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NEW YORK: Wall Street finance executives who were thinking of plunging some of their company’s cash reserves into bitcoin got a heat check last week.
OVER the recent holidays. I met up with many friends, most wearing a protective face mask in a rather relaxed observance of social-distancing guidelines.
NEW YORK: As benchmark Treasury yields rise amid expectations for stronger growth, the key question on investor minds is how high can they climb before spoiling the global risk-asset rally.
THE dollar found support from expectations of a continued economic recovery in the United States amid countries in Europe resorting to lockdowns to fend off a second Covid-19 wave; and expectations of higher government spending under the Biden administration – after a plunge in payrolls in December raised the prospect of more federal spending to aid the coronavirus-battered economy.
THE reflation trade has been gathering momentum again in recent weeks as shown by rising U.S. Treasury yields and increasing inflation expectations.
New York: President-elect Joe Biden will unveil a stimulus proposal on Thursday designed to jump-start the economy during the coronavirus pandemic and help minority communities with around US$1.9 trillion in aid.
KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened marginally lower against the US dollar on Thursday due to the lack of buying interest, in spite of the greenback’s weaker performance, said an analyst.
NEW YORK: Treasury yields fell on Wednesday after Federal Reserve officials steered clear of tightening monetary conditions anytime soon despite expectations of higher inflation, while stocks and the dollar edged higher.
FEDERAL Reserve (Fed) officials are beginning to split over when they may need to start pulling back on their massive monetary stimulus, drawing nervous glances from investors who remember how markets were roiled during the 2013 taper tantrum.