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Bloomberg: Stocks Gain After Powell; Dollar Extends Advance: Markets Wrap
Most Asian stocks advanced after an upbeat assessment on the U.S. economy from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell comforted investors wary of a blowout in protectionism. [more...]
Bloomberg: Amazon Suffers Tech Crash and Strikes During Prime Day Inc. kicked off its big Prime Day sales promotion with technical glitches on its website and app, threatening its 36-hour sales extravaganza. [more...]
Bloomberg: Templeton, BlackRock Say Now's the Time to Buy Emerging Markets
Emerging markets are poised to rally after more than $7 trillion in stocks slid into bear territory, according to three of the world’s largest money managers. [more...]
Bloomberg: Powell's ‘For Now’ Caveat a Sign Fed Rate Hikes Not on Autopilot
Jerome Powell has a judgment to make on how hard monetary policy is biting down on the U.S. economy. The signal came from two words: “for now,” used by the Federal Reserve chairman as a caveat in his description on Tuesday of the central bank’s plan to “keep gradually raising the federal funds rate.” [more...]
Bloomberg: Treasury Yield Curve Is Heading for Inversion, Fund Managers Say
The Treasury curve is on a one-way trip to inversion. That’s the assessment of fund managers surveyed this month by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which reported that investors’ expectations for curve steepening sank to the lowest level in more than seven years. [more...]

Bloomberg: After Scandal and Death, Two Alpine Banks Aim for Crypto Gold
Walk into Falcon Private Bank on the Pelikantrasse in central Zurich and you’re immediately struck by the giant photo of a woman crouched in the sprinter’s starting position, painted head-to-toe in gold. [more...]

Bloomberg: New York FX Traders Are More Bullish the Dollar Than Londoners
Depending on where you’re trading in the world, the sun might shine a little differently on certain currency pairs. [more...]

Reuters: Dollar's advance puts squeeze on gold, commodities
Asian share markets were mostly firmer on Wednesday as a bullish outlook from the head of the U.S. central bank buoyed the dollar, lifted Tokyo shares to a one-month top and sent gold to a one-year trough. [more...]
Reuters: Oil prices drop amid surprise jump in U.S. stockpiles
Oil prices dropped on Wednesday after an industry group reported that U.S. crude inventories rose last week, defying analyst expectations for a significant reduction. [more...]
Reuters: Fed's Powell: Years of strong jobs, low inflation still ahead
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said on Tuesday he sees the United States on track for years more of steady growth, but was challenged in a congressional hearing by senators worried the Trump administration’s trade policies were already damaging businesses in their districts. [more...]
CNBC: The trade war is complicating China's efforts to fix its economy
The trade war with the U.S. couldn’t have come at a worse timing for China, which had just begun focusing "in earnest" on fixing problems with its economy, J.P. Morgan analysts said. [more...]
CNBC: Mastercard has a new patent that could allow bitcoin transactions on credit cards
Consumers might one day be able to charge their purchases on their credit cards using bitcoin as a currency. On Tuesday, Mastercard won a patent to protect a method that would manage "fractional reserves of blockchain currency." [more...]
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