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Important events for investors

7/31/2021: With bipartisan support, 1T USD infrastructure bill likely to become law ... (more details)

7/28/2021: FOMC keeps interest rates at 0-0.25% while economy strengthens ... (more details)

7/22/2021: Investing legend Charles Ellis says passive index investing continues to be the optimal strategy for most of us ... (more details)

7/14/2021: Fed will continue easy money for now, despite continuing inflation ... (more details)

7/3/2021: Bitcoin undergoes the largest ever drop in mining difficulty ... (more details)

6/25/2021: Intel CEO expects chip shortage to bottom out in this year, but not to resolve until '23 ... (more details)

6/16/2021: Fed increases inflation expectations and considers raising interest rates earlier than expected ... (more details)

6/11/2021: New antitrust bills take aim at big tech companies ... (more details)

6/11/2021: Chinese government gains further influence over tech companies ... (more details)

6/8/2021: Report reveals astonishingly low tax rates paid by billionaires, could help spawn new wealth taxes ... (more details)

6/3/2021: G7 nations nearing a historic tax deal ... (more details)

5/28/2021: US government allows employers to require COVID vaccinations ... (more details)

5/28/2021: Costco CFO reports substantial inflation ... (more details)

5/27/2021: US oil futures hit highest price since 2018 ... (more details)

5/20/2021: Seven members of the House Ways and Means Committee sign a letter pushing for fourth and fifth stimulus checks this year. ... (more details)

5/15/2021: Most experts still think inflation and gas shortages are temporary, but fear of these issues could cause larger problems. ... (more details)

5/7/2021: April jobs report shows only one quarter of the expected job growth. ... (more details)

5/5/2021: You may soon be able to buy, sell and hold Bitcoin with your existing bank account. ... (more details)

4/30/2021: Democrats consider extending stimulus for years, possibly indefinitely. ... (more details)

4/29/2021: Fidelity reports substantial increase in customer savings in 2020. ... (more details)

4/22/2021: Biden considers doubling capital gains taxes for high earners. ... (more details)

4/10/2021: Median home price in the US up 15.6% in the last year while inventory is down 52%. ... (more details)

4/1/2021: Americans increasingly switching to Roth IRAs in fear of tax hikes ... (more details)

4/1/2021: Biden unveils massive 2T USD infrastructure proposal ... (more details)

3/19/2021: Biden administration may be working on tax reform plan ... (more details)

3/19/2021: Fed announcements this week could be a source of volatility ... (more details)

3/13/2021: Bitcoin tops 60k USD for the first time ... (more details)

3/6/2021: US Senate approves stimulus bill after long stalemate ... (more details)

2/26/2021: House passes new 1.9T USD COVID stimulus package, now the Senate has two weeks to modify and approve it ... (more details)

2/20/2021: More information about the next COVID stimulus bill, which faces a key hearing Monday ... (more details)

2/12/2021: Tesla purchased 1.5B USD of Bitcoin and Wall Street banks may follow suit ... (more details)

2/5/2021: Democrats aim to pass 1.9T USD stimulus by the end of February, possibly without G.O.P. support ... (more details)

1/30/2021: Reddit community delivers crippling short squeeze to prominent hedge funds ... (more details)

1/29/2021: Biden signing a flurry of executive orders ... (more details)

1/22/2021: China joins list of nations cracking down on tech giants ... (more details)

1/15/2021: Grayscale enjoyed 900% increase in assets in 2020, thanks to Bitcoin ... (more details)

1/8/2021: Stocks climb higher as Biden discusses trillions of dollars of additional stimulus ... (more details)

12/18/2020: Stimulus talks stall, but lawmakers promise to negotiate through the weekend ... (more details)

12/4/2020: Major US stock indices reach record highs as job growth lags expectations, but stimulus appears more likely ... (more details)

11/21/2020: Bitcoin price has doubled in the last 12 months, nearing all-time highs, as Wall Street investment firms have been showing interest ... (more details)

11/14/2020: President Trump signed an executive order preventing Americans from investing in firms that may be involved with the Chinese military ... (more details)

11/14/2020: The S&P 500 closed the week at a record high with surging COVID-19 cases but good news on the vaccine front ... (more details)

10/3/2020: US President Trump being treated for severe COVID-19 ... (more details)

9/19/2020: NASDAQ-100 down over 10% since September 2, S&P 500 down over 7%

8/18/2020: S&P 500 reaches an all-time high, erasing COVID-19 induced losses ... (more details)

3/27/2020: US to pass 2.2T USD COVID-19 stimulus package incl. 500B for business, 100B for hospitals, ... (more details)

2/28/2020: The S&P 500 fell over 11% this week - the largest weekly drop since 2008