Bank of America Dow Jones Market News Opinion 

BoA Strategist Thinks the Stock Market Crash Is Over, But Don’t Celebrate Yet

Bank of America’s top strategist believes the stock market crash is over. A historic relief rally for the Dow Jones has given bulls confidence that the coronavirus panic has peaked. Gloomy GDP forecasts suggest even if the floor is in, upside for the Dow and S&P 500 could be limited at best. After a horrific month on Wall Street, the stock market crash has slowed, with the Dow Jones and S&P 500 rebounding off their lows. One of the investment banking world’s top strategists, Bank of America’s Michael Hartnett, believes…

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Traditional Traders Show Growing Interest in Crypto

A survey published on March 31 revealed that senior trading executives believe that large companies in the business would be interested in taking advantage of the recent crypto plunge, particularly Bitcoin (BTC). According to the Adoption of Digital Asset Trading report published by Acuiti management intelligence platform, about 100 venues capable of trading cryptocurrencies have launched for institutional clients. The survey shows greater adoption of digital assets among sell-side service providers (26%) than traditional trading firms (17%). However, it clarified that the adoption rates are limited to the CME or…

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BIS Calls for Central Bank Digital Currencies Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) has issued a report arguing in favor of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and digital payments amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The bulletin published by the BIS, a 600-member international financial institution representing the central banks of 60 countries, urges central banks to consider developing CBDCs in light of concerns regarding the spread of coronavirus through existing payment methods. BIS warns of COVID-19 transmission via credit card terminals The report notes a significant negative change in consumer attitudes regarding the use of cash in response to…

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Business News Coronavirus Lululemon Puma 

Coronavirus Ravages Puma as Apparel Makers Struggle to Preserve Cash

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing Puma to cut executive pay and suspend stock buybacks. Other sportswear giants, including Lululemon, have taken similar measures. Adidas went a step further and announced it would not pay rent on its shuttered retail locations. Puma’s (ETR: PUM) shareholders and senior executives are the first victims of the sportswear giant’s survival plan amid coronavirus. To conserve cash, Puma is suspending shareholder payouts and cutting or eliminating salaries. In a statement, the sportswear maker disclosed that it will suspend dividends and cut senior management’s pay by…

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Cryptocurrency News From Japan: March 29

This week’s headlines from Japan included the country’s Financial Services Agency revealing feedback from the public on recent regulation, the Cabinet Office Ordinance announcing regulatory changes, Zaif exchange removing three crypto assets, BitBank’s COO predicting crypto exchange mergers, and Nomura Research Institute issuing Japan’s first blockchain-based bond.  Check out some of this week’s crypto and blockchain headlines, originally reported by Cointelegraph Japan. Japanese FSA receives comments on new regulations The Japanese Financial Services Agency, or FSA, unveiled 172 comments from citizens and groups, pertaining to recent crypto asset laws taking…

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Bad Crypto News of the Week

Bitcoin seems to be settling happily above $6,000 and is currently just north of $6,500 again. Let’s hope we’ve seen the last of those $5,000 movements and we’re ready for a steady climb back to double figures before the halving in mid-May. It’s getting closer. In the meantime, the Federal Reserve now appears to have merged into the federal government. An opinion piece in Bloomberg has described how an alphabet soup of financial programs intended to help the economy through the current crisis is allowing the government to buy up…

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Coronavirus Housing Market Op-ed United States 

A $1.3 Trillion U.S. Housing Market Crash Is Imminent, and Inevitable

The U.S. housing market could lose 4% of its value. Unemployment claims and layoffs would be a headwind. Demand is expected to fall off a cliff thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. housing market is going to be one of the biggest victims of the novel coronavirus pandemic as people lose jobs and the economy comes to a grinding halt. Housing bulls have already started pulling out of the market and it won’t be long before prices start going south. The latest readings from the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller index…

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Voyager Onboards 40,000 Circle Invest Customers

Crypto trade service firm, Voyager Digital Canada, has completed its acquisition of Circle’s retail-facing investment app. On April 3, Voyager announced it had onboarded Circle Invest’s more than 40,000 accounts onto its platform — excluding residents of New York, North Carolina, and Alaska. Voyager now reports a user base of more than 200,000 in total. Circle Invest was sold in exchange for a 4% stake in Voyager in February. Voyager onboards Circle Invest clients Voyager offers commission-free trading on 34 crypto assets and USD. The firm will continue to offer…

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