Tag Archive: Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC)

BoE hike a close call

Thursday August 2: Five things the markets are talking about The Bank of England is more likely than not to hike interest rates +25 bps to +0.75% this morning (07:00 am EDT), but this has only recently become a closer…
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FOMC : Pardon the interruption

FOMC: Pardon the interruption The FOMC interlude was even less of an event than expected but that belies some of the headline risk creeping back into play, as the market has been waiting for a Whitehouse press release on China…
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Trade war angst trumps Fed rate decision

Wednesday Aug 1: Five things the markets are talking about Over the past fortnight, fixed income, forex and the commodities market have become rather boring and range bound. Will today’s Fed monetary policy announcement be the facilitator to end this…
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BoJ’s new script supports the carry-trade

Tuesday July 31: Five things the markets are talking about Sovereign government bonds prices have rallied overnight as the Bank of Japan (BoJ) again committed to keep its “ultra-loose” monetary policy intact. As expected, Japanese policy makers tweaked some policies,…
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Wall of worry builds around the US tech sector 

Wall of worry builds around the tech sector  US equity markets continue to absorb Facebook’s swoon which is weighing down FAANG’s ahead of Apple earnings announcement on Tuesday. Indeed the markets heavyweight champions are having a rough day, but US…
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G7 FX moves look to central banks for direction

Monday July 30: five things the markets are talking about Stocks begin a new week under pressure, as investors mull over some lofty corporate earnings and a number of key policy meetings. A host of G10 central banks are on…
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U.S dollar firmer on GDP expectations

Friday July 27: Five things the markets are talking about Euro stocks have found some traction after a mixed performance overnight in Asia, as investors remain upbeat over the tentative trade truce between the U.S and the E.U. President Trump…
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U.S-E.U calls a ceasefire in the trade war

Thursday July 26: Five things the markets are talking about In early trading, Euro bourses have advanced following a mixed Asian session overnight as capital markets contend with a host of stimuli, including an apparent easing of trade tension between…
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Trump and Juncker to set the dollar’s tone

Wednesday July 25: Five things the markets are talking about Euro equities have found some support, following Asian stocks as earnings season continues, although trade tensions remain to the fore ahead of today’s meeting between President Trump and E.C chief…
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