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Stock Losses Deepen in Asia With Oil Below $40; Won, Kiwi Weaken

Asia stocks extended their drop as oils selloff revived concerns over global growth and after Japans fiscal stimulus package fell short of what some investors had expected. High-yielding currencies retreated. Japans Topix index slipped for a third day after the yen, which typically moves at odds with local shares, jumped 1.5 percent last session. Crude halted losses below $40 a barrel before an update on U.S. oil inventories, while gold was near its highest price since July 11. The Korean won weakened with the Malaysian ringgit as […]

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How to Make Money Off Bitcoin Without Actually Owning It

It’s the equity investor’s conundrum: how to get access to the skyrocketing returns of bitcoin and blockchain without actually owning the tokens. To Thomas Lee, a major bitcoin bull who heads research for Fundstrat Global Advisors, a dozen stocks should do the trick. “We believe investors should have exposure to blockchain, particularly given bitcoin has essentially zero correlation to equities, bonds and commodities —- hence, as a portfolio strategy, bitcoin is a good diversification tool,” Lee wrote in a note to clients Friday. “But this is impractical […]

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Crypto-Linked Stocks Sink With Bitcoin on South Korean Warning

The rout in bitcoin is also taking down stocks with ties to cryptocurrencies. Pareteum Corp. dropped 26 percent as of 1:13 p.m. in New York, while Digital Power Corp. and LongFin Corp. each slipped more than 6 percent after South Korea’s government said it wanted to clamp down on speculation, potentially by shutting down some exchanges. The warning sent bitcoin below $14,000, leaving it down 29 percent from last week’s record. Overstock.com Inc., On Track Innovations Ltd., and Riot Blockchain Inc. also traded lower Thursday, in relatively light […]

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Asia Stocks Mixed in Subdued Trading; Yen Declines: Markets Wrap

Stocks in Asia were mixed in subdued trading as investors deferred placing bets following the recent run-up to record highs and ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting this week. The yen fell to its lowest in a month. Equity benchmarks fluctuated in Tokyo and were little changed in Sydney and Hong Kong. Volumes were at least 20 percent below their 30-day average on the Nikkei 225 Stock Average and the Kospi index. Data showed hiring increased by more than forecast in November and the unemployment rate held […]

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Bitcoin Mania Interrupted, for Now, After Outage Triggers Selloff

It takes a lot to startle fans of bitcoin, the digital gold of the moment. But Wednesday was, well, a lot — a wild run of exuberant peaks and white-knuckled declines that left even diehards breathless. The dizzying rally in bitcoin, a bull market with few precedents in investing history, was abruptly interrupted by a market outage in the U.S. that seemed to captivate Wall Street even more than the day’s selloff in high-flying technology stocks. Only hours after soaring past $11,000 — a price that represents […]

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