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Currency wars: Where can traders go from here

After a week of collapsing asset prices, moves from central banks to weaken their country’s currencies have proved frustratingly short-lived, leaving analysts scratching their heads as to what policymakers can do next to intervene. Normally when a country loosens monetary policy and cuts their interest rates, investors pull their money out in search of higher yields elsewhere. This pushes down ... Read More »

Street Explained: Fallout from negative rates

ederal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told Congress on Thursday she wouldn’t take negative rates off the table as an option here in the U.S., after several central banks around the world recently adopted the extreme measure. So how does a negative interest rate actually work and how will it affect your money? In a exclusive video for CNBC Pro subscribers, ... Read More »

5 Ways to Protect your Skin from the Sun

As summer approaches, the need to protect your skin from the harsh summer sun becomes a predominant concern for every individual who cares for his or her skin’s heath. While understandable, this concern is misplaced, and we need to understand that protecting our skin from the harmful effects of the sun is as important during winter or monsoons as it ... Read More »

Snowstorm can’t save oil from falling to $20s: Analyst

Despite some near-term bullish signals, oil markets remain fundamentally oversupplied and may not be able to hold above $30 per barrel, ClearView Energy Partners analyst Kevin Book said Monday. Crude oil futures rocketed 10 percent higher on Friday as traders covered bets that oil would fall farther and as heating oil prices rose ahead of a massive snowstorm on the ... Read More »

Skittish investors await earnings from tech giants

As the U.S. technology giants dive into earnings next week, they face a notably skittish investor base: The Nasdaq composite index is on pace for its worst month since the 2008 financial crisis. Apple reports results on Tuesday, followed by Facebook on Wednesday, and Amazon.com and Microsoft on Thursday. Alphabet is slated to report Feb. 1. The five most valuable ... Read More »

Monster gaming laptop from CybertronPC packs the latest desktop hardware

Plugging high-end gaming desktop hardware into a laptop may seem like a crazy idea, but CybertronPC has pulled it off. It’s hard to believe the CLX Osiris 17 and 17x PCs from CybertronPC are actually laptops when when you read the basic specifications. Don’t expect much battery life from these desktop-replacement laptops, which have 17-inch screens. The Osiris 17 can be ... Read More »

Study: So far this year, nowhere to hide from bear

High yield, no yield, loved by Wall Street or hated, every kind of stock has been pretty much slammed this year — leaving no place for equity investors to hide. Bespoke Investment Group dissected the names in the S&P 500 to see if it could glean which kind of stocks (value, growth, etc.) led this year’s declines, but it found ... Read More »

Stay away from the oil sector: Jefferies analyst

Now is not the moment to get into the oil sector, according to one analyst. “I think it’s time to still stay away, I don’t think it’s time to get in yet,” Brad Handler, managing director of equity research at Jefferies, told CNBC’s “Power Lunch” on Monday. Oil prices were down about 4 percent Monday after a Saudi-Venezuela meeting over ... Read More »

Apple screen components leak in photos, possibly from the iPhone 7

It’s 2016 and you know what that means – a new iPhone lineup from Apple is on its way. Out of a credible source in Taiwan now comes yet another fresh rumor about the Cupertino handsets, to add to the growing pool of hunches, obscure predictions and speculation. This new set of shots is about as close as we have ... Read More »

Report from iPhone 7 supply chain says no 3.5mm audio jack

Prepare to kiss your tangled headphones goodbye – a report allegedly from the iPhone 7 supply chain claims that Apple is indeed dropping the analog 3.5mm audio jack. Instead, wired headphones will connect to the Lightning port and, of course, there’s the wireless Bluetooth option too. A Lightning-to-3.5mm will also exist. Apple’s motives are two-fold – the make the iPhone ... Read More »