Recent data shows that Silvergate Bank, a crypto-friendly financial institution, has become the most shorted stock in the United States, according to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. On Tuesday, Silvergate’s stock saw a rise after it was discovered that Citadel Securities holds a 5.5% stake in the bank, according to a Schedule 13G filing with
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Midwest municipal bond sales slid by 17.4% in 2022 to $65.3 billion from $79 billion a year earlier as issuers soured on borrowing amid rising interest rates and a rockier market. The region fared slightly better than the overall national decline of 19.5% to $389.1 billion as issuers confronted rising interest rates and mutual fund
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U.S. inflation levels dropped slightly in January, sliding from 6.5% to 6.4%. However, inflation remains higher than expected, causing concern among investors that the U.S. central bank will continue to hike the benchmark federal funds rate. Inflation in the US Remains High, Causing Uncertainty in Markets Inflation in the United States exceeded expectations among analysts
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This week on The Market Report, the resident experts at Cointelegraph discuss why the United States Securities and Exchange Commission is going after crypto staking and why stablecoins have been in the news recently. We start off this week’s show with the latest news in the markets: SEC lawsuit against Paxos over BUSD baffles crypto community
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Cointelegraph’s Crypto Trading Secrets podcast has released its fifth episode, featuring Filbfilb, a cryptocurrency analyst and trader popular on Crypto Twitter. The crypto space has seen several bull and bear markets since the industry began with the launch of Bitcoin (BTC) in 2009. Each overarching crypto bull and bear market has primarily hinged on the
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Northern Ireland’s Stormont assembly has failed to elect a speaker for the sixth time since elections last May, with the biggest pro-UK political party blocking the move as it presses for sweeping changes to post-Brexit trading arrangements for the region. The Democratic Unionist party’s continuing boycott came as long-running negotiations between London and Brussels to
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US equities softened on Tuesday after inflation slowed less than expected, raising investors’ expectations that the Federal Reserve will respond with further interest rate rises this year to combat increasing prices. Wall Street’s blue-chip S&P 500 and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite slipped 0.4 per cent and 0.3 per cent, respectively in morning trade in New
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Kathryn “Kasey” O’Connor, executive director of the California Hope, Opportunity, Perseverance, and Empowerment (HOPE) for Children Trust Account Program, was awarded the 2022 Chris Allen Memorial Award for Outstanding Advocacy in Public Finance from the National Association of State Treasurers. California Treasurer Fiona Ma nominated O’ Connor for her advocacy of federal legislative issues while
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Post-COVID turnover in the state and local workforce, including elevated numbers of retirements and resignations, is forcing municipal bond analysts to rethink their assessment of pension risk — the possibility that pension and other postemployment benefit costs grow so much that they impair a bond issuer’s ability to pay its debts.  Pension actuaries use assumptions
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Two civil lawsuits, stemming from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), against former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried will be paused until his criminal proceedings are complete. US Attorney Requests Pause on SEC and CFTC Lawsuits to Prevent ‘Judicial Overlap’ According to the latest decision by a New
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