Stock market news live updates: Stock futures drift lower ahead of June jobs report


Yahoo Finance 01 July, 2021 - 05:11pm 36 views

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Contracts on the S&P 500 TK after the blue-chip index set an all-time high during Thursday's session, kicking off the start of the third quarter on a high note. Both the Nasdaq and Dow also closed out Thursday's session higher. 

On Friday, investors will receive the U.S. Labor Department's June jobs report, the central economic data point coming out this week. The print is expected to show an acceleration in hiring, with non-farm payrolls anticipated to have risen by 720,000 for a sixth straight monthly gain. The unemployment rate is expected to drop to 5.6%, or a new pandemic-era low. 

Heading into the report, equities have been buoyed by a slew of strong economic data earlier this week, especially on the labor market. Private payrolls rose by a better-than-expected 692,000 in June, according to ADP, and weekly initial jobless claims improved more than expected to the lowest level since March 2020. Still, other reports underscored the still-prevalent labor supply challenges impacting companies across industries, with the scarcity capping what has otherwise been a robust economic rebound. 

"It's really the labor market supply that's putting the brake on hiring right now," Luke Tilley, chief economist for Wilmington Trust, told Yahoo Finance. "But we're pretty optimistic, the market is pretty optimistic, and we think that's a big part of what's driving these indexes higher." 

Friday's jobs report will also give markets a suggestion as to the timing of the Federal Reserve's next monetary policy move. For now, the Fed has kept in place both of its key crisis-era policies, or quantitative easing and a near-zero benchmark interest rate. However, an especially strong jobs report and faster-than-expected print on wage growth could justify an earlier-than-currently-telegraphed shift by the central bank. 

“For the first time in years, I’m actually worried about a too hot number causing some kind of volatility or pullback in stocks. That’s because the Fed has signaled they are looking to taper QE," Tom Essaye, Sevens Report Research founder, told Yahoo Finance. "And if we get a really, really strong jobs number and a hot wage number, then markets are going to start to say gee, are they going to taper QE maybe before November, or are they going to taper it more intensely than we thought and in a market that's frankly been very calm and a little bit complacent, that could cause volatility."

Still, the Fed has suggested it would not react rashly to single reports, and has given itself leeway to adjust the timeline of its monetary policy pivots as more data comes in. 

"I think everyone's counting on the Fed continuing really for the foreseeable future. So I don't see any big changes there coming before 2023," Octavio Marenzi, CEO and founder of Opimas, told Yahoo Finance. "And even then the Fed has hedged its bets very significantly – they've basically said we might in 2023 raise interest rates twice, but then again we might not. So I think the smart money is betting things are going to keep on going, they're going to carry on with a very accommodative monetary policy." 

Here's where markets were trading into the overnight session on Thursday: 

S&P 500 futures (ES=F): 4,309.25, -1.5 points (-0.03%)

Dow futures (YM=F): 34,509.00, -5 points (-0.01%)

Nasdaq futures (NQ=F): 14,538.25, -10.25 points (-0.07%)

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Elon Musk's latest attempt to pump Dogecoin fails miserably

Cointelegraph 02 July, 2021 - 03:08am

Baby Doge, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, Baby Doge, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, Baby Doge, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, Baby Doge.

The billionaire entrepreneur published a tweet at around 8:43 am UTC — a Godfather-themed meme that shows Marlon Brando's iconic character, Don Vito Corleone, with the text "YOU COME TO ME AT RUNTIME TO TELL ME THE CODE YOU ARE RUNNING DOES NOT COMPILE."

Meanwhile, Musk captioned the tweet "Release the Doge!"

Release the Doge!

Seconds after the tweet was posted, the DOGE/USD exchange rate surged from $0.24 to $0.261 — about 8.42%. A sell-off followed suit, which took the pair as low as $0.247. Just then, at 9:24 am UTC, Musk tweeted another gibbering message that read "Baby Doge, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, Baby Doge, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, Baby Doge, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, Baby Doge."

DOGE/USD rose 5.22% to $0.260 after the second tweet.

In the next couple of hours, DOGE/USD attempted to reclaim the intraday high of $0.261 on the Musk factor, but profit-takers kept offsetting their upside bias, as shown via the large minute-candle bullish wicks in the chart above.

Nevertheless, Dogecoin was still down by almost 0.5% around 12:00 pm UTC, hinting that Musk's influence on the cryptocurrency market is in decline.

Earlier this year, the Tesla CEO's whole-hearted endorsement of Dogecoin caused massive retail-led price spikes, so much so that the cryptocurrency's market cap peaked at almost $100 billion in early May.

Even Elon tweeting about Doge doesn't work anymore

At the time, the DOGE/USD exchange rate surged to its record high of $0.76.

The pair is now worth half of its value two months ago, primarily due to a significant crypto market correction that saw almost all the top-cap assets — including Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH) and XRP — crash by more than 50% as well. Altcoins such as Dogecoin typically trade in sync with Bitcoin.

While Dogecoin logged brief upside pumps, one of its copycat memecoins, Baby Doge Coin (BABYDOGE), climbed sharply after Musk's 9:24 am UTC tweet.

Baby Doge Coin was worth around $0.00000001 before Musk's tweet but surged by more than 35% later. Nevertheless, the memecoin's value remained too low for even CoinMarketCap to calculate. Its market cap was also zero as of the time of publication.

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Elon Musk Tweet Sends New Baby Doge Coin Soaring — Meme Token's Daily Gains Jump 228% – Bitcoin News

Bitcoin News 02 July, 2021 - 03:08am

by Jamie Redman

Just when you thought there were plenty of dog meme tokens flooding the market, another canine coin has broken free from the kennel. A new token called baby doge (BABYDOGE) has been the talk of the crypto community the last few days, and Elon Musk decided to tweet about the token on Thursday. Musk’s tweet wasn’t very coherent and he simply said:

Baby Doge, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, Baby Doge, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, Baby Doge, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, Baby Doge.

Of course, Musk’s tweet sent the baby doge token skyrocketing as the digital currency has risen 228.3% over the last 24 hours. Seven-day stats against the U.S. dollar show baby doge is up 53% this week, and across the last two weeks the coin has jumped 716.9%.

Information about baby doge can be found on the Binance Smart Chain (BSC) token tracker and the crypto asset has a website called

“Baby Doge Coin has learned a few tricks and lessons from his meme father, Doge,” the web portal says. “A new crypto birthed by fans [and] members of the Dogecoin online community. Baby Doge seeks to impress his father by showing his new improved transaction speeds [and] adorableness,” the website adds. Furthermore, the website notes:

[Baby doge] is Hyper-deflationary with an integrated smart staking system built in to reward you, so more baby doge coins are being automatically added to your wallet each transaction. Simply Love, pet, and watch your baby doge grow.

The dog meme token may be somewhat deflationary by its design as holders of baby doge earn them simply by holding. “Watch the amount of baby doge grow in your wallet as all holders automatically receive a 5% fee from every transaction that happens on the Baby Doge network,” the web portal details.

However, there is an abundant supply of baby doge as and other coin market cap aggregation sites show there are four hundred twenty quadrillion baby doge. That’s very different from the Bitcoin (BTC) network’s max supply of 21 million.

The coin trades today for less than a U.S. penny at $0.000000001910 per baby doge. It touched an all-time high (ATH) recently, at $0.000000002014 and it’s only down 5% from the ATH. Similar to the shiba inu (SHIB) coin, it’s got a ways to go before it reaches a U.S. penny in value.

SHIB, on the other hand, is much closer than baby doge, at $0.00000839 per SHIB token. The circulating supply of SHIB is a lot less too, with only four hundred ninety-seven trillion SHIB in circulation today.

The one thing baby doge (BABY DOGE) has that outshines its father dogecoin (DOGE) and its sibling shiba inu (SHIB) is lower transaction fees. SHIB, for example, is an ERC20 token and is forced to deal with fees associated with Ethereum, while dogecoin costs over 2 DOGE to send as the average transaction fee on Thursday is around $0.491 per transaction.

Transacting with BSC and baby doge gives users fees as low as 1 gwei (an Ethereum gas measurement), or around 0.000000001 BNB. There’s no fee data on the baby doge token, but a transaction should cost less than a U.S. penny.

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Dogecoin has had a rough ride, but DOGE looks ready to jump to $0.35

FXStreet 01 July, 2021 - 02:46pm

Dogecoin’s love affair with Elon Musk has cooled down in the past weeks, and that has been priced in. Now, DOGE looks ready for an upside move towards $0.35.

As the media storm around Dogecoin is softening, it is time to look back again to the upside.

Dogecoin got caught in the eye of the storm in May after Elon Musk rooted support for the cryptocurrency against Bitcoin as he found it was too energy-consuming for mining. In the meantime, the love between Musk and DOGE died down and that as the price faded as well back towards $0.15. 

Dogecoin has made a slight recovery in the past few days, testing the $0.28 level a few times unsuccessfully. DOGE has not been able to break above this key resistance, but that doesn’t mean that we need to look to the downside.

DOGE is still making higher lows, which shows a squeeze in play against the 78.6% Fibonacci level. Momentum is building up and looking ready for the pop higher by next week. 

Dogecoin looks ready for the jump. Once above the 78.6% Fibonacci level at $0.28, the next resistance is the 55-day simple moving average at $0.35. Further up, bulls will target $0.38, which is the next Fibonacci level.

Should Dogecoin break the minor upward trendline forming the upward squeeze, the main support is around $0.15, right where the 200-day simple moving average, the Fibonacci level and the double bottom coincide and form a strong support for any dips in Dogecoin.

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Elon Musk Plays With Fire by Tweeting About Dogecoin Again, Despite Criticism

Entrepreneur 01 July, 2021 - 01:19pm

Twitter-fingers-Musk was at it again on Thursday, combining two of his most popular Twitter topics in one tweet that had the words “baby doge” trending across the platform.

The Tesla CEO took to social media early Thursday morning to tweet the lyrics of the viral children’s song sensation, “Baby Shark”, but replaced the word “shark” with “doge”, the meme synonymous with the volatile crypto coin that Musk has championed.

The tweet has since garnered over 184,000 likes and 31,000 retweets.

A few other big name brands joined in on Musk’s creative songwriting by replying to the billionaire with their own versions of the song.

Jerky company Slim Jim responded by calling Musk “Father Doge,” with deodorant and body spray company Axe then chiming in with choruses of “to the moon,” in reference to the valuation of dogecoin itself.

Earlier in June, Musk sent Korean company Samsung Publishing skyrocketing after tweeting about “Baby Shark.”

Samsung is a key investor in SmartStudy, a Korean entertainment company that produced the viral song which has been declared the most viewed video in YouTube history.

The Tesla CEO has been under fire as of late for toying with valuation of different crypto coins, specifically Bitcoin and Dogecoin, through his Twitter antics.

Musk was recently threatened by internet hacker collective Anonymous via a video where the group claimed that Musk's "games" have "destroyed lives."

"Everyone knows to be prepared for volatility in crypto," the video eerily said. "But your tweets this week show a clear disregard for the average working person.”

Dogecoin was up 1.40% as of early Thursday afternoon, with investors and crypto fans watching closely to see if Musk’s musings will send the coin soaring.

Last month, the Wall Street Journal reported that the billionaire had violated an SEC agreement via two of his tweets and that tesla lawyers must pre-approve certain posts he makes on the social media platform.

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A dogecoin spinoff called baby doge doubled in price following an early-morning tweet from Elon Musk

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‘Release The Doge!’—Elon Musk Gives The Dogecoin Price A Sudden Boost As Bitcoin And Ethereum Lead The Crypto Market Lower

Forbes 01 July, 2021 - 04:10am

However, dogecoin, the meme-based cryptocurrency that's a favorite of Tesla billionaire Elon Musk, has suddenly shot higher—jumping after Musk once again tweeted in support of doge.

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"Release the doge," Musk posted to Twitter alongside a meme depicting Marlon Brando as The Godfather. The dogecoin price jumped by 4% following the post. Musk has previously embraced the title of The Dogefather, something bestowed on him by the dogecoin community.

Musk, who was voted dogecoin CEO in a 2019 Twitter poll, has helped dogecoin this year, pushing dogecoin into the crypto top ten by value with a market capitalization of over $30 billion.

Earlier this week, Musk boosted the dogecoin price when he said it was "important to support" a dogecoin upgrade proposal to significantly reduce dogecoin transaction fees—something Musk has previously said he wants to do in order to make dogecoin "the currency of Earth".

The dogecoin price is, however, down by more than 50% since its peak in early May, set just ahead of Musk's much-hyped appearance on the comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live.

Bitcoin, ethereum and other major cryptocurrencies have also fallen sharply in recent weeks as the early 2021 cryptocurrency market bubble begins to deflate.

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While dogecoin has attracted criticism for its lack of development and high token concentration among a small group of accounts, its 10,000% price rally over the last 12 months has helped rejuvenate interest in the stagnating cryptocurrency.

Sam Bankman-Fried, the billionaire chief executive of crypto exchange FTX, named dogecoin as the "asset of the year for 2020 and 2021" and an ethereum cofounder who went onto create rival blockchain cardano, Charles Hoskinson, said he hopes Musk's support will help some "real developers come in and start working on dogecoin" to create some "use and utility."

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