Market Extra: Brexit turmoil: Here’s what’s at stake if U.K.’s May faces a leadership challenge

In could be a tense weekend for currency traders and others keeping a close eye on the political turmoil surrounding the British government’s efforts to negotiate its exit from the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa May faces a potential leadership challenge from within her Conservative Party after a draft agreement on terms of the country’s […]

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How to avoid GoFundMe scams like the one involving the homeless veteran

Charitable donors, beware this holiday season: not all online crowdfunding campaigns are legitimate, even if they come with a heartbreaking story. A New Jersey couple and a homeless man are facing charges of conspiracy and theft by deception for allegedly fabricating a story for a viral charity campaign that raised more than $400,000 last year. […]

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Futures Movers: Oil prices extend gains to a third day, but look to suffer a sixth weekly loss

Both U.S. and global crude benchmarks extended their gains into a third session on Friday, but the move won’t be enough to salvage the brutal weekly losses that helped drive prices to their lows of the year. A supply build, including in the latest U.S. data out Thursday, has pushed the market down, as has […]

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In One Chart: Here’s why one chart watcher is ready to buy the bitcoin dip—in one chart

It may seem like catching a falling knife — but for those brave enough — now might be an opportune time up pick up some bitcoin on the cheap. This chart comes from Twitter user @OddStats, who put together a chart of bitcoin and plotted significant two-day selloffs: Bitcoin $BTCUSD is down -11.9% in the […]

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CryptoWatch: Bitcoin prices set for back-to-back losing weeks after midweek plunge

Bitcoin traded marginally higher on Friday, but was set to book its second consecutive losing week after the recent rout. In Friday trading, a single bitcoin BTCUSD, +1.52%  fetched $5,565.34, up 1% since Thursday at 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the Kraken crypto exchange. For the week, the market cap of all cryptocurrencies is down […]

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Jeff Reeves's Strength in Numbers: Black Friday bargain stocks: Consider Ford, Intel and three others

Uncertainty reigns on Wall Street. And with this season’s quarterly earnings just about behind us and a very quiet few weeks between now and the end of the year, it’s unlikely that’s going to change. Still, the S&P 500 Index SPX, +1.06% isn’t exactly falling apart. The benchmark index is now little changed this year. […]

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Asia Markets: Asian markets mixed, as chip-maker stocks fall

Asian equities were mixed in early trading Friday, capping an up-and-down week during which investors have struggled to stick to a direction even intraday. Geopolitical concerns rose after a report that the U.S. and China are unlikely to agree to more than a “framework” for a trade deal later this month, and as the U.K.’s […]

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Mutual Funds Weekly: Keep more of what you make from your investments

Don’t miss these top money and investing features: These investment newsletters have made money whether the stock market is up or down This bull market may be just two weeks old Wall Street’s herd is now much too bullish about the S&P 500 Here’s how to easily reduce your investment risk just at the right […]

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Capital One Venture card now has a new airline miles transfer option — is it worth it?

Capital One Venture Rewards COF, +0.27%  cardholders will soon have another way to cash in the miles they earn with the card. The program could appeal to people who do a lot of overseas travel, but others may want to think twice. Starting in December, Venture customers will be able to convert the miles they […]

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Key Words: Hedge-fund boss who predicted ‘87 crash says get ready for some ‘really scary moments’

‘From a markets perspective, it’s going to be interesting. There probably will be some really scary moments in corporate credit.’ Paul Tudor Jones Paul Tudor Jones, a hedge-fund luminary, said he’s stress-testing his portfolio of corporate debt because he expects a tumultuous road ahead on the back of the Federal Reserve’s apparent commitment to normalizing […]

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