FOMC minutes settle nerves

By Jeffrey Halley  The FOMC Minutes, released overnight, settled a few nerves, temporarily signalling another couple of 50bps rate hikes in June and July before a pause in September. The dreaded 75bps

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Least worst choices

By Jeffrey Halley  The Reserve Bank of New Zealand raised policy rates by 0.50% to 2.0% Wednesday morning, with Governor Orr setting a hawkish tone in the press conference afterwards. In the

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Growth fears strain sentiment

By Lukman Otunuga, Senior Research Analyst at FXTM Asian shares and US equity futures flashed red Tuesday morning despite the overnight rally on Wall Street. Investors seem to be on edge, adopting

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Snap, crackle, pop!

By Jeffrey Halley Snap, Crackle, Pop! may bring back memories of breakfast cereals, but for Snap Inc their quarterly guidance was more of a dog’s breakfast. Snap’s stock price went snap, crackle,

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Asia starts week cautiously

By Jeffrey Halley Recessionary concerns continue to hold back the buy-the-dippers in Asia on Monday, with stock markets ignoring the strong rally by US index futures. It is always worth taking the

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Another turbulent day

By Craig Erlam Thursday was another turbulent session after stock markets turned sharply lower on Wednesday with investors fretting over the economic outlook for this year. Results from Walmart and Target this

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UK inflation hits 40-year high

By Craig Erlam European equity markets were a little flat on Wednesday, with inflation data in the morning once again offering a reminder of the struggles that lie ahead. There are also

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