WSJ Wealth Advisor Briefing: Bitcoin Tracking, Client Holiday Gifts, The Office Is Not Going Away

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Getting Covid Vaccines for People will cost a billion States that don’t have it: The federal government provides vaccines and some supplies, but states must hire medical professionals, set up clinics, provide community outreach.


What Is Bitcoin for Sale? There is little Consensus in the Fragmented Market: Digital currency revival is driving the demand for better tracking tools.


From Dow Jones Newswires

The Brazilian economy continued to recover after starting in mid-April and that the improvement should continue in the coming months amid some relaxation of social measures, easier credit conditions, recovery of commodity prices and consolidation of global growth, according to Alberto Ramos, an economist at Goldman Sachs. Brazil’s central bank said on Monday that its real activity indicator, the IBC-Br, had risen 0.86% in October, and that the figures for September and August were being revised upwards. The recovery is facing some headaches, though, from the worsening numbers of Covid-19 infections in Brazil, rising consumer prices, high unemployment and the planned end of emergency aid payments to poor Brazilians after December, he said Ramos. ([email protected])

The month-on-month rise of 2.1% in eurozone industrial production in October shows that the sector is holding up well despite Covid-19’s revival in the region, said Bert Colijn, senior eurozone economist in ING. However, with tighter restrictions coming into effect in some countries, the turn of the year could see manufacturing slow down further or even contract again, he said. “We do not expect similar reductions as experienced during the first lock-in period, but the fate of the manufacturing recovery has become much more uncertain over the winter months,” Colijn said. ([email protected])


How To Make Your Client Holiday Gift Meaning Something This Year: Companies, with a Covid doll on their minds, are devoting their holiday gift budgets to something more thoughtful than that huge tub of popcorn.


Investors turn to SPACs for Clean Energy Bets: Wearing poor shale earnings, investors are seeking better results from startups focused on battery storage and other emerging technologies.


Why the Office Doesn’t Go Away: Working remotely gets a lot of love during the pandemic. But there are reasons to believe it won’t stay that way.


The Fate of Home Exercise Equipment When Covid-19 ends: Fitness expert Jillian Michaels believes there is room for the Peloton at home and at least some gyms.


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