Cryptocurrencies Crash and Stocks Sell Off As Investors Await Central Banks

The broad-based decline in risk markets that accelerated on Friday following the higher-than-expected US consumer price report, which indicated that central bank tightening to date has done nothing to reel in inflation, putting pressure on them to do more, has

Twitter Drops as Indices Rebound

Building on overseas rallies overnight and this morning that included gains of 2.6% for the Nikkei and the Hang Seng, 1.7% for the FTSE and 1.5% for the Dax, US index futures are up this morning including gains of 1.0%

Cryptocurrencies Crumble and Stocks Slide As Investors Go Defensive

The market selloff appears to be taking on a life of its own this week. With US consumer price inflation still running above 8.0% over year and US producer price numbers announced this morning still running hot (11.0% vs street

Cryptocurrencies and European Indices Lead Global Market Rebound

Cryptocurrencies have been soaring overnight on media reports that President Biden and the US Treasury Department intend to formally announce today that they are preparing to start building a framework for potentially regulating and/or operating cryptocurrencies in the US, which

Gold, Oil and USD Soar, Stocks Plunge as Russia Attacks Ukraine

Overnight Russia expanded its military operations in Ukraine to include missile and infantry attacks in several parts of the country. This news sent equity markets, which had already been trending downward in recent days in fear that tensions could boil

China Crushes Cryptocurrencies, Evergrande Crisis Continues

Two events out of China have combined to rattle investors overnight. First, Thursday passed without any word from Evergrande over when or whether it plans to make an interest payment on USD denominated bonds (which are widely believed to be

Cryptocurrencies Crash on China Crackdown

Cryptocurrencies have gone into free fall overnight with Bitcoin diving 10.2% and falling below $40,000 for the first time since February, while Ethereum has plunged 19.1% after China banned its financial services companies (particularly banks, brokerages and payment providers) from

Earnings, Vaccines, Taxes and Cryptocurrencies Headline Friday Market Action

Yesterday’s afternoon market selloff in the US, which was sparked by reports that US President Biden is planning to raise income and capital gains taxes for top earning Americans in conjunction with the human infrastructure program he is planning to

Strong US Bank Results and Coinbase Debut In the Spotlight

US index futures are in the green again this morning. S&P futures are up 0.1% building on yesterday’s record close, NASDAQ futures are up 0.3% building on yesterday’s 1.0% gain and Dow futures are flat. In Europe the FTSE is

Strong US Retail Sales Rebound and Energy Prices In Focus

With energy production in some parts of the US still being disrupted by the effects of recent winter storms that reached down into Texas, energy prices are active again today. WTI crude oil is up 1.5% and gasoline is up

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