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Dow Surges 5.1% in the Biggest Gain since 2009 after Last Week Coronavirus Sell-off

The market bounce at the beginning of the week was partly driven by expectations that the Federal Reserve would step in to mitigate the coronavirus impact by cutting the key interest rates.Stocks made quite of a ricochet yesterday after their worst week since the financial crisis back in 2008. The Dow Jones Industrial Average posted its best gain in more than 10 years mostly boosted by the expectation that the Fed will lower interest rates.Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped over 1,290 points...

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10-Year Treasury Yield Falls Below 1.04% amidst U.S. Rates Drop

As the U.S. 10-year Treasury yield has fallen to a new low, many analysts believe that an economic recession is likely to happen. Investors are looking at bonds as a haven.The U.S. 10-year Treasury yield has fallen below 1.04%. This drop came as other rates in the United States have been dropping as well. This is occurring due to the global economic disruptions caused by the emergence of the coronavirus. Already, Wall Street has reportedly been calling for the Federal Reserve to intervene via...

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S&P 500 and Nasdaq Benefit from Strong U.S. Economy Despite Coronavirus Fears

S&P 500 and Nasdaq reached an all-time high supported by the stability of the U.S. economy and assurances from Chinese authorities to help businesses affected by the coronavirus outbreak.The S&P 500 and Nasdaq rose on Wednesday to trade ATHs after positive comments by the Federal Reserve which encouraged investors. The investors in the stock markets were encouraged by the Chinese authorities who said they will assist the coronavirus stricken business to recover.This is after...

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Digital Dollar Could Become a Reality as U.S. Fed Seems to Be Rather Bullish on It

The U.S. policymakers believe that a digital dollar could have to preserve the primacy of their currency worldwide.The U.S. policymakers have recently been pushing the country to adopt a digital currency that is backed by the dollar. Led by the treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin and Arkansas Republic Senator, Tom Cotton, they have been very vocal at the U.S. senate-house regarding the digital currency matter.Another important figure pushing for the same is the nominee for the Federal Reserve...

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Dow Futures Take a Dive as Registered Coronavirus Cases Jump above 60,000

Dow Futures tanked in as the health officials from China’s Hubei city have arrived with a new “clinical diagnosis” methodology which has suddenly shot the tally of a total number of infected cases above 60,000.On Wednesday, February 12, China reported an additional 14,840 cases of coronavirus in its Hubei province. As the Hubei health officials tweaked their methods of diagnosing the virus, the total number of registered coronavirus cases shot above 60,000. This has sent its ripples across...

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Bitcoin Price Hits $10,320 as Fed Chairman Confirms Crypto Is a Threat to U.S. Dollar

Bitcoin price and the overall crypto market reacted positively after Fed Chairman Jerome Powell recently stressed on the importance of private crypto-based transactions. He said that the Fed is working on a number of projects for digital currencies.Bitcoin price surged over 5% on Tuesday, February 11, pushing it to a five-month high above $10,300 levels. With this move, BTC has surged nearly 50% since the beginning of 2020. At press time, BTC is trading 5.6% up for a price of $10, 304 with a...

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Former CFTC Officials Want to Promote U.S. Digital Dollar Concept in Cooperation with Accenture

The U.S. Digital Dollar concept is being pushed by the former CFTC chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo. Reports indicate that he, Daniel Gorfine and Charles Giancarlo are planning to do this privately. Daniel Gorfine is the former LabCFTC director. Charles Giancarlo is an investor. They have decided to form the Digital Dollar Foundation. It is a non-profit initiative in association with Accenture. They also have plans to work with various professionals to achieve this. They plan to work towards...

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Welcoming 2020: 5 Wild Predictions Impacting the Global Economy

This year of 2019 turned out to action-packed with respect to the cryptocurrency market and the global economy in general. Undergoing a massive crypto winter in 2018, the crypto market saw some recovery especially in Q2 2019. If we look at the year-to-date performance, the overall cryptocurrency market cap surged by 60%. Thanks to Bitcoin‘s performance giving 100% returns during the same period.Also, if we look at the traditional markets, they have performed beyond investors’ expectations....

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The Fed Developing a National Cryptocurrency? The Good and the Bad

A question is ringing through the minds of both the general public and regulators: Should the Fed develop a national cryptocurrency?What Could the Fed Do to Improve Things?We’ve discussed China’s plans to develop a state-issued cryptocurrency – likely a digital yuan – as a means of stabilizing its economy, monitoring people’s transaction histories and competing with the likes of Facebook’s Libra. Recently, Live Bitcoin News covered a new law passed in China that permits the digital yuan to...

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Tencent Sees Threat to WeChat Pay and Alipay if Facebook Succeeds in Libra Launch

China’s internet and communications giant Tencent has recently raised concerns that if Facebook succeeds in its Libra launch by 2020, local Chinese payment service providers like WeChat pay and Alipay would face major threats in global markets.Tencent recently published a blockchain whitepaper in Chinese, wherein it calls Facebook’s Libra initiative as “bold and radical” as well as “prudent and rational”. The Chinese tech giant explains how Libra can quickly make inroads in markets where the...

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