Dow Futures, Bitcoin Teeter as Markets Wait for FOMC Bounce

Neither Dow futures nor the bitcoin price showed much conviction ahead of Wednesday’s US stock market open, as Wall Street pined for a dovish FOMC statement on interest rates and crypto traders waited for BTC to make its next major push. Dow Futures Hover Near Tuesday Close As of 9:05 am ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures had lost 14 points or 0.05 percent, implying a loss of 25.38 points at the open. S&P 500 and Nasdaq futures also slipped into the red, dropping 0.04 percent and 0.02 percent, respectively. Futures tracking all three indices had traded higher earlier in

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Analysts: New Zealand Tragedy ‘Stunned Markets,’ Launched Gold Past $1,300

In the wake of a historically dreadful shooting in New Zealand, one of the statistically safest countries in the world, you would be forgiven for thinking that financial markets would be reeling from the horror of seeing 49 people gunned down. NZ is not the United States in terms of gun violence – the last time that more than ten people died in a shooting was 1990, nearly 20 years ago. Instead, there was an apparent bout of risk-on, with major US indices like the Dow Jones and Nasdaq rising sharply on the day. One area where analysts did believe

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