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Bonds, stocks decline as global economic growth fears spread

  Bloomberg Global bond yields surged and stocks extended declines at the end of a week that underscored expectations for tighter monetary policy and a slowing economy. A dollar gauge rose to yet another record and 10-year Treasury yields to the highest in more than a decade, while UK bonds plunged and the pound fell as markets priced in a ...

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Crypto outperforms stocks for a change as correlation breaks

Bloomberg Cryptocurrencies outperformed US equities for a change, with Bitcoin and Ether gaining for the first time in five days. Bitcoin, the largest virtual currency by market value, rose about 2% to $19,2912 in New York. Earlier, it slid as much as 4% toward a three-month low. Ether rose about 1.5%. It had dropped as much as 20% since a ...

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US equity futures waver as inflation battle intensifies

Bloomberg US equity futures wavered and Treasury yields edged higher after the Federal Reserve signaled it would risk a recession to beat inflation, precipitating a wave of monetary tightening from other central banks. Contracts on the S&P 500 fluctuated after the benchmark’s tumble when the Fed unleashed a third consecutive 75 basis-point hike and indicated another of the same magnitude ...

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Bitcoin erases drop triggered by Fed’s warning of rate-hike

Bloomberg Cryptocurrencies fought off declines triggered by another large Federal Reserve interest-rate hike, though sentiment remained cautious given the central bank’s warning of economic pain ahead from tightening policy. Bitcoin, the largest token, was about 1.2% higher in London after earlier sliding as much as 4% towards levels last seen in 2020. Second-biggest coin Ether continued to underperform, shedding 2%. ...

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Stocks head higher on Fed rate day; haven bid lingers

Bloomberg Markets were muted on Wednesday with investors mostly staying on the sidelines before another expected rate hike from the Federal Reserve. Treasuries and the dollar gained on haven flows after Russian President Vladimir Putin stepped up his war against Ukraine. US equity futures pointed to a recovery from the slide in the S&P 500 on anxiety policy makers are ...

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India’s Sebi aims to tighten rules for fintech companies

  Bloomberg India’s capital market regulator has increased vigil over new age fintech companies amid exponential growth in that sector and pledged to tighten scrutiny of their business models after some large initial public offerings left retail investors with significant losses. “In past we have been little late to the party but now it is our intention to narrow that ...

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Bitcoin hovers in sight of lowest level since 2020

  Bloomberg Cryptocurrency investors waited with bated breath for a Federal Reserve policy decision that likely holds the key to whether Bitcoin can avert a drop to levels last seen when the pandemic was raging globally. The largest token was little changed at $19,000 as of 11:44 a.m. in Singapore on Wednesday, while other major coins like Ether, Solana and ...

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Stocks decline as traders eye supersized Fed hike

Bloomberg Stocks fell with US equity futures, giving up early gains, as traders braced for another supersized US rate hike amid rising anxiety the Federal Reserve could overtighten and raise the odds of a hard landing. The Stoxx 600 Index dropped 0.8%, paced by losses on real estate and miners. US equity futures also declined after briefly trading higher, with ...

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Nasdaq makes first big crypto push to lure institutional clients

  Bloomberg Nasdaq Inc is making its first major push into crypto, as the second-largest stock exchange prepares to capitalise on increasing appetite for digital currencies among big-money investors. A new group dedicated to digital assets will initially offer custody services for Bitcoin and Ether to institutional investors, according to Tal Cohen, the company’s executive vice president and head of ...

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Stocks fall in cautious start to key Fed decisions week

  Bloomberg Stocks slid with US equity futures in a cautious start on Monday as investors await a slew of interest rate decisions in the days ahead and after global equities notched their worst week since hitting this year’s low in June. Futures on the S&P 500 index dropped 1% along with the Nasdaq 100, indicating extended declines for the ...

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