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12 Jan 2022

Tech Stocks Bounce Back after Powell Assumes Less Hawkish Stance

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On Wednesday, stocks and commodities soared while the dollar plummeted to a six-week low after Fed Chair Jerome Powell maintained a less hawkish stance before Congress in view of the COVID-informed monetary policy for the year.

Tech stocks in Hong Kong climbed by 3.5% while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan inched up by 1%. Japan’s Nikkei increased by 1%.

The S&P 500 futures hit their highest record of 2022 with a rise by 0.9%. Nasdaq also soared high at 1.4%.

Powell reassured Congress about the central bank’s ability to handle a more stringent monetary policy as well as the ongoing coronavirus crisis and its continued impact on the world economy.

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