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Fed’s massive stimulus couldn’t prevent another day of panic selling in equities as US Treasury yields trimmed Friday’s gains and fear rules, Valeria Bednarik from FXStreet reports.

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“The American dollar gapped lower against most major rivals after the US Federal Reserve announced a surprise rate cut on Sunday, slashing rates to 0.%.” 

“The Central Bank also announced a  $700 billion worth of bond-buying program and mortgage-based securities buying. Additionally, Powell and Co coordinated actions with five other central banks, opening a dollar swap line.” 

“Japanese Machinery Orders beat expectations in January, up by 2.9% in the month and down by 0.3% when compared to a year earlier.” 

“The US will release today the NY Empire State Manufacturing Index for March, foreseen at 4 from 12.9 previously.” 

“Attention will remain on government measures toward fighting the outbreak. EU Finance Ministers are meeting this Monday, and also the G7.”


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