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Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Goldman Sachs says a national mask mandate could slash infections and save economy from a 5% hit

June 30, 2020

Via: CNBC

A federal face mask mandate would not only cut the daily growth rate of new confirmed cases of Covid-19, but could also save the U.S. economy from taking a 5% GDP hit in lieu of additional lockdowns, according to Goldman […]


Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Treasury yields hold ground as reopening stays in focus

June 17, 2020

Via: Market Watch

Treasury prices struggled for direction on Wednesday as investors closely watched how individual U.S. states were going about reopening businesses and easing social restrictions with coronavirus cases rising in some areas of the country, just as the economy is starting […]


Activity, Trading

Stocks trim opening losses as U.S. retail sales tank, trade tensions with China ratchet up

May 15, 2020

Via: Market Watch

Stocks were well off their lows on Friday and fighting for altitude after data showed U.S. April retail sales plunged more than forecast and on reports the Trump administration will block shipments of semiconductors to China’s Huawei Technologies, stoking fears […]


Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Gold prices inch higher after jobs report shows 701,000 U.S. jobs lost in March

April 3, 2020

Via: Market Watch

Gold futures traded higher on Friday after a report on U.S. employment in March indicated that the damage from coronavirus related business shutdowns is already having a big impact on the labor market. June gold GCM20, +0.29% on Comex, which […]


Activity, Trading

Dow gains more than 500 points as market focuses on efforts to slow coronavirus spread

March 30, 2020

Via: Market Watch

Gains for the Dow firmed midday Monday, supported by shares of health-care related companies like Johnson & Johnson and UnitedHealth Group, as investors assessed efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and cushion the economy against the impact […]


Activity, Trading

Oil shakes off earlier gains, with U.S. prices down 25% for the week

March 20, 2020

Via: Market Watch

Oil shook off earlier gains on Friday, with U.S. prices trading around 25% lower for the week as economic stimulus plans from government and central banks failed to offset pressure from expectations for steep coronavirus-fueled losses in demand and a […]


Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Gold prices recover from lowest levels of year

March 19, 2020

Via: Market Watch

Gold prices recovered some ground Thursday, after seeing the lowest levels of the year, as governments and central banks made moves to support the global economy, which has suffered under the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent losses in global […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

This Is How the Coronavirus Will Destroy the Economy

March 16, 2020

Via: The New York Times

Though the Federal Reserve moved over the weekend to slash rates and buy treasuries, markets around the world fell on Monday anyway. The coronavirus threatens to set off financial contagion in a world economy with very different vulnerabilities than on […]


Activity, Trading

Stocks open lower after Apple says coronavirus outbreak will hurt sales

February 18, 2020

Via: Market Watch

U.S. stocks traded lower Tuesday morning after Apple Inc. said late Monday that the viral outbreak in China would hurt its second-quarter results, reigniting fears that the disease may disrupt manufacturing supply chains and have broad implications for the global […]


Activity, Investment Banking, Trading

U.S. stocks edge higher as investors look past coronavirus to solid corporate earnings

February 10, 2020

Via: Market Watch

Stocks edged higher on Monday as Wall Street investors took heart in mostly solid U.S. fourth-quarter corporate earnings and looked beyond concerns about the coronavirus outbreak’s potential disruption to supply chains. What are major indexes doing? The Dow Jones Industrial […]