Bitcoin Slides Further, Tether Briefly Breaks $1 Peg

Bitcoin plunged and the world’s largest stablecoin, tether, briefly edged down from its $1 peg, adding to fears of more turbulence in the cryptocurrency market. Cryptocurrencies have been hit by two forces this week. On one side, concerns that inflation will necessitate aggressive central-bank tightening have sapped the desire to hold assets perceived as higher … Read more

Bitcoin Prices Fall. Cryptos Pressured as Terra’s Meltdown Intensifies.

Bitcoin prices have suffered a rout over the past week alongside other cryptocurrencies. Dreamstime Text size Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies remained under pressure on Wednesday, but above their Tuesday lows, with the focus on the meltdown of stablecoin TerraUSD, which is designed to be pegged to the US dollar. The price of Bitcoin fell 2% … Read more

Hoping to snag a cheap airline ticket for summer travel? Good luck, new inflation data show

Airfare costs have taken off ahead of a summer travel season running on steep demand and high gas prices, according to new price inflation data released Wednesday. The record-breaking cost increase for airline tickets stood out in a Consumer Price Index reportt that showed an overall 0.3% increase in the cost of living from March … Read more

Bitcoin Prices Fall. Cryptos Pressured as Terra’s Meltdown Intensifies.

Bitcoin prices have suffered a rout over the past week alongside other cryptocurrencies. Dreamstime Text size Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies remained under pressure on Wednesday, but above their Tuesday lows, with the focus on the meltdown of stablecoin TerraUSD, which is designed to be pegged to the US dollar. The price of Bitcoin fell 2% … Read more

Lessons from China’s Covid lockdowns

A man wearing personal protective equipment walks near a locked area due to the recent Covid-19 coronavirus outbreaks in Beijing on May 10. Photo: Christmas celis/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Beijing’s Covid lockdowns are an economic danger for China and everyone, and the Communist Party seems to know it. Witness recent and belated attempts to spur economic … Read more

Cryptocurrency TerraUSD Plunges as Investors Bail

A selloff in a cryptocurrency that was supposed to be pegged to $1 accelerated Wednesday, briefly sending its price to less than a quarter of that value. TerraUSD traded as low as 23 cents on Wednesday, according to data from CoinDesk. As of 5:15 am ET, it had partially rebounded to about 41 cents in … Read more

‘Open discussion of salary is protected by law’: Should you tell your coworkers your salary — or keep it a secret?

Hello and welcome to Financial Face-off, a MarketWatch column where we help you weigh financial decisions. Our columnist will give her verdict. Tell us whether you think she’s right in the comments. And please share your suggestions for future Financial Face-off columns. The job market is hot and so are salaries. People are quitting jobs … Read more

MicroStrategy Stock Is Crumbling as Bitcoin Slides and Rates Rise

Bitcoin’s tumbling price is dragging down MicroStrategy’s stock. Dreamstime Text size MicroStrategy , a software and Bitcoin holding company, was tumbling again as the price of the crypto continued to slide. Shares of MicroStrategy (ticker: MSTR) were down 23% in trading Monday, to around $227 a share. The company held 129,218 Bitcoins on its balance … Read more

Earnings preview: Is Disney+ in for a wake-up call like Netflix?

Is the Walt Disney Co. headed for a subscriber miss, like its biggest streaming rival? disney SAY, -3.00% has ferociously eaten into rival Netflix Inc.’s NFLX, -4.35% subscriber base since launching Disney+ in November 2019, climbing to 129.8 million subscribers. That is more than half of Netflix’s total of 219.6 million, which declined by 200,000 … Read more

Why TerraUSD Is Partly to Blame as Bitcoin Prices Plunge

Text size Cryptocurrency prices have slid since Friday. Dusan Zidar/Dreamstime Cryptocurrency market analysts are looking around for where to lay the blame as Bitcoin prices plunge on Monday. Bitcoin‘s correlation with stocks is certainly a major factor. Cryptos have tumbled in tandem with the S&P500 and Nasdaq index as investors freight over the possibility of … Read more