Dow Futures Explode Higher as Hong Kong Bows to Protestors – CCN Markets

In a move to appease protesters, Hong Kong is reportedly set to formally withdraw the China Extraditions Bill. Hong Kong shares spiked after the news. | Source: Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) futures climbed 200 points higher in early trading Wednesday. Optimism returned to the market as Hong Kong …

Dow Spikes as Trump Teases New ‘Economy Boosting’ Tax Cut – CCN Markets

The Dow raced toward a third straight triple-digit rally while Trump did his best to boost stock market appetites by teasing a new tax cut. | Source: AFP PHOTO / Brendan SMIALOWSKI The Dow strung together its third straight triple-digit advance on Friday, seeking to end the week with a bang after President Trump teased …

Leftist Fortnite Gamer Gets Twitch Ban for Saying ‘America Deserved 9/11’

Left-wing Fortnite streamer HasanAbi has received a ban for saying the US “deserved” 9/11 in a now-deleted Twitch stream. | Source: Hasan Piker/Facebook (i), Epic Games (ii). Image Edited by CCN. By CCN Markets: Hasan “HasanAbi” Piker – a one-time Fortnite streamer with over 120,000 subscribers on Twitch – found himself on the wrong end …

Trump Adviser Invokes 9/11 to Explain Bitcoin Threat

Mike Pompeo, Donald Trump’s secretary of state, invoked 9/11 to explain the gravity of the threat that bitcoin presents to national security. | Source: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster By CCN Markets: When Trump adviser Mike Pompeo addressed crypto regulation during a Tuesday morning interview, he claimed that he didn’t want to start a “viral moment.” However, …

Ron Paul Fights for Bitcoin After Fed’s Payments System Threatens Crypto

Ron Paul is leveraging anti-Fed sentiment to try and protect cryptocurrencies from a new government real-time payment system called FedNow. | Source: Kirkpatrick/Getty Images/AFP By CCN Markets: Donald Trump might be the most prominent Fed hater, but Ron Paul is the original. The crypto-loving former Senator from Texas has chosen this moment of wild volatility …

Dow Rallies 100 Points After Trump and Pelosi Avert Govt Shutdown

The Dow extended its recovery on Tuesday after the Trump administration struck a deal with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to raise the debt ceiling and avert another market-crippling government shutdown. Dow Mounts Triple-Digit Advance All three primary stock market indices bounced during the morning session. The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged more than 100 points …

The Best Crypto Industry Reaction to Trump’s Bitcoin-Bashing Tweet

Donald Trump weighed in on bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, predictably on Twitter, last week. It wasn’t very positive, to say the least. Trump said he’s “not a fan” of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. Then he listed the typical objections people like Paul Krugman and Nouriel Roubini have made. Trump also took a shot at Libra, Facebook’s disruptive …

Study Exposes How Russia, Iran, & China Are Weaponizing Crypto

It’s no secret that foes of the United States – including Venezuela, Iran, Russia, and China – are experimenting with cryptocurrency technology as they seek to render their economies immune to crippling US sanctions. However, a new study from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) exposes the lengths to which these rogue nations are …

Bullish S&P 500 Index Signals Likely Trump 2020 Victory

Up almost 50 percent since his election and recently hitting fresh all-time highs, the S&P 500 index could be signaling expectations Trump may be reelected. Stock Market Suggests Investor Confidence The economy under Trump has shown few signs of slowing down. The economy gained 224,000 jobs in June, according to a monthly employment report released …