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MACRO VIEW COLUMNS: Bitcoin’s Quasi-Religious Status May Have Real Value

(Bloomberg) — It may be ill-advised to fight the bitcoin rally, even if conventional asset-price metrics suggest the cryptocurrency has little or no inherent value. The “bubble” may not last forever but it can potentially sustain for many years due to the strength of its cult. The most compelling bullish argument …

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MACRO VIEW COLUMNS: The Fed Just Said Get Ready for Volatility — in 2020

(Bloomberg) — Traders have become so accustomed to a dovish FOMC, even when it’s tightening policy, that they seem to have forgotten what a hawkish Fed actually looks like. Wednesday’s statement and summary of economic projections offered a reminder, with the crucial 2017 and 2018 dot plot medians remaining unchanged…projecting …

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THE EUROPE FX/RATES DAYBOOK: FX/RATES DAYBOOK EUROPE: USD Falls Before Fed; U.K. Retail Sales

(Bloomberg) — The dollar dropped from a two-month high against the yen before the Federal Reserve announces a policy decision Wednesday. TODAY U.K. retail sales German producer prices Riksbank Deputy Governor Floden speaks Chief Brexit negotiator Barnier speaks in Brussels OVERNIGHT TRADING SESSIONS U.S. Treasuries drifted lower over U.S. morning …

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