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Municipals sat tight again Wednesday as broader markets digested the Federal Open Market Committee leaving interest rates unchanged and noting the tapering process may begin sooner. The news was largely expected and U.S. Treasuries ended the day a touch firmer while equities made up for lost ground though pared back earlier gains. “The biggest news
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A growing number of Federal Reserve officials expect an interest rate increase next year as the central bank prepares to withdraw its enormous stimulus programme as early as November. At the end of the two-day meeting on Wednesday, the Federal Open Market Committee kept its main interest rate on hold at the rock-bottom range of
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Wednesday said the central bank’s current trading rules are insufficient and promised that it would “make changes” after filings showed that officials traded stocks and bonds that could be influenced by its policy actions. Specifically, Powell said that Fed officials should as a general rule be barred from owning
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The cryptocurrency ecosystem is showing signs of a recovery on Sept. 22 following a 48-hours corrective stint which saw Bitcoin and altcoins sell-off to their swing lows. Equities and crypto investors were clearly worried about the possible bankruptcy of China’s Evergrande real estate firm and many feared that the possible default could spark a global
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Crypto companies from the United States filed two registration statements with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) seeking permission to sell exchange-traded funds (ETF) in relation to Bitcoin (BTC) and decentralized finance (DeFi). An Atlanta-based investment company, Invesco joined New York’s Galaxy Digital Funds to file and register Invesco Galaxy Bitcoin ETF, a trust with
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The House today is poised to approve a stopgap funding bill that would suspend the debt ceiling, one of several legislative showdowns that include major infrastructure and spending bills and collectively have major municipal market implications. “You have the most complex legislative maneuvering I’ve ever seen in my decades of experience, in which the infrastructure
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The Slow Stochastic isn’t necessarily among the top three of most popular indicators but it does have a large and loyal following. Our trading expert David Jones takes a look at the math behind it, ways to adjust its parameters and different tricks and tips on how to get the best out of it. It’s
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S&P Global Ratings has singled out states’ underfunding of retiree medical benefits as a key credit risk for states. States continued to sharply underfund their OPEB plans and unfunded liabilities ticked upward in fiscal 2020, S&P analysts reported in their annual survey published Monday. During the economic expansion preceding the pandemic, few states pursued and
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The International Energy Agency has called on Russia to send more gas to Europe to help alleviate the energy crisis, becoming the first major international body to address claims by traders and foreign officials that Moscow has restricted supplies. The Paris-based body said that while Russia was fulfilling its long-term contracts to European customers it
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Charlie Javice, Founder/CEO of Frank, which is a college financial aid start-up. Source: JP Morgan JPMorgan Chase has acquired college planning platform Frank to deepen relationships with students and their parents, CNBC has learned exclusively. Frank is an online portal with tools that help students apply for and negotiate financial aid, enroll in online courses
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Nonfungible tokens (NFT) dominated crypto and mainstream media headlines all throughout 2021 as investors who held CryptoPunks and other projects minted prior to 2018 were finally rewarded for their patience. Meanwhile, newer projects like the Bored Ape Yacht Club and Art Blocks Curated saw some of their rarer pieces sell for millions of dollars.  Despite
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According to findings from the Continental Migration Report 2021, remittances to African countries are projected to decrease from the $44 billion recorded in 2020 to $41 billion. The Covid Effect As expected, the Covid-19 pandemic is identified as one of the main causes of the decline. However, despite this projected 5.4 per cent drop, a
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