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Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done ‘Fast Money’ Recap: Geopolitical Pressures Weigh on Stocks By Bret Kenwell 12 hours ago 0 shares Content preferences Done NEW YORK ( TheStreet ) — The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average hit their lowest levels since May while the CBOE Volatility Index jumped 12%. Brian Kelly, founder of Brian Kelly Capital, pointed out that the bond market sold off on Tuesday morning despite the positive economic news. However, geopolitical issues continue to weigh on stocks, which is why he sold-short German equities.

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Some consider a womans birth stone or favorite color, and of course, diamond always look nice, right? Well, perhaps now you can have something even more valuable in your ring. One company thinks diamonds should be left in the rough and women should be able to see exactly how much was really spent on the ring. The BTCring looks like something you might pull out from a Christmas cracker, as its made using a 3D printer. The face of the ring is a QR code, which when scanned, reveals a Bitcoin address and the value of the ring. The QR code can also be customized to reflect a personal sweet message just for your girl. The ring looks cheap and tacky to be fair.

Scharf stated that the leading payment network is counting on new digital services to power future growth , although Visa presented an 11 percent rise in third-quarter earnings from global payments. One of these initiatives is the creation of Visa Digital Solutions with a wide array of offerings. This includes the launch of Visa Checkout, the successor to V.me, Visa Cloud Payment Solutions and, more exciting, the tokenization service that substitutes traditional credit card numbers with a digital token. Visa also opens up for collaboration with developers and technology companies with these new services. In addition Visa revealed an investment in LoopPay , a mobile payments solution accepted at the majority of point-of-sale terminals. Through these initiatives, Visa sets a leading example for incumbents in the payment ecosystem by showing a try-and-fail mentality, as well as long-term commitment through repeated mobile wallet initiatives, willingness to invest in promising startups as well as collaborating with partners to encourage open innovation. Banks and financial institutions should view Visa as a leading example in order to secure a position in the digital payment ecosystem.

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Cash prizes for winners, totalling more than $500,000 USD, come from corporate sponsors. Thats a far cry from the entrepreneurship contests of my younger days. In 2001 I won 1st prize for the business plan I wrote as part of was then called the BYU Business Plan Competition . I received a check for $5,000, which I was grateful for, since it helped me make payroll that week.