Deutsche Bank (DB) shares fall in pre-market trading amid worries about the banking system and banks raise borrowing from the emergency federal lending program. Here’s what investors need to know today.
1. Deutsche Bank Concerns the Latest to Send Markets Lower
Shares of Deutsche Bank are falling over 9% in pre-market trading following a surge in credit default swaps, fueling concerns about the stability of European banks. Deutsche Bank’s selloff sparked a downward trend in shares of other European financial institutions.
2. Banks Increase Borrowing from Emergency Federal Program
Institutions upped borrowing from the Bank Term Funding Program to $53.7 billion this week, up starkly from the $11.9 billion used in the first week of the program as banks continue to utilize the emergency federal program set up following the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank to prevent a failure in the banking system.
3. Oil Trades Lower after U.S. Slows Petroleum Reserve Refill
The U.S. Energy Secretary said it may take several years to refill the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve, which was tapped in 2022 to help lower rising oil prices. While the White House had indicated that it would refill the reserve once oil reached current price ranges, the regulator’s statement sparked worries about an oversupply of the commodity and sent oil prices lower.
4. Proposed 'Click-to-Cancel' Rule Could Make it Easier for U.S. Consumers to Unsubscribe
A “click-to-cancel” proposal from the Federal Trade Commission would require companies to make it just as easy to cancel a subscription as it is to enroll. The new rule would apply to a number of services, from gym memberships to newspapers to streaming video, and would also help make it easier for consumers to get refunds.
5. Coinbase Shares Continuing to Fall After SEC Notice
Coinbase Global (COIN) shares are falling another 3.6% in pre-market trading after the company said it had received a Wells Notice from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The notice is the latest action by regulators challenging crypto firms, adding further pressure on the industry.