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XRP skyrockets nearly 40%
The cryptocurrency market was on the rise over the past 24 hours, as 9 of the top 10 cryptos registered gains. XRP led the way, following news that its parent company, Ripple, will soon launch xRapid, a service that will enable fast transfer of cryptocurrency. Following the news, XRP prices shot up more than 38%, to reach price levels not seen in six weeks. Bitcoin gained another 2%, climbing above the $6,500 mark.
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Today’s highlights: Wall Street reaches new heights
Dow Jones reaches new all-time high: For the first time since January, the Dow Jones soared to a new all-time high, joined by an all-time high by the S&P 500 and gains by the Nasdaq. Several companies also reached record highs, including Nike, Microsoft and Visa.
Asia follows Wall Street’s lead: Markets in the East were seen higher this morning, as the China50 index was up more than 2.5% at the time of writing, and the Hang Seng and Nikkei each climbed more than 1.3%.
Volatility expected for CAD: Consumer Price Index and Core Retail Sales reports are due in Canada today at 12:30 GMT, potentially impacting the Canadian dollar.
Europe opens higher: The FTSE opened 22 points higher, the DAX was up 40 points and the CAC opened 12 points higher.
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CannabisCare CopyPortfolio attracts hundred of new investors
Recently launched on eToro, the CannabisCare CopyPortfolio, which presents a thematic investment opportunity in the medical marijuana market, has attracted more than 600 investors in less than a week. Cannabis has been making headlines recently, as reports suggest Coca Cola could partner with Aurora Cannabis to produce cannabis-based soft drinks. Once the CopyPortfolio reaches 1,000 investors, it will close to new investments on that day at 23:59 GMT.
Stocks earnings releases on 21/09/2018
Earnings season continues: To follow upcoming earnings reports, go to eToro’s Earnings Reports Calendar. Please note that maximum leverage for CFD stocks will be limited to X5 one day ahead of earnings report releases. X10 leverage will be available again soon after the report is published.
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