Federal Reserve

February 1, 2022
Global payments system faster, cheaper, greener and safer with blockchain premium
As the adoption of cryptocurrencies continues to grow and central banks across the globe strive to develop their own digital currencies (CBDCs), blockchain will irreversibly shake up the global payments system for the better. For the first time, the U.S. Federal Reserve has launched an extensive discussion paper that will act as the basis for a debate about the introduction of a digital dollar. Yet the U.S. is trailing China in this regard, which is already Read More
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Nigel Green
January 26, 2022
Investors spooked by Fed’s imminent rate hike move premium
The forecast move by the U.S. Federal Reserve today to hike interest rates is spooking investors into making sure their portfolios are suitably diversified. Something they should be doing already. Markets are awaiting the Fed’s announcement on Wednesday, which could indicate the first increase in U.S. rates since 2018 as they attempt to combat soaring inflation. The day has arrived. Investors across the globe have been preparing for the Fed’s decision since Read More
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Nigel Green
January 6, 2022
Latest Bitcoin flash crash – a buying opportunity? premium
The price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies will robustly rebound after a sudden drop on Wednesday, after minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting were unveiled. In a matter of hours, the price of Bitcoin dropped $3,000, from over $47,000 to just under $44,000. The Fed minutes heightened predictions that the U.S. central bank will now act faster to hike interest rates to combat surging inflation. As such, there was a knee jerk sell-off on Wall Street and the Read More
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Nigel Green
November 3, 2021
Investors should get ready for market correction premium
Investors need to brace for a 10% market correction over the next month, as they make sense of the Fed’s stance on interest rates. The U.S. central bank is forecast to announce it will begin to taper its $120 billion monthly bond purchases on Wednesday, and the real story for the markets is how the Federal Reserve will talk about inflation. Indeed, inflation is becoming a much bigger issue than most analysts had predicted, so investors will be grappling to fight the trend of Read More
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Nigel Green
January 21, 2021
2021 may see record stock market highs with Yellen as Treasury Secretary premium
U.S. President Biden’s decision to select Janet Yellen as U.S. Treasury Secretary could help stock markets reach all-time highs this year. Joe Biden’s inauguration as the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday signifies a new era bolstered by certainty, stability and a return to established norms. All things the markets favour. That said, after the pomp and ceremony of the inauguration, investors’ eyes are now on Janet Yellen, who will take Read More
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Nigel Green