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Stocks rise, clinching S&P 500 index’s best month since 2015

January 31, 2019 |

Wall Street got its mojo back in January after finishing 2018 with its worst December since 1931.

Stocks finished higher Thursday, closing out the Standard & Poor’s 500 index’s best month since October 2015.

A series of strong corporate earnings reports helped power the monthlong rally, which followed…

L.A. Times – Business

Top Altcoin Markets of 2015 Gain 10,000% in 3 Years

May 18, 2018 |

Top Altcoin Markets of 2015 Gain 10,000% in 3 Years

With the bear trend of early 2018 having witnessed losses not seen in the cryptocurrency markets since 2014, it can be easy to lose track of the meteoric gains produced by the leading virtual currency markets over the span of just a few years. When comparing current prices to those listed on Coinmarketcap’s historic snapshot from the 17th of May, 2015 – the peak of bitcoin’s previous winter – one can see that bitcoin has produced price gains of over 3,000%, whilst the value of the then-top four altcoins have increased by between 9,000% and roughly 13,000%.

Also Read: 5 Years Ago You Should Have Bought Bitcoin, Not Altcoins

BTC Up 3,300% in Three Years

Top Altcoin Markets of 2015 Gain 10,000% in 3 YearsWhen comparing the current price of BTC market action from three years ago, the price of a single bitcoin has inflated by approximately 3,303% – rising from about $ 237 USD to approximately $ 8,000 today.

On the 17th of May, 2015, BTC had a total market capitalization of $ 3,354,597,555 – a figure that is dwarfed by the bitcoin market’s valuation of roughly $ 137.3 billion.

Top Altcoin Markets of 2015 Gain 10,000% in 3 Years

Value of Top Four Altcoin Markets Increased by Approximately 10,000% Since 2015

Top Altcoin Markets of 2015 Gain 10,000% in 3 YearsWhilst the gains produce by BTC since 2015 have been stunning, the price of bitcoin had then produced a dramatic long-term capitulation after having skyrocketed in late 2013 during what arguably comprised the first BTC bull rally to generate widespread mainstream coverage of cryptocurrencies. During the 2013 bull rally, the altcoin ecosystem entirely consisted of micro-cap projects just beginning to emerge from the petri dishes of their infancy – meaning that the alternative cryptocurrency markets were primed to explode alongside bitcoin during the recent multi-year bull trend.

The second largest cryptocurrency market by capitalization in May 2015, XRP, then had a total market capitalization of just $ 208.5 million, with price action sitting at approximately $ 0.006534. In three years, the price of Ripple has realized gains of approximately 10,105% with XRP currently trading for $ 0.6667, and Ripple comprising the fourth largest market by capitalization, with over $ 26.1 billion.

Top Altcoin Markets of 2015 Gain 10,000% in 3 Years

LTC, the then-third largest cryptocurrency market (approximately $ 57.7 million), has produced price gains of roughly 9,000% since May 2015, with a single litecoin trading for approximately $ 1.45 nearly three years ago, and $ 132 today. LTC currently comprises the sixth largest cryptocurrency market, with a total capitalization of almost $ 7.5 billion.

Top Altcoin Markets of 2015 Gain 10,000% in 3 Years

Dash and Stellar Produce Price Gains of Approximately 12,000% in Three Years

On the 17th of May 2015, Dash was the fourth largest cryptocurrency by capitalization ($ 16 million), with Dash trading for just $ 3 each. In the three years since, the value of Dash has inflated by approximately 12,670%, with Dash currently trading for $ 380. Dash is now the twelfth largest market by capitalization, which is currently estimated to be over $ 3 billion.

Top Altcoin Markets of 2015 Gain 10,000% in 3 Years

Stellar, the then-fifth largest cryptocurrency market with approximately $ 12.5 million, now comprises the eighth largest crypto with a total capitalization of $ 5.8 billion. The price of Stellar has increased by approximately 11,860%, gaining from $ 0.002609 to $ 0.312048 today.

Top Altcoin Markets of 2015 Gain 10,000% in 3 Years

Did you invest in cryptocurrencies in 2015? What markets did you win, lose, and and miss out on? Share your experiences in the comments section below!

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Gas prices at highest level since 2015 amid fears of another oil shock

April 15, 2018 |

Southern California drivers are paying the highest pump prices for gasoline in 2 1/2 years amid fears that prices could jump even further if the United States takes military action against Syria.

The upswing in prices reflects not only rising crude-oil prices but also a higher state gasoline tax,…

L.A. Times – Business

Macedonia militant gets life sentence over 2015 attack

November 3, 2017 |

A court in Macedonia has sentenced an alleged ethnic Albanian militant gunman to life in prison over a deadly 2015 gunbattle with police, a day after 33 other suspects also received heavy sentences.
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US Spies Heard Russians Discussing Trump Aides in 2015

July 13, 2017 |

Investigators are re-examining overheard conversations in which Russian government officials discuss dealings with Donald Trump’s associates, given confirmation of Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer, US officials say. Though the conversations were recorded by US intelligence in early 2015, months before Trump announced his campaign for the…

Woman Set on Fire by Ex in 2015 Dies

June 28, 2017 |

“She fought so hard,” says Dan Bowes of his stepdaughter, Judy Malinowski. The Ohio woman was left disfigured and bedridden in a hospital after her ex-boyfriend doused her in gasoline and set her on fire on Aug. 2, 2015. “No one expected that she’d make it 48 hours,” Bowes tells…

Venoco seeks bankruptcy protection after losses from huge 2015 oil spill near Santa Barbara

April 17, 2017 |

An offshore oil platform near Santa Barbara will be decommissioned and its operator, Venoco, is seeking bankruptcy protection, nearly two years after the platform was idled when an onshore pipeline ruptured and spilled a massive amount of oil into the ocean, the state and company said Monday.


L.A. Times – Business

China Posts Best Quarterly Growth Figure Since 2015

April 17, 2017 |

Higher growth returned to China as policies to stimulate the economy gathered steam even as Beijing juggled measures to rein in financial risk. But the second half of the year is expected to bring a slowdown. What’s News Asia

Mastercard and UniRush ordered to pay $13 million in 2015 RushCard outage

February 2, 2017 |

Mastercard and the company that sells RushCard-brand prepaid debit cards will pay $ 13 million in fines and customer restitution over a 2015 system failure that left thousands of customers unable to access money in their accounts.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Wednesday announced the…

L.A. Times – Business

Adults Not Getting Vaccinated Cost The U.S. $7.1B In 2015

October 16, 2016 |

Here’s a situation where you may want to behave more like a child. Adult immunization rates are far lower than kids’ immunization rates, and a study estimates that in 2015 common vaccine preventable diseases in adults cost the U.S. $ 9 billion with 80% of these costs (or $ 7.1 billion) from those who did not get vaccinated.
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