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FOMC Meeting Preview

Markets have mostly pressed the pause button in the lead up to today’s FOMC meeting with gold and the dollar trading in narrow ranges and US stocks ending flat and just off record highs.

Bitcoin rally picks up steam

Bitcoin has rallied another $800 from yesterday’s break of $12,000. The British pound hit a monthly high, rallying 200 pips after trade talks resumed. Tesla reported a 5th consecutive quarterly profit after the close of another soft day in equity markets.

Elon Musk buys Twitter

Elon Musk agreed a deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion, sending Twitter shares soaring. The rest of the market fared worse with stocks falling and the dollar reaching a 2-year high.

Dow cracks 30,000!

In a historic day for the stock market, the Dow Jones reached 30,000 for the first time. Cryptocurrencies continue to soar, this time led by XRP from Ripple, which has risen 50% in 24 hours.

Tesla excluded from S&P500!

The S&P 500 index committee left out Tesla in its latest reshuffle and Japanese conglomerate Softbank apparently played a part in causing recent tech volatility. Today China trade balance and German industrial production data is released.

Tesla buys $1.5 billion Bitcoin

Bitcoin soared over 15% to reach a fresh record high over $44,000 after its was revealed Tesla has invested $1.5 billion of its cash reserves into the cryptocurrency. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index reached its highest in 30 years.