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17.11.2017

Hong Kong: former UBS banker jailed for bribes

A former associate director UBS Hong Kong was today sentenced to three-and-a-half years' imprisonment at the District Court for accepting bribes of about HK$1.46 million for managing the investment portfolio of a client with the bank. Tu Bing, 40, was earlier found guilty of bribery. 

 
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17.11.2017

SNB on the way to confirm its monetary policy

Recent moves by the U.S. Federal Reserve to tighten its monetary policy is helping the Swiss National Bank in its campaign against the “highly valued” Swiss franc, SNB Governor Andrea Maechler said on Thursday. Interest rate rises announced by the Fed “mean the interest rate differentials between Switzerland and other countries may widen further in the future,” Maechler said. This would make the Swiss franc less attractive to investors, reducing the value of the currency, whose strength has hampered Switzerland’s export-reliant economy.

 
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17.11.2017

Bitcoin investors are really bullish: target price $200000

New survey data highlights the ideological and economic factors driving some investors to purchase bitcoin. Financial resources provider LendEDU has just published the results of a new investor survey targeting Bitcoin users, and the respondents feel bullish on the current number #1 cryptocurrency, to say the least.

 
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17.11.2017

Billionaire investor Soros says bye-bye to Snapchat

 
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16.11.2017

Trade trends profitably: Part 2

Building on the basis of the basic article “Smart traders track” (TRA-DERS’ 04/2017; available in the shop at www.traders-media.de), you learned in the first part of this strategy series (TRADERS’ 05/2017), how to find useful trading possibilities within a time unit by combining different trend sizes. In this part we talk about how you find lucrative trading signals by combining time units while trading trends in a clever way.

 
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16.11.2017

US: Traders salaries deeper and deeper in 2017, research says

According to an annual survey by Wall Street recruiting firm Options Group, total compensation for fixed income and equities professionals in the US will be down 7% from last year, on average.  The decline is steeper still for those working in certain business lines, such as credit, rates and cash equities. And there are few bright spots. Only foreign exchange trading (+1%) and those working in electronic markets for fixed income (+7%) and equities (+3%)  are expecting to see a pick-up in their compensation. 

 
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16.11.2017

Rare Leonardo da Vinci painting sells for $450 million at auction

Salvator Mundi, the long-lost Leonardo da Vinci painting of Jesus Christ commissioned by King Louis XII of France more than 500 years ago, has sold at Christie’s in New York for $450.3m, including auction house premium, shattering the world record for any work of art sold at auction. The work had carried a guarantee understood to be around $100 million, so it was a certainty to sell, but the bidding blew past that number quickly and kept going over the course of 19 minutes.

 
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16.11.2017

Farage asks for an investigation over Soros influence

Brexit architect Nigel Farage has slammed George Soros over his alleged backing of the European project. Farage, speaking at the European Parliament, said the billionaire’s influence in Brussels and Strasbourg was ‘really extraordinary’. Nigel Farage says while Russia is accused of funding Britain’s ‘Leave’ campaign, financier George Soros’ recent $18 billion donation to pro-EU charity Open Society has escaped scrutiny. “This is where the real international political collusion is,” Farage says.

 
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16.11.2017

Bitcoin: Square is testing App payments for digital currency

Square is testing cryptocurrency support in their Cash app, according to TechCrunch reader Zach Miles on Twitter and confirmed by the company. The trial, which seems to only be available right now to a small number of users, lets you buy and sell bitcoin directly in the app. The interface is very basic. Users who have access to the beta can swipe right from the Cash Card page to access bitcoin functionality. Once there users will see a balance in USD and BTC, a graph showing performance over the last day, month or year and buy / sell buttons.

 
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16.11.2017

Swiss BVK pension fund opens to employers outside of Zurich

BVK, the CHF31.8bn (€27.8bn) pension fund for the canton of Zurich, has opened itself up to manage pension plans for employers across the rest of Switzerland. Taking on new schemes would benefit BVK’s risk profile and member structure, it said. It would only accept new joiners if this were in the collective interest of BVK’s existing members and affiliated employers.

 
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