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How AI Will Invade Every Corner of Wall Street
4 days ago by Bloomberg

Machine learning, with its prowess in producing insights from data, is poised to have a hand in 99 percent of investing, CEO says.

Trading Psychology Challenges - 8: Complacency and Overconfidence
4 days ago by Brett Steenbarger, Ph.D. @ TraderFeed

Unless you as a trader operate with a consistently high hit rate on your trades--far and away the exception in directional trading--then you're likely to experience sequences of winning and losing periods simply as a chance occurrence.  The noisiness of markets, which means the presence of flows from different participants at different times, ensures that ...

Learn to avoid price targets to explode your equity
6 days ago by Michael Martin @ MartinKronicle

Subverting your ego is good for your trading. Price targets cut your profits at the exact moment you should be either adding to your winners or just letting them run. Let the market tell you when the move is over.  Price targets are about predicting the future and human beings are horrible at prediction at best. Read Expert Political Judgment by Phil Tetlock […]

Steam Drops Bitcoin, Citing Volatility And High Fees
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PC gaming platform Steam no longer accepts Bitcoin as a payment method, Valve announced today. The company said it won't accept the cryptocurrency any longer due to "high fees and volatility" in its value. Regarding the fees, Valve pointed out that the transaction fee charged to the customer using Bitcoin rose from 20 cents when Valve started accepting it to almost $20 today. Valve doesn't control these fees, but the company is unpleased with the situation it puts its users in. Regarding the volatility (Bitcoin stands at around $13,000 USD today but it fluctuates significantly and often), Valve said this is problematic in part because Bitcoin's value is only guaranteed for a set period of time. "So if the transaction doesn't complete within that window of time, then the amount of Bitcoin needed to cover the transaction can change. The amount it can change has been increasing recently to a point where it can be significantly different," Valve said.

The truth your equity curve reveals about your trading process
7 days ago by Michael Martin @ MartinKronicle

What is the trajectory of your trading performance? . Your Equity Curve shows you the efficacy of your process and trading rules. What does it tell you if you are afraid to create one? Not worth your time? My guess is that the truth might be hard to acknowledge and we can bullshit ourselves to eternity.

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Wednesday: FOMC Announcement, CPI
about 2 hours ago by Bill McBride @ Calculated Risk

Wednesday:• At 7:00 AM ET, The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index.• At 8:30 AM, The Consumer Price Index for November from the BLS. The consensus is for a 0.4% increase in CPI, and a 0.2% increase in core CPI.• At 2:00 PM, FOMC Meeting Announcement. The FOMC is expected to increase the Fed Funds rate 25 bps at this meeting.• Also at 2:00 PM, FOMC Forecasts This will include the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) participants' projections of the appropriate target federal funds rate along with the quarterly economic projections. • At 2:30 PM, Fed Chair Janet Yellen holds a press briefing following the FOMC announcement.

First Look At Camposol's $345 Million IPO
about 2 hours ago by SA IPO Analysis

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Today's Editors' Picks: Bitcoin Futures A Blessing Or Curse?
about 2 hours ago by SA Editor's Picks

8 Stocks Moving In Tuesday's After-Hours Session
about 3 hours ago by Brett Hershman @ Benzinga

Gainers Streamline Health Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: STRM) shares are up 11 percent after reporting a third quarter sales beat. Revenues came in at $6.399 million, beating estimates by $129,000. read more

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20 Fast Facts About Bitcoin
about 3 hours ago by Steve @ New Trader U

Bitcoin possesses the same characteristics as money: durability, portability. acceptability, limited supply, divisibility, and uniformity. There is no commonly accepted physical coin that represents Bitcoin. Bitcoins can be converted to other currencies. No one person controls Bitcoin it exits on a Blockchain. Bitcoins are kept in software wallets. The maximum amount of Bitcoins will be […] The post 20 Fast Facts About Bitcoin appeared first on New Trader U.

Credit Suisse Unleashes Wave Of New Energy Coverage
about 3 hours ago by Shanthi Rexaline @ Benzinga

Initiating coverage of 38 U.S. read more

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The Pros And Cons Of Stitch Fix, According To Barclays
about 4 hours ago by Jayson Derrick @ Benzinga

Stitch Fix Inc (NASDAQ: SFIX), an online personalized styling service company, saw its shares close a hair above the IPO price of $15 on its Nov. 17 Nasdaq debut. The stock has since settled higher in the $23 range.  Latest Ratings for SFIX DateFirmActionFromTo Dec 2017Goldman SachsInitiates Coverage OnNeutral Dec 2017William BlairInitiates Coverage OnOutperform Dec 2017PiperJaffrayInitiates Coverage OnOverweight ...

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Truckin': All The Tesla Semi Preorders So Far
about 4 hours ago by Elizabeth Balboa @ Benzinga

Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) closed the Tuesday session up 3.68 percent after PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) announced it will expand its 10,000-truck fleet with 100 Tesla Semis. read more

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Goldman Sees Opportunity In Activision After Gaming Stock Sell-Off
about 5 hours ago by Craig Jones @ Benzinga

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) reported better-than-expected earnings Nov. 2 and raised its full-year guidance. Latest Ratings for ATVI DateFirmActionFromTo Dec 2017Goldman SachsUpgradesNeutralBuy Nov 2017Hilliard LyonsUpgradesUnderperformNeutral Nov 2017UBSMaintainsBuy View More Analyst Ratings for ATVI <a href="h...

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Mattel's Bad Holiday Guidance Plunges Credit Rating To 'Junk'
about 5 hours ago by Jayson Derrick @ Benzinga

Struggling toymaker Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) was dealt another blow with credit downgrades from S&P Global and Moody's. Latest Ratings for MAT DateFirmActionFromTo Nov 2017DA DavidsonUpgradesUnderperformNeutral Oct 2017UBSMaintainsBuy Oct 2017BMO CapitalMaintainsOutperform <a href="http://www.benzinga.com/stock/MAT/ratings" class="article-extra-ratings-link...

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3 IPOs Trickle In As Year Wraps Up
about 5 hours ago by Elizabeth Balboa @ Benzinga

The third-to-last week of 2017 is witnessing a stall in this year's abundant initial public offerings. Here are the three companies making their public debuts: read more

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Yelp: Moving Past The Trough
about 5 hours ago by SA Editor's Picks

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LA area Port Traffic Surges in November
about 5 hours ago by Bill McBride @ Calculated Risk

Container traffic gives us an idea about the volume of goods being exported and imported - and usually some hints about the trade report since LA area ports handle about 40% of the nation's container port traffic.From the Port of Long Beach: Port Surges Past 2016 Cargo VolumeWith just under one month left in 2017, the Port of Long Beach has already exceeded the cargo total for all of last year, and will handle more than 7 million containers for only the fourth time in its 106-year history....“U.S. consumers are confident and the economy has been strong,” said Long Beach Harbor Commission President Lou Anne Bynum. “Retailers have been stocking goods as a result and we are nearing cargo levels we have not seen since before the 2008 recession.”From the Port of Los Angeles: <a href="https://www.portoflosangeles.org/newsroom/2017_releases/news_121217_Novemb...

Can Semiconductors Get Their Groove Back In 2018? Here's Oppenheimer's Playbook
about 5 hours ago by Shanthi Rexaline @ Benzinga

Semiconductor stocks have seen nearly a 7-percent retreat since late-September, although they are up solidly for the year. Oppenheimer offered its take on how the sector is likely to fare in 2018.  read more

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After Recent Run, Penumbra Downgraded On Fears Its Upside Is Exhausted
about 6 hours ago by Craig Jones @ Benzinga

The medical device company Penumbra Inc (NYSE: PEN) issued a consensus-beating earnings report Nov. 7.  Latest Ratings for PEN DateFirmActionFromTo Dec 2017BMO CapitalDowngradesOutperformMarket Perform Nov 2017Canaccord GenuityMaintainsBuy Nov 2017BMO CapitalMaintainsOutperform <a href="http://www.benzinga.com/stock/PE...

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