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Poll: Are You Bidding On Bitcoins Today?

A couple of days ago we came across an article on Bloomberg about an upcoming auction (6/27/14 - Today) on a cache of Bitcoins worth about $17 million. The auction is for 29,656 Bitcoins, which are part of more than 144,000 the FBI transferred to U.S. Marshals after shutting down the Silk Road marketplace and arrested its operator last year. This auction offers a rare opportunity to secure a large amount of the virtual currency at one time.

Here's a link to FAQ's about the auction - Bitcoin Auction FAQ's

I thought it would be interesting at ask....

Would you bid in this auction?

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As always, we would love to hear what you have to say on the subject of the auction or just Bitcoin (BITCOIN:BITSTAMPUSD) in general.

Every Success,
Jeremy Lutz
INO.com and MarketClub.com

Poll: Will You Buy Solar Stocks?

Shares of SolarCity Corp. (NASDAQ:SCTY) jumped almost 18% yesterday on news that they would be acquiring solar module start-up Silevo for $200 million with another $150 million potential in earn-outs. This acquisition will be the company's first move into the solar panel manufacturing side of the business.

That leads me to the poll question today.....

Will you buy solar stocks?

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Please take a moment to vote and share your thoughts on this emerging market.

Every Success,
Jeremy Lutz
INO.com and MarketClub.com

Poll: Will You Buy Apple Stock After The Stock Split?

If you're like me, I've wanted to Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock to my portfolio, but it's too pricey for me to buy at its current level. With Apple's seven-for-one stock split happening after the close of business today, I'm excited to add it to my holdings next week. At the current price, the new shares would be worth $92.12 after the split takes effect Monday.

I wanted ask everyone if they will be....

Will You Buy Apple Stock After The Stock Split?

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Please take a moment to vote and leave a comment with your thoughts on Apple's stock split.

Every Success,
Jeremy

Poll: Alibaba Files For Landmark IPO

Alibaba was founded 15 years ago in a small Chinese apartment by Jack Ma. Ma is a former English teacher who started the company with an initial investment of $60,000, kicked in by 18 friends.

The company has since evolved into the dominant force in China's (maybe even the world's) e-commerce industry. As a market with so much potential, Alibaba's IPO may be the largest ever by a tech company. The initial document filed with the SEC indicates that Alibaba plans to raise $1 billion, but that figure is just a placeholder. Analysts believe it could haul in more than the $16 billion Facebook raised in 2012.

Now for the real question.....

Will you invest in Alibaba?

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As always, we would love to hear what you think as well. Please take a moment to leave a comment after you vote.

Every Success,
The INO.com Team

"Flash Boys" author says the stock market is rigged

In his latest book on Wall Street, author Michael Lewis claims the stock market is rigged - What do you think?

To get more background on Lewis' claim, you might want to check out this recent "60 Minutes" video clip.

Vote first, then share with us what you think and have the chance to win a brand new copy of "Flash Boys," the book that started the uproar on High Frequency Trading. You have to leave a comment in order to win a copy of the book. We will pick the most creative comment!

Do you think the stock market is rigged?

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Good luck!

The INO.com Team

POLL: Do You Think Putin Is Going To Invade The Ukraine?

In all the years I've been following the markets there comes a time like now, when geopolitics takes center stage. I am of course referring to the recent annexation of the Crimea by Putin. The question now is with a very tepid response from the US and the EU will Putin say to himself Crimea was easy I'll do the same thing with the Ukraine. With an approval rating of 80% back home in Russia, Putin and has little to worry about as he practically walks on water in the minds of most citizens.

Do you think Putin will expand his Crimea take over to the Ukraine?

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What are your thoughts on:

Are You Bullish or Bearish on the Stock Market in Q2?

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Are you Bullish or Bearish on Gold in Q2?

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Are you Bullish or bearish on Crude Oil in Q2?

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Thank you for taking the time to share your comments and viewpoint with us.

Every success in Q2 and beyond,
Adam Hewison
President, INO.com
Co-Creator, MarketClub

Poll: Ukraine Crisis: What Are Your Thoughts?

The European Union is ready to give Ukraine 11 billion euros ($15 billion) in loans and grants over the coming years to help stabilize its economy, the head of the bloc's executive arm said Wednesday. Read the full article here.

Coincidentally, the headline figure of $15 billion for the EU's aid package is the same amount that Russia was prepared to grant Ukraine in loans until the government of President Viktor Yanukovich was ousted last month.

Yanukovich took the Russian loans instead of a wide-ranging trade and economic agreement with the EU, a move that fueled the protests that led to his ouster.

Barroso said that an agreement was still on the table, and the EU is prepared to provisionally grant Ukraine the benefits deriving from it before a full ratification. Ukraine's industrial and agricultural exporters could save some 900 million euros annually through reduced tariffs, the Commission said.

"The situation in Ukraine is a test of our capability and resolve to stabilize our neighborhood and to provide new opportunities for many, not just a few," Barroso told reporters in Brussels. "We need to be up to this challenge."

What are your thoughts on the situation in the Ukraine? Below are several polls to vote on and of course we would love to hear your thoughts on the matter.

Do you think Vladimir Putin is going to take over all of Ukraine?

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Your thoughts on FaceBook buying WhatsApp?

The big news today, at least in the internet/financial world, is FaceBook’s purchase of WhatsApp, an instant messaging service. WhatsApp has 55 employees, 450 million users and was started a little over 4 years ago. It also makes very little money. The price tag for WhatsApp is rumored to be $19 billion dollars, $4 billion in cash and the balance in FaceBook stock.

In essence, FaceBook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) is buying 450 million eyeballs to make a major move into the mobile space. Do you think it was a mistake to buy WhatsApp and what effect do you think this acquisition will have on the stock of FaceBook?

Do you think FaceBook's stock will go up or down from here?

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Thanks for your viewpoint on FaceBook. Please feel free to add a comment below.

The INO.com Team

Poll: What Best Describes Your Position Heading Into Next Month?

With January coming to a close, 2014 is certainly off to a rough start. Looks like the DOW will close down about 4% for the month, the S&P 500 down close to 2.5% and the NASDAQ down around .80%. And, it doesn't look like the news is going to get better any time soon.

The Fed announced this week they are going to cut another $10 billion from their $75 billion bond buying program, to make it $65 Billion. When will they pull the rug out completely?

Jobless claims rose more than expected by 19,000, to make 348,000 total claims. The four week moving average for new claims, considered a better measure of underlying labor market conditions as it irons out week-to-week volatility, edged up 750 to 333,000.

With all of that in mind, we wanted to ask....

What best describes your position heading into next month?

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Every Success,
The INO.com Team

When Did Financial Wellness Matter To You?

As you might expect, the older people get, generally the more money they have saved. According to Fidelity Investments, by age 35, you should have saved an amount equal to your annual salary. By age 45, you should have saved three times your annual salary. At age 55, you should have five times your salary and when you retire at age 67, you should have eight times your annual pay (1).

While these guidelines don't guarantee any future financial wellness, it is sometimes helpful to have a savings goal for your future financial well-being.

As daunting as those guidelines may sound, we were wondering...

At what age did you first start considering your own financial wellness?

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Accumulating financial wealth can be an overwhelming concept for someone just starting out. Do you have any words of wisdom or lessons you have learned that have made a difference in your own financial situation?

We'd love to read your thoughts and comments.

Best,

The INO.com Team

(1)Kadlec, Dan. "What You Should Save By 35, 45, and 55 To Be On Target." Time Business & Money. TIME.com. September 12, 2012. http://business.time.com/2012/09/21/what-you-should-save-by-35-45-and-55-to-be-on-target/

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