By Craig Erlam A lacklustre start to the week, but there’s so much to come over the next few days which could determine how markets end the year and start 2024.
As global bonds soar at the quickest pace since the 2008 financial crisis, investors need to review their investment portfolios to ensure they are on track for risk tolerance and return objectives.
By Craig Erlam The Bank of England used its monetary policy report hearing to once more push back against market expectations on rate cuts next year. A lot of the comments echoed
By Craig Erlam We saw a more muted session in financial markets on Thursday following a couple of days in which investors have been very encouraged by the economic data. Inflation figures
By Craig Erlam We continue to see sluggish trade in equity markets, with investors battling hawkish commentary from central banks against downbeat economic expectations and speculation around rate cuts next year. Even
By Craig Erlam The Bank of England left interest rates unchanged on Thursday at 5.25%, as expected, with the vote widening slightly but remaining very close. The fact that the vote remains
The Bank of England’s recent decision to pause interest rate hikes has been met with relief, but it should go further and stop hikes altogether, warned the CEO of a leading independent
By Craig Erlam We’re seeing plenty of different approaches from central banks as they wrap up their tightening cycles, with the Bank of England on Thursday surprising with a hold, while not
By Han Tan, Chief Market Analyst at Exinity Group Risk sentiment was forced to turn lower as the Federal Reserve delivered its higher-for-longer messaging to markets, projecting fewer-than-anticipated rate cuts for 2024.
By Craig Erlam Everyone at the Bank of England undoubtedly breathed a collective sigh of relief on Wednesday, joining the rest of us, as inflation subsided much more than expected in August.