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Market News

  • S&P 500: The US’ S&P 500 index appears to continue the growth that started back in the last quarter or 2020. 
  • Nikkei 225: In Japan, the Nikkei 225 shows as though it is rebounding from the last half of 2020’s major slump.
  • DAX 30: While the DAX 30 index in Germany has had some major ups and downs in the last few months, the general trend is tending up.

Last Week’s Highlights

Another Player Enters the Vaccine Arena, J&J

The American pharmaceutical giant Johnson and Johnson has officially entered into the vaccine distribution arena. As of last week, the US’s FDA approved J&J’s vaccine. What makes this vaccine unlike those of Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech is that it has shown to prevent nearly as well against COVID-19 with just one shot. The competition, however, has been working with a two-stage vaccination process. So while it may seem as though Johnson and Johnson got to the field late, they actually may be leading a whole new ball game.

The Czech Republic Feeling Europe’s Second Wave

The pandemic first exploded in Europe in Italy, France, and Spain… Now the Czech Republic appears to follow the pattern. The Central European country hadn’t seen a major spike in cases, that is until the last few months of 2020. Now in February, there are over 1,200,000 official cases that have been reported in a country of just around 10 million.

Coming Up This Week

Biden’s Breakout Bill

If the new President of the United States, Joe Biden, is successful, millions of Americans will be able to cash in $1,400 stimulus checks in the near future. The first round for the new legislation made it through the House of Representatives, and is now moving forward to the Senate, where it will await its fate. The proposed measures in this bill would tackle a variety of economic issues the country is currently facing due to the coronavirus pandemic, including helping individuals, small businesses, and more.

Is Bitcoin Really the Future?

Major Wall Street investors, like Citi and Goldman Sachs, could soon be all-in on the blockchain cryptocurrency Bitcoin. The astronomical growth in value of Bitcoin in the last ten years or so has prompted many investors to start to pay much closer attention. And while many people have become millionaires overnight thanks to Bitcoin’s volatile nature, some experts are skeptical that good news won’t last for forever.


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