelmingly denominated by sellers. Things are shifting, though, as CHZ price rises once more. 

Read more : Chiliz Price Rose Like a Monster, Is It the Start of a ‘Low Cap Season’?

Chiliz is a cryptocurrency that can be used on sports and entertainment sites. Chiliz can be used like any other digital currency, but it is most commonly used on Socios.com, a website where investors and fans can use CHZ to receive exclusive rewards from their favourite teams. Special behind-the-scenes access and voting rights are among the perks.

It is worth noting that CHZ has established partnerships with top football clubs spread across the world, including FC Barcelona, AC Milan, and Juventus.

Guy says that,

“Have you been searching for that killer app that has the potential to open the floodgates and bring hundreds and millions of people into crypto? That elusive unicorn would likely be valued at a pretty penny, which means if you got into it at the right time, you could post some truly insane gains. What if that project combined NFTs, sports, and crypto? That’s the type of rocket fuel that could send it to the stratosphere… That would be Chiliz.”

I really like Chiliz as a project, the concept, and how they’re seemingly paving the way for unique digital sports memorabilia with NFTs in real-time. I also really love the idea of attaching tangible team-related perks to NFTs. That way, they have tangible real-world value and this should drive future demand.”

As of the time of publication, Chiliz price was $0.511948, with a 24-hour trading volume of $930,154,829. CHZ price also went up 1.5% over the last 24 hours. Besides, it has a circulating supply of 5.3 billion CHZ coins and a max supply of 8.89 billion.

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Source: https://coinpedia.org/altcoin/chz-price-chiliz-price-sentiments/

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