What is blockchain technology?
Blockchain is a decentralized and public database that Bitcoin is built on. Current financial institutions use centralized database systems that are prone to cyber-attacks and require a trusted party to record information. Unlike these systems, blockchain promises security, transparency, speed, and instant record keeping. One of the major applications can be made for trading. CME Group (NASDAQ: CME) and Nasdaq Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ) are two major early adopters that are implementing blockchain technology in trading. As shown in the chart below, both exchanges have announced new blockchain initiatives in the last two years. If they can complete this innovation before their competitors, CME Group and Nasdaq can win big in terms of cutting expenses and selling blockchain platforms to other businesses.
2-year share price of CME and NDAQ
Hot Financial Stocks To Own For 2019: Mitcham Industries Inc.(MIND)
- [By Ethan Ryder]
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Gaps Down TRUE, MEIP, AMSC, CYTX, PRPH, MIND, CTG (fxpips.com) Mitcham Industries (MIND) Reports Q1 Loss of $0.52/Share (streetinsider.com) Edited Transcript of MIND earnings conference call or presentation 7-Jun-18 1:00pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com) Mitcham Industries down 4.5% post Q1 results (seekingalpha.com) Mitcham Industries, Inc. (MIND) Q1 2019 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com)
Mitcham Industries traded up $0.04, hitting $4.16, during mid-day trading on Wednesday, Marketbeat.com reports. 27,560 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 27,820. Mitcham Industries has a fifty-two week low of $2.82 and a fifty-two week high of $4.57.
Hot Financial Stocks To Own For 2019: EV Energy Partners, L.P.(EVEP)
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Penny Stocks Current Share Price (as of Jan. 5) Jan. 2-5 Gain (as of Jan. 5)
My Size Inc. (Nasdaq: MYSZ) $1.66 152.28%
Cytori Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: CYTX) $0.47 89.52%
DelMar Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: DMPI) $1.675 58.02%
CAS Medical Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CASM) $1.09 55.71%
China HGS Real Estate Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSH) $1.83 47.58%
Aethlon Medical Inc. (Nasdaq: AEMD) $1.56 43.12%
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Cenveo Inc. (Nasdaq: CVO) $1.20 31.82%
EV Energy Partners LP (Nasdaq: EVEP) $0.6844 31.62%
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Hot Financial Stocks To Own For 2019: Enstar Group Limited(ESGR)
- [By Andy Pai]
Akre capital often holds positions for over ten years. As long as a company is able to keep increasing its economic value, the firm will hold a stock. Although the firm is a long-term investor, Akre doesn't attribute its success to ‘buy and hold' investing, but to the quality of the companies they buy. Some of the companies' long-term holdings have included Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL), Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) and Enstar Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESGR).
- [By Stephan Byrd]
BidaskClub cut shares of Enstar Group (NASDAQ:ESGR) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Saturday morning.
Several other analysts have also recently issued reports on ESGR. TheStreet cut Enstar Group from a b- rating to a c+ rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 29th. ValuEngine cut Enstar Group from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Enstar Group (NASDAQ: ESGR) and Kemper (NYSE:KMPR) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and earnings.