A positive day for stocks picks up after the Federal Reserve pledged to keep policy fit so that the economy is on its feet. And investors remain optimistic that U.S. lawmakers will secure a stimulus contract.
To be sure, 2020 has been a very reasonable time for equities, considering the tragedy brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. But the S&P 500’s SPX,
there has been no 14% year-on-year benefit to date on how one group of other assets has operated.
Up over 200% this year, cryptocurrency cryptocurrency superstar BTCUSD,
it sailed to a new record of $ 22,000, knocking over $ 23,000 at one point early Thursday, a day after reaching above $ 20,000. And we have a couple of new calls on the cryptocurrency that show it could have a lot more to go by.
Try $ 400,000, says Scott Minerd, chief investment officer of investment bank Guggenheim Partners, which made that forecast to Bloomberg News late Wednesday.
Minerd said his bank began to leverage towards bitcoin when it was at $ 10,000, and while that is becoming challenging as the price is now closer to $ 20,000, “yes Our basic work shows that bitcoin should be worth around $ 400,000 ”.
The jump from here to $ 400,000 is based on “scarcity and relative valuation of things like gold as a percentage of GDP [gross domestic product]. Of course, Bitcoin has many golden effects and at the same time it has an unusual value in terms of transactions, ”said Minerd.
Wall Street wasn’t just hot for bitcoin in the early days, but interest from institutional investors has been growing as they look for ways to protect against the risk of future inflation. Larry Fink, founder and chief executive of the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, said earlier this month that bitcoin could turn into a global market asset.
Read: Paul Tudor Jones says bitcoin ‘reminds me of 1999 1999 internet stocks’
Another big bull on bitcoin, Goldman Sachs alumnus Raoul Pal, tweeted early Thursday that he sees bitcoin 10 times higher in the year from now on. His December 2021 target is $ 250,000, Pal said in an email comment.
In the words of Pal, chief executive of Global Macro Investor and co-founder of Real Vision Financial and Crypto TV, “bitcoin is eating the world” when it comes to asset production.
YM00 stock futures,
rising, while European equivalents SXXP,
they are also in the green, and Asian markets had a good hopeful day. CL00 oil prices,
higher and the GBPUSD pound,
rising to post-Brexit contractual expectations and ahead of the Bank of England policy meeting.
Weekly and ongoing jobless claims, and housing starts – the number of homes on which construction work has begun – along with the Philadelphia Federal index are all ahead.
Additional doses in filters of the COVID-19 vaccine from the drug company Pfizer PFE,
and partner BioNTech BNTX,
US supply could increase 40%. The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of leftover vaccines, which pharmacists reported. The first case of allergic reaction to the vaccine was reported by a health worker in Alaska.
French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for COVID-19, and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez is among those now quarantined after contacting him. A Hong Kong police dog is now in quarantine after contracting a coronavirus.
Micromessenger social media Twitter TWTR,
delete any posts it deems false about COVID-19 vaccines.
“We’re still talking and I think we’ll get there.” That was Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Wednesday afternoon, after top lawmakers failed to reach an agreement. Talks are underway for Thursday.
Some parts of the U.S. Northeast are pushing for 2 feet of snow Thursday.
A beloved actor “Lord of the Rings” has now been vaccinated against COVID-19.
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