Weekly Headlines: June 27, 2022

**Here are the most important headlines that investors need to start their trading week:**

**1. Stocks fall as investors brace for more rate hikes**

U.S. stock futures fell on Sunday evening as investors braced for another week of volatility driven by expectations of further interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve. The Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were down 0.4%, the S&P 500 futures were down 0.5%, and the Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.7%.

**2. Bitcoin drops below $20,000**

The price of Bitcoin fell below $20,000 on Sunday for the first time since December 2020. The cryptocurrency has been under pressure in recent months as investors have become more risk-averse. Bitcoin was recently trading at $19,960, down 4.5% in the past 24 hours.

**3. Oil prices rise on supply concerns**

Oil prices rose on Monday morning as concerns about supply disruptions grew. The benchmark Brent crude futures contract was up 1.5% to $114.06 a barrel, while the U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures contract was up 1.3% to $109.50 a barrel.

**4. U.S. dollar rises to two-decade high**

The U.S. dollar rose to a two-decade high against a basket of other currencies on Monday as investors sought safety amid global economic uncertainty. The dollar index, which measures the value of the dollar against a basket of six other currencies, was up 0.3% to 104.30.

**5. U.S.-China trade talks to resume**

U.S. and Chinese officials are set to resume trade talks this week in an attempt to resolve the ongoing trade dispute between the two countries. The talks will be held in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday and Wednesday.

**6. Elon Musk sells $6.9 billion worth of Tesla shares**

Elon Musk sold $6.9 billion worth of Tesla shares last week, according to a regulatory filing. The sale comes after Musk said he would sell 10% of his Tesla shares on Twitter in November.

**7. Apple to launch new iPhone 14 in September**

Apple is expected to launch its new iPhone 14 in September, according to Bloomberg. The new iPhone is expected to feature a number of new features, including a new design, a faster processor, and a better camera.

**8. Twitter shareholders approve Musk’s takeover**

Twitter shareholders approved Elon Musk’s $44 billion takeover of the company at a special meeting on Monday. The deal is expected to close later this year.

**9. U.S. consumer confidence falls to lowest level in a year**

U.S. consumer confidence fell to its lowest level in a year in June, according to the Conference Board. The index of consumer confidence fell to 100.2 in June, down from 103.2 in May.

**10. U.S. GDP growth slows in the first quarter**

U.S. GDP growth slowed to 1.5% in the first quarter of 2022, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The slowdown was driven by a decline in consumer spending and a rise in imports.

**These are the most important headlines that investors need to start their trading week. Stay tuned to Investing.com for all the latest market news and analysis.**.

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