With retailers reporting strong holiday sales, and some consumers saying they turned to plastic to fund those purchases, it looks like 2018 will be the year that credit card debt crosses $1 trillion. “The scary number — $1 trillion — we’ll definitely hit in 2018,” said Jill Gonzalez, an analyst with WalletHub. “It seems to
0 Comments
The Federal Reserve should raise interest rates three times this year given the already strong economy will get a boost from tax cuts, and can tighten more or less aggressively if needed, a key U.S. rate-setter said on Saturday. In an interview, San Francisco Fed President John Williams painted a benign picture of the world’s
0 Comments
It used to be common sense that investors couldn’t simply realize that it’s cold outside, buy shares in a “cold weather play” like Canada Goose and make money, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said on Friday. But in this market, Cramer has watched common-sense investing come back into the fold as a winning strategy. “Now, I’m not
0 Comments
CES: Formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show, CES 2018 will dominate Monday’s headlines. The stock-moving technology event will feature high-profile speakers like Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang, who will address the conference on Sunday night. “If you only read one thing about tech this year, you need to get a transcript of this speech,” Cramer
0 Comments
In wake of Attorney General Jeff Sessions‘ repeal of Obama era guidance on legal marijuana, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock is more worried about the marijuana business than he is about a law enforcement crackdown on weed. “When we see an industry, that is dependent upon investors, people who are putting their hard-earned money into the
0 Comments
Visa ended its relationship with a large cryptocurrency card provider on Friday, causing thousands of people’s transactions to be declined and scrambling to figure out how to access their money. The card provider WaveCrest confirmed in an email to CNBC that they were required “to immediately close all Visa cards.” “As a licensed E-Money Institution,
0 Comments
Ripple tumbled more than 11 percent, dropping below $3 Friday, after crossing above that level for the first time two days ago. The digital currency, officially called XRP, was trading near $2.83, down 11.56 percent on the day and off 26 percent from its record high of $3.84 hit Thursday, according to CoinMarketCap. Ripple traded
0 Comments
However, in the meantime, regulators will likely try to limit speculation in cryptocurrencies. In the last several months, the SEC has become increasingly vocal in warning investors about the risks of cryptocurrencies. The commission also has suspended trading in some companies due to concerns about their claims regarding their token-related announcements. “One of the things
0 Comments