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Alert I Futures Indicator Update: Stock futures rise ahead of Jackson Hole summit

Fred Imbert, Sam Meredith 2-3 minutes - Source: CNBC U.S. stock index futures  rose on Thursday as investors looked ahead to the start of a central banking summit in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Around 8:10 a.m. ET, Dow  Jones Industrial Average futures traded 41 points higher, indicating a gain of 72 points at the open. S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures also pointed to slight gains. The summit kicks off on Thursday. Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker and Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan are both set to comment on the world’s largest economy later in the day. Kansas City Fed President Esther George told CNBC’s Steve Liesman that the Fed should not have cut interest rates last month, stating that “ it wasn’t required in my view . ” Treasury yields ticked up after her comments aired. The Fed cut interest rates by 25 basis points in July. Market expectations for another rate cut in September are at 93.5%, according to the CME G

Bitcoin Falls More Than 10% After Sentiment Turns Negative

Charles Bovaird 4-5 minutes Bitcoin declined notably today, falling with the broader crypto markets. © 2018 Bloomberg Finance LP Bitcoin lost more than 10% today, following many digital currencies lower after market research showed a decline in investor sentiment. The price of bitcoin had fallen to as little as $3,570.29 at the time of report, down roughly 10.6% in the last 24 hours and 11.2% from the start of the day, according to CoinDesk bitcoin price data . Other major cryptocurrencies had suffered even greater losses, with ether, litecoin and bitcoin cash having declined 16.5%, 16.4% and 16.3% over the last 24 hours, additional CoinDesk figures reveal. [Ed note: Investing in cryptocoins or tokens is highly speculative and the market is largely unregulated. Anyone considering it should be prepared to lose their entire investment.] Falling Sentiment These widespread declines took place right after a drop i

Michael Cohen 'testified under oath that Donald Trump directed him to commit a crime,' lawyer says:: CNBC ALERT

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June 20 Stock Trading Alert: Trade War a Non-Event Again? By, Przemyslaw Radomski, CFA Founder, Editor-in-chief, Gold & Silver Fund Manager

June 20 Stock Trading Alert: Trade War a Non-Event Again? Investors' sentiment worsened ahead of yesterday's opening of the trading session following the news release about imposing new trade tariffs on China. But stocks have managed to retrace most of their initial sell-off. Was it a short-term upward reversal or just quick correction before another leg lower? There are still two possible medium-term scenarios. You'll find all the details inside today's Stock Trading Alert . By:

IR-2018-129: IRS continues warning on impersonation scams; Reminds people to remain alert to other scams, schemes this summer-May 31, 2018.| IRS | Alert

Issue Number:    IR-2018-129 Inside This Issue IRS continues warning on impersonation scams; Reminds people to remain alert to other scams, schemes this summer IRS YouTube Videos: Tax Scams – English | Spanish | ASL Phishing/Malware – English | Spanish | ASL Dirty Dozen – English | Spanish | ASL WASHINGTON – With tax season completed, the Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers to remain vigilant for phishing emails and telephone scams. Summertime tends to be a favorite period for scammers because many taxpayers have recently filed a return and may be waiting for a response from the IRS. The IRS and its Security Summit partners – the state tax agencies and the tax industry – urge taxpayers to remain alert to tax scams year-round, especially immediately after the tax filing season ends. Even after the April deadline passes, the tax scam season doesn’t end. While many of the scams are variations on a theme and tend to evolve over time,