On Wednesday, members of Parliament will decide whether to tear the country out of the European Union with no agreement in place in 16 days’ time, or give themselves the chance to delay Brexit in the hope of securing better terms.
If -- as expected -- they reject leaving without an accord on March 29, there will be another vote Thursday on whether to ask the EU for more time and delay departure day. An extension, which markets would welcome, could however provoke furious pro-Brexit officials to quit May’s administration, and even set in train a chain of events that could bring her government down.
The Great Fall is coming....
World markets are in different situations. If there are massive sales on emerging markets, the us stock markets are almost continuous growth.
This is primarily due to the fact that capital has rushed to the US, as the us economy is showing strong growth rates, and in other regions, either a slowdown or assets do not look attractive in terms of investment.
Nevertheless, the growth of the us stock market looks abnormal and artificial, and many experts predict a strong collapse.
The founder of the financial newsletter Hulbert Financial Digest, mark Hulbert argues that most of the usual indicators give signals of alarm. He especially notes the so-called" Buffett indicator", which the head of Berkshire calls the only true indicator of the state of the market.
Its essence is quite simple. It represents the ratio of the total market capitalization of all shares in the US to the country's GDP. When the indicator is in the range of 70% to 80%, it is a buy signal, if it exceeds 100%, it means that the market is overbought and it's time to leave.
Now this indicator is approaching the level of 140%, and this is a new record. In other words, the value of shares is currently very much overstated, and ahead of waiting for a long decline.
Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg has found himself with few defenders in the technology industry.
Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook, Tesla Inc.’s Elon Musk and Salesforce.com Inc.’s Marc Benioff have criticized the social media network in the wake of its user data scandal involving political-advertising firm Cambridge Analytica. Other tech leaders have remained quiet in the ensuing backlash against Facebook, in contrast to Silicon Valley’s usual practice of rallying around its own during major crises.
Facebook has sought to repair its public image and trust with more than 2 billion users after reports surfaced that Cambridge Analytica obtained data on as many 50 million of those U.S. accounts. As Zuckerberg, 33, faces calls to testify before Congress and lawmakers raise the idea of new regulations on tech, his peers have either stayed quiet or publicly criticized his company. In times of crisis, tech companies have sometimes huddled together to defend the industry, such as when Apple fought the FBI to protect an encrypted iPhone and during President Donald Trump’s proposed immigration ban last year against mostly Muslim countries. https://www.bloomberg.com/technology
"Я провел много времени, читая об этом, и чем дальше я углубляюсь в исследования, тем более "медвежьим" становится мое настроение. Все это очень похоже на интернет-компании, которые мы наблюдали в конце 90-х", - заявил он.
МакГлоун сделал прогноз о падении биткоина до $900 на основе взлета и падения курса акций интернет-ритейлера Amazon в бум доткомов, а также поведение индекса Nasdaq Composite. Тогда фондовый индекс высокотехнологичных компаний достиг исторического максимума, а потом обвалился в полтора раза, в результате чего сотни организаций обанкротились.
По сообщению агентства Reuters, британский Королевский монетный двор планирует эмитировать собственную криптовалюту, обеспеченную золотом. Называться она будет RMG (Royal Mint Gold), а одна единица будет соответствовать 1 грамму золота, хранящегося в монетном дворе. По словам его коммерческого директора Тома Когилла, «держа в руках RMG, вы держите настоящее золото». Источник: Forexpf.Ru - Новости рынка Форекс
According to Reuters, the British Royal mint plans to issue its own crypto currency, backed by gold. It will be called RMG (Royal Mint Gold), and one unit will correspond to 1 gram of gold stored at the mint. According to its commercial Director Tom Cogill, "holding RMG, you hold real gold". Source: Forexpf.Ru
- Ballot marks likely breakthrough to chancellor’s fourth term
- Coalition accord still subject to final vote of SPD members
Germany’s Social Democrats backed formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel after a divisive party convention, marking a potential breakthrough toward her fourth term.
A majority of SPD delegates gathered in Bonn on Sunday voted in favor of negotiations to renew the “grand coalition” with Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union-led bloc. Party and labor leaders had argued to move forward with a joint policy outline reached on Jan. 12, rather than walk away from government.
The dollar's index against a basket of six major currencies stood at 90.509, having pulled up from Monday's three-year low of 90.279.
"We have been of the view that the risk on the euro/dollar is still on the upside," said Tan Teck Leng, forex analyst for UBS Wealth Management in Singapore.
"The euro is still not at a level that should concern the ECB," Tan said, adding that the euro's recent strength seems to have had little negative effect on euro zone business sentiment or exports.
The dollar has weakened recently as markets grow increasingly confident that a global recovery will outpace U.S. growth and prompt other major central banks, led by the ECB, to unwind their easy money strategy faster than has been expected.
Against the yen, the dollar rose 0.4 percent to 110.93 yen, edging away from a four-month low of 110.32 yen set on Monday.
Market participants cited short-covering in the dollar in the wake of its fall over the past week, and there was also talk of dollar-buying by Japanese importers.
A small cut to the Bank of Japan's buying of long-dated Japanese government bonds in a regular market operation last Tuesday had spurred speculation that the BOJ could edge away from its massive stimulus program, pushing the yen and global bond yields higher.
The euro extended gains and Spanish assets held their advance as the country’s government maintained a hard line after Catalonia’s pullback from an immediate declaration of independence. The dollar weakened as investors awaited minutes from the last Federal Reserve meeting.
Spain’s benchmark IBEX 35 Index jumped to a week-high, while the nation’s bonds gained even as core yields across Europe climbed. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy stopped short of suspending Catalonia’s government Wednesday, though starting a process that could lead to that. The Spanish relief rally failed to lift equities elsewhere on the continent, however, with the Stoxx Europe 600 declining as a drop in industrial metals led miners lower. Oil pared an advance above $51 a barrel.