UK approves Pfizer vaccine, US closes at record highs

The UK has become the first Western country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine, giving emergency authorisation for Pfizer-BioNTech’s 95% effective solution. The jab could be rolled out as early as next week, with frontline workers and the most vulnerable likely to be at the head of the queue. The vaccine does present logistical challenges givenContinue reading “UK approves Pfizer vaccine, US closes at record highs”

Facebook’s Libra to launch as soon as January

Libra, the cryptoasset devised by Facebook, is reportedly planning to launch as early as January, as per the Financial Times, although it will be a scaled down version of what was originally planned. The FT quotes unnamed sources as saying the launch will now be focused on one single cryptoasset, rather than the launch of several coins.Continue reading “Facebook’s Libra to launch as soon as January”

Tesla nears $500bn market cap as markets rally on Trump power transfer

European markets have maintained yesterday’s momentum with news of easing lockdowns in the UK and France adding to the optimism.  The FTSE is up 0.5%, the Dax up 0.4% and the Dow Jones leading way in the US futures market up 1%. Markets around the world rose on Monday and overnight as further vaccine news,Continue reading “Tesla nears $500bn market cap as markets rally on Trump power transfer”

US Treasury and Federal Reserve clash over pandemic response

European markets have opened marginally more positive this morning, but today’s upcoming session has been clouded as officials in Washington clash over the pandemic response. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell found themselves in disagreement over several emergency lending programs that were started to support businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic. MnuchinContinue reading “US Treasury and Federal Reserve clash over pandemic response”

eToro’s top 5 stock picks for Q4 2020

It’s hard to believe we are already in the final stretch of what will go down in history as one of the most eventful years in the stock market. Q3 brought us more stimulus driven euphoria as rampant tech markets saw the Nasdaq make several more record highs. The S&P managed to follow suit leavingContinue reading “eToro’s top 5 stock picks for Q4 2020”

Second effective vaccine fuels rally, Tesla joins S&P

Dominating headlines yesterday was the news that Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine has proven 94.5% effective in a late-stage trial, a week after Pfizer reported similar results in its own trial. More data is expected from the study later this month, and Moderna said that it plans to ask health authorities to clear the vaccine by earlyContinue reading “Second effective vaccine fuels rally, Tesla joins S&P”

Meet Belgian Popular Investor Catalina Norena who knows how to take advantage of market volatility

Catalina Norena (@VIXGold) from Belgium is an eToro Popular Investor who likes to take advantage of extremely volatile markets by investing in ETF’s that are likely to show a profit when markets are down. Therefore, as her username suggests, she invests in ETF’s that track the VIX index or gold prices. She took the timeContinue reading “Meet Belgian Popular Investor Catalina Norena who knows how to take advantage of market volatility”

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