Treasury Secretary of the United States Janet Yellen called governments around
the world to set up a minimum corporate tax rate at 21%. The idea was swiftly
supported by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The U.S. believes that this
unified tax rate will act as a general wheel for the global economy.
according to Yellen this minimum tax rate should prevent cross-border capital
flight, domiciliation by corporates to low-tax jurisdictions.
California-based trending producer of electric vehicles, Tesla officially
reported its record 2021 first quarter deliveries at the very end of last week.
Despite the ongoing worldwide shortage of semiconductor components, which was recently
seen to be one of the reasons for the correction of Tesla shares down to
$597.95 per share, demand for the advanced Model Y of the automaker has
remained high since mid-January, especially from China and other Asian
any dips" general strategy still seems to pay its way. It works very well
on both American and European stocks except, maybe, for some of the long-suffering
big techs. The U.S. S&P500 broad market index is testing highs above 3950
again, while the Euro Stoxx 50 and the German Xetra Dax30 composite already
succeeded in hitting their all-time records this week. It looks like almost
every bit of the market is ready for an upbeat rally extension at least for the
first half of April.
Today's market sentiment is being appetite for risk. Europe is rising on Tuesday as investors appear to have ignored fears about the Archegos hedge fund and despite rising bond yields.
The dollar continued under strong demand in Asia, driven by rising bond yields and expectations that the US economic recovery may lead the Federal Reserve to restrict monetary policy earlier than anticipated.
Treasury yields added to Monday's gains in the Asian session, with investors focused on the end-of-week employment report, which may underscore the robustness of the US economy as vaccination accelerates.
The large increase in fiscal and monetary stimulus that has been observed in this crisis has raised concerns about the risk of inflation. In essence, the argument focuses on the fact that if the money supply increases faster than its actual production then (ceteris paribus), inflation will occur. That is, if a central bank prints currency, at the outset households will also have more money available, which will perhaps make them spend more on consumption. Despite an increase in the money in circulation - the amount of goods does not change - therefore leading to an increase in prices.
market sentiment is aversion to risk. News that Germany has extended
containment measures for another month is hurting Europe on Tuesday.
remained stable in Asia after increased risk-taking prompted a fall in Treasury
yields, countering fears about the rise in Covid-19 cases and new lockdowns in
the higher-maturity Treasurys continued to fall in Asia after recording the
biggest decline in weeks on Monday. However, many investors predict that bond
yields will continue to rise as the U.S. economy recovers.
As the U.S. inflation data indicated as much as 2.8% of growth in the producer price index (PPI) last Friday, which is the highest value since November 2018, some part of the market seem to be mystified by the possible backlash by the Federal Reserve (Fed) at its latest regular meeting. The results of Fed's own monetary policy's audit will be represented to the market at 18.00 GMT, and the press conference with the U.S. regulator's Chairman Jerome Powell will follow half an hour later.
This possible increase in inflation could be due to the intense work of the U.S.
The U.S. Dollar has overturned the consensus idea of the weakening Greenback that seemed to capture investors’ minds in the financial market. Negative factors that pressured the American currency before suddenly turned to a positive upside are discussed below.
The loose monetary policy of the Federal Reserve (Fed) and a new fiscal stimulus package of $1.9 trillion should, in theory, increase the supply of Dollars and this should eventually lead to a weaker Greenback. It is expected that neither the Fed nor the U.S.
As China's industrial activity data failed to inspire the investment community at the beginning of the week, with the Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) at 50.6 only against the estimated 51.1 level by the average Reuters poll's forecast and after topping at 52.1 peak in November 2020, a similar set of indicators in the EU were much more pleasant in market's eyes. Therefore, the European stock indexes have got a real chance to grow faster than their Asian and American competitors, attracting potentially more capital inflows into portfolios consisting of Old World's companies.
Some arcade-type episodes of corrective price adjustments on big tech giants like Amazon and Netflix are targeted but local sell-offs on some particular retail assets looks more like the result or sum of money management efforts taken by the market crowd. Individual investors and funds are trying to do it in a smart way by shedding particular shares which they have decided are too expensive to hold.