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Asian markets inch higher on hopes of U.S. stimulus deal

Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Thursday, buoyed by hopes the U.S. Congress may finally deliver fresh aid to help American businesses and families weather the pandemic.

by Associated Press
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Gold settles higher, then sees volatile trade as Fed keeps size of bond purchases unchanged

Gold futures settle higher on Wednesday for a second straight session, as investors focus on a fiscal spending package. Prices then see some volatile moves, edging lower in electronic trading after the Federal Reserve said...

by Myra P. Saefong
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U.S. Treasury designates Switzerland, Vietnam as currency manipulators

The Treasury Department on Wednesday announced it has designated Vietnam and Switzerland as currency manipulators.

by Greg Robb
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Bitcoin prices surge, hit fresh record near $21,000: ‘This could be the point’ it ‘explodes…into uncharted territory’

The world's most well-known cryptocurrency traded at a fresh all-time above $20,000 on Wednesday, nearly three years after the asset collapsed as it attempted to breach a similar price.

by Mark DeCambre
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Flash eurozone PMI beats forecasts and reaches two-month high

The flash eurozone composite purchasing managers index rose to 49.8 in December from 45.3 in November, and well ahead of consensus expectations of 45.8, according to a survey released on Wednesday by IHS Markit.

by Barbara Kollmeyer
Ticker Name Last Chg Chg %
EURUSD Euro 1.22 0.0028 0.23%
USDJPY Japanese Yen 103.32 -0.14 -0.14%
GBPUSD British Pound 1.35 0.0033 0.24%
AUDUSD Australian Dollar 0.76 0.0012 0.16%
DXY U.S. Dollar Index (DXY) 90.07 -0.38 -0.42%
BUXX WSJ Dollar Index 85.17 -0.15 -0.17%

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Pound rises on reports of Brexit-deal progress

The British pound rose in early trading on Wednesday, lifted by comments from European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen who said there is "path to an agreement now." The pound rose 0.3% to $1.3498. "The good new...

by Barbara Kollmeyer
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Asian markets rise after stimulus talks lift Wall Street

Shares rose in Asia on Wednesday after revived hopes for more aid for the U.S. economy broke a four-day losing streak on Wall Street.

by Associated Press
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Gold climbs to highest finish in a week on hope for further U.S. coronavirus relief

Gold futures climb Tuesday to finish at their highest in a week, rebounding from a two week low, with gains attributed to the prospects for another coronavirus fiscal package gaining more traction in Washington before the ...

by Myra P. Saefong
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Charting a (bullish) holding pattern: S&P 500, Nasdaq nail major support

Technically speaking, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite have maintained major support against a still comfortably bullish intermediate-term backdrop, writes Michael Ashbaugh.

by Michael Ashbaugh
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Asian markets retreat after lackluster day on Wall Street

Asian shares sank on Tuesday after a lackluster day on Wall Street as investors wait to see if Congress can break a logjam on delivering more aid to people, businesses and local governments affected by the coronavirus pand...

by Associated Press

Cryptocurrencies

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How Much Is Bitcoin Worth? New Pricing Model Is Bad News.

Bitcoin’s price is more than 50% higher than its fair value of about $12,000, according to a new valuation analysis of the cryptocurrency.

Ticker Name Last Chg Chg %
BTCUSD Bitcoin USD 21822.55 583 2.74%
ETHEUR Ethereum EUR 522.25 6.66 1.29%
LTCUSD Litecoin USD 91.65 0.07 0.08%
XRPUSD Ripple USD 0.56 0.0325 6.17%
BCHUSD Bitcoin Cash USD 309.15 4.23 1.39%
XMRUSD Monero USD 156.01 2.28 1.48%