U.S.-Stock Funds Seek Another ‘Up’ Year, but It Will Be Close

U.S.-Stock Funds Seek Another ‘Up’ Year, but It Will Be Close

Will stock funds, and the overall market, pull out a 2018 gain? That seemed iffy on Dec. 6 on the NYSE, as stocks declined again. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images Dec. 9, 2018 10:11 p.m. ET Not long ago, it seemed a given that mutual funds focused on U.S. stocks would easily chalk up another positive year. Maybe not as strong as last year’s 18.3% average total return, but still in the green. October’s market rout and the choppy trading since then has changed all that. Now it isn’t a given…

Should private investors ever buy direct equities?

Should private investors ever buy direct equities?

Six pitfalls to avoid when trading company stocks Following fashion Investing is cyclical, buying last year’s winners often means holding this year’s losers. Losing your balance You end up with too much exposure to an individual company or sector that has taken your fancy. Being over active If you chop and change your portfolio too often, dealing charges will eat up your gains. Running your losers Investors hate admitting mistakes and hold onto bad stocks hoping they will come good. Selling in a panic If you sell up when the…

US SEC Delays BTC ETF Decision Again, While Nasdaq Confirms 2019 BTC Futures Launch

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Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week US SEC Delays Bitcoin ETF Decisions, Changes Deadline to Late February The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has again postponed its decision regarding approval for a Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF) this week. According to a document released by the SEC,…

Crypto Week In Review: SEC Delays Bitcoin ETF Ruling, Coinbase Lists Four Altcoins

Crypto Week In Review: SEC Delays Bitcoin ETF Ruling, Coinbase Lists Four Altcoins

In a bear market-induced sense of panic, the crypto market at large has stopped responding to industry developments altogether, with the news of the past week coming in one ear, and out the other. Regardless, startups still seem hell-bent on bolstering this industry’s infrastructure. And, frankly, this unrelenting drive for innovation doesn’t come unwarranted. As once stated by Spencer Bogart of Blockchain Capital, the news of today will become “important building blocks” and the “kindling” for the next cryptocurrency bonfire. SEC Delays Bitcoin ETF Ruling To February 2019 Since Bitcoin’s earliest…

Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bear 3x Shares (DUST) Shares Sold by Flow Traders U.S. LLC

Flow Traders U.S. LLC lessened its stake in Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bear 3x Shares (NYSEARCA:DUST) by 71.5% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 37,529 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 94,279 shares during the quarter. Flow Traders U.S. LLC owned approximately 0.80% of Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bear 3x Shares worth $1,475,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the…