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Good morning, Bull Sheeters. Stocks and futures are little changed on Thursday despite reports the incoming Biden administration is planning a fresh round of stimulus spending, this one carrying a $2 trillion price tag. Robinhood traders, you’re in luck. The proposal reportedly includes $2,000 stimulus checks, which would buy you a decent fractional share of Bitcoin.

The other big news out of Washington—Impeachment 2.0—did little to ruffle markets yesterday. Yes, the Dow fell in the last half-hour of trade, coinciding with the historic “insurrection” vote, but the real test comes in the Senate—whenever that may be.

Let’s see what’s moving markets.

Markets update


  • The major Asia indexes are mixed in afternoon trading, with Japan’s Nikkei up 0.8%.
  • China reported its first COVID death in nine months and its biggest cluster of new cases since last spring, revelations that…

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