By Laura Sanchez
Investing.com - Stock markets continue to react to the new Omicron variant.
Crypto survives the debacle.
Today, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell and US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen speak again.
Yesterday Powell suggested that the Fed might accelerate the pace of tapering.
These are the five factors that investors should consider when making their decisions today:
1. Can the Fed accelerate tapering?
Powell says the Fed will discuss accelerating the tapering of bond purchases at the December meeting.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell indicated on Tuesday that the central bank may step up its efforts to boost the economy as it battles rising inflationary pressures.
Powell believes that slowing the pace of monthly bond purchases can move faster than the $15 billion a month schedule announced earlier this month.
2. Crypto survives Omicron
After last Friday's sharp falls, this week the cryptocurrency sector is slowly recovering and regaining positions.
3. Powell and Yellen speak again
4. Asia and the US stock market
5. Macro data
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