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Cboe is the first to trade with bitcoin futures

Bitcoin has so far been a great deal for many investors in 2017. The price have skyrocketed, and something is about to change right now. Cboe Global Markets, which is the Chicago-based exchange group, launched bitcoin futures on Sunday. That can be a game changer.

Cboe President Chris Concannon is also planning to launch other cryptocurrency`s, and other firms like CME Group has hinted they will launch bitcoin futures very soon, but most of them have a “wait and see” approach.

 

 

As you can see from the chart above, the price is down. The new product will give investors the opportunity to pay a high price for its insurance, and its traders must put a lot of money on the table for their bets.

Bitcoin can be very volatile, and Cboe knows that. Traders are required to have 44% of the bitcoin settlement price set aside for their bet. This is a down-payment for their risk, and margins for the futures are under 10%. VIX margins can get up to 50% because of their risk.

Many are negative to bitcoin, and TD Ameritrade is taking a «wait and see» approach and wont provide the product for clients. Nor will Fidelity, Etrade and Charles Schwab. Two of the largest brokers; JPMorgan and Citigroup didnt start to participate in the market Sunday. Nor did Societe Generale, Interactive Brokers and Wedbush, according to Financial Times.

But anyway, Wall Street are watching the market, and so far there are a number of concerns over Gemini and that is low volumes on the exchange and system outages. Gemini is the cryptocurrency exchange founded by the Winklevoss twins. Cboe is basing its bitoin contracts on pricing on Gemini.

Gemini is still very small and the exchange sees only 1,4% of trading in the entire bitcoin market, and its activity can`t paint an accurate picture of the broader crypto-market. With its low volume and the lack of liquidity, it is also very easy to manipulate.

Cryptocurrency volumes topped as much as $26 billion in a single trading day, but trading firms are under pressure to enhance their technology. The ticker code for bitcoins is XBT and the trading began yesterday, on Sunday, December 10, 2017.

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The total value of publicly-traded securities that have switched from NYSE to Nasdaq is more than $1 trillion

Nasdaq is an American stock exchange and it is the second-largest exchange in the world by market capitalization, behind the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Nasdaq was founded in 1971 and when the Nasdaq Stock Market began trading, it was the world`s first electronic stock market.

NYSE, also nicknamed «The Big Board», is the world`s largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US $21,3 trillion as of June 2017. NYSE was founded 225 years ago, but they are losing to Nasdaq.

 

 

Don`t forget that both Nasdaq and NYSE are helping great companies do great things. They help companies raise capital that raises the world.

Many companies are switching from NYSE to Nasdaq, and more than 300 firms have jumped from NYSE to Nasdaq since 2005, which means that the total value of publicly-traded securities that have switched is more than $1 trillion.

Nasdaq is the home to the largest tech and biotech companies from Apple to Gilead Sciences. NYSE is the home for companies like Ford and Exxon but they also have some tech companies like Snap.

A company is listed on the stock exchange because of their need for money and hopefully growth, but a company will not be more valuable on Nasdaq vice vers NYSE for instance. So, why are they changing the stock exchange?

It can be many reasons. Kraft Foods had a cost-cutting reason. The tech-oriented roster at Nasdaq was the main draw for T-Mobile.

The increase in Nasdaq listings transfers including T-Mobile, CSX, Kraft Heinz, Marriott and many others is a signal of the growing momentum of publicly-traded sector leaders to the market.

Companies are also switching from Nasdaq to NYSE. More than $1 trillion in market cap is transferred from Nasdaq to NYSE since year 2000.

The tech-company Blackberry Ltd will transfer from Nasdaq to NYSE on October 16 this year. Marriott International Inc is the largest publicly traded hotel chain in the U.S, and they are moving to Nasdaq Stock market from the NYSE.

 

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We are 1% from a bear market

I started day one this year with this simple words: «And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been». We are finished with just one month of the year 2016, and so far we have seen a lot of things that have never been. Is it more to come?

Yes, I think so. I think 2016 will be full of surprises. The start of the new year have been brutal, but we are not in a bear market yet. Nasdaq slid -1,82% on Monday and we are now about 1% from entering a bear market.

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The stock market need to fall more than 20% to be called a bear market. Otherwise it is just a correction. S&P 500 and the Dow peaked in May last year. Nasdaq peaked in July 2015, so it`s long time since the top. The spread has warned us in months.

As you may know, we are now entering a critical moment. But what`s holding the market up is the blue chips. Big companies can go up while many small companies can go down at the same time, and that can make the index go up.

The Dow consist of thirty leading companies, and are a price-weighted index. Stocks with high prices count for more than stocks with low prices. The index goes up if stocks with high prices are doing it better than stocks with low prices.

It`s different with Nasdaq, which consist of a hundreds of stocks and most of them are in the tech sector. Nasdaq is not price-weighted, but a capitalization-weighted index, which means the most valued companies like Alphabet and Apple count for more than smaller companies.

It`s easy to be blind if you only look at growth-stocks like Alphabet and Facebook. They are both big, but if you look at the Russel 2000 index, which is an index of small-cap and medium-cap stocks, it is different. That market is more nervous, because small and medium-cap stocks is more risky than blue chips.

Bullish investors argue that most of the bad news is already baked into the market, and if the carnage we have seen so far this year is a correction, we will se the market bounce back very soon. I will follow the oil price, what happens in China and the Fed the coming days. Fed Chair Yellen testifies on Wednesday and Thursday.

We are not in a recession and many institutional investors are closely watching the economy for any sign of negative GDP. We are not there now, but we are close. What we see is a decline in companies earnings. Big buyers are patient and will jump in once the correction is over. If not they will hit the panic-button.

2016 will be the year of change.

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Green friday

It`s optimism in the stock market again. People belive the lawmakers will solve the dept-ceiling problems. China rebound and BDI is increasing. Everything looks great. That`s in the long term. Right now the futures is down about 1 percent.

What an end of the week. Everything was green. Dow Jones was up 0,51 percent, to 15,072,60. The S&P 500 climbed 0,71 percent to 1,690,50, and Nasdaq rose up 0,89 percent to 3,807,75. 5,2 billion shares canged hands on U.S excanges, and that is 9,6 percent below the three-month average.

People belive that the lawmakers will reach a deal to end the budget impasse. That`s why we see the excanges is green now. The investors are very optimistic, and 6,4 days is the average of the days the spend to solve the problems in capitol hill.

S&P 500 is up 19 percent so far this year and from it`s 2009 low, it is up amazingly 155 percent. VIX dropped 5,3 percent today and are now down to 16,74 percent. The equity volatility gauge has fallen 7,1 percent so far this year.

China is back too, and now it seems to be a good time to invest in South East Asia. The industrial profits rose 24,2 percent in August this year. In addition; I see Baltic Dry Index has broken it`s 200 day moving average. That is good news for the economy.

Gold is still a little bit above 1300, and gold have not reacted on the shutdown earlier since 1976. The duration shutdwon has varied from one to twentyone days. Two years ago during the dept- ceiling, the gold rose from $1500 in july to $1800 in august 2011. A nice safe-heaven rally.

There`s no news to watch out for today or tomorrow. What I am looking for this week is what`s happening in capitol hill. It`s up to the republicans. People expect to see a solution and that`s why they are so optimistic. This will be an exciting week.

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