In today’s age of multinational exchanges on a global scale commodities and currencies are a hot topic that are always being studied and evaluated for the best outcomes. In the past few years digital currencies have made significant strides and Bitcoin in particular has grown tremendously in its popularity since its creation in 2009. Additionally, payments abroad can be sent easily and with fewer fees because bitcoins are not tied to any nation or subject to any regulation. Many people buy the digital currency as an investment, with optimism that it’s value will increase. Others prefer using it because of its anonymity. Since no names are revealed and the currency is stored in a “digital wallet,” it has become a great tool for those engaging in illicit activities.
While the initial backlash of the effects of the Britain’s split from the E.U. may be dying down, traders and investors are keeping a close eye on to two imperative central bank meetings that are being held this week that may impact the post-Brexit economy. The major events that are taking place are the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting that was held Tuesday and Wednesday and The Bank of Japan (BOJ) meeting Thursday and Friday. No change in U.S monetary policy was expected to take place at the FOMC meeting but there is expected change in monetary policy from the BOJ. Investors and traders are feeling optimistic in recent weeks as markets have been providing progressive outcomes. As gold prices are falling relative to the strength of the dollar, markets are focusing on whether or not the FOMC will give cues to an interest rate hike this year.
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The recent fallout in the wake of Brexit has left many worried - not just in the UK and Europe - but in numerous countries across the world. Living in a global economy often means a crisis in one corner of the planet can have far flung consequences everywhere else but fortunately our critical financial institutions are more than ready for any possible aftershocks of turmoil from the recent referendum result.
There has been an increasing dissidence between whether or not the United Kingdom (UK) should remain or leave the European Union (EU). But why is the UK considering leaving the EU? Not long ago Prime Minister, David Cameron, had assured there would be a referendum in the Conservative Party manifesto for last May’s election. There is a referendum to be held today, which will determine if the Britain will remain or exit the EU, coining the term “Brexit” (which mirrors the term “Grexit” when Greece considered leaving the euro zone).