Five major events in today’s financial market: bitcoin broke $28000 for the first time, and US aid check was fixed at $600

Here are five things financial markets need to know on Wednesday, December 30: 1. McConnell ignored Trump’s appeal. On Tuesday, U.S. President trump sent a message calling for Congress to raise the $600 aid check to $2000, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ignored Trump’s appeal McConnell) still refused to arrange for a vote on Trump’s proposal. Instead, McConnell tied the bill to a number of other proposals, including the repeal of section 230 of the communications authority act, which protects social media platforms from user generated content, and the creation of a commission to investigate Trump’s charges of election fraud. However, so far, more than 50 U.S. courts have rejected the trump team’s charges. At the same time, McConnell’s new bundle of proposals is bound to be rejected by Democrats, so the amount of aid checks is almost impossible to increase to $2000, but to remain at the current level of $600. 2. The AstraZeneca vaccine was approved on Wednesday, and the UK drug and health products administration on Wednesday approved a vaccine jointly developed by AstraZeneca (lon: Azn) and Oxford University. It is reported that the average effective rate of this vaccine is 70%, which is the first vaccine approved to be lower than Pfizer biontech vaccine and Moderna vaccine. However, the storage temperature of the vaccine is only 2 to 8 degrees Celsius, which is much looser than Pfizer’s minus 70 degrees Celsius, so it is easier to transport and store, and helps to achieve immunization in areas including developing countries. However, the health situation in Britain is becoming more and more serious. On Tuesday, the UK broke through 50000 new crown infections in a single day, reaching 53135, a record high again. The number of hospitalized patients has also reached a record high, leaving the NHS “under pressure to collapse”. At the same time, Germany’s new crown related death toll exceeded the 1000 mark for the first time. 3. U.S. stocks may rebound slightly, focusing on the signing sales of Chicago PMI and existing houses, and the U.S. stock index futures futures rose slightly, indicating that the U.S. stock market is expected to rebound from a small margin in the opening. U.S. stocks closed slightly lower the previous day as Senate leaders refused to discuss raising the amount of aid checks. As of 21:00 Beijing time, blue chip Dow futures rose 81.5 points, or 0.27%, S & P 500 index futures rose 12.38 points, or about 0.33%, and Nasdaq 100 index futures, dominated by technology stocks, rose 48.50 points, or 0.38%, as of 21:00 Beijing time. Before trading, the United States will also release a number of economic data, including the U.S. merchandise trade balance in November announced at 21:30 Beijing time (08:30 a.m. Eastern time), Chicago PMI in December of the United States released at 22:45 Beijing time (09:45 a.m. Eastern time), and the signed sales data of U.S. housing in November announced at 23:00 a.m. Beijing time (10:00 a.m. Eastern time). 4. Bitcoin reached a new high and broke through the $28000 mark for the first time. At the same time, the market’s trust in the US dollar gradually weakened. Some people worried that the US current account and budget deficit for a long time would accelerate the depreciation of the US dollar. Bitcoin prices rose 3.26% to $27784.6 in the 24 hours to 20:46 Beijing time, up 4.4% to $28579.0, according to the investing.com cryptocurrency index. However, the fundamentals of digital assets have not changed significantly: at present, no country will allow the use of digital currency for tax payment; because of the high volatility, most businesses are reluctant to accept digital currency. However, due to the stable number of bitcoin, some institutions began to invest in bitcoin. In addition to bitcoin, other digital currencies have also soared, with etheric up five times this year. 5. Focusing on the last batch of EIA crude oil inventory data this year, crude oil prices rose slightly, after the data released by the American Petroleum Association (API) showed that the US crude oil inventory decreased by 4.785 million barrels in the week ending December 25, exceeding the 2.1 million barrels expected by the market, and increased by 2.7 million barrels last week. Official inventory data from the US Energy Information Agency (EIA) will be released at 23:30 Beijing time (10:30 a.m. Eastern time). However, analysts warn against over interpreting the last batch of data this year, which are often distorted by accounting and tax issues. As of 20:53 Beijing time, the price of U.S. WTI crude oil futures rose 44 cents, or 0.92%, to 48.44 U.S. dollars / barrel, while Brent crude oil futures prices rose 42 cents, or 0.82%, to 51.65 U.S. dollars / barrel. [this article is from Yingwei Caiqing investment.com. For more information, please log in to cn.investing.com or download the Yingwei Caiqing app] where is the spring of crude oil? Outlook for commodities 2021: copper and gold may reach a new high next year! “January effect” coming, these two small ETFs may help investment? Looking forward to 2021: how will US stocks, bitcoin and US dollar go next year? The EU signs the brexit trade agreement: British bank shares go up collectively, and Barclays and Standard Chartered are up more than 2%

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