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Macro Briefing: 27 October 2021

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* Democrats unveil plan for 15% minimum corporate tax* Democrats are considering a novel capital-gains tax on billionaires* Microsoft and Alphabet beat expectations for revenue growth* US is now the leader in bitcoin mining after China crackdown* Treasury market’s 5-year inflation forecast rises to 2.99% for the first time* Hot US housing market may be starting to cool, based on S&P Case-Shiller Index* New home sales rebounded to six-month high in September* US Consumer Confidence rises in October, following three months of decline:

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* Democrats unveil plan for 15% minimum corporate tax
* Democrats are considering a novel capital-gains tax on billionaires
* Microsoft and Alphabet beat expectations for revenue growth
* US is now the leader in bitcoin mining after China crackdown
* Treasury market’s 5-year inflation forecast rises to 2.99% for the first time
* Hot US housing market may be starting to cool, based on S&P Case-Shiller Index
* New home sales rebounded to six-month high in September
* US Consumer Confidence rises in October, following three months of decline:

Macro Briefing: 27 October 2021

James Picerno
James Picerno is a financial journalist who has been writing about finance and investment theory for more than twenty years. He writes for trade magazines read by financial professionals and financial advisers. Over the years, he’s written for the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Bloomberg Markets, Mutual Funds, Modern Maturity, Investment Advisor, Reuters, and his popular finance blog, The CapitalSpectator.

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