Markets are Increasingly Anticipating a “Biden Sweep”

Oct 05, 2020

When news of the president’s COVID-19 diagnosis hit, in the wee hours of Friday morning, overnight markets reacted with shock and fear. By the end of the day on Friday, though, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 had mostly recovered, with small caps (via the Russell 2000 index) even turning positive on the day. In Monday’s premarket session,…

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Mastercard Sees the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) Future That is Coming

Sep 16, 2020

The Bank of International Settlements, or BIS for short, is known as the central bank for other central banks. In January 2020, the BIS published a new research paper — not its first one — on central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). Eight months ago, the BIS found that 80% of all the central banks they surveyed were investigating CBDCs, and…

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