Overnight, overseas markets focused on the global economy and corporate dynamics. On the global economy, Powell said it was likely to start scaling back quantitative easing "long before interest rates were raised"; the European Commission plans to issue bonds of about 150 billion euros a year over the next five years. In terms of company developments, Coinbase was valued at $85 billion on its first day of trading; the US Vaccine Commission chose not to vote on the thrombus risk of Johnson's vaccine; SpaceX raised nearly $1.2 billion, valuing it at about $74 billion; and Dell Technology will spin off its 81 per cent stake in VMware. In addition, copper stood at $9000, while Goldman Sachs saw as much as $15000, while Bitcoin and Dog Coin hit record highs at the time of the Coinbase listing.
Powell said it was likely to start scaling back quantitative easing "long before interest rates were raised".
Fed Chairman Colin Powell said the Fed will reduce its bond purchases before raising interest rates, defining the order of future monetary policy adjustments, but these adjustments will not begin until a few months or even years later.
Several other Fed officials spoke: Fed Vice Chairman Clarida said the Fed would need to adjust its policy if inflation expectations "continue to rise"; New York Fed President Williams said that the Fed has the tools to deal with excessive inflation; Dallas Fed Chairman Kaplan pointed out that it will take "some time" to achieve full employment.
Coinbase gets a valuation of $85 billion on its first day of trading
Coinbase Global Inc. Wednesday's debut was valued at $85 billion, an important milestone in an industry that began a digital currency experiment a decade ago.
As the first major bitcoin-related company to test the waters in the US public market, Coinbase shares opened at $381on the Nasdaq global select market, rose as high as $429.54 within minutes of trading and closed at $328.28 in late trading. Coinbase enters the public market through a direct listing under the ticker symbol COIN.
The reference price for listing on the exchange was set at $250 on Tuesday, but no trading was carried out at that price. Coinbase was last valued at about $8 billion in its 2018 fundraising, but some analysts predict the company could be valued at more than $100 billion based on private market deals. Coinbase's valuation broke through that level at one point in midday trading on Wednesday before falling back.
The European Commission plans to issue bonds of about 150 billion euros a year in the next five years.
The European Commission plans to issue bonds of about 150 billion euros a year over the next five years to finance the EU recovery fund. The European Commission will become the largest issuer of euro debt.
The fund aims to make the EU economy greener and digital, and the financing for the EU economic plan is 750 billion euros at 2018 prices, compared with about 807 billion euros at current prices.
Part of the money will be used to rescue the 27 EU member states, including 338 billion euros in allocations and 386 billion euros in loans, and the rest will be used in some EU joint programs. The funds will be distributed in batches over the next five years, of which 1/3 will be used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from EU member states.
The European Commission will issue 3, 5, 7, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30-year government bonds, as well as short-term bonds with a maturity of less than one year, namely EU Treasury bills. The executive committee will announce the financing plan six months in advance so as not to affect the bond issuance plans of member governments.
The American Vaccine Commission chose not to vote on the thrombus risk of Johnson's vaccine.
On Wednesday, a US federal advisory panel refused to vote on how to use Johnson's novel coronavirus vaccine, saying it needed more time to gather information about the risk of the vaccine after reports of rare but severe blood clots in a small number of vaccinators.
(ACIP), the vaccination advisory committee, said on Wednesday that there was not enough information about the risk of these unusual side effects to determine whether the vaccine should be continued, stopped, or recommended only to specific populations.
ACIP is expected to meet again in a week or two to revisit the issue. U. S. health officials on Tuesday recommended suspending vaccination against Johnson during the investigation.
The price of copper stands above $9000. Goldman Sachs sees it as high as $15000.
Goldman Sachs is bullish on the outlook for copper and now forecasts that copper prices will reach $15000 a tonne by 2025 as global green energy transformation drives demand.
Copper for delivery on the London Metal Exchange rose 2 per cent to close at $9074.50 a tonne. All metals rose, with tin prices up 2.2% and aluminum prices up 1.3%.
Goldman raised its 12-month copper price target to $11000 a tonne, well above its record price of $10190 in 2011 and Tuesday's closing price of about $8900.
Goldman Sachs predicts that copper prices will rise to $15000 a tonne by 2025 as the global green energy shift drives demand. Goldman Sachs believes that if copper prices remain at about $9000 a tonne, global inventories will be exhausted by early 2023.
"Copper is so indispensable for a government-backed global green transition that the required supply is destined to soar," Goldman Sachs analysts Nicholas Snowdon, Daniel Sharp and Jeffrey Currie wrote in a report on April 13. "Copper prices must now rise to stimulate sufficient supply to address potential shortages, or there is a risk of long-term scarce pricing in 2025-2030."
Bitcoin and Dog Coin hit record highs when Coinbase went public
The price of the cryptocurrency surged to a record high on Wednesday as the exchange Coinbase Global Inc. The imminent listing has boosted investor interest in digital assets.
According to CoinDesk, the price of bitcoin rose to a record $64801, the ethercoin hit $2398 at one point, and the dog coin surged 60% to 13 cents, having previously hit a high of 14 cents. Despite the surge in dog currency, Coinbase does not offer a service to trade dog currency.
Shares in Coinbase, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the United States, listed directly on the Nasdaq Global Select Market on Wednesday, valuing it at $85 billion on the day of its listing.
SpaceX raised nearly $1.2 billion and valued at about $74 billion
SpaceX, the private rocket company of Tesla Chief Executive Musk, said in a revised regulatory document on Wednesday that the company had raised about $1.16 billion through equity fundraising over the past two months, valuing the company at about $74 billion.
SpaceX raised about $850 million in February and about $314 million for the second time, with a revised total of about $1.16 billion. Investors include Google parent company Alphabet and Fidelity Investment (Fidelity Investments).
PitchBook, a provider of financial software and data, said SpaceX's biggest round of fundraising was in August last year, raising $1.9 billion.
The market has responded enthusiastically to SpaceX's fundraising thanks to its starship (Starship) and Starchain (Starlink) space program. The starship is a new generation of rockets being developed by SpaceX, and its design performance is better than that of the Shennong 5 (Saturn V), which carries astronauts to the moon. Star chain is a global satellite network, SpaceX is beginning to use star chain to bring high-speed network services to customers.
Dell Technology to spin off its 81% stake in VMware
Dell Technology Group (DELL) said on Wednesday that it would spin off its cloud software giant VMware Inc.. 81% of the shares. Dell Technology said the deal would strengthen its financial position as it focused on new markets and reached more customers by adjusting its digital strategy.
Dell Technology said that VMware will pay its shareholders a special cash dividend of $11.5 billion to $12 billion related to the spin-off, of which Dell Technology will receive $9.3 billion to $9.7 billion. The company said it intended to use the net cash from the dividend to repay the debt.
Dell Technology shareholders will receive about 0.44 VMware shares per share.