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Weekly Comic: Which will be the best investment for the second half of 2017

Investing.com - Investing.com - This week’s Investing.com comic pits some of the hottest investments of the year against each other, specifically bitcoin, ethereum, gold, oil and the S&P 500. Bitcoin cleared the $2,600-level for the first time on Thursday to hit yet another all-time high, as a monster rally continues amid bullish noises around the future of the cryptocurrency. Prices are up almost 100% so far in May. Since the start of the year, the price of bitcoin has soared roughly 180%, taking the total value of the cryptocurrency in circulation to around $43 billion. Meanwhile, bullishness around bitcoin has stoked appetite ...

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U.S. stock index futures higher after Fed minutes

Investing.com - Investing.com - U.S. stock index futures higher Thursday after the release of the minutes of the latest FOMC meeting.The Dow futures up 0.37% at 06:45 ET. The DJI closed up 0.36% overnight.The S&P 500 futures added 0.31%. The S&P 500 posted record close Wednesday, The tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 futures gained 0.39%.The Fed signaled a June rate hike still on the cards but said tightening would be gradual.The odds of a Fed June rate hike currently stand at over 77%.The dollar index moved back above 97 mark after falling after Fed minutes.Oil swung sharply from gains to losses as ...

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Oil sinks on reports OPEC agrees to extend output cuts for 9 months

Investing.com - Investing.com - Oil prices fell sharply in North American trading on Thursday, erasing overnight gains following reports that global crude producers agreed to extend production cuts for an additional nine months, while ruling out deeper cuts. Oil's losses accelerated after OPEC agreed to extend its production cuts for nine months, according to media reports, citing a delegate at the highly anticipated meeting in Vienna. The OPEC ministers will discuss the production accord with a group of non-OPEC members later in the day and are expected to hold a joint press conference at 17:00GMT (11:00AM ET). The U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude ...

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India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 1.59%

Investing.com - Investing.com – India stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Capital Goods, Banking and IT sectors led shares higher. At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 rose 1.59%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index climbed 1.48%. The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Larsen&Toubro Limited (NS:LART), which rose 5.01% or 84.40 points to trade at 1768.85 at the close. Meanwhile, ICICI Bank Ltd (NS:ICBK) added 3.59% or 11.00 points to end at 317.70 and IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS:INBK) was up 3.24% or 45.85 points ...

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Oil sheds gains as OPEC signals cut extension of same size

Investing.com - Investing.com - Oil shed gains of about 1% Thursday as OPEC signals 9-month extension of output cuts of the same size.U.S. crude was off 14 cents, or 0.27%, at $51.22 at 05:30 ET. Brent lost 4 cents, or 0.07%, to $53.92. Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said OPEC and non-OPEC producers are likely to agree to a nine-month extension.However, he said deeper cuts are not needed now. OPEC and non-OPEC producers are cutting output by 1.8 million barrels a day in the first half.

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