Mass Vaccination: How Close Are We to Ending the Pandemic in 2021?

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Sixty-two per cent. Ninety-four point five per cent. Ninety-seven per cent. In recent months, the released data on the high efficacy rates and the approval of several vaccines has sparked hope that the repressive reign of SARS-CoV-2 is about to end sooner than expected.

But is this really the case or do we still have a long way to go until we beat the pandemic?

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How Will the “Blue Wave” Affect the Markets?

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As with most other significant political events, the elections for president and those for members of the Congress in the USA also have an impact on the financial markets, and it is quite significant.

After the final confirmation of Joe Biden as the next U.S. president and the winning of a senate seat at the runoffs in Georgia, the Democratic party now practically controls both the White House and the Congress.

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BlackRock’s Shares Trade at Record Highs, Q4 and Full Year 2020 Profits Beat Expectations

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On 14th January 2021 (Thursday), the multinational investment management corporation posted better-than-expected financial performance as an increasing number of investors flocked to BlackRock’s exchange-traded and active funds to escape the volatility caused by the U.S. presidential elections and the release of several COVID-19 vaccines.

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